look into the amazon of your soul
Imma gonna say it.
Not only can you use this app to go to your indie store, try out an item, and THEN see how cheap you can get it on Amazon, YOU CAN REPORT BACK TO AMAZON HOW CHEAP YOU CAN GET IT IN AN INDIE STORE, SO AMAZON CAN LOWER THEIR PRICES.
Amazon has made the entire smart-phone-owning public their minions.
AND THERE ARE SUCKERS GOING ALONG WITH THIS.
But here’s the part that’s going to make a whole lot of you angry with me:
How many times have you gone to a store and checked something out, then gone home and bought it on Amazon for a much lower price?
Where do you think Amazon got the idea for this app, anyway?
Amazon just made it so you didn’t have to write the store price down on a piece of paper.
And while providing that service, they tossed in an extra step of allowing you to actually, you know, directly throw every last indie shop out of business.
Hey. I like a bargain just like the next gal. But I buy my books locally, unless I can’t find them here. (Yes, I can hanker after the odd book or two.) I buy used books when I’ve already bought a new copy of the title, or if it’s out of print.
I use Amazon for things I can’t find around here, usually at Christmas. In fact, I ordered something yesterday.
Amazon is not the devil. Don’t let it make you one.