Amazon.com and Circuit City Announce In-Store Pick-Up Option

Greater Selection, More Delivery Options for Holiday Shoppers



Dec 11, 2001, 00:00 ET from Circuit City Stores, Inc. and Amazon.com

    SEATTLE, and RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for the
 holidays, Amazon.com and Circuit City Stores are increasing selection and
 adding convenience for Amazon's consumer electronics shoppers by launching
 immediate in-store pickup at Circuit City Stores nationwide on thousands of
 electronics items.
     "Our partnership on this service is a big win for consumers," said Dennis
 Bowman, senior vice president and chief information officer at Circuit City.
 "Amazon.com customers can now browse, compare and buy several thousand new
 products and enjoy expanded delivery choices.  In-store pickup has been a
 popular consumer offer, and we believe that Amazon.com electronics shoppers
 will love this option as well.  Moreover, if there's a problem with a product
 purchased at Circuit City, it can be returned to any of our more than 600
 Superstores nationwide.  Those benefits will be extended to customers who buy
 Circuit City products on Amazon.com."
     "Adding Circuit City products to our own extensive merchandise mix makes
 shopping for electronics at Amazon.com even better," said Steve Frazier, VP
 for Amazon.com.  "And now our customers can reserve the hottest electronics
 products around by placing their order online and picking it up at a Circuit
 City store near them."
     Today, shoppers can easily view which items are available for immediate
 in-store pickup at Circuit City by going to http://www.amazon.com/pickup .  A
 new Amazon.com in-store pick up "boutique" is available by typing "circuit
 city" in the Product Search navigation tool at Amazon.com's home page.  In
 addition, products offered by Circuit City are viewed alongside other consumer
 electronics items available at Amazon.com.
     In cases where both Amazon.com and Circuit City offer the same electronics
 products, customers have a choice between traditional Amazon.com shipping
 options and immediate pickup from a nearby Circuit City Superstore.  Items
 offered exclusively by Circuit City are available for in-store pickup only;
 and merchandise offered exclusively by Amazon.com will be delivered from
 Amazon.com.
 
     About Amazon.com
     Amazon.com (Nasdaq:   AMZN) opened its virtual doors on the World Wide Web
 in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection, along with online
 auctions and free electronic greeting cards. Amazon.com seeks to be the
 world's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover
 anything they might want to buy online. Amazon.com and sellers list millions
 of unique new and used items in categories such as electronics, computers,
 kitchen and housewares, books, music, DVDs, videos, camera and photo items,
 toys, baby and baby registry, software, computer and video games, cell phones
 and service, tools and hardware, travel services, magazine subscriptions and
 outdoor living products.  Through Amazon Marketplace, zShops and Auctions, any
 business or individual can sell virtually anything to Amazon.com's millions of
 customers, and with Amazon.com Payments, sellers can accept credit card
 transactions, avoiding the hassles of offline payments.
     Amazon.com operates four international Web sites:
 http://www.amazon.co.uk , http://www.amazon.de , http://www.amazon.fr and
 http://www.amazon.co.jp . It also operates the Internet Movie Database
 (www.imdb.com), the Web's comprehensive and authoritative source of
 information on more than 275,000 movies and entertainment titles and 1 million
 cast and crew members dating from the birth of film.
 
     About Circuit City Stores, Inc.
     Circuit City Stores, Inc. (NYSE:   CC; KMX) is a leading national retailer
 of brand-name consumer electronics, personal computers and entertainment
 software. With headquarters in Richmond, Va., the company operates 603 Circuit
 City Superstores and 29 mall-based Circuit City Express stores, giving it more
 locations in more markets than any other consumer electronics specialty
 retailer.  The company also operates CarMax, the nation's leading specialty
 retailer of used cars. For more information, access the company's Web sites at
 http://www.CircuitCity.com and http://www.CarMax.com .
 
