the purple tin wrote: »
I cannot believe the scale of this. Amazon are sending millions of perfectly good items, most of them unopened, to be destroyed or dumped every year because they have to keep constantly freeing up space in their warehouses.
The environmental impact of making and transporting all this gear around the world only to then have it destroyed must be huge.
Most of this stuff could go to charities, schools and libraries they are throwing away new laptops, tablets, power tools, smart TVs and books and thousands of unopened facemasks among other things.https://www.itv.com/news/2021-06-21/amazon-destroying-millions-of-items-of-unsold-stock-in-one-of-its-uk-warehouses-every-year-itv-news-investigation-finds
magicbastarder wrote: »
it's not uncommon for goods to be destroyed if they're not selling; manufacturers don't want to sell them at a price where they'll all sell because they're worried about cheapening their brand.
Gary kk wrote: »
I heard it was dairy farmers fault that the world is going to burn.
We poor people have to stop eating meat, driving cars and buying big houses - because... we are poor. Simple. It is all up to you if you do nothing and stay poor - or you get some brilliant idea and make multi billion fortune so will be allowed to waste millions of tons of products just for your fun.
That’s surely on the seller. You don’t have to do that.
‘I want to thank every Amazon employee, and every Amazon customer, because you guys paid for all this.’ jeff bezos after hs space flight.
that would rightly p*ss me off if i worked for amazon (i stopped buying from amazon some time ago)
You would be surprised how often customers do not bother sending goods back, even if it doesn't work well for them.
Policy of not-refunding price difference ensures that huge majority of customers did pay more they could if they put more effort into it.
Typically if you contact customer service and explain this they will just refund the difference.
I tried with different CS reps a total of 5 times and found the same end result. sent back my product and received a refund (albeit which another 4-5 calls to CS to get my money after 3-4 weeks). Ordered the exact same product at reduced price in the meantime. absolute madness
I never thought to do such I generally just wait until I am prepared to pay for something I order . Guess it's something for everyone to bare in mind that to send something back for a few euros is really damaging to the environment. I mean forget what amazon could do and just do what you or I can.