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Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for July 20, 2019

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    BE THIS GUY  over 2 years ago

    Next day delivery for Prime customers.

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    feverjr  over 2 years ago

    Exactly… It was nice while it lasted

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    Darsan54 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Who knew Bezos would be the Anti-christ or Big Brother?

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    Kymberleigh  over 2 years ago

    I better check to make sure the girl selling lemonade in Frazz this week is all right.

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member over 2 years ago

    This would never happen in a “Peanuts” strip .

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    Kaputnik  over 2 years ago

    Since I started paying attention, I’ve actually found a number of things that are considerably cheaper at local stores than at Amazon. And it’s not like I have no time at all to shop.

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    wiatr Premium Member over 2 years ago

    My only association with Amazon comes by way of items purchased from third parties who use Amazon shipping. I’ve never known about it ahead of time. I don’t need instant gratification. There’s something delicious about waiting for things to arrive. I have an airplane kit coming in from Australia and no way to know when it’ll get here other than a broad statement of before mid-September.

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    TXD2  over 2 years ago

    Amazon is great for housebound folks! ♥

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    Troglodyte  over 2 years ago

    She had to go. He got her.

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    Breadboard  over 2 years ago

    Arrest that man for child abuse ! …….. Croc Power !

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    dwane.scoty1  over 2 years ago

    Oh goody! Free Shipping, too?

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    Ignatz Premium Member over 2 years ago

    If I need something I go to a local store. I’ll get it from Amazon if I can’t find it there, but they’re last.

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    Old Girl  over 2 years ago

    Yep, pretty much how it works.

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member over 2 years ago

    She would have been closed down by the local govt anyway. Selling without paying off officials, otherwise known as permits!!!

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    Masterskrain Premium Member over 2 years ago

    I just got a MUCH better deal on a Leather Sporran for my Kilt directly from The Manufacturer then ANYWHERE on Cramazon…

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    old crony  over 2 years ago

    Don’t give your money to the richest man in the world.

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    Deezlebird  over 2 years ago

    I think it’s odd that when Walmart would move into an area people would protest that it was going to put smaller stores out of business. Amazon is putting everyone out of business—all the large stores, anyway—and no one is saying a word.

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    gorbag  over 2 years ago

    Last time I saw a lemonade stand, it was $2.

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    rugeirn  over 2 years ago

    Lemonade.Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Europe-Standard-Simply-Lemonade-pk/dp/B071K6GPPM/

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    BlueCreek Premium Member over 2 years ago

    I would LOVE to purchase everything I need locally but usually that entails driving 15 miles to town, going to multiple stores and finding no one has it in stock, ordering it from the store, driving back home and then returning two days later to pick it up.

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    mattro65  over 2 years ago

    Bezos and the Waltons show themselves to be amoral greedballs by letting their businesses hurt small entrepreneurs so they can add a minuscule amount to their already obscene wealth. The Waltons are worse because they never worked a minute to get wealthy.

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    Zebrastripes  over 2 years ago

    Have to be wise when shopping at Amazon! I never order unless I get enough items to qualify for free shipping and never pay for prime….ever! That’s probably why Bezos is so wealthy.

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    david_42  over 2 years ago

    Mostly, I buy online if I can’t find something locally or if the price difference is large, like glasses. They are 1/10th the price online.

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    Tentoes  over 2 years ago

    Well, stores keep dropping products I like and buy regularly. “Tentoes seems to like this product. Better not carry it any more.”

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    the lost wizard  over 2 years ago

    People who purchased lemonade also purchased glasses, straws and napkins. Here’s a few things that might interest you.

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    liberalnlovinit  over 2 years ago

    Oh, I thought the lemonade stand was being taken over by a private equity firm.

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    deojaideep  over 2 years ago

    Hey!!! No uncalled promotions in comics!!! Where is the comic censor when you need him?

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    Bruce1253  over 2 years ago

    Individual choices do matter. By shopping Amazon you are empowering their world view of driving out local businesses, and enabling the way they treat their own people.

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    Packratjohn Premium Member over 2 years ago

    It’s all good; she didn’t have the proper permits and licenses, not to mention FDA approval. The cops were on there way

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    Al Nala  over 2 years ago

    Amazon doesn’t “deliver NOW!”

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    Linguist  over 2 years ago

    Perhaps it’s me, but I have never purchased a product online that met or exceeded my expectations.

    I believe the old saw about never buying a pig in a poke. I want to examine, first hand what I’m purchasing. No mail order brides for me!

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    garysmigs  over 2 years ago

    Amazon or Walmart? …about all that’s left…

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    michael3114  over 2 years ago

    This is a stupid analogy. Lemonade wouldn’t be more convenient to buy from Amazon than from a lemonade stand. Amazon doesn’t have a market in convenience foods.

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    NWdryad  over 2 years ago
    How do you think Jeff Bezos started out?
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    car2ner  over 2 years ago

    I don’t assume Amazon is cheaper. I go to Amazon to find things I don’t expect to be able to find easily locally. I also appreciate some of the heavier items being delivered to my door instead of me trying to figure out how to get it home.

    But I also like to shop locally and in the small stores. I buy dog food from the local small business, for instance. I buy fresh foods from the local farms when I can. And if a kid is selling at a stand by the road I hope I have cash on me.

    Each business has it’s place and we vote with our wallets what we want to see more of.

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    Snoots  over 2 years ago

    I shop Amazon all the time, but I do like to check the local stores first… if I’m there or nearby. Sometimes it’s just too easy to hit that BUY button and have it at my doorstep 1 or 2 days later. The problem with both is I go in for one item and come out with three or four. Oh yes, they have my number.

    YouTube does too. Curses the friend who sends me a YouTube link… for there goes all productivity for the next 3 hours.

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    1MadHat Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Every few years I see news items where some surly old curmudgeon calls the cops to ticket a kid for having a lemonade stand – no permit, too close to traffic, on & on, yadda, yadda, yadda. And, of course, some idiot writs up the kid. Then the Mayor and Chief of Police have to go on TV and make a big show of slapping the idiot on the hands. It’s an old meme, but it does happen…

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    wilhemenacooker  over 2 years ago

    i guess Pastis won’t let Amazon sell any more of his 499 products anymore?

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    jackproarty  over 2 years ago

    What is Amazon selling by lemonade for? Free?

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    Concretionist  over 2 years ago

    Amazon doesn’t sell inexpensive goods, they sell convenient goods that are often inexpensive (and often cheap as well).

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    Sisyphos  over 2 years ago

    I wanna hire L’il Guard Duck to take out that Corporate Thug who assaulted the poor entrepreneur-girl!

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    christopher.w.owen  over 2 years ago

    Does she have a permit?

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    garibaldi99 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    As I just told Amazon, I will never again purchase clothing items (including shoes) on line. I must try them on to see if they fit. That means in the future, “brick and mortar” stores with human contact.

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    CalLadyQED  over 2 years ago

    Is that Conan O’Brien?

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    ComicReadingGenius455  over 2 years ago

    Except Amazon might not deliver the lemonade in a glass full of ice and a straw. So it’s not the same…

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    SketchTurtle   6 months ago

    Amazon sells 4 cent lemonade?

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