Amazon flooded with holiday orders


The 2006 holiday season was Amazon's "best ever," peaking with more than 4 million orders placed on Dec. 11, the Web retailer said Tuesday. In its 12th holiday season, Amazon said that, at its peak, it sent out more than 3.4 million units in a single day. The company said it sold 1,000 Xbox 360 game consoles in 29 seconds as part of a promotion that slashed two-thirds off the regular retail price. The top-selling DVD titles were "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" and "Cars," and top-selling CDs were from Josh Groban and the Beatles. The company also said it sold the most expensive digital music player to date, a TrekStor i.Beat organix Gold 1GB MP3 player, for $19,999.