“Amazon.com Inc., the world’s largest online bookstore, will pay 1,000 euros ($1,500) a day in fines to continue offering free delivery in France while it appeals a December court ruling that declared the practice illegal. Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of the Seattle-based company, sent an e-mail to customers of its French Web site saying Amazon will continue the free shipping while awaiting the outcome of the appeal.
“As amazing as this seems, free shipping by Amazon.fr is under threat,” Bezos wrote in the e-mail, dated Jan. 12. “France could be the only country in the world where Amazon’s free delivery offer would be illegal.”
Can you believe this is for real?