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  • #16
    Re: Internet Shopping

    I've found that in many cases, I can buy from Amazon or some other retailer cheaper than directly from the producer's website. In many other cases the prices are exactly the same.


    • #17
      Originally posted by Jimmy W
      I've found that in many cases, I can buy from Amazon or some other retailer cheaper than directly from the producer's website. In many other cases the prices are exactly the same.

      Often the manufacturer has to charge higher prices than their retailers for the simple reason that if they charged less and were cannibalizing their retailers, they'd pretty quickly have no retailers.

      [and if you shop around, you might notice that Bezos' prices aren't actually all that great. All that shipping and logistics to get it to you in a day or two doesn't come cheap.]
      You would not enjoy Nietzsche, sir. He is fundamentally unsound. — P.G. Wodehouse (Carry On, Jeeves)


      • #18
        Re: Internet Shopping

        Originally posted by Wine47
        I have ordered stuff from Amazon, and it literally has been delivered (free because I am a Prime member) in 2 hours. The Post Office takes for ever, days - Amazon should show the USPS how to get it done. It amazes me how they get stuff deliverd so fast.
        "How to get it done" is blatant worker exploitation and dehumanization and aggressive anti-union action, combined with aggressive use of automation that is replacing even those sh!tty jobs with no job at all for many people. Do you really want that model to expand its reach into the rest of the world?

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        • #19
          Re: Internet Shopping

          I've bought BMW car parts online cheaper from America than I could get them from Germany.
          There is nothing quite as permanent as a good temporary repair.


          • #20
            Re: Internet Shopping

            Hey there Internet shopping is a convenient and efficient way to purchase goods and services. With just a few clicks, you can easily compare prices, read product reviews, and find the best deals without leaving your home. Plus, online shopping allows you to shop at any time of the day or night, making it a flexible option for busy individuals. That's why it is important to have a website if you run a business. Using this the easiest website builder you can develop a good website within a few hours!
            Last edited by soap94; 05-05-2023, 02:56 PM.


            • #21
              Re: Internet Shopping

              A Reminder: Basically, a USPS employee passes almost every single building in the United States at least once 6 days a week.
              “Come, come, my conservative friend, wipe the dew off your spectacles and see the world is moving" - Elizabeth Cady Stanton


              • #22
                Re: Internet Shopping

                ISTR reading the U.S.P.S. is the largest mail/pkg delivery system in the world.. and does a pretty damn good job - in spite of Rep meddling.

                and the ad bots are insane. idily wondering on.. well, leave that alone, I shall.


                • #23
                  Re: Internet Shopping

                  Originally posted by Jim Bow
                  I wanted a pair of sneakers like my son just bought. Sketchers Go-Walk 5 Demitasse. Long name for cheap shoes.

                  I went to Amazon. My size $64.95. Seemed like a decent price, delivery would take 10 days. At the bottom it said “Sold by Zappos”
                  So I went to the Zappos website. Same shoes, $48. Delivery in 2 days.
                  At the bottom it said, “Delivery by Amazon”.

                  I’m thoroughly confused.
                  Cheap shoes? Yep made like cheap shoes probably cost them less than $5 to make.
                  I've never paid more than half the $64 for shoes, for properly (machine) made leather shoes not sneakers.
                  Time to give them a polish I'm on museum guide duties today.
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                  • #24
                    Re: Internet Shopping

                    5 or 6 years ago I bought a cider press. The mfr is in Kansas & sells direct online, but also through some other outlets. All the others selling it had the same price as the mfr - except for a British company. I bought it from them, it was shipped from Kansas to Vermont (not by way of Britain), & it was $300 less.

                    I'm guessing they just made less on it - but I was good with saving 20 percent.
                    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green