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  |  May 19, 2019

    Will Amazon Cut into Kosher Sales

    Amazon already offers 15,000 kosher certified items online, but will their proposed retail chain cut into traditional sales as well? Full Story

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    I will not support Amazon for several reasdons. 1) I will not order anything I can not sign for. Too much chance of theivery. 2) Amazon has hurt economy because they use so many fewer local medium wage earners whose dollars turn over and support their lolcal communities while vast profits going to higher level employees and marketing. 3) Where they have entered local markets sch as Whole Foods they have aused loss of profits to small specialty poviders. 4) There is lack of transparencey as to who is [poroviding merchandise . 5) Amazon has treate d many supppliers badly… Read more »

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    Your 1st 6 points make it appear that they were written by a very concerned citizen trying to convince why it makes sense to spend more money and some of those point could be valid. But you lost me with #7. Because by spending more $$$ at the local crown heights grocery stores vs buying the same items for less online (or the kollel store or Bingo for that matter), people will have less money to give to “tzeducha”!!! What planet are you living on?

    I love amazon
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    I love amazon

    New yorkers can’t really complain that so many people are leaving when they chase away the companies that want to employ them

    Refunds
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    Refunds

    Make sure you get credits from amazon because you don’t always!! So the more u order from them u might not be getting refunds

    Amazon
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    Amazon

    Absolute blessing for people who cannot walk and do not drive. Their customer service is impeccable. Thank you Amazon I cannot wait for your kosher foods to increase

    from #1 about item 7
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    Perhaps I wasn’t clear. I was not referring to Crown heights or even NY. People who shop on line tend to buy more uneccssary items rather than better quality items. They are more subject to marketing ploys than those who go int o brick and mortar stores who actally examine what is offered.

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    Again there might be a point there. But specifically in regards to groceries even with buying what you need — there is a higher markup for food in CH, which is hard to understand since that is a high volume business even in CH. If I want to be able to give more tzedaka then I have to buy online (cereals, etc) or go to BP and the reality is that it saves a lot of $$ (very telling when you see other CH business owners shopping for food in BP as well…)

    Jeff Bezos wanted to destroy brick and morter business.
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    Jeff Bezos wanted to destroy brick and morter business.

    His goal when he started was to put the book stores like Barnes and Noble and Borders, out of business.
    Then he moved onto the rest of the retail industry.
    Look up what happened to diapers.com, for example.

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    Agree With No. 1; and Response to No. 3

    No. 1 is right. As for No. 3, while it is true things can sometimes be cheaper on Amazon, in the long term, monopolies will drive up prices. If we let Amazon win, we will all be paying the price down the road, not only in the form of higher costs but also the loss of local businesses with a tie to the community who employ real people in decent conditions, not people stuck working in horrible conditions in a big warehouse who will eventually all be replaced by robots. I understand that sometimes Amazon is necessary, and understand for… Read more »

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