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Susan Mernit

Amazon, which most people still think of as being primarily an online bookseller, hit a milestone this past Thanksgiving weekend when sales of  consumer electronics leapt ahead of books very the first time, perhaps due to a Consumer Reports recommendationin their just-released December issue of Amazon as the best place to buy electronic online. Top selling electronics in November were SanDisk memory cards, Philips progressive scan DVD Players and Netgear wireless cable/DSL routers—all deeply discounted (and probably the real reason Amazon's selling so much gear).

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