John Riceburg: Amazon on strike

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Just to get the facts right...

In your product review shoudln't write anything like: "The book was okay, but it would have been better if the workers had a Tarifvertrag!" Because they have a Tarifvertrag ("Logistik"), they just want a different one ("Einzelhandel").

Gilbert more than 2 years ago

if you like books

then don't worry about paying more in a store. germany has a law in which stores must sell books at the same price, so the local shop around the corner will not be more expensive than from amazon, and you can start reading it sooner.

drop more than 2 years ago

boycott

Amazon in the UK, due to being registered in Luxembourg, paid a little over three million quid in taxes on four BILLION of earnings last year. That is LESS THAN 0.1% TAX!!!!

I find that completely disgusting. And so I am boycotting Amazon. I would rather pay more for a book that I buy it in a book store, thus helping to keep the book store open, and help them pay their staff who, after all, are my neighbours, than save a few Euros. Shopping with Amazon is a false economy. It leads to book stores closing, which negatively effects the communities we live in.

Another advantage to using book stores rather than Amazon is it makes me leave the office, enter the "real world", and interact with other Earthlings. Most every time I do this I bump into a friend and have an interesting and inspiring conversation. Compare this to my colleague, who buys everything online, and who constantly complains about how boring his life is! Online shopping makes your experience of life smaller and meaner.

Boycotting Amazon will not only show them you think they should contribute their fair share to society the way the rest of us are forced to, but will also make your life way more interesting!!!


If you're looking for English books to read, I have just started a very very small lending library in my favourite cafe - EAT, Kottbusserdamm 94 (the food there is excellent, and cheap!) This is my little "community project", partly set up to support this great cafe, and partly because I don't want to sell my old books for 1 euro to second-hand book stores that re-sell them for 7 euros!!! I'd rather all can profit, than just one or two. So if you need something to read, go take a look. And if you have old books you don't want, please contribute them to the library! Thanks!

Merry Christmas!

Theo Van Schopes more than 2 years ago

boycott

Amazon in the UK, due to being registered in Luxembourg, paid a little over three million quid in taxes on four BILLION of earnings last year. That is LESS THAN 0.1% TAX!!!!

I find that completely disgusting. And so I am boycotting Amazon. I would rather pay more for a book that I buy it in a book store, thus helping to keep the book store open, and help them pay their staff who, after all, are my neighbours, than save a few Euros. Shopping with Amazon is a false economy. It leads to book stores closing, which negatively effects the communities we live in.

Another advantage to using book stores rather than Amazon is it makes me leave the office, enter the "real world", and interact with other Earthlings. Most every time I do this I bump into a friend and have an interesting and inspiring conversation. Compare this to my colleague, who buys everything online, and who constantly complains about how boring his life is! Online shopping makes your experience of life smaller and meaner.

Boycotting Amazon will not only show them you think they should contribute their fair share to society the way the rest of us are forced to, but will also make your life way more interesting!!!


If you're looking for English books to read, I have just started a very very small lending library in my favourite cafe - EAT, Kottbusserdamm 94 (the food there is excellent, and cheap!) This is my little "community project", partly set up to support this great cafe, and partly because I don't want to sell my old books for 1 euro to second-hand book stores that re-sell them for 7 euros!!! I'd rather all can profit, than just one or two. So if you need something to read, go take a look. And if you have old books you don't want, please contribute them to the library! Thanks!

Merry Christmas!

Theo Van Schopes more than 2 years ago

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