Amazon goes URL crazy
To hell with books, what about cars?
"It was the biggest aspidistra in the world" - Gracie Fields
Mega booksite Amazon has registered a stack of non book related URLs which show it's getting into the Arthur Daley*, and possibly the Gerald Ratner* business.
It has recently registered the following URLS: NEWCARSAMAZON.COM, USEDCARSAMAZON.COM, SELLCARSAMAZON.COM, CARCLASSIFIEDSAMAZON.COM, PARTSAMAZON.COM, LUXURYAMAZON.COM and JEWELRY-AMAZON.COM.
The margins on this sort of clobber certainly beat the hell out of the book business.
And given that Amazon has such a reach with its current Web site, we've no doubt whatever that it has other, similar, cunning plans up its corporate sleeves. ®