Of course, I grok the concept of AI computer managed inventory based on surrounding local ordering, but one of the things most amazing is that I can find some of the most obscure, small, inexpensive devices and products that would seem to have limited demand, and very limited profitablility for Amazon - meaning that I fairly often search for very specific parts or products that trully cannot be being sold to large numbers of my local citizenry, or are so inexpensive they are almost trivial sales. Parts, tool, chemicals, that one could never have found in local store shelves at all anywhere in my commmunity, and in lot sizes from very small to vast in size. And without spending days searching for the items too. MY Time matters, just like Mr Bezos says.
Just take a look at the number and types of nail files on Amazon, its almost endless..... Or tooth picks. Hard to find huge profits in tooth picks I would wager. After 7 very long pages of 100s of various wood, plastic, and metal, including titanium, tooth picks I quit looking, even though Amazon offered me still more pages of tooth picks..... I even briefly thought about ordering a titanium pocket tooth pick, you never know when you might need one....🥺
I replaced over a dozen 8 foot long, decades old, T12 flourescent light tubes in my barn with 8 foot long LED tubes from China ( of course ) via Amazon - they work splendidly, are much brighter, use less electricity, start immediately in very cold weather unlike many flourescent out of door fixtures, should last longer, and cost less, and helped me get rid of the flourescent bulbs and their potential contamination in my barn if one broke. And they fit in my previous flourescent fixtures too, so the fixtures did not have to be replaced at a significant cost and a major labor savings! Try disconnecting, taking down, and then putting back up and rewiring back up, a dozen 8 foot long fixtures on 12 foot high ceilings by your self, standing on a step ladder......They arrived in just a few days, since, an 8 foot long bundle, 2 feet in diameter, and a bit delicate at that, did not ship as quickly via UPS, but via a freight truck.
Now, I live less than 80 miles from an Amazon super center in Indianapolis that is a couple city blocks in size, so there's that.......
All of these almost endless choices for sale, and an endless library of choices of books in my hands. No wonder I'm a fan.
I am amazed at how foolish I was for never buying Amazon stock all those years they were never profitable while I was purchasing from them right along. Peter Lynch told me own what you use, many years ago..... 🤔