Can anyone else say they have never bought from Amazon?

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  1. peng

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    My plan is to order a bunch of $1 items by drone delivery.

    I have a blind built in a vacant lot and I'll wait until the drones show up. I'll have Alexa on speaker to call it in, a little chuckle should do it.

    I'll let it get in close so my #6's will kill it clean. I'm not even gonna use steel shot, screw that. No flock shooting either.

    With my mask on no one will be able to tell it's me.

    Is there a bag limit for these things?
     
  2. Rizzo

    Rizzo Garbage Day!

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    Not a bag limit but definitely a criminal charge.
     
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  4. ThatGuyYouKnow

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    40+ here, never bought from Amazon. A few years ago, I was part of their online work force doing weird little jobs to help sort their computer programs out, getting paid very little per job but able to do many little jobs each day. When it came time to get paid, they screwed me out of everything I had done for them, hundreds of dollars worth of work. They claim I can still get paid to this day, but every time I go through the process, they find a reason to disqualify it.

    So, Amazon and J. Bozo can go suck rotten eggs for all I care. I don't rail against anyone who uses them, just won't ever myself.

    Hey, Bezos - if you want to make me whole, set me up on a date with your ex-wife! She is worth a ton of $ and ain't bad-lookin', either!
     
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  6. speedway

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    Jeff Bezos will be the next George Soros but on steroids. Mark my words.


    Keep feeding the machine. See how it works out in the end.
     
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    Amazon Prime here.

    Free 2 day shipping whenever I'm running low on selective outrage.
     
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    I love Amazon . Now,instead of wasting half a day driving around trying to find something, I just click on Amazon and it’s on my doorstep two days later. I’m surprised there are any brick and mortar stores left.

    And before you comment, I realize I’m just contributing to their demise. Just too easy to shop online.
     
  9. GeorgiaGlocker

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    Not here. My wife is an Amazon Prime member.
     
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    Lots of times. Some of the stuff I order from them I can't find locally. I have saved several hundred dollars on some of the tools I have bought through Amazon. Free shipping and no taxes add up.
     
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    Exactly.


    And the way things are going, with Amazon causing all the small businesses to close, eventually buying from Amazon will be the only option, so even if we want to boycott Amazon we won't be able to, since they (and maybe Walmart) will be the only option for buying most items.


    Patriots who buy from Amazon are happily funding their own destruction.
     
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  12. JohnBT

    JohnBT NRA Benefactor

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    They bought me off. ;)

    They gave me $100 credit for signing up for an Amazon/Chase Prime card and give me 5% cash back on every Amazon purchase. Until the end of October I get 2% back on every purchase everywhere and most of the things I buy are considerably less expensive than anywhere else I can find them.

    We're so close to 4 or 5 of their facilities that one time I ordered a $30 item on Sunday morning and some guy driving a car delivered it late that afternoon. And that was before I signed up for Prime.
     
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    Capitalism sure does offend some folks.
     
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    Just bought Amazon stock............
     
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  15. BlueBayShepherd

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    Unrestrained capitalism isn't a good thing, as we saw with all the jobs that corporations outsourced to China and India, and as we are currently seeing with social media where conservatives are being banned and censored because companies like Facebook and Twitter don't like conservative views.


    Remember how back in the late 1800s and early 1900s, many railroad/mining/etc companies had "company towns" where their employees lived in a "company house" and was paid mainly in "company scrip" that could only be spent at the "company store" because nowhere else would accept it.

    The "company town" was patrolled by the "company police" who were thuggish enforcers who beat up, tortured and sometimes even killed employees who tried to get together and demand higher wages and better treatment.

    If you got sick, you had to see the "company doctor" since nobody else would accept your "company scrip" as payment.

    Sounds a lot like communism, right?

    The outcome is essentially the same, regardless of whether the sign over the entrance to the town says "Whatever Mining Company" or "Soviet Union".

    Taken to its logical conclusion, unrestrained capitalism would allow Amazon to create a monopoly over everything and crush all competition, with even grocery stores being owned by Amazon (they already own Whole Foods).

    And since Amazon is a private company, if they don't like you because you're a Trump supporter or you're a "racist" or you said something mean about Jeff Bezos, good luck finding somewhere to buy food in UnrestrainedCapitalismLand.

    "But someone else would start a new company that would compete with Amazon."

    Yeah, good luck with that when Amazon is so huge that it controls the entire economy and owns all the politicians who will write laws that favor Amazon and make it hard for new startup competitors to survive.

    Additionally, Amazon would just cut their prices until they drove the competitor out of business, like Walmart has done in many places to small stores.

    Allowing corporations to do whatever they want is what caused the 2008 financial crisis, as well as rampant outsourcing of American jobs, and a flood of 3rd world immigration because corporations want cheap labor.

    Americans voted for Trump because they are tired of neoliberalism and want the globalist corporations brought to heel. That must be done if America is going to survive as a sovereign nation.

    Corporations need to be made to serve the interests of the USA, rather than the situation we had before Trump took office, where the USA served the interests of corporations.

    You can have unrestrained capitalism or you can have a cohesive and sovereign country.

    You cannot have both.
     
  16. R.B. Riddick

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    Daily free deliveries to my house and that includes Sundays. Their pricing is usually the lowest and I earn reward points for free stuff.
     
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    www.miningjournal.net/opinion/columns/2019/11/the-opponents-of-unfettered-capitalism-are-fighting-a-phantom/

    "For as long as I can remember, people on the left have complained about “unfettered capitalism.” Moderate liberals do it, and of course flat-out Marxists do it.

    In his new book, “A Bit of Everything: Power, People, Profits and Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent,” Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz contends that the only way we’ll be able to confront climate change is through a new social contract.

    “Capitalism will be part of the story, but it can’t be the kind of capitalism that we’ve had for the last 40 years,” Stiglitz writes. “It can’t be the kind of selfish, unfettered capitalism where firms just maximize shareholder value regardless of the social consequences.”

    Sen. Bernie Sanders said earlier this year that, “We have to talk about democratic socialism as an alternative to unfettered capitalism.”

    "A fetter is a chain, manacle or restraint. If you think there are no restraints on the market or on economic activity, why on earth do we have the Department of Labor, HHS, HUD, FDA, EPA, OSHA or IRS?

    The United States has one of the most progressive tax systems in the world (i.e., the share of taxes paid by the rich versus everyone else). If you take into account all social welfare spending, we spend more on entitlements than plenty of rich countries.

    Now, if you think we don’t spend, regulate or tax enough, fine. Make your case. If you think we should spend and tax differently, I’m right there with you."

    My frustration stems from the fact that we “fetter” the market constantly. And whenever the fetters yield an undesirable result — like, say, the financial crisis of 2008 — the blame always lands on eternally unfettered capitalism."

    "Just to be clear: I’m not an advocate for unfettered capitalism. But I am sick and tired of hearing people advocate unfettered government to fight an enemy that doesn’t exist. And I’m particularly dyspeptic about the fact that conservatives are now buying into the same fantasy."
     
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    Have term limits for members of congress and a flat tax rate across the board and see how fast crony capitalism goes away. I have heard this phrase social contract for decades, it is just another code word for social engineering. Obamacare could be viewed as a social contract, he didn't care except to control 1/3 of our economy and control the lives of people. Soon enough an economy will look a lot like communism as designed.
     
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