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OT: Amazon Prime Days #2998675 07/15/19 05:56 PM
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Itís July 15 & 16. I just spend a few hours looking for any really good deals. I found none. Nothing good in musical instruments. Maybe $1.20 off of a mic cable. Really lame sales. Best I saw was an Oral-B electric toothbrush (do we really need Bluetooth on these things?) for $47 instead of $90+, and a UPS for $30 off, but only 850VA. But Costcoís regular price for the Oral-B is $99 for a two-pack, and they are always putting them on sale for less. Disappointed.


The fact there's a Highway To Hell and only a Stairway To Heaven says a lot about anticipated traffic numbers

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Re: OT: Amazon Prime Days [Re: Synthaholic] #2998690 07/15/19 07:34 PM
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It's also Boycott Amazon Days, FWIW.


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Re: OT: Amazon Prime Days [Re: Synthaholic] #2998694 07/15/19 07:58 PM
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I had my own Amazon store , full time for 8 years[ 2007-2015. Past 3 years its a hobby or a side hustle.

Anyway, Prime Day is buyer beware day . The Amazon direct SKUS had a few deals here and there. But retailers mostly
match the Amazon promotion.

There is a dark side. My wife had a $20 item sitting in her shopping cart. The price went up to $40 for Prime day.
This is not unusual. You have to expect capitalism to do its thing.

Re: OT: Amazon Prime Days [Re: Synthaholic] #2998697 07/15/19 08:23 PM
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The Prime Days are almost a non-event - for me anyway. As an Amazon seller, I don't participate.

However, I do invest in AmazonAdvertising and it is a strong sales engine. Adwords and Product Display Ads yield big results. My consultancy has quadrupled textbook sales in two years. Amazon gets a disproportionate amount of people looking to buy something rather than folks who browse and looking around.

Re: OT: Amazon Prime Days [Re: Synthaholic] #2998703 07/15/19 08:54 PM
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Hey Steve, small Amazon world. Other than seasonal toys, education, Non fiction books were 60% of my sales mix.

I am no competition these days, having retired +3 yrs ago. I play a little these days but its for gas money and coffee.

Re: OT: Amazon Prime Days [Re: Synthaholic] #2998719 07/15/19 10:15 PM
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I was just listening to a report on the news radio about how Amazon's rate of new Prime subscriptions is declining and this is an effort to get more new Prime subscriptions. I made a cursory look for deals and saw nothing.

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Alot of the stuff is electronics, smart speakers, watches, lights, etc. Good deal on those- check out CNET.com, they highlight specials within various categories.


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Re: OT: Amazon Prime Days [Re: GregC] #2998730 07/15/19 11:34 PM
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Originally Posted by GregC
Hey Steve, small Amazon world. Other than seasonal toys, education, Non fiction books were 60% of my sales mix.

I am no competition these days, having retired +3 yrs ago. I play a little these days but its for gas money and coffee.
My career is slowing down too (I'm 65) and I'm investing effort building passive revenue streams to supplement retirement income. Hence the AmazonAdvertising experimentation. The only keyboard playing I do these days are in hospice facilities (volunteer jazz piano) when I am in town.

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I broke down and ordered a Firestick... been curious about trying to wean off cable... but we still DVR a lot of stuff, so it's a small toe into the water. The deal was good - $14.95 and free shipping to here (since I'm Prime). Nothing else else of interest, though...

Wish this would go on sale:

Cable File Bag CFB-02

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Re: OT: Amazon Prime Days [Re: El Lobo] #2998734 07/16/19 12:04 AM
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Originally Posted by El Lobo
I was just listening to a report on the news radio about how Amazon's rate of new Prime subscriptions is declining and this is an effort to get more new Prime subscriptions. I made a cursory look for deals and saw nothing.

Iím new to Amazon Prime, joining for the first time a few months ago. The streaming video service hasnít wowed me too much, as Netflix and Hulu have a lot covered. But I was pleasantly surprised to find out that thereís a lot of free audio streaming, too. I didnít buy the Kate Bush CD 50 Words For Snow but find that I can stream it for free!


The fact there's a Highway To Hell and only a Stairway To Heaven says a lot about anticipated traffic numbers

People only say "It's a free country" when they're doing something shitty-Demetri Martin
Re: OT: Amazon Prime Days [Re: Synthaholic] #2998794 07/16/19 01:32 PM
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Bought a manual coffee grinder and InstantPot. That's pretty much it. Some of it will go to Noah's Ark animal sanctuary via the Amazon Smile program.

There are indeed tons of music downloadable/streamable for free on Amazon Prime. Downloaded stuff by Charlie Parker, The Meters, Cornelius, Earth Wind & Fire, etc.


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