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(The Week)   Amazon confirms first case of coronavirus at a U.S. warehouse, could mean they'll shut down everything in the near future. And you thought you were going to get your much needed supplies soon   (theweek.com) divider line
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2020-03-19 11:39:31 AM  
Guess I'll buy that backup flesh light now.
 
2020-03-19 11:39:31 AM  
Just got my last shipment this morning. It was 5-gallon water jugs. I hope I don't need them.
 
2020-03-19 11:39:56 AM  
I heard yesterday that they were stopping shipping of all non-essential/medical items.
 
2020-03-19 11:42:15 AM  
This is Bezos taking revenge on Queens for not letting him have a Long Island City helipad.
 
2020-03-19 11:42:38 AM  
*Ahem* fark.
 
2020-03-19 11:42:46 AM  
This is only going to accelerate automation of said warehouses.
 
2020-03-19 11:42:46 AM  
Gee, a multi-billion dollar company who treats their warehouse employees like expendable cattle is having problem with basic sanitary protocols.  Who'd've thunk it?
 
2020-03-19 11:43:07 AM  
Would ordering six dozen butt plugs today be considered hoarding?

/asking for a friend, obviously.
 
2020-03-19 11:43:24 AM  

EdwardTellerhands: This is Bezos taking revenge on Queens for not letting him have a Long Island City helipad.


Queens is already a hell pad.
 
2020-03-19 11:43:58 AM  

markie_farkie: Would ordering six dozen butt plugs today be considered hoarding?

/asking for a friend, obviously.


Depends on how far you stick 'em up there, I guess.
 
2020-03-19 11:44:20 AM  

TheSteelCricket: I heard yesterday that they were stopping shipping of all non-essential/medical items.


This is inaccurate.  They were no longer ordering new non-essential items from distributors and businesses to fill warehouse orders.  They were still accepting delivery of non-essential items already in transit from those distributors and businesses. Their warehouses have plenty of stuff already there, so this should not affect anything for a while.

Source - https://thehill.com/policy/technology​/​488037-amazon-suspending-shipments-of-​non-essential-items-to-warehouses
 
2020-03-19 11:44:20 AM  

markie_farkie: Would ordering six dozen butt plugs today be considered hoarding?

/asking for a friend, obviously.


Only six dozen? Your friend is a prude.
 
2020-03-19 11:44:34 AM  

TheSteelCricket: I heard yesterday that they were stopping shipping of all non-essential/medical items.


This is true, my wife is working at one of the warehouses at night now to make ends meet because her accounting bis has gone south. They did this and gave everyone an across the board $2 raise because its getting so busy.
 
2020-03-19 11:45:17 AM  
Sweet, this means that my neighbor who has apparently been ordering all basic necessities on Amazon and building a pile of empty delivery boxes in our common hallway might be forced to knock it off.
 
2020-03-19 11:45:27 AM  
Shutting down Amazon for a month after this is all over would be a huge help toward rebooting local businesses.
 
2020-03-19 11:47:03 AM  
Yeah sure bro. Bezos aint shutting down anything.
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2020-03-19 11:47:30 AM  
My wife works for General Mills. Pretty interesting hearing how they're trying to keep up with the demand. It will be very interesting (read: scary) to see what happens if plants start shutting down.
 
2020-03-19 11:47:41 AM  
Moot - my area hasn't had an open doorstep or attended delivery window for three days now, counting today.
 
2020-03-19 11:48:58 AM  

sassyfrancis: Shutting down Amazon for a month after this is all over would be a huge help toward rebooting local businesses.


Except people aren't and shouldn't be going out because of, you know, that whole pandemic thing
 
2020-03-19 11:48:58 AM  
research suggests that the virus can live on cardboard for 24 hours

We're safe then.
That crap sits in warehouses for years.
 
2020-03-19 11:50:14 AM  
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2020-03-19 11:50:43 AM  

sassyfrancis: Shutting down Amazon for a month after this is all over would be a huge help toward rebooting local businesses.


