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    News - Amazon UK takes on the supermarkets with new grocery store

    The e-tail giant gets into the FMCG wholesale game today with the beta of an extensive new grocery category.
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    Re: News - Amazon UK takes on the supermarkets with new grocery store

    In other news, Brussel Sprouts claim they are the victim of a down-rating campaign carried out by rival Potato and Carrot products

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    Re: News - Amazon UK takes on the supermarkets with new grocery store

    Well seeing as the loss making ocado, which seams to have won over certain press types values itself at £1bn, I say good luck to em.
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    Re: News - Amazon UK takes on the supermarkets with new grocery store

    I've only looked a few things, but, the pricing doesn't seem that great - some of it seems more expensive than what I'd pay at Tesco/ASDA! And for some of the items sold in bulk I looked at, Costco/Makro still have the advantage too....

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    Re: News - Amazon UK takes on the supermarkets with new grocery store

    Quote Originally Posted by tickedon View Post
    I've only looked a few things, but, the pricing doesn't seem that great - some of it seems more expensive than what I'd pay at Tesco/ASDA! And for some of the items sold in bulk I looked at, Costco/Makro still have the advantage too....
    Early days I suppose. I remember when getting my uni books 12 years ago, Amazon were one of the more expensive and was making huge losses year on year. And today they're very profitable, huge, quite cheap for most things and the cheapest online booksellers I used to use now no longer exist. I suppose Amazon now have the clout to make it work.

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    Re: News - Amazon UK takes on the supermarkets with new grocery store

    Well to be honest I just looked up a cerial - Golden Grahams - 340g and they are £6.97!!!!! Plus £4.99 for postage? LOL

    With prices like that I can't see anyone really bothering.

    EDIT: Oh and ONE bottle of Lynx is £4.99 and of course you need to add on the £4 odd shipping. Hmmm so really I dont think the super markets have ANYTHING to worry about.
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    Re: News - Amazon UK takes on the supermarkets with new grocery store

    Tesco, Asda, et al. sell books, so it's only fair that Amazon can sell toilet roll (though, as others have pointed out, Amazon are not doing themselves any favours in the pricing department).

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