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Amazon Launches AmazonLocal: Daily Deals—in Boise, Idaho

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Live in Boise, Idaho, and want a deal on Goody's ice cream? Well, you're in luck, because Amazon's newest launch, a Groupon-ish site called AmazonLocal is offering a 53% savings on milk shakes, banana splits, sundaes, and ice cream—but only if you buy the deal in the next 13 hours.

Say hello to AmazonLocal, the online mega-retailer's foray into the daily deal ecommerce trend. Mashable reports:

The buying experience is essentially the same as Groupon, except that Amazon is not actually selling a deal of its own. If you want the ice cream deal, you will be buying it from LivingSocial—the Groupon-like startup that Amazon put $175 million into this past December—using Amazon’s platform.
· Amazon Local [Official Site]
· Amazon joins Facebook, Yelp & Google on the Daily Deals bandwagon [Mashable]