Yup. Suspend the amazon stock on the stock market, then say they will be shut down for an extended period of time, then a few months later, re-start it
 
2020-03-19 11:50:51 AM  

TheSteelCricket: I heard yesterday that they were stopping shipping of all non-essential/medical items.


Medical items seem fairly essential.
 
2020-03-19 11:50:55 AM  
SOON...

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2020-03-19 11:52:34 AM  

GardenWeasel: SOON...

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As long as the logo says "Amazon" and not "Hyperion" I think we are safe
 
2020-03-19 11:58:24 AM  
GardenWeasel: SOON...

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Weeks later.

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2020-03-19 11:58:44 AM  

Action Replay Nick: Just got my last shipment this morning. It was 5-gallon water jugs. I hope I don't need them.


If it gets to the point where the water and power systems are affected we'll be into zombie apocalypse territory.
 
2020-03-19 12:02:23 PM  

markie_farkie: Would ordering six dozen butt plugs today be considered hoarding?

/asking for a friend, obviously.


Feeling a bit anal retentive are we?

/ I'll see myself out.
 
2020-03-19 12:04:05 PM  

GardenWeasel: SOON...

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Can it put the box down and put the mat on top of the box?
 
2020-03-19 12:06:36 PM  
Robots can't catch this stuff. Can they?
 
2020-03-19 12:08:05 PM  
(post COVID pandemic)

Amazon: "Welp, we stepped up automation to keep up, now we don't need workers. Happy layoff day, everyone!"
 
2020-03-19 12:09:52 PM  

UNC_Samurai: This is only going to accelerate automation of said warehouses.


Probably for the best when ya learn how poorly the workers there are treated
 
2020-03-19 12:13:19 PM  

BusinessPenguin: GardenWeasel: SOON...

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As long as the logo says "Amazon" and not "Hyperion" I think we are safe


...like they won't be one and the same when the time comes...
 
2020-03-19 12:22:52 PM  
Raises the question - if the death rate is 10%, exactly how shiatty does life have to get until the other 90% say, "fark it, I got mine"?
 
2020-03-19 12:26:12 PM  

Outlawtsar: TheSteelCricket: I heard yesterday that they were stopping shipping of all non-essential/medical items.

This is inaccurate.  They were no longer ordering new non-essential items from distributors and businesses to fill warehouse orders.  They were still accepting delivery of non-essential items already in transit from those distributors and businesses. Their warehouses have plenty of stuff already there, so this should not affect anything for a while.

Source - https://thehill.com/policy/technology/​488037-amazon-suspending-shipments-of-​non-essential-items-to-warehouses


Here's the interesting thing tho. If folks aren't buying cheap and non essential shiat on Amazon, how is Jeff making money?

Sure he's got his fingers in other pies, and I know it's hard to make the richest man in the world go bankrupt, but still, that's gonna be felt. Jeff may actually lose money not selling useless shiat.

If he's smart, and I know he is, he'd do everything possible to keep shipments of medicine, cleaning products and anything essential being produced and moving out to the public. Maybe he could make better use of his massive delivery system to help the government get shiat done too. Maybe he's already coordinating that. Of course he doesn't need the money, but if he's smart he'll make sure his workers are getting massive checks to keep things going. Keep them healthy, fed and happy. That'll keep him wealthy and wise.
 
2020-03-19 12:30:24 PM  

sassyfrancis: Shutting down Amazon for a month after this is all over would be a huge help toward rebooting local businesses.


Local businesses? What local businesses? Most of them went out a long time ago, or are already so crippled that there's no way they can step up their volume of business 3x or whatever at a week's notice.

Local business is like an ecosystem. If it gets poisoned, then even if you remove the poison, you won't get your old ecosystem back overnight.  And certainly not if you only suspend it for a month or whatever..
 
2020-03-19 12:31:45 PM  
fark Jeff bezos and fark all y'all who support him
 
2020-03-19 12:49:30 PM  

BlackChickWhiteAccent: Outlawtsar: TheSteelCricket: I heard yesterday that they were stopping shipping of all non-essential/medical items.

