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Offline CagedFeral

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Re: Amazon.com
« Reply #90 on: February 11, 2017, 05:02:42 AM »
Yes. I usually only have 2-3 items on there. Only 2 now, as they can't seem to get the aspirin restocked

Yes, seems like some things are hit & miss on there. My wife wants Mrs Myers cleaning products but it's not always in stock for subscribe & save.
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Re: Amazon.com
« Reply #91 on: February 11, 2017, 06:28:32 AM »
I was just putting together my first pantry order yesterday.  In addition to the free 2 day shipping, if you instead pick the economy shipping (arrives in a week) you will get a $5 credit to pantry.  If I don't need it in 2 days, like gifts for my daughters bday next month, I'll take the $5 credit.

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Re: Amazon.com
« Reply #92 on: February 11, 2017, 07:53:38 PM »
I've got a shipping credit, and need to use it before it evaporates.
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Re: Amazon.com
« Reply #93 on: February 11, 2017, 10:48:41 PM »
I do not shop amazon often, as I just dont shop anywhere often. But, I have noticed this, don't know if this is happening to others; 3 times in the last 5 months I have ordered items from someone scamming. So, no item ever sent. The first time was the hardest as it was for a textbook and my daughter was counting on it for school, and by the time we realized it wasnt going to show, the other used ones were bought out. So, had to spend more money for a more expensive than average used text, and then priority shipping.

I do not have prime as I dont order enough.

All 3 times, Amazon did refund our money, but I wonder if this is getting worse as I had never had it happen at all until last August.

I also wonder if these scammers actually get money out of the deal, I had thought that Amazon didnt pay until order received, but maybe that is not so.
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Re: Amazon.com
« Reply #94 on: February 12, 2017, 09:41:26 AM »
First Ive heard of the scamming MM. I don't know.
Most of my orders are Amazon, or sometimes 2nd party sellers which Amazon handles.
I seldom ever buy from the third party sellers because of the shipping costs.
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Re: Amazon.com
« Reply #95 on: February 12, 2017, 11:26:13 AM »
First Ive heard of the scamming MM. I don't know.
Most of my orders are Amazon, or sometimes 2nd party sellers which Amazon handles.
I seldom ever buy from the third party sellers because of the shipping costs.

Maybe we were just unlucky. They did refund. I do get quite alot here fine, although I do not order as much as some here. Shipping costs are a big deal to us, so I either wait until I have the minimum amount to get free shipping, or the item is a good price with shipping, like the text books, they are never part of group shipping, but an Amazon owned new textbook is much more expensive, even with shipping on the others. I have also sold quite a few textbooks on Amazon.
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Re: Amazon.com
« Reply #96 on: February 12, 2017, 11:32:18 AM »
I have had problem with China sellers shipping on 5 occasions and Amazon A to Z Guarantee took care of the money refund without question.
May be a common problem with some countries or sellers.
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Re: Amazon.com
« Reply #97 on: February 12, 2017, 11:42:49 AM »
I have had problem with China sellers shipping on 5 occasions and Amazon A to Z Guarantee took care of the money refund without question.
May be a common problem with some countries or sellers.


Me to, all China sellers. I try to find items "fulfilled be amazon"

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Re: Amazon.com
« Reply #98 on: February 12, 2017, 11:51:13 AM »
I've never had a problem with something not shipping, and I order a lot of stuff from them.


I've only once not gotten what I ordered, and in that case, they sent me the workbook instead of the book.  After double checking that it wasn't my fault, I went to process the return so I could get the one I really needed.  They gave me the packing slip to return it, then almost immediately sent me an email basically saying, "You know what?  We screwed up.  Just keep the workbook and we're overnighting the correct one."


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« Reply #99 on: February 12, 2017, 12:06:47 PM »
Yes they go overboard to take care of you. At least they have for me.
On those canning flats, I was on chat with them about 30 minutes getting it straightened out, and I was dealing with a foreigner I believe on the other end. Once I got him to understand what had happened, all things were taken care of almost immediately. 
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Re: Amazon.com
« Reply #100 on: February 12, 2017, 12:41:15 PM »
Anybody else noticed a change with Amazon's previously very generous return process in the last few weeks?  For the last couple years UPS would come by my house for pickup at no charge, now it looks like the buyer has to take the return to a UPS location, and in some circumstances actually pay for the shipping, or to an Amazon Locker. I maybe do three or four returns per year, so it's not really a game changer, plus from a business perspective it's totally understandable, but it's taken a bit of the shine off of the Amazon experience for me.
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Re: Amazon.com
« Reply #101 on: February 12, 2017, 12:56:15 PM »
Anybody else noticed a change with Amazon's previously very generous return process in the last few weeks?  For the last couple years UPS would come by my house for pickup at no charge, now it looks like the buyer has to take the return to a UPS location, and in some circumstances actually pay for the shipping, or to an Amazon Locker. I maybe do three or four returns per year, so it's not really a game changer, plus from a business perspective it's totally understandable, but it's taken a bit of the shine off of the Amazon experience for me.


