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    Amazon - Disgusting Company

    Amazon are everything that is wrong with the U.K. tax system - they donít pay their full share of tax on huge profits and they treat their staff like s hit! All these big companies will be protected under Sunak who invented the word - crook! I hope Amazon are boycotted to teach them a lesson!

    Amazon could avoid UK tax for two years under Rishi Sunak tax break
    Amazon could avoid UK tax for at least two more years, benefiting from relief brought in by Rishi Sunak during the pandemic, a new report has found.
    The research from the Fair Tax Foundation indicates that the US tech company claimed more than £800m in capital allowances Ė business expenses that can be offset against profits Ė in 2021, £500m more than in 2020.
    If the company spends a similar amount on equipment for its warehouses this year, that number will rise again, so Amazon would have to make profits of more than £600m in the UK before it paid corporation tax this year or next.

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    Im sick to death of jumping through their hoops when using their selling platforms. Vat invoices, policy violations, stranded inventories on FBA, the feedback and review process, return policy, etc etc. Flippin stressful - Amazon are probably the worst platform to flog ya wares.

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    Calm down Al you’re doing nothing for your blood pressure.

    No good moaning about it the Amazon business model it is totally legal in every country they trade in. The comments are relevant not only about the UK tax system but that of countries across the world. Unless Governments work together to try and make it a fairer playing field across the world then nothing is going to happen.

    Have they got an unfair business advantage, of course they have.

    Do customers want them in this country? Of course they do.

    Will customers boycott them? Of course they won’t, in big numbers anyway. Sales are increasing year on year. Number of outlets increasing year on year, number of staff, direct and indirect increasing year on year.

    Yes we could let them go elsewhere and take their jobs and business model with them but can’t see that benefits the UK economy one little bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yarmbaggie View Post
    Calm down Al you’re doing nothing for your blood pressure.

    No good moaning about it the Amazon business model it is totally legal in every country they trade in. The comments are relevant not only about the UK tax system but that of countries across the world. Unless Governments work together to try and make it a fairer playing field across the world then nothing is going to happen.

    Have they got an unfair business advantage, of course they have.

    Do customers want them in this country? Of course they do.

    Will customers boycott them? Of course they won’t, in big numbers anyway. Sales are increasing year on year. Number of outlets increasing year on year, number of staff, direct and indirect increasing year on year.

    Yes we could let them go elsewhere and take their jobs and business model with them but can’t see that benefits the UK economy one little bit.

    Horrible company and the government should stamp on them but they wonít! No wonder small businesses and high street stores are going bust!

    My mrs ordered 70 pounds worth of goods and dumped in rain this week. Contacted their chat line in Timbuktu or wherever and just said it had not been delivered as so wild! Made me feel so good to rob this company of a small amount!! Wish more would do it!! Proper couriers use photographic evidence upon delivery!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by phild View Post
    Im sick to death of jumping through their hoops when using their selling platforms. Vat invoices, policy violations, stranded inventories on FBA, the feedback and review process, return policy, etc etc. Flippin stressful - Amazon are probably the worst platform to flog ya wares.
    Youíre spot on here Phil.

    Constant rule changes and then finding out youíre in violation of some obscure rule.

    The feedback situation is ridiculous, the number of satisfied customers who can be bothered to leave a positive feedback is minuscule yet the motivated w a n k e r who perceives some injustice canít wait to pen a negative is proportionally much greater.

    The problem for people like you and me is that the money required to have our own website that has the popularity to gain the same sales as Amazon does for us would cost a fortune.

    The only way you can gain big sales off your own website is if you have sole rights to a certain brand or product, if youíre fighting a load of competitors itís very difficult to have your own massive website.

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    Trouble is, the more that people shop online the worse the state of our high streets. Example, there are no music shops anywhere near here now, all closed due to people buying online; so if I want a new set of strings for some instrument, I have to go searching online and Amazon, I’m afraid, is the easy option, and the easy option is what most people will take. I have had to buy specialist strings from Amazon because I couldn’t find them anywhere else.

    A tip for those of you that do a bit of music, there’s a music shop up North that also does a really good online service, their own brand stuff is pretty good, too. I can recommend Gear4Music, give ‘em a try if you need musical stuff!

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    Why donít we ban Amazon from selling in the UK? Just think about that for a second. Who would benefit and who wouldnít?

    Amazon loses huge amount of income and Workers lose their jobs

    But

    Existing businesses revive as their demand grows directly as they become the alternative? They are likely to pay their taxes too. Which means every other business wins?

    Okay maybe a re jig of the workers and delivery team need to find jobs elsewhere - plenty of jobs to go around.

    Iím sure you can add many pros and cons to this idea. Will this ever happen? I doubt it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by regis80 View Post
    Why donít we ban Amazon from selling in the UK? Just think about that for a second. Who would benefit and who wouldnít?

    Amazon loses huge amount of income and Workers lose their jobs

    But

    Existing businesses revive as their demand grows directly as they become the alternative? They are likely to pay their taxes too. Which means every other business wins?

    Okay maybe a re jig of the workers and delivery team need to find jobs elsewhere - plenty of jobs to go around.

    Iím sure you can add many pros and cons to this idea. Will this ever happen? I doubt it.

    Too many rich people have shares in Amazon so it would never happen!! I wish it would as it would revive the high street and the workers I am sure would benefit from working with better employers on more money!

    On another note - good to see you back Regis as beginning to think you had parted the world!

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    Quote Originally Posted by baggieal View Post
    ......My mrs ordered 70 pounds worth of goods and dumped in rain this week.......
    Blimey Al', I knew Harrogate was fairly exclusive but I didn't know it had it's own ecosystem. We haven't had a drop of rain for ages.

    I suppose its on account of those hard working baristas releasing steam into the atmosphere, might even explain some of your hot air mate 😊 .

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    Single handedly killed the high street!

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