Buying records from Amazon

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by Oelewapper, May 18, 2022.

  1. lazydawg58

    lazydawg58 Know enough to know how much I don't know

    Location:
    Lillington NC
    When a new company locates in an area those are new jobs. People might move from their current job to one there for better pay and/or benefits but those old jobs are still there with someone new taking their place. It increases employment in an area.

    Don't get me wrong. I like to support local business, but the world is constantly changing and local businesses have to adapt or they fail. That's why many have developed a presence online, offer free delivery, so on and so forth. Did you ever read Stainbeck's novel, The Winter of Our Discontent? It's about this very subject.
     
  2. lazydawg58

    lazydawg58 Know enough to know how much I don't know

    Location:
    Lillington NC
    Like in the movies!
     
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  3. Tullman

    Tullman Senior Member

    Location:
    Boston MA
    Wow! You need to hone your shopping skills.;)
     
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  4. lazydawg58

    lazydawg58 Know enough to know how much I don't know

    Location:
    Lillington NC
    Probably not a good idea to use a slavery analogy. No body is being held against their will. Kind of disrespectful to the descendants of those that were.

    If you're unemployed and you get a job at Amazon that's a good thing. It might not be ideal, benefits might not be great, the pay might not be that much, but it sure beats the alternative. If you are working for minimum wage with no benefits and you get a job at Amazon for a few dollars over minimum wage and some benefits then that's a step up.
     
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  5. Big Blue

    Big Blue Forum Resident

    Location:
    Wisconsin
    I’m not sure there’s a whole lot of skill in not receiving records with pressing defects. :laugh:
     
  6. wpjs

    wpjs Forum Resident

    Location:
    Ny
    Best reason to go Amazon is the return policy.
    I went through 5 copies of the Rush Moving Pictures box set before I was able to put together a full set with NO warps.
    And 4 copies of Blue Train Mono. Also badly warped.
    I doubt any other online retailer would allow so many returns- but some pressings these days are crap.
     
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  7. Big Blue

    Big Blue Forum Resident

    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Yes, it’s especially necessary for box sets, which far too often require mix-and-match from multiple boxes to get a full set that is acceptable.
     
  8. RemyM

    RemyM Forum Resident

    that’s why the “modern”. And indirectly you can be held against your will if there is no other option for you to work. That’s the whole issue. Amazon treat people like **** because they know they won’t or can’t leave or don’t have other options. Besides that some of Amazones direct international suppliers do work with forced labor.

    but hey. As long as you can send your package back and forth.
     
  9. L.P.

    L.P. Forum Resident

    Location:
    Austria
    This happened twice to me now. After the first time I chose the gift option for a while to make sure they put it in a box. Sometimes in the ordering process it says something like "the packaging reveals the content" so if it's a gift they can put it in another box. But I believe that sometimes when the record is in that tight cardboard envelope they usually come in, the name of the content is printed on that cardboard and this is what they mean by revealing the content. So I stopped using the gift option until two years later when they again sent me one without any kind of packaging which was damaged so badly that the postal service glued it all together with sticky tape to keep the record from falling out.
     
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  10. lazydawg58

    lazydawg58 Know enough to know how much I don't know

    Location:
    Lillington NC
    Well you're in Europe. Here in the U.S. throwing in modern or not, with 10% of our population barely 5 generations removed from enslavement and 2 from Jim Crow it's not appropriate.
     
  11. Oelewapper

    Oelewapper Plays vinyl instead of installing it on the floor. Thread Starter

    Probably not a good idea to confuse free will with pseudofreedom either.
     
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  12. Crush87

    Crush87 Forum Resident

    Location:
    New York
    Anyone know how Amazon 3rd party returns work? Can you return an opened record without a hassle? Speaking specifically about MovieMars-CDs but hearing anyone's experience would be great. Thanks
     
  13. x2zero

    x2zero Forum Resident

    Location:
    Brooklyn USA
    Have I just been unlucky? Last 2 records ordered came in plastic bags and had to be returned due to bent, creased sleeves, I’d only had this happen once before in many purchases. Is this now more common?
     

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