Founder and CEO of educational toy company Viahart, Molson Hart, announces debut of Amazon — Market. Power! Monopoly? documentary on Twitter/X December 17.
Tomorrow at 1 PM, I am releasing a documentary about Amazon, here on X.
The documentary shows how Amazon uses its size and power to raise prices.
If you shop online, whether its on Amazon or elsewhere, this affects you.
So please, watch, and share the documentary.
And if you're an Amazon seller, and you're tired of your products being suspended by Amazon because they were cheaper somewhere else, please do what you can to get the word out. We are all sick and tired of Amazon's pricing policies.
About the making of this documentary:
It is difficult to get critical documentaries made about Amazon.
First, sellers must sign a contract wherein they promise not make public statements about Amazon.
Second, Amazon itself is one of the largest purchasers of film media with Prime Video.
It's hard to make a documentary when participants fear that it could end their business or career with one of the most powerful companies in the world.
I am taking that risk because I believe that what Amazon is doing is wrong.
It is my hope that this documentary's release pushes Amazon to end the policy which raises prices for consumers and drives its sellers mad.
I did not have any editorial direction for this film. I acquired the rights and I'm putting it out there for the world to see.
I hope you like it.
Amazon — Market. Power! Monopoly?
World Premiere on X
Sunday, December 17th, 2023
1:00 PM New York Time
6:00 PM London Time
11:30 PM Mumbai Time
3:00 AM Tokyo Time
10:00 AM Seattle Time
Hart is no stranger to the subject of how Amazon policies drive up costs for consumers - a blog post he wrote in 2019 on the topic lead to Congressional Testimony for the Committee on Small Business.
These policies are also cited as part of the "anti-competitive pricing" allegations in the FTC's antitrust suit filed against Amazon in September.
Tune in to Market. Power! Monopoly? on X today.
Or catch the YouTube premier:
Let us know in the comments below what you think of the documentary and Amazon's pricing policies!