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Re: A Heads Up: Be Careful What you Buy from Amazon
« Reply #30 on: July 19, 2018, 04:52:51 AM »
I have been a huge Amazon shopper for several years, and probably still will be. But interestingly I have made my last two electronic purchases from WalMart instead of Amazon. Their price was the same or better than Amazon, and with ship to store pick up, their shipping was faster. 

Amazon kinda ticked me off recently on a light bar I bought for my Jeep. I ordered it Prime on a Thursday early with Prime, and used to be 2 day shipping would have got it there on a Saturday.  When I was finishing the order and got to the shipping part, my Prime shipping wasn't going to arrive until Tuesday.  ?????  Since I needed it delivered before Tuesday as I was leaving that campground  Tuesday morning, I had to pay an additional $10 to get it there on the Saturday that it should have been delivered in the first place. 

It was an in stock item shipped from Amazon, so no  3rd parties involved either. That is what sent me searching when I needed a new Tablet for Diane. And Walmart did it faster, and cheaper.

I've experienced this a few times, in the last year.  Gives me the inclination to shop elsewhere.  Walmart has been one of those, along with EBAY.
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Re: A Heads Up: Be Careful What you Buy from Amazon
« Reply #31 on: July 19, 2018, 05:00:42 AM »
What does Amazon have to do with anything? I thought you should always be careful no matter what you buy and no matter whom you buy it from. Why should you only be careful when buying from Amazon? I have been buying from Amazon for years and when there is a problem Amazon always solves the problem. Can't find a better seller anywhere.
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Re: A Heads Up: Be Careful What you Buy from Amazon
« Reply #32 on: July 19, 2018, 06:15:37 AM »
What seilerbird said. 
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Re: A Heads Up: Be Careful What you Buy from Amazon
« Reply #33 on: July 19, 2018, 08:26:47 AM »
I ordered a new anode rod for the water heater in our toy hauler back in the spring from Amazon and it hadn't been installed till while ago. after reading the post I hurried out and pulled out the old one and it was the same pipe thread as the new one. it went in without a hitch.
the part # on the one from Amazon is X001L16415

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Re: A Heads Up: Be Careful What you Buy from Amazon
« Reply #34 on: July 19, 2018, 09:35:54 AM »
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I have been a huge Amazon shopper for several years, and probably still will be. But interestingly I have made my last two electronic purchases from WalMart instead of Amazon. Their price was the same or better than Amazon, and with ship to store pick up, their shipping was faster. 

Amazon kinda ticked me off recently on a light bar I bought for my Jeep. I ordered it Prime on a Thursday early with Prime, and used to be 2 day shipping would have got it there on a Saturday.  When I was finishing the order and got to the shipping part, my Prime shipping wasn't going to arrive until Tuesday.  ?????  Since I needed it delivered before Tuesday as I was leaving that campground  Tuesday morning, I had to pay an additional $10 to get it there on the Saturday that it should have been delivered in the first place. 

It was an in stock item shipped from Amazon, so no  3rd parties involved either. That is what sent me searching when I needed a new Tablet for Diane. And Walmart did it faster, and cheaper.
Iíve experienced the same thing. I think it means that WHEN Amazon ships the product it will be two day shipping, but I donít think they guarantee it will ship two days from the order date. At least thatís what Iíve come to expect.
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Re: A Heads Up: Be Careful What you Buy from Amazon
« Reply #35 on: July 19, 2018, 01:02:59 PM »
Iíve experienced the same thing. I think it means that WHEN Amazon ships the product it will be two day shipping, but I donít think they guarantee it will ship two days from the order date. At least thatís what Iíve come to expect.

My experience has been that Prime shipping was better when most packages went by UPS.  Usually I would order on one day and the package would ship the next day via Overnight Saver.  That worked, but was, no doubt expensive. 

These days, since Amazon has more and more warehouses closer to people's homes, lot of packages, even Prime ones, are shipping via USPS Priority Mail.  That means that the package will take two full days, at least, from the time USPS receives it.  And the package tracking is not as up to date or accurate.  I've had a number of USPS packages that didn't show Out For Delivery on the days they were delivered.
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Re: A Heads Up: Be Careful What you Buy from Amazon
« Reply #36 on: July 19, 2018, 02:56:04 PM »
I have been a huge Amazon shopper for several years, and probably still will be. But interestingly I have made my last two electronic purchases from WalMart instead of Amazon. Their price was the same or better than Amazon, and with ship to store pick up, their shipping was faster. 

Amazon kinda ticked me off recently on a light bar I bought for my Jeep. I ordered it Prime on a Thursday early with Prime, and used to be 2 day shipping would have got it there on a Saturday.  When I was finishing the order and got to the shipping part, my Prime shipping wasn't going to arrive until Tuesday.  ?????  Since I needed it delivered before Tuesday as I was leaving that campground  Tuesday morning, I had to pay an additional $10 to get it there on the Saturday that it should have been delivered in the first place. 

It was an in stock item shipped from Amazon, so no  3rd parties involved either. That is what sent me searching when I needed a new Tablet for Diane. And Walmart did it faster, and cheaper.

This also happened on an order my wife placed on a product indicated as Prime 2-day shipping, and like you the item was through Amazon and no third parties involved.  The item took 4-days to reach us.  Luckily for us while it would have been nice to have received it in their advertised 2-day's, it was not urgent as in your case. 
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Re: A Heads Up: Be Careful What you Buy from Amazon
« Reply #37 on: July 19, 2018, 05:20:10 PM »
Yeah, since we are back full time, getting accurate delivery times is critical. And usually they are pretty good. But there has been a few times that by the time I got to the 3rd section of the order page (shipping and delivery) the delivery time was way outside of the previous stated time. Then I have to cancel, or find some other source like Walmart.
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