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srufolo1
srufolo1
3/24/2018 10:47:29 PM
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Re: Australia Sees Potential
@DHagar They could be right in some way. Amazon seems to be taking over the world lately, for example, with its purchase of Whole Foods and now I think I heard Toys 'R Us? Its tentacles have spread pretty far.

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elizabethv
elizabethv
3/21/2018 3:22:39 PM
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Re: Australia Sees Potential
@srufolo1 - I think Australia would be wise to stear cleer of the Amazon beast. As much as I abolsutely love them and use them to their fullest extent. Even they are starting to get too big for their own good and that not everything needs to be a subsidiary of Amazon. 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
3/21/2018 3:20:38 PM
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Re: Australia Sees Potential
@srufolo1 - That's weird that Amazon wants to buy ToysRUs. They already outsell them in toys. Are they really going to find room in the toy-market for warehouse toys? I read an article about why ToysRUs went out of business. And their downfall actually started long before Amazon was ever a major player. Apparently the concept of a warehouse for toys is just not a great one. The person who wrote the article asserted that you need one-on-one salesmanship to really be successful in the toy business, and ToysRUs just didn't offer that. Apparently their goal when they closed some stores back in September was to create small playrooms and birthday rooms for kids, but those ideas never came to fruition and the entire thing was too little too late. I don't know that even Amazon could successfully run ToysRUs after reading that article. 

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Ariella
Ariella
3/21/2018 9:52:45 AM
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Re: Australia Sees Potential
@srulogo1 That's quite possible. I'm sure there are also quite a numbe of places in the US that woudln't be in favor of it. One size doesn't fit all.

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DHagar
DHagar
3/20/2018 7:02:55 PM
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Re: Australia Sees Potential
@srufolo1, exactly!  That is similar to the competition over the past years with communities competing for WalMart and then finding out it displaced their mom and pop stores.  It truly could become the elephant in the room and only provide a market for Amazon.

Good points!

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srufolo1
srufolo1
3/20/2018 6:40:44 PM
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Re: Australia Sees Potential
@afwriter Well, the country has done this long without Amazon in its existence. Anyone 
Australian can still use Amazon if they so choose just by going to its website. I just think Australia does not want to see a huge brick-and-mortar Amazon presence. 

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srufolo1
srufolo1
3/20/2018 6:38:05 PM
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Re: Australia Sees Potential
@DHagar I think I understand where Australia is coming from. Amazon is quickly becoming a monopoly, and has just announced it wants to even by Toys 'R Us. Where does it end? The Australians feel threatened by this company. It could be correct thinking. 

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DHagar
DHagar
3/20/2018 5:34:46 PM
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Re: Australia Sees Potential
@elizabethv, thanks.  We have to get past the gee-whiz stage and really build effective applications and use for technology.  That is when we will truly see transformations.

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elizabethv
elizabethv
3/20/2018 5:21:51 PM
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Re: Australia Sees Potential
@DHagar - That makes a lot of sense. At some point, you would think we will all start to lose the "latest and greatest" gotta-have-its. Even sparkly items stop sparkling after awhile. We can't keep up forever. And I think slowly people will settle into what they like and stick to it. 

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DHagar
DHagar
3/19/2018 7:44:29 PM
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Re: Australia Sees Potential
@Shaunn, thanks!  That is the biggest change in business today.  It is about creating customers and delivering value, everything else is just copying other models for success. 
Those who keep that as a focus become the winners and truly benefit from any transformations.

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