Shop Smart This Holiday Season with Amazon

by Ron Haynes

If you’re going to shop, you may as well shop smart

I always check the prices on Amazon before I just make a purchase, and more often than not, Amazon is the leader when it comes to low prices and fantastic selection. You’re going to buy some gifts this Holiday season, so you may as well buy them with your eyes wide open.

The Amazon team has pulled together some of the top products for this Holiday gift-giving season. Whether you’re interested in the Kindle, Amazon’s powerhouse book reader, traditional books, movies, clothes, electronics or more, you’ll find great buys at Amazon. I just bought myself a great digital SLR camera for $150 LESS than at any camera store and $100 LESS than Sam’s Club. It was even cheaper than eBay … and it was new!

Kindle

Kindle is the #1 bestselling, #1 most-wished-for and #1 most-gifted product on Amazon.com. Kindle is the perfect item to give to the book reader in your family and now it’s wireless! Today’s Kindle has wi-fi, a 6″ display, and a new lower price of only $139!

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But did you know there’s a bigger Kindle available? It has a 9.7 inch screen and 50% better contrast, making it much more “readable.”

Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Holiday Deals
Amazon doesn’t think people should have to stand in line to get a great Black Friday deal. That’s why they’re starting Black Friday early – November 22 – and they plan to keep adding new deals all day through November 27. Find terrific prices on hot gift items on Kindles, Cameras, Video Games, Movies, Computers, Kitchen, Sports, Toys, and more. Then they’ll keep the deals coming for their two-day Cyber Monday event, November 28-29, and add even more for their Top Holiday Deals event, November 30-December 23.

Electronics

  • Black Friday starts early – save big on HDTVs, Blu-ray Disc players, home audio equipment and more from top brands starting on 11/22. Come back every day to see their latest deals.
  • Save on the 3D experience with bundles from top manufacturers: Sony, LG, Samsung, Toshiba and Panasonic will run promotions before year’s end.

Toys

New this year: Save 25% or more on popular kids’ gift items in the Holiday Toy List. Amazon will help you find the perfect gifts for kids by age, gender, category, and price. Save on top toys, games, electronics, video games, and more in the 2010 Holiday Toy List

Movies & TV

  • Black Friday Event with savings up to 70% on over 3000 eligible DVDs and Blu-ray discs from 11/22 – 11/29
  • 77 DVD and Blu-ray Specific Lightning Deals from 11/22 – 11/29 with savings up to 70% on eligible new releases on DVD and Blu-ray

Books: Amazon.com Best Books of 2010

What was the best and what was only so-so? Discover Amazon.com Editors’ Picks for the Top 100 Books of the Year, including the unanimous #1 favorite, Rebecca Skloot’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. The Best Books of the Year is one of the most eagerly anticipated annual events in the Books category, and with their wide selection of editors’ picks, Top 100 Customer Favorites, and Top 10 lists in nearly two dozen categories, it’s a perfect destination for any holiday shopper looking for that perfect gift.

Music

  • Deluxe Editions: Hundreds of CDs and DVDs including the 25th anniversary edition of Michael Jackson’s Thriller, with prices starting at $8.99
  • Box Sets: Hundreds of box sets, including Hank Williams Sr., with prices starting at $12.99
  • Greatest Hits: Hundreds of titles, including the Beatles, with prices starting at $6.49

Clothing: Special Holiday Clothing Sales

This holiday season, the Amazon Clothing Store is offering some serious deals.  The amazingly stocked Denim Shop is also on sale from November 16-December 16, with $20 off orders of $100 or more. In addition, check the Amazon Clothing Store every Thursday at 2:00 p.m. ET (11:00 a.m. PT) for Clothing Lightning Deals, blink-and-you-miss-them discounts on gift-worthy apparel and accessories.

Kitchen, Home and Pets

  • Gifts up to 40% Off in the Kitchen, Home & Pets Holiday Gift Guide
  • Black Friday Event with savings of up to 50% on a wide selection of products for the home from kitchen knives to vacuums from 11/22 – 11/27
  • Cyber Monday Event with savings of up to 50% on a wide selection of products for the home from bedding to kitchen appliances from 11/28 – 11/29
  • Pet Tuesday Event with savings of up to 50% on select beds, fountains, toys, and much more on 11/30

Sports & Outdoors

Endless Jewelry Store

Endless.com now offers jewelry from your favorite brands- from Nicky Hilton, Mizuki, GURHAN, Devon Leigh and other well known fashion brands to niche and unique brands that are hard to find elsewhere. With over 2,000 unique products, you’ll find the best selection of bridal, statement jewelry, and everyday fashion with free shipping and free returns. Endless will add selection continuously so check back often for the latest designs.

About the author

Ron Haynes has written 988 articles on The Wisdom Journal.


The founder and editor of The Wisdom Journal in 2007, Ron has worked in banking, distribution, retail, and upper management for companies ranging in size from small startups to multi-billion dollar corporations. He graduated Suma Cum Laude from a top MBA program and currently is a Human Resources and Management consultant, helping companies know how employees will behave in varying situations and what motivates them to action, assisting firms in identifying top talent, and coaching managers and employees on how to better communicate and make the workplace MUCH more enjoyable. If you'd like help in these areas, contact Ron using the contact form at the top of this page or at 870-761-7881.