Kansas City Mayor Sly James bought and reviewed 1,000 Amazon products in an effort to entice the online retailer into building their second headquarters in the area.
After Amazon asked cities to make them interested in settling there, alluding to tax credits and other incentives, James, of Kansas City, Missouri, bought 1,000 items from the company and gave every product a five-star review, before donating them to charity.
I've been busy online shopping. Find out why at 3 pm. pic.twitter.com/4tpKRqLBFi
— Mayor Sly James (@MayorSlyJames) October 11, 2017
— Mayor Sly James (@MayorSlyJames) October 12, 2017
“How do I get Amazon to take notice of Kansas City?” asked Mayor James in his video. “Product reviews.”
Mayor James reviewed the long list of products, ranging from children’s Halloween costumes and cereal to watercolor paints and Johnson’s Baby Oil.
“Oh baby, this baby oil is a real treat! If you’re looking for a deal on baby moisturizer, you found it,” the mayor wrote of Johnson’s Baby Oil. “This is a fantastic price for 6 14 oz bottles. Because if you’re like me, one bottle is not enough!! Because I live in Kansas City, the nation’s number 7 city to to raise a family (thanks to the super affordable cost of living) which means lots of babies which means lots of baby showers which means lots of gifts which means I need a good deal on some of the world’s finest baby oil. And I found it!”
Meanwhile, Stonecrest, Georgia, has offered to rename themselves Amazon, Georgia, and give the company 345 acres of land if they decide to build their next HQ there.