It is copied from the Martin Christopher book "Logistics and Supply Chain Management". It is using someone's else work without even referencing it and I suppose without author's permission.
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Amazon is growing day by day, no doubts to it really.    
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I'll confirm this. I'm much older than the "younger" generation and I have virtually nothing compared to my parents and theirs. I can get everything I own in a 45l bag and a large box. They can't get all their crap in a 4 bedroom house with a double garage.Also as a side issue, yes you're right; absolutely nothing out there is worth much any more. The Internet and particularly eBay has laid waste to the value of things by making everthing...