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Sunday Deliveries By Amazon — WHY? Didn’t Ask For It. Just Straight Prime 2-Day.

by Anura Guruge



For the second Sunday in a row we had an Amazon delivery via USPS.

Strange.

Never asked for Sunday, or even 1-day delivery.

Just ordered them ‘2-day’ Prime — given I am a Prime Member of longstanding.

Kind of funny. Shortly after I placed the orders it showed SUNDAY delivery. So, they are planning for it.

I am sure the USPS is not complaining. Spoke to the delivery person today. He seemed quite happy. He is getting paid.

But, why?

Doesn’t make sense.

And as a AMZN shareholder (also of longstanding) this bothers me, though, OF COURSE, I cannot complain about the ROI I have got from AMZN. Smile.


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Don McLean Of ‘American Pie’ Says He Gets By With Just 2 Stocks — Can You Guess What They Are?

by Anura Guruge


Click to access the ‘MarketWatch’ original.


Click to access post.


Click to access pictures & video.


This article is not as precise as I would have hoped and I am not sure how up to-date it is. As you can see above, he was in major trouble with an ex-wife in 2016 & 2017. Not sure whether that was wife #1 or #2.

Did not know that he has a degree in finance, from Iowa College, from 1968. That is impressive. Just assumed that he had pursued a career in music all his adult life.

So, did you guess the two stocks?

AMZN (Amazon) & GOOG (Google, now Alphabet).

Yep. No doubt great stock. Yes, I own them too, but I am sure that I have no owned them for as long as he has or I have 1/1,000,000 the stake he has in them.

But, here is where I have a problem.

AMZN IPO was in 1997; Google’s in 2004.

Don McLean made the bulk of his money in the 1970s. AMZN and GOOG did not even exist then. We didn’t even have the InterWeb.

Does this mean he never owned any stock prior to AMZN & GOOG.

I somehow doubt that.

But, interesting. You can’t go from with these two stocks — especially after you have owned them for a few years.

So, he has done good.

I wish him luck. I hope his troubles are behind him. I like him a lot. ‘American Pie‘ is one of my all time favorites.

 


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The Teeth-Chattering, Stupendous Explosion In Amazon Stock Price Is Downright SCARY!

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. Underlying ‘chart’ from MarketWarch.com, of course.


One Year Growth

Jan. 13, 2017 = $817 –> Jan. 12, 2018 = $1,305.

$488 in 1 year.

60% increase.


Not sour grapes, by any means, on my part. {Smile}

Just the sober reflections of someone who owned shares during THE ‘dot.com‘ and remember seeing explosions similar to this.

Too much, too fast.

The 2-weeks on 2018 has been just, downright crazy.

AMZN has gone up nearly every day — of every day bar one.

Too fast.

I worry that people are going to get burned.


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“Heart Rate Monitors USA” (HRM USA) — Outstanding Customer Support On Garmin Devices.

by Anura Guruge


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I got my Garmin Vivoactive 3 (Gunmetal) from “Heart Rate Monitors USA” in mid-November, 2017. As those who follow this blog know I, as both an Amazon Prime Member of longstanding & an Amazon shareholder, try not to buy anything other than from “Amazon Fulfillment“. But, Amazon could not get me the ‘3’ in Gunmetal till November 20 (though I had pre-ordered it) and HRM USA had a few already in stock and could get it to me on November 16. I was hesitant. But, I had already waited over a month for this.

I called HRM USA. Spoke to a lady named ‘Amy‘. She assured me that I cannot go wrong with HRM USA. So, I took a chance with them. AND THEY HAVE NOT LET ME DOWN. They have actually been pretty amazing. Brilliant. A credit to Customer Service. Exemplary. So many could learn from them. Garmin should be very proud of them.

As I have chronicled here, my Vivoactive 3 died 15-days after I got it. It appears that there may be an inherent hardware problem. I was crushed and dismayed. I was again going to be without a tracker on my wrist.

