Amazing Amazon


#163

Broccoli is so Safeway. How about kale? Organic of course.

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#164

It is and one of the only green veggies I will eat… no kale for me


#165

How about price cuts on those $10 milk tea ice cream at Whole Foods…maybe then I will finally shop there.


#166

Unbelievable…:moneybag:


#167

One of my friends bought several pints of those and I thought that was nuts. I don’t think I ever bought anything from Whole Foods. Trader Joe’s is the way to go.


#168

I suppose it could be worst…Marco Polo on Taraval has real supposedly durian ice cream by the pint. If I remember correctly I paid something like $10 to $20 for a PINT!!! What can I do? Mother inlaw was here during that time for our wedding…


#169

Amazon buying Whole Foods is freaking genius. Alibaba already operated some supermarkets in china and are much more high tech than anything in the US. Watch this space.


#170

While I like the idea of efficiencies, I hope my local Safeway is not going to be impacted down the line. If that ever went away, I would think my Sunset house takes a what 10-15% shave for that alone??? Sorry, wifey is expensive…


#171

I never go to Whole Foods…My impression is it attracts single millienlials that like its overpriced takeout meals and its organic health food branding. …Trader Joes is a much better business model.
My friend Jim Draeger…Yeah his family owns Draegers says Whole Foods is non union and that is their “special sauce” Otherwise Draegers is better and has higher quality and much better snob appeal…


#172

Ok, Fearless Leader, which side are you on???


#173

Finally another place to go read some free books while getting a coffee break again… :rofl:


#174

If those independent bookstores still survive after all these years of being Amazon’ed I don’t think they have anything to fear…


#175

Ok, let’s watch You’ve Got Mail play out in the real world…


#176

For those bookstores that have good looking people like Meg Ryan? Absolutely nothing to worry about.


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18 posts were split to a new topic: Amazon HQ2


#179

Folks, I moved the Amazon HQ2 speculation to its own thread. It’s too juicy a topic to bury deep inside an old thread…


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Wow, cool…