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(KING 5 News)   Roommates spooked by random Amazon deliveries. To be fair, subby is often confused by things he doesn't remember drunkenly ordering, but hey, a surprise five pound bag of gummy bears is a nice gift to yourself   (king5.com) divider line
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2019-03-11 12:42:28 PM  
Just be sure they're the sugar-free gummy bears.
 
2019-03-11 12:45:39 PM  
Some believe the packages are being sent from sellers so they can play the system and leave phony positive reviews for their items.
 
2019-03-11 01:38:59 PM  
 
2019-03-11 01:39:09 PM  
Until they start bouncing here and there and everywhere.

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2019-03-11 01:39:37 PM  
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2019-03-11 01:39:39 PM  
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2019-03-11 01:42:07 PM  
Have they asked any former roommates if their bot is still running?
 
2019-03-11 01:43:45 PM  

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2019-03-11 01:46:29 PM  
Is there a walrus involved?
 
2019-03-11 01:48:38 PM  
If anyone wants to send me free random sh*t, knock yourselves out. If I can't use it, pretty sure I know someone who can.
 
2019-03-11 01:51:38 PM  

busy chillin': probesport: tobefair

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2019-03-11 01:52:22 PM  

WelldeadLink: Some believe the packages are being sent from sellers so they can play the system and leave phony positive reviews for their items.


It's camouflage for the guys mailing drugs.
 
2019-03-11 01:53:02 PM  
So what asylum are they roommates in?
 
2019-03-11 01:53:02 PM  

WelldeadLink: Some believe the packages are being sent from sellers so they can play the system and leave phony positive reviews for their items.


I had some chinese company send me generic solo cups a couple of times last year.  They set up two accounts under my name at amazon, and left them selves positive reviews.   when I was on the phone with amazon, I told the rep to pick the oldest one, since I had it when they only sold books.  He said I had my account from before he was born.
 
2019-03-11 02:00:44 PM  
Alexa: "Strawberries"
 
2019-03-11 02:01:28 PM  
I send a friend random stuff from Amazon with no warning about once every 2 months.
Microwaveable Pork Rinds
Sh*ttens
Cereal Marshmallows
The list goes on.
 
2019-03-11 02:03:18 PM  

sugar_fetus: Have they asked any former roommates if their bot is still running?


https://bobcatinabox.com/ - Someone actually made that bot IRL, and there's a very good chance a few friends signed them up with it as a prank.
 
2019-03-11 02:04:12 PM  
To date, I have received;
A can opener
A digital TV antenna
Camping lanterns
Rechargeable headlamp
Swimming Goggles
Bra strap extenders
Headphones

All random, no shipping labels. And oddly, we had conversations about needing most of these items prior to getting them. I think it's the personal assistant on my phone (google's) that is listening to us.

It doesn't scare me! I laugh each time, and hope it continues!
 
2019-03-11 02:04:34 PM  
Delicious Gummy Bears (Uncensored)-Robot Chicken.
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2019-03-11 02:06:03 PM  

caljar: WelldeadLink: Some believe the packages are being sent from sellers so they can play the system and leave phony positive reviews for their items.

I had some chinese company send me generic solo cups a couple of times last year.  They set up two accounts under my name at amazon, and left them selves positive reviews.   when I was on the phone with amazon, I told the rep to pick the oldest one, since I had it when they only sold books.  He said I had my account from before he was born.


This is exactly what's going on.  it's not headline news.
 
2019-03-11 02:08:30 PM  

WelldeadLink: Some believe the packages are being sent from sellers so they can play the system and leave phony positive reviews for their items.


If that's true, where can I sign up? I love free shiat.
 
2019-03-11 02:10:30 PM  
I once received a five pound bag of gummi bears from a Farker and I was okay with that.
 
2019-03-11 02:10:40 PM  
One of the roommates, Annie, who asked KGW not to use her last name, suffered a tragic experience in her past when a family member was murdered. For her, she said the packages feel ominous.

I don't know why, and I'm sorry for her loss and all that, but this little bit struck me as funny. A family member was murdered so she's afraid of the Amazon guy? I mean, unless her relative was a victim of Ted Kaczynski or something...
 
2019-03-11 02:11:52 PM  

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to be fahhhhhhhh....
Letterkenny To be Fairrrrr fix
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2019-03-11 02:12:43 PM  
Has anyone gotten 2 tons of creamed corn yet?
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2019-03-11 02:13:19 PM  
Was any of them two sets of wireless ear buds? Mine never showed up.
 
