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Primarily their business ethics.

Bezos seems like he really is trying to take over the world. Sure, every company would love to be the one company in the world that makes or sells "x", but Amazon seems like its plan is to eventually corner EVERY market. While at the same time, generally not being a great place to work, especially for those lower down the wage scale.

But also their prices are often not as great as they used to be (corner the market, then jack all the prices up), they kept upping the free shipping purchase requirement for non-prime members (I think they then dropped it back down eventually to $35?), their super saver shipping used to take forever to actually ship out (although the last two orders, one for someone's registry shipped real fast), and their packaging of products can be very suspect. I mean, it's great if they replace the item, but I would have preferred to have received it in good condition the first time and not have to deal with it.

I don't bend over backwards to not use Amazon, but when it's just as easy to shop/order elsewhere I do. I will say their customer service has been fantastic the times I've had to use it. But it also all seems to be based out of India nowadays...

(In response to this post by FontanaHoo)

Posted: 08/14/2019 at 10:35AM


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  I generally try to avoid Amazon when I can. ** -- Lucius 08/14/2019 09:44AM
  Curious as to your reasons? ** -- FontanaHoo 08/14/2019 10:04AM
  Primarily their business ethics. -- Lucius 08/14/2019 10:35AM
  Can you elabororate on "not a great place to work"? -- Wahoos79 08/14/2019 11:40AM
  Here is one of many stories -- Lucius 08/14/2019 1:48PM
  It used to be such an awesome site. ** -- HOOfan_1 08/14/2019 10:03AM
  Oh so much. ** -- QBSacker 08/14/2019 09:52AM FTW ** -- Faz d. Hoo 08/13/2019 8:36PM

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