Amazon Reports Best Holiday Sales Ever

Despite the recession, e-commerce continues to be the one bright spot.

Bucking the disappointing retail sales trend, Friday announced its best holiday season ever, selling 72.9 items per second on one peak day, Dec. 15.

The online retailer, which did not disclose revenues, said that in that 24-hour period, it received 6.3 million orders and shipped to customers in more than 210 countries.

Bestsellers included – in the toy department, the Eyeclops night vision stealth goggles; in books, J.K. Rowling‘s “The Tales of Beedle the Bard;” in consumer electronics.  read more

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