Friday, April 29, 2005

Amazon replies to

(See my post directly below this one. Doesn't really change anything from my perspective.)

Thank you for taking the time to write to us.

Amazon's PAC does not support either party nor does it support
candidates for president. Instead, it contributes to congressional
and state candidates from both parties whose views are supportive on
policy issues important to customer experience on the web. For
example, we recently supported candidates from both major parties who
were instrumental in passing anti-spam legislation and extending the
moratorium on Internet access taxes. Amazon also belongs to groups,
such as the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, that
seek to protect free speech and consumer privacy. Amazon advocates
legislation to protect such rights.

We value your thoughts and are sorry to hear that you may not want to
shop with us. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in
the future but, if you choose to shop elsewhere, please know that
we've appreciated your patronage and respect your decision.

Best regards,
(name) Customer Service

UPDATE: as Kathy notes in the comments, there are other alternative, online booksellers,
Kepler's Books and Powells. I expect they both have good politics.

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