Amazon.com:The Only Competition That Concerns Wal-Mart.

@elmiko (6640)
United States
January 23, 2010 1:04pm CST
Theres no doubt in my mind that Amazon.com is the #1 store online. With online purchases rising every year Amazon will come more and more competition that Walmart will take more seriously. Groceries is the only thing thats keeping Walmart better than Amazon along with a physical place to go. Ok Walmart is still better for now.
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@maezee (32250)
• United States
23 Jan 10
I didn't know they had such fierce competition online! Weird, because rarely do I buy anything online from Wal-Mart, but I'm constantly on Amazon for books & DVDs. *shrugs*.
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
23 Jan 10
Amazon can be really cool with the books and DVD reviews..
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@elmiko (6640)
• United States
21 Aug 10
i think its cool overall with all the product reviews they have all over so many catagories.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
23 Jan 10
I have been getting lots of certificates from Amazon. I only buy from them with free shipping and alot of the time, they are cheaper than Walmart. I do go to Walmart, but very rarely. Ours raised their prices once they were pretty much the only place to shop beside Krogers or dollar stores.
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@elmiko (6640)
• United States
21 Aug 10
yeah they have great deals much of the time.
• United States
23 Jan 10
Amazon's prices are generally lower than even those at WalMart. For example... The new Harry Potter movie, the Half-Blood Prince is $20 (19.98) at WalMart but I just bought it from Amazon for $13. That's a pretty big difference. Plus, if you shop at Amazon a lot, like I do, they have their Prime program, which is 70 some odd dollars (4 I think *shrug*) and you get free two-day shipping on all Prime eligible purchases...which are almost all books, videos, music and some different household items as long as they are sold directly from Amazon. It only takes about 7 or 8 purchases for the prime membership to pay for itself.
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@elmiko (6640)
• United States
21 Aug 10
yeah its great if i could afford amazon prime but currently my financial situation just isn't worth paying for amazon prime plus the fact the products have to be from amazon and not its 3rd party sites.
@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
23 Jan 10
I wish there's a Walmart in my country. I think the other similar stores would be Carrefor and Giant. We have lots of those here and I think the concept is the same as Walmart. Amazon is very online and offline, Walmart is awesome. You are right; the groceries make them different. I like Amazon site pretty much..very user-friendly site and there are lots of information on different products. In fact, before I go buy one, I will tend to browse for reviews on Amazon first.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
21 Aug 10
i look over the reviews too.
• United States
6 Nov 10
Amazon.com is usually cheaper than Wal-Mart for DVDs and I rarely get movies from Wal-Mart unless I go there and actually want to spend money on a DVD. I don't really have the extra cash but I'm working on getting some so I can buy more things online, mainly at Amazon.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
6 Nov 10
i think amazon is cheaper overall compared to the same things that can be bought at walmart. the only thing walmart gots on amazon.com is the groceries.
@magtibaygom (4865)
• Philippines
20 Aug 10
They should not be concerned with Amazon. Instead, they should be aware of SFI's online superstore. It's one of the fastest growing website in the world. You can buy anything under the sun in the store, products from A to Z. And their multi-tier compensation scheme is wildly attracting affiliates all over the world! Soon, it will surpass Amazon, and maybe, soon, Walmart.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
21 Aug 10
i haven't heard of sfi in a long time. i have been to the site but its been years. i should go their and see how sfi has changed.
@tcup345 (360)
• United States
24 Jan 10
I love Amazon! I don't go to Walmart anymore, I don't like their policies towards their employees and I hate that they don't have lay-away anymore. Lay-away is the only way I can provide Christmas for my 15 grandchildren. I go to Amazon for their books (used) and their downloadable music, you can't beat the prices. What do you say we all write to Walmart and demand that they bring back lay-away? I think we should start a campaign.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
21 Aug 10
yeah it would be nice if walmart brought back lay-aways especially in the current economy. it probably really boost their business.
• Canada
24 Jan 10
I will not set foot in a Wal Mart, and I have always prefered to shop on line anyway, so for me Amazon is the better bet. Also, I am a member of a few websites that award me points, and those points can be redeemed for gift cards for Amazon.com so I have yet another excuse to order from them.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
21 Aug 10
yeah i also earn gift certificates which is awesome when it comes to amazon.