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Thomas Claburn
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7/28/2014 | 4:42:51 PM
Not much that's appealing
The selection of items in Amazon's 3D Printed Products store isn't all that compelling. A lot of expensive plastic, not much utility.
David F. Carr
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7/28/2014 | 5:18:55 PM
Re: Not much that's appealing
What's missing? What would make you open your wallet?

Me, I don't open my wallet easily to begin with, so this struck me as a very cool concept ... for other people to spend their money on.
Thomas Claburn
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7/28/2014 | 5:21:20 PM
Re: Not much that's appealing
I'd be interested in customizable metal tools. But for art objects, cheap plastic falls short.
Charlie Babcock
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7/28/2014 | 6:33:07 PM
Solving the missing goods problem in the Amazon supply chain
This may in a few cases solve the problem of the Amazon supplier who doesn't produce the goods in time for the holiday. Just press the Print button on the order form.
Thomas Claburn
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7/29/2014 | 1:10:17 PM
Re: Solving the missing goods problem in the Amazon supply chain
I think part of Amazon's goal is just to get in on the ground floor. The technology will improve and Amazon will benefit from the vendor relationships it made a few years from now.


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