© Chuck Duboff
Going back many years to the days of Watergate, I remember being an insatiable collector and reader of everything Nixon and Watergate. I inhaled the books and had a good understanding of John Dean, Haldeman and Ehrilichman and Nixon’s hate list. From Time Magazine to Walter Cronkite to books, I was, I’d say, a pretty knowledgeable scholar when it came to the National Nightmare.
So with the indescribable presidency of one Donald Trump, books have once again taken over my condo. 24/7 news cycles have replaced magazines, while podcasts, twitter and political panel discussions on cable networks have added juice to the political discussion of this most improbable president.
The dilemma which I would love your feedback on:
Fire and Fury is the explosive best seller, detailing the inner workings of the Trump Administration. I was looking forward to getting this book and this is what I found:
Fire and Fury, from Amazon: $22 plus shipping and delivered right to your door.
Fire and Fury from McNally Robinson: $39 plus tax and having to drive and get it.
That is a $17 difference; I want to support local businesses…but, how do you rationalize spending an extra $17.
To buy just Fire and Fury from McNally Robinson would cost: $44.46 with tax.
To buy both of the books in the picture above from Amazon, the cost would be $42 and free shipping right to my door. The order qualifies for free shipping because it is over $35.
Thus, I get two in-depth studies of the inner workings of the Trump presidency and pay $2.46 less.
This past Sunday I ordered both books from Amazon at $42 and today they arrived at my condo…they cost less, I got two books I wanted and I didn’t have to leave my condo to get them.
MORAL DILEMMA: how do you support local businesses with the facts I have provided? I’d love your feedback.