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Amazon non essential shipping RANT
Posted by: Bernie
Date: March 28, 2020 07:22AM
Ya Know, If they can't get it here until April 28th, i will buy it some where else. This Prime next month service will bite them hard.
Yeah I used my last dryer light bulb last week and I ordered some more from Amazon and a month is fine.
I can't wait till the end of next month for wipe blades.

AM I alone in this rant?




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Re: Amazon non essential shipping RANT
Posted by: wurm
Date: March 28, 2020 07:29AM
On the other hand, I ordered that battery charger that someone posted here earlier in the week. I chose no-rush shipping because I really don't need it now. I ordered it Monday night and it was supposed to arrive either Sunday or Monday. It showed up on my doorstep yesterday.
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Re: Amazon non essential shipping RANT
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: March 28, 2020 07:35AM
It makes NO sense at all.
I ordered an ext. USB drive from Amz Warehouse on Tuesday with 'No Rush', so I get
a $3 credit. It shipped Weds. from Vegas and UPS shows delivery on Monday!
Sorry, but a computer hard drive is 'essential'?
(Not that I'm complaining, it's just nonsensical.)



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Re: Amazon non essential shipping RANT
Posted by: deckeda
Date: March 28, 2020 07:47AM
The warehouses likely are barely staffed. It is interesting that a core business attribute of theirs has been blown up.
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Re: Amazon non essential shipping RANT
Posted by: BernDog
Date: March 28, 2020 09:02AM
My wife placed an order with that warning last week and it came in the normal amount of time. I think they’re just hedging their bets, at least for now. YMMV.

That said, I chose to place an order for something I needed from eBay over Amazon.
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Re: Amazon non essential shipping RANT
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: March 28, 2020 09:54AM
I believe that they are fulfilling orders deemed essential on a priority basis and backfilling perceived nonessential orders on a FIFO basis as capacity allows.

It may also be a way to eliminate the Prime commitment in the event that authorities or staffing conditions limit their ability to fulfill orders. Or maybe their using it as a means to convince authorities that they are an essential business.
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Re: Amazon non essential shipping RANT
Posted by: Acer
Date: March 28, 2020 10:38AM
.This sucks for everyone. They are doing what they can.
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Re: Amazon non essential shipping RANT
Posted by: mattkime
Date: March 28, 2020 10:45AM
>I believe that they are fulfilling orders deemed essential on a priority basis and backfilling perceived nonessential orders on a FIFO basis as capacity allows.

Agreed.

We need to cut everyone some slack. Weirdly this includes amazon.



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Re: Amazon non essential shipping RANT
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: March 28, 2020 10:53AM
....it was the best of times......it was the worst of times.......



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Re: Amazon non essential shipping RANT
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: March 28, 2020 11:01AM
I've been ordering bandages from them. For the most part, they've been getting here in about 4-5 days.

...But the drivers they've got now are idiots. Deliveries were getting better over the last year. Now they're back to "Lasership" quality and worse.

They've delivered to the wrong apartment community on multiple occasions, dropped the boxes on the muddy ground outside of our package delivery room instead of checking them into package lockers, and said packages were delivered when they were still at the warehouse.



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Re: Amazon non essential shipping RANT
Posted by: rouderon
Date: March 28, 2020 11:30AM
Explain this nonsense:

I have a friend who got hired on as a driver last fall. Amz is implementing their own GPS and working out the kinks (ex.: makes delivery at house x, then GPS takes him to house y the next street over, then back to the house beside house x). Even with the crazy GPS issues, this location was super efficient.

Anyway, the location he was working for was one of the fastest growing warehouses (maybe the current fastest growth?). Because they were making other locations 'look bad,' outside management came in and implemented new procedures where the drivers are to start waiting until all vehicles are completely loaded before anyone could start their route. My friend would basically have to sit in his fully loaded van, on the clock mind you, and wait [sometimes an hour or more] until the last vehicle was loaded before pulling out of the lot.

Why would management for any major company deliberately lower efficiency and pay people to do nothing?
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Re: Amazon non essential shipping RANT
Posted by: deckeda
Date: March 28, 2020 12:09PM
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rouderon

... Why would management for any major company deliberately lower efficiency and pay people to do nothing?

Hubris and profits.

They’re playing the long game regarding shipping. The end goal of which is to put UPS and FedEx out of business.
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Re: Amazon non essential shipping RANT
Posted by: jdc
Date: March 28, 2020 12:20PM
Same here -- I posted originally about wanting a SSD case and its April 21 delivery date... got it Thursday.

I didn't even open the package, thought it was something my wife had ordered.





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Re: Amazon non essential shipping RANT
Posted by: hal
Date: March 28, 2020 12:36PM
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wurm
On the other hand, I ordered that battery charger that someone posted here earlier in the week. I chose no-rush shipping because I really don't need it now. I ordered it Monday night and it was supposed to arrive either Sunday or Monday. It showed up on my doorstep yesterday.

I order it the same way - mine hasn't shipped yet.
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Re: Amazon non essential shipping RANT
Posted by: Bernie
Date: March 28, 2020 01:03PM
I am buying more from eBay. One week or less.

I find it on Amazon and cut and paste into eBay. Generally cheaper too!




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Re: Amazon non essential shipping RANT
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: March 28, 2020 01:24PM
I commend Amazon for taking a hit to its bottom line in order to maintain capacity in its massive logistics structure for essential deliveries.

I'm sorry that it's causing inconvenience, but inconvenience is part of living in a crisis. The sacrifices being asked here are pretty small when you consider what costs others are paying in the pandemic.



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Re: Amazon non essential shipping RANT
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: March 28, 2020 02:25PM
Kentucky ordered Amazon to close its return warehouse after several workers tested positive. That is going to create chaos in the system.



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Re: Amazon non essential shipping RANT
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: March 28, 2020 03:01PM
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Kentucky ordered Amazon to close its return warehouse after several workers tested positive. That is going to create chaos in the system.

Any guess has to how quickly Vader Bezos strikes back @ Gov. Beshear?



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Re: Amazon non essential shipping RANT
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: March 28, 2020 04:15PM
All but one of my mid-April deliveries arrived today.
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Re: Amazon non essential shipping RANT
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: March 28, 2020 09:52PM
One reason why Amazon's deliveries suck lately:
[gizmodo.com]

...According to Bloomberg, more than 100,000 drivers had already signed up.

Having the brain-power to figure out how to deposit a package at the right door (or scan a package at a package-locker) does not appear to be a prerequisite.

...And they don't seem to be doing anything in the way of training.



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