I know. Nobody wants to hear this because folks love themselves some Amazon: convenient and you can’t beat the price. I implore you to look at what it’s really costing us. This report: Amazon and Empty Storefronts was released by the American Booksellers Association on January 25, 2016. It looks at the Fiscal and Land Use Impacts of Online Retail. The price we pay goes far beyond the loss of mom & pop stores, which is bad enough.

Do  read the full report but hopefully this summary alone will make you
stop using Amazon:

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