Cynical much? You're calling it a "scam", which by definition is a "fraudulent business scheme". Where the hell is the "fraud" in the free shipping?
I'm a careful shopper, and will only purchase from Amazon if their prices are comparable to other places. Which they usually are. In many cases their prices are better than most.
"Scam" indeed. One might even suspect you're an advocate of a full blown communism. All these hateful business practices, designed to do the most EVIL of deeds, make money! Oh, the horror.
Okay, scam was the wrong choice of word. Marketing scheme. And there is nothing wrong with a good marketing scheme. It works. People buy and the company makes money. I'm just a little turned off by all the marketing schemes I see these days. Big business allready makes lots of money off us, so when I see the newest scheme, it just tiffs me.
Scam was a bad choice in words. Marketing scheme was what I ment to describe Amazon Prime. A very clever marketing scheme designed to get people to spend more of their money with them. Kudus to their team, they are on the ball.