Amazon still not making money.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by upsguy72, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

  2. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    A very strange business model plus leveraging themselves by building new facilities, services, and products.

    When that house of cards falls, UPS will be right there with cash on hand to buy it all.
     
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  3. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    This guy is not surprised.
     
  4. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    ok, so amazon loses money on every sale...but they make up for it in volumn! .......... I'll be here all week.:biggrin:
     
  5. ChickenLegs

    ChickenLegs Safety Expert

    I sure hope amazon doesn't implode. They beat my local Best Buy on new release Blu-Ray prices.
     
  6. browntroll

    browntroll Active Member

    i honestly dont know how they do it, how can you afford to ship items out for free. i did a that trial of amazon prime
    a few months back, i ordered a few items with 2 day delivery(prime shipping). i understand they sell volume but so do
    alot of other companies. anyone actually think UPS would buy them? i saw a youtube video where it shows thats
    not a company i would ever want to work for, also they seem to have alot of temp workers. heard they time ur bathroom breaks, and you are monitered by gps wherever you go, also get in trouble for talking too long to other coworkers.
     
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  7. ChickenLegs

    ChickenLegs Safety Expert

    I do not think ups would buy them.
     
  8. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    Probably not worth the 147 billion market cap, eh?
     
  9. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Your best buy price matches.
     
  10. I'm not sure amazon has ever posted a profit. There's sort of a tradition in tech stocks where growth trumps profits. Amazon take that tradition in stride.

    You'd have to be crazy to think there's no money in online shopping and amazon does most of it. To be honest, i think they could turn a profit if it was that important to investors, but it's not so they don't. Amazon isn't going anywhere and nobody is going to buy them up.
     
  11. BigBeef42

    BigBeef42 Active Member

    Google would probably aquire them. They have an endless vat of cash.

    Sent using USPS
     
  12. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    "Amazon shares should be valued at $36.67, based on analysts' expected earnings growth rates over the next decade, according to StarMine."


    Instead 1 share is over $300
     
  13. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    Ha sounds totally like ups... probably got the idea of over supervision from ups
     
  14. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    The markets are in love with these tech companies. ...they are totally overrated.
     
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Best Buy price matches Amazon.
     
  16. ChickenLegs

    ChickenLegs Safety Expert

    They don't deliver to my mailbox.

    It is good to know that I could get other items price matched though. Thanks.
     
  17. ChickenLegs

    ChickenLegs Safety Expert

    I use bestbuy for big ticket items like my TV's and home theatre. No way would I buy a laptop or TV on Amazon.
     
  18. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Bought my last 2 bigscreens through amazon, no problems.
     
  19. ChickenLegs

    ChickenLegs Safety Expert

    I'd prefer my TV not be used as a step-stool during the shipping process.
     
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  20. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    They don't use UPS, don't worry :biggrin:.
    For a real big screen they have a local freight company pick it up at a warehouse and deliver it to you, they call you to schedule the delivery so you'll be there. The guys who deliver it will unbox it, set it up and turn it on to make that there's no damage and that it works properly. I was pretty happy with the process.