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1600
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Sep 20th, 2017 03:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Anyone notice the slowness lately? My last two orders have taken multiple days to ship after ordering. I don't have prime so I guess they are setting priorities but my last order on September 16 still has not shipped and my order before that in August did not ship for 6 days and then there were several delays after it shipped. Including one that was "out for delivery" that din't show up for three more days.

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Sep 20th, 2017 03:31 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Currently not a Prime Member, have been in the past. Until recently I got my items with the non-prime free shipping in 2-3 days....but sometimes lately it's been 2 weeks.
In my case it's usually some item like guitar strings. I have no use for Prime right now and don't want to spent $10 on shipping for a $20-30 string order...so I switched over to Reverb for string and pick orders. Someone there has what I'm looking for with free shipping.

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Sep 20th, 2017 03:46 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I am a Prime member and have noticed my shipping time decrease. When I would order something, I would usually see that it ships the next day, and receive it the day after. Lately, my items ship the same day, even if I order after the "cut-off" time, and sometimes I receive it the very next day. As much as I use Amazon, a Prime membership is a no-brainer, and it pays for itself rather quickly.

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Sep 20th, 2017 03:51 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

When a multi-state weather event occurs, it usually affects shipping on a national level.

Pinetree
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NW Pennsylvania

Sep 20th, 2017 03:52 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yeah, "shipping now" apparently means "shipping three days from now".




Te 52

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Sep 20th, 2017 04:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've had the opposite experience, at least with Prime. Several recent cases where I've ordered something near the end of the day and found it on the doorstep the next morning.

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Sep 20th, 2017 04:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I thought about the "weather event" but the order in August was before that. I also forgot that my wife had an order in August before the event with similar issues. It was broke down to three shipments which I understand if they are coming from 3rd party suppliers. it was four days from confirmation to shipment notification. Once shipped, all three were delayed from original schedule. One was supposedly "out for delivery" and then it said turned over to USPS and arrived two days later.

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Sep 20th, 2017 04:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm a Prime subscriber and haven't noticed a delay. Were you ordering directly from Amazon, something Fulfilled by Amazon or something from a partner?

Modbus

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Sep 20th, 2017 04:20 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"something from a partner" = shipped quickly

"directly from Amazon" = slow boats from China can do laps around Amazon's shipping

--and this is way before any hurricanes. Every since they introduced Prime, shipping has gotten slower, and it's gotten to the point I don't really order from them any more.

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Sep 20th, 2017 04:51 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have the opposite problem.....using Prime, I am finding I get free one-day shipping, sometimes free two-day. I feel guilty.

Ramblin Rhodes

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Sep 20th, 2017 05:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I am not a 'Prime' Member but have successfully ordered many times from Amazon before. On 9/10 I ordered (3) items from Amazon that were to be fulfilled by (3) different vendors. Today I got my package and (1) of the items was not included. There was no notification that the items would be shipped separately and the 'track your package' option on the website showed that all the items had been delivered. I have looked on the Amazon website for the ability to contact and inquire with no success with the exception of sending an e-mail to the vendor in 'question'.
Any of you have similar experiences..??

(This message was last edited by Ramblin Rhodes at 07:11 PM, Sep 20th, 2017)

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Sep 20th, 2017 05:50 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yup regular shipping has been horrific. Just took 2 weeks to get an order, by the time it arrived I forgot what I ordered.

I needed to buy something and get it quick, and signing up for another month of prime was cheaper than two day shipping for that order, so I'm back in the club for another month.

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Sep 20th, 2017 07:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

As a Prime member (more for the TV app than 2 day delivery), I'm extremely impressed with Prime shipping. It often gets here earlier than expected and I'm out in the boonies. With 3rd party vendors, unless they ship Prime, that's another story but hardly Amazon's fault. Prime is so worth it for TV and Music alone but add in the Library app and 2 day shipping, it's a heckuva deal compared to, say, one month's cable or satellite bill.

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Sep 20th, 2017 07:52 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

This may be the time I finally explore some of that stuff as opposed to just using the free shipping for a month. I’d like to find a justification for signing up permanently.

(This message was last edited by mfitz804 at 09:53 PM, Sep 20th, 2017)

reverendrob
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Sep 20th, 2017 08:53 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I don't order enough to justify it.

When I order from Amazon now, I *always* buy from a private seller as "fulfilled by" stuff takes 10 days+ for us plebians.

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Sep 20th, 2017 08:57 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

To me, it would be a major waste of money if they didn't offer the video. That, for me anyway, is worth the price of admission in and of itself. The music, books, and 2-day delivery on Prime listed stuff is a bonus.

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Sep 20th, 2017 10:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

now I find the cheap amazon branded stuff like cables only ship when you order $25 of other stuff and they piggy back on that order. They are up front about it. If you want the cheapo stuff you have to order more or pay a lot more for freight.

I needed HDMI-DVI cables and adapters. The amazon were 1/3 the price of others but would not ship alone so I have to get other stuff to get the value over $25

so yeah I kinda get the other stuff for free and they are upfront about it but if I only wanted cables and they were $1000 worth they would not ship without non amazon branded stuff worth $25. If you pay for shipping the cheapo stuff the freight is a lot more than normal

RicOkc

Nicoma Park, OK.

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Sep 21st, 2017 03:16 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Years ago if I ordered something it was filled that day or the next at the latest.

Now it has taken up to 5 days before it's shipped.

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Sep 21st, 2017 06:07 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I buy a lot of stuff on Amazon. Prime is a no-brainer for me. I depends on the warehouse it ships out of as to how fast I get stuff. It also depends heavily on the day of the week. Sometimes, I can order Friday and it's on my doorstep Sunday. Stuff ordered on Saturday is usually not going anywhere until Monday with a Tuesday receipt. I'd say they are easily 90% effective with the 2-Day Prime where I live. Expecting 100% performance is probably not very realistic because we all know, stuff happens.

MLC

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Sep 21st, 2017 06:35 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I do a lot of shopping on Amazon and have been a Prime member for years, now.
I haven't noticed any added delays in shipping.

A while back, they did change the way they ship - they apparently send shipments to local Post Offices and USPS delivers to your door. Before that, everything came off the brown truck.
Initially, this led to an extra day on the "2 day shipping" but it seems they have accounted for that and those delays are gone.

If all Prime got me was the faster shipping, I probably wouldn't do it - I'm not usually in that big a hurry. But with the audio and video streaming features, it's well worth it, to me.

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