Amazon Listmania!

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A significant portion of revenues to support LewRockwell.com comes from Amazon. Amazon is one of the most remarkable entrepreneurial success stories of the modern age, lauded for its incredible range of available products and exemplary customer relations. I love Amazon! Over the past dozen years I have purchased thousands of dollars of products from them. During that time I have also created 110 Listmania! product lists, primarily of books and DVDs. These lists have been viewed by hundreds of thousands of Amazon customers. Accordingly I have received emails from around the world commenting favorably on how helpful these lists have been. (Amazon no longer posts Listmania on products or publishes this kind of statistical information). In my numerous articles and blogs at LRC I have always made a conscious effort to include reference and linkage to these Listmania! for readers seeking more information on the topics which I discussed. From examining internal discussion on Amazon customer forums and rather vague statements from Amazon representatives it appears that Amazon is in the process of totally phasing out this long-standing Listmania! feature of product lists created by Amazon customers for the benefit of other Amazon customers. I believe that this detrimental course of action would be a very serious mistake for enhancing increased future product sales and unnecessarily poisoning good customer relationships with both potential and long established customers. It would amount to foolishly cutting your own nose off to spite your face. If you are like me and a long-standing Amazon customer please contact them and express how you feel concerning the discontinuation and death of Listmania!

6:42 pm on January 2, 2014