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998 clicks; posted to Business » on 01 Mar 2021 at 4:15 PM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-03-01 4:27:20 PM  
I still have to dress up before I go out to retrieve the package, right?
 
2021-03-01 4:29:03 PM  
A couple weeks ago my grocery store tried to sub Campbells cream of mushroom soup for the dried porcinis I had ordered. I really wondered how my personal shopper concluded that was a cromulent alternative.
 
2021-03-01 4:35:16 PM  
I am extra hesitant to do any of these trunk delivery/ door delivery services.  I am always afraid (especially the Walmart one) that it is going to be all the merchandise that was found in the wrong area of the store (hamburger meat in the tire section etc.) and then re-packed into your unsuspecting bags.

Then, I also wonder about the types of people who do the home deliveries.  My cousin is one of these type of Door Dash drivers and, to say the least, I'd never even park next to her car let alone accept anything from it.

I like to think I mitigate my chances of getting the reject foods by looking at it myself versus the overworked employee on the verge of saying farkit and not living up to corporate expectations.
 
2021-03-01 4:40:39 PM  
It won't work. Search Walmart on reddit.com/r/Doordash
 
2021-03-01 4:46:45 PM  

Grand_Theft_Audio: I am extra hesitant to do any of these trunk delivery/ door delivery services.  I am always afraid (especially the Walmart one) that it is going to be all the merchandise that was found in the wrong area of the store (hamburger meat in the tire section etc.) and then re-packed into your unsuspecting bags.

Then, I also wonder about the types of people who do the home deliveries.  My cousin is one of these type of Door Dash drivers and, to say the least, I'd never even park next to her car let alone accept anything from it.

I like to think I mitigate my chances of getting the reject foods by looking at it myself versus the overworked employee on the verge of saying farkit and not living up to corporate expectations.


I will say that I've ordered canned goods and such from Walmart a few times due to the pandemic. Most of the cans come dented, and I mean really dented like someone jumped on them. There is no way that they get like that during shipping, I think that they have a pile of scratch and dent stuff that they send out for mail order. I've had to throw some of them away because they looked unsafe, and there is really no easy way to return or complain. Also had busted and loose glass jars mixed in that had to be thrown, and smashed to 1' inch flat boxes of cereal.  Giving up on them for now, our local store is much better service but they don't carry everything.  Also scored 10 bottles of hydrogen peroxide that got randomly added to my order for no charge so if I ever figure out what to do with that stuff I'm all set.
 
2021-03-01 5:14:41 PM  

DRTFA: I still have to dress up before I go out to retrieve the package, right?


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2021-03-01 5:29:33 PM  

Grand_Theft_Audio: I am extra hesitant to do any of these trunk delivery/ door delivery services.  I am always afraid (especially the Walmart one) that it is going to be all the merchandise that was found in the wrong area of the store (hamburger meat in the tire section etc.) and then re-packed into your unsuspecting bags.

Then, I also wonder about the types of people who do the home deliveries.  My cousin is one of these type of Door Dash drivers and, to say the least, I'd never even park next to her car let alone accept anything from it.

I like to think I mitigate my chances of getting the reject foods by looking at it myself versus the overworked employee on the verge of saying farkit and not living up to corporate expectations.


So, I can speak to the first one as I have a friend who does it. No, that shiat doesn't occur.

The second one is the primary reason I won't do the home delivery. I've done it ONCE and the person seemed to be, and I cannot emphasize this enough, a farking idiot. Pulls up to the house, "please set everything in the breezeway where it's out of the sun, I'll bring it in as soon as you are done that way we have minimal contact", said person agrees. 1 min later, they are pulling out and ALL of my shiat is sitting on the driveway pavement, just out of my breezeway. And the pavement was hot as shiat being in the sun all day. So, ya, we don't do that anymore.
 
2021-03-01 5:41:58 PM  
The hell is a breezeway?
 
2021-03-01 5:56:11 PM  

masterofnothing: The hell is a breezeway?


It is like if you have a detached garage but it is connected to the house with a screened porch thing.
 
2021-03-01 5:56:50 PM  
Just got an order today that was of course missing an item. The Walmart that delivers to us is in a poor neighborhood so it isn't as stocked as one in a rich neighborhood. They are always out of stock of things I want and a lot of orders are missing items that I need to refund. It sucks but we are also poor, we don't have a car and public transportation does not go to the closest stores. Since the 99 Cent Only Store closed the only places I have are a crappy Target and an iffy Smart and Final. Target's always out of stock -- you name it they don't have it. Place gets emptied in a day and takes two weeks to restock upon which it's emptied that day and then another two weeks. With all of the Russians in my neighborhood I am beginning to wonder if I stepped through a portal into 1970s Moscow.

/ Long lines for no stock at high prices -- MUHRICA!
 
2021-03-01 5:59:49 PM  
CSB: I live right next door to an Amazon return center. When I need something same day but it's below $35 I just buy more and oops I ordered to much and return what I don't actually want.
 
2021-03-01 6:09:18 PM  

SumoJeb: A couple weeks ago my grocery store tried to sub Campbells cream of mushroom soup for the dried porcinis I had ordered. I really wondered how my personal shopper concluded that was a cromulent alternative.


