Skip to main content

Northwest Voices | Letters to the Editor

Welcome to The Seattle Times' online letters to the editor, a sampling of readers' opinions. Join the conversation by commenting on these letters or send your own letter of up to 200 words

November 21, 2012 at 8:00 AM

  • Share:
  • Comments ((0))
  • Print

Small merchants complain about Amazon

Amazon is a bully

No one likes a bully. The Seattle Times did us a favor by exposing what seems to be the biggest one in town — Amazon [“Amazon sellers feeling burned,” page one, Nov. 18]. Whether it's keeping their partners' funds beyond all reasonability, threatening states with withdrawing jobs if there's no sweetheart deal on state sales taxes or just saying they'd like to put their own "unique stamp" of tall towers on the Seattle skyline, these guys don't have to play fair because the ball and jacks all belong to them.

When we encounter a bully these days, we just say “no” and play with someoneelse. So let it be.

— Jack McClurg, Marysville

Most Popular Comments
Hide / Show comments
@donsqueek: I think it is unconscionable for Amazon to hold people's money - if they... MORE
Amazon's business practices are clearly in question. Especially worse for Amazon is th... MORE
Congrats ST you found 1 reader who actually supports your crusade against amazon. Fact ... MORE

News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon

Relive the magic

Relive the magic

Shop for unique souvenirs highlighting great sports moments in Seattle history.