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another great feature of amazon is not having to wade your path through smoke sucking employees blocking the entrance when you need to buy something
I live in Alaska, and online retailers BEND US OVER on crazy shipping rates. However, Amazon often has free shipping on orders over like $50 or something. This is a HUGE advantage over the competition.
Their prices are often the same as I can get in town, but I'm a busy guy, and if I can get something I need delivered right to my doorstep for the same price as going and picking it up myself, that's one less thing for me to worry about.
I for one love Amazon. If I get in my car and drive into town only to fight the crowds and find out that they are out of the item I wanted, then I have wasted my time and gas for nothing. With Amazon, I can comparatively shop and get the best price and it's at my door in 5-8 days. If I don't like it I can simply print out a return sticker and drop it off at my local UPS drop-off. No charge, no hassle and no guff.
No wonder Amazon is succeeding where others are failing. It's called service and offering the best price.........PERIOD.
As for 'testing' items at Best Buy, I can't remember the last time I did that - if ever. They rarely have the model I want and I don't enjoy stepping foot in that store long enough to test anything.
Marylander's are going to be paying state sales tax now on top of any shipping.
When they push out all the stores mentioned just like Wal-Mart did with Mom and Pop's watch the quality service go with them just like Wal-Mart and you can't go and complain in person!
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Wall Street slows down in the summer as many traders and investors take the season off. How often are you watching your stocks?
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- Every day; there's too much going on.
- Every week; can't afford to miss an opportunity.
- I've checked out for summer.
- I'm a long-term investor; summer doesn't change my schedule.