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Amazon To Sell PCs This Fall

6/05/2001 06:25:00 PM Eastern

Seattle - Amazon.com will open an online PC store in the second half of 2001, despite the sales slump the category has been mired in since late last year.

Amazon.com did not specify what brands would be sold nor how it intended to compete with direct marketers and PC industry powerhouses Dell and Gateway and all the other computer vendors, most of which have sell direct to consumers.

Part of the reason Amazon.com is willing to take a shot at selling PC is that the online segment of the category did experience an uptick and it hopes carrying PCs will help boost sales of its computer peripheral products.