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Offline abcdefghijk

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Re: Amazon to open distribution center at Bulova-Woodside
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2018, 11:14:20 AM »
It would be GREAT to have a pickup there if you need something immediately. Or at least as soon as it gets there to the center.

I will suggest it to them!

Just saying that actually Amazon does have this option I was suggesting and it's already happening in Seattle. It's in this NY Times article below...

O ye of little faith! :D

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/23/technology/amazon-seattle-testing.html

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Re: Amazon to open distribution center at Bulova-Woodside
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2018, 11:34:26 AM »
It would be GREAT to have a pickup there if you need something immediately. Or at least as soon as it gets there to the center.

I will suggest it to them!

Just saying that actually Amazon does have this option I was suggesting and it's already happening in Seattle. It's in this NY Times article below...

O ye of little faith! :D

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/23/technology/amazon-seattle-testing.html

It doesn't mention anything about being able to get your items immediately. I just don't see how picking up at a center is preferable to having something delivered to your door.

I suppose, in theory, if you are really desperate for an item and are willing to go to the distribution center to get it, you might get your item a few hours before a delivery person is able to drop it at your door. But...in NYC where most don't have cars, and people are generally working during the day, how is this really beneficial to most people? If they ever do start this service, I can't imagine that I would ever want or need to use it. Seems like a time waster instead of a time saver.

The article mentions that such centers are popular in college areas where people don't have the luxury of being able to get their package dropped at their door. I guess for people like that, it makes sense. But I have a great UPS guy who comes to my building every day and drops packages right in front of my apartment door, and you can't beat that!  ;D

But yes, you were right that the option exists.

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Re: Amazon to open distribution center at Bulova-Woodside
« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2018, 12:59:35 PM »
It would be GREAT to have a pickup there if you need something immediately. Or at least as soon as it gets there to the center.

I will suggest it to them!

Just saying that actually Amazon does have this option I was suggesting and it's already happening in Seattle. It's in this NY Times article below...

O ye of little faith! :D

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/23/technology/amazon-seattle-testing.html

It doesn't mention anything about being able to get your items immediately. I just don't see how picking up at a center is preferable to having something delivered to your door.

I suppose, in theory, if you are really desperate for an item and are willing to go to the distribution center to get it, you might get your item a few hours before a delivery person is able to drop it at your door. But...in NYC where most don't have cars, and people are generally working during the day, how is this really beneficial to most people? If they ever do start this service, I can't imagine that I would ever want or need to use it. Seems like a time waster instead of a time saver.

The article mentions that such centers are popular in college areas where people don't have the luxury of being able to get their package dropped at their door. I guess for people like that, it makes sense. But I have a great UPS guy who comes to my building every day and drops packages right in front of my apartment door, and you can't beat that!  ;D

But yes, you were right that the option exists.

It also helps for people that live in buildings that don't have someone at the door to hold the packages for them. I don't want to think about how often packages were getting stolen from lobbies from people getting in the building, or worse just being left in the vestibule where anyone can just grab them.

I've even had times where I stayed home to get a package and they didn't even ring they just dumped it in the lobby and left. Not all the time, but if I'm going to stay home to receive and expensive package i'd actually rather be able to just grab it from a distribution center where I know exactly when I'm going to get it and not wait on a variable time delivery where I missed it because I was in the bathroom.

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Re: Amazon to open distribution center at Bulova-Woodside
« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2018, 01:49:55 PM »
amazon is particularly frustrating because, to paraphrase forrest gump, you never know who's going to be doing the delivery. could be USPS (most reliable to me), could be UPS, could be one of Amazon's own drivers....


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Re: Amazon to open distribution center at Bulova-Woodside
« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2019, 07:03:30 PM »
I had terrible experiences with Amazon this holiday season. Things were lost but the shipping info didn't keep up. Poor drivers who said it was delivered when it was still on the truck. One product that I ordered in early November consistently said "out for delivery". When I finally called in December they said, "when it says that longer than 3 days we understand that as it's lost." Jeez, thanks for telling the rest of us.

The product arrived December 27. Try explaining that to an 8 year old on Christmas.

I'm also seeing Amazon offering me higher prices than my friend, based I suppose on what I've paid in the past. Do you relish being targetted in that way?

Once all the mom and pop stores have closed and we have only Amazon to depend on, it will not be a rosy picture. Amazon and Google are monopolies. The government used to break those up (remember Ma Bell?). Why is no one worried?

