SAN MATEO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 7, 1999--Based on reports from thousands of retail stores across the country, gazebo.com today announced its revised ``Ten Most Wanted'' list.
Remaining at both number one in interest and in scarcity is Nintendo's® Yellow Pokemon bundle. Only 5% of stores surveyed had any in stock, and the last reported sighting occurred on Dec. 4 at 9:00 a.m. in a Toys 'R' Us in Niles, Ohio.
Coming in at number two in popularity is the Apple® iBook(TM) in Tangerine. According to reports filed on gazebo's Web site, availability is mixed with stock reported as of Dec. 1 at stores such as Comp USA in Culver City, Calif., and J&R Computer World in New York City.
Visitors to gazebo.com have high interest in travel packages to the upcoming Super Bowl in Atlanta, and availability remains good at a number of travel agents listed on the site.
Here is the full list of gazebo's Ten Most Wanted.
Gazebo.com Ten Most Wanted as of Dec. 6: 1. Pokemon(TM), Yellow Bundle 2. Apple® iBook(TM), Tangerine 3. Trip to Super Bowl XXXIV 4. Barbie® Deluxe Dream House 5. Jeff Gordon: NASCAR Racer 6. Nintendo® Game Boy®, Atomic Purple 7. Millennium Princess Barbie® 8. Amazing Ally 9. Furby® Babies 10. Video System Interactive Play Buddy
Since its debut on Dec. 1, 1999, gazebo(TM) has collected thousands of reports from thousands of retail outlets on nearly 100 hard-to-find products.
``Our reporting network is growing daily. It is made up of a mix of our professional shoppers and people just like you and me who are willing to share information about what products they found and which they didn't,'' said Roy McDonald, founder and CEO of gazebo.com.
``We value reports of not finding something almost as much as reports of sightings. Our goal is to save shoppers time and effort, and keeping them from making unnecessary trips in holiday traffic is part of our mission.''
Visitors to the site can search for hot products, record sightings (and stock-outs), or suggest a product for the hot list. For each piece of information submitted shoppers can earn additional entries into gazebo's weekly Toy Store Shopping Spree Sweepstakes.
Founded in 1999 and based in San Mateo, Roy McDonald, founder and CEO of gazebo.com (and founding CEO of Connectix Corporation) created gazebo.com to help connect people who are looking for products with retailers. Gazebo.com enables retailers to attract shoppers, close sales, and track shopper activity. For more information, visit us at www.gazebo.com.
The Ten Most Wanted is the first in a series of services to be provided by gazebo to help shoppers and local retailers get together using the World Wide Web. Over $50 billion in offline retail spending was influenced by Web shopping in 1998.
Gazebo plans to capitalize on this growth phenomenon by creating a bridge between retailers and consumers at the local level. Gazebo.com generates store traffic for retailers while helping consumers find products available at stores near them.
Note to Editors: Gazebo and the Gazebo.com logo are trademarks of Gazebo, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective holders.
Gazebo.com will refresh its Top 10 'Most Wanted' List of hot products every Tuesday during the December holiday season.
Candelori Communications, Inc. Donna Candelori, 650/917-5610, ext. 104 firstname.lastname@example.org
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