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Neil Jones6,173 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Amazon did do Prime £20 off once a while back for some reason I can't remember why, so it was available at £59.99 for the first year.

To be honest most people with Prime will only have it for the Prime Video and the free/enhanced delivery options., but you do get quite a lot for your £80 with the music, the books, the wardrobe, etc so it can be quite good value if you "milk" it.

Anyway Amazon UK's last documented profit figure was somewhere like £70m with a revenue of about £20bn. They're not short of money, the entire international Amazon operation turns over four and a half times what Disney does.
Brekkie33,882 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Anyway Amazon UK's last documented profit figure was somewhere like £70m with a revenue of about £20bn. They're not short of money, the entire international Amazon operation turns over four and a half times what Disney does.

Is it just me or isn't that quite a poor return. Or stated return at least - suspect many of the actual profits are filtered through the likes of Luxembourg.
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Neil Jones6,173 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Anyway Amazon UK's last documented profit figure was somewhere like £70m with a revenue of about £20bn. They're not short of money, the entire international Amazon operation turns over four and a half times what Disney does.

Is it just me or isn't that quite a poor return. Or stated return at least - suspect many of the actual profits are filtered through the likes of Luxembourg.


That was the UK operation. Stated UK operation anyway. I think they funnel everything through tunnels so to speak to reduce their corporation tax bill. Most multi-national companies do this (Google puts everything through Ireland, or they used to anyway) to an extent, which fires up the Daily Mail to complain about something its not entirely clear half the readership can follow anyway - "AMAZON PAYS JUST 20p TAX ON PROFIT OF UMPTEEN BILLIONS, DENYING HUNDREDS OF NURSES FOR THE NHS" or similar.
Charlie Wells3,861 posts since 26 Nov 2003 Moderator
Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
On a related note the new Disney Pixar film Onwards currently in the cinema starts with a Simpsons mini-episode. The opening shot is of a Mickey Mouse silhouette, which turns out to be Homer with two donuts. It also said something along the lines of "Disney welcomes The Simpsons", and Mickey's shadow was also present in the Gracie Films end cap of the mini episode.
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Neil Jones6,173 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Wonder if when films are remastered or re-released the Fox name will be removed from them too in an attempted whitewash? Hopefully not but of course it could mean the classic versions of the "20th Century Fox" sting only exists on older home media.

Course far more likely I'm overthinking this so...