Amazon is selling buttons such as the one pictured so that people can then push the button to order things from Amazon without having to think about it. I get how this is great for Amazon and companies such as Tide, but for people who don't make money by owning Amazon or its stock, I can't figure it out. Help me out here.
Seems to me that this is designed solely to make purchasing a less thoughtful experience. Oooo, I'm doing the laundry and running low on Tide. Let me push this button. Three days later, more Tide arrives at my door. This is great for Amazon who makes a sale and the same is true for Tide, but what about the person pushing the button?
Sure, that person has saved the trouble of remembering to add it to the shopping list and picking it up off a shelf, but beyond that? It's not as though I can do all my grocery shopping on Amazon. I still like to pick out fish and produce.
A button such as this locks the purchaser into the brand and Amazon. Is this a good thing for a person? What if there is cheaper detergent than Tide? What if the store at which I'm buying my fish and produce has Tide cheaper than Amazon?
But here's the best part: once I own the button and begin using it, the likelihood that I will ever again examine the price of Tide is almost nil. Amazon could jack it up to $39.99 a quart and most people wouldn't notice until about the sixteenth time they ordered it. This is what Amazon and Tide are counting on. When purchases become automatic, when we are unaware of what we are doing and what is being done for us/to us, the people taking our money win.
I'm not buying any of these things and I'm baffled as to why anyone buy one for themselves. Help me out, will you?
Just picked this up at a local shop and hooked it up in the kitchen. Some people are into the whole vinyl thing and I get that, but I prefer plugging my Nexus 5 into a piece of hardware that was manufactured in the mid to late seventies.
This thing is a beast, weighing over twenty pounds. The meters are a blast from the past and, soon as I'm home alone, I'll crank something and watch them dance.
As a kid I dreamed of having a stereo room, a cave of sorts in which to hide and listen intently to music. Having married and had children, I'm more distracted than I expected to ever be and find now that I just want to have good music everywhere I go while I'm doing anything else. Thus, the new/old amp in the kitchen.
Steely Dan's Aja is on now after having played The National's Trouble Will Find Me. Everything sounds good through this thing and it's a blast to spin a big volume knob. Sadly, it does not go up to eleven. So it goes.
Anyone else out here got the yearning of an audiophile? What gear are you rocking?
I'd love to get my hands on a pair of 1970's speakers such as your dad has. That would be too much fun. As it is, I don't think I'm going to leave the kitchen for the rest of the day so long as I have this thing running. Sweet, sweet new/old toy.
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