Last time I had a return (back around Christmas), then they paid for shipping and I had to return it to a UPS location or pay something to have it picked up (I think).  Since the UPS store is right next to the grocery store, it wasn't a huge deal to me.

They refunded the purchase price even before I dropped it off there, though they said it might take a few days after they received it.

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Re: Amazon.com
« Reply #102 on: February 12, 2017, 01:52:37 PM »
I did one return eon's ago. Nothing lately
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Re: Amazon.com
« Reply #103 on: February 13, 2017, 05:12:08 AM »
Anybody else noticed a change with Amazon's previously very generous return process in the last few weeks?  For the last couple years UPS would come by my house for pickup at no charge, now it looks like the buyer has to take the return to a UPS location, and in some circumstances actually pay for the shipping, or to an Amazon Locker. I maybe do three or four returns per year, so it's not really a game changer, plus from a business perspective it's totally understandable, but it's taken a bit of the shine off of the Amazon experience for me.

I hope that's not true. I've only made one return about  8 months ago. It could not have been more easy. I left it on the porch and someone picked it up with no charge. The shine will fade if I need to jump hoops for a return.
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Re: Amazon.com
« Reply #104 on: February 13, 2017, 05:24:29 AM »
I have found it more depends on the reason for return:

I ordered the wrong thing...you pay
Wife did not like the color....you pay
Item not as advertised .......they pay

Though over the last few months ,most often ,items ordered and shipped from China simply don't arrive and I get immediate credit
though after the item does not arrive ,often 6 weeks of being separated from some of my cash has me somewhat disturbed.
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Re: Amazon.com
« Reply #105 on: February 16, 2017, 05:26:10 AM »
I guess I never noticed the return thing since I pick up all my mail at a ups store, so returns have always been as easy as picking up my mail. All this talk about people stealing Amazon items off of porches isn't a problem when it's behind the counter at the store. I started using a commercial PO box because I was never home for deliveries, but it's saved me from having to forward my mail with two separate moves and is in the same parking lot as the grocery store I hit on the way home anyway.

I continue to be impressed at the convenience of Amazon and the sheer number of products available at the best price. Prime is not only a money saver on shipping, it's where I watch some of my favorite movies and tv shows. I'm hooked.

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Re: Amazon.com
« Reply #106 on: February 16, 2017, 09:12:23 AM »
I guess I never noticed the return thing since I pick up all my mail at a ups store, so returns have always been as easy as picking up my mail. All this talk about people stealing Amazon items off of porches isn't a problem when it's behind the counter at the store. I started using a commercial PO box because I was never home for deliveries, but it's saved me from having to forward my mail with two separate moves and is in the same parking lot as the grocery store I hit on the way home anyway.

Now they have Amazon Locker, which is pretty cool.  There are at least a few on my way home from work.  I don't think it works for really large items, but they deliver it to a locker connected to something like a grocery store, then send you a code so you can open the locker.  The only drawbacks I can see are that it won't fit very large items (like the cargo cover Jay just ordered - about 8" x 8" x 6 feet) and if you don't pick it up within three days they send it back.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201530900


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Re: Amazon.com
« Reply #107 on: February 16, 2017, 09:16:30 AM »
Now they have Amazon Locker, which is pretty cool.  There are at least a few on my way home from work.  I don't think it works for really large items, but they deliver it to a locker connected to something like a grocery store, then send you a code so you can open the locker.  The only drawbacks I can see are that it won't fit very large items (like the cargo cover Jay just ordered - about 8" x 8" x 6 feet) and if you don't pick it up within three days they send it back.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201530900

As I live deep inside Amazon territory, I'm local to many of the lockers.  Though I have never used them, if I lived in a more dense residential area I might.

We also have the delivery drones in beta test nearby.  It's only a matter of time before Bubba figures out the ideal shotshell and choke combination for hunting drone.

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Re: Amazon.com
« Reply #108 on: February 16, 2017, 09:24:51 AM »

We also have the delivery drones in beta test nearby.  It's only a matter of time before Bubba figures out the ideal shotshell and choke combination for hunting drone.

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Re: Amazon.com
« Reply #109 on: February 16, 2017, 09:28:08 AM »
As I live deep inside Amazon territory, I'm local to many of the lockers.  Though I have never used them, if I lived in a more dense residential area I might.

We also have the delivery drones in beta test nearby.  It's only a matter of time before Bubba figures out the ideal shotshell and choke combination for hunting drone.

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Re: Amazon.com
« Reply #110 on: February 16, 2017, 09:29:28 AM »
I have the US Postal Service delivering Amazon orders to me on Sunday all the time.
Same here.  Unfortunately 6 of the 8 times I've ordered and it was delivered on Sunday, it was not delivered to my house.  It was delivered to my neighbor's house instead.  We have a shared driveway and they don't use the regular drivers for Sunday delivery.
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Re: Amazon.com
« Reply #111 on: February 16, 2017, 09:43:05 AM »


My next order contains toilet paper, Q-tips and zip-lock sandwhich bags.    LOL