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Old 03-15-2014, 02:00 PM   #61
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When you group things together in order to qualify for the free shipping, do you find yourself buying things you weren't thinking of just to get the free shipping? If so, then that kinda defeats the purpose...........
Yea, but not $99 worth a year. Like you, I try to buy things I'm sure I'll use eventually.
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Old 03-29-2014, 02:17 PM   #62
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whoa--I ordered a book from Amazon yesterday afternoon. Last night I got an email that it had shipped (Prime), to arrive Monday as expected.

Today around noon I see a regular ol' Toyota Prius pull up in front of my house. I hear a plunk on the front doorstep.

It's the book--less than 24 hours since I ordered it. And delivered by some contractor in a Prius? On a Saturday?

I live in the bay area, so maybe that's where they're moving toward same day delivery? Not sure where their warehouse is--the envelope has the usual North Las Vegas address--where everything has shipped until they had to start charging sales tax in CA and are building more fulfillment centers.

Regarding this thread, this is clearly something I could have waited a few more days for. But if Amazon is going to start delivering things within 24 hours, and on Saturdays, I'm going to get spoiled....
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Old 03-29-2014, 04:34 PM   #63
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whoa--I ordered a book from Amazon yesterday afternoon. Last night I got an email that it had shipped (Prime), to arrive Monday as expected.

Today around noon I see a regular ol' Toyota Prius pull up in front of my house. I hear a plunk on the front doorstep.

It's the book--less than 24 hours since I ordered it. And delivered by some contractor in a Prius? On a Saturday?

I live in the bay area, so maybe that's where they're moving toward same day delivery? Not sure where their warehouse is--the envelope has the usual North Las Vegas address--where everything has shipped until they had to start charging sales tax in CA and are building more fulfillment centers.

Regarding this thread, this is clearly something I could have waited a few more days for. But if Amazon is going to start delivering things within 24 hours, and on Saturdays, I'm going to get spoiled....
Wow, that's excellent! It does sound like your location is helpful. I seldom if ever get orders in less than 2 business days with Amazon Prime, so even a Monday delivery would have been a day earlier than I would have expected if I ordered something on a Friday afternoon.
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I think I might have mentioned it before, but I got a car part for my old pickup on a Monday that I ordered on Saturday. That's pretty good considering the place is so far up in the mountains the the post office doesn't deliver up there at all. The $99 is well worth it. It costs me close to $10 in gas to go in to town and back in the pickup and pretty well kills the whole day.
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I think I might have mentioned it before, but I got a car part for my old pickup on a Monday that I ordered on Saturday. That's pretty good considering the place is so far up in the mountains the the post office doesn't deliver up there at all. The $99 is well worth it. It costs me close to $10 in gas to go in to town and back in the pickup and pretty well kills the whole day.
Exactly, and there are plenty of ways to save more money than that in a year. For me, dropping cable TV comes to mind, as well as dropping my landline; I doubt i would miss either but just haven't gotten around to TCOB.
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