Allow me to blow on Amazons horn for a while

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by H.E. Pennypacker, Sep 7, 2018.

  1. H.E. Pennypacker

    H.E. Pennypacker Mmm, Mombasa!

    Just want to say how great Amazon is. I ordered something yesterday evening, with my prime membership I got next day delivery. Tracking my package sent via UPS just found out they sent it NDA, I looked up the cost, would have been $69 just for shipping alone, but I got it for only 5 dollars.
  2. Protein Fart

    Protein Fart Well-Known Member

  3. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Dumpster, INABAG

    Yeah, they are so great that we basically deliver their products for free, but the company has thin profit margins and can’t afford to pay regular drivers.
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  4. BakerMayfield2018

    BakerMayfield2018 Fight the power.

    Dragging a 200 lb bed up someone’s driveway and they tell you they got “free shipping “...
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    BSWALKS Almost Honest

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  6. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    Which is why I dont give one single f--- if they're inconvenienced by the box being destroyed and the contents are hanging out and/or missing!

    Cya tomorrow for the call tag!
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  7. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Is any tax money flowing to Amazon? If it is, it should stop right now.
  8. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    They hit a trillion dollars this week. Partys over
  9. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I have been delivering bottled water from Amazon. If it is cheaper for us to deliver water than going to the store (less than a mile away) then we are not charging enough.
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2018
  10. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I am all for blowing horns.
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  11. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    Yeah, amazon is great alright. I was expecting a package yesterday. Amazon website said it was delivered and handed to resident. Nope. I opened my front door, picked the package up and opened it. It had a box of garbage bags in it. I ordered a blood pressure monitor. I live at 4023. The package was for 4103, my next door neighbor. I walked back outside. The driver was parked in front of my neighbor's house. There was a guy on foot standing beside the truck talking to the driver. I told him that this package wasn't mine. He walked up to my neighbor's house and retrieved my package from her door and handed it to me. He put the opened package on my neighbor's door. He said something like "oh well, it's opened. Nothing I can do about that." I kinda gave him the what for about misdelivering people's stuff. He then started making excuses. "amazon's GPS gives us a choice of 4 houses to leave the package at." That may be fine, but then I'd think you would rely on the numbers available. My house has numbers on the mailbox, the curb and the house, all plainly visible. Then he starts in with this: "It's my day off. I shouldn't even be here. I'm a trainer and I'm training this driver." If this is an example of the quality of their training and delivery personnel, well, that's pretty pitiful.
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  12. But you got free shipping.....
  13. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    True, but I guess in this case, you get what you pay for.
  14. You should see some of the Amazon deliveries that I see on my route. Packages left at the wrong houses, packages out in the open. They are absolutely horrible
  15. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    I was backing out of my driveway a while back and I saw 3 packages on the curb next to the mailbox at the same neighbor's house. It was amazon again. I actually picked them up and hid them on their porch. Don't know that we have had any porch pirate thefts on my street, but that would be just too tempting for anyone driving by. I can't even imagine what kind of money amazon pays in claims.
  16. Brownslave688

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

    No one charges them enough and it's frustrating because this could have been taken care of 10 years ago.
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  17. Brownslave688

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

    The story about gps giving them 4 choices of where to deliver and they basically pick one without looking at numbers. That just shows how pathetic they are.
  18. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    My daughter has a friend who works part time for Amazon. She takes her kids to school, gets her errands for the day done then gets on line with Amazon and tells them how many hours she has available before she has to pick up her kids again. I guess she then drives to an Amazon depot and they have 20 or 30 residential stops for her to deliver around her part of town. (Dallas area) She says she loves it and makes some spending money also. If she don't have any time available for that day she just don't get on line with them.
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  19. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Amazon started using their own delivery drivers. The problem is that all packages are marked delivered but don't show up until a day or 2 later.
  20. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    He told me it gives 4 houses, 2 on each side of the street. At least he got it on the odd numbered side.