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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Amazon devours all

A recent promotion within Amazon signals that its Retail side has won out over its erstwhile Marketplace mentality. An explanation of how that affects the bookselling world and Castalia House's strategy for 2019 and beyond.
Over the past few months, Amazon has applied intense pressure to consumer brands across different product categories — seizing more control over what, where and how they can sell their goods on the so-called everything store, these people say.

One apparent goal: To take more control over the price of goods on Amazon so the company can better compete with retailers. The power moves are also believed to be a prelude to a new internal system that Amazon has yet to launch called One Vendor. The new initiative will essentially funnel big brands and independent sellers alike through the same back-end system in a supposed effort to improve the uniformity of the shopping experience across Amazon on the public-facing side.

In the lead-up to that launch, this fall Amazon has been notifying brands that sell products in categories ranging from household consumables to fashion accessories that part of their business on Amazon would be shut down — with just 30 days notice.

“Amazon obsesses over the customer experience and your brand has opportunities for improvement that will be possible by transitioning your full business to Vendor Central,” read one email from Amazon to a brand. “As a result, we have made the decision to source your products for sale by Amazon only and your existing Seller Central account will be closed within 30 days of this email.”

Translation: Amazon is telling these brands that they can no longer sell directly to customers as an independent seller on the Amazon platform for third-party merchants known as the Amazon Marketplace. The advantages to selling on the Marketplace include the ability to control the sale price of the goods, run price promotions and get more data about how products are performing and who’s buying them.

Instead, the email is telling brands that they can only sell items to Amazon’s retail group at wholesale cost, and let Amazon act as the seller and determine the retail cost.

This policy is not completely new. For years, Amazon has had a policy that says if a brand sells its goods to retailers outside of Amazon and wants to also sell on Amazon, the company “expects” the brand “to give Amazon Retail the option to source those products at competitive terms for sale as Retail items only.” But it was not consistently followed — until now.

“The policy hasn’t changed but the enforcement is changing,” said Justin Leigh, a former Amazon product manager who for the last 10 years has run Ideoclick, a Seattle-based consultancy for brands that want to sell and advertise on Amazon.

An Amazon spokeswoman said the policy is intended to help reduce customer confusion.

But in addition to increased enforcement, an even bigger deal is a recent addition to the policy.

The new language not only bars some manufacturers and brands from selling their goods on the Amazon Marketplace if Amazon wants to sell the product itself — but also “their agents, licensees, and other representatives selling on their behalf.”
What this means is that Amazon is increasingly seeking to control and sell its own content rather than serve as a middleman. That's precisely why Kindle Select and Kindle Unlimited have been adopted, to change the structure of the ebook market as Amazon increasingly shifts the revenue split between Amazon and the author toward Amazon at the expense of the author.

In other words, now that Amazon has drained about as much of the revenue stream as it effectively can from the traditional publishers, it has no choice but to do the same to the independent publishers and the self-published authors if it is going to increase its sales. Because the overall market is not growing, the book market is a zero-sum game and Amazon cannot grow except at the expense of the ebook authors who in recent years have profited with Amazon at the expense of the traditional publishers.

This is why we are no longer participating in Kindle Select. And this is why it is going to be increasingly important for independent authors to either a) become part of the A9-favored Elect or b) find a way to succeed outside of Amazon. And while (a) is almost certainly the more profitable short-term move, it is not an option for most authors, and furthermore, requires the author to remain in the good graces of a moderately SJW-converged corporation, which is a dangerous place for anyone to be. While Amazon is considerably more professional and sane than Apple, Twitter, Patreon, and other more SJW-converged companies, it is very far from neutral.

How can I be so certain that the trend towards Retail and content control is inevitable? Because the individual who has driven the Retail side is now in charge of the whole shebang.
Earlier this year, Amazon made moves to consolidate much of the decision-making for its retail platform under a single leader, Senior Vice President Doug Herrington, who has spent nearly 14 years at the company. Herrington comes from the Amazon Retail side of the business, where Amazon sources products itself and acts as a seller. That, brand leaders and consultants say, has influenced recent moves.
Now, there is nothing wrong with what Amazon is doing. This is just a business strategy and it can't be compared to the deplatformings and civil wrongdoings of companies like Indiegogo. One can still work with Amazon, one simply can't take the risk of working exclusively with them as we have for the past four years. That is why we will be selling all of our new audiobooks from the Arkhaven store and why we are removing almost all of our books from Kindle Select, including the comics. We expect to have all of them removed from the exclusive system by the end of February.

