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(Fark)   Subby's irked because Amazon sellers keep doing the "a shipping label has been prepared" thing and then never actually sending out the ordered item (and only grudgingly refunds the money). Is he just lucky, or is this a scam everyone's experiencing?   (fark.com) divider line
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145 clicks; posted to Discussion » on 15 Mar 2019 at 4:35 PM (10 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2019-03-15 01:32:47 PM  
Does the URL of your amazon website happen to be thedeepamazonaskjldhsajukdhsdas.onion by chance?

I havent had this problem, maybe your address is goofed or are you buying offsite @ amazon? Not sure but does not happen to me and i order something every other day or better for me & friends/family.
 
2019-03-15 03:55:47 PM  
I haven't had it happen with Amazon, but a Kickstarter I backed printed a shipping label in January, then sat on it for about 2 months before finally shipping it out.
 
2019-03-15 04:06:08 PM  
I'm sorry, sir, this is an eBay.
 
2019-03-15 04:58:35 PM  
The Amazon sellers I've had with the messages of Item Shipped except only the label was prepared generally end up just being slow.  Had one not show up, and no trouble getting a replacement sent.  Still, I do try to go with items handled by Amazon specifically.

/Now curious if Best Buy is having second thoughts about a sale price they had yesterday and if my order is going to be honored or not.
 
2019-03-15 05:10:15 PM  

Myk-House of El: Still, I do try to go with items handled by Amazon specifically.


I don't.

AMZN has yet to deliver a package within their original delivery window.
 
2019-03-15 05:10:19 PM  
Maybe nobody likes you
 
2019-03-15 05:28:20 PM  
Happened to me, but not through Amazon. I had ordered a Bialetti coffee thingy, and they pulled that "shipping label" crap with me. I finally got my money back 2 months later and bought from their competition. Bialetti's customer service was insulting.
 
2019-03-15 05:45:05 PM  
if that's happened more than once, why the hell do you keep buying from the independents instead of just using Amazon Prime or Amazon's own listings?  What kind of obscure sh*t are you buying?
 
2019-03-15 06:03:22 PM  
This month, I've been randomly sent the wrong stuff from them. Nothing good, sadly.
 
2019-03-15 06:11:14 PM  
Most of the things that I order off site are used books, and pretty much all the secondary agents have been fairly quick--two or three days behind Amazon, but within the time-frame that they have suggested. I've been filling in gaps in my library with books that I've read, but don't currently own, and updating series that I've sort of left on the back burner for a while. Probably ordered 40-60 books in the last four months, and while most have been used, they've been dialed in tight for time, and most of the books were in very good condition even. I can't say that I've had many problems with Amazon and deliveries overall.

What sort of secondaries are you dialing up? I rarely have to go off site to find most of what I'm looking for--off site, I can get a better price some times, especially for used books, but that's about it.
 
2019-03-15 06:24:28 PM  
Sometimes you don't get the item as pictured or described.  Took a gamble and ordered a guitar through them (An all-black Jackson with a hardtail bridge I couldn't find anywhere at that price) and while I received a beautiful and more expensive Jackson Soloist, I wanted the hardtail because I hate the Floyd Rose-bridge setup.

They offered to take it back for a full refund but after several angry emails, offers and counter-offers, I manged to wrangle a $350 refund from them (they had originally offered me $100).
Kept the guitar, took it to a shop and used the cash to block the bridge.

Still came out on top but never again.
/Gear-head CSB.
 
2019-03-15 07:15:27 PM  

Myk-House of El: The Amazon sellers I've had with the messages of Item Shipped except only the label was prepared generally end up just being slow.


I get the equivalent of this on ebay, I think their motivation is it makes the seller look good by giving the impression of having shipped the item quickly. Stuff always arrives in the end, and given that's the important bit, having to wait through a "shipping information received" doesn't bother me.
 
2019-03-15 07:23:12 PM  

Timmy the Tumor: if that's happened more than once, why the hell do you keep buying from the independents instead of just using Amazon Prime or Amazon's own listings?  What kind of obscure sh*t are you buying?


