Amazon to donate excess and returned goods to the needy

Amazon to donate excess and returned goods to the needy announced a new initiative and said it has teamed up with Good360, a not-for-profit institution, that will let customers and third-party sellers help out people in need. Fulfillment by Amazon Donations is the e-commerce company’s new program where excess and returned products from Amazon sellers will be shipped to charities and non-profit organizations.

Russell Daggett
Russell Daggett 8 months

Amazon has a new tax write-off for crap taking up space in it's warehouses that it can't sell.

atlas shrugged
atlas shrugged 8 months

So stuff so bad or cheap that no one will buy it and the seller doesn't want it back. But somehow giving what basically amounts to garbage away is a "good" thing. All I can picture is more trash piled up on the streets of cities like Baltimore or LA. Am I missing something here?

Yan K
Yan K 8 months

Well it's better than that stuff just being dumped in a landfill.

Idiot Prole
Idiot Prole 8 months

People are being a bit over critical here. So Amazon gets tax benefits and charities get free stuff to give away or sell. Isn't that what tax incentives for charities are for? So amazon doesn't have the best tax record but surely this is better than just binning perfectly good stuff for the sake of tax?

Dave 8 months

I needy a 50" tv

James Villalobos
James Villalobos 8 months

Giving to the needy? why is Amazon donating goods to my ex-girlfriend?

Kenguru Safari
Kenguru Safari 8 months

The needy? like the White Helmets and the Red Cross does?

Oprahsanalbeads 8 months

I don't see why people are shitting on Amazon for doing this. bad people can do good things even if its for a selfish reason.

Naidu VGA
Naidu VGA 8 months

Remember to keep your drawers, u don't want to hang out your ding dongs.

CoLpOeSnED 8 months

that's not even putting a bandage on the problem, it's more like rubbing dirt in wound.

Pryotra 8 months

This is why Amazon pays no taxes, and why we have the charitable giving write-off. I would much prefer this win-win scenario over cutting the government a slice of the pie while piling this crap into a landfill.

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