Amazing Amazon


#121

Perhaps I’m an anomaly, but I don’t really shop at Amazon (maybe only once a year to buy some random accessory, but never apparel/shoes).


#122

I do not use Amazon for apparel/shoes, but shop Amazon for quality products from well known brands, say Nest Thermostat or used books or iphone covers or routers…etc

Amazon stands next to Costco & Home Depot in my credit card bills normally. If something is not available in Costco or Home depot, I used to search at Amazon to buy !

Prime free two day delivery is very handy !


#123

Other than Amazon, where do you shop online?


#124

Wifey is a serious online shopper (does lots of price compares, reads reviews, etc). Her main go to sites are:

Amazon and Walmart for home stuff, Google Express for Target and Costco stuff that we need quick deliveries on, Home Depot for general construction/repair material, Sears for appliances


#125

For shoes/apparel, I usually compare prices across different web sites. I know exactly what I want to buy so the convenience of shopping everything on Amazon does not appeal to me (as I don’t make decisions on the fly nor do I make many purchases on Amazon to begin with). Their pricing is not the best either in those categories.


#126

Coming near you…literally


#127

Anyone has access to story???


#128

Geez, is this gonna be a company paid holiday one day???


#129

More on this…


#130

Geez, $1B in sales from Prime Day…


#131

60% growth Y-Y and bigger than Black Friday or Cyber Monday.


#132

I know, I know, I need to drink the Kool-Aid…

Has it gotten to the point that Amazon can be a bully now? My god, granted more than a mere thought, just the idea that Big Bad Amazon might invade Zillow’s territory sends its stock down. You really don’t want to be a retailer today…


#133

Amazon today is like Microsoft yesterday. Both from Seattle and seemingly conquering the entire universe…

What is with Seattle??? It must be the weather… :slight_smile:


#134

Yup, there’s nothing else to do except work, so people work longer hours. Actually, people here leave at least an hour earlier than when I worked at Apple. Overall, I think we interact with Asia a lot less (except for some specific teams). We don’t need to stay late to get more overlap with them. At my last company, I had teams in Singapore and India to manage, so only having US people is much easier.

We do get 5 months a year where the weather is amazing. We’re in that now.


#135

Do you think you would ever come back to the Bay?


#136

I won’t say never. I have quite a ways to go before retirement. Part of the reason I kept my place was a hedge in case I do move back. I worked with too many people that lived in the bay area, sold their home when they moved away, and couldn’t afford to buy when they moved back.


#137

Great move! Don’t ever sell anything in BA (unless it’s a flip) :slight_smile:


#138

Bezos is shaking in his boots I’m sure about this “Amazon Killer”…


#139

Amazon, what next? Maybe perfecting the best and cheapest hainanese chicken rice plate???


#140

Nobody can compare the freeloader Walmart with Amazon. I don’t think Amazon sends its people to be taken care of by the government. I hope I am not wrong.