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Amazon hit from all sides as crisis highlights growing power

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By Julie JAMMOT

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Too big to be controlled. That is what Amazon is right now. They have many small and medium sized companies in a stranglehold, politicians and governments in their pockets, and the biggest consumer base of all companies. How do you tackle something like that?

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I ordered 2 shipments of masks a month ago. I just received 20 masks from China yesterday and the other order of 50 disappeared and Amazon can't figure out what happened. Lousy management.

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Since Covid-19 had to use Amazon more than ever, even food items like flour, yeast, English tea. All items that have disappeared from our super.

Art supplies since I can't travel into town while I recover from my op.

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When was the last time a Republican administration brought an anti-monopoly suit against a US company? If they are concerned for workers' rights, why don't they raise the minimum wage, provide healthcare and unemployment benefits, sick leave, and why do they oppose all efforts at unionization?

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I just received 20 masks from China yesterday and the other order of 50 disappeared and Amazon can't figure out what happened. Lousy management.

nothing to do with Amazon and everything to do with shipping, nearly all international mail to and from Japan is suspended due to the fact that 70% of the worlds international flights are grounded. Only private carriers like DHL FedeX UPS etc are still flying at full capacity but theyre much more expensive than the post office. Ive had a number of shipment from China canceled for this exact reason

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Amazon a company that has concentrated solely on online sales with very few brick and mortar store, then comes a pandemic forcing people to stay home so who do you think they're going to buy from!?

Instead we get conspiracy theories like Bezo with the help from Gates develeopled covid19 to release on the world so they can become richer

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Where would everyone be getting their stuff had it not been for Amazon? Whiners.

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the rise in Amazon's shares has boosted the wealth of founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos to over $140 billion

Thats the same as the GDP of Kuwait. Quite an obscene amount, but I suppose he sort of deserves it.

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No need for conspiracy theories when Amazon and Bezos regularly do things like this.

https://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-warehouse-workers-thank-you-t-shirts-as-it-cuts-their-hazard-pay-2020-5

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Amazon exploits its workers and its vendors. It also negotiates special deals with the government and even electric companies that shift costs to its other customers. Utilizing the "power of the web" it slips and sneaks its messages into places uninvited. These all have been a big factor in thousands of retailers being forced to close and in the destruction of small businesses across America. The article below delves into whether there is anyone or anything that Amazon doesn't exploit?

 https://brucewilds.blogspot.com/2019/07/amazon-quietly-exploits-everyone-and.html

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