     Circuit City Stores, Inc. Forward-Looking Statement
     This release contains forward-looking statements related to Circuit City
 Stores, Inc.  These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties.
 Additional discussion of factors that could cause actual results to differ
 materially from management's projections, forecasts, estimates and
 expectations is contained in Circuit City Stores, Inc.'s filings with the
 Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
     Amazon.com Forward-Looking Statement
     This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
 of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities
 Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from
 management's expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and
 uncertainties that include, among others, Amazon.com's anticipated losses,
 significant amount of indebtedness, competition, strategic alliances,
 strategic partnerships and business combinations, seasonality, potential
 fluctuations in operating results and rate of growth, management of potential
 growth, risks of system interruption, international expansion, consumer
 trends, risk of fulfillment center optimization, inventory risks, limited
 operating history, risks related to fraud and Amazon.com Payments, and risks
 of new business areas. More information about factors that potentially could
 affect Amazon.com's financial results is included in Amazon.com's filings with
 the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form
 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2000, and all subsequent filings,
 including Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.
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    SEATTLE, and RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for the
 holidays, Amazon.com and Circuit City Stores are increasing selection and
 adding convenience for Amazon's consumer electronics shoppers by launching
 immediate in-store pickup at Circuit City Stores nationwide on thousands of
 electronics items.
     "Our partnership on this service is a big win for consumers," said Dennis
 Bowman, senior vice president and chief information officer at Circuit City.
 "Amazon.com customers can now browse, compare and buy several thousand new
 products and enjoy expanded delivery choices.  In-store pickup has been a
 popular consumer offer, and we believe that Amazon.com electronics shoppers
 will love this option as well.  Moreover, if there's a problem with a product
 purchased at Circuit City, it can be returned to any of our more than 600
 Superstores nationwide.  Those benefits will be extended to customers who buy
 Circuit City products on Amazon.com."
     "Adding Circuit City products to our own extensive merchandise mix makes
 shopping for electronics at Amazon.com even better," said Steve Frazier, VP
 for Amazon.com.  "And now our customers can reserve the hottest electronics
 products around by placing their order online and picking it up at a Circuit
 City store near them."
     Today, shoppers can easily view which items are available for immediate
 in-store pickup at Circuit City by going to http://www.amazon.com/pickup .  A
 new Amazon.com in-store pick up "boutique" is available by typing "circuit
 city" in the Product Search navigation tool at Amazon.com's home page.  In
 addition, products offered by Circuit City are viewed alongside other consumer
 electronics items available at Amazon.com.
     In cases where both Amazon.com and Circuit City offer the same electronics
 products, customers have a choice between traditional Amazon.com shipping
 options and immediate pickup from a nearby Circuit City Superstore.  Items
 offered exclusively by Circuit City are available for in-store pickup only;
 and merchandise offered exclusively by Amazon.com will be delivered from
 Amazon.com.
 
     About Amazon.com
     Amazon.com (Nasdaq:   AMZN) opened its virtual doors on the World Wide Web
 in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection, along with online
 auctions and free electronic greeting cards. Amazon.com seeks to be the
 world's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover
 anything they might want to buy online. Amazon.com and sellers list millions
 of unique new and used items in categories such as electronics, computers,
 kitchen and housewares, books, music, DVDs, videos, camera and photo items,
 toys, baby and baby registry, software, computer and video games, cell phones
 and service, tools and hardware, travel services, magazine subscriptions and
 outdoor living products.  Through Amazon Marketplace, zShops and Auctions, any
 business or individual can sell virtually anything to Amazon.com's millions of
 customers, and with Amazon.com Payments, sellers can accept credit card
 transactions, avoiding the hassles of offline payments.
     Amazon.com operates four international Web sites:
 http://www.amazon.co.uk , http://www.amazon.de , http://www.amazon.fr and
 http://www.amazon.co.jp . It also operates the Internet Movie Database
 (www.imdb.com), the Web's comprehensive and authoritative source of
 information on more than 275,000 movies and entertainment titles and 1 million
 cast and crew members dating from the birth of film.
 
     About Circuit City Stores, Inc.
     Circuit City Stores, Inc. (NYSE:   CC; KMX) is a leading national retailer
 of brand-name consumer electronics, personal computers and entertainment
 software. With headquarters in Richmond, Va., the company operates 603 Circuit
 City Superstores and 29 mall-based Circuit City Express stores, giving it more
 locations in more markets than any other consumer electronics specialty
 retailer.  The company also operates CarMax, the nation's leading specialty
 retailer of used cars. For more information, access the company's Web sites at
 http://www.CircuitCity.com and http://www.CarMax.com .
 
     Circuit City Stores, Inc. Forward-Looking Statement
     This release contains forward-looking statements related to Circuit City
 Stores, Inc.  These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties.
 Additional discussion of factors that could cause actual results to differ
 materially from management's projections, forecasts, estimates and
 expectations is contained in Circuit City Stores, Inc.'s filings with the
 Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
     Amazon.com Forward-Looking Statement
     This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
 of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities
 Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from
 management's expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and
 uncertainties that include, among others, Amazon.com's anticipated losses,
 significant amount of indebtedness, competition, strategic alliances,
 strategic partnerships and business combinations, seasonality, potential
 fluctuations in operating results and rate of growth, management of potential
 growth, risks of system interruption, international expansion, consumer
 trends, risk of fulfillment center optimization, inventory risks, limited
 operating history, risks related to fraud and Amazon.com Payments, and risks
 of new business areas. More information about factors that potentially could
 affect Amazon.com's financial results is included in Amazon.com's filings with
 the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form
 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2000, and all subsequent filings,
 including Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.
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