I’m letting my fiscal conservative side reign on this post and talk about all the stuff going on with Amazon. I will declare that I am a frequent buyer from this company, I suspect that over half my discretionary money goes to them. I love the idea of going online to see a volume of choices that dwarfs what I see when I take that … Continue reading About Amazon
For this Sunday’s post on looking back five years I thought I would give you an update on rural Internet service.Continue reading “Looking Back 5 Years – Internet Service”
Everyone knows that the United State Postal Service (USPS) has been in financial trouble since the 21st century began. That is not surprising given that most financial transactions now take place on the Internet. I can’t remember when I last mailed a bill payment through them or much of anything else for that matter. This post is about what may just be the future of the USPS and that is as a FDD.Continue reading “USPS ..to.. FDD”
I’m sure that if you checkout the richest people in about any community you will find that many own car dealerships. But I kinda think that is about to change and change drastically.
Car sales are about to be Amazonized.Continue reading “Carvana”
I know one of the ranting points of many folks is how the “mom & pop” business have almost disappeared from America. But according to an article I recently read they are mounting a very striking comeback. Thanks to Amazon! Several of the items I have purchased recently are obviously from small and medium sized business. Amazon encourages small businesses to engage with them. They … Continue reading The Rise of “Mom & Pop” Businesses
I have made it pretty clear here that I am an Amazon Prime member and have been for more years than I can remember. I was smart enough to add some Amazon stock to my IRA about ten years ago, but I was not smart enough to buy much more. My stock has gone up about 400% so far! I know the argument about buying … Continue reading About Amazon And Those Chinese Companies
I saw an article in the New York Times recently about how a new orthopedic clinic contacted Amazon to find out who bought knee-braces in their area. After paying a fee Amazon sent that info along with names and addresses of the customers. The new clinic then sent mail to just that select group instead of flooding the area with their advertisements. I guess some … Continue reading This N’ That Sunday- About Amazon (and other such things)
I know the title of this post is a worn out cliche but it does kinda make sense for this post about WalMart taking on Amazon in the online market. Another worn out cliche that fits this scenario is “Better late than never”. It is still kind of hard to think of Walmart as “old-school”. I can remember when there were none of them around. … Continue reading Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks
I have never been a person who patiently waits in a line. It has always seemed like a total waste to me. I will most often do anything to keep from having to stand behind other people. Now that I have taken the “One day at a time” approach to life, I want to live what I have left of life as fully as I can. Waiting in … Continue reading Waiting In Line…
I will say upfront that I am a regular customer at Amazon. I shop there more than everywhere else combined, except for food and medicine that is. I am an Amazon guy. When Jeff Bezos came upon the scene in the late 1990s with the simple idea of selling books online I thought he was a guy for the 21st century. He was taking the long … Continue reading Taking The Long View..