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Tue May 25, 2021, 12:19 PM

D.C. attorney general brings antitrust lawsuit against Amazon

Source: Washington Post

May 25, 2021 at 11:51 a.m. EDT

D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine on Tuesday brought an antitrust complaint against Amazon, alleging that the e-commerce giant wields monopoly power that has resulted in higher prices for consumers.

Racine’s office accused the company of fixing prices through contract provisions with third-party sellers who peddle their products on its platform. The attorney general said that Amazon prevents sellers from offering their products at lower prices or on better terms on any other online platforms, including their own websites, and that that prohibition results in “artificially high” prices across e-commerce sales.

(Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos owns The Washington Post.)

“Amazon has used its dominant position in the online retail market to win at all costs,” Racine (D) said in a statement. “It maximizes its profits at the expense of third-party sellers and consumers, while harming competition, stifling innovation, and illegally tilting the playing field in its favor.”

The suit follows years of Washington antitrust scrutiny of Amazon and comes as consumer advocates have called on the Biden administration to bring federal antitrust charges against the company. Biden recently nominated one of the company’s key critics, Lina Khan, to the Federal Trade Commission.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/05/25/dc-ag-antitrust/

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Tue May 25, 2021, 03:03 PM

1. Amazon has people trained/brainwashed to go to them................

Every time I want to purchase something, I go to Amazon to find what I want.
Then I google that exact item to see who else out there is selling that exact item.
My last five searches have found the same exact item, somewhere else for less. And they also had free shipping.

On one 125 dollar item, I priced on Amazon, I found the item, offered by a reliable/legitimate company for 75 bucks........
same delivery time, same free shipping......

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Tue May 25, 2021, 05:42 PM

2. Good idea

I'll start doing that too.

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