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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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  1. Brad Sams
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    Brad Sams Alpha Member #2 - 1 month 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 - 1 month 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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    J_Numan - 1 month 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 - 1 month 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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    lcars Alpha Member #445 - 3 weeks ago

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

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    MutualCore - 1 month ago

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

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    anchovylover Alpha Member #875 - 1 month ago

    Tell me Americans, what can we expect?

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      maethorechannen Alpha Member #377 - 1 month ago
      In reply to anchovylover:

      A thinner wallet.

    2. Paul Thurrott
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      Paul Thurrott Alpha Member #1 - 1 month 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 - 1 month 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 - 1 month 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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    KellyGrin - 1 month 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 - 1 month ago

    amazon is best commerce site in whole world and i also new user.

     

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