This is great news for those of you who prefer DRM-free epubs, as we now have eight of the ten THERE WILL BE WAR books available for sale on the Arkhaven store, including the newly available Volume II, Volume III, Volume VII, and Volume X. The books also come in Kindle-compatible MOBI format for those of you who prefer to read on your Kindle devices.

We hope Castalia ebook and audiobook fans will continue to migrate to our direct stores, as so many of our print book buyers have already. Even though we only began our print direct sales in March, and even though the direct sales will not be available in the UK, Europe, and Australia until sometime in 2019, ONE-THIRD of all our growing print sales now go through Castalia Books Direct.  This is a tremendous strategic success. While Amazon is massively convenient and will always be an important retail outlet for us, it is vital for us to maintain our independence from it and it is those of you who buy our books that permit Castalia House, Arkhaven, and Dark Legion to do that.

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53 Comments:

Blogger The Kurgan December 18, 2018 6:34 AM  

Excellent

Blogger SciVo December 18, 2018 7:05 AM  

Clearly what this means is that we must continue to legally advantage this newfangled market to stimulate it, so that we can reap the future benefits.

Blogger Gregory the Great December 18, 2018 7:18 AM  

Also it is a very good decision to sell the audiobooks directly

Blogger RobertDWood December 18, 2018 7:21 AM  

Great. More Amazon basics to flood the search engine.

Blogger Gettimothy December 18, 2018 7:26 AM  

Amazon allows me to pay from my checking account. Will Castalia house?

Blogger Mr.MantraMan December 18, 2018 7:38 AM  

Can anyone give a technical know nothing a brief tutorial on epubs so I don't have to rely on Scamazon?

Blogger VD December 18, 2018 7:45 AM  

Amazon allows me to pay from my checking account. Will Castalia house?

Not unless you get a debit card for it.

Blogger Jo K December 18, 2018 7:56 AM  

I second Mr.Mantraman's question above. I clearly don't understand much about any of this. I'm having trouble following the impact of this on independent "self-"publishers.

Is there a darkstream on this subject? Something that goes into the nuance of the process, along with pros of cons of publishing through various methods? That's something I would enjoy watching and find informative.

Last I heard, Castalia is not accepting unsolicited manuscripts for consideration. Is that correct?

Blogger Cataline Sergius December 18, 2018 8:04 AM  

Yet another worry for us, Indy authors.

Three years ago a first class Indy launch ran about $5,000 total.

Very roughly, $3,000 for editing. About $1,000 for a top notch cover and the rest went for advertising, (which in truth you didn't need to do a lot of if you had a decent mailing list).

Now a top notch cover is going to run you $4000 (and it will take forever to for the artist to finish it). And you better have about $2000 set aside for advertising because idiot romance authors who don't understand market segmentation have destroyed the mailing lists.

You can still make a living and a few dozen are making a pretty good one, but everyone is looking over his shoulder while he's doing it.

We KNOW we've got senior a partner that won't hesitate to screw us.

Blogger Silly but True December 18, 2018 8:08 AM  

“Shopping experience?” Amazon can gtfo with its shopping experience.

Here’s a pretty radical thought: maybe there’s a market for a small neighborhood business within a few minutes’ drive from your home that could sell what you’re looking for, either by different models of tangentially associated wares, or with other things. Resolution of my need to buy it and the sale transaction is handled in about an hour and if there is somehow a problem it’s resolution can be handled immediately with a real person invested in my neighborhood and keeping customers happy .

Blogger ÆtherCzar December 18, 2018 8:09 AM  

VD - Will you be making your ebook and print distribution services available to 3rd party authors in a fashion analogous to what you've done with your Dark Legion imprint for comics?

Blogger Shimshon December 18, 2018 8:09 AM  

This is pretty far reaching dominance. It also sounds pretty sketchy legally. The Feds have broken up other concerns over smaller abuses of power. I would not be surprised to see Amazon split up into three (or more - eg Amazon Films) parts. I wonder how they'll do without AWS propping them all up?

Blogger Desdichado December 18, 2018 8:18 AM  

Jo K wrote:I second Mr.Mantraman's question above. I clearly don't understand much about any of this. I'm having trouble following the impact of this on independent "self-"publishers.

