Attention: Monday and Tuesday are Amazon Prime Days. This is the fifth year that Amazon will offer its bargain-loving customers short windows of savings on many popular items in honor of its own birthday. Only those who have “Amazon Prime” ($119 a year for a membership that includes free shipping) may participate, meaning that potentially 101-million people could be competing with you for a limited supply of robot vacuum cleaners.
(I have heard that other big stores are hoping to join in the fun by matching Prime Day prices—no membership required.)
Last year Amazon sold 300,000 hot pots on Prime Day. It boggles my mind to think of Amazon employees scurrying around warehouses looking for hot pots to pack into boxes for delivery to 300,000 customers all over the world.
I don’t own a hot pot. I don’t want more “things.” I will not be tempted by Amazon Prime Days.