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Boycotting Amazon when they pay Clarkson £800,000 per episode?

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rubylady Fri 28-Aug-15 16:07:58

Amazon are said to be paying Clarkson £800,000 per episode and the other presenters and co workers will also be paid huge amounts when they start working for the company. So AIBU to boycott Amazon when they can afford such ludicrious amounts to a man who does something wrong and then gets rewarded in such way?

It really teaches the young the correct way, doesn't it?

Alea Wed 11-Nov-15 10:00:17

I don't have Amazon TV and I never watched Clarkson when Top Gear was on the BBC. However, my continued lack of patronage will no doubt make Amazon really sit up and take notice.

rosesarered Wed 11-Nov-15 15:19:56


Alea Wed 11-Nov-15 15:22:02

Still waiting anxiously to find out how I have slandered/libelled you, luckyDucky?? Especially under UK law <trembling>

LuckyDucky Mon 09-Jan-17 17:28:38

We watch Grand Tour with Clarkson, Hammond and May and enjoy it. We enjoy the tom foolery. Hearing the words, "The producers want us to . . ." I bet the C/H/M will air their views, well before the cameras turn.

The scenery is often stunning, particularly the desert ones.

Anyone agree or, am I in the minority? confused

Christinefrance Mon 09-Jan-17 19:30:04

Afraid you are in the minority LuckyDucky, but there is nothing wrong with that, it would be such a bland world if we all had the same tastes.
I used to like Top Gear whhen it was about the cars and not the collective egos of Clarkson, Hammond and May, those days are gone so I must move

petra Tue 10-Jan-17 13:41:28

LuckyDucky I'm with you. I don't give a stuff how much him and his team earn. They entertain me, make me laugh, a bit of un- pc, which I love, and best of all stick a finger up to the BBC. It's not Amazons fault they don't pay their fair share of taxes, it's our governments fault for letting them get away with it.

LuckyDucky Wed 11-Jan-17 20:35:30

Petra couldn't agree more.

Alea, move on. I have.

Lastly, a Happy New Year to you all.

LuckyDucky Wed 11-Jan-17 21:14:39

Your ironic humour alea about Amazon is welcome.

Ana Wed 11-Jan-17 21:29:20

Have you noticed how old this thread is, LuckyDucky and others?

rosesarered Wed 11-Jan-17 21:42:25

Alea has left the building!

f77ms Wed 11-Jan-17 22:10:32

Wouldn`t buy from Amazon while they treat their staff so abysmally and certainly wouldn`t watch Clarkson who behaves like an overgrown schoolboy .

DaphneBroon Wed 11-Jan-17 22:18:03

Was it Alea who resurrected this thread from November then?confused
No? Oh of course, it was you LuckyDucky. grin
I fear you are arguing with an empty room.

LuckyDucky Thu 12-Jan-17 18:01:26

Fine Daphne smile

I'm still in a good mood and chilled wine;
though there's snow settling on the grass. (18.00 hrs.)