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  • Starbucks' Record First Quarter Earnings Has Sent Its Shares Higher - Should You Be A Long-Term Buyer? [View article]
    Sbux is a bit overbought- a pullback to the 83.90-84.04 level would set up a nice trade for a rally into the mid 90's
    Jan 23, 2015. 10:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon up 4% after eBay's earnings [View news story]
    Amzn was not up due to ebay. Its up due to the rumor that Icahn took a stake in it.

    amzn continued higher today after an upgrade at BGC. amzn has been oversold and due for a bounce. Its continued up move depend on 1/29's earnings report.

    If anything, amzn should be down on eBay's results as one could speculate that some buyers migrated from amazon to ebay to take advantage of ebay's better pricing, no tax and no fee, free shipping. I know I buy most of my items from eBay.
    Jan 22, 2015. 12:13 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Amazon's algorithm a step ahead? [View news story]
    I have made money trading amzn on both the long and short side. Its volitility combined with the love a few powerful traders on the street have for it make amzn a great daily income trading vehicle.


    @ Clark Schultz - you say that amazon betters Walmart's pricing by 4%. I have found that everything I buy I find far cheaper everywhere else. I'd love to see some examples of the items you have bought at amazon for 4% less than Walmart and anywhere else for that matter.


    Dow Jones News Wire found that amazon's prices are higher than the competition 50- 70% of the time. Walmart, Target Red, eBay, Best Buy, Home Depot, thefind.com, B & H Photo etc. all have better pricing and they price match when necessary and offer free shipping without an annual fee.
    Jan 14, 2015. 12:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon up 3.1% following Citi upgrade [View news story]
    Exactly and spot on
    Jan 13, 2015. 12:17 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Amazon Finally Turning The Corner? [View article]
    I could list hundreds of items I have bought at far lower prices than Amazon and all with free shipping. Lots of competition out there offering lower cost, free shipping, no sales tax and wonderful service.
    Jan 12, 2015. 08:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Amazon Finally Turning The Corner? [View article]
    Bought a Nintendo Wii U Game on Sat for my kid. $60 at amazon. $57.04 at Walmart with free, no annual fee, shipping. It will arrive tomorrow.

    Tell me again why I'd pay a 5% higher cost at amazon and then have to pay $99 per annum for "free" shipping at amazon?
    Jan 12, 2015. 02:16 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon Delivery Drones: An Update [View article]
    Travis Brown-

    So I imagine then, that your loading up on amzn either through a long position on a few thousand shares of the physical stock or through buying call options.
    With the massive profits amzn will realize through the use of drone technology, I'm sure your backing the truck up to take advantage of todays sell off - currently down $7.23. Let us know your bullish bet.
    Jan 6, 2015. 12:46 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Zacks' Bear Of The Day: Amazon [View article]
    On Wednesday, a carrier mistakenly delivered a neighbor's amazon box to our house. Since I'm friendly with them, I brought the package to their home and asked what they ordered. It was a Polar Heart Monitor Watch.
    They were shocked when we searched the internet and found the device for $16 cheaper at B & H Photo in NY. B & H also ships the item for free.
    My neighbor said he assumed that amazon had the lowest prices due to the media hype.
    He was one of the "10 million" who tried Prime. Since he got duped on price and the fact that it was delivered to to wrong address, he will not sign on for Prime. His wife said that this was the 3rd package that they did not receive since they signed for the trial. One of which was a Mount Blanc pen which she paid $569 on Amazon. A quick search and we found the same pen from a jeweler in New Rochelle, NY for $424.99.
    Jan 2, 2015. 10:13 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Amazon Grow 27% Annually For The Next Decade? [View article]
    At the rate Amazon is taking on debt and burning through cash, they may not be around in ten years. Lots of competition now who have better pricing and no fee free shipping. Unless your into overpaying, not too many valid reasons for shopping Amazon when there are so many vendors offering tremendous customer service at advantageous pricing.
    Dec 29, 2014. 12:57 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon added over 10M new Prime users during holiday season [View news story]
    I just ordered a Sony NP-FM50 InfoLithium battery. Amazon sells it for $26.99 through a 3P seller Called Miramar Sales for $26.99.


    Called amazon to find out if it was a GENUINE SONY battery or generic, as Miramar claims its an original. Amazon offered no help as "they are not familar with, nor do they verify claims made by their sellers" a very hard to understand amazon rep told me.


    Looking at feedback on amazon, there are 4 pages of unhappy buyers who recieved generic batteries, some of the buyers recieved defective batteries and some received used batteries.


    Mirarmar, through amazon, passes of a generic battery as a genuine sony and sells it for $26.99. BestBatt.com sells the SAME generic battery, and clearly states that its a generic battery for $12.90. Amazon's price is over 100% higher.


    I bought a brand new, Genuine Sony NP-FM50 battery for $24.99 on eBay, with free ship and no sales tax for a vendor in NJ, who I easily was able to call on the phone to verify. Battery will be here Monday- easy, pleasant and professional transaction.


    Once again, I have found my dealings with amazon to be deceptive, difficult and overpriced. No thanks amazon.
    Dec 26, 2014. 12:32 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon added over 10M new Prime users during holiday season [View news story]
    Amzn should disclose how many people cancelled prime after the free trial period. I bought several hundred Christmas gifts this holiday and I paid ZERO shipping fees as every vendor I bought from offered free shipping. Additionally, I would have spent $2394 more had I bought those gifts on amzn.

    Our local Best Buy was packed at the check out lines as was Toys R Us.

    But what do I know, amzn is currently up $3.95
    Dec 26, 2014. 10:02 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Morgan Stanley names stocks that could win or lose most from cheaper oil [View news story]
    Lower oil never trickles down to ups, fedex or usps. amzn will not benefit from lower ship cost. Since many retailers have lower prices than amzn and offer free shipping for free, amzn has its work cut out to keep growing.
    Morgan should disclose that they do investment banking business with amzn
    Dec 23, 2014. 07:49 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Global Tears Of Joy [View article]
    Clever title on your article. If there is any additional "bad" news Joy will trade down to 35.03 - 35.32. This would certainly offer an investment opportunity.

    However, I do believe one could nibble at the 44 level. The risk of being out of Joy completely is that they are one of the last take over targets. I'd rather keep a position in Joy based on that alone.

    I have bought Joy for my kid's investment portfolio.
    Dec 18, 2014. 03:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • WSJ: Google testing Buy button, mulling Amazon Prime-like program [View news story]
    @davdaddy Many of amazons 3p sellers are the same sellers on eBay and elsewhere.
    eBay has excellent sellers including some of the most prestigious names in the world like Christies, Sotheby's and Ferrari.
    I've spent hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years on eBay with never an issue. Always first class service and sellers. And, I saved tens of thousands of dollars off amazons prices.
    This morning I bought a Pink Razor e100 scooter as a gift. It's $$231.98 on Amazon. I bought it at Toys R Us for $129.99. Pink is a hard color to get so Amazon gouges.
    Why would anyone pay a premium of nearly $100 for the glory of buying from amazon
    Dec 16, 2014. 10:17 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • WSJ: Google testing Buy button, mulling Amazon Prime-like program [View news story]
    Astute customer reviews? Most are written by Amazon.

    With the power of the Internet, I'd prefer to intelligently research a product I know little about as opposed to basing my decision on an paid Amazon review written by a guy named Buddy in South Carolina.
    Dec 16, 2014. 10:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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