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Old 04-02-2015, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Princeton
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Hi Scooby,

Our house dog "Whiskey" at the Firehouse / Engine 8 is a Great Dane, that old girl, I love her, I might have to take a peek at where you purchase your dog food, sounds like a great deal, I'm always the fighter that's task with feeding her, lol. And she loves her Knight. She even loves my little Dachshund, "Thunder". Amazing girl, Whiskey..
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Old 04-02-2015, 04:04 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Go ahead and buy all your stuff online. Put the moms and pops and even the brick and mortars out of business.
Once they're gone, Amazon will drop their quality and raise their prices.
Why not?
There will be no competition, so they can do what they want.
It has already happened. Radio Shack is out of business and many more retails stores are just show rooms for people to go and order online.

The prices aren't cheaper at Amazon, it's the convenience that you get your goods quickly. Research shows that most people shop at big wholesalers like Costcos which is also killing mom and pop stores because they offer more bang for the buck.
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Old 04-03-2015, 11:25 PM
 
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The main thing about amazon is their what I call make good policy even with the sellers. But even prime often ups the price if you look carefully. You paid for two day once shipped and yet you pay a higher price than just the average even on their site. They add to prime order cost if you look.
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Old 04-04-2015, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Diaspora
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The prices aren't cheaper at Amazon, it's the convenience that you get your goods quickly......
You are correct that their prices are not the most inexpensive. But if factors one makes a wishlist on it, it does save the time driving around fulfilling the needs list plus the gas associated with it. That being said, Amazon for the most part gets the largest chunk of our home and some business needs outside of food.
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Old 04-04-2015, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in USA
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The main thing about amazon is their what I call make good policy even with the sellers. But even prime often ups the price if you look carefully. You paid for two day once shipped and yet you pay a higher price than just the average even on their site. They add to prime order cost if you look.
If you take advantage of student version of Amazon Prime then it isnworth every dime. It used to be $79 a couple years ago and then they pumped up. Then next increase cycle is probably another same difference as the $79 one.
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Old 04-05-2015, 12:30 PM
 
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Amazon is great for hard to find items. But they are not the cheapest. Allot of times I end up on ebay
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Old 04-05-2015, 02:47 PM
 
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Never online.

You know, Amazon destroys local businesses, treats its staff badly, and battles against book publishers, regardless of the bad consequences to authors and readers.

No way would I support them.
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Old 04-05-2015, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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The main thing about amazon is their what I call make good policy even with the sellers. But even prime often ups the price if you look carefully. You paid for two day once shipped and yet you pay a higher price than just the average even on their site. They add to prime order cost if you look.
Texdav, can you clarify what you meant? I shop at amazon all the time (I have prime), and I have no idea what you mean. I've never been charged for 2-day shipping when the seller is amazon or "fulfilled by amazon." What do you mean they "up the price"?

What I like best about amazon (besides their amazing selection) is their customer service. I have NEVER been disappointed with it and I've been shopping there since 2003 (I know only because the email address I use for amazon has that year in it!).
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Old 04-07-2015, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in USA
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yes amazon and ebay is the best .
ebay may not be, their fees are too much now . I gave up on them.
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Old 04-07-2015, 10:49 PM
 
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ebay may not be, their fees are too much now . I gave up on them.
I've always found eBay selling fees to be extremely low at around 13% or so (when you include PayPal).
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