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    are we still bitching about that?

    this is the tale of two orders, both placed on May 29.
    One was on ebay, direct from hong kong.
    One was amazon, for a milwaukee m18 battery, in stock, fulfilled by amazon, prime.

    My lights from hong kong arrived yesterday, after traveling the world in like 3 fucking days and being passed through customs.

    My battery still isn't here, and didn't even fucking leave amazon's warehouse until june 4. Supposed to be delivered today, but tracking shows it just showed up at the regional warehouse this morning at 9am, so it's not on a delivery truck.

    WTF amazon.
    Penguins can't fly, I can't fly, therefore I am a penguin.

    #2
    Lately they have been sending everything via the PO not sure why most of it is carried by UPS to the post office, they can't be saving anymoney by making me drive to town to pick it up.

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      #3
      I think we're finally seeing the effective capacity limits of amazon.

      UPS around here have been using contractors (personal vehicles, etc).

      Had two packages scheduled for delivery on the same day, both trackings said 'out for delivery'. Saw the delivery guy drive past my house 4x, and delivered item #1 at 9:45pm. The second item showed up at 8:00pm the next day. "Horribly inefficient" is an understatement.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Rerock View Post
        I think we're finally seeing the effective capacity limits of amazon.

        UPS around here have been using contractors (personal vehicles, etc).

        Had two packages scheduled for delivery on the same day, both trackings said 'out for delivery'. Saw the delivery guy drive past my house 4x, and delivered item #1 at 9:45pm. The second item showed up at 8:00pm the next day. "Horribly inefficient" is an understatement.
        I saw a uhaul truck with a vinyl "fedex ground" stuck to the door the other day.

        I'm not even mad about the shipping.
        I'm mad that it took 5 business days to even leave the amazon warehouse.

        Penguins can't fly, I can't fly, therefore I am a penguin.

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          #5
          I work on both UPS and FedEx Ground vehicles and both companies use a quite a few leased vans from Uhaul and Penske, especially the Christmas rush time.

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            #6
            My wife ordered some TP at the beginning of the panic. Three boxes. Turned out it was from China and tiny rolls.

            First box turned up in a month and a half. The other two trickled in couple weeks apart later. All three look like they were ran through a rock tumbler

            Last box was delivered by an unmarked Crown Vic driven by an older white guy. Thought I was going to get served or something.

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              #7
              My UPS guy says he likes the Penske rental truck, it has A/C and rides much better than the UPS truck, considering some of the ranch roads he has to go down that is a big plus

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                #8
                Originally posted by shortbus4x4 View Post
                I work on both UPS and FedEx Ground vehicles and both companies use a quite a few leased vans from Uhaul and Penske, especially the Christmas rush time.
                I came here to say this. I work for Penske as a supervisor in the maintenance department. All of the big package handling companies rent extra vehicles from all of the truck rental companies during busy seasons, so that's probably why you saw the u haul.

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                  #9
                  Amazon prime next day was great, but not so much now. Ebay has advantages in buying from the little guy at times, plus it seems for me to be much easier to search.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by V6TOY4X View Post
                    Amazon prime next day was great, but not so much now. Ebay has advantages in buying from the little guy at times, plus it seems for me to be much easier to search.
                    Prime was worth the money when the shipping was actually fast. Now it sucks balls, and honestly thier streaming service kinda sucks too. Not sure we would renew prime, even though we constantly order from there.

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                      #11
                      Ordered some soft shackles yesterday.

                      Confirmation EMail today says it will ship between July 30th to August 5th...๐Ÿ™„

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Mr Stubs View Post
                        Ordered some soft shackles yesterday.

                        Confirmation EMail today says it will ship between July 30th to August 5th...๐Ÿ™„
                        Fawk that noise , cancel , but that's just me.

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                          #13
                          My wife ordered a new grill burner yesterday afternoon when we couldn't find one locally. I installed the new one about an hour ago.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Poriggity View Post

                            Prime was worth the money when the shipping was actually fast. Now it sucks balls, and honestly thier streaming service kinda sucks too. Not sure we would renew prime, even though we constantly order from there.
                            Right now it seems like a dice roll. Sought after stuff is the thing likely to be delayed. Mostly my experience is the delivery time estimates are doubled but things are coming much faster, at least locally. The monitor I ordered on Wednesday was here on Friday even though they said it was going to take till Monday.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by shortbus4x4 View Post
                              I work on both UPS and FedEx Ground vehicles and both companies use a quite a few leased vans from Uhaul and Penske, especially the Christmas rush time.
                              Brown Santa van that runs around up here has all terrains and maybe 4wd., The thing sounds like its got a big healthy gasser in it. What motor do they put in those things.

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