Amazon tries online outlet store

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Amazon.com this week is giving its customers a sneak preview of its latest online store, Amazon.com Outlet, where the company hopes to move overstock and discontinued items. E-mail sent to Amazon customers and posted on the company's site Dec. 20 said, "Welcome to this special sneak preview of our new Outlet store. Get a head start on your post-holiday bargain shopping and explore the great deals we've gathered from across the Amazon.com site." Amazon has set an official launch date of Dec. 28 for the store.

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