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Problems with this year's Amazon Prime Days

Scammers and Strikes

July 15, 2019

ST. LOUIS (KNOU) - Amazon Prime Day has consumers celebrating extra this year by extending the discounted sales to an entire 48 hours.

The sales are being offered on Amazon Prime from July 15th-July 16th and have a vast variety of products offered at more affordable prices for a limited time.

While this sounds great for the average consumer, Amazon might have difficulty fulfilling the needs of its customers considering the strike that employees are taking.   

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While Amazon is expected to rake in over $5 billion in sales over the course of the two-day event, deliveries may take longer than expected since this is the first major strike that its employees have taken on a "holiday" of this significance. 

“Amazon is going to be telling one story about itself, which is they can ship a Kindle to your house in one day, isn’t that wonderful,” said William Stolz to Twin Cities Pioneer Press, one of the Shakopee, Minnesota employees organizing the strike. “We want to take the opportunity to talk about what it takes to make that work happen and put pressure on Amazon to protect us and provide safe, reliable jobs.”

Although the discount holiday is great for saving money with the extreme reduced prices, it is also important to be cautious of scammers. 

Scammers have been known to try and sell fake products and take advantage of the enthusiasm many have for Amazon Prime Day, so be sure to check the reviews and ratings section of each product you purchase.

Whether you choose to induldge in Amazon Prime Day or not, make sure that your products are coming from a reliable source and that conditions are sufficient where the product is made.

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