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Amazon sued for bullying Kindle accessory maker M-Edge

By Matthew
Dec 28, 2011
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  1. M-Edge, an accessory maker for the Kindle and other such devices, has sued Amazon for "unlawful corporate bullying." Filed in Maryland, the federal suit alleges that Amazon attempted to "hijack"…

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  2. supportme

    supportme TS Rookie Posts: 31

    That' sick !! Didn't expect a business as huge as Amazon to act this cheap
     
  3. Whoever at Amazon decided to do these greedy moves should be fired. That employee is defnitely not healthy for Amazon to have around.
     
  4. drfan

    drfan TS Rookie

    If this was true, I might start to look else where to shop.
     
  5. wow lol sounds like something apple would do, not amazon
     
  6. If anyone is surprised by this, then they do NOT know Amazon as well as they think they do. This is not an unusual or unheard of tactic from them, and personally, I hope that M-Edge wins their case. There's no reason or excuse for schoolyard bullying of third-party vendors who make your company's product look more appealing to the consumer. BAD FORM, AMAZON.

    P.S. Those with a background in negotiation will recognize this as a standard tactic from the win-win negotiations playbook (which almost always results in a win-lose for the little guy unless they stick to their mission and purpose).
     
  7. this is just shitaki i hope the win the case and recover all the money plus 1000% in damages .
     
  8. Somian

    Somian TS Rookie

    I guess companies don't get that big unless they exert these kind of practices…
     
  9. andy06shake

    andy06shake TS Guru Posts: 257   +22

    Maybe Amazon should change there name to Apple!
     
  10. Corrupted forces are drawn to perceived power such as money, the only problem is they can never achieve this power, they never have enough and always need more.
     
  11. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 831   +18

    This surprises me. I have never really seen Amazon in the news much, especially anything bad. I wonder now that M-Edge came forward with this if other 3rd party retailers are going to start to come forward also.

    Makes me a little sick since I just bough a Kindle Touch and have been very happy with everything I have ordered through Amazon. I had a pretty high opinion of them.
     
  12. It sounds almost like an individual at Amazon, probably someone in marketing/sales that relies on commissions. Amazon is a BIG corporation, maybe this is something only a few mid level managers know; The CEO may not have known about it. If true, this person will certainly be fired and new policies put in place.

    Unfortunately every big organization always have a few bad people. You can't unfairly blame an entire organization for that. Just like everyone always blames the government for everything. Yet there are many many people working hard to earn an honest living.

    It's always SO easy to target and blame an antire person or organization, rather than find the underlying cause and reason. I'm not protecting Amazon, they are of course responsible.
    But I' not going to stop purchasing because of a few ID10T's in the system. Just like that seasonal employee af Fedex tossing TV's over the fence.
     
  13. Come amazon no need for this?
     
  14. When a company goes public. The board don't give a F$ck about ethics or honor. All they want is to keep profits up and stock prices high so they can sell out.
     
  15. I hate to say it, but Guest is right about the board's goals. Companies this large become exclusively a for-profit organization, and seldom will you find a company that functions in a capacity that doesn't revolve around wealth and greed.

    Also, while a single individual or group of individuals may have been responsible for these strong-arm tactics, the fact is that these people reflect the level of integrity that Amazon is willing to hire; and it reflects the integrity of the business practices that Amazon is willing to approve of for the sake of capturing their client's attention. This wasn't a fluke; it happened over a two-year period!

    Therefore, Amazon deserves any flak it receives for this, and as I said in an earlier post: there is simply no reason to bully someone who makes your products/services look better to the consumer.

    BAD FORM.
     
  16. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 708   +168

    Well met.
     
  17. Oh Deer what a Boar. If only they hadn't bared their TeeTh instead of their ****. To be Barred would be so bad.

    Ghost of Kim-Jung-IL.
     
  18. So much for buying the kindle fire.
     

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