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Amazon delivery times

  • 07-04-2022 1:14pm
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    My last 5 orders with Amazon have all taken a week on average before being despatched. The cynic in me thinks that Amazon has enough staff and that this is a deliberate tactic to push people into prime membership. Anyone else seeing the same trends?



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  • Registered Users Posts: 40,096 ✭✭✭✭ohnonotgmail


    Did they arrive when by the original delivery date?



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,889 ✭✭✭✭GBX


    Possibly to get as many on board before they open the Irish distribution centre. My deliveries have been grand however.



  • Registered Users Posts: 18,849 ✭✭✭✭Del2005


    They tell you the delivery date when you click on buy, a week or so for free shipping vs 2 days for Prime, and the only way to make it is to hold off shopping for a few days, the order will usually arrive before the delivery date. .

    If I need to get something quickly I just use an alias email and sign up for the 7 days free trial and cancel as soon as its dispatched. The only thing that Prime checks is the email address, you can have multiple Prime accounts with the same delivery address and card details.



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,999 ✭✭✭Caranica


    Even with prime shipping was taking a week the last few weeks but I ordered something Monday and it arrived yesterday



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,398 ✭✭✭✭Jim_Hodge


    They take a while to dispatch but I always have them on or before the advised delivery date for free shipping. Never too long at all.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,720 ✭✭✭Doodah7


    Obviously Prime shipping is going to be quicker. That is one of its main selling points!! Of course they deliberately delay delivery to non-Prime members, but there is nothing cynical about it. It is their business.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,716 ✭✭✭Xterminator


    The cynic in me thinks that Amazon has enough staff and that this is a deliberate tactic to push people into prime membership.

    I doubt that anyone thinks they have instructed their staff to sit on their hands and ignore your order either. Given their reputation etc.

    If you think they might be prioritizing prime orders over regulars ones, well that's exactly what they do, and that is one of the selling points of prime.



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