Saturday, July 29, 2017

I Am Disappointed

Amazon wants to be this century's Sears, Roebuck & Co.  But the Sears catalog used to sell cars and houses (as kits).  Amazon isn't doing so (yet).


  1. I really like Amazon but I have never understood why Sears let them replace them. 25 years ago Sears was perfectly positioned to become what is now Amazon.

    Blockbuster was perfectly positioned to become redbox and/or Netflix

    the newspapers, which got most of their profits from classifieds were perfectly positioned to be Craigs List.

    And so on.

    The discussions were always along the lines of "We can't move our business online, it will cannibalize existing business"

    So they wound up letting someone else cannibalize their business instead.

    Stupidity on stilts.

    John Henry

  2. Wait until the begin selling groceries. No joke. Don't order ice cream, though.

  3. Ebay is selling cars, while Amazon is getting started in groceries.

    Hmmm. You don't suppose they're in cahoots to take over the world? Nah, the buggywhip business is still going strong. My cousin the blacksmith told me so!