ThinkGeek Ascends to #175 in Internet Retailer's 2012 Top 500 List

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May 09, 2012, 14:00 ET from Geeknet, Inc.

FAIRFAX, Va., May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ThinkGeek, a Geeknet (NASDAQ: GKNT) company and the premier retailer for the global geek community, is proud to announce that it has risen to the rank of #175 on Internet Retailer's 2012 list of America's 500 largest e-retailers.  When told the news, ThinkGeek staff attempted to create a human pyramid in celebration only to have the effort devolve into a discussion about the merits of a right versus oblique pyramid.


"This is a tremendous company and we have the opportunity to continue growing at a solid pace," states Colon Washburn, President and CEO of ThinkGeek.  "Our development of custom products is something others can't do and it has earned our customers' dedication." 

In the past year, ThinkGeek has experienced continued growth led by products like the iCADE and the Electronic Rock Guitar Shirt driving steady sales.  Not content to simply sell unique items, ThinkGeek takes a great deal of pride in entertaining their customers, as is evidenced by the company's yearly April Fool's shenanigans.

Internet Retailer's definitive ranking and analysis of America's 500 largest e-retailers is based on annual 2011 Internet sales, researched by Internet Retailer and confirmed by retailers.  This report includes company financial, operational and performance data, as well as vendors in key categories.

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ThinkGeek is the premier retailer for the global geek community.  A wholly owned subsidiary of Geeknet, Inc. (NASDAQ: GKNT), ThinkGeek was founded in 1999 to serve the distinct needs and interests of technology professionals and enthusiasts.  Today, ThinkGeek has grown to become the first choice for innovative and imaginative gifts that appeal to the geek in everyone.  For more information, please visit or call 1-888-GEEKSTUFF.


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