• Subject: Re: Amazon.com
  • From: Jerome Draper <jdraper@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2000 15:40:42 -0800

Why do they need to make a profit?  

Amazon.com is a shell company that has an enormous cash flow since they
often receive payment for the goods they sell long before they have to pay
for them (sometimes 45-60 days later).

Meanwhile, many, many businesses sell services to Amazon.com for which they
get paid (advertising, shipping, telephone, internet, computers, people,
etc.).  If these folks are making money from the amazon.com shell who cares
if Amazon.com makes money.  Is this the ulitmate ponzi pyramid or what?
And people (they probably vote too) actually invest in this darling of the
internet company.


At 02:42 PM 1/27/2000 -0600, you wrote:
>Saw an interview with Amazon's owner--They do not expect to make a profit
>for at least 2 
>more years
>Kathy Rick  
> perotsystems 
>AS400 Operations

Jerry Draper, Trilobyte Software Systems, since 1976
Specializing in connecting PC's, Windows, MAC's, and LAN's to the AS/400
Representing Synapse, Apple, UDS, Nlynx, Perle, Lucent, etc.
(415) 457-3431; (415) 258-1658fax; jdraper@wco.com
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