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Why would you (or anyone with good sense) want to carry a phone, a watch, and a streaming device which can dictates you how to live your everyday life - to shop, read, eat, sh!t, sleep under the one Eco-system known as Amazon???

I get that you don't like it, but it sounds like a fairly standard capitalistic company - one that's doing very well. How is this a lot different from Wal-Mart, Apple, etc? I also see that Amazon is providing an avenue for many smaller companies to sell to a much larger audience and are thereby benefiting greatly by selling at a much higher volume through Amazon.



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As a Amazon shareholder cry me a river.
So frickin' what, I am also a shareholder of other big cap stocks. Nobody is crying a river here. If you want to go that route you're just hanging on a thin thread.
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So frickin' what
So the the stock and company has been great for me that's what. duh
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I get that you don't like it, but sounds like a fairly standard capitalistic company - one that's doing very well. How is this a lot different from Wal-Mart, Apple, etc? I also see that Amazon is providing an avenue for many smaller companies to sell to a much larger audience and are thereby benefiting greatly by selling at a much higher volume through Amazon.



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Yes, but selling through Amazon is very costly, not to mention any small (uncontrollable) circumstances can also cost you dearly - for being banned because they have the upper hand. I know a lot of fellow sellers have fell through the misfortune, one that destroyed them in the first place simply because they were forced out by Amazon, and ultimately selling through them and got destroyed again for lack of ratings not met by Amazon standards. God forbid should that ever happens to me or for many others, and this isn't uncommon.

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I get that you don't like it, but it sounds like a fairly standard capitalistic company - one that's doing very well. How is this a lot different from Wal-Mart, Apple, etc? I also see that Amazon is providing an avenue for many smaller companies to sell to a much larger audience and are thereby benefiting greatly by selling at a much higher volume through Amazon.



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Yep take it, leave it or sell stuff somewhere else but don't start a Amazon's business rant in a Roku thread.
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Yep take it, leave it or sell stuff somewhere else but don't start a Amazon's business rant in a Roku thread.
Reading comprehension; try it, you might like it. If you'll just pay attention to my previous post correctly before you start wanking....
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And nobody needs to hear how great you did as a shareholder.
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I actually love Amazon Instant! I rent new releases and stream them on my Roku 3 nearly every weekend. I could care less how much money they are making as it doesn't concern me.
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I love my Rokus, but Fire TV is a good product. Most of the video that I stream is from sources which they do have apps for, like Netflix, HBO Go and Hulu. I very rarely rent streaming video and even more rarely buy it so the fact that Fire TV only offers a single source for such isn't a problem for me. The one thing that it needs is access to UV and DWA lockers; VUDU and M-GO have that, even though it lets you watch content purchased elsewhere.

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