What's Quicker Than Amazon.com
I enjoyed ''Amazon.com: The wild world of E-commerce'' (Cover Story, Dec. 14), but it missed two relevant points. First, when I go to the bookstore I do not have to pay shipping. I surfed to Amazon.com and found a book I wanted costing $18.95 plus $4.00 for shipping. The local Borders had it--no shipping charge. If I wanted more than one item and some are not in stock, Amazon will either ship them all together or charge for multiple shipments. Either I wait, or pay much more. Second, when I want a book quickly, I've learned to order directly from the publisher so I don't have to wait for Amazon to forward the order.
John T. Reed
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