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Finally, it’s happening. Amazon is coming to Australia next year with both online stores and Bricks and Mortar businesses.

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    lordbaal1 - 1 month ago

    I don't shop on Amazon that much. Bit when I do, I sign up for the 30 day free trial.

    And than go and cancel it in 29 days.

  2. Brad Sams
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    Brad Sams Alpha Member #2 - 2 months ago

    The benefit is that you can get Prime which makes 2 day shipping on anything free...so what Amazon does is make you hate any other online store that doesnt ship in that same time window.

     

    And it gets worse.

     

    If you live in an area with Prime Now, you can order lots of things that can arrive in 2hrs...if you pay $5 extra.

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      MutualCore - 2 months ago
      In reply to brad-sams:

      I am already a Prime member. I just don't see enough 'value add' to my life with this device. I looked at the Google Home thing and it's woefully non-functional out of the gate. Apple and Microsoft don't even have a product yet. My guess is wait a year.

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    Zara Ingram - 6 days ago

    Great It's good for Australia and Australian people. Maybe at that amazon give discount to australians

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    essay - 4 days ago

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    lcars Alpha Member #445 - 2 months ago

    Amazon is my bae... I have a package arrive from them practically every week.

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    jimchamplin - 1 month ago

    Christ. God save you all.

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    offTheRecord - 4 weeks ago

    It is strange that it took them so long to crack the nut there. I remember having a conversation last year with someone there about some PC hardware I got from Amazon only to find out, to my surprise, that in Australia Amazon still basically only sells books.

    As I understand it, the main issue was setting up efficient distribution for goods other than books. It will be very interesting to see how their arrival to the online space in Australia affects local prices.

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    ommoran Alpha Member #208 - 1 week ago

    I admit to being one of the Canucks that is drawn to Prime not for the shipping (you can't get the video-only service here, like you can in the US), but because of one show - The Grand Tour.  For less than what I pay netflix a month, given that I've cut my cords... yeah, I'm flirting with trying it.

    Just so the others in the ROW know - Amazon has sold a lot of their original programming already to both networks and streaming services around the world where Prime has not been available.  Reading reports are that there is a lot of geo-blocking on the site if another network/service in your country has the program, ala the old Netflix days.

    When I'm at my trailer in Washington, I get far better Netflix choices than I do when I'm home in Canada, so we are still geo-blocked. I figure it's about 50% of the available library that is licenced in Canada at any time.  I don't envy Netflix their licencing headaches having to deal with multiple countries, frankly. 

    So, I will see what Amazon is like.  Being able to use the account in both countries, I'm willing to bet the US experience is far better than what I get in Canada.  We will see.

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    anchovylover Alpha Member #875 - 2 months ago

    Tell me Americans, what can we expect?

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      maethorechannen Alpha Member #377 - 2 months ago
      In reply to anchovylover:

      A thinner wallet.

    2. Paul Thurrott
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      Paul Thurrott Alpha Member #1 - 2 months ago
      In reply to anchovylover:

      I've never seen such a store. :) You'll have to tell us what it's like.

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      anchovylover Alpha Member #875 - 2 months ago
      In reply to paul-thurrott:

      Doesn't Amazon already have actual stores in America? http://www.businessinsider.com.au/amazon-to-open-brick-and-mortar-stores-in-australia-2016-11

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      awright18 Alpha Member #405 - 2 months ago
      In reply to anchovylover:

      Looking at that article, it appears they are trying to emulate apple and sell the Amazon devices at least at their Pop-Up Stores.  In a regular store I would imagine they would stock whatever people are buying most in the area where its located. They are pretty smart that way.

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    Lydia_Loftis - 6 days ago

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    MutualCore - 2 months ago

    What's the benefit of using an Amazon Echo if my music subscriptions are Google & Apple?

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    stellafrancis - 6 hours ago

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    J_Numan - 2 months ago

    Be honest Amazon Prime in the Uk is just not worth the money.
    I use Amazon loads for all kinds of things.
    Mostly its free shipping, but if not just add it to a bundle so its £20 and its free shipping for all.
    Anything from amazon always arrives the next day without fail, even third parties from the UK.
    So no need to pay for any other shipping as free works so quick.
    Anything from China though and its about a week or two :)

    Thing is though we will all want to see The Grand Tour (new Top Gear) so may have to sub the £75 for it :(

    Cannot believe you never had Amazon in Australia, I thought it was everywhere.

    We know have that Amazon echo thing here, tried it in store and it was pretty naff and the speaker was rubbish for any serious music. Not sure really se the point of it, you might as well just ask cortana or use Google now on your phone or tablet.

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      maethorechannen Alpha Member #377 - 2 months ago
      In reply to J_Numan:

      I find it's worth it, if only for Amazon Video, Prime Now and the odd same day delivery when Now doesn't have an item but the main site does. And as long as you're happy staying in the Amazon ecosystem, you can claw back some of the cost of Prime by selecting slow delivery - usually you'll get a quid off Kindle/Music/Video purchases (the exact kickback varies, for awhile it was a free Amazon Pantry delivery which was useless).

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    KellyGrin - 2 months ago

    That's a great news! I'm a big fan of online shopping. I think it's really convenient and doesn't take much time. I just want to add that it's necessary always to check carefully the address you write to avoid any delivery problems in future. I asways check twice my postal code at http://worldpostalcode.com/australia/ before making any order. Once I wrote the wrong postal code and my parcel was lost.

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    jessicapatel123 - 2 months ago

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    JohnNoels - 1 month ago

    Great News ! This is very helpful for the students of Australia because now they can order books online from Amazon which will help them in improving their assignment writing skills and enhancing their knowledge.