Eats, Shoots and Leaves…

No, it's not the classic Panda joke but rather a poor leader into a item telling of the massive Christmas as had at Amazon Towers in the UK, ahem, who merely act as distribution agents for Santa Claus.....

If you spent Boxing Day watching Pirates of the Caribbean, listening to Dido's Life for Rent and cooking lunch on the George Foreman Grill while the kids played Fifa 2004 upstairs on the PlayStation 2 then it's likely you're one of the thousands of consumers who benefited from an Amazon Christmas.

Amazon.co.uk despatched more than 300,000 items ranging from CDs and DVDs to home electronics and kitchenware this Christmas and claims 99 per cent of holiday orders were shipped in time for the big day. Amazon's best-selling booklist revealed a preference in the UK for non-fiction, with contemporary grammar bible Eats, Shoots and Leaves... topping the chart followed by Schott's Food and Drink Miscellany and two seasonal ever-presents of recent years Michael Moore and Bill Bryson.

DVD players and digital cameras were the most popular items in the electronics chart in which USB storage devices for cameras and MP3 players also showed strong sales.

Also for the die-hard techie Norton anti-virus products were the third and eighth best-selling software products. Tantamount to getting a holidaymaker some suntan lotion methinks. Anti-virus software? Very useful, but possibly not the most exciting thing for little Jonny to unwrap.

News source: Yahoo News UK

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