## ODonnellWeb – Tag Amazon

60 Days Without Amazon

Posted on 01/26/2019 in misc • Tagged with Amazon

It's been 2 months since I let me Amazon Prime membership expire. In case you're wondering how it's impacted my life, it hasn't. Seriously, I'm shocked at how easy it is to not spend money with Amazon. I haven't spent a dime there since late November.

  • Health & wellness type stuff …

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Amazon Music Alternative

Posted on 12/26/2018 in misc • Tagged with Music, Amazon

MP3s are not sold encrypted. Somehow, it hasn't killed the music industry. So there is no lock in on where you buy your MP3s from. My most recent purchase was from 7 Digital, a British company that specializes in providing white label music store services online. However, anybody can buy …


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Jailbreak Your E-books

Posted on 12/18/2018 in misc • Tagged with Amazon

**Update: It turns out that Kobo delivers books in two formats, encrypted epub, which Calibre handles with no problems, and Adobe Digital Editions, which I can't get to work via Calibre. If you scroll to the bottom of the book detail page on Kobo it tells you the format, so …


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Nobody should have 90 percent of the book market

Posted on 12/13/2018 in misc • Tagged with Amazon, Books

Image of tweet from DHH

This tweet, from one of the founders of 37 Signals and Basecamp, is in reference to their new book, It Doesn't Have to be Crazy at Work.

Those sales numbers are obscene, even for a book whose built in audience is probably slightly more likely to buy from Amazon than …


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Amazon Primeless

Posted on 12/08/2018 in misc • Tagged with Internet, Amazon

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I let my Amazon Prime membership expire in late November. I honestly expected to miss it. I haven't. It turns out some of the regular health and beauty type stuff we had on auto ship with Prime is actually cheaper from Walmart.com. I managed to complete my Christmas shopping …


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The Everything Store

Posted on 05/15/2015 in misc • Tagged with Books, Amazon

The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone

Fascinating insight into the company we all grow more dependent on every day. I’m not sure the obsession with lower prices really serves the world well though. The suppliers need to stay in business too.


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