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Posted by:

bb
08 Apr 2019

Amazon prime is now $120/year.

Wish.com is another weird Chinese shopping site with unbelievable prices. Fun to browse and wonder if you can really get a 1TB flash drive for $10. (And then find out it's just the lanyard!) And sometimes you really do get the item advertised.

Posted by:

Sameer
08 Apr 2019

Have you tried https://www.aliexpress.com ?
It is a chinese company. Do check the price.

Posted by:

Nina
08 Apr 2019

Amazon is the last place I look. I try to buy direct or from another source. Mostly concerned about a monopoly situation, since I want other retailers to stay in business.

Posted by:

Linda
08 Apr 2019

I believe that Walmart owns Jet.com.

Posted by:

Phil Stone
08 Apr 2019

Technology will eventually be our death!!

Posted by:

dWayne
08 Apr 2019

Linda -
'Walmart acquired Jet.com for $3 billion in cash and $300 million in Walmart stock.'
(Mentioned in the article)

Posted by:

David
08 Apr 2019

There's an app called Invisible Hand that pops up with (usually) lower prices while you're shopping.

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Sarah L
08 Apr 2019

No majors or lady suffragettes are involved, eh, what is that?

Posted by:

Henry Peck
08 Apr 2019

I shop at Amaazon but I also use a app called Wikibuy that my bank sent me that comapes Amazon prices to just about everywhere else on the web. About half the time, I purchase the item elsewhere.

Posted by:

Jeanine
08 Apr 2019

I limit my shopping on Amazon to books and a few other items I can't easily find locally. I would never shop at any Walmart outlet.

Posted by:

FrancesMC
08 Apr 2019

Rakuten Kobo sells e-books, some of which are very low-priced.

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RandiO
08 Apr 2019

I had made the mistake of purchasing a 256GB "Lexar" branded microSD card. I spent a few days in stuffing it w/my music folders/files only to find out that when a folder exceeds 16GB size of data files, the folders themselves are copied-over but the data content is not. Yet, the microSD card properties shows it to be full of files that are 'invisible'.
I received a reply from Lexar which stated the following: "Note that due to logistical issues and CFIUS (Committee of Foreign Investments in the US) placing restrictions on LongSys, a Chinese company and the new owner of the Lexar brand, we are not currently able to ship replacements."
Lucky me; I was able to get a refund for the item w/o incurring return shipment charges.

Posted by:

LadyLiberTEA
08 Apr 2019

Thanks alternatives to world's richest man Jeff Bezos' globalist/Left censoring/deplatforming Amazon monopoly I too use our kind online community's reviews to compare elsewhere. I prefer to support Christianbook.com, Edify Films, and Philo.com; brand websites like Pure Synergy of Utah, and Swanson that sells other brands too; discount sites like Vitacost; and discount store sites like Kmart/Sears, Walmart, Target, Walgreens, RiteAid, etc., where I sometimes ship to store to benefit them and for my convenience or to check before accept or easy return service. When only at Amazon, or too low price difference to ignore especially via Subscribe & Save, or speed or other factors, I never a Prime Member almost never pay shipping (except rare imports, or collectible media) by S&S or free shipping items. For Fulfilled By Amazon guaranteed service, I may choose a slightly higher priced selection. Wherever I shop, I always try via free Ebates automatic rebates portal or credit card link to local in-store shopping, averaging $100 back yearly :)

Posted by:

RandiO
08 Apr 2019

I had also made the mistake of purchasing a 128GB "Samsung EVO+" branded microSD card. In the last 9 months since the purchase, I have tried every industrial HD tool available to rectify the corruption issues of its MasterBootRecord (MBR).
Finally, I contacted Samsung and was told by them that the Samsung "EVO+" was renamed "EVO PLUS", as Samsung confirmed that counterfeit versions were coming out of China Inc.
Irony ensued: Samsung service rep asked where I had purchased the unit and that they will not replace the unit. It turned out during these email ping-pongs; even the Samsung website sells the "EVO+" branded parts, themselves, as well as being able be to purchased (EVO+) from e-retailers such as Amazon, NewEgg, and of course, eBay.
So, Samsung knows about this counterfeit EVO+ market and is allowing it to fester, which hits the consumer in the wallet. They were smitten to tell me that this fake EVO+ was stamped in the back of the microSD card as being made in Taiwan. Samsung stated that their memory products are only made in 2 countries and Taiwan is not one of them. They gulped when I asked how a customer is supposed to determine a fake if the only confirmation can be made after purchase and upon unpackaging the item to determine “Made In” country that is in the back side of the card.
They would not refund my money but I have made the decision to never do business with Samsung ever again. Even if they become the only game in town.
No! Neither of my 2 posts are whining/gripe sessions but I just hope that they serve as Caveat Emptor.

Posted by:

Jerry B.
08 Apr 2019

I have been using the PriceBlink browser extension for several years and highly recommend it. Tried Honey and several others, but always came back to PriceBlink. Checks for better prices on an item and tries coupon codes when you go to checkout.

Posted by:

Nancy
08 Apr 2019

Amazon Prime is now $119.

Posted by:

Kenneth Heikkila
08 Apr 2019

I have tried Amazon, Ebay, Jet & Buy/Rakuten. I came to the same conclusion as you did about Buy and Jet; basically the sorts of things I buy online are either not there or not cheaper than Amazon or Ebay so I just tend to shop for the item on Duck Duck Go or Google and Amazon and Ebay. The price is nearly always better on one or the other (A or E.)
I also use Smile as my default and I download a LOT of music on Prime and stream Prime video.
when I can. The $119/yr. is worth it to me.
I also got the Amazon credit card. Rates nothing to brag about, but no fee, one time $70 off anything and 5% back on any Amazon or Whole Foods purchases, 2% at restaurants, gas stations (I get a much better deal from Sinclair) & drug stores.Basically it helps me keep track of all my Amazon purchases and pays me to do so. I pay it off every month so rates are not an issue.
Yes Bezos is evil, but I can't afford to buy nearly everything at a higher price.

Posted by:

Greg C
08 Apr 2019

Sarah L above:
"No majors or lady suffragettes are involved, eh, what is that? "

Bob is making a cryptic, but nostalgic reference to Paul McCartney and the song "Jet"
( fast shipping can be by jet plane )
https://youtu.be/6a8PaZmiCkc

More info on song, not really relevant to this discussion.
https://www.songfacts.com/facts/paul-mccartney-wings/jet

...You're welcome.

Posted by:

Peter B
08 Apr 2019

Amazon UK pays almost no company tax in the UK - the orders are all placed with their office in Luxembourg, which appears to have a 'sweetheart' deal with the government there. So I try to avoid using them whenever possible. I don't know whether the US Amazon company pays much tax to the USA, but even I have read about the bidding war to have a new Amazon warehouse situated in various states.

Posted by:

Steve Morehead
08 Apr 2019

Thanks Greg. Grew up with the Beatles and liked them as a group but none individually so I totally missed that reference too.

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