Amazon to open first retail store in Seattle

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Amazon is planning to open a store in the Seattle area this year, breaking away from the online world, according to reports from Bloomberg and GoodEReader.com.

Amazon’s first brick-and-mortar location would sell pricier merchandise for its tablet computers, the Kindle e-reader and Kindle Fire. The store will be a test run for Amazon to see if creating a chain of retail outlet stores would be profitable.
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jigsaw918
Feb 09, 2012
also, i think this would just become an expense and not generate enough revenue to maintain it.
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newjerseychickxo
Feb 09, 2012
I love Amazon,And I heard their coming to New Jersey,openings for work will help people in need!!
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gapotter
Feb 09, 2012
I live in Seattle, so have to pay state tax (10%) when I buy from Amazon. Will be interesting to see what they stock - maybe it'll be sort-of a warehouse store?
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gapotter
Feb 09, 2012
Oh - it's just a store based around the Kindle readers and accessories - woh woh - YAWN!
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msimulation
Feb 08, 2012
Oh shut, does it mean if they open a retail store on a state then all online purchases would now be taxed because they have a physical retail store locally? I very much hope not...
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krmills1
Feb 09, 2012
I think that is how it works! Bummer for those people that live in that state. I hope they don't open a store in my state! :)
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jasoned
Feb 09, 2012
That's exactly what will happen. Keeping my fingers crossed that they don't go to my state.
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msimulation
Feb 09, 2012
Maybe if they call it Kindle store, it'd be a different business from Amazon, then they'd avoid the tax issue... I don't think Amazon wants to lose the online tax advantage, it's a significant advantage for them (and us).
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mnvikings11
Feb 08, 2012
If it's going to be just another electronics store like Apple's or Microsoft, then I don't think it will fly, but if they allow to order & pick-up in store at online prices, then it would be a great store to launch.
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Florida2Texas
Feb 08, 2012
Yes that's a good option for saving on shipping but wouldn't that mean that you would then have to pay taxes?
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MrBklynW
Feb 09, 2012
hmmm... that's a good point.

Amazon stay away from NY!
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MrBklynW
Feb 08, 2012
wow. okay forget it. All retail stores will be pwned!
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nimase85
Feb 08, 2012
I would be interested in seeing how that would work ^_^
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aznballa161
Feb 08, 2012
This is awesome! They are gonna do big things
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nimrodboy3
Feb 08, 2012
oh snap! that's awesome!
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Florida2Texas
Feb 08, 2012
I think its going to be like the APPLE store both is size and features! Its going to be interesting..
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