The company has a history of making headlines over creepy sales tactics.
In 2012, the company began a campaign to promote its Echo speaker, but it later faced criticism for an “emotional” sales campaign that targeted customers with emotional distress.
In 2017, Amazon said it was removing ads for the Echo due to safety concerns, but customers complained about the ads on the company’s store, and a complaint was filed with the Federal Trade Commission.
Amazon also has been known to sell items like toys and books for $25 or less, but these items are usually not marked with an expiration date.
While it is possible to make purchases on Amazon via a smartphone, most people prefer to use their smart devices, especially in light of the Echo controversy.
If you are a consumer who prefers to use a smartphone over a computer, you may find the Echo to be the better option.