It's Amazon Prime day! Everywhere I went today it was part of the conversation. Who was purchasing, what they were buying and what deals they were getting.
I listened to each of these shoppers and thought of the brilliant marketing Amazon created - they turned buying online (a very solitary action) to a community event where we can all come together for one common goal - buying stuff at a good price and having it delivered quickly and for free.
The community that Amazon so brilliantly created is making Jeff Bezos and Amazon stockholders rich. It is closing retail stores by the thousands. It is changing the economy as we knew it.
I am boycotting Amazon Prime Day! Instead, I have chosen the SHOPPING ANNUITY community. We are Super Consumers who get great prices, fast shipping and free delivery. And we get paid for every purchase we make.
Right now, Amazon Prime users (and traditional retail shoppers) go to work and earn a paycheck that may be as little as half what their offer letter noted. They spend retail dollars for the goods they purchase...just to spend it again when the product runs out, is replaced by better technology or overshadowed by the newest fashion trend.
80-85% of the money you are spending on products covers the cost of selling that product to you through marketing, celebrity endorsements and product placements.
And even though you worked hard, living pay check to pay check to raise your family, you get ZERO
benefit for your spending power.
You are a VICTIM of consumerism. You don't feel like a victim, though right? You feel loved by the credit card companies offering you rewards for swiping their card. You feel privileged that a voice activated tower will send you toilet paper on your command. You feel powerful behind the wheel of your favorite leading man's pick for road trips.
But it's an illusion. We are trading feeling good for freedom. It is just another vice like all the other vices in our lives.
I have plenty of vices, don't get me wrong. But Consumerism is no longer one of them.
I'm choosing to be a new kind of Consumer - a Super Consumer.
I take my buying power (about 40% of what I make every month) and buy from myself. I learn how to shop from one central place so I can pool my buying power with millions of others and create a willable income I can leave as a legacy when I die. I harness the internet to support local business owner s(myself and my neighbors).
It's call the Shopping Annuity and it's the community I choose, because it's the only community that makes me a SUPER CONSUMER.
If you want to learn more about being a SUPER CONSUMER and the SHOPPING ANNUITY, comment below or send me a note and I'll invite you our next webinar.
So what'd you get on Prime Day?