Economic Genius... In Amazon Customer Discussions

I happened across this on Amazon, in a thread from 2008 complaining about prices rising while Amazon customers are in the process of purchasing. WTF. A game goes from $29.99 to $79.99 in the three seconds it takes to type in your password? I don't buy it.

At first, I thought this guy was your run-of-the-mill Internet dick (I can spot them because I am paid to be one) but by the end of his comment, I realized that he's actually a total fucking genius. The Fed should hire this guy. He gets it. Like no one on Amazon has gotten it before him except for maybe management and whoever actually CAME UP WITH the idea of Amazon.

Ladies and gentlemen, Bob:

Bob says:
If you don't like the price, don't buy the item. If it fluctuates and that's a problem for you, wait until it goes back down.

If you were willing to pay a higher price for something, then Amazon obviously would have been stupid not to sell it to you for that much.


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Anonymous said...

Sun Dec 25, 2011 at 01:33 PM PST

Montanans Launch Recall of Senators Who Approved NDAA Military Detention. Merry Christmas, US Senate

From the press release:

Moving quickly on Christmas Day after the US Senate voted 86 - 14 to pass the National Defense Authorization Act of 2011 (NDAA) which allows for the indefinite military detention of American citizens without charge or trial, Montanans have announced the launch of recall campaigns against Senators Max Baucus and Jonathan Tester, who voted for the bill.

Montana is one of nine states with provisions that say that the right of recall extends to recalling members of its federal congressional delegation, pursuant to Montana Code 2-16-603, on the grounds of physical or mental lack of fitness, incompetence, violation of oath of office, official misconduct, or conviction of certain felony offenses.

Montana residents William Crain and Stewart Rhodes are spearheading the drive. Mr. Crain is an artist. Mr. Rhodes is an attorney, Yale Law School graduate, and the national president of the organization Oath Keepers, who are military and law enforcement officers, both former and active duty, who vow to uphold their Oath to the US Constitution and to disobey illegal orders which constitute attacks on their fellow citizens. Rhodes said:
"These politicians from both parties betrayed our trust, and violated the oath they took to defend the Constitution. It's not about the left or right, it's about our Bill of Rights. Without the Bill of Rights, there is no America. It is the Crown Jewel of our Constitution, and the high-water mark of Western Civilization."

Rhodes noted that:
"Two time Medal of Honor winner Marine General Smedley Butler once said "There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights." Time to fight. ",-US-Senate