And with that broadcast, I have walk away from The Young Turks. What started out as a pretty interesting idea has just become this nauseating Fox News Level of Cringey stroke fest, where Progressives pull a Libertarian, and tell each other how much better than the rest of the world they are.
Cenk just openly stated that the GOP is not intelligent. Blanket, bold stroke statement, while ignoring all the progressives who jizzed over the idea of Oprah running.
Nothing good lasts forever I guess
People need to wise up, and wake up. Amazon is in this to get everyone buying from them. The Amazon Marketplace is not a "service" to other sellers. It's a way to thin the herd.
It's a necessary evil, and I don't think that Amazon started it with this mentality in mind.
But that's where we are. Amazon's interest is to be the Gorrilla in the room, and they'll choke out your business to do it.
Get smart people, or get run over.
I wont be anywhere near the buy box. This guy, and all the dumbasses within 20 cents of him will, and they will lose money every time.
Eventually, these guys will have cannibalized each other, and will have to bow out of the market because of their losses.
Less Vendors, makes it easier for Amazon to strike deals directly with manufacturers.
At that point, Amazon can then push me out the door, because they are buying from the same source as me, and have a better shipping discount.
And, shipping it that way is going to leave a HUGE chance that the item tears the envelope, and gets lost. FC Mail has ZERO innate Insurance.
15.99 - Amazon Fee = 13.59
13.59 - Shipping = 9.75
9.75 - Cost of Goods = -3.71
This is one product, out of over 100,000+ Products.
Each item that I've looked at from this seller is in the same place. Losing Money after actually buying the product.
And no. They aren't buying Surplus. The manufacturer in question doesn't bulk surplus inventory
The manufacturer that I'm currently working inventory up on has 2 price tiers. We have the best price tier. No one buys their goods cheaper than we buy them.
Product X has a cost of $13.46.
Seller Dumbass is selling it for $15.99 FBA Prime.
15% seller Fee on $15.99 is $2.40, leaving 13 cents above cost to pay for shipping, and make a profit.
Even in a manilla envelope, first class, said product would cost $3.84 at Commercial Plus Pricing through USPS, even on Prime.
Amazon has created the perfect way to destroy their competition, without the need to actively buy them out.
The Amazon Marketplace, and the sellers who operate on it are going to result in a large number of small businesses going bankrupt.
So many small businesses are trying to "Buy Box Chase" on Amazon, without paying attention to what their goods cost.
Blind hatred for consumers Show more
If you order your packages online, and you do not understand how shipping works, it is Not the seller's fault.
It's your fault for being an uneducated fuck.
Learn. Don't just "expect". Life works better when you put in some goddamn effort into understanding what makes the world work.
Liberal leaning Politics. Show more
Congratulations to the dimwitted, uninformed, self interest hating voters who elected this spineless legislation that passed the biggest sham of a tax "cut".
When this bill stabs you in the back.
When your boss doesn't reinvest.
When your boss doesn't give you a raise
When your boss doesn't provide you with profit sharing
And you want to be angry, you have no one to be angry with but yourself.
You believed a lie. A willfull, purpose crafted lie.
Depressing end of life stuff Show more
My father is dying.
He was admitted to the hospital in acute pancreatitis. Since then, his liver, kidneys, and lungs, have joined the "Fuck you, i'm not going to work properly parade."
I always thought my dad was invincible growing up. reconciling that distorted vision with the man I see in front of me in a hospital bed covered in tubes, lines, and wires, restrained because he is disoriented, is heartbreaking.
And I had to say it.
But I don't feel better.
TRUMP'S DUMBASSERY Show more
HOLY FUCKING SHIT.
HOW MUCH OF TRUMP'S DICK DID THIS GUY SUCK?
Worst part of my Day: Asparagus Piss.
One of the dishes served at the PotLuck had Asparagus. 20 Employees now have Dank Asparagus Piss.
The smell is catastrophic.
I never said that I was anti Gun.
I simply stated my disagreement with the notion of an armed society being a polite society is total and utter bullshit.
I'm a gun owner.
But, I'm also a staunch advocate for Gun Law Reform.
Don't go jumping off track, and moving goalposts here, or I'll just send you off into the ether, and mock you on your way.
We're talking Armed Society is polite society.
Get back on topic, or Go the other way.
ZOMG GUNS IN 'MURICA Show more
For all of the knuckledraggers that still believe an armed society is a polite society, I present you Exhibit A.
I'm prepared to present more exhibits, if you really need them.
One side showed up threw Rocks, and one side showed up and fired live ammunition at rock throwers.
Are we sure that we're backing the right side here?
E-Commerce Grumblings Show more
If we make a mistake? I try to make sure that I take care of it as quickly as possible, as easily as possible for you.
But, if we do fuck up, that certainly DOES NOT GIVE YOU THE RIGHT to treat my staff or myself poorly.
I have a return Policy. It's not customer friendly. I don't follow it... For people who treat people with respect.
But, if you go full on shitballs on my staff or I, I'm going to follow that return policy to the fucking letter.
E-Commerce Grumblings Show more
If you don't read the entire description,
If you don't ensure that what you bought is what you need,
If you don't make sure that you are buying something that is going to fit or work on your machine:
THAT IS NOT MY FUCKING FAULT.
And lying about it to eBay, Amazon, Wal-Mart, or Sears isn't going to help you. I will go out of my way to report you, and if need be contact my local law enforcement to start charges for theft, if you get too stupid.
E-Commerce Grumblings Show more
I'm an Ecom Director for a small biz. Thankfully, this time of the year is our "Slow Season" based on industry we cater to.
I swear to God, if I had to deal with more assholes than I do this time of the year, I'd be institutionalized.
News Flash: The Customer is not always right, and if you behave like an asshole, I am empowered by the owner of the Co to make it as horrible as I can for you.
Shit on a stick people,
Failing Marriage... Apparently. Show more
Last night, I overheard my wife state her regret for getting married.
She didn't think I could hear, or didn't realize I was there.
I believe this is probably that moment that everyone who is in a marriage that is beginning to fall apart realizes that it's probably not going to get better, right?
Shipstation, a Company that works as a Shipping solution for e-commerce sellers, shit their server pants today.
On Cyber Monday.
So far, they have been pretty phlegmatic about it, which has felt more like apathy, and stoicism.
Of all the days for you to not Shit your pants, Cyber Monday would be that fucking day.
Now, I have to go explain to the person who signs my paycheck, why this is happened.