Amazon.com announced on Friday that the Sarah Palin Calendar 2009 is currently the top selling item on Amazon’s list of “Office Products and Supplies”. Alaska Governor Sarah Palin may not have made it to the White House, but she is a leader on Amazon’s best-seller list for holiday sales in 2008, saying the 2008 holiday season was its “best ever” with more than 6.3 million items ordered.
The 13-month Palin calendar contains 50 photos of Palin and her family, including some “never before seen photos” taken by long time Wasilla resident and photographer friend-of-Sarah Judy Patrick.
Other holiday bestsellers on Amazon included the Nintendo Wii, Samsung 52-Inch LCD HDTV, the Apple iPod Touch and the Blokus board game. Amazon did a great job as usual offering deals and driving customers to its site, adding that “the best possible prices” were frequently on Amazon.com.
More consumers appear to have done their Christmas shopping online, especially during the last two weeks of the season when storms snowed many shoppers inside their homes.
Black Friday 2 has brought an onslaught of shoppers looking for the best deals online and offline. Day after Christmas online sales have retailers and outlets hoping to reap at least some of Amazon’s shopping appeal as the 2008 holiday season comes to a close.