Either Americans are becoming more gullible, or companies are getting better at appealing to some people’s oversized life goal to be seen as better than the rest of us.
Case in point, this recent piece at Business Insider about Big Tech giant Amazon’s latest attempt to stab small, mom ‘n pop entrepreneurs directly in the heart. They’re now offering music lovers the “opportunity” to purchase vinyl records through a new, monthly subscription service. Take a gander at this scheme:
Amazon launched its newest subscription service, the Vinyl of the Month Club, which delivers handpicked “golden era” records straight to your door.
The tech giant’s venture costs $25 a month, cashing in on the growing popularity of vinyl records. The club joins Amazon’s other subscription offerings, which include services like Amazon Prime, Audible, Book Box, and Kindle Unlimited. However, you don’t have to be a Prime member to join, and Amazon covers the shipping costs.
The subscription will only include records from the 1960s and ’70s, showcasing albums by Pink Floyd, Aretha Franklin, ABBA, and more.
Here’s how Amazon talked about the “club”:
“We’ve always seen physical music and streaming to be complementary,” an Amazon spokesperson told Insider.
Of course, as mentioned above, this is in addition to their three, other platforms and their main site, whose only reason to exist seems to be stealing yet more the money out of unaware, American consumers’ wallets while finding every possible opportunity to take a knee for the Chinese Communist Party. (Aside: One of the platforms goes by the official moniker ‘Audible Plus.’ You’ve got to love how these companies try to glamorize their crappy, money-grabbing platforms with words like “plus” and “unlimited”).
And in case Amazon’s glowing vision, as promoted by these publications, has blinded you up to this point, I have bad news for you. Sure, “[y]ou can return a vinyl as long as it’s sealed and unused”….and “[y]ou can also skip a month or cancel at any time.”
But, here’s the fine print, via the above quoted review at tech site Engadget.
They (accidentally) say the quiet part out loud —
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