Is anyone having problems with Amazon's Prime Membership 2-day delivery?

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  1. Jan 12, 2014 #21 of 168
    Blurayfan

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    In my case I complained to Amazon about having to pay the upgrade fee to get the packages delivered on time. The customer reps refunded $4.00 to my orders to cover the upgrade.
     
  2. Jan 12, 2014 #22 of 168
    Lord Vader

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    Sounds like a sensible response, but if I'm getting several packages late, I'd be calling Amazon quite often to obtain these refunds/credits.

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  3. Jan 12, 2014 #23 of 168
    Mark Holtz

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    Guaranteed Accelerated Delivery Fine Print. You will want to point to the actual Amazon URL when chatting with the rep.

    The shipping is always the killer when it comes to main order/online ordering, so the Amazon Prime pays itself off for me by not having that minimum $35 order. The free ebook per month and the Amazon Prime videos are just gravy. That's how I justify it.
     
  4. Jan 12, 2014 #24 of 168
    Lord Vader

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    Thank you very much for that information. I had been searching for something like that but didn't find it--probably due to poor search parameters or something. I definitely qualify based on the conditions specified in that link.
     
  5. Jan 12, 2014 #25 of 168
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    I've had some recent issues, as well. My last two items were ordered on December 31, 2013 and delivered on Wednesday, January 8, 2014.
     
  6. Jan 12, 2014 #26 of 168
    sigma1914

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    Wow that was easy. I just did an online chat after that post...
    *********** were my order numbers
     
  7. Jan 12, 2014 #27 of 168
    Mark Holtz

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    :righton:
     
  8. Jan 12, 2014 #28 of 168
    SayWhat?

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    So cancel Prime. It's really not a big deal. Certainly not something one should let eat at them.
     
  9. Jan 12, 2014 #29 of 168
    SayWhat?

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    You're far too focused on an advertising gimmick.

    You need to relax more. Might I suggest one of those future orders be Prozac?
     
  10. Jan 12, 2014 #30 of 168
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    It's not a gimmick, its their life blood. Every store around me will price match Amazon these days. If Amazon stops delivering 2 day packages to me in 2 days, I'll get off of my fat backside and drive down the hill.

    Before everyone started price matching, Amazon Prime was a no-brainer. Now, I'll wait 2 days for most things, but 4-5? No.
     
  11. Jan 12, 2014 #31 of 168
    SayWhat?

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    Your local merchants will appreciate that.

    If I ever NEED anything in a day or two, I go to a local store. When I order off the web, I don't expect it to arrive in less than two weeks. If it does, fine,
     
  12. Jan 12, 2014 #32 of 168
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    I have been an Amazon Prime subscriber since it's inception and have had a few issues with late deliveries but more than not I tend to find my packages arriving sooner than expected. I ordered something just this past Friday afternoon and was told not to expect it until Tuesday but yet I found it on my door yesterday.
     
  13. Jan 12, 2014 #33 of 168
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    These aren't local merchants, they're national chains that employ local people.

    Amazon ships me most of my things from warehouses located in my state, and one is about 20 minutes from my house. They ship me very few items from that one, but I count that as employing local people too.
     
  14. Jan 12, 2014 #34 of 168
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    I don't know what you are buying but I typically find Amazon NOT to be the cheapest.
     
  15. Jan 12, 2014 #35 of 168
    Lord Vader

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    I often find them to be less expensive, and ordering from them eliminates the hassle of fighting the crowds of idiots at the stores (not to mention the unbelievably horrible traffic in this a@@ backward metro area).

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  16. Jan 12, 2014 #36 of 168
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    I have had some issues as well with the post method. Another issue I have is even if prime eligible, it sometimes takes a couple of days or more to process the order and the two days ends up being 4-5 or more. I HATE that because until the order ships, you have no idea! I understand if I order on a weekend, but on Monday through Thursday????
     
  17. Jan 12, 2014 #37 of 168
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    Video games, all sorts of electronics, water filters, diapers, butt wipes, light bulbs and on and on.

    I don't buy everything from them, and depending on how far I'd have to drive to buy at retail, they don't have to be the cheapest.
     
  18. Jan 12, 2014 #38 of 168
    Davenlr

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    I normally dont like it when they use Surepost...but I had my last package delivered on Saturday, in the middle of an ice storm, by a postal employee driving his personal 4x4. UPS wasnt even running their trucks due to the weather. The guaranteed delivery date for my package was the following Monday. No complaints there.

    In the two years I have been a prime member, only one package has arrived late, by one day.
     
  19. Jan 12, 2014 #39 of 168
    Lord Vader

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    I also use their Subscribe & Save service. I have at least 15 items that are delivered on a regular basis every 1, 2, 3, or 6 months, and with the discounts, I find that I'm saving a good deal of money.

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  20. Jan 12, 2014 #40 of 168
    SayWhat?

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    I find general products to be less costly sometimes, but not always. For me, ordering from any website is more about selection and convenience than price. Where I live, stores don't always carry things I need or are too far away.

    Subscribe and Save however is usually more expensive, even with the 15% discount. I can almost always beat those prices.
     

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