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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: Enterprise

Yes if you believe carbon footprint is a problem

However soon what is supposedly convenient will become required.

And you will be trapped and forced to live where you can walk only.

because you wont have or afford the credits to be allowed to use your own transportation.

not yet, but certainly our children and grandchildren.


101 posted on 01/20/2020 2:51:08 AM PST by Chickensoup (Voter ID for 2020!! Leftists totalitarian fascists appear to be planning to eradicate conservatives)
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To: Chickensoup

Get a fricking grip!


102 posted on 01/20/2020 2:55:09 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

These things don’t get thought through.

With gains come losses.


103 posted on 01/20/2020 2:57:26 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 are a nation of consumers ( locusts ) and now the insects are feed in their nests. Forget making or creating anything, no, lets instead celebrate home delivery.


104 posted on 01/20/2020 3:07:31 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: SamAdams76

Delivering ChiCom goods right to your door. The PLAN thanks you.


105 posted on 01/20/2020 3:08:18 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: CIB-173RDABN

The import coolie made goods and process it with unfedrpaid workers 1/3 of whom are on public assistance.


106 posted on 01/20/2020 3:09:53 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

https://www.united-states-flag.com/state-mississippi.html

You can pay for a new flag made in the USA from the above link.

Or you can pay Amazon and get one as well.

But you can put up the MS flag on your about page here on FR for nothing.


107 posted on 01/20/2020 3:10:04 AM PST by Comment Not Approved (When bureaucrats outlaw hunting, outlaws will hunt bureaucrats.)
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To: PROCON

I can’t believe Sears totally fumbled this concept. Heck, they darn near invented it.


108 posted on 01/20/2020 3:17:00 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Repeal The 17th

There must be at least 10 huge trucking warehouses within a 20 minute drive from my house, and more on the drawing boards. We’re about an hour from NYC, so I’m guessing product transfer mecca.


109 posted on 01/20/2020 3:19:07 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: TheNext

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

At Christmas I returned an item to Amazon. It was a re-order, but not the same as the original item. Free return- just hand it to the guy at the UPS Store. The moment I handed it to him, my account was credited for the returned item. I was impressed.


110 posted on 01/20/2020 3:47:56 AM PST by sockmonkey (Conservative. Not a Neocon.)
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To: Chickensoup

*** they wont lose money, their prices will rise

and there will be no more choice.

That is their sweet spot. ***

I just purchased two new grease filters for my range hood. Two of them were $26.00. They are nicer than the original ones.

I looked at other places, and just one filter was $87.00.


111 posted on 01/20/2020 3:52:10 AM PST by sockmonkey (Conservative. Not a Neocon.)
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To: sockmonkey

I guess the big question is WHY?


112 posted on 01/20/2020 3:59:51 AM PST by Chickensoup (Voter ID for 2020!! Leftists totalitarian fascists appear to be planning to eradicate conservatives)
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To: central_va

*** The import coolie made goods and process it with unfedrpaid workers 1/3 of whom are on public assistance. ***

I think most stuff on Amazon Prime is via businesses who pay to have their goods in Amazon’s fulfillment centers. Sellers pay to list, pay to utilize Amazon’s fulfillment service, and pay shipping fees, and return fees...or so I am told by my friends who sell their own product lines on Amazon.


113 posted on 01/20/2020 4:05:34 AM PST by sockmonkey (Conservative. Not a Neocon.)
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To: SamAdams76
I bought a book from them in 1995 when they were just a small outfit.

So did I (early 2000s). It was wet when it arrived (but the shipping carton was dry). My first experience with Amazon wasn't positive.

Speaking of radio, the book was Border Radio. A fascinating book, to say the least.

114 posted on 01/20/2020 4:14:00 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The Electoral College is the firewall protecting us from massive blue state vote fraud.)
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To: Chickensoup

*** I guess the big question is WHY? ***

I guess because, in my case, Lowe’s and Sears replacement parts think they can charge more than Everything Filters which was the Storefront I bought from on Amazon. It came via Prime 2 Day.

FWIW, GE no longer makes the filter I needed, so nobody was selling original GE ones.


115 posted on 01/20/2020 4:14:24 AM PST by sockmonkey (Conservative. Not a Neocon.)
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To: SamAdams76

Amazon might not be too good for sellers who use Amazon:

https://sellercentral.amazon.com/forums/t/problems-for-amazon-sellers/406984


116 posted on 01/20/2020 4:20:34 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The Electoral College is the firewall protecting us from massive blue state vote fraud.)
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To: central_va

The import coolie made goods and process it with unfedrpaid workers 1/3 of whom are on public assistance.


A broad statement which may be partially true.

As for underpaid that is a matter between the worker and management. In today’s job market workers have choices.

Back in my younger days when I got out of College I could not find a job in my field. I went to work for a temp agency as a manual laborer working for just above minimum wage. It was enough to hold me over until I found a better job.

If Amazon was around back then I would have jumped at a chance to work for them it would have been much easier then the hard labor I had to do.

Fortunately it only took me a few months to find a job in my field and my pay went up by a considerable amount.

It is all about choices.


117 posted on 01/20/2020 5:26:59 AM PST by CIB-173RDABN (I am not an expert in anything, and my opinion is just that, an opinion. I may be wrong.)
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To: Comment Not Approved

Thanks for the info.


118 posted on 01/20/2020 7:24:44 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (Kill a Commie for your Mommy.)
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To: SamAdams76

Fortunes will be made by people who have the skills to add the “thing” homes will need so that the drones can land. The consensus is that this “thing” will likely be added to many of the roofs of regular dwellings. The drone lands then some way the package is moved to the ground. Maybe someone smart will come up with another option?

Mark my words, 36 months out from today the sky will be filled with more flying objects than you can count and some of them will be moving people around. I’ve seen some of the technology and there is no way to stop what’s coming. You are going to look up and it’s going to be like Blade Runner.


119 posted on 01/20/2020 7:51:05 AM PST by isthisnickcool (1218 - NEVER FORGET!)
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To: goldstategop

I paid LL Bean an extra $15 to get an order quicker. UPS failed to deliver, they wanted a signature. LL Bean said it was driver option. UPS wanted me to drive to some area to pickup the package. I guess they forgot what THEY do.
LL Bean refunded by $15 and I got the package about 12 days later then expected.


120 posted on 01/20/2020 8:50:53 AM PST by minnesota_bound (homeless guy. He just has more money....He the master will plant more cotton for the democrat party)
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