Saturday, 13 November 2010

Goodbye Amazon

I am aware of the fact that people can upload their own material to sell on amazon, so they don't pre vet everything that is for sale on their site, however I'm somewhat sickened by amazon this week. It is their response to the whole thing that angers me.

In a statement, Amazon said it "believes it is censorship not to sell certain books simply because we or others believe their message is objectionable", adding: "Amazon does not support or promote hatred or criminal acts, however, we do support the right of every individual to make their own purchasing decisions."

So rather then apologizing for stocking such abhorrent and offensive material, they try and justify themselves by claiming the whole freedom of speech and censorships line.

Which is why my amazon account is being deleted. They say they " support the right of every individual to make their own purchasing decisions" , well my purchasing decision is never to shop at amazon again.


DrSpouse said...

I have to say I was fairly impressed with the speed at which they responded to customer pressure!

Bernardeena said...

Oh yes they did then pull it down quickly, but as they were worried it would lose them customers not any other reason. I very much doubt it was because they felt they had done wrong given the response they gave.