This is inaccurate.  They were no longer ordering new non-essential items from distributors and businesses to fill warehouse orders.  They were still accepting delivery of non-essential items already in transit from those distributors and businesses. Their warehouses have plenty of stuff already there, so this should not affect anything for a while.

Source - https://thehill.com/policy/technology/​488037-amazon-suspending-shipments-of-​non-essential-items-to-warehouses

Here's the interesting thing tho. If folks aren't buying cheap and non essential shiat on Amazon, how is Jeff making money?

Sure he's got his fingers in other pies, and I know it's hard to make the richest man in the world go bankrupt, but still, that's gonna be felt. Jeff may actually lose money not selling useless shiat.

If he's smart, and I know he is, he'd do everything possible to keep shipments of medicine, cleaning products and anything essential being produced and moving out to the public. Maybe he could make better use of his massive delivery system to help the government get shiat done too. Maybe he's already coordinating that. Of course he doesn't need the money, but if he's smart he'll make sure his workers are getting massive checks to keep things going. Keep them healthy, fed and happy. That'll keep him wealthy and wise.


The Amazon storefront is actually a relatively small part of the "whole" Amazon these days, it gets dwarfed by AWS.  And with everyone working remotely, I'm sure that part is seeing a huge uptick in demand.
 
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2020-03-19 12:51:03 PM  
Not sweating it. I get everything from Autofac.
 
2020-03-19 12:57:33 PM  

TheSteelCricket: I heard yesterday that they were stopping shipping of all non-essential/medical items.


I had to order a 6-pack of diabetic testing strips for my dad. Medicare pays for 1 bottle of 50 a month at $39.99 a box. I ordered 6 boxes for $38. Thank god they're already on their way. Our delivery time for items not already in  the PHX warehouse is 4 to 5 days. And that's with the Prime ripoff.
 
2020-03-19 12:59:15 PM  
"...research suggests that the virus can live on cardboard for 24 hours, so there's a possibility that packages sick employees send may be contagious..."

Greaaaaaat. Click here for Covid-19 Same Day Delivery via Amazon! What an exciting time to be alive coontil it kills you).
 
2020-03-19 1:01:52 PM  

UNC_Samurai: This is only going to accelerate automation of said warehouses.


I was thinking about this yesterday.

You thought automation was a threat before?  How does it look now that businesses notice that Robbie the Robot is immune and doesn't need to self-isolate.
 
2020-03-19 1:02:13 PM  
How will I order my coronavirus now?
 
2020-03-19 1:03:19 PM  

markie_farkie: Would ordering six dozen butt plugs today be considered hoarding?

/asking for a friend, obviously.


If you plan on using them all at the same time, then no.
 
2020-03-19 1:04:17 PM  

Wendigogo: "...research suggests that the virus can live on cardboard for 24 hours, so there's a possibility that packages sick employees send may be contagious..."

Greaaaaaat. Click here for Covid-19 Same Day Delivery via Amazon! What an exciting time to be alive coontil it kills you).


coontil it kills you)

Wtf fat fingers and autocorrect?
 
2020-03-19 1:07:43 PM  
Well, I just ordered a headset since I am working from home. It said it would be delivered by Sunday March 23. We shall see.
 
2020-03-19 1:10:51 PM  

Wendigogo: Wendigogo: "...research suggests that the virus can live on cardboard for 24 hours, so there's a possibility that packages sick employees send may be contagious..."

Greaaaaaat. Click here for Covid-19 Same Day Delivery via Amazon! What an exciting time to be alive coontil it kills you).

coontil it kills you)

Wtf fat fingers and autocorrect?


The filter took your parenthesis followed by "unt" as an attempt to use a naughty word.
 
2020-03-19 1:13:30 PM  
I kind of want to buy something from Amazon while I still can. Don't know what to get though. TP or cleaning supplies just feels too cliche.
 
2020-03-19 1:14:27 PM  

GardenWeasel: SOON...

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By then, no one will be home.
 
2020-03-19 1:16:24 PM  

pacified: fark Jeff bezos and fark all y'all who support him


OK, Sam Walton
 
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