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Seems like Amazon has more or less flopped here, after launching last October.
I hope it's too insignificant a market for them to bother with unfairly destroying it.
They didn't even bother to hire a translator, so it's full of hilarious auto-translation mistakes, which is the one thing I know made the news.

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Prices of stuff haven't changed either, so I guess they haven't applied the "undercut everyone by losing money until all competition is destroyed" strategy yet.

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@owl They probably don't want to do that until their Swedish warehouse is in order, the few things I've bought from there that weren't available on other sites were shipped from their German warehouse, and free shipping internationally already costs them a bunch of money

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@owl Guess that means Denmark and Norway are safe for now

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@anarchiv I wouldn't count them out yet though. I hope they will decide it's not worth it, but they're powerful enough to simply become the dominant thing if they think it would be profitable enough in the long run.
But maybe hiring people in Sweden is too expensive for them. Can't really bypass unions and all that. They were taken to court before they even launched, for firing someone who worked in their new data centre for getting injured.

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@owl Yeah, I think unions are a big argument in the Scandinavian countries. Let's take SAC, they're not even a big union but I find it easy to imagine them shutting down a warehouse.

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@owl That is promising, especially from the Finnish point of view: them coming over here is even more pointless if they don't succeed in Sweden.

But then, we're dominated by Swedish webshops :|

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@jonne @Stoori No, it's in Sweden that they launched (and where I currently live.) I don't think they have tried Iceland yet.

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