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Amazing delivery by Amazon
« on: June 27, 2020, 10:31:26 AM »
During the lock down I have ordered a few things via Amazon. They have stated that they are prioritising medical supplies and the like and non 'urgent' items seem to take about a week for dispatch. Last night, at 2159hrs I ordered a set of Rik Wakeman CD's. At 0303hrs this morning, an email arrived stating that the CD's had been dispatched! I have just received an email stating that they have been delivered - that is less than twelve and a half hours!  :o. (I have had to use a UK forwarding address as they could not be delivered to Ireland, so I will probably have to wait another week now  :().
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Re: Amazing delivery by Amazon
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2020, 10:40:45 AM »
They have stated that they are prioritising medical supplies and the like and non 'urgent' items seem to take about a week for dispatch. Last night, at 2159hrs I ordered a set of Rik Wakeman CD's.
Some might say they are "medical supplies" - one of his piano solos has the same effect as the best anaesthetics...  ;)

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Re: Amazing delivery by Amazon
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2020, 01:10:29 PM »
Early on in the pandemic Prime was 2-3 days instead of the usual next day, but I have to say everything in the last couple of months has continued to be next day. For us that's usually about 4-5 in the afternoon, which is fine, but I place 2-3 Amazon orders a week and they've all been spot on. Very impressed as always!

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Re: Amazing delivery by Amazon
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2020, 01:19:13 PM »
I should add that I have not used Prime- this was a normal delivery item.
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Re: Amazing delivery by Amazon
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2020, 01:35:33 PM »
Haven't noticed any difference with my Prime deliveries, all of them have been next day and the Amazon couriers have been spot on. Very impressed.
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Re: Amazing delivery by Amazon
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2020, 02:12:42 PM »
They're definitely slower during the pandemic - we're having to make do with next day delivery instead of same day  ;D We do live only a couple of miles from an Amazon warehouse/depot though.

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Re: Amazing delivery by Amazon
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2020, 04:24:51 PM »
Seems to be pretty much the same delivery times for me as it was before.  I don't use Prime.

Bit naughty today though, just had an email "parcel delivered, handed to recipient" so I looked outside and it was on the doorstep. There's been no knock at all since an RM parcel came earlier today.  Good job the weather is ok.
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Re: Amazing delivery by Amazon
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2020, 04:32:53 PM »
The most amazing delivery by Amazon that I'm aware of is the Opera House in Manaus.  :D

As there's not a lot of rock lying around there, pretty much all of it was shipped in from Europe.

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Re: Amazing delivery by Amazon
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2020, 05:18:53 PM »
I'm about 100miles from their big depot in Peterborough,  I've occasionally received stuff in 12 hours.  But the hold up is this end,  I'm the last area on route before they fall in the north sea.
So my order of drill bits a few minutes ago,  will arrive at the nearest sorting site about 40 miles away overnight,  be put on the van in the morning,  but won't reach here till around 16:00...

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Re: Amazing delivery by Amazon
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2020, 05:59:00 PM »
I ordered two tops for swmbo they arrived bang on time the next day, but I am still waiting for a baseboard cap ordered the day before. Before you ask I lost my old cap while out walking, I must have taken it off put it down and then walked off ?.
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Re: Amazing delivery by Amazon
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2020, 05:59:52 PM »
If I order in the morning, sometimes I can get things the same day...

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Re: Amazing delivery by Amazon
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2020, 02:17:03 PM »
My wife appears to have a deal with Amazon where we become a remote stockholding point for them. We have a daily top up of stuff from the regular and very affable delivery driver. Told me he is earning loads more during the recent "lockdown".
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