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Amazon Doesn’t Just Want to Dominate the Market—It Wants to Become the Market

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    Amazon Doesn’t Just Want to Dominate the Market—It Wants to Become the Market

    This article had me thinking about the potential of having one huge monopoly in which everything is bought and sold. Does that remind you of anything? Perhaps like the mark of the beast mentioned in Revelation? They're undercutting their competition by selling items at a loss in order to put the little guys out of business. I've bought tons of stuff on Amazon, I even have the Prime membership. It's so convenient. but I'm thinking maybe I need to be rethinking that...

    The company is a radically new kind of monopoly with ambitions that dwarf those of earlier empires.
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    Yep, Amazon is a monopoly that needs to be busted up like Google.
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    Amazon is a great business model and the fact someone hasn't copied it and given them some competition makes me wonder why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasquatch View Post
    Amazon is a great business model and the fact someone hasn't copied it and given them some competition makes me wonder why.

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    I avoid google all I can and I do not shop Amazon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasquatch View Post
    Amazon is a great business model and the fact someone hasn't copied it and given them some competition makes me wonder why.

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    Someone has.
    Alibaba has taken the Amazon model and opened it to the East.
    With the gigantic market that site holds in the technology areas, it is a strong competitor with Amazon. Unfortunately, their sellers are often offering cheap products at cheap prices, so it builds a negative connotation. However, there are still plenty of good sellers there. If you're willing to wait 3 weeks for an item to arrive, you can save some serious money.

    I've not seen anything too nefarious from Amazon yet. It is true, they want to be a marketplace, but they are still open to all kinds of competition within that marketplace. I don't see much favoritism being played between sellers. If they can keep a level playing field where the market sets the price of goods, I'm on board with it.
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    Any time I want to buy something-- I look for a source other than Amazon!
    I do not like what Bezos is trying to do!!

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    maybe Amazon got the idea from kwiktrip. Don't see any mom and pop corner stores anymore. We've been hoodwinked for a long time. Same with Walmart.
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    The are headed to be the next Telephone company. Some of us remember when it Ma Bell controlled all phone calls.
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    I can’t help but shop there, it’s too convenient.
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