Hooray for Amazon.com!

In one of those decisions that makes onlookers roll their eyes, the French courts have ruled that Amazon.com violated their law by offering books at too high of a discount when you factor in Amazon’s free shipping offer. Amazon.com was ordered to pay 1,000 euros/day fine unless they comply…and Amazon decided to just pay the fine and keep the free shipping.

Realistically, the French courts will likely just raise the fine to a level at which no company can keep paying it, but for now, I say, “Hooray for Amazon.com!”

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