Will you be joining the boycott of Amazon Prime day, 7/16/18?

Amazon workers in Germany and Spain are striking for better working conditions and higher pay. They’re asking customers to boycott Prime Day to help with their effort.

Will you be joining the Amazon Prime Day boycott?
Amazon strike: workers ask public to boycott Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day threatened by strikes at European warehouses over working conditions

I will be joining the boycott. It seems.

Although it’s not so much taking a principled stand on the issue as much as it is not needing to buy anything online for few days

Nope. I’ve been saving up for this day. We need to replace the TV our kids all but ruined (they caused a big line of dead pixels) and our budget it too tight to pay full price for one.

I’m trying to understand the economic logic of the boycott. If the point of the strike is to put pressure on the company, wouldn’t placing more orders that would have to be fulfilled by striking employees put more pressure on Amazon?

No plans to boycott but probably no plans to buy anything either.

Nope, although I may or may not buy anything on Amazon today. I don’t at stores that open on Thanksgiving, as I think it’s horrible to be forced to work a crappy retail job on Thanksgiving.

It’s just a guess on my part, but I was thinking that it’s just a show of solidarity. Even if there was a flood of orders, Amazon could probably handle them through other warehouses where the workers aren’t on strike.

No, because I don’t care about German and Spanish working conditions.

Hadn’t heard of it til this thread, and nope. I got $10 from Whole Foods to spend today which I will most definitely do.


My husband, who really likes Amazon (and any other place he can get things cheaper and simpler than other places, like Home Depot) has a prime membership which is used by five other people in three separate households.

I however, am morally opposed to the Global Hegemony model, and try to buy anywhere else, particularly locally, if ever I can.

I also support strikers, in almost all cases.

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According to your linked article -

Responding to the call to strike, the company said in a statement: “Amazon’s total pay is at the high end of the range in the logistics sector, it includes an attractive salary and an extensive benefits package.”

How DARE Amazon treat their employees so shabbily? Extensive Benefits Packages? How cruel can they be? High end of the range in the logistics sector? Oh, the humanity!

So, no, I guess I won’t be supporting the union bosses, or their strike demands.

I hadn’t heard about it. We are broke, so we have no plans to buy anything today.

And how would a boycott help Amazon employees? Just by reducing their workload?

I guess it depends on which side you believe. Also from that article:

From some other articles:
Amazon shrugs off boycott ahead of Prime Day on Fox Business

Here’s a bit more detail by country:

European Amazon Workers Strike and Urge Prime Day Boycott—Will the US Follow Suit?

Don’t need to buy anything today.

Not to mention at the moment, Amazon is completely broken.

I don’t have (or want) Prime, so I don’t think I could boycott if I wanted to.

In any case I’m not planning to buy anything from Amazon for at least the next week; I’ve got plans on how to frivolously blow my money and Amazon don’t factor into them.

I’m not sure it’s working, but the idea was supposedly to cut into Amazon’s profit, to get their attention, I’m guessing.

then after a couple sentences about how Prime day is bigger than Black Friday, so a strike is unlikely to damage the profits from the sale.


I dont know if I will be buying much, but I have no intention at all of joining such a ill-planned “boycott”.

Not so much boycotting as “I don’t need to buy anything right now”.

I’ve been boycotting Amazon for years (I did order one thing from them in the last two years - a CD that only Amazon offered a third disc for). I am placing them on double-secret boycott today, however.