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Old 05-07-2015, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by NJBest View Post
I worked for Amazon several years ago. I didn't feel that they had terrible employee policies. I felt they treated me well. Great pay, great benefits and above average perks (free dry cleaning, first-class upgrades on flights, free meals on campus, etc).

I don't see how they wrecked the book industry. Did you see the deal that Harper Collins just signed with them? If anything, Harper Collins is getting an excellent deal.
Agreed. I don't see how it's Amazon's fault that a lot of bookstores have closed in the last 10 years. Crown Books, B Dalton, Waldenbooks, and Borders have all closed since the late '90's, and I don't think that had anything to do with Amazon. These days almost everyone I see reading books is doing so on Kindle/other electronic devices instead of actual paper books, so even if Amazon weren't around I believe these bookstores would have closed anyway.

These days, the only bookstores I know of around me are Barnes & Noble & Half Price Books.

Re: Amazon products, I was recently looking for a specific mouse pad with a gel wrist support, since I'm on the computer a lot & need something like this. I went to numerous retail stores (including Office Depot, Wal-mart, Target, etc.) and couldn't find this at any of them. So, I got 2 of them from Amazon - for a reasonable price.

I think as time goes on, people will go online even more to buy these types of specialty products. If you can't find something at a regular retail store, what other options do you have?!
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Old 05-07-2015, 01:40 PM
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In a way amazon is more like Sears started out in most places; a catalog store to order from. Mail order catalog sales is nothing new really. Changes happen over time.T he same things were said then of Sears and J C Penny.
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Old 05-12-2015, 09:17 AM
Location: Somewhere in USA
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Amazon is an advanced technology company which convert most things that used to be done manually now are all automated...that's the key to Amazon products and services. From digital to eventually all drones delivery services. It's what human advancement should keep up with.
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Old 05-15-2015, 04:34 PM
Location: SW Florida
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I usually find better deals on ebay then amazon but will buy occasionally there to. Mostly just use ebay for online purchases.
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