After weeks of speculation, a false start, another false start, hushed whispers across the entire retail industry and endless “insider tips” – we finally have another rumoured launch date for Amazon Australia: and that date is December 5!
According to The Herald Sun, an industry insider has revealed to them that Bezos’ Baby 800-Pound Gorilla will launch operations in Australia on December 5, 2017. Channel 7 Brisbane also tweeted about the potential launch, after reporting on it during the nightly news.
— 7 News Brisbane (@7NewsBrisbane) December 4, 2017
Yes, I know – yet another rumoured Amazon Australia launch date. How many of these have we had? How many false starts have we had? Are we up to number three?
Regardless, it appears that Amazon Australia are ready to go and are mere hours away from beginning their attack on the Australian online retail market.
Browsing the Amazon.com.au homepage and the recommendations section in ‘Your Amazon.com.au’ is bringing up prices on video games and consoles. The homepage seems to be darting from empty space to list of books and back again.
When inspecting the elements on the webpage, there’s also an artful illustration of a duck saying ‘Meow’.
There is a small duck saying Meow in the webpage HTML. I am pretty sure we’re all just getting played now.
Soon enough, we’ll find out if it all comes true and maybe even find the best Life Hack of all: try not to listen to rumours and speculation.
[Via Herald Sun]