Saturday, November 5, 2016

Amazon charges non-Prime members more at physical bookstores, hinting at new retail strategy - GeekWire

Panzer was cleaning out the Panzermobile like he does every Saturday, when he found a post wedged into the passenger seat. The post was from his visit earlier this week to the GeekWire site. The post is about Amazon's new bricks and mortar bookstores.

According to the post by Taylor Soper, apparently, it pays to be an Amazon Prime member even if you're not buying online at Amazon. Turns out, if you are a Prime member and you go to one of Amazon's bricks and mortar stores, you pay the online price not the store's list price for physical books. It seems, however, that the in-store price for devices like the Fire tablet are the same as the online price as the store sign in the photo says that.

Hmm ... Worth $99 a year? ... Maybe.
Panzer says, "Hmm ... Inquiring cats want to know: How many books would You have to buy at the store to make the cost of the Prime membership worth it?"

Note: This is a l-o-n-g post with photos. Bring two cups of tea and a muffin for today's reading selection.

To read the post, tootle over to Amazon bookstores

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