?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Comparison shopping taken to a new low

Some friends on Facebook linked to an article in Gawker about a new Amazon thing that, effectively, encourages one to go to a bricks-and-mortar store, find an item there, and then go home without it to buy it from Amazon. I just confirmed it by reading Amazon's press release about the deal. Gawker plays this up a bit, beginning with a rubric "Evil" at the very top. Yet it is, at best, kicking traditional retail while its down, especially mom-and-pop stores. Of course we knew people would go to a store to look at items they would later buy online; I'm not that naive. It just doesn't seem sporting that Amazon went public to promote this practice.

Not long ago, I would've yelled and stomped and said "I'm never shopping at Amazon again!" but these days, if I did that any time any company announced something nefarious or at least with unintended consequences... well, I'd have a lot more money, that's for sure. Doesn't mean I'm not unhappy about this. It's just one more indication to me that this ain't the world I thought I signed up for.

Comments

( 2 comments — Leave a comment )
kenny2fl
Dec. 12th, 2011 08:13 pm (UTC)
shopping
Can't fight it. I just try to give some support to the locals & buy USA stuff if possible.
songdogmi
Dec. 15th, 2011 06:24 am (UTC)
Re: shopping
I've been trying to come up with local-sourced gifts, but it's kind of hard since my family seem to like mass-produced stuff. This weekend is going to be my major shopping weekend, which gives me a couple of days to put a plan together.
( 2 comments — Leave a comment )

Latest Month

December 2017
S M T W T F S
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      

Page Summary

Tags

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Lilia Ahner