Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Amazon to crash

Well, I called it for Tesco and now I'm calling it for Amazon. The signs are there when a big company just can't perform the cartoon trick of running on air off the edge of a cliff any more, and resorts to crooked subterfuge. Amazon's on-screen trickery to fool customers into signing up to the £79 'prime' service has now reached almost criminal lengths - and the time has come to say goodbye rather than continue to try to dodge all the traps. Only problem is that it's impossible to find a 'close my account' button. So just cancel and erase or change all your details ......

 

8 comments:

TrT said...

They did it for me a few years back when I ordered a series of books, like 8-12
9-12 arrived, 8 would the next day, then week, then month, then within 6 months, then it just disappeared off my order screen.

TrT said...

They did it for me a few years back when I ordered a series of books, like 8-12
9-12 arrived, 8 would the next day, then week, then month, then within 6 months, then it just disappeared off my order screen.

Weekend Yachtsman said...

I've always resisted the "Prime" thing - somehow I guessed that anything pushed so hard just has to be a scam, even if you can't immediately see what the scam is.

Apart from that, I find Amazon useful and pretty efficient.

No complaints and no plans to change, for now.

Robert said...

I was charged for the Prime thing and went on their website and have been credited with the £79 as I never used it.

mikebravo said...

prime was excellent when it was just a pre paid, next day delivery service. When they added all the tv crap that I don't want to watch, which can only be watched on sony and Samsung smart TV's it became a scam. Probably to cover losses on the free next day delivery offer.

Thud said...

I'm happy with amazon and have no complaints with service in the 12 or so years I've been using it.

Weekend Yachtsman said...

...and a "mid-list" lady writer of my acquaintance thinks Amazon is just wonderful: nobody has ever paid her so well or so promptly for her work.

Anonymous said...

For a long time, financial sector commentator Denninger has been 'telling it like it is' on Amazon.

At one point they were only making money in the US because they were evading the States sales taxes.

Their shipping margins are so thin,it's a wonder they haven't collapsed years ago.

Prime is just a means to improve cash flow. There has never been a time where I couldn't wait three or more days for my order to arrive.

And with next to no earnings and silly pe ration, it's a matter of time ...