A man took his son to a horse auction. He watched his father go from horse to horse running his hands on the legs, rump and chest. His son asked him why he did that. His Dad said that when he’s going to buy a horse he needs to do that to be sure the horse is healthy before he buys it. The boy said “I understand, Dad. By the way, I think the UPS guy wants to buy Mom”.
I’m sure by now we’re all aware that Amazon.com is going start delivering with drones in the near future. That’s cool because I’ve always wanted one and if I time it just right I could probably catch one. They must be working on a security system of some kind. Oh yeah, I forgot they have a camera and my address.
In the long run I guess it will be cheaper than using UPS, FedEx or the USPS. This is bound to hurt these other carriers although Amazon will still have to use these carriers for the larger and more bulky items.
I’m a nerd, so I’m pretty excited for the project to get started. This time of year would not be a good test. Who knows where the Hanukkah and Christmas gifts would end up? It would be a disaster of Biblical proportions. Enough packages are already misplaced without throwing a new system into the mix.
I buy almost all of my gifts from Amazon, and why not? Delivery is normally early and if the item turns out to be unsatisfactory, they immediately refund the purchase price and send you free shipping labels to send it back. I love it.
Some people don’t like them because they’re hurting the business of the brick and mortar stores. I couldn’t care less. Companies like Best Buy and Walmart didn’t even give a care about the local stores they put out of business when they opened.
So if Amazon can throw some pain at Best Buy and Walmart I’m all for it. Circuit City was the first casualty and also my favorite electronics store so I just don’t care. In fact I’m rooting for Amazon. The larger they get the more warehouse facilities they’ll need, creating jobs lost from the demise of the Best Buys of the world.
See you tomorrow.
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