Support Local Small Business
  • Petitioned Amazon.com

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Jeff Bezos, CEO
Amazon.com
Jeff Bezos, CEO
Amazon.com

Support Local Small Business

    1. Heidi Pickman
    2. Petition by

      Heidi Pickman

      San Francisco, CA

We were appalled when we read the following on Gawker: "Amazon.com announced it will pay customers up to $5 to go into a local store, scan an item, walk out, and buy the same item on Amazon."

As a nonprofit that works to bolster local entrepreneurship and microbusinesses, we consider this a blatant attack on local small businesses. It is a race-to-the-bottom tactic that should be stopped.

Support small businesses, shop locally and tell Amazon

  1) to scrap their $5 "Price Check" program and

   2) to apologize to America's small businesses.

Sincerely,

CAMEO - coaching, capital and connection for small business

California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity

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    • Molly Sotherden SEVILLE, OH
      • over 2 years ago

      I *am* a small business owner, and that means a lot of ordering supplies and such online. Amazon, you are already getting a piece of the pie from small business owners like me when we order items from you. Additionally, you receive yet another helping of said pie with the many small business owners who sell items through you, especially small independent used bookstores and game stores. Promoting a "scan-and-report" system (albeit one with a three day window of opportunity) is a slap in the face to those small businesses that do business with you.

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    • carla lichter PDX, OR
      • over 2 years ago

      So that life in the USA is based on helping each other instead of making a buck...or billion. We're all in this together....then we die. Life should be about something.

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    • Andrew Heugel BREWSTER, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      It's all about the rich getting richer and the large businesses getting larger at the expense of the poor, middle class and small business owners. There used to be character to America's small towns. Now they're all made of ticky tack and they all look just the same...

      http://www.change.org/petitions/start-taxing-the-rich-to-give-to-the-poor

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    • Kate Wilson SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Because small business is going to get us out of this economic mess, and companies like Amazon should be finding a way to work WITH them rather than against them. SHAME ON YOU.

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    • Lance Muzslay TEMPE, AZ
      • over 2 years ago

      It's breathtaking how unethical this practice is. Unbelievable that Amazon sees fit to try to gain business on the backs of small brick and mortar stores.

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