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Amazon are making a mint at present, with earnings up 37%,

 

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/oct/29/amazon-profits-latest-earnings-report-third-quarter-pandemic

 

and this will clearly continue given the UK lockdown.   While only "essential" shops are open for business, if you want anything else, you can usually get it from Amazon.  With other UK businesses failing and /or shedding workers, Amazon are expanding .

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2 hours ago, francypants said:

Agree.     :thumbsup:

Well they asked for a government bailout back in Spring. They were told to take a hike basically, and now this is the result.

39 minutes ago, PRESLEY said:

Not having a go but we would be snookered if major Supermarkets were closed,  but its true someone always makes a profit out of misery.

They are also providing a lot of badly needed new jobs for those who have lost theirs (I know someone who got one which kept him afloat until he found a new job in his industry in Europe).

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Apart from the obvious businesses who provide a service rather than a product,  there's nothing to stop smaller businesses selling online. I'm afraid if they don't already do so, it's their own fault by being so far behind.

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1 hour ago, Thirsty Relic said:

Amazon are making a mint at present, with earnings up 37%,

 

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/oct/29/amazon-profits-latest-earnings-report-third-quarter-pandemic

 

and this will clearly continue given the UK lockdown.   While only "essential" shops are open for business, if you want anything else, you can usually get it from Amazon.  With other UK businesses failing and /or shedding workers, Amazon are expanding 

Amazon are expanding and the upside is that they are creating employment amidst the sad unemployment situatation the Pandemic is causing.

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15 minutes ago, francypants said:

Apart from the obvious businesses who provide a service rather than a product,  there's nothing to stop smaller businesses selling online. I'm afraid if they don't already do so, it's their own fault by being so far behind.

To a point you're right. But that means they'll still let alot of retail staff go and some smallershops sell stuff that's just not economic to post out.

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2 minutes ago, tinfoilhat said:

To a point you're right. But that means they'll still let alot of retail staff go and some smallershops sell stuff that's just not economic to post out.

I can't understand why the little shops in the high streets have to close, they are easier to control spacing ect, one in one out or if size permitting two in at time keeping the safe distance rule,  plus screens at the counters,  at least they are getting a chance to survive, plus wouldn't it  be one less headace for the Goverment as in Furlow ect.

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2 minutes ago, PRESLEY said:

I can't understand why the little shops in the high streets have to close, they are easier to control spacing ect, one in one out or if size permitting two in at time keeping the safe distance rule,  plus screens at the counters,  at least they are getting a chance to survive, plus wouldn't it  be one less headace for the Goverment as in Furlow ect.

I've wondered that. I know a few shops that are run safely, have relatively low footfall who could stay open in my view. Ditto the likes of Currys. You don't buy what's on display, they bring it out in a box. 

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8 minutes ago, tinfoilhat said:

I've wondered that. I know a few shops that are run safely, have relatively low footfall who could stay open in my view. Ditto the likes of Currys. You don't buy what's on display, they bring it out in a box. 

Chip shops, sandwhich shops and little news agents which beats standing in a mile long que outside asda, morrisons if you just want buy a paper.

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1 hour ago, PRESLEY said:

I can't understand why the little shops in the high streets have to close, they are easier to control spacing ect, one in one out or if size permitting two in at time keeping the safe distance rule,  plus screens at the counters,  at least they are getting a chance to survive, plus wouldn't it  be one less headace for the Goverment as in Furlow ect.

the problem comes in defining what a little shop is, if you go down that route there will be shops just over whatever definition you use who will challenge it. 

 

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1 hour ago, PRESLEY said:

I can't understand why the little shops in the high streets have to close, they are easier to control spacing ect, one in one out or if size permitting two in at time keeping the safe distance rule,  plus screens at the counters,  at least they are getting a chance to survive, plus wouldn't it  be one less headace for the Goverment as in Furlow ect.

The idea of lock down is to stop or discourage people going out unnecessary which is why only shops selling essential items are allowed to open. 

 

 

Real ale 99p a pint at Wetherspoons to save the beer being wasted.

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2 hours ago, andyofborg said:

the problem comes in defining what a little shop is, if you go down that route there will be shops just over whatever definition you use who will challenge it. 

 

By square foot surely? They roll that out when it comes to opening shops at Easter.

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The ‘Statement: F— Lockdown ‘ 300+ rave at Kelham Island on Halloween eve where the organiser  said he could get a £10,000 fine but it would be worth it sums up the attitude of a lot of people. In my neighbourhood Pre tier 3  we had police attending a large house party     juxtaposed with an elderly couple wrapped up in coats having a socially distanced garden meeting with family < 6.  It seems fewer people, perhaps fuelled by lockdown opposers/apathy/bloody mindedness/ are subscribing to the all in this together attitudes of the March lockdown  which may result in failure or extension of the current one

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