Is there a darkstream on this subject? Something that goes into the nuance of the process, along with pros of cons of publishing through various methods? That's something I would enjoy watching and find informative.

Last I heard, Castalia is not accepting unsolicited manuscripts for consideration. Is that correct?

Nick Cole talks about a lot of this kind of stuff on his Youtube casts. He's perhaps still more invested in using Amazon than our host here, but he also recognizes the importance of building your own brand separate from Amazon, and he's a sharp enough guy to know that the Amazon indy boom can't last forever. Or even much longer, probably.

Blogger Desdichado December 18, 2018 8:21 AM  

Shimshon wrote:This is pretty far reaching dominance. It also sounds pretty sketchy legally. The Feds have broken up other concerns over smaller abuses of power. I would not be surprised to see Amazon split up into three (or more - eg Amazon Films) parts. I wonder how they'll do without AWS propping them all up?
If we had a functioning federal government that followed its own laws, yes. What we have, however, is a dysfunctional federal government that is in bed with the corporations to enrich each other at the expense of the American people.

Trust-busting the FAAG Four—Facebook, Amazon, Apple, and Google, should be the top priority of at least ONE regulatory body, but so far all it is is wishful thinking scuttlebutt from the consumers and a few exploratory comments here and there by a legislator or two.

Blogger Azimus December 18, 2018 8:23 AM  

It's time to flood the tube and open the outer doors on the anti-trust torpedo.

Not necessarily for the book market, but for all of it. It's a government creature, uses government delivery trucks, compensates their employees with government welfare programs. Yes, yes, USPS is "making money" off their contract with Amazon - but I would really like to see what they included and didn't include in that blanket statement that they're "making money", because I doubt the cost of keeping 32,000 locations open figures much into it.

Blogger Avalanche December 18, 2018 8:25 AM  

My first thought was: oh, Amazon is finally addressing the CRAP sellers who resell good stuff and get 'listed in' with the maker and good sellers. Been seeing more of the "Please only buy from us to get our product, as other sellers are faking it."

But, no, silly me -- I was thinking Amazon was looking to protect customers... Oh well, I just started my coffee... not all the neurons reconnected.

Blogger Joseph Maroney December 18, 2018 8:33 AM  

As pointed out in the article, this is nothing new. It is well known in third-party seller circles that if Amazon can discover where you source your product, they will, and cut you out. Many of them have horror stories. Short-sighted is the seller that sends their products to Amazon FBA in its original shipping box.

Blogger Jo K December 18, 2018 8:35 AM  

@13 Desdichado

Thank you for the Nick Cole suggestion. I'll check it out on youtube.

Blogger AdognamedOp December 18, 2018 8:39 AM  

Amazon killed the fun of going to the local bookstore and record store. Well, the ones still left before they devoured those carcasses

Blogger Desdichado December 18, 2018 8:48 AM  

AdognamedOp wrote:Amazon killed the fun of going to the local bookstore and record store. Well, the ones still left before they devoured those carcasses
On the other hand, they offered a viable alternative to having to go visit the malls, which have become hunting grounds for feral Fake Americans at some point in the last few years. My own teenaged kids never understood the notion that teenagers would go hang out at the mall, because that's a thing that ended sometime after my generation did it.

Blogger AdognamedOp December 18, 2018 9:13 AM  

Hustler magazine also offered an alternative to going to the mall. But we still went, regardless of the predatory forces that may lurk there. We figured it out and weren't reduced to device idolatry.

Blogger 1st Earl Hardwicke December 18, 2018 9:14 AM  

Two people in this world, the Quick and the Dead.

Blogger Johnny December 18, 2018 9:15 AM  

Recently Amazon has been giving me free shipping, said to be on a temporary basis. Walmart used to be the big villain in this area. I guess now it is Amazon. Anti trust enforcement has always been kind of variable.

Blogger Desdichado December 18, 2018 9:27 AM  

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Blogger Longtime Lurker December 18, 2018 9:35 AM  

A is for Arkhaven. A is for Antifragility.

Blogger Rocklea Marina December 18, 2018 9:38 AM  

These companies use algorithms to learn what you like. It will likely be their undoing. When you segregate your market, then actively squeeze that market, entire segments can break off and go it alone taking loyal customers with them.

