vitaflo wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:50 pm
I didn't stop shopping on Amazon because other places were cheaper, I stopped shopping on Amazon because so much of their inventory (even those "sold by Amazon") are counterfeit. If I'm getting a knockoff, I don't care that it's cheaper.
Convenience is very important for me. I like just going to one place online and buying everything there. Amazon.com was the place for me.
I markedly cut how much I buy from Amazon, not because of price, but because I have no idea who I am buying from.
There are several times that I would buy something that I thought was from Amazon but was actually from Amazon Marketplace. Maybe I miss the fine print somewhere, but I can't be sure now and the trust is lost.
Also, there are a few times I bought rechargeable batteries from them where the charge didn't hold a few months later. By the time I figured out the problem, it was too late to take the hassle to return it. Pretty sure I got at least one fake USB stick (where the computer recognized one size, but it held significantly less) as well.
My wife won't even consider ordering electronics from Amazon anymore. It's just for books (if it's something not of comparable price at Barnes and Nobles) and oddities that we can't easily find elsewhere (ie: a particular hair clip my mother in law likes, shelf dividers, etc.)