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Amazon opening physical bookstore?

Discussion in 'Books' started by Flint, Sep 26, 2017.

  1. Flint

    Flint "Do you know who I am?" Superstar

    I was wandering around a popular new shopping and business area as I was waiting for the beginning of an happy hour gathering and stumbled across this:

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    So, the very same company which started the end of the bookstore for millions of buyers is now opening bookstores because... well... I guess there is a market for buying books in a store.
     
  2. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Famous

    Just another step towards world domination :smiley: or an attempt to take over the small portion of the book business that they don't dominate already? It won't take long if they're serious about opening stores across the country. I suppose they could even ship from certain stores to close by homes when it makes sense.
     
  3. rammisframmis

    rammisframmis Well-Known Member

    Add to that their takeover of Whole Foods and the domination will be complete.
     
  4. Dentman

    Dentman Well-Known Member

    Love this company, (cautiously for now)
     
  5. Flint

    Flint "Do you know who I am?" Superstar

    I find it funny that I struggle with the dominance Google has in the world but love what I get from Amazon as a customer so much that I love to see them expanding. I think it is because I think I know exactly what Amazon wants from me - my money. So, they make it easy for me to give them money for stuff I really want. Google, however, is a mystery to me. I know they make money mostly on advertising, and thus they give away free products to get info on my to improve their revenues in advertising by making the ads more and more targeted, and thus more valuable, over time. It is convoluted - but they desperately want my info - which scares me. At least when Amazon get my info I know it could result in a product or service they want to sell me. That's easy to understand.
     
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  6. Huey

    Huey Well-Known Member Famous

  7. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Famous

    ^^ That there is a Breaking Bad type transformation!! :grinning:
     
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  8. mcad64

    mcad64 Well-Known Member

    My son says, "Dad, soon we will all be like those characters in WALL-E, sitting in our reclining chairs, fat and contented ordering everything we need from Amazon.
     
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