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

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  1. Jan 12, 2014 #41 of 168
    dualsub2006

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    Here's an example of what keeps me as a Prime subscriber.

    Last night around 8, I ordered a Limeade battery pack and one of their dual port wall chargers with some of my Discover cash back money.

    It's coming tomorrow.

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  2. Jan 12, 2014 #42 of 168
    Lord Vader

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    Subscribe & Save is less expensive on ALL the 15+ items to which I'm currently subscribed. I have found that with the discount, I am saving money over purchasing these items at the store.

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  3. Jan 12, 2014 #43 of 168
    fluffybear

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    Can not agree with you on that! As someone who has purchased all of those items int he last 6 months, I could have saved a little by shopping a big box.
    With Subscribe and Save, you do save but subscribe and save is not a Prime service and one should NOT be expecting their items in 2 days.
     
  4. Jan 12, 2014 #44 of 168
    dualsub2006

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    For me, the price of going to a big box isn't just about the price. It's also about distance, as gas isn't free. And its also about how annoying I find the people at that store.

    I price check items before I buy, and the convenience of Amazon usually wins.
     
  5. Jan 12, 2014 #45 of 168
    fluffybear

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    and this is typically why I like to purchase Amazon as well
     
  6. Jan 12, 2014 #46 of 168
    Lord Vader

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    Many Subscribe & Save items are, in fact, Prime items and are delivered in 2 days. I know I get mine in that time.

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  7. Jan 12, 2014 #47 of 168
    fluffybear

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    Just because you get an item in 2 days does not mean you got it PRIME.

    Subscribe and Save is not a Prime benefit and IS NOT subject to the 2 day delivery guarantee. If you get your subscribe and save items in 2 days, that's great but you don't have to pay $80 a year to get that.

    From Amazon:

     
  8. Jan 12, 2014 #48 of 168
    Lord Vader

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    The delivery delays to which this thread alludes are for my regular items I order. I never meant to include Subscribe & Save items in this situation. I just want to make that clear.

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  9. Jan 12, 2014 #49 of 168
    James Long

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    Perhaps "your local economy will appreciate that". Yes, the store is often owned by some national or regional company with headquarters that are not local. But the people working that store are from my community. My purchase there puts some money into a local person's pocket ... and they, just like me, will pull that money out of their pocket and spend it. Some of their purchases are probably going to be non-local ... but by putting money in a local person's pocket there is a greater chance that the money will be spent locally. There is practically no chance money sent to a merchant that is not local will be spent locally (except for the FedEx/UPS/USPS employees).

    I will shop online for stuff that cannot be bought locally (there is only so much shelf space in the stores). Otherwise, I shop local.
     
  10. Jan 12, 2014 #50 of 168
    fluffybear

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    FYI:

    From Amazon Prime Terms & Conditions (Dated June 10, 2013):


     
  11. Jan 12, 2014 #51 of 168
    Drucifer

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    I have had only one issue with Amazon 2-Day and that was just recently. They even screwed up the credit I was supposed to receive for their week long delay in the 2-Day.
     
  12. Jan 12, 2014 #52 of 168
    Lord Vader

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    That would appear to be in direct contradiction to their statement that says, "guaranteed 2-day delivery on millions of items."

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  13. Jan 12, 2014 #53 of 168
    fluffybear

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    Where does it say Guaranteed 2-day shipping? I see FREE 2-day shipping but can not seem to locate guaranteed 2-day..
     
  14. Jan 12, 2014 #54 of 168
    TheRatPatrol

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    Again I have to ask what I posted in the other thread:

     
  15. Jan 12, 2014 #55 of 168
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    They can't guarantee two days with no exceptions, things out of their control like weather, etc.

    My wife placed an order on Friday, mailman just showed up with the package.
     
  16. Jan 12, 2014 #56 of 168
    longrider

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    +1

    I have always been a firm believer in supporting local business and while I agree that even a national business has local employees, local services, etc I still try whenever possible to support true locally owned businesses. Out of curiosity I checked my Amazon purchase history and excluding Kindle purchases (which are not reported in your purchase history) I have averaged 2 to 3 purchases a year from Amazon. I have bought from other sites but that is rarely more than once a year
     
  17. Jan 12, 2014 #57 of 168
    SayWhat?

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    That's where you keep confusing the advertising from the legal terms and conditions, aka contract.
     
  18. Jan 12, 2014 #58 of 168
    Lord Vader

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    I understand that, and I have no complaints about that. My complaint is about the 2-day delivery guarantee going by the wayside because the items are shipped via a method that can't get them to their destination in 2 days. Amazon should tell UPS that if they want their business, they can't deliver 2-day packages via Surepost, because that delays things by 1 to 3 days or more.
     
  19. Jan 12, 2014 #59 of 168
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    Amazon shippers are the responsible party for selecting the shipping method. UPS uses the method that was selected so Amazon is 100% at fault for the missed date.
     
  20. Jan 12, 2014 #60 of 168
    fluffybear

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    from UPS:

     

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