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Amazon buys Whole Foods

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9 minutes ago, Toliver said:

A tangential article related to Amazon's new ventures:

"Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS"

 

The US Post Office should be shaking in their collective boots with this news. If Amazon bypasses the USPS (which doesn't seem to get mentioned in the article), the USPS will lose a ton of money.

The USPS and their shoddy delivery schedules were the rumored reason why Amazon shuttered Amazon Fresh.

After all, it's only "fresh" if it gets delivered on time. ¬¬

 

We need for it to expand to Canada as parcel delivery by Canada Post is terrible.  I ordered something from a third party via Amazon which arrived in Canada before Christmas and I got it in January, courtesy of Canada Post.

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Amazon Visa will give you 3% back without Prime membership. Bezos really is looking to lock up every aspect of the consumer buying cycle.

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@BeeZee

 

interesting

 

I get 2 % back on everything with my current CC

 

and I can wait for 25 $ + for a free Amazon delivery as im in no hurry.

 

it is interesting to me the Cc companies have moved back from Free CC's 

 

expecting to make a fortune for later payments and defaults 

 

wasn't that the Last CC Crisis or the One before ?

 

TJ's is right across the street from WF

 

so I can not imagine going into WF

 

Maybe Ill change my mind

 

probably nbot

 

after all

 

TJ's has RedBoat40 for some time

 

50 % less than WF.

 

 

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@rotuts, edited to say...3% back on WF purchases. Gotta keep that spending in-house!

I get 2% on my current CC as well, with an extra 1% (IIRC) on grocery purchases. So I'm already covered. I shop at WF and other supermarkets and now use my CC for the credits rather than paying cash.

Good deal if you don't carry a balance.

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yep

 

Cc deals are a bir snarky

 

reding carefully on the news release  you may not actually get cash back but cash credit toe get more crap at Amazon.com

 

to make up that 3 $ dif   ( the 2 % CC has no fee ) have to spend 3,333.33 at WF each year

 

when I see people pay cash , I feel like I should tell them about the 2 % card.

 

then paying cash might limit their purchasing which might be their idea.

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Interesting :

 

more stuff at Bezo's Market for Prime Members

 

[F.D.: Im not a prime member , but I own 2 - 4 shares of AMZN ]

 

NYT :  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/16/technology/whole-foods-discount-amazon-prime.html

 

        might have to delete some cookies to see  Halibut fresh wild is 1/2 off , 9.99   in Florida.

 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2018/05/15/amazon-extend-prime-discounts-whole-foods-customers/612231002/

 

etc

 

 

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WSJ had a summary article on Amazon's effects at WF

 

https://www.wsj.com/articles/attention-amazon-prime-members-who-shop-at-whole-foods-youre-in-luck-1529154000?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=1

 

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I find it odd that the Prime discounts seem to be only in the west and south

 

not the NE.  

 

and :  41 % of WF shoppers don't know Amazon owns WF

 

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I was in Whole Foods last Sunday and the only difference I noticed was that the place looked "tired" like it needed a good sprucing up.  I bought a couple of things, but not a whole lot.  I did buy a piece of monkfish as the price seemed good for monkfish.

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I don't know why

 

but the ' change ' started in the West ( US ) and  FLA ,   moved down to the SW , then over to the South

 

+/-

 

and will eventually be all WF's

 

F.D, :  have a very low number of shares of AMZN , and you might have a similar number in an Index Fund 

 

Good For Me !

 

but shilling for 3d rate electronics and a fee so you might buy more 

 

makes my couple of shares happy

 

and that's bout it.

 

Ill have to look into a vaccine once the roll-out completes itself in N.E.

 

so I can see the results.

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They are preparing for the Prime thing and delivery from the WF near my office. Someone in my office who is a regular shopper there said she had noticed things going out of stock more. She has a picky child who eats certain things so she noticed it and asked an employee, who essentially said it was a common thing since the Amazon acquisition. Since I generally shop in the produce area, dairy, and prepared foods, I personally have only seen certain yogurts going out of stock when they are on sale.

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Took advantage of the Prime discount on Friday on my way to the office, got 25% off bulk foods and I believe the organic cherries were $1-2 less per pound. I don’t do much shopping at WF, I like it for my office food supplies and lunch (prepared foods). I will shop opportunistically if I see a particularly good deal on fish. I have the luxury of two locations within range, one about 2 miles from my office and one less than 10 miles from my home. They were stacking up the bags for Prime delivery, plenty of orders getting ready on Friday a.m.

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