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Amazon Australia Online Store

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Wysiwyg, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. Wysiwyg

    Wysiwyg Everyone wants money

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    It has opened. The Amazon store has more than books for sale in Australia. Looking at some of the furniture it appears over priced, especially when adding the frreight costs. Limited variety of stock as warehouses and sellers still to build I assume.

    Example: 2 x faux leather dining chairs ---- $398 + $33.64 delivery. Duh, that is way overpriced. Must be fishing for mug shoppers.

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  2. So_Cynical

    So_Cynical The Contrarian Averager

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    Early days - very limited range at the moment.
     
  3. Logique

    Logique Investor

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    Outside the metropolitan, or 'major cities', you have to spend min $49 to get free delivery :(
     
  4. Logique

    Logique Investor

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    $398 + delivery? That's ridiculous
     
  5. Tisme

    Tisme Apathetic at Best

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    Must admit it does look exxy for Pleather.
     
  6. McLovin

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    That's not Amazon selling, it's Black Mango (whoever they are) selling through Amazon Marketplace.

    NB: "Ships from and sold by Black Mango"
     
  7. Wysiwyg

    Wysiwyg Everyone wants money

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    Disappointed by the offerings on Amazon. Marketers hoping to cash in on the Amazon hype. Ebay still a place to shop.
     
  8. Wysiwyg

    Wysiwyg Everyone wants money

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    I was expecting items and prices in line with Amazon America.
     
  9. sptrawler

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    Why would you think that? We have been getting ripped off for years, why wouldn't Amazon join in?
     
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  10. nulla nulla

    nulla nulla Positive Expectancy

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    Touche. I looked at their jeans for middle aged men. Mostly wrangler around the $149.00 mark v's Myer Levi's around the $90.00 mark. Looks a lot like masters trying to compete with Bunnings. Have to wait and see how long it lasts. Initially I was expecting them to flood the market with cheap produce to undermine the existing market and gain market share. Then when the competition falls by the wayside they would up the prices but they seem to have come in at the top end of prices. Early days yet. Will have to wait and see but their initial strategy seems presumptous.
     
  11. CanOz

    CanOz Home runs feel good, but base hits pay bills!

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    I'm all surprised at thier prices....nothing there so far that stands out as a bargain for me and I searched allows of categories....just another US firm keen to rape the Aussie...
     
  12. Wysiwyg

    Wysiwyg Everyone wants money

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    I will certainly not be the guinea pig buying unknown brands to find what faults they have and do a product review. Amazon in many ways is simply another EBay type store.
     
  13. Wysiwyg

    Wysiwyg Everyone wants money

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    Amazon made a major business error if people think like me. First impressions spend a longer time in the memory and a great first impression Amazon did not give. Now they will have to woo customers over, that is if anyone bothers to look in their store after an initial unimpressive opening. Marketing error in my opinion.
     
  14. bellenuit

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    I agree to a certain extent that it was a botched start. Some paper over the weekend showed the most searched topics on Google over the week and "Amazon" was top topic for the few days up to its Australian launch and off the charts on the day it launched. However within a day or two after it launched it had fallen back to the same level as other hot topics (Dastyari, Ashes etc.).

    But if Amazon prices do become competitive and show up as such on Google searches, people will gradually migrate there (initially via Google results, but eventually directly)
     
  15. nulla nulla

    nulla nulla Positive Expectancy

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    The A-REIT (Retail) sector rallied last week. Hard to separate how much of it was on the shirt tails of Westfield's takeover bid and how much was the market adjusting to the realization that the start up of Amazon in Australia may have been overhyped. If the feedback on the "Product Review Site" of people shopping the local Amazon site is anything to go by, Amazon will have to rethink their strategy.

    https://www.productreview.com.au/p/amazon.html
     
  16. Logique

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    I'd say Amazon's arrival has almost certainly been over-hyped.

    There's already heaps of Aussie online shopping available, e.g. OO.com.au, Digital Camera Warehouse, Printzone, Rivers, Anaconda, The Good Guys.. many more. Amazon won't be luring me away from trusted domestic online suppliers in a hurry.

    Retailers are just utilizing their own in-house online divisions, in tandem with brick-mortar shopfronts. Amazon is in many respects late to the Aussie party, and doesn't have a shopfront like the others
     
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    Copied this from a poster on another non stock related forum...

    I just checked my CC statement.
    Amazon have billed me and signed me up to to their Amazon Prime subscription. Sneaky pr*cks, I have never signed up for their premium service. Its a monthly fee of $15.04 AUD they charge for a "premium" service, free shipping on certain products by certain sellers, I bet it will only be USA too.
    If you use Amazon check your credit card statements. Good luck trying to contact them. Looks like I will be cancelling my account.
     
  18. bellenuit

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    I've just checked my Amazon account (which I think I have only used once). Fortunately the CC I recorded with them had expired in 2013, so they wouldn't have been able to bill me if they tried. I have deleted that CC as a method of payment. I will stick to using 1Password as it allows you to select a credit card when paying and will fill in all the details from the card at that point. There doesn't seem to be any advantage of storing your CC details with the retailer anymore, particular with the additional risk of hacking.
     
  19. Wysiwyg

    Wysiwyg Everyone wants money

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    Thanks for that. I deleted my recorded payment card today for those reasons and I don't think I will be buying on Amazon as often as I thought.
     
  20. Wysiwyg

    Wysiwyg Everyone wants money

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    Amazon Prime Day today and I am wondering if they have found many suckers buying their expensive (discounted lol) nick nacks. Another disappointment from Amazon Australia who must be looking at Australians as the dumbest shoppers on the planet.
     
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