2019-03-11 02:14:07 PM  
One day I'm going to figure out who sent me the entire box set of Mama's Family DVDs and give them back if if it's last thing i ever do
 
2019-03-11 02:19:48 PM  
Alexa playing games with the meat puppets out of boredom?
 
2019-03-11 02:22:08 PM  

Slide10000: Alexa playing games with the meat puppets out of boredom?


You're wondering who to blame, now your ride has come up lame.
 
2019-03-11 02:22:46 PM  
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2019-03-11 02:30:42 PM  

caljar: WelldeadLink: Some believe the packages are being sent from sellers so they can play the system and leave phony positive reviews for their items.

I had some chinese company send me generic solo cups a couple of times last year.  They set up two accounts under my name at amazon, and left them selves positive reviews.   when I was on the phone with amazon, I told the rep to pick the oldest one, since I had it when they only sold books.  He said I had my account from before he was born.


Yeah... my Amazon account is old enough to drink, and almost old enough to run for Congress.
 
2019-03-11 02:31:06 PM  

marleymaniac: To date, I have received;
A can opener
A digital TV antenna
Camping lanterns
Rechargeable headlamp
Swimming Goggles
Bra strap extenders
Headphones

All random, no shipping labels. And oddly, we had conversations about needing most of these items prior to getting them. I think it's the personal assistant on my phone (google's) that is listening to us.

It doesn't scare me! I laugh each time, and hope it continues!


The toaster laughs too.
 
2019-03-11 02:31:33 PM  
Madman drummers bummers:Yeah... my Amazon account is old enough to drink, and almost old enough to run for Congress.

Probably just as sentient.
 
2019-03-11 02:31:50 PM  

berylman: One day I'm going to figure out who sent me the entire box set of Mama's Family DVDs and give them back if if it's last thing i ever do


Thats mean man
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/I mean getting the DVD's, not hunting down the sender
 
2019-03-11 02:32:31 PM  

nanim: Has anyone gotten 2 tons of creamed corn yet?
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2019-03-11 02:33:25 PM  

Ponzholio: One of the roommates, Annie, who asked KGW not to use her last name, suffered a tragic experience in her past when a family member was murdered. For her, she said the packages feel ominous.

I don't know why, and I'm sorry for her loss and all that, but this little bit struck me as funny. A family member was murdered so she's afraid of the Amazon guy? I mean, unless her relative was a victim of Ted Kaczynski or something...


I knew a lady who was murdered by a very casual acquaintance in early 1980's. In the few weeks prior to the death, she began receiving flowers, candy and such about twice a week. She was in the process of getting Law Enforcement involved at the time of her death.

/ Dude is still in prison AFAIK
 
2019-03-11 02:33:34 PM  

big pig peaches: WelldeadLink: Some believe the packages are being sent from sellers so they can play the system and leave phony positive reviews for their items.

If that's true, where can I sign up? I love free shiat.


This.
Whatever I don't want will become shiatty Christmas gifts.
 
2019-03-11 02:33:51 PM  

Madman drummers bummers: marleymaniac: To date, I have received;
A can opener
A digital TV antenna
Camping lanterns
Rechargeable headlamp
Swimming Goggles
Bra strap extenders
Headphones

All random, no shipping labels. And oddly, we had conversations about needing most of these items prior to getting them. I think it's the personal assistant on my phone (google's) that is listening to us.

It doesn't scare me! I laugh each time, and hope it continues!

The toaster laughs too.


Sees what you did there.
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2019-03-11 02:38:04 PM  

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I have that with eBay. To be fair, I have a general idea what's coming (my side hustle is antique dealer, and I buy certain little porcelain figurines in large batches) most of the time, but I've got orders for five different cheap Chinese UV flashlights out there, due any time between now and the end of May, and those are going to be a surprise when they finally show up. I think there's a package of CR-2032 batteries out there, too.

The one that gets me from Amazon is that I pre-order books, usually the paperback edition of a book that's only in hardcover now, and have totally forgotten about it when it's finally released and shows up on my doorstep. "Huh? What's this Amazon package?" *opens* "Oh, that book I pre-ordered in September!" *loses productivity for the rest of the day*
 
2019-03-11 02:40:50 PM  
I bought a pickup truck from a business liquidation auction site I don't remember bidding on. Fortunately it was a good deal
 
2019-03-11 02:41:52 PM  

Madman drummers bummers: caljar: WelldeadLink: Some believe the packages are being sent from sellers so they can play the system and leave phony positive reviews for their items.

