Tuesday, November 23, 2010

New: Give mp3 gifts - Amazon Italy launches - Price Check for iPhone


Amazon has just announced instant mp3 gifts, and as with kindle book gifts, the recipient can always exchange MP3 gifts for an Amazon.com gift card.  All songs and albums sold by Amazon MP3 can be given as gifts, and of course we can personalize them with special messages.  Your recipient will get an Amazon email letting them know theres's an mp3 or mp3 album waiting for them.

Amazon announced the launch of their Amazon online store in Italy.

This is of course an Italian-language website offering customers the usual large selection of books, DVDs, video games, music and consumer electronics at Amazon's everyday lower prices.  Amazon says that Amazon.it is launching with more categories than with any other Amazon web site's initial launch, the selection including computers, software, small home appliances, watches and toys.  Included is Amazon Prime, the membership program with unlimited free guaranteed 2-3-day delivery at an annual fee of 9.99 Euros.  Prime members also get guaranteed one day Express shipping for 3.98 Euros per item if the shipping address qualifies for one day shipping .

Per the press release, the store will offer international bestsellers to hard-to-find Italian-language items.  For example, customers can find over 2 million Italian- and foreign language-books in stock, over 450,000 CDs and over 120,000 DVDs and a large selection in video games, music, consumer electronics, as well as software, small home appliances, watches and toys -- with selection growing every day.
  To celebrate the launch of www.amazon.it, Amazon is offering a special 30 percent discount on most of its books and more throughout the rest of their store.

I have great memories of a 3-week visit to Italy in 2006.

And now, for Apple users, Amazon is working overtime.  The latest is their Price Check for iPhone

iPhone users can use the new feature "instantly compare prices with Amazon.com and its merchants while on-the-go -- search Amazon products quickly using barcode, picture, voice, and text search.  All prices are in US Dollars. Compatible with iPhone 3Gs and iPhone 4 devices with auto-focus cameras and iOS 4 or greater.  This should be a quite a boon for Amazon, I mean, the customer :-) This will show product descriptions and customer reviews and also uses Prime if you have that.  Click on the linked landing page and that'll take you to the iTunes page for more info.

Here's Amazon's Mobile for Iphone, Ipad, and iPod Touch support page in case it's needed.

Kindle 3's   (UK: Kindle 3's),   DX Graphite

Check often: Temporarily-free late-listed non-classics or recently published ones
  Guide to finding Free Kindle books and Sources.  Top 100 free bestsellers.
UK-Only: recently published non-classics, bestsellers, or highest-rated ones
    Also, UK customers should see the UK store's Top 100 free bestsellers. Below are ways to Share this post if you'd like others to see it.
-- The Send to Kindle button works well only on Firefox currently.

Send to Kindle

(Older posts have older Kindle model info. For latest models, see CURRENT KINDLES page. )
If interested, you can also follow my add'l blog-related news at Facebook and Twitter
Questions & feedback are welcome in the Comment areas (tho' spam is deleted). Thanks!

1 comment:

  1. hmm, Amazon gearing up for national Kindle stores in each major European country?
    UK, Germany, France, now Italy. Spain can't be far behind I guess.

    Wonder where that leaves customers in the smaller European countries, will we be shut out from Kindle content completely?


NOTE: TO AVOID SPAM being posted instantly, this blog uses the blogger.com "DELAY" feature.

Am often away much of the day, and postings won't show up right away. Posts done to use referrer-links may never show up.

Usually, am online enough to release comments within a day though, so the hard-to-read match-text tests for commenting won't be needed this way.

Feedback and questions are welcome. Thanks for participating.

Technical Problems?
If you're having problems leaving a Comment, Google's blogger-help asks that you clear the 'blogger.com' cookies on your browser's Tools or Options menu bar and that will fix the Comment-box problems (until they have a permanent fix).

IF that doesn't work either, then UNcheck the "keep me signed in" box -- Google-help says that should allow your comment to post (it's a workaround to a current bug).
Apologies for the problems.

TIP: There's a size limit. If longer than 3500 characters or so, in a text editor, make two posts out of it.

[Valid RSS]