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"Delivery" by Amazon

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by FoxEye, 5 Dec 2020.

  1. FoxEye


    Joined: 17 Feb 2006

    Posts: 28,172

    Location: Cornwall

    Holy crap.

    Checked my email this morning to find my package is "delivered". Yet we've heard nothing and seen nobody.

    Open the front door and literally they just left it on the welcome mat outside. It's been raining on and off and the package is electricals, inside only a cardboard box.

    Not only that but our house is on a terraced estate and anybody walking past could just have helped themselves to the package.

    Seriously, why are (some) delivery people so **** stupid? And in such a hurry that they couldn't have knocked? We were up and about and could have received/signed for the parcel.

    A couple hours later, and if I hadn't checked my emails, the damn thing would have been ruined.

    The delivery company on the tracking info is "Amazon". Not DPD, Hermes or whatever. Just Amazon. I hope they're not always this bad!

  2. Lysander


    Joined: 1 Aug 2005

    Posts: 17,582

    Location: Flatland

    At least they delivery.
  3. ThundyCat


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 41,746

    Location: Hampshire

    It's how they operate at the moment.

    I had a parcel come last week and my account said it had been left in reception, even though it was coming to my home address. Turns out it had been left outside and had been put under the gas/electric box.:eek:
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  4. Maccapacca


    Joined: 13 Apr 2010

    Posts: 17,921

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    So nothing happened? First world problems.
  5. Mike9000


    Joined: 21 Dec 2018

    Posts: 168

    Location: Newcastle-under-lyme

    Looks like it. All of our stuff is left on the front doormat if it’s a box. Normally they’re jumping back in their car/van by the time I answer the door!
  6. arknor


    Joined: 22 Nov 2005

    Posts: 39,526

    Location: Newcastle/Zurich

    Ain't nobody got time to wait and see if the door opens, they're probably "self employed" getting paid 10pence per parcel or something
  7. drakulton

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Apr 2015

    Posts: 1,602

    I saw what you did there. :D:D
  8. 200sols


    Joined: 14 Jan 2018

    Posts: 8,172

    Location: Hampshire

    Pretty much. They are basically slaves.
  9. chroniclard


    Joined: 23 Apr 2014

    Posts: 19,758

    Location: Hertfordshire

    Had loads like this, they generally just knock, drop and run. Its easy to miss.
  10. horseunderwater

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 31 May 2008

    Posts: 1,011

    They are not always that bad mostly my delivery's are hidden from site but sometimes they stuff the card in the side of the doorframe between the door and the frame where anybody can see it the worst delivery i had was a beer52 box left on the doorstep all-day i was surprised it was still therewhen i got home
  11. RandomMonkeH


    Joined: 18 Oct 2019

    Posts: 283

    Location: U.K.

    Its how all delivery companies are operating at the moment, even for signed for items.
    You just need to be aware and keep an eye open.

    Welcome to the new normal.
  12. the shadow


    Joined: 22 Dec 2006

    Posts: 6,193

    Location: Around Town

  13. Resident


    Joined: 10 Mar 2012

    Posts: 2,700

    I had an amazon delivery this morning. I wasn't in as the tracking stated tomorrow however the driver called me to ask about a safe place. I gave him the gate lock code and he popped it in the storage bin I have for deliveries when I'm out.
  14. jpaul


    Joined: 1 Mar 2010

    Posts: 14,847

    unless you have cctv/Ring monitoring, maybe they knocked on door, mine do, which is more covid friendly than pressing bell, too ?
  15. Zefan


    Joined: 15 Jan 2006

    Posts: 31,101

    Location: Tosche Station

    I wonder what would happen if everyone submitted a complaint of non delivery?
  16. darael


    Joined: 10 Jul 2010

    Posts: 4,865

    I recently expected a parcel from Amazon which didn't turn up. After checking the tracking, I found out that I had apparently refused delivery at 10pm and that the parcel was back in the the Amazon facility 10 minutes later - which is about 90 miles from me. :D
  17. norm


    Joined: 21 Jan 2003

    Posts: 5,279

    Amazon would likely ban you from purchasing from them if they suspect fraudulent behaviour.
  18. montymint


    Joined: 29 Jul 2006

    Posts: 5,487

    Location: Newcastle, UK

    I've had boxes left in the front yard (I'm a mid terraced house) that's been nicked. Amazon thankfully did provide a replacement
  19. Efour


    Joined: 8 Sep 2005

    Posts: 26,967

    Location: Norrbotten, Sweden.

    You got it, undamaged. So where's the problem?

    Lots of could haves but
  20. Feek


    Joined: 16 Oct 2002

    Posts: 232,985

    Location: In the radio shack

    This isn’t a non delivery :p ;)