I had some chinese company send me generic solo cups a couple of times last year.  They set up two accounts under my name at amazon, and left them selves positive reviews.   when I was on the phone with amazon, I told the rep to pick the oldest one, since I had it when they only sold books.  He said I had my account from before he was born.

Yeah... my Amazon account is old enough to drink, and almost old enough to run for Congress.


Mine dates back to when they were so small and so new that they sent out travel mugs to all their customers on Christmas. I still have mine somewhere.

Needs another 3 years before it can run for Congress, though.
 
2019-03-11 02:44:18 PM  

caljar: WelldeadLink: Some believe the packages are being sent from sellers so they can play the system and leave phony positive reviews for their items.

I had some chinese company send me generic solo cups a couple of times last year.  They set up two accounts under my name at amazon, and left them selves positive reviews.   when I was on the phone with amazon, I told the rep to pick the oldest one, since I had it when they only sold books.  He said I had my account from before he was born.


While I laughed and funnied your comment, are you saying your accounts were hacked?
 
2019-03-11 02:46:28 PM  
Was the lady in the article a Farkette with a wishlist and, uhm, pictures of a certain allure?
 
2019-03-11 02:48:42 PM  

Tom_Slick: I bought a pickup truck from a business liquidation auction site I don't remember bidding on. Fortunately it was a good deal


I think I'd have noticed a pickup truck!

The thing about this person freaking out about the random deliveries:

If she's really being stalked, the stalker already knows her name and address. The fact that they're sending stuff from Amazon instead of Fred's Florist isn't any different. She wants Amazon to "change their policies" to prevent this, but how is Amazon supposed to differentiate between some stalker sending her pointless stuff and me sending my BIL a birthday present?
 
2019-03-11 02:49:18 PM  

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2019-03-11 02:51:03 PM  
But did you get your Guinness bar towel?
 
2019-03-11 03:03:07 PM  
You could do a great comedy sketch with some body throwing out something they really hate and having it keep coming back. No matter what.
 
2019-03-11 03:12:59 PM  

Worldwalker: Tom_Slick: I bought a pickup truck from a business liquidation auction site I don't remember bidding on. Fortunately it was a good deal

I think I'd have noticed a pickup truck!

The thing about this person freaking out about the random deliveries:

If she's really being stalked, the stalker already knows her name and address. The fact that they're sending stuff from Amazon instead of Fred's Florist isn't any different. She wants Amazon to "change their policies" to prevent this, but how is Amazon supposed to differentiate between some stalker sending her pointless stuff and me sending my BIL a birthday present?


Yeah I agree, I send friends and relatives gifts from amazon all the time. It is awesome.
 
2019-03-11 03:26:58 PM  

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Good lord that was us this Christmas. Every day for weeks we got at least one package. Everything was OK until we got three boxes that my wife couldn't remember ordering. There was a sundress, a Star Wars T-shirt and a table book of science photos. A couple days later my son called and said, "Hey, I ordered some stuff for my fiancee and had it shipped to your house so it would be a surprise. Did it show up?"
 
2019-03-11 03:30:07 PM  

Tom_Slick: Worldwalker: Tom_Slick: I bought a pickup truck from a business liquidation auction site I don't remember bidding on. Fortunately it was a good deal

I think I'd have noticed a pickup truck!

The thing about this person freaking out about the random deliveries:

If she's really being stalked, the stalker already knows her name and address. The fact that they're sending stuff from Amazon instead of Fred's Florist isn't any different. She wants Amazon to "change their policies" to prevent this, but how is Amazon supposed to differentiate between some stalker sending her pointless stuff and me sending my BIL a birthday present?

Yeah I agree, I send friends and relatives gifts from amazon all the time. It is awesome.


I was staying with some acquaintances and their son gave them a new TV...but not the right cable. And they lived an hour+ from the nearest possible place to buy one...in Maine...in December. I got on my phone, and had the proper cable overnighted from Amazon.

I'm living hundreds of miles from my nearest family. Amazon is a lifesaver for birthday and Christmas presents. I still wind up mailing out the weird stuff (we're all collectors of something or other) but, say, a new electric drill is an Amazon thing. When Soosh was in the hospital, I sent him a big box of his favorite tea. Then there are the times I've been out of town and needed something bad (the camera battery charger I'd left home on a photo trip, the table skirt clips that, unlike the three sizes I'd brought, actually fit my table at a convention) that I've had it sent to some hotel or convention  center.

One of the major benefits of Amazon shipping, especially Prime, is being able to send stuff to other than Me, Here.
 
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