[LMB] books for sale on Amazon
rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 19 07:35:42 BST 2021
Well, sadly, tariffs play a part as well. As well as the various copyright
laws for each country.
On Sat, Jun 19, 2021, 1:12 AM Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com>
> From: Elizabeth Holden <alzurite at gmail.com>
> And be warned: you can't buy a gift certificate from amazon.ca and send it
> to someone in the US or the UK (or, presumably, Australia, but I didn't try
> that). Or, rather, you can, and they make it easy, but then the recipient
> has to spend it in Canada, which is useless, because they aren't there. And
> Amazon doesn't officially give refunds on gift cards, no matter how wrongly
> I am often grumpy about international restrictions. Can you tell?
> Gwynne: The most frustrating thing is that there's no reason for all the
> barriers. It's an online company, it's international; why can't it function
> properly? Why can't I buy an ebook from anywhere, instead of being
> limited for no real reason but businesses extorting money without
> providing any extra service? Why does some company have a right to
> grab an extra cut of money simply because of where I live, without doing
> anything to earn it? And why, in Elizabeth's example, can't we send a
> simple gift card to another country? It's all done online, there's no
> for the limitations.
> Yes, it makes us all grumpy!
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