Patreon. Just look at the effect a popular midwit being deplatformed is having.

Local economies will not make sense until we're through the coming upheavals. As it stands in the current climate, Castalia is ahead of the curve. Death by a thousand cuts. It'll be "Google who? Oh, I remember them", in ten or fifteen years.

Blogger Desdichado December 18, 2018 9:38 AM  

AdognamedOp wrote:Hustler magazine also offered an alternative to going to the mall. But we still went, regardless of the predatory forces that may lurk there. We figured it out and weren't reduced to device idolatry.
Don't be absurd. You can't buy anything you need from Hustler. And we didn't have predatory mobs of Fake Americans roaming the malls either. That's a recent development. White Flight away from malls has largely been enabled by Amazon.

Blogger Gregory the Great December 18, 2018 9:52 AM  

@26 You wrote: "Patreon. Just look at the effect a popular midwit being deplatformed is having."
I get the feeling that this happened:
Rogan to Peterson: It would be stupid to cancel our Patreon accounts, we are making too much money from them.
Peterson: Right. I have figured something out: Let's get Sam Harris to cancel his account there. He is dumb as hell and will like being a hero for 24 hours. I hate him anyway for all his babble about objective truth.
Rogan: Yeah, he has not even figured out that he beat you in that debate. So he will be a little surprised that 70 percent of his Patreon funders will be too lazy to come back to him through another platform.
Peterson: Okay, let's do this. I'll speak to him.

Blogger Blunt Force December 18, 2018 10:25 AM  

This is just how capitalism works. The free market rewards those who are willing to work the hardest and sacrifice the most. If you can't compete in the free market, well that's just your own fault.

Subsidy Tracker Amazon


TOTAL $1,519,969,183 146

https://subsidytracker.goodjobsfirst.org/prog.php?parent=amazoncom

Blogger SDaly December 18, 2018 10:26 AM  

There actually may be something legally wrong with Amazon's strategy in the antitrust/competition sense. I haven't worked it out yet, but it is a similar theory to the concept that it is illegal to sell below cost to drive out competitors, then jack up the price. That is theoretically illegal, but doesn't really work in the marketplace because no company can undersell for that long, and then competition comes back. Here, after Amazon became a unique behemoth by offering a good deal to companies selling through its marketplace, it is using that power for anti-competitive purposes.

Blogger J Van Stry December 18, 2018 10:37 AM  

This is why I have been working my ass off as a writer for the last year and a half and will continue working my ass off for as long as I can. 'All good things must come to an end' as they always say. While Amazon for years has been the 'best game in town' with their 70 percent royalties when KU came along the writing was on the wall.

KU took control of about 2/3rds of my sales reducing my royalties by about fifty percent (I remember your comment on it when I showed you my data a while back, Vox). After I thought about that for a long while my only solution was to 1) write harder, i.e. become more productive and 2) find my niche and excell in it so that the A9 picked me up and made me a favored author.

If you want to see how bad it can be, just look at Audible/ACX. They have a complete monopoly on the audiobook market and are heavily in violation of the Sherman anti-trust act. They also use their position to abuse authors and publishers heavily - but they're 'the only game in town' so what can you do? I think Audible/ACX is a good harbinger of just where Amazon is going. I'm very surprised that the DOJ didn't go after Audbile/ACX for their practices. I can only believe that Sessions was 'influenced' not to.

But when all is said and done, I still have to say that even if Amazon goes to a 30 percent model (which interestingly enough always seems to be about where KU puts you on average) they are still treating authors a lot better than any of the TradPubs have since the 80's.

Those who expected things to never change just really don't understand business. Eventually I'll go 'wide' but not until companies like Kobo get their act together (B&N has sadly made it clear that they don't want to be in the book business anymore and squandered their market position via constant stupidity).

Blogger Lurker December 18, 2018 10:42 AM  

This is actually a good idea though I would keep grinding on that web site and making it better...

"While Amazon is massively convenient..."

Blogger IGnatius T Foobar December 18, 2018 10:49 AM  

I don't buy anything from Amazon anymore. They're too big, too powerful, and cause too much destruction to the rest of the economy. And of course they're leftist scum.

