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Sales: $4.7 billion, up 14%
Profit: $142 million, down 10%

Sometimes it's not enough to meet expectations.

Amazon.com's results were in-line with Wall Street's estimates, but investors were used to the online retailer beating forecasts. Shares plummeted some 8% after the company's report came out.

Consumers held their wallets closed during the quarter, particularly when it came to books, media and videogames -- staples of Amazon.com's sales.

But the company said it saw strong growth in Kindle sales, and third-party vendors continued to grow, boosting overall revenue. More and more third-party sellers are using Amazon.com to market goods, a business once almost exclusively done on eBay.

Amazon.com also made its biggest ever acquisition, buying online shoe retailer Zappos for nearly $850 million. The company's outlook, however, was anything but clear. The company gave an amazonian range for both profit and revenue, with analysts' estimates lying smack in the middle.

Last updated July 24 2009: 4:51 PM ET
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