So probably about two years ago, I made a quiet-but-conscious choice to, in as much as possible, stop shopping at Amazon. This isn’t entirely difficult, since Amazon isn’t nearly as embedded in the retail market in Australia as it is in the US—and it ironically got even worse once it opened onshore operations—but I’ve still found I’ve had to use it as a vendor-of-last-resort in those few situations where I can’t buy something via another channel.
Which is a lot of puff to basically say I very wholeheartedly agree with this article’s premise that, uh, actually Amazon is kind of garbage. Like, as a store. It’s garbage. People forget, because they don’t use other retailers but… damn, is it.