Bezos announcement of kindle sales during quiet period was to prevent stock from dropping to $105 area before earnings which would have taken it to $70's post earnings. Now it only drops to $100. This is stock manipulation. I would not be surprised if books are cooked and we see a headline that says SEC to investigate AMZN sorry folks this run is over and AMZN is a $30 stock. Don't sell tomorrow, it will be in $70's within 2 weeks
>They pre-announce booming Kindle sales, only to miss earnings by a half inch
What does one have to do with the other? The extra expenses had to do with physical distribution (fulfillment center expansion) and not Kindle. That's why you're a dumb cluck. Because you don't know what you're talking about.