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Old 12-01-2013, 05:54 PM   #1
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Amazon delivery on Sunday

I ordered some kitchen gadgets from Amazon yesterday afternoon, thinking they would get here on Tuesday or Wednesday based on my second day free shipping from being a Prime member. But today my US Post Office person dropped off the gadgets in my mailbox. Amazing! Who would have expected to order something from Amazon on Saturday and receive it on Sunday, and not pay anything for shipping (beyond the $79 annual Prime membership).

I think Amazon is a game changer. I can't imagine buying anything in brick and mortar stores if Amazon makes it that easy. I don't get excited that easily, but this was just awesome!
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Next stop, 24/365 delivery.
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Old 12-01-2013, 05:58 PM   #3
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How cool! I have Amazon Prime too, so I guess I can hope for some occasional Sunday deliveries, too. I agree about Amazon Prime - - I love it and use it a lot. I don't really use the streaming video or much else except for the two day delivery, but it is worth it to me just for that.
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Wow - via USPS? That is surprising!
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The new deal with USPS was announced a couple of weeks ago:

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Amazon.com recently unveiled an agreement with the U.S. Postal Service to deliver packages in some markets on Sunday, the latest initiative by the e-commerce giant to be consumers’ first and final shopping destination.
A Peek at Amazon's Contract with the Postal Service - Digits - WSJ
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If that's what it takes for USPS to become solvent again, why not? Win-win-win for Amazon, USPS and customers! USPS has to do something to offset snail mail losses, they'll only continue.
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It's on 60 Minutes right now.
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Old 12-01-2013, 10:13 PM   #8
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Saw the 60 Minutes episode tonight. Sunday delivery is certainly great. How about the 30 minute delivery they have on the drawing board!

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Nope, they're going to skip that and just outfit everybody with 3D printers for immediate delivery. At least until they get the Star Trek-ish replicator going. Or maybe the transporter. Either would work.
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Saw the 60 Minutes episode tonight. Sunday delivery is certainly great. How about the 30 minute delivery they have on the drawing board!

reminds me of a sci-fi book I read, Rainbow's End. They had Fed-ex delivering by small rocket and parachute.
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Watched to 60 min show... Was imagining little Mary riding her trike at the landing spot.
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I ordered a large toy from Amazon on Thanksgiving. It arrived Friday and I do not have Amazon prime.
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The little "delivery drones" mentioned in the 60 Minutes piece may be a few years away, but they are another reminder that we are increasingly entering an era when labor is becoming more and more irrelevant, which poses its own set of social and economic challenges (and opportunities).
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I'm used Amazon a lot over the years and have been very please with their prices and service but it does seem lately (last year or so) that their prices are becoming less and less competitive. I can often find the items I'm looking for cheaper somewhere else and the fact that they now charge me state (AZ) sales tax doesn't help.
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I'm used Amazon a lot over the years and have been very please with their prices and service but it does seem lately (last year or so) that their prices are becoming less and less competitive. I can often find the items I'm looking for cheaper somewhere else and the fact that they now charge me state (AZ) sales tax doesn't help.
Same with us. Now that they charge sales tax in Texas and pricing is competitive elsewhere, I am ordering things from other vendors. Plus, free shipping went to only after $35 in orders (and not all goods).
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I'm surprised the technology is there to support Prime Air. So, these drones know where my front door is as compared to another door or my roof or my pool, and know not to get stuck in trees, or drop down upon a person? They can also somehow avoid being shredded by a protective dog, as well as colliding with any other drones?
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I find it hard to beat Amazon on many household items, especially when I factor in my time and gas. They are great for sending Christmas gifts, gift wrapped and delivered, without needing to go to the post office.
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But I'd be pi$$ed if the FedEx guy/gal rang my doorbell in the middle of the night...

What the heck is so critical, aside from meds, that I need it on Sunday rather than Monday?

Those drones are cool though.
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..........Those drones are cool though.
On Christmas Eve they fly down your chimney, drink your milk and eat your cookies.
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