So I made a post recently about my new commitment to Privacy. I’ve made the choice, that I’m going to delete my Amazon. Before I do though I would like some feedback on alternatives, and more privacy friendly places to buy things
Privacy has become a very important issue in modern society, with companies and governments constantly abusing their power, more and more people are waking up to the importance of digital privacy.
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Aliexpress is a decent alt, if you’re looking for something simple. If you want to be more ethical in your online shopping, it’s best to try to find the retailer sites for the sellers you’re wanting to buy from. Buying directly from retailers helps them a lot more, and you often don’t have to deal with the side effects of buying through a site like Amazon - that being shitty labour practices.
Otherwise, go to Etsy and eBay.
I have to disagree with you on eBay. They’re extremely far from an ethical company, they also own the scourge of small financial transactions, PayPal. They also own Kijiji and GumTree. I’d say you should go with Craigslist when possible if you’re trying to buy used but eBay owns shares of them too. Not as bad as eBay itself, but obviously still not ideal so IDK.
Craigslist is dying in some places, with people using facebook’s marketplace instead. Also, I’m not saying eBay is an ethical company, but they are an alternative to Amazon.
Honestly, if your options are Craigsist, Facebook or Ebay, I’d go with Craigslist. If it’s Ebay or Amazon, then yeah, Ebay is the lesser of two evils.