DefDog: Amazon Price Check versus Main Street

Commercial Intelligence

Isn’t this what is supposed to happen in a Free Market System?  What is wrong with comparison shopping?  Taking advantage of technology by a nimble company versus a staid old one is the essence of entrepreneurship And now a Senator is getting involved?  Looks like more of the same, no integrity…

Furor surrounds Amazon’s price-comparison app

Retailers and a senator denounce a one-day promotional offer that will give discounts to Amazon customers who use the Price Check app while browsing at physical stores.

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Phi Beta Iota:  Amazon has gotten inside the OODA Loop of the small retailers.  If they were adept, which they are not, they would return the favor by focusing on “true cost” to the consumer of all the externalities, and restructure their businesses to emphasize local employment,  customer-driven inventory, etcetera, etcetera.

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