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Mynatt said: I’ve had this happen a lot, even on Prime items. You can’t assume the logistics are “logical”.
77ncaachamps said: From my experience in the midwest, US, Amazon uses USPS, UPS, and Amazon Logistics about equally. The big advantage of a locker is foiling porch pirates.
Cheapest I’ve seen at Amazon (I had purchased it before at $52)
Dismayed considering the box wasn’t damaged or crushed AND it was delivered to an Amazon Locker!
shame on you, Amazon!
it was purchased directly from Amazon, not a third party. I rarely purchase from a third party on Amazon’s site.
and I got a shipment in...
boy this takes the cake for protective shipping.
all I got in this box (which was crushed) was this small strip of paper.
one measly thin strip of paper. Nothing for the sides.
nothing for the other side.
Not even air packaged bubbles.
just less than a yard of of paper.
Sets are dented and suffered collapses on vulnerable spots.
very disappointed in amazon, which is making tons of money...
here is the UWing box IN THE MIDDLE of the two boxes.
either these are returns, damaged inventory, or boxes damaged when packing.
this is not cool
But I'm not. And as a gift it looks...well...scraggly.
I guess I'm expecting too much from them for better shipping precautions but I don't think so.
I believe they are having difficulty getting enough workers for their distribution centers and delivery, and driving the ones they have pretty hard. The delivery drivers around here have started delivering to the wrong house despite easily readable house numbers in my neighborhood. My guess is they stop when google maps tells them they have reached the address and they don’t even look for the house number.
also, that’s why I prefer they deliver to my workplace, but I guess that doesn’t guarantee that they won’t deliver it to the wrong address/business!
I understand and accept those cost savings, but when it starts to impact the quality of merchandise received, it's a problem.
The condition of the Lego box is an intrinsic part of the value of the set. If it didn't matter Lego could save a lot of money by putting sets in plain cardboard boxes. If an online retailer wants my business, I expect the merchandise to be in the same condition as if I bought it in the store. As Lego enthusiasts, we all know that a set in a damaged box is worth less than one in pristine condition.
Can you imagine if it wasn't a Lego box rather food from Whole Foods?
Amazon certainly has some quality control issues. I think people expect them to be a little more responsible for the amount of money they are given.
The funny thing is I started shopping on Amazon over 14 years ago because I didn't trust retail. Now I shop more in retail stores as I don't trust Amazon. I would suggest to just shop somewhere else as soon as they screw up. No need to give them umpteenth chances and then get banned for returning that LEGO set that looked like it went through a war zone.
Maybe I'm not so common. I'm a person that builds AND I'm a Lego box collector. I keep every box I open. But I can't build fast enough to open every set right away either. My parts collection rank is 257th, which I think means I’ve got more than most. But I'm sure I have twice as much NISBs than I have opened.
I would love to be able to sell a few sets sometime in the future to put a dent in the 10s of thousands of dollars I've spent on this hobby. That was the plan anyway. Will it happen? Maybe, maybe not. If it does I'll be a reseller, a collector, a builder, and a box collector that likes both his opened and unopened boxes NOT destroyed.
The box part makes me unusual, but why do people have to be labeled one thing or another? It's a common theme everywhere on this forum, just sayin.
If you've spent time researching aftermarket potential on a set you've probably learned Amazon often doesn't provide the best shipping protection.
I once heard someone say you can have something fast, good, or cheap. Pick any two, but not all three. It was in reference to food, but I find it applicable to online shopping as well.
Apparently fast and cheap aren't good enough for some people.
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