Should You Short Amazon.com?

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The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which analyst John Reeves and advisor David Meier discuss topics across the investing world.

Amazon.com was recently described as being a compelling short opportunity by a site called firstadopter. The author felt that Amazon was essentially an uneconomic business that had completely bungled its Kindle Fire launch. In this video, Dave considers this argument, and then offers up his own thesis on Amazon.com. Is this one a possible short? Or a very attractive long-term buy?

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