Sylla McClellan is Past President of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association and a scrapper of a small business owner (she runs two in McMinnville, Oregon). And she’s not going to take it anymore. If you are on her newsletter mailing list, today you received the following declaration. After you read this humdinger of a teaser, do yourself a favor and visit the links she provides, including her own Third Street Books blog, where she passionately and articulately expounds.
This Saturday is Ditch Amazon Day. Why, you ask? Well, Amazon has recently announced that they will pay you $5 to browse in a brick and mortar store, scan the bar code of an item you want to purchase and then buy it from them. You can read more about it here and here. You can read more about my thoughts about it here. We think this tactic is dirty. This is Amazon loudly declaring war on brick and mortar stores. So we are offering an alternative announcement: This Saturday, December 10th, bring in proof that you have closed your Amazon account, and you will receive 15% off your purchase, plus a $5 gift certificate.