I shop on eBay when I want miscellaneous online purchases. Even then, though, it's frustrating when I buy something on eBay and it arrives at my doorstep having been sourced from Amazon.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash December 18, 2018 10:55 AM  

J Van Stry wrote:. Eventually I'll go 'wide' but not until companies like Kobo get their act together
Speaking of which, Kobo recently made a retail deal with Walmart, and I've seen the Kobo being sold in Walmart stores, and books via the Walmart website.
@VD have you spoken with Kobo? I don't really have any idea how they stack up as a channel, but I have two of their readers and they are excellent.

Blogger Kat December 18, 2018 11:05 AM  

I'm with IGnatius.

Not sure how much it helps, but I avoid Amazon and Whole Foods whenever possible. We canceled our prime account and go straight to the retailer (in person or on-line if necessary). Most of the specialty stuff I'd get from whole foods I can find at other local stores if I'm willing to look.

It does take time that as a housewife I'm not always sure I can take, but I just can't sit back and watch Amazon destroy everything.

Blogger eclecticme December 18, 2018 11:06 AM  

@12. Shimshon December 18, 2018 8:09 AM
This is pretty far reaching dominance. It also sounds pretty sketchy legally. The Feds have broken up other concerns over smaller abuses of power. I would not be surprised to see Amazon split up into three (or more - eg Amazon Films) parts. I wonder how they'll do without AWS propping them all up?


I do not know the legal aspects, but I don't recall anti-trust law being enforced much in the last 50 years. I would like to see big companies broken up for being too big but it seems that cheap stuff for consumers is all that counts in US anti-trust law.

IMO congress needs campaign cash from the big donors and votes from us suckers. If any bill is introduced it will be used as a fund raising opportunity to shake down the big donors then dropped. The book Extortion (Peter Schweizer) went into this.

Blogger Crew December 18, 2018 11:34 AM  

I had begun to notice that Amazon was selling more and more Amazon branded products.

They might have forgotten the lessons of behemoth corporations that sell everything.

Also, some business decisions are just not morally correct.

Blogger Blunt Force December 18, 2018 11:37 AM  

@36
"The Feds have broken up other concerns over smaller abuses of power."

Banks exposed for laundering drug money and mortgage fraud are given slaps on the wrists. FBI and DOJ are revealed to be nothing but #DeepState tools bent on destroying our Republican system of government. Convicted pedophiles are sentenced to a few months in luxury prison while their co-conspirators skate. Defense contractors steal hundreds of millions via fake invoices and we are to believe the Federal government is concerned with abuse of power.Ha.

The entire Federal government is a criminal operation.
e.g.

https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2018/12/pentagon-needs-better-system-track-fraudulent-spending/153592/

The allegations levied by DOJ against NGSC, which the company recently acknowledged and paid for, are dumbfounding. In a late October letter, DOJ identified instances of company workers billing for hours “spent doing leisure activities, such as golfing, skiing, visiting amusement parks, partying at local clubs…or hours spent at the hotel enjoying the five-star amenities.” In a statement, NGSC officials blamed former employees and said the company itself had reported the fraud to the federal government in 2013. NGSC’s agreement to forfeit $27.5 million to the government is a start, but more work needs to be done to restore the public’s confidence in Pentagon spending.

The question is, can system of government that has been steeped in corruption as long as the Federal government now be reformed ? I wouldn't be on it.

Blogger James Dixon December 18, 2018 11:42 AM  

> One can still work with Amazon, one simply can't take the risk of working exclusively with them as we have for the past four years.

This is why I said setting up your own audiobook store may be necessary. While Amazon is still the best way of reaching ebook and audiobook consumers, it's clear that's not really going to be a viable option much longer.

> Speaking of which, Kobo recently made a retail deal with Walmart, and I've seen the Kobo being sold in Walmart stores, and books via the Walmart website.

The readers don't seem to have made it to our stores yet. :(

Blogger OneWingedShark December 18, 2018 11:45 AM  

Blunt Force wrote:This is just how capitalism works. The free market rewards those who are willing to work the hardest and sacrifice the most. If you can't compete in the free market, well that's just your own fault.

Subsidy Tracker Amazon
TOTAL $1,519,969,183 146

https://subsidytracker.goodjobsfirst.org/prog.php?parent=amazoncom

Beautifully written, sir.

