Amazon to give Prime customers one-day shipping

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  1. hawki

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    Now I can get all that crap I don't really need in half the time!
     
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    This is very encouraging for my wife & myself. As we get older we can get around huge stores with more & more difficulty so Amazon has become the go to
    Shopping site for us!
     
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    If online shoppers don't care about music and video, it looks like Walmart might be a go. In any event, all the best to them. Competition ain't easy.

    The Amazon 1-Day shipping is for select areas only.

    I've been shopping Amazon since 2001 and I'm in my third year of Prime.

    I placed 104 orders last year and 31 so far this year. I always do local shopping and purchasing first, like my Roku Ultra, a DOCSIS modem, a Logitech Harmony... I'm still shopping local groceries/supermarket items.

    If otherwise I'd have to drive all over town to find something or if the pricing disparity is too great, it's Amazon.

    I have yet to see the Thermos Stainless Steel Beverage Can Insulator for 12 Ounce Can I found on Amazon anywhere on the shelf locally.

    And where else could I shop "dash cam" (over 9000 results) and buy from sellers like zhiroad, 70mai or TOOGOO?

    Restrict to sold by Amazon and you'll be OK for Terms & Conditions. Even "Fullfilled by Amazon" can have fine-print issues.

    If one uses Amazon Smile, 0.5% of your purchase $$ are given over to a favorite charity of your choosing, of which there are a whole boatload.

    Amazon Studios has released some impressive movies and shows. The "included with Prime" (free) and the rent or buy (fairly and competitively priced) catalogs are up there with the best. The best IMHO.

    As far as unbridled capitalism is concerned, Amazon isn't all that bad of a benevolent despot. Beats the heck out of a politburo.
     
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    Amazon can already ship to 72% of US population within a day, this map shows
    May 5, 2019
    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/05/ama...cent-of-us-population-in-a-day-map-shows.html
     
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    Amazon to employees: We’ll pay you to quit and haul packages
     
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    So one of the wealthiest persons in the world wants to put people out of work to make more money. Sounds great. Can they come up with automated customers when there are no more jobs? From a technology standpoint it sounds great but do these people think these things through to their logical conclusion?
     
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    That's a good one!!! :argh::p:argh:
     
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    FedEx is feeling the heat.

     
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    The rich don't care they'll turn us into serfs.
     
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    And many of us can venture a pretty good guess that the demand is intense for such convenience.

    As a long time freight expediter this sort of snap delivery is right up the alley.
    Although it is a very demanding schedule for the carrier and driver, it's not out of the question.
    I been given dispatches of cargo from one state and given a guaranteed delivery time of 7AM next morning at the dock 3 states away. And not via 18 wheeler but either box truck with team or 1 ton cargo van single driver.
     
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    Amazon starts one-day shipping for millions of products
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    https://edition.cnn.com/2019/06/03/business/amazon-one-day-shipping/index.html
     
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    Morrisons and Amazon expanding same-day deliveries
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    Amazon Warns Customers: Those Supplements Might Be Fake
     
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    Amazon’s big bet on 1-day delivery is costing more than expected and cutting into profits
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    https://www.geekwire.com/2019/amazons-big-bet-1-day-delivery-costing-expected-cutting-profits/
     
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    "The Cost of Next-Day Delivery

    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/carolineodonovan/amazon-next-day-delivery-deaths
     
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    Senator accuses Amazon of evading questions over labor practices
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    Amazon’s new weapon to crush competition: $1 items delivered for free — by tomorrow
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    https://www.vox.com/recode/2019/10/...me-low-price-products-add-on-one-day-delivery
     
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    "Best Buy joins Amazon, Walmart in offering next-day delivery

    NEW YORK (AP) — Best Buy is firing the latest salvo in the holiday shipping wars with a new option: next day shipping — with no minimum order...

    Best Buy says the next day service covers thousands of items but excludes bigger items like TVs and refrigerators..."

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/thr...stomers-one-day-shipping.416023/#post-2861520
     
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    Amazon's next-day shipping ambitions are costing it a fortune
    October 24, 2019
    https://www.cnet.com/news/amazons-earnings-badly-miss-street-expectations/
     
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    Amazon told to stop tricking UK users into signing up for Prime
    You had to look closely to find the Prime-free option
    October 30, 2019

    https://www.engadget.com/2019/10/30/amazon-prime-uk-promo-found-deceptive/
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    They've started using UPS again to meet delivery timetables for my orders at least half the time. Their own in house delivery system which drops off packages at the post office has to be a lot cheaper.
     
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