I called up HRM USA, on a Friday afternoon, in a panic. I got ‘Jackie’. She was very, very good. She immediately knew what to do. Said she will e-mail me a UPS return then and there. And she did. And, furthermore, she stayed on the line till I got it. I was impressed. This was good. I managed to get the return to UPS that evening.

UPS delivered it to HRM USA in Pennsylvania on Tuesday. I called to make sure. Spoke to both ‘Jakie‘ and ‘Katie N.‘ They were both so nice and kind. Assured me that they will ship me a new one, in Gunmetal, that day itself.

They did. Kudos. Bravo etc. I was so happy.

Then UPS screwed up. I was supposed to get it Thursday. They did not deliver. On Friday they said they would deliver on MONDAY! I was NOT happy.

I called and spoke with ‘Katie’. Asked her whether she could prod UPS for a (rare) Saturday delivery. She told me she would try and I knew she would.

UPS delivered it on Saturday! It is the season of MIRACLES!

I was so happy and grateful.

Brand new unit. No games. And for the icing on the cake this ‘3’ (albeit with newer firmware) paired with my Asus Android 7.0 tablet first time. Another miracle.

It is such a delight to deal with folks like ‘Jackie’ and ‘Katie N.’ I used to be a Customer Support Manager for both ITT and Northern Telecom — in the UK. So, I do know a bit about the art and science of making customers feel good. Well HRM USA sure can teach so many.

I am happy.

Thank YOU, Heart Rate Monitors USA.

 


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Will Amazon Stock Take A Hit From The Weinstein Stories — Especially Now That It Is Above $1,000 Again.

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Click to access ‘MarketWatch’ story from October 12, 2017.


Click to ENLARGE and marvel.


Click to access the U.K. “Daily Mail” story.


From what I can deduce, AMZN crossed the $1,000 mark, for the first time in weeks, on Thursday, October 12, 2017, before these stories gained much currency.

Now the question and concern is whether these and others like it will take a toll on the stock price.

To be fair, Amazon, and Jeff Bezos, tend to be Teflon-coated. Plus we are coming up to Amazon’s third quarter earnings report — believed to be on October 26, 2017. Basically 2 weeks from now. Customarily the stock will climb, as much as $40 to $100, leading up to earnings. Then the fun begins.

So, the desire to get into AMZN prior to earnings may override any negatives from these stories.

Just giving you a heads up.


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Negative Warnings On Amazon Finally Make A Difference; AMZN Ends At 3 Month Low.

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August 25, 2107 Front-Page story on ‘MarketWatch‘.

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August 22, 2107 Front-Page story on ‘MarketWatch’.

LEAD story on ‘Marketwatch’ Tuesday, August 22, 2017. Click image to access original.


From ‘MarketWatch’, close of market, Friday, August 25, 2017. Click ENLARGE and study.


There was a sharp $15 drop on Thursday, August 24, 2017 but as the afternoon wore on buyers piled in and the loss was cut in half. [I just happened to luck out and do a decent option trade, around noon, when it was close to the low of the day. {Smile}].

On Friday it went down all day, albeit not dramatically — just drifted downwards slowly. But, it closes BELOW $950 at a 3-month low.

Yes, it could drift lower. $925 is realistic. But, I don’t think it will go much below that — BUT I could be wrong.


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Day ‘MarketWatch’ Says Amazon Is Set To Drop Below 10% It Goes Up 1.43%

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LEAD story on ‘Marketwatch’ Tuesday, August 22, 2017. Click image to access original.


Amazon (AMZN) went up $13.61, i.e., 1.43% on that day, i.e., August 22, 2017. Data from ‘MarketWatch’. Click to ENLARGE and view here.


It was pretty AMAZING but I had a hunch that this would be case. Yes, AMZN at $953 was cheap after the recent sell-off.

However, I have to agree that AMZN will go down, quite a bit, before the year is out BEFORE coming STORMING back into the $1,150s! I am writing options even higher that that! {SMILE}

So be CAREFUL. We will see $940, if not lower, before the December 31, 2017 — per my hunch. You have now been officially warned.


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