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    Guns Network Contributor 01/2015 Altarboy's Avatar

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    Farewell Amazon. It's been real.

    I am an Amazon junkie. I order all kinds of stuff from them, especially when I drink. No more. I'm done. As of Saturday, they are no longer in my phone. I may occasionally look at the site, then order the stuff from the manufacturer or the original seller, but no more of my money goes to Bezos.

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    Well done.
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    Good for you.
    In light of so many things "tech", would you say this was overdue?
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    By the way, I occasionally deliver to their Murfreesboro, Lebanon, and Nashville facilities. Their employees look miserable; like me when I used to run a Pizza Hut.
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    i try to shop local if possible. in little towns like ours, the big box and restaruants have about taken over. most folks don't realize who or what they are supporting by shopping at those companies. passing the word along seems to be the only way of educating.

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    I often find the same stuff on ebay for less than bezos.
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    Amazon seems to be in a race to the bottom these days. I equate it to the walmart or even worse, harbor freight, of online shopping. There is so much garbage from foreign sellers on there that it is almost impossible to find quality items for some things. Even if you are searching for a name brand I have heard tons and tons of reports of people getting counterfeit goods, factory seconds, or items that are not what was described in the add.

    At least at a flea market you can inspect the stuff before you take it home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NAPOTS View Post
    Amazon seems to be in a race to the bottom these days. I equate it to the walmart or even worse, harbor freight, of online shopping. There is so much garbage from foreign sellers on there that it is almost impossible to find quality items for some things. Even if you are searching for a name brand I have heard tons and tons of reports of people getting counterfeit goods, factory seconds, or items that are not what was described in the add.

    At least at a flea market you can inspect the stuff before you take it home.
    in similar light a local mechanic said to me that a used American made or at least oem car part from the salvage yard is often better quality than a brand new cheap part from china
    "And how we burned in the camps later thinking, what would things have been like, if every security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain, whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by NAPOTS View Post
    Amazon seems to be in a race to the bottom these days.
    I'm thinking ...umm not so much
    Maybe just refocused

    Amazon In Healthcare: The E-Commerce Giant’s Strategy For A $3 Trillion Market
    https://www.cbinsights.com/research/...ng-healthcare/
    Amazon could use its expertise to disrupt everything from the pharmaceutical supply chain to Medicare management. We break down the healthcare areas best suited for an Amazon entrance.
    .............
    I just sold off my Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft stock, still exposed to a lesser degree in other areas but wouldn't mind getting back in when I can
    Kind of divided in my thinking but it is a money maker
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    and just as joe blow gets in the whitehouse, amazon wants to help deliver the china virus vaccine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5.56NATO View Post
    in similar light a local mechanic said to me that a used American made or at least oem car part from the salvage yard is often better quality than a brand new cheap part from china
    They are notorious for reselling returned / defective items. Their "renewed" items are sometimes a genuine laugh. For example, how does Amazon "renew" alkaline batteries? "Renewed" actually means "with the prior customer's fingerprints all over it and missing accessories".

    Amazon sucks.

    Edit to add: They even sell RENEWED CRAYONS!
    Last edited by Krupski; 01-29-2021 at 12:46 PM.
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