EvenBob
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December 24th, 2019 at 11:32:02 AM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

I keep figuring enjoy AMZN while it lasts.



I dunno. I read Amazon is in this
for the long haul, their aim is to
monopolize the delivery business
eventually. They are already putting
a lot of private companies out of
business. They can afford to operate
in the black for a long long time,
like Bezos did when he started the
company. They just delivered my
grinder on Xmas fricking eve, how
cool is that.

In the 50's my mom did all her Xmas
shopping between Hween and Tgiving
via Sears and Wards catalogs. There
was no UPS* then, no FedEx. You got
the orders in early and hoped the PO
got the stuff to you. It was a real crap
shoot.

*UPS existed as a company in the 50's
but didn't start delivering to all addresses
until the 70's. They mostly delivered
business to business.
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mcallister3200
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December 24th, 2019 at 12:02:44 PM permalink
How are peopleís attention spans and compulsiveness such that they need crap delivered to them four days a week; itís absurd.
rxwine
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December 24th, 2019 at 1:06:46 PM permalink
Quote: mcallister3200

How are peopleís attention spans and compulsiveness such that they need crap delivered to them four days a week; itís absurd.



Evenbob's gonna be on Hoarders probably.
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
EvenBob
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December 24th, 2019 at 1:06:56 PM permalink
Quote: mcallister3200

How are peopleís attention spans and compulsiveness such that they need crap delivered to them four days a week; itís absurd.



Four? Try seven, Amazon delivers on Sunday.
Attention span ans compulsiveness have
nothing to do with it. I cook every day
I often need things so I just order them.
It's terrific.
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TigerWu
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December 24th, 2019 at 1:11:17 PM permalink
Quote: rxwine

Evenbob's gonna be on Hoarders probably.



I can't stand having crap anymore. I'm trying to sell most of it. I'd throw or give it away but I'd rather try to get a few bucks for things first.

I have heard (and seen first hand) how many people who grew up during the Depression were/are hoarders. I don't get it... I would think it would be the complete opposite. If you grew up having nothing when things were scarce, you should be used to not having anything and being able to live without it. If anything, these people should be minimalists!
EvenBob
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December 24th, 2019 at 1:24:55 PM permalink
Quote: TigerWu



I have heard (and seen first hand) how many people who grew up during the Depression were/are hoarders. I don't get it...



How is buying things I use every day
'hoarding'. It's the polar opposite.
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mcallister3200
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December 24th, 2019 at 1:25:13 PM permalink
Quote: TigerWu

I can't stand having crap anymore. I'm trying to sell most of it. I'd throw or give it away but I'd rather try to get a few bucks for things first.

I have heard (and seen first hand) how many people who grew up during the Depression were/are hoarders. I don't get it... I would think it would be the complete opposite. If you grew up having nothing when things were scarce, you should be used to not having anything and being able to live without it. If anything, these people should be minimalists!



Same here. I hate having stuff around I donít need or use often. I get mildly angry with people when they buy gifts for me when I tell them not to.
TigerWu
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December 24th, 2019 at 1:47:05 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

How is buying things I use every day
'hoarding'. It's the polar opposite.



I wasn't talking about you personally.
AZDuffman
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December 25th, 2019 at 5:28:41 AM permalink
Quote: TigerWu


I have heard (and seen first hand) how many people who grew up during the Depression were/are hoarders. I don't get it... I would think it would be the complete opposite. If you grew up having nothing when things were scarce, you should be used to not having anything and being able to live without it. If anything, these people should be minimalists!



Not at all, they see they can get things and are afraid of running out and having to go back to what they were. They become preppers, not minimalists. If you grew up with food scarce then you stock up on food. You don't want to run out and do without.

It is the same reason why workaday gangsters have all those outfits and houses brimming with stuff even if the house is not in a great area. Why Blood and Crip members have 100 pairs of sneakers. Why the lucky few who get a sports contract almost always overdo it with stuff and end up broke instead of socking away their wealth.

Who among us even in a small way doesn't always have this or that on hand because as a kid it was a treat you rarely got? I used to be that way with Pepsi-Cola. I never ran out. Wegman's would have a crazy sale a couple times a year and I would have 10+ cases sitting in the basement.

I became more minimalist after living amongst too much crap and junk. And Pepsi-Cola is now too sweet for my taste most of the time.
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AZDuffman
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December 25th, 2019 at 5:34:14 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

I dunno. I read Amazon is in this
for the long haul, their aim is to
monopolize the delivery business
eventually. They are already putting
a lot of private companies out of
business. They can afford to operate
in the black for a long long time,
like Bezos did when he started the
company. They just delivered my
grinder on Xmas fricking eve, how
cool is that.



The laws of retail have to catch up with them sooner or later. 20 years ago they had just a couple warehouses and did just books and music. the dotcom in their name gave them "tech" valuation, something the money men still have not learned to tell the difference in, but that is another thread. And they hired out delivery.

Now they have many distribution centers, who knows how many SKUs, fleets of their own vehicles, and a problem in that the private gig workers will not deliver cheap forever. Instead of having a bunch of retail stores and employees like WMT, they have simply moved the real estate and employees back to the distribution center and truck dispatch.

IOW, their stock should value like a retailer, not like a software company. If we get a recession or their sales otherwise slow, the gears of their machine may jam and hard.
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