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Reasons not to buy from Amazon

If you want to order a book (or something else), don't buy it from Amazon. Amazon harms its customers, as well as workers, the national treasury, and many others that it affects.

Here's a good (though long) overview of why Amazon's overall activity is harmful to society overall.

This page lists alternatives to Amazon for buying various kinds of products. Some of these sites may share some of Amazon's unethical practices. I am pretty sure that any site selling MP3 files on the internet imposes an EULA -- an inexcusable wrong. Streaming sites, too. And all of them identify the purchaser. It is better to buy from a store, and pay cash. Or else get a copy through sharing.

For a book, order it directly from the publisher or through a local book store. If you want to use a URL to refer to a book, please don't use an Amazon page.

Here are specific reasons — plenty of them.


Size

Sabotaging Customers

Limiting the Use of Cash

Restricting and Shafting Customers

Censorship

Snooping

Exploiting workers mercilessly

Shafting others in the publishing world

Dodging taxes

Vendors

Other Reasons


Size

Sabotaging Customers

Limiting the use of Cash

Restricting and Shafting Customers

Censorship

Snooping

Exploiting workers mercilessly

Shafting others in the publishing world

Dodging taxes

Vendors

Other reasons


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