Sunday, January 22, 2017

Logic and logistics (not!)

So, locally Amazon started shipping a lot of stuff using their own service.

This was fine until we discovered that stuff would be taken to the Big Brown Store where we have a box, and then taken away and then taken back...

I would get a notice from Amazon saying "No one at desk to sign for package", which is stupid, unless they show up in the middle of the night...

...and then the folks at the Big Brown store told us that sometimes they found packages left at the front door when they open in the morning Or sumdood would wander in, no identifying clothing or announcement, call my name, and then leave. Or drop a bunch f packages without bothering to get a signature.

Well, there's that big block of bright yellow lockers over by the Safeway...

Turns out that the Amazon Lockers work OK.

But still...

So, without using the "R" word, one of the things we are doing this January is joining the local community center to take advantage of the exercise facilities. So I needed new gym shorts. and there were some gym shorts on a Lightning Deal. So I ordered two pair...

...which arrived as two separate packages. Because it's too hard for Amazon to recognize "He ordered two of the same thing."

Worse:
One pair of shorts filled the envelope. Two would have left a little space in the box, not sure why they shipped one in a box and one in an envelope.

3 comments:

Ry Jones said...

I ordered 10 t shirts with free shipping.

it came in 7 UPS shipments and 2 USPS Priority packages!

Old NFO said...

Different suppliers probably... sigh

D.W. Drang said...

Shouldn't have been, on a Lighting Deal. Same page same "Buy Now" button, all that changed as the color in the drop down.