On December 10th, Amazon is sinking to a new low. Using a fancy smart-phone app, the mega-internet-behemoth is offering $5 or 15% off to customers who walk into a store, scan the barcode on an item, and then purchase the item through Amazon. Small businesses and smart people everywhere are fighting back and encouraging people to Occupy Amazon. Shop at your local businesses on December 10th: support your community by supporting local stores and paying sales tax.
If you absolutely must shop online, support your local, small publisher. We’re offering a 20% discount on all purchases from now until December 11th (discount code OccupyAmazon). If you live in California, you will pay sales tax. You will still pay more for your purchases than you will on Amazon, but the little extra you give New Village Press, an Oakland-based nonprofit, will ensure that more good books are published. And Amazon will receive none of it. Read local this week!