Comments on Profile Post by purr1n

  1. Hrodulf
    Hrodulf
    Death by Snu Snu?
    Dec 22, 2019
  2. bixby
    bixby
    anyone buying from 3rd parties on Azon might want to try their local dark alley.
    Dec 22, 2019
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  3. scapeinator1
    scapeinator1
    Yeah there was this youtube video they also put up of them being able to sell literal garbarge via the 3rd party system...Y I K E S
    Dec 22, 2019
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  4. fp627
    fp627
    Link? Or is it the stuff from August talking about how WSJ was able to buy/sell garbage? In which case I agree - not good - but then there's also ebay et al.
    Dec 22, 2019
  5. purr1n
    purr1n
    Dec 22, 2019
  6. fp627
    fp627
    Hit paywall in both normal and incognito, cleared cookies, changed dynamic IP, etc.

    As for Amazon's choice, I've always thought it was misleading but not flat out immoral in the narrow sense of the idea/word/definition - it usually says Amazon Choice "for xyz" but xyz doesn't have correlate to anything and they have easy returns. Basically they can say you didn't read closely. [cont below]
    Dec 22, 2019
  7. fp627
    fp627
    Have wondered if this is used to get people to spend less time browsing (and hence less time buying or some other profit optimization via site analytics), get people to buy what may be more profitable for Amazon in a general category, or if there is some "legitimate benevolent reason" for it... too bad Amazon shares so little about internal ops. etc.
    Dec 22, 2019
  8. fp627
    fp627
    As for Amazon turning into a flea market (including above) - I've been complaining about this since 2014/15 and this is one of the main reasons I cancelled my Prime subscription around the same time. I feel like I can get better quality on most things elsewhere and price is usually +/- $2. I don't care that much about free 1-2 day vs free 4-5 day shipping.

    However, not their fault per se IMO, much like ebay again.
    Dec 22, 2019
  9. Hammy
    Hammy
    One way around the WSJ paywall is to find the article in the WSJ Twitter feed and click through to the article from the tweet. Make sure your adblocker isn't blocking referrers. Another way is to search MSN News (Bing News) for WSJ articles.
    Dec 23, 2019
  10. bixby
    bixby
    to get around most popular paywalls just install this on Firefox. Works like a champ!
    Bypass Paywalls by Adam
    Options | GitHub | v1.6.2
    Dec 23, 2019
  11. netforce
    netforce
    Dec 23, 2019
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  12. netforce
    netforce
    Dec 23, 2019
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  13. bixby
    bixby
    Apple avoided paying $40 billion in taxes for years by keeping money offshore, Netflix paid no taxes last year and on and on!
    Dec 24, 2019