Shout out for Amazon...great service and delivery

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Shout out for Amazon...great service and delivery

I’m still amazed how they get a product from one end of the country to the other, amalgamate it and ship it within days. The warehousing, tracking and shipping coordination is at a level that I thought would be almost impossible to achieve.

On Wednesday, I ordered 9 items, all different types of products, all “shipped by” Amazon, four different warehouses, over the Easter holidays, will be delivered on Monday. So they basically took one order, found it in their mutliple warehouses, shipped it out the next day, brought it into ONE warehouse, packed it and shipped it.

Yes, we can hate them for destroying ma and pa shops. We can hate them for dominating the market. But we can’t hate them for the impossibly great system they have perfected.

Kudos to their logistics people…..

(You hear that Chinese wannabes?)

Moses came from the mountaintop carrying a tablet. The Words were....WITH GREAT LUMENS COMES GREAT REPONSIBILITY.

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Moses came from the mountaintop carrying a tablet. The Words were....WITH GREAT LUMENS COMES GREAT REPONSIBILITY.

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Only 1.1million sqft huh? Wow, bet they can make it from their work stations to the cafeteria in time to eat lunch in peace!

The building I work in is 8.8M sqft, and that’s JUST the main building on the site excluding the few M sqft paint shop annex and the support buildings (I work for Honda).

Not sure you’re gonna get much support / love for Amazon here but while you’re at it, may as well help out their pagerank too… www.amazon.com

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The very big plants I’ve been in usually have multiple and spread out cafeterias and change areas. One had bikes for their managers and some personnel.

One doesn’t have to love a company to be amazed at it’s abilities.

I’ve actually never had a problem with them of any type….so far.

Moses came from the mountaintop carrying a tablet. The Words were....WITH GREAT LUMENS COMES GREAT REPONSIBILITY.

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I'm a big fan of Amazon.

When I cannot find professional reviews online, I frequently rely on Amazon customer reviews.

Once I find the product I want, I try to get it cheaper, but many times it's cheapest on Amazon.  :THUMBS-UP:

EDIT:  Plus I like their easy return policy.

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Yup, I love Amazon too. I’ve never had a problem they didn’t handle —and often quite generously. Sorry mom and pop, just the way it is.

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raccoon city wrote:

I’m a big fan of Amazon.


When I cannot find professional reviews online, I frequently rely on Amazon customer reviews.


Once I find the product I want, I try to get it cheaper, but many times it’s cheapest on Amazon.  alt=:" />


EDIT:  Plus I like their easy return policy.

Be careful about returns. They keep a record of EVERYTHING and if you are tagged as an abuser, they will cut you off.

I’ve kept cheap items even if I didn’t use them. It breaks even with a few 10 buck rewards for being late or shipping the wrong item.

One incident was interesting, I got an item three months late from China, money already refunded, tried to pay for it and they said…keep it for free. If it cost too much to process or return, they won’t bother.

Moses came from the mountaintop carrying a tablet. The Words were....WITH GREAT LUMENS COMES GREAT REPONSIBILITY.

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I’ve returned/scrapped a few things (outdated by a year on 64 bags of white cheddar popcorn) butt I feel they/or other buyers should be informed as to bad descriptions/lies on items I bought. There are enough shills putting up prejudiced reviews. I paid for Prime and iffn they don’t live up to their promises then I’m gone. So I feel I got a right to return whatever doesn’t. I’ve only had to do it maybe 5 times in over 5 years.

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TrueRMS wrote:
Only 1.1million sqft huh? Wow, bet they can make it from their work stations to the cafeteria in time to eat lunch in peace!

The building I work in is 8.8M sqft, and that’s JUST the main building on the site excluding the few M sqft paint shop annex and the support buildings (I work for Honda).

Amazon has 75 of those fulfillment centers, 25 sort centers and employ 125,000 people. And thats just N. America

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Spartan wrote:

Be careful about returns. They keep a record of EVERYTHING and if you are tagged as an abuser, they will cut you off.

I have a hard time hiding my skepticism about this.

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koziy wrote:
Spartan wrote:

Be careful about returns. They keep a record of EVERYTHING and if you are tagged as an abuser, they will cut you off.

I have a hard time hiding my skepticism about this.

I tell no lies……mostly.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2018/05/23/amazon-bans-c...

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I have a love-hate relationship with Amazon.

I love the ease of ordering, the vast array of merchandise, the usually low prices, their customer support (has always been good to me), the easy returns (not too many since the first order made in 1999), the fast shipping. the accuracy of order filling, …

I hate the reports I read about worker pay and conditions. I also hate what I see in general regarding the widening gap between what the average corporate worker gets in wages earned and what goes to the CEO.

Bit of a dilemma at times.

987 orders; orders, not items. Facepalm

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They are great usually. After many issue free orders, I had one mix up that their automated system could not handle. Had to actually talk to someone. Terrible experience with a person that did not speak English well and could not understand the problem at hand. Took forever on the phone and still they didn’t get it. I was very surprised that such an efficient company otherwise broke down when verbal communication was involved.

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raccoon city wrote:

I’m a big fan of Amazon.


When I cannot find professional reviews online, I frequently rely on Amazon customer reviews.


Once I find the product I want, I try to get it cheaper, but many times it’s cheapest on Amazon.  alt=:" />


EDIT:  Plus I like their easy return policy.


Amazon is the last place I would look for reliable reviews.
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Yeah.

Amazon’s reviews are trash.

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Amazon reviews can be a con…or any one of us with honest opinions.

I have done plenty of reviews but no manufacturer will kiss me for them. Any real review must include pros and cons.

I reviewed the Thorfire Q8, sang it’s praises but also wrote that if you don’t spend a bit of time learning about li-ion, don’t buy it. Period.

No suprise that i always look for reviews that look legitimate through use and understanding the product. Including the negative.

Moses came from the mountaintop carrying a tablet. The Words were....WITH GREAT LUMENS COMES GREAT REPONSIBILITY.

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According to the news, about 30% of Amazon reviews are fake, while about 50% are fake on Walmart's website.

For Amazon, there's these sites that I find very useful:

https://reviewmeta.com/

https://www.fakespot.com/

I know that not every review on Amazon can be trusted, but I usually read a lot of reviews to find the pros and cons of whatever I'm researching.

I have relied on Amazon reviews for years, and I am a very happy customer.

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Which retail website has more reviews, and more reliable customer reviews?