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kenny1999 09-02-2019 08:45 AM

Why Amazon often takes a few days before it ships out
 
I ve been purchasing on Amazon for years but looks like they don't like to ship out the products the second day after placing the order, the quickest was 3 days, the longest was a week, before they actually ship out. I am not buying something running out of stock or "only a few left", fastest delivery shown is often the next day, but they often do not ship out the next day. Is it because I choose free shipping over $25 so they like to intentionally ship it out later in hope of you purchasing their 2-day free delivery service or something like subscription?
I always combine $25 enough and don't pay shipping cost and always "No thanks" to any free trial.

CWS4322 09-02-2019 09:31 AM

I haven't had that experience. I order my Mom's briefs through Amazon. I ordered the last case on Tuesday last week around 4 p.m. They were here Wednesday before 5:00. I was expecting them on Friday. I was pretty impressed by that given that my parents live in the back-of-beyond in Northern MN.

bbqcoder 09-02-2019 09:47 AM

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Originally Posted by kenny1999 (Post 1603550)
Is it because I choose free shipping over $25 so they like to intentionally ship it out later in hope of you purchasing their 2-day free delivery service or something like subscription?
I always combine $25 enough and don't pay shipping cost and always "No thanks" to any free trial.

Iím a Prime subscriber and always had things shipped promptly with a few rare exceptions. So yes, your choosing free shipping could be a factor.

I do watch the Prime video service so I think the subscription is worth it.

kenny1999 09-02-2019 10:40 AM

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Originally Posted by bbqcoder (Post 1603559)
Iím a Prime subscriber and always had things shipped promptly with a few rare exceptions. So yes, your choosing free shipping could be a factor.

I do watch the Prime video service so I think the subscription is worth it.

Is it $7.99 or $12.99 for a month? And free shipping of any prices ?

GotGarlic 09-02-2019 11:49 AM

We have an annual subscription. The fee for Amazon Prime is $119 per year or $12.99 per month. All orders include free shipping (unless you buy from a third-party seller - sometimes these are free, sometimes not), plus you get access to free movies and books.

kenny1999 09-02-2019 12:36 PM

OK $119 Annually is too expensive for me. Amazon earns enough. If $50 a year, I would have subscribed. I don't watch movies or listen to music. Nothing I purchase is urgent.

Andy M. 09-02-2019 12:45 PM

You can share a Prime membership. I donít know what the limit is on how many can share one account. With sharing, everyone gets free shipping but only the primary member gets all the other benefits.

bbqcoder 09-02-2019 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Andy M. (Post 1603576)
You can share a Prime membership.

It use to be the case you share Prime but now it is only with another adult in the same household.

Still, when you compare the cost of Netflix, Hulu, Prime is very reasonable. Having free shipping makes me order stuff from Amazon so I save time by not going to the store.

roadfix 09-02-2019 07:11 PM

Why Amazon often takes a few days before it ships out
 
The amount of stuff I order on Amazon and the time not spent going to stores are definitely worth the price of Prime.
Iím part time caregiver of both my mother and stepmother and if theyíre close to running out of essentials I can have most items shipped out to them immediately. They live an hour away from me so this is a huge convenience to have items at their doorstep within 2 days, and often the very next day.
Before Prime free shipping items often took several days, while some were delivered in 2 days if the items came directly from the local Amazon warehouse.

CWS4322 09-02-2019 07:17 PM

I had prime, but I couldn't justify renewing it. For the most part, I order my Mom's briefs every 6 weeks. The company ships them free and the time it takes for them to arrive is within 24-48 hours.

kenny1999 09-02-2019 08:04 PM

Anyone wants to share Prime with me? I can pay $50 for a year

roadfix 09-02-2019 09:19 PM

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Originally Posted by kenny1999 (Post 1603626)
Anyone wants to share Prime with me? I can pay $50 for a year



Are you international?

jennyema 09-02-2019 09:41 PM

Iím Prime.

Most of my orders arrive in a day or two. Once it arrived later the same day :rofl:

kenny1999 09-03-2019 12:54 AM

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Originally Posted by roadfix (Post 1603640)
Are you international?

Yes, but I have an address in USA where they help me get package and ship to me.

roadfix 09-04-2019 06:07 PM

While we're on the subject of Amazon delivery their delivery system often puzzles me.
Just this afternoon I'm tracking their delivery van on my laptop for my package to arrive and after circling around my block making several deliveries the van parks at the corner from my business, 25 feet away, and proceeds to deliver several packages. The tracking says "you're next" so I'm anxiously waiting for the guy to step into my shop with my package. But no, the next thing I know he drives off and my tracking info suddenly changes to "delayed, on the way, but it may be late" . This usually means I'll get it the next day as this has happened on numerous occasions. WTH??

Andy M. 09-04-2019 06:11 PM

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Originally Posted by roadfix (Post 1603886)
While we're on the subject of Amazon delivery their delivery system often puzzles me.
Just this afternoon I'm tracking their delivery van on my laptop for my package to arrive and after circling around my block making several deliveries the van parks at the corner from my business, 25 feet away, and proceeds to deliver several packages. The tracking says "you're next" so I'm anxiously waiting for the guy to step into my shop with my package. But no, the next thing I know he drives off and my tracking info suddenly changes to "delayed, on the way, but it may be late" . This usually means I'll get it the next day as this has happened on numerous occasions. WTH??

Clearly, a sternly worded letter is called for.

PrincessFiona60 09-04-2019 06:52 PM

What drives me crazy are the panic e-mails that no one was at the post office to sign for the Amazon postal deliveries that were just shipped up on the same truck making door-to-door Amazon deliveries. Any driver, even a novice, could get their deliveries done well before the Post Office closing time of 4 PM. Lingle has a population of 470 people, why don't they hit the Post Office first? It's the most central building in the town...

roadfix 09-04-2019 07:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Andy M. (Post 1603889)
Clearly, a sternly worded letter is called for.

I wouldn't be surprised if my package (most likely a padded, letter sized envelope) was buried in the package rubble inside the van and the guy couldn't find it...??

Andy M. 09-04-2019 07:59 PM

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Originally Posted by roadfix (Post 1603909)
I wouldn't be surprised if my package (most likely a padded, letter sized envelope) was buried in the package rubble inside the van and the guy couldn't find it...??

Yeah, but his tablet should have told him you were next. The packages on the truck are arranged in delivery order on shelves.

dragnlaw 09-04-2019 08:21 PM

I had Prime for 2 months. Free shipping on my first order was great, less than a week.
My next order did not qualify for free shipping as it came from the supplier although I did get free shipping as it was over the required amount.

I cancelled it for the 3rd month. They also refunded me for the previous month when they saw I had not used it for 6 weeks.

I obviously don't buy enough from them to make it worth while. :rolleyes:


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