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Yes Amazon Can Be Stopped

May 8, 2012

Books, electronics, toys and now fashion - Amazon is encroaching on the most lucrative consumer product categories and killing traditional retail. How to stop the juggernaut? Level the playing field.

It's not just about collecting sales tax uniformly across retail - online and in-stores - although that's a large part of it. It's about stopping the showroom effect.

Last week Target said it would no longer sell the Kindle in retaliation for Amazon using physical stores as showrooms where shoppers can check out a product, then scan and buy for less



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