Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Why I Quit Amazon

Some people quit social media. In the same spirit, I have decided that I will at least try to quit Amazon. I have had an unbelievable three-day nightmare. They randomly decided that one of my transactions two days ago was fraudulent, even though I was using a card that I have used 10s of times before. Upon investigation, I found that they had not even submitted the charge to my bank. After 3 hours on the phone yesterday with several different reps, I thought it was resolved only to wake up and find that my account was locked and the two orders I placed last night were canceled. I am not vindictive, but this made me realize how single-threaded I have become and am dependent on something that can be taken away at the whim of some mindless faceless computer routine (or even worse person). It is time to diversify, dust off my Costco membership, return to other suppliers, and not put all my eggs in one basket. #QuitAmazon #Derisk #smallbusiness.