Amazon—much, much more than a retailer!

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Amazon—much, much more than a retailer!

Postby HBS Guy » 04 Nov 2017, 09:41

http://www.smh.com.au/business/innovation/amazons-biggest-weapon-has-nothing-to-do-with-retail-20171101-gzcrlp.html

Web services, cloud computing incl use of web tools, databases makes MUCH more for Amazon than its retail operations do. Wonder how they will like our copper internet?
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Re: Amazon—much, much more than a retailer!

Postby greggerypeccary » 24 Nov 2017, 09:57

Amazon Australia looks like crap.

It only has books and Kindles.

https://www.amazon.com.au/ref=nav_logo

Why would I use the Australian site, when I can get anything I want from the American site?

https://www.amazon.com/

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Re: Amazon—much, much more than a retailer!

Postby HBS Guy » 24 Nov 2017, 11:00

Check again late this afternoon.
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Postby HBS Guy » 24 Nov 2017, 11:03

I don’t buy books from Amazon (US) any longer but buy them from their UK subsidiary BookDepository, cheaper books and no postage costs.

I had selected books from a used book reseller in the US, went to checkout—would have cost over $US50! For books costing $3–5 each! Scrapped that and ordered NEW books for less from BookDepository!
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Postby HBS Guy » 24 Nov 2017, 11:04

I remember being ripped off blind for textbooks at Uni so have no qualms for buying overseas.
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Re: Amazon—much, much more than a retailer!

Postby greggerypeccary » 24 Nov 2017, 11:28

HBS Guy wrote:I don’t buy books from Amazon (US) any longer but buy them from their UK subsidiary BookDepository, cheaper books and no postage costs.

I had selected books from a used book reseller in the US, went to checkout—would have cost over $US50! For books costing $3–5 each! Scrapped that and ordered NEW books for less from BookDepository!


Same here.

I used to buy books from Amazon, but now they all come from bookdepository.com, and sometimes Fishpond.

BookDepository usually gets them to me within a week, there's no postage, and they're usually about half or two thirds of the Australian price.
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Re: Amazon—much, much more than a retailer!

Postby greggerypeccary » 24 Nov 2017, 11:30

HBS Guy wrote:I remember being ripped off blind for textbooks at Uni so have no qualms for buying overseas.


I remember paying $170 for a text book at uni once, and I only used it for one assignment (and a short exam).

And that was about 15 years ago.

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Postby HBS Guy » 24 Nov 2017, 11:44

Holy fuck, $170!

I paid $48 for one, most were around that. That was late 1960s tho.
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Postby greggerypeccary » 24 Nov 2017, 11:49

HBS Guy wrote:Holy fuck, $170!

I paid $48 for one, most were around that. That was late 1960s tho.


I did some post-grad stuff in the early 2000s.

I think that was a Psychology book (??).

Others that I bought around that time were around $90 to $120.

I ended up giving them all to someone who was just starting uni.
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Postby HBS Guy » 24 Nov 2017, 12:02

$90–120 is probably equivalent to $50 in the ’60s. A rip off!
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Re: Amazon—much, much more than a retailer!

Postby johnsmith » 05 Dec 2017, 11:17

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Postby HBS Guy » 05 Dec 2017, 12:28

Book Depository is still cheaper!
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Re: Amazon—much, much more than a retailer!

Postby johnsmith » 05 Dec 2017, 13:10

HBS Guy wrote:Book Depository is still cheaper!



I only had a cursory look at Amazon but the books I looked at were bloody expensive. Both Book depository and booktopia are much cheaper.
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Re: Amazon—much, much more than a retailer!

Postby johnsmith » 05 Dec 2017, 13:42

Not a good start


"Everything I've looked for on Amazon to compare prices so far is available cheaper elsewhere," Chris Urguhart tweeted.

"You can even buy a Kindle cheaper at other stores...and Amazon are the ones that make them!"

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Amazon's own Kindle Paperwhite High Resolution Wi-Fi eReader is listed at $179, but the item is selling for $159 at Officeworks and JB HiFi.

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If you're planning on buying a 65" Samsung QLED Series 7 TV, JB HI Fi is selling it for $2000 less, at $3996 rather than $5,999.

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Amazon’s $999 All Beats Studio Wireless Headphones are available at JB HiFi for half the price, at $449.95.

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If you're keen to get your hands on an iPhone 7 Plus 128GB, Amazon Australia has them for $1375, compared with $1199 at JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman.

Amazon lists a Chanel Chance trio spray pack for $199.56, which is $60 cheaper at David Jones and Myer where it retails for $139.



https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/38154877/amazon-australia-shoppers-find-cheaper-items-elsewhere/




they're going to turn the public against them before they even start if they don't get a handle on their prices.
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Postby HBS Guy » 05 Dec 2017, 13:56

They lost their one chance at a good first impression!
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