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What are some alternatives to Amazon?
There used to be this cool thing you could do, where you got off your furniture, got in your means of conveyance (sometimes shanks-mare)transported yourself down to a shop/store/business, and purchased items of value from the proprietors. It was a short-lived system, to be sure. The concept only lasted a few thousand years. Thank God Amazon came along...
There are a few of these alternative tech companies that rely on the big boys for the infrastructure. Not good planning if you ask me. Might be cheaper in the short run but this is what happens.
IMHO I think it is a combination of competition and censorship. But the competitor (twitter) aksed Amazon to boot them. So more censor tha competition since parlor doew not compete with Amazon...
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Last edited by soyer38301; 01-11-2021 at 09:31 AM.
I must confess, Jeff Bezo's got me hooked. Amazon is just too darned convenient. I get movies, exercise videos, music, "free" shipping and returns at great prices. It makes Christmas shopping sooo much easier. I don't have to leave my house. Ever. I mean it. For the rest my life (besides church, doctors appts and the range.) I don't think the Jeffster can do anything about those places yet. Plus they give a small % to my fave charity.
"Confusion is the guardian of truth."--Vincent Frankini, Tumblar House
But that’s over. Period.
Over dinner I mentioned to my wife that I’d treat amazon like any other vendor. If they have a better price I’d buy from them... that didn’t go over so well. I got “the look”. Needless to say, we will not be using them for anything.
As an example I ordered the portable radio with HAM frequencies direct from the vendor instead of Amazon. I paid a few bucks more in shipping but it wasn’t amazon.
"Erosion of our rights just takes a few good men doing nothing"
Who is John Galt?
As much as I hate pushing Walmart they have free 2 day shipping and great return policies also. I did most of my Xmas shopping on Walmart.com.