Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Kansas City Small Biz Hates Amazon

For years we've seen local media share far too much tech hype . . . But now, as the economy constricts and local biz continues to shut down across the metro . . . We're happy to see merchants call out their Internets competition and remind locals of the online existential threat that already killed retail 5 year ago.

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Small business owners urge people to shop local on Amazon Prime Day

PARKVILLE, Mo. - On a day when many people spend a little extra cash online, small business owners in downtown Parkville urged people to save a little something for the local brick-and-mortar shops. "If you buy everything from Amazon, Jeff Bezos continues to get richer and richer, and your neighbors go out of business," said [...]

21 comments:

Bandit said...

It's called a free market. Customers take the path of least resistance just like water. Ain't unnecessary shutdowns great?

Cassandra said...

Love you, love your show Bandit, but Jeff Besos is an evil, Fascist, kelptocratic scumbag who should be shot at fuckin dawn.

Anonymous said...

^ ^and yet he has benefitted greatly from the shutdowns. Weird.

CPO Sharkey said...

Tough Shit. Next case.

Anonymous said...

Hate Amazon and Jeff Bezos, yet I get an order from them just about very day. Kitty litter running low? At my door next day cheaper than Wal Mart. Tail light out on my pick up? Replacement part delivered to my garage next day, cheaper than Autozone. While I am mowing the lawn, Amazon's robots are doing my shopping. Evil? Yes. Harmful to small business? Sorry. I don't want to drive to Ace Hardware for washing machine water lines and get yelled at by Covid Karen for not wearing a mask. If my local bookstore had developed an e-reader, I'd buy their books. If the equivalent to Radioshack had an Alexa to control my thermostat, light bulbs, alarm system, TV, and any number of items around my home, I would have bought it from them. If Ace Hardware would deliver five new, sharpened chainsaw blades to my property while I was out managing my woods, I'd buy from them.

Anonymous said...

If I could find anything to buy in a local Store in the size I wear and of a color/style I'd wear, I'll buy it - but tried six stores looking for an item yesterday, three no longer carried it and three were out of stock, so I went home and ordered it on Amazon, supposed to be delivered today.

How can I justify shopping locally after that experience?

Anonymous said...

Bandito (a/k/a/ Trollzilla) is certainly the most prolific and even rarely amusing Troll on TKC.
Repetitive and unoriginal he may be, but prolific as all Hell.
Imagine what he could have accomplished if he'd had a Life.

Anonymous said...

^^^^He has a life you idiot, explaining reality to you.

Bandit said...

Incredibly amusing! The libtards hate Amazon but they use it. Funny how they bitch about capitalism but don't have the balls to opt out. The dummy hipsters live on their phone. Reality is a real bitch ain't it? Your libtard heros tried to break the system and it made an end run around their lying asses. Shove your socialist ideas sideways and put them where your heads are. Bitch slap coming in less than three weeks. You might wanna brace for impact. Jus' sayin. 😏🙄🍿

Anonymous said...

^^You live on here. What's your point fucktard?

Anonymous said...

Nice post Bandit @ 11:00 shame you didn't fool anyone.

Bandit said...

*doesn't troll anonymously and nutless like some losers and suckers* 😏🙄😆

Anonymous said...

^^and yet "Bandit" is an anonymous pseudonym. You loser & sucker. Knocked out again. Stay down. Weird.

Anonymous said...

^^Ha ha!!! Bandit getting clocked all day on here! You love to see it!!!!!

SO EXCITED said...

Cosby's on Chimpy weird. Back to the tree. Momma's got some fat fleas on her back for your snacking pleasure.

Anonymous said...

^^OH Chimpy-lover, here you come for all of us to knock the fuck out of again! Bless your empty head. I see your master resides there rent-free. Do your cuck-dances once again so we can laugh at how easily you self-own every single day. Dance we said!

Retro ROCKER said...

It's going to a long time before the Economy returns to Main Street. The Rich are hording there money because they know what is coming. That is why they are rich KNOWLEDGE IS POWER .THEY know months and Years Before a downturn. And Middle America is in Debt .They are slowing down spending. The people with some money to spend are shopping online.I do Business with Small Business. But it is not enough to keep them going.

Anonymous said...

you don’t do business with anyone with your horrendous writing skills. You’re a barley-functioning retard. Go back to school dummy.

Anonymous said...

^^ Shouldn't the first letter of your sentence be capped? Shouldn't there be a comma before "dummy"? No charge for the grammar lesson today.

Anonymous said...

5:51 - And I'm not sure what "barley-functioning" means? Must have something to do with your barley crop.

Anonymous said...

The truth is that no one really wants to work for a small business. They always seem to play less, no benefits, no advancement and no job security.