40 thoughts on “Amazon finally launches in Australia

  • December 5, 2017 at 10:56 am
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    From what I've seen it's just a joke! The prices are anywhere from 50% to 100% higher than we can buy from just about any other retail outlet. I could probably still buy any electronic item from Amazon US and have it shipped to Austrlaia for much cheaper, but now they won't let me buy it from the US. So much for all the hype about challenging the retail market in Australia. Don't worry, existing jobs will be safe.

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  • December 5, 2017 at 10:56 am
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    Amazon Australia is disappointing. Costco was disappointing. Aldi is disappointing. Kaufman is disappointing. Aldi hardly ever has anyone in it now compared to when it first started same as Costco. I guess you can't keep prices artificially low indefinitely and the quality is pretty terrible.

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  • December 5, 2017 at 10:56 am
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    Already used Amazon in Europe. Useful to send gifts to EU from OZ.
    Years of using fleabay alibaba taobao(ali also) etsy et al Amazon is just another web page.
    Looks like the EU registration also works for OZ , at least it accepts the login and shows the correct billing/shipping information.
    I see nothing tempting enough at the moment to try it with.
    Doubtless they will have some deals , and it may get better, and they will probably fix the broken search,
    but comparing a few samples, 12V SLA battery, motherboards, mice, keyboards, headphones , pet products, I can get them locally for similar or less.
    Other online sources 1/2-2/3 in most cases.
    I suspect without a large advertising campaign , which this is part of, and some significant price and delivery differences they will be battling to attract people who are already online purchasers rather than attracting people to online. Most who would have been there for years.
    They have their data but from those I know the greatest online purchasers are my dad and his friends. At 88 spending a several hundred a month online is more entertainment than any concern for savings.

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  • December 5, 2017 at 10:56 am
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    Australia didn't have Amazon because of it vast distances and relatively small population

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  • December 5, 2017 at 10:56 am
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    Wait what???? They didn’t have amazon ?

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  • December 5, 2017 at 10:56 am
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    It'd be good if they included NZ in the free shipping.

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  • December 5, 2017 at 10:56 am
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    News just in…the internet finally arrives on Australian shores. Only dial up connection for now.

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  • December 5, 2017 at 10:56 am
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    I still use the us site as it has list intergation and it's still way cheaper than in Oz

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  • December 5, 2017 at 10:56 am
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    Bad day for mum and dad small businesses. Should never have been allowed here, bunch of job killers these big multinationals

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  • December 5, 2017 at 10:56 am
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    WOW she is so cute, I'm sure she has a boyfriend, he must be soo lucky

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  • December 5, 2017 at 10:56 am
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    Are you effing kidding me?!even here in Italy we have had amazon for ages,how is it possible the aussies didn't? In an english speaking contry?!?wtf!

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  • December 5, 2017 at 10:56 am
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    Can't imagine what's going through in the minds of the owners and employees of local retailers in Australia.

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  • December 5, 2017 at 10:56 am
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    We need to Tax amazon heavily so shop owners can have an edge..

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