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The Mighty Amazon Jun. 28, 2017

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: is getting bigger and bigger, and it is using its huge cash position to b... Read More

'Stingy' Jeff Bezos Jun. 21, 2017

John Stossel

Thursday, right before Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced he'd acquire Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, h... Read More

The Amazon 1-Star System Apr. 20, 2017

Susan Estrich

I'm not dumb enough to believe that all the reviews you read on various sites are authentic. I know ... Read More

Many Happy Returns Feb. 20, 2017

Everyday Cheapskate

What to do with three extra coffee grinders and a charming needlepoint "Puppies in a Basket" throw p... Read More

To Shred, or Not to Shred? Jan. 26, 2017

Everyday Cheapskate

Can someone legally dig through your trash looking for credit card receipts, account numbers or even... Read More

Will Someone Please Teach the Left About Business? Oct. 06, 2016

Laura Hollis

Here we go again — it's the countdown to Election Day, and so we have to watch one anti-busine... Read More

Readers in Search of Help with Ants and Sharks Sep. 29, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

The best part of my job as your humble columnist is the mail I get from my loyal readers. I had to l... Read More

Tale of Two Commerce Companies May. 11, 2016

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: I'm trying to decide whether to invest $25,000 in 50 shares of Amazon or 300 shares ... Read More

Amazon the Disrupter Apr. 27, 2016

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: Last December, I paid $692 a share for 300 shares of because my stockbrok... Read More

New Tools for Online Retailers Mar. 29, 2016

Succeeding in Your Business

Twice a year I have the privilege of speaking at a leading conference and exhibition for people who ... Read More

How to Use Up Every Last Cent on any Prepaid Debit Card Dec. 07, 2015

Everyday Cheapskate

Some prepaid debit cards can be problematic to use up to the last cent without going over and having... Read More

Some Tips for Private Label Sellers on Amazon Oct. 06, 2015

Succeeding in Your Business

If you were selling new merchandise on eBay 5 or 10 years ago (as opposed to antiques and collectibl... Read More

Strange Brew

Aug. 18, 2014

Retail Arbitrage, the Kirtsaeng Case and Amazon Third-Party Sellers Jul. 01, 2014

Succeeding in Your Business

This week's email questions are from third-party sellers on, — some of the three mi... Read More

Should Amazon Just Take Over? Jun. 24, 2014

Froma Harrop

It's the darnedest thing. Only a select few sites grace the bookmark bar topping my Web browser. Ama... Read More

Wizard of Id

Jun. 20, 2014

Amazon Throwing the Book at Publishers Jun. 12, 2014

R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.

WASHINGTON — There is lurking in the land a very treacherous threat to American freedoms, and ... Read More

Free Range

May. 12, 2014

A Look at the Future of E-Commerce in the Arizona Desert Apr. 29, 2014

Succeeding in Your Business

Last week, I was privileged to speak at the first annual Phoenix eTailers Conference, hosted and org... Read More

Big Hole in Big-Oil Lawsuit Mar. 06, 2014

Debra J. Saunders

The story starts with a former journalist and Harvard Law School graduate who wanted to improve cond... Read More