Not the worst wtf substitution i have heard about by a personal shopper, read about one a few years before Covid struck where the shopper substituted lemon scented dish soap for a fresh lemon.
 
2021-03-01 6:10:13 PM  

masterofnothing: The hell is a breezeway?


Throughout the Edwardian period it was popular for upscale houses to have a spacious hall to nowhere, its purpose was a location reserved for the discreet release of flatulence.  Typically this room was an addition on to the home near the front door so visiting company can break wind, which was a common occurrence due to the diets and exercise habits during that time, without embarrassent before announcing their arrival.
 
2021-03-01 6:32:12 PM  

KarmicDisaster: masterofnothing: The hell is a breezeway?

It is like if you have a detached garage but it is connected to the house with a screened porch thing.


Sounds rich, white, and rich.

/Only one of those things.
//Not rich enough to have a breezeway.
 
2021-03-01 7:26:46 PM  

freakdiablo: KarmicDisaster: masterofnothing: The hell is a breezeway?

It is like if you have a detached garage but it is connected to the house with a screened porch thing.

Sounds rich, white, and rich.

/Only one of those things.
//Not rich enough to have a breezeway.


#WhitePeopleArchtecture
 
2021-03-01 7:40:47 PM  
we get groceries delivered by wal mart. i would not recommend it to anyone. each delivery comes with disappointment and a forced tip fee. i'm fine with tipping but i prefer to hand cash over to delivery person myself.

i had one order go undelivered, and i had to make multiple phone calls over a two day period to get the ball rolling. the people at wal mart did not give a damn over what i was charged for that was not delivered. it was like 16 year olds are running a large local business.
 
2021-03-01 7:41:44 PM  

freakdiablo: KarmicDisaster: masterofnothing: The hell is a breezeway?

It is like if you have a detached garage but it is connected to the house with a screened porch thing.

Sounds rich, white, and rich.

/Only one of those things.
//Not rich enough to have a breezeway.


Well, I guess. It is more of a Southern thing because the weather is nicer. If you could afford it, you would have an attached garage, so is definitely not a "rich" thing. Not sure where you are getting the "White".
 
2021-03-01 8:20:01 PM  

KarmicDisaster: I will say that I've ordered canned goods and such from Walmart a few times due to the pandemic. Most of the cans come dented, and I mean really dented like someone jumped on them. There is no way that they get like that during shipping, I think that they have a pile of scratch and dent stuff that they send out for mail order. I've had to throw some of them away because they looked unsafe, and there is really no easy way to return or complain.


In the UK all the big stores have home delivery, but the speed they have to pick at means there is no way they could have a section of dented cans to pick through. The picking is done in store with items in the order they are in each aisle, so if it isn't exactly where it should be it doesn't get picked. They just don't have time to search through a pile of dented cans to see if there is any there they could give you.
Also, when they're delivered you can reject and send back anything you want and it gets refunded. Can you not do that in the US? Here we just hand it back to the driver, they scan it and it gets refunded.
 
2021-03-01 9:48:26 PM  

Intrepid00: CSB: I live right next door to an Amazon return center. When I need something same day but it's below $35 I just buy more and oops I ordered to much and return what I don't actually want.


I do a nice trick with Walmart/Target when they have something online I want but not in stores, and it's under the 'free shipping' threshold. Usually you can add other items to the cart for in-store pickup and it still counts towards the free shipping. As soon as I place the order (at least with Target, Walmart I just never pickup the order and it refunds me after 5 days or so), I suddenly no longer need the in-store items and I cancel them. Online order still ships out for free.
 
2021-03-01 10:06:32 PM  
We use Instacart. There have been a few errors, but it still beats going to a crowded store with non-masked idiots, long lines, etc. They are also pretty good with customer service via their live chat. I just wish they would deliver alcohol and had more stores from which to choose (both issues are specific to my area).

Not having to go to the grocery store has been great.
 
2021-03-01 10:18:24 PM  

SumoJeb: A couple weeks ago my grocery store tried to sub Campbells cream of mushroom soup for the dried porcinis I had ordered. I really wondered how my personal shopper concluded that was a cromulent alternative.


because i hate you
 
2021-03-01 10:44:22 PM  

KarmicDisaster: Southern thing because the weather is nicer.


I feel the need to protest this.
 
2021-03-02 12:33:51 AM  

freakdiablo: KarmicDisaster: masterofnothing: The hell is a breezeway?

It is like if you have a detached garage but it is connected to the house with a screened porch thing.

Sounds rich, white, and rich.

/Only one of those things.
//Not rich enough to have a breezeway.


Plenty of breeze ways in california. Your carriage house was not connected to your living house. Naturally people threw up beams and a roof to connect them to keep out of the elements.
 
2021-03-02 8:01:28 AM  

freakdiablo: KarmicDisaster: masterofnothing: The hell is a breezeway?

It is like if you have a detached garage but it is connected to the house with a screened porch thing.

Sounds rich, white, and rich.

/Only one of those things.
//Not rich enough to have a breezeway.


A detached garage is not a sign of wealth you know... Unless you're just making a point that home ownership makes one rich.
 
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