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On Monday, the firm launched Amazon Home Services, which allows customers to order professional services such as a handyman or computer technician.
The timing of Dash's launch led some to initially believe it might be an April Fool's joke. Even after it was confirmed as real, some were uncertain what to make of it.
"I'm not sure whether this is genius, or the stupidest thing Amazon has tried yet," commented John Gruber on the Daring Fireball blog.
But one expert was impressed.
"This is absolutely not a gimmick," Aidan Bocci, chief executive of the Commercial Advantage consultancy, told the BBC.


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Seem like an april fools joke to me.
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Because a dozen tiny buttons scattered throughout my house sounds like a great idea...

It just screams gimmick and I don't understand the overall benefit. Essentially, it doesn't actually save you time. You still have to go to the grocery store/shop amazon for other items not offered under this one click system anyway.

PS: I still believe it's probably a prank.
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Vempy wrote:

Because a dozen tiny buttons scattered throughout my house sounds like a great idea...

It just screams gimmick and I don't understand the overall benefit. Essentially, it doesn't actually save you time. You still have to go to the grocery store/shop amazon for other items not offered under this one click system anyway.

PS: I still believe it's probably a prank.


Yeah... I know. I'm not a fan of tiny buttons and random radio waves and brand names plastered to my apartment either. And it's not like the random stuff I order is every going to be on their list of approved products.

I can see a market for it though with people who are technophiles and eventually getting down to the rest of the population where it's a pain in the ass to remember to order something when you're out.

Then again, for me, the grocery store is only a few blocks away, and it's not like I can't use some exercise from time to time...

I do like that amazon is constantly trying new things. I think the fact that they are offering services like fresh produce to be delivered to your door in urban areas is pretty cool, and they've tried to compete with other companies that basically do same day delivery of drug store type products (I can't remember where I saw that one but it was insane. Delivery within an hour or so of placing the order, provided the order was placed between set times, and you were in an area with coverage).

Hoax or not... I dunno.
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Yeah... I know. I'm not a fan of tiny buttons and random radio waves and brand names plastered to my apartment either. And it's not like the random stuff I order is every going to be on their list of approved products.

I can see a market for it though with people who are technophiles and eventually getting down to the rest of the population where it's a pain in the ass to remember to order something when you're out.

Then again, for me, the grocery store is only a few blocks away, and it's not like I can't use some exercise from time to time...

I do like that amazon is constantly trying new things. I think the fact that they are offering services like fresh produce to be delivered to your door in urban areas is pretty cool, and they've tried to compete with other companies that basically do same day delivery of drug store type products (I can't remember where I saw that one but it was insane. Delivery within an hour or so of placing the order, provided the order was placed between set times, and you were in an area with coverage).

Hoax or not... I dunno. :P


Back in university my boyfriend at the time had a co-op in Seattle (actually worked for Amazon too) and when I went to visit during reading week we ordered groceries through Amazon. There was a grocery quite literally across the street from his apartment building but he was so excited to show me how it worked. Plus, if you ordered items that need to be kept cold it came with dry ice, which we then proceeded to play with like the mature adults we were.

I like the delivery service, but I just think this is really silly. I personally wouldn't use it because I don't always buy the same brands when things run out, I usually buy what's on sale.
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Vempy wrote:


serifsansserif wrote:



Yeah... I know. I'm not a fan of tiny buttons and random radio waves and brand names plastered to my apartment either. And it's not like the random stuff I order is every going to be on their list of approved products.

I can see a market for it though with people who are technophiles and eventually getting down to the rest of the population where it's a pain in the ass to remember to order something when you're out.

Then again, for me, the grocery store is only a few blocks away, and it's not like I can't use some exercise from time to time...

I do like that amazon is constantly trying new things. I think the fact that they are offering services like fresh produce to be delivered to your door in urban areas is pretty cool, and they've tried to compete with other companies that basically do same day delivery of drug store type products (I can't remember where I saw that one but it was insane. Delivery within an hour or so of placing the order, provided the order was placed between set times, and you were in an area with coverage).

Hoax or not... I dunno. :P


Back in university my boyfriend at the time had a co-op in Seattle (actually worked for Amazon too) and when I went to visit during reading week we ordered groceries through Amazon. There was a grocery quite literally across the street from his apartment building but he was so excited to show me how it worked. Plus, if you ordered items that need to be kept cold it came with dry ice, which we then proceeded to play with like the mature adults we were.

I like the delivery service, but I just think this is really silly. I personally wouldn't use it because I don't always buy the same brands when things run out, I usually buy what's on sale.


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I've never been able to play with dry ice...

I tend to stick with brands on laundry detergent and soap and such..... but I buy things like that (shaving cream, shampoo, etc) in bulk when it's on sale or cheap, so I tend to have a year's worth of most of it. (and with shaving cream, and soaps, it's not like you use so much that you go through it quickly anyway. Nobody goes through 2 three packs of toothpaste in a week, for example)

With food and stuff... Ehhh... I'm really a creature of whim. I tend to go all out on something when it strikes me, and then completely forget about it a month later. (one of my less favorite parts of myself... that and being indecisive as hell on unimportant things and delaying such a decision for hours) Nothing goes to waste, it's just more whimsical than I'd prefer...
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I don't believe thats useful....i prefer to buy in stores with better prices such as Xikixi or Ebay.
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