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Amazon just might possibly be idiots. [Mar. 25th, 2009|02:52 pm]
Douglas Spencer
After a gap of about nine months, I've recently placed two orders with Amazon.

The former order was placed on Saturday 21st, and I elected to use "Delivery Method: FREE Super Saver Delivery". It was despatched mid-morning on Monday 23rd by Royal Mail, and arrived just before 10am on Tuesday 24th.

After I'd read some of the stuff in that former delivery, the latter order was placed in the late evening on Tuesday 24th, and I elected to take "Delivery Method: First Class", hoping that it would be sent using Royal Mail's First Class service as detailed on this page. Instead it was despatched an hour or so ago by City Link.

There's no suggestion anywhere that when I'm offered the choice of "First Class" that they'll decide to send it via some other carrier instead.

If I'm not in (as is frequently the case) my parcel should be at the Royal Mail parcels depot just under a mile away, but instead it'll be at City Link's depot 24 miles away.

Amazon just might possibly be idiots.

[User Picture]From: gaspode
2009-03-25 03:40 pm (UTC)
I seem to be in the minority as I prefer the city link thing, for one thing the depots open until 8pm unlike the post office parcel office which shuts at six. The city link driver on my route also knows me and has arranged also sorts of 'exchanges' depending on where he and I are if I'm not in - the weirdest one was in a petrol station forecort in Wing ...

I've also had more issues with the post office deliveries and things getting lost. Plus in my case the city link depot is less than a minute in the car rather than ten mins to the parcel office and it has parking which the parcel office doesn't (they closed their parking area to the public a year ago as they said it was dangerous for there driver to have the public on site).

And as an amazon prime user i DO get my stuff the next day when it comes by city link whereas the first class stuff is always two days ..

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