Discuss: Amazon Prime Day

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July 16, 2015 at 12:36:42
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Hi all,

This week's poll question is about news that Amazon's "Prime Day" sales exceeded the company's expectations. Discuss here if you think the event offered worthwhile deals, and, if you like, the poll results themselves.


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July 16, 2015 at 14:11:47
From reports it sounds like they were just offloading a load of junk. In other words, a clearance sale but with the added benefit that they will have persuaded a lot of people to sign up to Prime.

Never give a sucker an even break.

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July 16, 2015 at 14:17:04
Most (all?) of the discounts were very marginal? And echoing ijack's comment - I think it was more a device to promote Prime and encourage others to sign up...?

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July 16, 2015 at 14:29:47
I heard sales were not at all what they expected, and the deals weren't anything to write home about. Let the buyer beware.

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July 16, 2015 at 19:03:59
Amazon? Prime day? Am I missing something? :-o

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July 17, 2015 at 05:49:23
I do use Amazon from time to time and I did hear about something going on.

I'm a bit of a weirdo though. I tend to buy what I want when I need it, rather than what someone else reckons I want when they say so.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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July 17, 2015 at 07:51:39
Nah... you're not a bit of a weirdo... Just one of us from a passing age when pholks bought things when they needed them...; rather than when things were promo'd and pholks felt pressured to buy whatever it was... - regardless of the need for it or not...

We're becoming a rare item, approaching extinction; and likely will be extinct in about another 25-30yrs or so?

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July 17, 2015 at 09:39:06
I guess sooner than 25-30 years down the road. Somewhere down that road The United States of Materialism will replace the United States of America. In New York City where I live Self Storage spots already outnumber McDonald's and in that 25-30 years down the road we will be known as the United States of Hoarders. By the way any of you have watch Storage War on TV?


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July 17, 2015 at 10:15:02
Is that the show were "people"... bid for storage lockups that have been either abandoned or repossessed (due to unpaid bills)?

The people who do the bidding all seem of one type. Somewhat overweight, short of a razor, and "interesting styles of attire... To say nothing of the "bruhar" that they seem to present and glorify?

If so then I have gone across it once or twice; for a few seconds only. Any longer and I'd likely end up running screaming into the wilderness to recover my sanity...

Self storage is now starting to proliferate in parts of the UK; major cities at least. Mainly due to the almost total lack of storage space in the modern mini-boxes sold as new build homes. I have a whole development near me - all have garages. You couldn't get any modern car into them... as they/re way to narrow an entrance and interior width (and likely anything larger than a Ford Model T or an original Austin-7 or 60's mini, and you wouldn't be able to get the doors open enuff to get out once inside the "garage"). They're described as attached garage space - but in reality it's attached storage area (as there very little storage space in the main house). And these "garages" add to the price of the mini-box...

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