That's like saying why on earth do you want something that is not on Amazon Prime or Amazon's own listings? Why can't you just conform and want exactly what everyone else wants? You should be happy to take whatever crap the biggest companies offer, and be glad to pay whatever price they ask.
 
2019-03-15 07:45:00 PM  
Subby, are you by chance ordering items from a third-party vendor in a very large asian country?  I have ordered things from Amazon third-party sellers in China..."ITEM HAS SHIPPED"....and the wait begins.   Weeks can go by, and I'll keep checking tracking..."ITEM HAS SHIPPED"...another couple weeks go by....**insert tick-tock sounds and a visual montage of clocks and seasons changing and flowers growing and dying here**... "ITEM HAS SHIPPED"... and magically, about 12 weeks later...BAM! It shows up in my mailbox!  :D

I've learned third-party vendors do not work on the same expected timeline as Amazon does, but 99% of the time the shiat does finally arrive.  Be patient.
 
2019-03-15 07:46:13 PM  
i avoid amazon, but sometime on ebay, but i'm i never order things i need in a day or three.  and if they don't end up shipping it ever i know ebay sides with the buyer in about 110% of disputes
 
2019-03-15 08:45:08 PM  
Talk to Amazon customer service.  They're pretty great.  I once got a free mattress.
 
2019-03-15 08:46:15 PM  

Nidiot: Timmy the Tumor: if that's happened more than once, why the hell do you keep buying from the independents instead of just using Amazon Prime or Amazon's own listings?  What kind of obscure sh*t are you buying?

That's like saying why on earth do you want something that is not on Amazon Prime or Amazon's own listings? Why can't you just conform and want exactly what everyone else wants? You should be happy to take whatever crap the biggest companies offer, and be glad to pay whatever price they ask.


I guess the question is: why is Smitty even using Amazon for the secondaries? Why not cut out the middle man and give the independents ALL the cash, instead of sliding Amazon a small cut for said item? And if you're not happy with Amazon's selection, why are you getting irked at their offerings, instead of going to said sellers' directly yourself?

It seems an odd thing to be annoyed by is all. No one's forcing you to use Amazon. This isn't Demolition Man, and all restaurants aren't Taco Bell...
 
2019-03-15 11:11:31 PM  
I've been farked by Amazon independent sellers twice. The items were both under $50, so I didn't particularly give a damn. Left a polite, yet scathing review; after the sellers requested one. (Dunno either, idiots??)
But that sorta crap was water under the bridge, and I found what I wanted elsewhere.

The only time I've had to file a grievance with Amazon was when I'd ordered a Cat S61 phone. About a grand after taxes and goodies. The parcel showed up with everything in it (charger, manual, screen protector, etc), but no f*cking phone!!

*Grrrrr*

Called Amazon customer service, two rings and the usual bot answered, "In a few words please describe the reason you're calling".
I thought: 'Here we go, I'm about to get the run around'.

But no, after about fifteen seconds an actual human answered! He verified my identity and account info, then I explained my issue. He transferred me to the resolutions center. A woman answered after about a minute on hold. I explained the issue to her and she started going through the file.
Then she tells me: "According to the shipping information, your parcel should have weighed 1.2 lbs, the carrier shows it only weighed 0.9 lbs, that tells me the phone was never in the box. So we're going to go ahead and refund your purchase. We'll take this matter up with the seller".

Five minutes on the phone and the problem was sorted.
That right there, gave me faith in Amazon. Great customer service!

/Fulfilled by Amazon, is the only way to go...
 
2019-03-16 12:21:31 AM  
Never happens to me. Maybe you fell for a "too good to be true" offer.
 
2019-03-16 04:28:27 AM  
I ordered a Gordon Freeman action figure from a third party Amazon seller. Unlike other geeks, I like to play with my things so I took it out of the box and noticed that it had 2 left arms. I returned the item and after about 2 months got it back marked 'address not found'.
 
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