Amazon gives finger to French anti law, mocks government stupidity

By Paul St John Mackintosh
July 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

Amazon has just neatly demonstrated how dumb it is for governments to try to constrain free markets and pursue ideological vendettas against particular companies. Of course, the French government may be more thick-skinned than most on those counts, but then Amazon has shown some chutzpah in both [...]

Amazon may bump US Prime price to $99 or $119

By Chris Meadows
January 30, 2014 // 4 Comments

If you like Amazon Prime, you might start thinking about how much you like it. Do you only like it $79 worth? Or might you still like it at $99 or $119? The Verge reports that on Amazon’s latest earnings call, the company announced it is considering raising the price of Amazon Prime in the US by [...]

Wal-Mart promises to catch up to Amazon in two years

By Chris Meadows
January 23, 2014 // 5 Comments

Wal-Mart is eyeing Amazon enviously, and trying to step up its game to compete. A Wal-Mart exec told the Wall Street Journal (paywalled; circumvent with Google News) that Wal-Mart was going to be able to match Amazon’s range of products and ability to ship fast “within two years.” [...]

Amazon Increases Minimum Order for Free Super Saver Shipping to $35

By Chris Meadows
October 22, 2013 // 1 Comment

You know how you could get “Free Super Saver Shipping” on qualifying Amazon items by ordering at least $25 per order? Those halcyon days are behind us now. Today, Amazon announced it is bumping the minimum order amount to $35. “This is the first time in more than a decade that Amazon has [...]

Amazon Prime brings physical obects closer to e-style instant gratification

By Chris Meadows
November 28, 2010 // 4 Comments

One big advantage e-book readers have over printed books is the “instant gratification” they offer their users: as Amazon puts it, you can be reading any Kindle book within a minute of deciding you want it. And I’ve mentioned Amazon’s Disc+ program in which Amazon applies a similar [...]

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