Amazon is getting scary

Discussion in 'General' started by In Your Corner, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. In Your Corner

    In Your Corner It's a little-known fact...

    Last night I was shopping on Amazon for a gift for my wife's birthday (Dec 7) and wondering if I had waited too long to order something. I found two things and ordered them at about 8 PM.
    I just received one of the items at 2 PM today.

    Amazing.
     
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  2. Steeltoe

    Steeltoe Breaker of chains.

    I look for "sold by and shipped by Amazon". If a distribution center is anywhere nearby you get stuff amazingly quick.
     
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  3. Ryan600RR

    Ryan600RR Well-Known Member

    If you have Prime and the package comes after the guaranteed date, you can complain and they’ll extend your prime membership by a month.
     
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  4. BHP41

    BHP41 Well-Known Member

    Do you have to pay extra for that auto complain email send feature or does come with Prime?
     
  5. SGVRider

    SGVRider Well-Known Member

    You could write a script for it. Maybe I’ll do it. Charge people 15% of whatever they get out of Amazon for the complaint. :)

    I used to bitch whenever something valuable came late. I got a bunch of stuff free, but they clamped down on it and now just give you the Prime extension. Amazon are such fucking scumbags that if you sell with FBA and they refund a customer the entire order because it arrived late (which they shipped) they’ll take it out of your money. Pretty sure that’s blatantly illegal but it’s not like anyone can stop them. They do all kinds of other shady shit but it’s not like anyone can/will do anything. Everyone is in their pocket now.
     
  6. SGVRider

    SGVRider Well-Known Member

    You could write a script for it. Maybe I’ll do it. Charge people 15% of whatever they get out of Amazon for the complaint. :)

    I’ve ordered stuff in the morning Saturday and got it that evening. It’s ultra convenient for sure.

    I used to bitch whenever something valuable came late. I got a bunch of stuff free, but they clamped down on it and now just give you the Prime extension. Amazon are such fucking scumbags that if you sell with FBA and they refund a customer the entire order because it arrived late (which they shipped) they’ll take it out of your money. Pretty sure that’s blatantly illegal but it’s not like anyone can stop them. They do all kinds of other shady shit but it’s not like anyone can/will do anything. Everyone is in their pocket. Not to mention that their platform is such a rapidly expanding zoo they don’t know what the hell is going on half the time either. They address every problem with automation that shoots first and never asks questions.
     
  7. 418

    418 Expert #59

    I've found Amazon to be getting pricey compared to Ebay,

    Couple of years ago it was the other way around.

    YMMV.
     
  8. BigBird

    BigBird blah

    They said they don't have that prime extension option any longer. They gave me some cash back instead

    Sent from my smatrfone
     
  9. Wingnut

    Wingnut Well-Known Member

    Just want to note that is my birthday as well.
    She must be a totally cool and laid back sagittarius as well.
     
  10. Prospect

    Prospect Well-Known Member

    If there is anyone here familiar with the Resident Evil movie/game franchise, you will know what the Umbrella Corporation is.

    Amazon is on its way to becoming Umbrella, and I am not exaggerating one bit. The day will come when they will amass the same kind of power Umbrella does.
     
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  11. SPL170db

    SPL170db Trackday winner

    Wouldn't be entirely surprised by that.
     
  12. Motofun352

    Motofun352 Well-Known Member

    Ditto that Amazon is getting quite expensive....Years ago they were a deal, especially with free shipping on prime. I bought a 24k 5th wheel hitch that weighed over 100 lbs, got free shipping, 2 day delivery and about $300 cheaper than I could find else where. Now, prime is expensive and their products can easily be beat with minimal google searching....
     
  13. Sabre699

    Sabre699 One can short of a sixxer.

    Amazon delivery using USPS is revitalizing the service.
     
  14. SGVRider

    SGVRider Well-Known Member

    Not for long. They developed their own fulfillment network that doesn’t need any third party, at least in major urban areas.
     
  15. SGVRider

    SGVRider Well-Known Member

    Absolutely. Why do you think they picked the locations they did for “Headquarters 2”? They’re going to become the state.
     
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  16. cha0s#242

    cha0s#242 Justa Beeber

    Effing postal strike here, my Prime order is late by a week !!! I want the shit I ordered on Cyber Monday, mofos !
     
  17. John Branch

    John Branch The REAL92

    I know crazy is understatement. I bought heavy metal on Friday! And got it Sunday morning today at my front gate for 6.50$ :blart: 14DC8EC6-AB88-4680-8FB0-454D9BB9691D.jpeg
     
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  18. Exactly. We have one not too far away and even living in a small town in ne ga it’s nuts.
     
  19. I have 2 new super fancy custom life jackets hung up because of that.
     
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  20. Definitely need to be careful on some stuff but others I don’t bother checking and go for convenience with amazon.
     

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