That’s not how things work lady

I’m getting more amusement than I should out of the Amazon Prime Day ‘outrage’, but Jackie Dana ‘wins the internet’ with this:

This was the worst sale ever on Amazon. A bunch of crap no one wants that still sold out in seconds

Bolding is my work to help Jackie and Jackie-like individuals out.

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12 Responses to That’s not how things work lady

  1. Azuriel says:

    She’s not entirely wrong – she’s just describing the average Steam sale if Valve only had limited keys at those sale prices. Buy now, question your life choices later. That, or the fact that most of these items will be resold on eBay at $10 off MSRP by the weekend.

    • SynCaine says:

      She is entirely wrong. You can’t call something that has sold out something ‘no one wants’. Even if the sold-out item only had a single copy, that’s still SOMEONE who wanted it.

  2. sleepysam says:

    That’s a good giggle. Love the title.

  3. zaphod6502 says:

    Obviously I have failed the internet as I had to look up exactly what “Amazon Prime Day” is. Or “Jackie Dana” for that matter.

  4. Esteban says:

    She’s making a perfectly good point, if one doesn’t take it in a stupidly literal way. The sale flogged worthless crap using the anchoring effect while flaunting people’s expectations of a deal on something valuable that they’d wanted even before the sale.

    • SynCaine says:

      True, if one doesn’t read and understand the words she is typing, and instead… I don’t know, fakes outrage over a hugely successful day for Amazon by almost any metric not called “attention whores on Twitter seeking attention”, then yea, awesome point by Jackie.

      • Aeri says:

        So, basically Amazon Prime Day was a Woot-Off? Not surprising, since Amazon now owns Woot, and a lot of the Woot-Offs since the acquisition have been pretty crappy, IMO.

        I would have to say that Miss Dana isn’t entirely wrong, really. A lot of crap on Woot gets purchased – particularly during the Woot-Offs, so new items will open up – basically because people can, or they think they can resell it/gift it to someone else later, rather than them actually ‘wanting’ it. Dropping some money on an item you *might* get some use out of in one way or another, to allow other deals to show up, wouldn’t really constitute ‘wanting’ said item.

        • SynCaine says:

          “Prime members have already bought tens of thousands of Fire TV Sticks, 35,000 Lord of the Rings Blu-Ray sets, 28,000 Rubbermaid sets, and 4,000 Echo devices in 15 minutes. The Kate Spade purse was gone in less than a minute. We also sold 1,200 of the $999 TVs in less than 10 minutes.”

          Now maybe all of the above is junk for Jackie, but you’d have a hard time convincing me NO ONE would be interested in discounted LotR blu-rays, or discounted TVs.

          Jackie and others like her, in addition to not understanding how words work, are just being entitled babies, crying because they personally expected something far more from the sale (they over-hyped themselves), and can’t accept that despite the sale being personally disappointing, its a massive success overall.

  5. solidd says:

    I liked some of the other quotes from better:

    “When I die I want whoever’s responsible for #AmazonPrimeDay to lower me into my grave so they can let me down one last time.”


    “#PrimeDay is like when your friend claims he’s throwing an epic party but you show up and there’s only a 6-pack and a bowl of Cheetos”

    lol :)

    @zaphod6502, you don’t fail, as least w/regards to “Jackie Dana”. She doesn’t have her own page on Wikipedia, so I guess she’s not that famous. Apparently she’s a “professional writer” but I guess not a very good one if she makes such trivial logic mistakes.

    Last quote from the CNN article, this one gets it right:

    “Ridiculously disappointed with #AmazonPrimeDay. Everything is either sold out or junk that no one wants. Way to thank your #prime customers!”

  6. sid6.7 says:

    My favorite line on Amazon Prime Day came from an analyst on CNBC who basically said that Amazon can just create it’s own revenue generating event out of thin air.

  7. maljjin says:

    It was a classic case of marketing. You don’t need to offer exceptionnal deals, just decent ones, but the sheer amount of marketing around the sale will generate a lot of sales. Deals don’t even have to be exclusive to this special event. We’ve seen traditional stores to this kind of trick for ages.

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