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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

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To: SamAdams76

What a great book! My how the world has changed!


61 posted on 01/19/2020 5:06:38 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: SamAdams76

Between FED-EX, UPS, USPO & AMAZON my once quiet suburban neighborhood has become a war-zone of giant vehicle traffic day & night.

I get this is the shopping wave of the future, but it’s definitely impacted the quality of life where I live.


62 posted on 01/19/2020 5:09:51 PM PST by LongWayHome
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To: SamAdams76

I remember that. They said that Amazon would never turn a profit and would eventually collapse like a house of cards.

It is true that Amazon went years without turning a profit.

...

Any money that they made was being invested back into the company, and it paid off eventually.


63 posted on 01/19/2020 5:15:10 PM PST by Moonman62 (Charity comes from wealth.)
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To: Ann Archy

I had 3 deliveries today, not that long ago ALL of my deliveries were done by individuals in their own vehicles a few deliveries were by UPS, NOW every delivery is done by an Amazon Prime van Amazon is at my doorstep at least 4 times a week sometimes 5 times a week!!! Company is AMAZING I live in CA. and what this company saves me in gas alone is worth every penny!! My yearly membership was $99.00 a year don’t know how they do it!!!


64 posted on 01/19/2020 5:16:52 PM PST by Trump Girl Kit Cat (Yosemite Sam raising hell)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
"is a legitimate business expense"

Until your auto insurance co. finds out. Then one will be charged a commercial rate for the vehicle...or cancelled all together for false declaration of the vehicle use.

Same for the uber drivers.

65 posted on 01/19/2020 5:26:54 PM PST by Deaf Smith (When a Texan takes his chances, chances will be taken that's fore sure)
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To: SamAdams76

Trucks? I LOVE the trucks compared to what will be in the sky in the near future. The drones and other garbage are going to be all over the sky 36 months from now. Mark my words.

Wanna get rich? Get involved on whatever has to be added to people’s houses so the drones can land. That is going to be a big industry.


66 posted on 01/19/2020 5:27:40 PM PST by isthisnickcool (1218 - NEVER FORGET!)
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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.

LOL!

My street sees them everyday. That’s outside of the grocery delivery, and Ubers.

Not knocking it. It is definitely a mark of the times, like when the milk man and ice deliveries were the norm.


67 posted on 01/19/2020 5:31:13 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: PROCON

Odd you should mention them. When Sears started they had the same business model that Amazon has now. Minus the technology of course. But its basically the same. Order from a catalog, have it delivered to your home. You could order anything from Sears, including cars and even houses.

CC


68 posted on 01/19/2020 5:44:23 PM PST by Celtic Conservative (My cats are more amusing than 200 channels worth of TV)
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To: PROCON

LOL.

Yeah, I know. I usually have a few boycotts going on at most any time. I sometimes wonder if I am winning. :>)


69 posted on 01/19/2020 5:57:48 PM PST by boycott
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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.

I take walks through my neighborhood on a daily basis. The volume of delivery trucks is pretty impressive.

Eventually this will go over to drones. Like a dystopian science fiction novel, our skies will soon be filled with drones delivering little boxes. Say you are making omelettes at home and run out of eggs, with the click of a button on your phone app, you can have a carton of eggs air dropped to your front doorstep in minutes.


70 posted on 01/19/2020 6:04:54 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: EC Washington

FedEx is now shipping all of Targets online orders. In my area most small Amazon deliveries are USPS and larger one UPS. Not too many come by Amazons own fleet yet.


71 posted on 01/19/2020 6:09:30 PM PST by matt04
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Remember when ATMs were free? Now it’s $4, on both sides of a withdrawal out of network.

After Amazon kills the brick and mortar stores, they’ll be able to charge whatever they want for products and delivery.

Enjoy the free delivery and low prices while they last.


72 posted on 01/19/2020 6:15:43 PM PST by IncPen ("Inside of every progressive is a Totalitarian screaming to get out" ~ David Horowitz)
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To: SamAdams76

I saw a bunch of those on the road today. And a van in the hood.


73 posted on 01/19/2020 6:45:51 PM PST by AlaskaErik
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To: SamAdams76
I call those dick boxes for obvious reasons.
74 posted on 01/19/2020 6:48:06 PM PST by meatloaf
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To: CodeToad

Walmart has 5,000 stores they use as internet distribution centers. Amazon has 100 distribution centers.


75 posted on 01/19/2020 6:50:38 PM PST by meatloaf
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To: IncPen

well said.

i will order on amazon for things i can’t find local or direct as a lesser of evil. i’ll go fedex or ups. but that’s it. and i’ll never sign up for amazon prime. everytime that gets shoved in my face i feel like George Baily about to shake old man potter’s claw like hand. i don’t want any part of the “crack” that bezos is pushing.


76 posted on 01/19/2020 6:54:26 PM PST by dadfly
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To: goldstategop

Had an issue with a new fire tablet.

Turned out I just needed to update it, but the tech in South Africa wouldn’t get off the phone till it was done. Took about an hour, but we had a good conversation.

Never had any issue with their customer service.


77 posted on 01/19/2020 7:00:43 PM PST by redgolum (If this culture today is civilization, I will be the barbarian.)
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To: goldstategop

Around here the mall is empty. They built an Amazon warehouse/delivery facility across from it.


78 posted on 01/19/2020 7:03:55 PM PST by Vermont Lt
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To: Vermont Lt

Bezos should just buy up empty malls, to use as his distribution centers.

He’d get a great price.


79 posted on 01/19/2020 7:09:09 PM PST by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.)
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To: PROCON

I live in Washington State also and NOT rurally yet I have never seen one. Amazon packages seem to be coming by USPS. Be interesting to see how my 230 pound generator gets delivered.


80 posted on 01/19/2020 7:12:25 PM PST by steve86 (Prophecies of Maelmhaedhoc O'Morgair (Latin form: Malachy))
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