10 things Amazon doesn't sell (yet)

The online retailer sells just about everything you could possibly think of, let alone need -- but there are still a few items you can't add to your cart.

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Oct 11, 2013 10:14PM
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IF Amazon sold medications, perishable foods, etc. I would NEVER shop @ my local Wal-Mart again (Sand Springs, OK.) It is poorly managed and inadequately stocked. As for Amazon, 95% of my purchases..."I saved money...lived better." I would like to thank Amazon for its outstanding customer service along with highly competitive pricing!
Oct 13, 2013 6:51AM
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"Shipping guns to consumers would be a logistical nightmare for the U.S. Postal Service, she says."

Give me a freakin break.  The law is clear, at least in most states, you can buy a gun on line in another state either private or retail sale, but the gun can only be legally shipped to an FFL dealer where you then complete any required purchase paperwork and/or background check.  These on line cross state purchases happen countless times every single day and and there is no logistical nightmare for the USPS or UPS or FedEx or whatever.  It is no more complex to ship a gun for these guys than it is a box of candy.  Again, the anti gunners show their complete ignorance of firearms and the facts.

Oct 14, 2013 1:00PM
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Dumbest article I have ever read....wow.
Oct 12, 2013 10:57AM
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Nor would I want to buy any of those things from them.
Oct 14, 2013 10:51AM
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"Amazon.com may be the only place left in America where you can't buy a gun," says Abby Spangler, a gun control advocate and founder of ProtestEasyGuns.com.

Shipping guns to consumers would be a logistical nightmare for the U.S. Postal Service, she says. Under federal law, firearms purchased online must be sent to a licensed firearms dealer, where buyers are subject to background checks. "

 

How exactly would it be a logistical nightmare to ship guns directly to purchasers? It's illegal to buy a gun through the mail. So it wouldn't be shipped to the purchaser. If Amazon sold guns, they would be shipped to a firearms dealer just like a gun bought anywhere else online.

Oct 15, 2013 10:05AM
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I can't believe I wasted my time looking at this.
Oct 11, 2013 9:06PM
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They do sell second hand clothes.  My wife bought a used pair of shoes off their site.
Oct 23, 2013 8:55AM
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"Other" places in America you can't buy a gun:

1. Kroger, Big Star, Food Lion.....hell any food chain or grocery store.
2. Barnes & Nobel, Davis Kidd, Walden......also any book store.
3. Pick a local gas station...yep... no guns.
4. Office Depot, Office Max, Walgreens, Dollar Store, etc. etc. .....go guns.
(I could keep going but I hope you get the point.)

As usual the person who doesn't know talks out of their ****....the only places to buy guns in this country remains, just like always...A Sporting Goods store (gasp), A Pawn Shop, direct from the manufacturer, or at a gun show. Too many people have this vision of America where everyone has AR15's and illegal stockpiles of ammo, no the Ak-47's are not in the soup section.......they're next to the frozen yogurt.

Oct 18, 2013 10:58AM
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Left out of the article segment on guns is the fact all guns bought online and shipped MUST be shipped to a licensed dealer who then runs the background check on the buyer. Also if Amazon sold / shipped guns then Amazon would have to become a federally licensed firearm dealer.
Oct 15, 2013 4:17AM
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Can't buy guns on eBay either...just parts and accessories.

Other sites out there, though.

2nd amendment still on the books...last I looked.

 

Oct 23, 2013 7:21AM
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Gunslinger.  I avoid Wall Mart when ever I can.  If you want to improve your local economy avoid the big box stores.  Buy from small locally owned business. 
Oct 12, 2013 4:04PM
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Amazon doesn't sell used clothing, but their 3rd-party used books listed in "good" or better condition are often like new and often cost $0.01 plus $3.99 shipping instead of $15+, $20+, or $100+ depending on the kind of book you order.  I just got two major stock market books with copyrights from 2008 and 2002 for $8.34 total where the list prices on the books add up to $54.95.  Both are indistinguishable from new except one has library stamps inside the cover - I guess not too many Baltimore County Public Library readers were interested in "The New Buffettology" by Mary Buffett.
Oct 22, 2013 10:25PM
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dumd **** article, they pay these people?
Oct 23, 2013 10:52AM
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Why would you want to buy gasoline online? Some of the stuff they mentioned just isn't practical to sell online, either because of the nature of the item or the numerous regulations involved. Initially, when I bought by latest pickup truck, I used cargurus.com. A dealer in a town about 70 miles away had what I wanted, so I contacted him. He offered to have the truck driven over so I could test drive it and take a look at it. I made a list of things I would like to see fixed on it before I bought it. He called me back, negotiated a price, and arranged financing. The next day, a guy from the dealership arrived in the truck again. I signed the paperwork, got copies of all of it, and the truck was mine. It was the easiest vehicle transaction I have ever had.
Oct 15, 2013 7:50AM
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The article says things they don't sell yet. If they decide to start selling those items, then someone please tell how they are to mail pets, especially dogs and cats.
Oct 15, 2013 7:52AM
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Who would want the headaches that go with selling those things.There are stores that do it and should stay that way.
Oct 23, 2013 3:16PM
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What!!!!!!! I can't go online and buy gasoline and have it shipped to my house? I can't buy booze and guns and have both shipped to my house? I can't go online at Amazon, buy some land and have it shipped to me? What IDIOT wrote this article?
Dec 1, 2013 8:37AM
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Yeah, and they don't sell one-way tickets to the moon either.

Another tremendous article from MSN -- NOT!

Oct 23, 2013 1:51PM
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They decided to not sell health care. Even though they could build a better site running it.
Oct 23, 2013 9:02AM
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Of course, real estate and cars would be difficult to sell on Amazon.com.  Complicated state and federal laws, which vary, rules out the "ATF" (alcohol, tobacco, and firearms), although there are other websites where you can buy booze, wine, and cigarettes.  As for gasoline, Amazon.com could sell gift cards for oil companies and other retailers that sell gasoline.  If other bricks-and-mortar retailers can sell other retailer's gift cards (including Amazon's), while offering fuel discounts on top of that (via those retailers' frequent-shopper cards), maybe Amazon could get into the gift card business as well.  No harm done there.  As for secondhand clothing, already Goodwill sells online, why not Amazon, especially if it is "vintage" clothing. 
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