November 28, 2012

With Amazon, It's Records All The Way Down

MG Siegler, TechCrunch


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So let me get this straight: this year’s “Cyber Monday” (the worst fake holiday name in the history of fake holidays — and names) was a new record day for Amazon when it came to Kindle sales. So was “Black Friday” (at least this one sounds like a plague). Overall, the holidays brought “more than double” the numbers of last year’s record sales.

Great! So what were last year’s record sales?

Well, they were “4X Over Last Year”.

Okay, so what about that last year?

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