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The echo dot turned Alexa into a duchebag salesman.
April 4, 2018
4/5/2018 Update. Got a call from Amazon's quality control/product feedback staff today to talk about my review and get some feedback. Had a good conversation. I look forward to seeing if they provide ways to opt-out from Alexa's repeated sales pitches and other future potential improvements in their Echo products. Will update my review when those improvements arrive.
Love our Amazon echo, so I got a dot or two... and now Alexa is constantly harassing me like a salesman that just wont shut up telling me over and over that I need to buy the "family" music plan so that we can listen in multiple rooms at once. I love the compact aspect of this product. I love the Alexa software in general. I haaaaaaate that Alexa will not shut up and is constantly asking me and other family members if we want to buy more services. Amazon, you just became an irritating duchebag salesman. I want the option to turn off any sales offer on Alexa, especially since it sounds like my kids can easily accidentally agree to purchase subscription services Alexa is constantly pitching us. I am fine with only being able to play prime music in one room at a time but for pete sake make it easy to do. Do not force me and my family to listen to this incessant sales pitch over and over. Give us the option to say "no" and be done with it. I admire salesmanship but you've stepped over into duchebaggery. I am in offline and online sales, I've generated millions from my own SaaS services, I get it... you're just being a duchebag about it.