J Van Stry wrote:B&N has sadly made it clear that they don't want to be in the book business anymore and squandered their market position via constant stupidity.
This is really sad, but I think it probably started when the executives wanted to 'expand' into other media like DVDs, and getting burned on the Nook not being as market-dominating as they were [unrealistically] hoping.

eclecticme wrote: @12. Shimshon December 18, 2018 8:09 AM

This is pretty far reaching dominance. It also sounds pretty sketchy legally. The Feds have broken up other concerns over smaller abuses of power. I would not be surprised to see Amazon split up into three (or more - eg Amazon Films) parts. I wonder how they'll do without AWS propping them all up?


I do not know the legal aspects, but I don't recall anti-trust law being enforced much in the last 50 years. I would like to see big companies broken up for being too big but it seems that cheap stuff for consumers is all that counts in US anti-trust law.

IMO congress needs campaign cash from the big donors and votes from us suckers. If any bill is introduced it will be used as a fund raising opportunity to shake down the big donors then dropped. The book Extortion (Peter Schweizer) went into this.

Yeah, the selective application of laws is pretty ugly, and obvious proof of corruption. I'll have to see if I can find a copy of that book , Extortion, it sounds equal parts illuminating, depressing, and infuriating.

Blogger Jill Domschot December 18, 2018 11:58 AM  

I don't much like Amazon. The first time I had a package delivered on a Sunday, I admit I was angry at my family being disturbed by the USPS pounding on my door on the Sabbath. Annoying. Otherwise, I feel like I'm in the wild west, just getting used to one way with publishing my books before a new system to follow comes around. Good thing I make my living elsewhere.

Blogger kurt9 December 18, 2018 12:07 PM  

This is why I refuse to sign up for either Amazon select or prime. I do not like the way Amazon is screwing the authors of self-published books. I buy a "product" on-line. I expect that the person who made that product should get paid for it.

Blogger James Dixon December 18, 2018 12:10 PM  

> This is why I refuse to sign up for either Amazon select or prime...

Prime is only worthwhile if you use their video services. The need to offer a free shipping only prime option for about $50/year.

Blogger Astrosmith December 18, 2018 12:48 PM  

Vox, do you think Amazon will disallow e-books not purchased from their store to be loaded on Kindles? What other e-readers are there? (I see Kobo mentioned above)

Blogger VD December 18, 2018 1:23 PM  

Vox, do you think Amazon will disallow e-books not purchased from their store to be loaded on Kindles?

No. There are literally dozens of ereaders. I prefer Aldiko and MoonReader on Android.

This is why I said setting up your own audiobook store may be necessary.

See this: Castalia House audiobooks. The Last Closet will be available in audiobook very soon.

Blogger Nate December 18, 2018 1:36 PM  

Harvard business school mentality strikes amazon at last. Amazon is cutting its own throat in the name of growth.

Blogger SciVo December 18, 2018 2:02 PM  

Astrosmith wrote:Vox, do you think Amazon will disallow e-books not purchased from their store to be loaded on Kindles?

No, the Amazon format is based on the open-ish Mobipocket format. I believe they would have to make a wholesale change to an entirely proprietary format to restrict their tablets like that, and the barriers to entry are not so high that they could keep enough market share for it to be worth it.

Blogger FP December 18, 2018 3:53 PM  

@6

If you mean backing up Amazon ebooks you own, look into Calibre.

https://calibre-ebook.com/

Blogger Mr Darcy December 18, 2018 4:27 PM  

Cyber-attacks are increasing in number and sophistication every week. And a functioning internet is Amazon's foundation …

Blogger jdgalt December 18, 2018 9:54 PM  

Good for Amazon, which is simply trying to make more money.

But quite a few of us, buyers as well as sellers, have a lot more use for Amazon-as-it-used-to-be (basically a service that connected buyers and sellers of any legal good or service, as eBay and Paypal also once were) than for the new Amazon.

I hope and expect that Adam Smith's invisible hand will guide someone, or more than one, to step up and fill that role now that Amazon and eBay have abandoned it.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash December 18, 2018 11:55 PM  

jdgalt wrote:Good for Amazon, which is simply trying to make more money.
Hurrah for the Mafia, which is just trying to make more money!

Blogger jdgalt December 19, 2018 5:14 PM  

Please explain how Amazon's tactics are even slightly comparable to the Mafia's.

Blogger Valley Forge Patriot December 19, 2018 8:27 PM  

I've seen this movie before and I know how it comes out.

https://youtu.be/pKv6RcXa2UI

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