Latest Amazon news - Wilmington, Ohio

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Austin.Was.My.Hero, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

  2. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Well you'd hope no one would be dumb enough to still give them a discount.
     
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  3. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    I did some shopping at Target this weekend and everything but one item I bought was cheaper than on Amazon. I use the barcode reader on the Amazon App. Target price matched that one item so I ended up getting everything for less. If Target sold all the same items as Amazon I would cancel my Prime Membership. But they are lacking in a few categories.
     
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  4. MC4YOU2

    MC4YOU2 Yep, not wearing brown anymore

    In my state Amazon is not currently charging tax, and I get a 5% kickback on the Store Card so at a total of about 13% combined, it's pretty competitive. I would love for a Target to come to my town though. If I want something today I'll happily forego the discount.

    When I retired I cancelled my cable subscription, installed an antenna, and I use the Prime acct for free movies and a few paid ones. I'm easily saving over $500 a year just on cable.
     
  5. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I really don't care for Amazon, they are easy to order from but thats about it. I got a delivery yesterday, and once again they left an item out of the box. It took over two weeks for them to ship something 291 miles away to me. None of the Prime prices are great either, they add a few bucks extra to cover that so-called free shipping.
     
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  6. MC4YOU2

    MC4YOU2 Yep, not wearing brown anymore

    Prime prices can swing further than Hillary's poll numbers from one day to the next. What might be a great deal today can easily be highway robbery tomorrow.
     
  7. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Stop buying stuff and save money.
     
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  8. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    since we live 45 miles from the stores amazon is good for us. however have had some problems lately with some sellers.

    some sellers give free stuff to frequent buyers in exchange for reviews , usually a 5 star review when it should be 2-3 stars. we used to have confidence in the reviews. not anymore.

    scratch is right. they pad the price for the free shipping. but i still use amazon for hard to find items and gift cards for the grand-kids.

    used to order 2-3 times a month. havent ordered anything in 2016. we just keep a running list till we go to the big city.
     
  9. Orion inc.

    Orion inc. I like turtles

    Oh look another Amazon thread
     
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  10. Browndriver5

    Browndriver5 Active Member

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    Smellsmira Member

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  12. Thatguy123

    Thatguy123 Member

    How is that so? We're still the last leg of delivery.. I highly doubt they cut 15 routes
     
  13. Smellsmira

    Smellsmira Member

    I was told this in a sales meeting yesterday. The lack in Amazon volume isbkilling our area. They said other centers in the are could possibly see cuts from 1-5 routes as well as layoffs.
     
  14. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    We are slowly phasing Amazon out.


    We are the last leg less and less.
     
  15. Thatguy123

    Thatguy123 Member

    I don't see it. We're running 2-3 routes more per day than this time last year. Hope we don't phase Amazon out. Their volume provides teamsters jobs
     
  16. Smellsmira

    Smellsmira Member

    Amazon is phasing us out. Not the other way around.
     
  17. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Don't be so sure.


    We raised their prices knowing we'd lose the volume.


    It's high volume low profit stuff. Can't say I blame ups.
     
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  18. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    There seems to be nothing but bad news concerning Amazon. Meanwhile.... Our CEO says that he feels comfortable with our relationship with them. LOL!
     
  19. browntroll

    browntroll Active Member

    not sure what they pay their drivers but last time i saw a guy get lost in my apt
    complex for 5 min, eventually its gonna add up to their delivery cost compared
    to having us do the work. should be fun when the teamsters try to make amazon workers union.
     
  20. Orion inc.

    Orion inc. I like turtles

    Amazon is becoming the next Wal Mart in terms of quality. They're going to have some serious issues in the next few years.
     
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