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Cramer's 'Stop Trading!': Amazon

Amazon and Zappos make a powerful combination, says Jim Cramer.

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- "This combination of Zappos and Amazon (AMZN) - Get Amazon.com, Inc. Report is so powerful that these bricks-and-mortar retailers are living in fear," said Jim Cramer on CNBC's "Stop Trading!" segment on Monday.

Nordstrom

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might be offering free shipping for the holidays, said Cramer, but "Amazon's a game-changer when it comes to shipping."

Cramer said he recently purchased a coat at

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, which he intended to pay full price for, and was surprised to receive a 30% discount. And at

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, he said, near the end of the day, "they will give you a bargain that they wouldn't give you a couple of hours ago."

"Everybody knows you can bargain," he said. "There isn't a lot of inventory in the system, but I think there's an overwhelming sense of 'let's not get caught with anything' at the high-end retailers."

Turning to

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, Cramer said it seems "like the government is ready to sell its stake. It just has that feel. It is so heavy."

-- Written by Rebecca Corvino in New York.

At the time of publication, Cramer had no positions in stocks mentioned.

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