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Old 06-09-2017, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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Apparently my experience is different. Maybe its what I buy but I began to notice and wondered if I was actually getting a bargin on shipping rates when the prices were higher. I do love the 2 day shipping.

We are talking singling out a specific group of individuals, EBT holders not low-income households, and offering only them a reduced price in order to gain more business.
We are not talking about a company that is altruistic and trying help low-income households. They are attempting to gain a certain segment of the market for increased profits. There is no objection to helping out low income folks.

But no in the big scheme of things I guess it doesn't really matter what big business do to increase their profits, from marketing tactics to discounts to particular groups of people, refusing to serve particular groups of people, leaving our boarders to take advantage of cheap labor, hiring illegal aliens within our boarders to increase profits, discrimination in hiring practices. All those things help someone somewhere and who can object to that. We should all just be complacent and blessed we get such conveniences at a low price.
Oh geezus...Amazon hires a lot of Americans, my son put himself through college by working nights in an Amazon warehouse. And the prices ARE the same whether you have prime or not, the only difference is that you pay shipping if you don't have prime. And you have no idea is this is altruism or not, do you? You are guessing, and most likely your opinion of that is colored by your own feelings toward the poor.
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Old 06-09-2017, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Riverside County / Maricopa County
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IDK perhaps it isnt showing up in the screen shot. They look identical to me.
I edited my above post w/ a new screen shot about 5 min old, same deal.
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Old 06-09-2017, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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You are comparing introductory rates used as loss leader to static rates.
this is an introductory rate. You have to be a fool to think they won't raise the prices once these folks get a taste of the Amazon life.
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Old 06-09-2017, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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Do they need reduced prime rates to order food from amazon. You can order without having prime so they still have that access.
the savings come from the shipping.
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Old 06-09-2017, 09:35 AM
 
Location: My House
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I can only speak for myself.

I am not griping about "poor" people getting a discount.

There are some poor people that work hard or have come into something in life that has changed their finances.
I am ok with that.

The welfare lifers, baby mamas, baby daddies, system suckers who are on SNAP, and already get a discount in their rent is what I have an issue with.
Why? It's 5 dollars a month. If that's worth getting your knickers in a twist over, I'm really concerned about the state of things.

Would you deny the people who DO really need a cheaper way to get access to items that cost them much more where they live or to shop online so they can use their time to look for jobs, work (most people on EBT do work), take care of their kids, etc... just to keep the small number of people who game the system from getting 5 bucks off a membership every month?

Come now. Let's think this through logically.

Those scammers are probably already sharing a Prime membership right now anyway... or figured out how to get the student one, which has been around for years and costs half the price of the regular one.
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Old 06-09-2017, 09:37 AM
 
Location: My House
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this is an introductory rate. You have to be a fool to think they won't raise the prices once these folks get a taste of the Amazon life.
They won't. College students, regardless of age, can get this rate. It's not hard to sign up for some classes and get classified as a student. Lifelong learning, discount Amazon membership.

Amazon already sells this for half price. They are just widening their base and making money. Why would they change it? It looks really altruistic and companies love that crap.
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Old 06-09-2017, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Cumberland Co., TN
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Oh geezus...Amazon hires a lot of Americans, my son put himself through college by working nights in an Amazon warehouse. And the prices ARE the same whether you have prime or not, the only difference is that you pay shipping if you don't have prime. And you have no idea is this is altruism or not, do you? You are guessing, and most likely your opinion of that is colored by your own feelings toward the poor.
Where did I say anything about Amazon hiring Americans?
Yes I do have an idea because it is stated clearly in the article that this is not an altruistic move by Amazon and that they are targeting that segment because other on line dealers are accepting EBT. Not my opinion, stated by Amazon spokesperson.
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Old 06-09-2017, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Cumberland Co., TN
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the savings come from the shipping.
Is the food pantry prices included with regular prime?
Anyway the context of the quoted post was that people did not have access to fresh food therefore needed to order it online. My point was you dont need prime to order from Amazon. But apparently you do for the pantry items because 2 day shipping is required but I think its an extra and separate fee from regular prime for the fresh pantry items.
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Old 06-09-2017, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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Where did I say anything about Amazon hiring Americans?
Yes I do have an idea because it is stated clearly in the article that this is not an altruistic move by Amazon and that they are targeting that segment because other on line dealers are accepting EBT. Not my opinion, stated by Amazon spokesperson.
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But no in the big scheme of things I guess it doesn't really matter what big business do to increase their profits, from marketing tactics to discounts to particular groups of people, refusing to serve particular groups of people, leaving our boarders to take advantage of cheap labor, hiring illegal aliens within our boarders to increase profits, discrimination in hiring practices. All those things help someone somewhere and who can object to that. We should all just be complacent and blessed we get such conveniences at a low price.
Maybe you were not including Amazon in that, but this is, after all, a thread about Amazon
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Old 06-09-2017, 10:25 AM
 
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Hold on a minute! Of course Amazon is going to monitor what is being purchased with that EBT, right? I mean, I'm sure a welfare recipient couldn't go on Amazon and buy an I-phone, or rent movies, it's for essentials, right?
EBT food cards ( SNAP) can only be used for uncooked food. It's all computerized.

EBT cash benefits can be used on whatever. Not all EBT cash is welfare. If a non- custodial parent has been non-compliant with child support, money can be taken from their paychecks. That money goes on an EBT cash card, and it's not really anybody's business what people spend that on. It's not welfare.
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