Amazon.com Announces ``Best of 2005 List''

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 29, 2005--Amazon.com (Nasdaq:AMZN) today released its "Best Of 2005 List" which includes the best selling, most positively reviewed, most wished for, and favorite gift products as determined by Amazon.com customers in 2005.

Best Selling Products

The following is a list of the best selling products on Amazon.com in 2005 by total units sold:

-- Books: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

-- Music: X&Y by Coldplay

-- DVD: Star Wars Episode III- Revenge of the Sith (Widescreen Edition)

-- Electronics: 2GB iPod Nano (black)

-- Home & Garden: Calphalon Commercial Hard-Anodized 8-1/2-Quart Saucier with Lid

-- Health & Personal Care: Airborne Effervescent Health Formula Dietary Supplement, Orange, (3 Pack, Three 10 count packages (30 Tablets)

-- Computer & Video Games: Madden NFL 2006

-- Tools & Hardware: Jorgensen 50XXX 3/4" Pony Pipe Clamp Fixture

-- Apparel & Accessories: Columbia Bugaboo Jacket

-- Shoes: Tommy Hilfiger Women's Erin Slipper

-- Sports & Outdoors: Premium Diamond Suited Poker Chip Set w/6 Free Dealer Buttons (600 Clay Composite 11.5 gram Chips)

-- Jewelry: Sterling Silver Eternity Cross Pendant, 20"

-- Watches: Invicta Men's Automatic Pro Diver S2 Watch

-- Beauty: philosophy candy cane shower gel and bubble bath

-- Gourmet Food: Imported Chocolate Truffles (2 lbs) from Winning Gifts and Flowers

Most Wished For Products

The following is a list of products that appeared most often on the Wish Lists of Amazon.com customers in 2005:

-- Books: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

-- Music: How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb by U2

-- DVD: Star Wars Trilogy (Widescreen Edition with Bonus Disc)

-- Electronics: Apple 20 GB iPod

-- Home & Garden: Matfer Exopat Nonstick Baking/Roasting Sheet

-- Health & Personal Care: Omron HJ112 Premium Pedometer

-- Computer & Video Games: The Sims 2

-- Tools & Hardware: Bucket Boss Brand 01056 Bucket Boss 56 Organizer

-- Apparel & Accessories: Harry Potter Gryffindor House Scarf

-- Sports & Outdoors: Premium Diamond Suited Poker Chip Set w/6 Free Dealer Buttons (600 Clay Composite 11.5 gram Chips)

-- Jewelry: Sterling Silver and Crystal Heart Pendant on Satin Cord, 16" by Paris Hilton

-- Watches: Seiko Men's Watch #SGF719

-- Beauty: DuWop Lip Venom

-- Gourmet Food: Bertie Bott's 10 Flavor Discovery Box

Most Loved Products

The following is a list of products that were reviewed most positively by Amazon.com customers in 2005:

-- Books: Is Life Worth It? Sex, Money and Power from a Psychics Point of View (Paperback) by Stephen Piperno

-- Music: The Low End Theory by A Tribe Called Quest

-- DVD: Wings (TV Series)

-- Electronics: SanDisk SDCFH-512-901 512 MB Ultra II CompactFlash Card

-- Home & Garden: Mission Natural Collection Folding Bookcase - Natural

-- Health & Personal Care: HOOAH! Energy Bar, Chocolate Crisp, 15 Pack

-- Computer & Video Games: Nintendo DS Mario Kart Bundle

-- Tools & Hardware: Bosch TS2000 Gravity-Rise Wheeled Table Saw Stand with Universal Mounting Slots

-- Apparel & Accessories: Pierre Cardin 3-Pack King Size Ankle Socks

-- Sports & Outdoors: Columbia North Glacier Octagonal Screen House

-- Jewelry: Square Aquamarine Pendant - White or Yellow Gold 1.10 Carat

-- Watches: Citizen Promaster Aqualand Duplex Men's Watch

-- Beauty: Tarte Cheek Stain

-- Gourmet Food: Leonidas Belgian Chocolates: 1 lb General Assortment - Signature Ballotin

Most Popular Gift Products

The following is a list of products most frequently purchased as gifts by Amazon.com customers in 2005:

-- Books: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

-- Music: X&Y by Coldplay

-- DVD: Lost - The Complete First Season (2004)

-- Electronics: Apple 512 MB iPod Shuffle

-- Home & Garden: Calphalon Commercial Hard-Anodized 8-1/2-Quart Saucier with Lid

-- Health & Personal Care: Pampers Swaddlers diapers, Size N (Up to 10 lbs), Sesame Street, Jumbo, 40 diapers

-- Computer & Video Games: Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Value Pack

-- Tools & Hardware: Black & Decker SS925 Storm Station All-in-One Rechargeable Power Source/Radio/Light

-- Apparel & Accessories: Prada Women's Small Rectangle Nylon Handbag, Nero

-- Sports & Outdoors: Diamond Gen IV - Rechargeable No Battery Forever LED Shake Flashlight

-- Jewelry: Sterling Silver Blue Topaz Earrings

-- Watches: Seiko Men's Watch #SGF719

-- Beauty: Caswell-Massey Sampler - 10 Products for $10

-- Gourmet Food: Tower of Sweet Treats - Harry and David

About Amazon.com

Amazon.com, Inc., (Nasdaq:AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. Amazon.com seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as beauty, health and personal care, jewelry and watches, gourmet food, sports and outdoors, apparel and accessories, books, music, DVDs, electronics and office, toys and baby, and home and garden.

Amazon.com and its affiliates operate seven retail Web sites: www.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de, www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.co.jp, www.amazon.ca, and www.joyo.com.

As used herein, "Amazon.com," "we," "our" and similar terms include Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates otherwise.

Forward Looking Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from management's expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to potential future losses, significant amount of indebtedness, competition, management of growth, potential fluctuations in operating results, international expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment center optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions, and strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption, consumer trends, inventory, limited operating history, government regulation and taxation, fraud, and new business areas. More information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com's financial results is included in Amazon.com's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004, and all subsequent filings.

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