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642 clicks; posted to Business » on 06 Jul 2022 at 10:50 AM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-07-06 9:41:08 AM  
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2022-07-06 9:48:36 AM  
As a lazy fatass, I can attest that the only delivery service worse than Doordash is Grubhub.
 
2022-07-06 10:35:09 AM  
FTFA: "The value of a Prime membership continues to grow with this offer," said Jamil Ghani, vice president of Amazon Prime

Somebody needs to explain to him that it's only value if it's a value to the customer. This is one of the most basic principles of bundling.

For those of us that don't use food delivery (or some of the other features of Prime), it's just one more reason to question the price of a bundle that keeps increasing in cost without delivering any additional benefits to us.
 
2022-07-06 11:08:20 AM  
Some fingers into the restaurant industry?
 
2022-07-06 11:16:35 AM  
This is like groupon all over again.

Also, amazon adding grubhub is like costco adding car buying to their services.
 
2022-07-06 11:29:00 AM  

mr0x: This is like groupon all over again.

Also, amazon adding grubhub is like costco adding car buying to their services.


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2022-07-06 11:40:39 AM  
I think its great in thought, but I see 2 huge issues.  1) Grubhub (well all of them) brings the price of meal to 2x what I would pay to pick it up.  I am in the 'burbs, so 20 -30 minutes round trip to get dinner picked up is still cheaper than the $40-50 I would pay for the same wait to have them do it.  2). Prime had gone same day delivery prior to lock downs, now they dont even offer next day, as they are so short of drivers.   Who is going to do this magic work of delivering the food?
 
2022-07-06 11:43:43 AM  
Want to increase value?  Just stop adding extra features, and stop raising the farking price.
 
2022-07-06 11:44:24 AM  

tobcc: I think its great in thought, but I see 2 huge issues.  1) Grubhub (well all of them) brings the price of meal to 2x what I would pay to pick it up.  I am in the 'burbs, so 20 -30 minutes round trip to get dinner picked up is still cheaper than the $40-50 I would pay for the same wait to have them do it.  2). Prime had gone same day delivery prior to lock downs, now they dont even offer next day, as they are so short of drivers.   Who is going to do this magic work of delivering the food?


I wonder if they're going to try to get GrubHub drivers to drive Amazon prime parcels.
 
2022-07-06 11:44:54 AM  

inglixthemad: mr0x: This is like groupon all over again.

Also, amazon adding grubhub is like costco adding car buying to their services.

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I only recently learned they were still in business when I saw advertising for them.
 
2022-07-06 11:51:09 AM  
Unless you're a business I don't understand why people pay for prime. Especially with the outrageous price now.

I was shocked at how much prime video you still had to pay for. What other benefits make it worth it? Is it really that necessary to get bullshiat you don't need shipped to you quicker? Regular free shipping is still pretty quick.
 
2022-07-06 12:14:36 PM  

Karma Chameleon: Unless you're a business I don't understand why people pay for prime. Especially with the outrageous price now.

I was shocked at how much prime video you still had to pay for. What other benefits make it worth it? Is it really that necessary to get bullshiat you don't need shipped to you quicker? Regular free shipping is still pretty quick.


Very valid point, especially as more shopping/pick up options pop up. I use prime but we have it set up to be a good value, which is not always possible for everyone.

For one, there is a way to add another person to a "family" type account, so I share prime with my parents but get my own portal so we don't see each other's purchases and notifications. It's a great feature if you can double up!

Seriously if you want some free prime and someone you know pays for it LOOK INTO THIS!!!!!

My siblings also use my parents account but shares her login (nerd of the family gets the perks!). Also we live in a rural area where Wal Mart is the only big box option (like no Target, the closest mall is an hour away). I'm only a fan of a few pieces of Wal Mart (great toy section if you have kiddos or need a gift). If I can plan a few days ahead I greatly prefer a delivery, also there are a lot more options and reviews than the store, like I was getting mouse traps the other day and random stuff like that. We collectively use the streaming a bit.

Flip side, this grub hub thing we 0% care about. They are too far for deliveries, and I just don't wanna pay for the convenience or even eat out much. So this will errode the value I get if costs are shifted to the subscription.
 
2022-07-06 12:20:44 PM  
One of the things Amazon corporate mentioned in an interview is that they price prime competitively because people on prime tend to order more things from Amazon, so it is in some ways a loss leader. Grubhub may work the same way. If you get a discount for having prime, those people may order more grubhub and generate more business.
 
2022-07-06 12:42:23 PM  
I use GrubHub exactly once per month because I have an American Express card that gives me $10 free GrubHub once per month. I always order from the same place because very few places accept GrubHub, and I always order pickup.

It's basically $10 in free food every month. Other than that, I never use it.

Same deal with UberEats. $10 free once per month. Always from the same place, always pickup. Never use it otherwise.
 
2022-07-06 3:22:20 PM  

Sim Tree: tobcc: I think its great in thought, but I see 2 huge issues.  1) Grubhub (well all of them) brings the price of meal to 2x what I would pay to pick it up.  I am in the 'burbs, so 20 -30 minutes round trip to get dinner picked up is still cheaper than the $40-50 I would pay for the same wait to have them do it.  2). Prime had gone same day delivery prior to lock downs, now they dont even offer next day, as they are so short of drivers.   Who is going to do this magic work of delivering the food?

I wonder if they're going to try to get GrubHub drivers to drive Amazon prime parcels.


reverse the idea and you may be closer.

have amazon drivers pick up take-out enroute on slow days.
 
2022-07-06 4:20:42 PM  

mr0x: This is like groupon all over again.

Also, amazon adding grubhub is like costco adding car buying to their services.


i got my new truck through Costco, at below msrp no less
 
2022-07-06 4:46:09 PM  

Thank You Black Jesus!: mr0x: This is like groupon all over again.

Also, amazon adding grubhub is like costco adding car buying to their services.

i got my new truck through Costco, at below msrp no less


Yeah they have agreements with dealerships, kind of like how it is good to prequalify for a car loan. You have an idea what the price/rate should be and it's a bit simpler to make a decision. Also a good place for appliances and a few other little perks (and possibly vacations, but I don't know anyone personally that has used that service).

My bank also had a car loan service with certain dealerships, that was handy as well.
 
2022-07-06 6:59:34 PM  

mr0x: This is like groupon all over again.

Also, amazon adding grubhub is like costco adding car buying to their services.


GropeOn does, in fact, provide a valuable service.
 
2022-07-06 7:01:03 PM  
finally!!

Amazon is going to help me turn into a fat, sit at home hog that eats and plays video games.

perfecto!!
 
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