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Amazon's Israel launch fails to raise a smile
Navit Zommer and Meirav Crystal
Published: 08.11.19, 08:55
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1. Like everything in our country:overpriced, second class junk
(11.08.19)
being offered to clueless consumers.
Apartments ready for wrecking ball sold for millions, IKEA charging twice the price compared to rest of the world.
No wonder the very few 'families" that sit on top of most of our imports/commerce have a blast.
Land of The Dumb, but hey: since we're happy....
2. Not Amazon's fault that Israeli retailers are bad
Jake   (11.08.19)
Amazon only launched with Israeli sellers, which I can only assume was due to a government deal with the importer oligopoly.

I ordered 2 items from one seller, one of them arrived broken. In the U.S. I would have my replacement in 2 days. Here it took 2 weeks and several emails.

Israeli retailers need to compete with the full Amazon lineup, for the benefit of the Israeli consumer. They dont deserve special treatment.
3. When you buy online ,say BIRKAT AMAZON
URBAN RABBI ,   SAFED HONESTY   (11.08.19)
4. GET REAL
TEL EM STRAIGHT ,   SAFED HONESTY   (11.08.19)
Give it time , these israelis are so bloody imatient andthey demand instant results ,but it just does not work like that and takes years to get established and to really take off ,give it a chance .
5. AMAZON ISRAEL AINT NEEDED
CAPTAIN OBVIOUS ,   SAFED OBVIOUS   (11.08.19)
We already have Amazon . com and Amazon. UK and others, and israelis should have realized this .
6. LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
MR CYNIC ,   SAFED CYNIC HOUSE   (11.08.19)
Iranians purchased their nukes on Amazon.
7. WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE ?
MR CYNIC ,   SAFED CYNIC HOUSE   (11.08.19)
What's the difference between buying from Amazon and Circumcision ? well you can cancel an order from Amazon but you can not cancel a circumcision.
8. I like to buy a on D- bay
MR DYSLEXIC ,   Safed Dyslexia   (11.08.19)
9. JUST BE PATIENT
TEL EM STRAIGHT ,   SAFED HONESTY   (11.08.19)
Amazon in Israel is new , israelis need to be patient and give it time to develop and really take off .I also like instant results, but business does not always work this way.
10. Why Amazon Israel will go the way of Starbucks Israel
Avi Israeli   (11.09.19)
I can purchase something cheaper on Amazon's US site and have friends or family bring it over, faster and cheaper than shipping it to Israel. Local products on Amazon are often more expensive than walking over to my local mall and purchasing it there. Israel's market is very different than the US. The average Israeli would rather spend a few more dollars in store but have the possibility of returning it the next day in person.
11. Funny..why Mickey-mouse state Israel should have Amazon???
TheWall   (11.16.19)
Amazon UK fine. Amazon France fine. Amazon Deutchland fine. Amazon India fine.... These are COUNTRIES. Israel is a mini-mini-state, the size of NJ.
Israeli sellers are perfectly fine selling on Amazon.COM, eBAY.COM, Etsy.COM...and many other sites. NO need for amazon Israel at all.
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