Amazon to open first retail store in Seattle

Amazon to open first retail store in Seattle

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Amazon is planning to open a store in the Seattle area this year, breaking away from the online world, according to reports from Bloomberg and GoodEReader.com.

Amazon’s first brick-and-mortar location would sell pricier merchandise for its tablet computers, the Kindle e-reader and Kindle Fire. The store will be a test run for Amazon to see if creating a chain of retail outlet stores would be profitable.
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jigsaw918
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jigsaw918 posted Feb 09, 2012
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jigsaw918
jigsaw918 replied:
also, i think this would just become an expense and not generate enough revenue to maintain it.
Posted Feb 09, 2012
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newjerseychickxo
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I love Amazon,And I heard their coming to New Jersey,openings for work will help people in need!!
newjerseychickxo posted Feb 09, 2012
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gapotter
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I live in Seattle, so have to pay state tax (10%) when I buy from Amazon. Will be interesting to see what they stock - maybe it'll be sort-of a warehouse store?
gapotter posted Feb 09, 2012
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gapotter
gapotter replied:
Oh - it's just a store based around the Kindle readers and accessories - woh woh - YAWN!
Posted Feb 09, 2012
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msimulation
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Oh shut, does it mean if they open a retail store on a state then all online purchases would now be taxed because they have a physical retail store locally? I very much hope not...
msimulation posted Feb 08, 2012
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krmills1
krmills1 replied:
I think that is how it works! Bummer for those people that live in that state. I hope they don't open a store in my state! :)
Posted Feb 09, 2012
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jasoned
jasoned replied:
That's exactly what will happen. Keeping my fingers crossed that they don't go to my state.
Posted Feb 09, 2012
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msimulation
msimulation replied:
Maybe if they call it Kindle store, it'd be a different business from Amazon, then they'd avoid the tax issue... I don't think Amazon wants to lose the online tax advantage, it's a significant advantage for them (and us).
Posted Feb 09, 2012
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mnvikings11
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If it's going to be just another electronics store like Apple's or Microsoft, then I don't think it will fly, but if they allow to order & pick-up in store at online prices, then it would be a great store to launch.
mnvikings11 posted Feb 08, 2012
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Florida2Texas
Florida2Texas replied:
Yes that's a good option for saving on shipping but wouldn't that mean that you would then have to pay taxes?
Posted Feb 08, 2012
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MrBklynW
MrBklynW replied:
hmmm... that's a good point.

Amazon stay away from NY!
Posted Feb 09, 2012
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MrBklynW
rep: 405k
wow. okay forget it. All retail stores will be pwned!
MrBklynW posted Feb 08, 2012
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nimase85
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I would be interested in seeing how that would work ^_^
nimase85 posted Feb 08, 2012
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aznballa161
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This is awesome! They are gonna do big things
aznballa161 posted Feb 08, 2012
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nimrodboy3
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oh snap! that's awesome!
nimrodboy3 posted Feb 08, 2012
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Florida2Texas
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I think its going to be like the APPLE store both is size and features! Its going to be interesting..
Florida2Texas posted Feb 08, 2012
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kumslee
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wow... it's a good news.
kumslee posted Feb 08, 2012
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msimulation
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"Sources told GoodEReader.com Amazon doesn’t intend to open a huge store “with thousands of square feet,” and will be modeling it after a boutique. The store will be stocked with their entire Kindle line, along with accessories such as cases, screen protectors and USB adapters."

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/120206/amazon-open-first-retail-store-seattle-reports
msimulation posted Feb 08, 2012
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erick99
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I am very excited about this! They have a big distribution center about an hour from my house so I hope they build one in my area. I will go.
erick99 posted Feb 08, 2012
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Endlessheero
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wow... that must be the biggest store ever... Bigger than Costco. Think about that.
Endlessheero posted Feb 08, 2012
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FibroMom
rep: 170k
WOW - while we see stores closing and going mostly internet - an Internet only store is opening a physical store?!? Watch our Walmart!
FibroMom posted Feb 08, 2012
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audiocracy
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So does that mean I have to go to the Amazon store, order an item, go home and wait until it ships? (:
audiocracy posted Feb 08, 2012
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jasoned
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Not sure if I want Amazon in my state. Wouldn't that mean I would have to pay taxes even when I purchased online from Amazon? No Taxes is one thing that makes Amazon so appealing.
jasoned posted Feb 08, 2012
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themoneyman1113
themoneyman1113 replied:
Good point we often order from AMAZON to avoid taxes. Although it sounds like they are trying to make all internet purchases taxable at some point in the future :(
Posted Feb 08, 2012
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branie
branie replied:
I never thought of that either, no more taxes in Taxacusetts!
Posted Feb 08, 2012
  1 |   0
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