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Thu Oct 23 2008 22:01:51

Oprah Hosts Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos on Friday

By: Ina Steiner

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Oprah will be talking to Amazon.com's Founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos, about her new favorite gadget available only at Amazon.com. You can see the teaser video on the Amazon.com home page.

My guess is it's a Kindle, Amazon's Wireless Reading Device (aka e-book reader). If so, it might be good news for eBay as well as Amazon. The Kindle is priced at $359, so the Oprah crowd might be tempted to pay with Bill Me Later, which eBay just acquired.

 




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by: Loops

Thu Oct 23 23:09:56 2008

Seems Ebay is more tuned to the failed Bush Policies and Amazon is for geared towards a need for change. Seems like if Ebay and Amazon were running for president, Amazon would be in the White House.

Obama 08' and I will take my gamble weather he's good for business, because anything is better than the mess we are in now.

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by: tj

Fri Oct 24 00:02:34 2008

This really shows that eBay is out of mainstream America's favour...even 2 years ago it would have been eBay spinning Christmas gifts on Oprah

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by: Ed

Fri Oct 24 01:46:31 2008

Maybe Oprah should buy eBay?

It'd certainly give her plenty of material for future shows ... maybe even a spin-off show in it's own right?

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This user has validated their user name. by: Ming the Merciless

Fri Oct 24 04:28:52 2008

If Oprah really wanted to perform a public service in this area, she should invite a small group of sellers ebay has completely shafted over and over and over again to tell their stories to the American public.

And it should last an entire week the week after Thanksgiving!

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by: Tired

Fri Oct 24 07:19:02 2008

I agree with MING!!!!

eBay has treated it's sellers worse than the economy here in the states!

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by: Loops

Fri Oct 24 10:32:57 2008

Yes Ming, lets do it! Let's contact Harpo. Could this be better than a Boycott during the busiest shopping time of the year?

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by: MERMAID

Fri Oct 24 16:07:48 2008

Right now America wants a success story and as Ina has reported, Amazon.com's third-quarter 2008 sales were up 31% year-over-year and profits were up 48%.

Besides, Oprah can sell more of her books on kindle:

The Gospel According To Oprah by Marcia Z. Nelson (Kindle Edition - Sep 28, 2005) - Kindle Book
Buy: $9.99

Finding Oprah's Roots: Finding Yours by Henry Louis Jr Gates (Kindle Edition - Jan 23, 2007) - Kindle Book
Buy: $9.99
Auto-delivered wirelessly to Kindle

Oprah Winfrey: A Biography by Helen S. Garson (Kindle Edition - Aug 30, 2004) - Kindle Book
Buy: $28.04

The great thing about AMAZON is that m you can publish digital products (eBay banned them March 31, 2008) and you can share revenues through having your own Astore. Here is my affilia bookstore to give you an idea:
http://www.mermaidmonkey.com/eBaybooks.html

I don't think Oprah will have Donahue on her show anytime soon.

Cheers to Oprah! Cheers to Amazon!

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by: bonita

Fri Oct 24 16:17:42 2008

makes me wantto buy it but I could never afford it

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by: Errol Lincoln Uys

Fri Oct 24 23:59:14 2008

As an editor and writer who saw his first published story set in hot metal, I marvel at Amazon's Kindle reader and its role in the future of the ''printed'' word.

I'm thrilled to see Oprah endorse Kindle!

No traditional book can offer the interactive platform I've created for the Kindle edition of my novel Brazil or open the door to actively sharing the magic that goes into the making of a monumental novel.

Linked to the e-text is a unique and free online guide with more than 200 images and illustrations, providing an indispensable companion on a fictional journey through five hundred years of Brazilian history.

Preview the guide at my website: http://www.erroluys.com

I've also linked the Kindle Illustrated Guide to Brazil to an archive of my working notes, plus a journal kept on a four-month 20,000-kilometer trek across Brazil. What better way for the reader-explorer of an epic as vast as Brazil to discover a totally new and original world beyond stereotypes of samba and Carnival!

Were Gutenberg here to see the Kindle, he would have one word to say: ''Bravo!''

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This user has validated their user name. by: Ina

Sat Oct 25 22:58:23 2008

Any booksellers here worried about what the Kindle might do for sales of books (the old-fashioned kind)?

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by: John Francis

Wed Oct 29 08:08:58 2008

Please consider making the Kindle accessible to handicapped by adding a stand and remote or even a ''puffer'' control.



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