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I'm seeing more and more Amazon Prime trucks on the road these days

Posted on 01/19/2020 3:13:50 PM PST by SamAdams76

There are now over 100 million Amazon Prime members.

Therefore, a lot of trucks are needed to get those good from here to there and from there to here.

I'm seeing more and more of them out on the roadways.

I bought a book from them in 1995 when they were just a small outfit. It was the 1994 edition of PASSPORT TO WORLD BAND RADIO.



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KEYWORDS: amazon; internet
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To: IncPen

All my out-of-network ATM charges get refunded by the card-issuing institution. Only constraint is the charge can’t be more than $5.


81 posted on 01/19/2020 7:16:25 PM PST by steve86 (Prophecies of Maelmhaedhoc O'Morgair (Latin form: Malachy))
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To: LongWayHome
Between FED-EX, UPS, USPO & AMAZON my once quiet suburban neighborhood has become a war-zone of giant vehicle traffic day & night.

Consider this peak eCommerce. Once Amazon has enough market share, and your local brick and mortar store are no longer, and fuel prices climb, you will find shipping prices revert to the costly norm.

82 posted on 01/19/2020 7:33:46 PM PST by disclaimer
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To: CodeToad

Actually not, a Carrier is the most efficient shipper.

A Retail store, is a more expensive Carrier, because now they need back hauls to ship efficiently.

Retailers like Walmart or now Amazon, ONLY ship their EASY routes. The difficult routes they still leave for Carrier companies.

Watch for Amazon to be losing money as their Carrier fleet of trucks grow. Their transportation problems are just beginning to grow costly.


83 posted on 01/19/2020 7:36:11 PM PST by TheNext (Peaceful Victory)
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To: SamAdams76

Amazon will stiff a customer $100s of dollars when the retailer goes belly up.

It can take YEARS, just to break back even.

Shhh! Customers are not supposed to know that Amazon stiffs customers a lot of money.

Walmart is still much cheaper, when you add in Amazon’s crooked money.


84 posted on 01/19/2020 7:45:49 PM PST by TheNext (Peaceful Victory)
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To: meatloaf

I have never went to a Walmart and spent $300.00. Then the cashier says we do not have your product. And you can not ever get your money back either.

Amazon though will stiff you hundreds of dollars.

It is what they do.


85 posted on 01/19/2020 7:52:52 PM PST by TheNext (Peaceful Victory)
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To: EC Washington

Their orders usually arrive within 24 hours. And you get live tracking and can watch the delivery person drive up your driveway.

In my area...LA, the also offer free same day shipping.


86 posted on 01/19/2020 7:57:47 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS!)
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To: isthisnickcool

Hhmmm...adding that thought to future house plans


87 posted on 01/19/2020 8:31:30 PM PST by goodnesswins (Want to know your family genealogy? Run for political office...")
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To: goldstategop

In my opinion, they make it very hard to contact customer service. It’s way harder than it should be.

But I’ve contacted their customer service several times and they fixed things right up. They’ve even opened the already-closed return window for me a couple times.

I’ve been a Prime customer from almost Day One, so I’m sure they look at my customer record.


88 posted on 01/19/2020 9:01:24 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: SamAdams76

Doesn’t Tucker Carlson hate Amazon for some reason?


89 posted on 01/19/2020 9:02:37 PM PST by Clemenza
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To: disclaimer

Yup...


90 posted on 01/19/2020 9:08:11 PM PST by LongWayHome
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To: SamAdams76

They will be flying through our windows, lol.


91 posted on 01/19/2020 9:11:18 PM PST by LongWayHome
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To: SamAdams76

A massive Amazon warehouse is being built in my town. Population of 80,000. They are hiring 1,000 workers at $15+ hour. State-of-the-art facility. Rumors of a “delivery-drone base”

We will get free two-hour grocery delivery. It is going to be interesting to see the impact they are going to have on local businesses. I can see Walmart getting hurt by this, bigly.


92 posted on 01/19/2020 9:22:09 PM PST by adaven
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To: SamAdams76

Moved to MS from S. CA.

Can’t find Mallomars in MS, but I did find them on Amazon.

Amazon is awesome.


93 posted on 01/19/2020 9:39:05 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Kill a Commie for your Mommy.)
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To: bgill
"That means USPS, UPS, FedEx, Amazon, etc. trucks are following each other on the same roads. Talk about the giant carbon footprint."

Doesn't that also mean that hundreds, or maybe thousands of people are not driving and contributing to the carbon footprint because products are being brought to them?

94 posted on 01/19/2020 10:43:02 PM PST by Enterprise
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To: reviled downesdad
"I believe they are indecent contractors."

So, they ring your doorbell and flash you when you open the door?

95 posted on 01/19/2020 10:47:33 PM PST by Enterprise
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To: Ann Archy

and you are thrilled that our culture has been worn down by commerce, and the things that have been good about the culture are now sacrificed to the god of your desire.


96 posted on 01/20/2020 2:38:02 AM PST by Chickensoup (Voter ID for 2020!! Leftists totalitarian fascists appear to be planning to eradicate conservatives)
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To: SamAdams76

Yes millions of more cameras added to the all seeing eye of the state.

And you will become a creature of the id. What you want now always fulfilled. Never planning, never waiting.


97 posted on 01/20/2020 2:41:34 AM PST by Chickensoup (Voter ID for 2020!! Leftists totalitarian fascists appear to be planning to eradicate conservatives)
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To: IncPen

you are wise and take a long view.

Their objective, to own it all, and own how the populace thinks.


98 posted on 01/20/2020 2:42:47 AM PST by Chickensoup (Voter ID for 2020!! Leftists totalitarian fascists appear to be planning to eradicate conservatives)
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To: SamAdams76

We don’t play punch buggy anymore.

We play punch primey.

This Christmas season saw a lot of sore arms.


99 posted on 01/20/2020 2:45:22 AM PST by mewzilla (Break out the mustard seeds.)
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To: TheNext

they wont lose money, their prices will rise

and there will be no more choice.

That is their sweet spot.


100 posted on 01/20/2020 2:46:16 AM PST by Chickensoup (Voter ID for 2020!! Leftists totalitarian fascists appear to be planning to eradicate conservatives)
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