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Re: Amazon to open distribution center at Bulova-Woodside
« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2019, 05:45:47 PM »
Jessica Ramos:
"In my district, the fight is not over. Amazon is still planning to build a distribution center here, with some of the worst jobs Amazon has to offer. What we need are fully-funded schools, an MTA that works, and affordable housing – all of which would benefit from Amazon paying their fair share. Queens is not for sale. Amazon has no intention of working with us. They would rather walk away than do the right thing by their neighbors, so we will continue to fight against the corporatization of our barrios, and we will win.” https://citylimits.org/2019/02/14/what-everybody-is-saying-about-the-amazon-pullout/

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Re: Amazon to open distribution center at Bulova-Woodside
« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2019, 05:50:51 PM »
Jessica Ramos:
"In my district, the fight is not over. Amazon is still planning to build a distribution center here, with some of the worst jobs Amazon has to offer. What we need are fully-funded schools, an MTA that works, and affordable housing – all of which would benefit from Amazon paying their fair share. Queens is not for sale. Amazon has no intention of working with us. They would rather walk away than do the right thing by their neighbors, so we will continue to fight against the corporatization of our barrios, and we will win.” https://citylimits.org/2019/02/14/what-everybody-is-saying-about-the-amazon-pullout/

I live in a barrios? Did I move?

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Re: Amazon to open distribution center at Bulova-Woodside
« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2019, 07:27:39 PM »
Jessica Ramos:
"In my district, the fight is not over. Amazon is still planning to build a distribution center here, with some of the worst jobs Amazon has to offer. What we need are fully-funded schools, an MTA that works, and affordable housing – all of which would benefit from Amazon paying their fair share. Queens is not for sale. Amazon has no intention of working with us. They would rather walk away than do the right thing by their neighbors, so we will continue to fight against the corporatization of our barrios, and we will win.” https://citylimits.org/2019/02/14/what-everybody-is-saying-about-the-amazon-pullout/

I live in a barrios? Did I move?

Ha ha. I am really looking forward to hearing the plan this new bunch of Democrats have for job creation in Queens. Not eveyone can work in a 99 cent store.

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Re: Amazon to open distribution center at Bulova-Woodside
« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2019, 07:44:10 PM »
Jessica Ramos:
"In my district, the fight is not over. Amazon is still planning to build a distribution center here, with some of the worst jobs Amazon has to offer. What we need are fully-funded schools, an MTA that works, and affordable housing – all of which would benefit from Amazon paying their fair share. Queens is not for sale. Amazon has no intention of working with us. They would rather walk away than do the right thing by their neighbors, so we will continue to fight against the corporatization of our barrios, and we will win.” https://citylimits.org/2019/02/14/what-everybody-is-saying-about-the-amazon-pullout/

I live in a barrios? Did I move?

Ha ha. I am really looking forward to hearing the plan this new bunch of Democrats have for job creation in Queens. Not everyone can work in a 99 cent store.

Does working in a 99 cent store pay move than an Amazon warehouse?  I guess there are fewer robots in the 99 cent store. (nonsequitor)

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Re: Amazon to open distribution center at Bulova-Woodside
« Reply #25 on: February 16, 2019, 08:16:30 PM »
this campaign is just silly. none of the very legit criticisms of the boondoggle can be levied here. let it go.

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Re: Amazon to open distribution center at Bulova-Woodside
« Reply #26 on: February 16, 2019, 11:03:56 PM »
It's been revealed why the aging boomers on the thread are such Amazon apologists. Quick to call a younger generation good for nothings as you shout into Alexa your latest Amazon order. Can't get off the coach to go down to the store but, complain about the changes in the neighborhood.

Just sit back and drain Social Security for the future generations after fostering a financial crisis by utterly abusing credit. But, hey, I got mine. The "ME" generation indeed....

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Re: Amazon to open distribution center at Bulova-Woodside
« Reply #27 on: February 17, 2019, 12:21:15 AM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ageism

Read that and maybe learn that your remarks are just offensive and add nothing.

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Re: Amazon to open distribution center at Bulova-Woodside
« Reply #28 on: February 17, 2019, 09:31:30 AM »
It's been revealed why the aging boomers on the thread are such Amazon apologists. Quick to call a younger generation good for nothings as you shout into Alexa your latest Amazon order. Can't get off the coach to go down to the store but, complain about the changes in the neighborhood.

Just sit back and drain Social Security for the future generations after fostering a financial crisis by utterly abusing credit. But, hey, I got mine. The "ME" generation indeed....

Truth? Young folks who blame others for their problems turn into old folks who blame others for their problems.

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Re: Amazon to open distribution center at Bulova-Woodside
« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2019, 09:35:53 AM »
Hey, so, I was finally able to get through to Jeff Bezos after calling up Amazon a few times last week. He said he always hated Queens and that he really just wanted to continuously fly his helicopter over Jackson Heights after seeing the massive campaign that was launched against the air plane noise from LaGuardia. I think he was angry at those activists that complained about the flight patterns.

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Re: Amazon to open distribution center at Bulova-Woodside
« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2019, 09:35:53 AM »