Amazon staff buy their Chrismas presents on eBay

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ebay-order-detailsEvery one is busy doing their Christmas shopping, and ecommerce staff are no different to you and I.

In the past it’s been a standing joke that an enterprising post room employee based at eBay’s offices in San Jose made up some stickers reading “You could have got this cheaper on eBay” and attached it to every incoming parcel from Amazon.

It’s nice to see it’s not just eBay staff that shop on Amazon, this year Amazon employees are busily ordering their Christmas purchases on eBay and having them conveniently shipped to work… the Amazon.co.uk offices in Slough.

Interestingly this item was also spotted available on Amazon.co.uk for the exact same price…. looks like Amazon employees simply prefer to do their shopping on eBay ๐Ÿ˜‰

3 Responses

  1. I bet my little cotton socks that a higher proportion of staff from ebay buy at Amazon than the other way round.
    With Amazon you know that your goods will be delivered within 2-3 days, you know that they will accept returns without a problem, plus they are cheaper than ebay for many goods.

  2. #2 To be fair there’s a darn good argument for eBay employees to buy on Amazon and Amazon employees to buy on eBay. After all how on earth are people meant to know the state of their competitors market unless they use it?

    Plus in fairness Amazon are better for some products, but you sure as hell can’t buy unique collectibles and many other product categories there in the same manner that you can on eBay.

    At the end of the day both venues serve the same people, buyer and sellers (oh and I guess I shouldn’t forget the shareholders ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

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