InBlack wrote on Jul 17, 2015, 02:58:
NKD wrote on Jul 17, 2015, 02:04:
Krowen wrote on Jul 16, 2015, 21:54:
Sounds like press release bullshit, no way it was more sales than black friday.
Source for the data you're drawing your conclusion from?
Source for Amazon's data? Oh yeah, Amazon...no reason why they would make this shit up right?
Amazon's numbers are still more convincing than the argument "Everything they say is a lie because CORPORATIONS ARE EVIL AND ONLY TELL LIES." Sorry but if the only thing someone has to say is "I DONT BELIEVE YOU" they might as well not even contribute.
Particularly when they haven't provided examples of Amazon getting caught out with false press releases before.
Amazon's numbers aren't particularly outrageous. They claim 266% increased sales over same day last year, so not even 4 times the sales of a normal day. And only an 18% increase over Black Friday 2014. Black Friday also has a lot of competition from other outlets. They were the only ones running a huge sale that day to my knowledge.
If you actually look at the numbers, they don't strain believability, so there's really no stand-out reason to doubt them. Yes, there is marketing fluff in this PR, but it isn't the numbers. The real PR BS in the release: the idea that beating Black Friday sales is some monumental achievement, it isn't, if you're the only one doing the massive sale.This comment was edited on Jul 17, 2015, 14:11.
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