Now that Black Friday has officially ended many are waiting to hear the results. Around the web it seems that the busiest U.S. consumer shopping day of the year was a big hit despite a soft economy and a pre holiday economic down turn.
One of the companies that is insisting they had great Black Friday results is Amazon.com. Amazon has said that their new line of Kindle’s including the Android powered Kindle Fire, were best selling items this Black Friday. Amazon continues to tout the fact that the Kindle Fire has been the best selling item in Amazon history however if you’re looking for actual sales numbers, Amazon never divulges them.
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Amazon has issued a statement saying they sold 4 times the amount of Kindle devices this year as they did last year. That’s not hard to believe considering this is the first year that the Kindle Fire has been on the market. Amazon Kindle’s Vice President Dave Limp said in the statement:
“[W]e’re seeing a lot of customers buying multiple Kindles—one for themselves and others as gifts,” He went on to say “[W]e expect this trend to continue on Cyber Monday and through the holiday shopping season,”
Target’s Vice President for Merchandising Nik Nayar told PC World:
“This was a great Black Friday for Target and for Kindle Fire, which was the bestselling tablet in our stores on Black Friday,”
The nations top electronics retailer, Best Buy, echoed the same news on Kindle Fire in their stores “We knew Kindle Fire and the new e-ink Kindles would be highly desirable gifts this holiday season,” Senior Vice President of Computing, Tablets and E-Readers Wendy Fritz, told PC World. “If this Black Friday was any indication, they are only getting hotter as we get into the shopping season.”
Barnes & Noble also had a new tablet e-reader in the Nook Tablet that was available at their brick and mortar stores along with their website and some Books A Million retailers although they haven’t yet released a statement.
source: PC World