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The Amazon Assistant offer that isn’t working

Just over a week ago, I recieve an offer via Amazon Assistant. For those who don’t use it, Amazon Assistant is a browser plug-in that provides information on offers, orders and can make it easy to add items to your Amazon Wish List.

The offer was simple – go into Amazon Assistant at least once over 5 days and they’ll give you a £5 credit to spend. Great.

But it didn’t work.

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Life

Retailers and the targeting of gender stereotypes

The above is a picture of my 8 year-old daughter taken on the last day of 2017. Please excuse the general mess (including her hair – it was early in the day and she's a stranger to a brush at the best of times).

I took it because it's a stark demonstration on just how far retailers have still got to go when it comes to not targeting gender stereotypes – whether it's actively specifying something is for a girl or boy (when there's no need to) or use of pink and blue to separate the sexes (it's amazing that retailers/manufacturers think this is an acceptable way of doing it without mentioning the individual sexes).

Let's go through everything…

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Life

Remind me again… Scotland Yard?

I didn’t know there was a board game based on Scotland Yard, the home to the London police, until my wife stumbled across it on Amazon. The short descrition describes it thus – “Race around London to try and capture the elusive Mr X”. Reviews are positive and it’s a decent price.

But, there was something about its listing on Amazon that caught her eye.

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Amazon Marketplace companies are privately bribing customers for good reviews

Amazon, both US and UK, recently changed their Terms & Conditions to prevent companies from providing free or reduced cost items to customers in return for reviews (which, consistency, results in better review scores than you’d normally get).

However, it would appear that the Marketplace businesses have found another solution – contacting customers who leave anything but glowing reviews and, essentially, bribing them.

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Life

The New Amazon Fire TV Stick

The reason I purchased the new Amazon Fire TV Stick was because of its unique new shape…

Which bit goes into the HDMI port?

Obviously, this isn’t the case. This is a summary box that appeared in my Google Inbox, which obviously used the wrong image.