“I had a ‘WTF???’ moment tonight while watching season 2 of Vikings via Amazon Prime video,” Jim Lynch blogs. “I clicked to continue watching an episode and a damned commercial played for Amazon’s Kindle Fire phone and other devices. It just popped up out of nowhere and there was no way to skip it or avoid it. What the hell is Amazon thinking with this? I don’t pay for Amazon Prime to see damned commercials when I sit down to watch a show. Let me be very blunt here, Amazon. Almost nobody wants to buy your Kindle Fire phone. It’s a complete disaster and plastering ads for it all over boxes for products we buy, and now sticking commercials into Prime movies and TV shows is NOT going to get people to buy it. Got it?”
“I canceled Amazon Prime tonight,” Lynch writes. “Update: Okay, Amazon must be getting hammered because I just got a response to my irate email already [along with a $5.00 promotional certificate].”
“My guess is that some ‘genius’ inside of Amazon’s marketing department (or maybe Bezos himself) thought they could get away with inserting some quick commercials for the failed Kindle Fire phone into Prime programming. I suspect they’ve been catching it hot from customers who’ve seen these ridiculous ads, and now the customer service people are trying to soothe ruffled feathers while the dingbats at the top of the food chain get around to making up their minds to remove the damned commercials,” Lynch writes. “Whoever made the decision to insert those commercials should really work for the government. They are operating at exactly the same level of raw intelligence and customer-savvy as most government bureaucrats.”
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