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News Amazon Coins virtual currency comes to UK

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Meanmotion, 22 Nov 2013.

  1. Meanmotion

    Meanmotion bleh Moderator

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  2. demonisch

    demonisch New Member

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    The difference between this and a gift voucher? Ok, the exchange rate is different and you can get a discount by buying larger amounts, but it still doesn't sound like a real currency
     
  3. Woodspoon

    Woodspoon New Member

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    Agreed, this just sounds like a gift voucher by another name
     
  4. hyperion

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    Can you trade/sell these coins to other people?
     
  5. rainbowbridge

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    this is what happens when you hire a department of marketing people and pay them 35 to 70k each and they roll into the office day after day with no actual propose to humanity and they actually realise they need to produce some thing...

    What a waste of time... honestly are serious...

    Unbelievable,
     
  6. r3loaded

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    Ugh, we've been over this with Microsoft points and the general consensus was that it was universally hated. People don't want to deal with a separate currency and do the conversion. rainbowbridge is probably correct, it seems like the work of crappy marketing people (so crappy they don't understand the term 'market research') and no one else in the company stood up and said "this is a bad idea". I can guarantee you that this came up in a brainstorming session.
     
  7. AiA

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    so these are basically points but are just calling them coins to make them sound more legitimate (like bitcoin?)

    I think people are slowly waking up to the fact that most point systems is just marketing
     
  8. Stanley Tweedle

    Stanley Tweedle NO VR NO PLAY

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    Today I made my own currency in Javascript. It's currently worthless but within 3 years it will be worth more than amazon currency.
     
  9. Farting Bob

    Farting Bob New Member

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    Or like actual coins maybe?
     
  10. thom804

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    Just looks like a hunger games tie-in to me.
     
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