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Amazon raises the stakes again with Prime one-day shipping....

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This will surely screw up Millenials and anybody younger, even more who already have little to no concept of delayed gratification.
Get ready for a Prime price increase....

https://www.cnet.com/news/will-am...shopping/#

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Guess you better get offline and stick to your B&M's then..

Also don't know why you needed to classify a size as "asian", but hey, to each their own form of racism and stereotypes. Dontknow
Apparently you don't buy clothes from Amazon. This isn't a racial issue. Two main issues plague the site. 1) Clothes specifically manufactured using Asian sizes which are smaller than U.S. ones and trying to explain this and cater to American shoppers who are much larger. 2) Irregular clothes being sold as regular garments with no imperfections in quality or sizing. In fact, most of the women's dresses on Amazon come in Asian sizes. The reviews reveal how frustrating it is. Lots of returns.

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I think he meant the clothing size numbers are different in Asian countries so you don't get the correct fit when you order.

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Maybe you have been in California too long if you are starting to see racism in something like that. Things labeled in Asian sizes are different than US sizes.
I prefer to call it Calico, but don't want to sound racist...
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The last time I checked, WalMart required a $35 minimum order for free 2-day shipping and had a significantly lower inventory along with useless/wrong//missing details on a lot of their third party seller items. Felt like I was looking through the Sears marketplace. Maybe it's gotten better in the last several months.

I've been getting 1-day delivery for a subset of items for some time here in Portland, and even with averaging an order a week or so last year, the only even questionably counterfeit items I've received were Gillette razors. But I also don't tend to get a lot of clothing, peripheral electronics, or other types of items that seem to be plagued by those issues more than others.

I usually still check WalMart, Target, Fry's, REI, and other B&M's for larger items (no sales tax in OR), but for smaller ones, Amazon has been better consistently enough that I rarely check anymore, especially if I'm reordering.
I've gotten counterfeit items from Amazon before. I don't order from WM a lot (online) so I can't comment.
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Maybe you have been in California too long if you are starting to see racism in something like that. Things labeled in Asian sizes are different than US sizes.
Maybe I just misunderstood it.
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Apparently you don't buy clothes from Amazon. This isn't a racial issue. Two main issues plague the site. 1) Clothes specifically manufactured using Asian sizes which are smaller than U.S. ones and trying to explain this and cater to American shoppers who are much larger. 2) Irregular clothes being sold as regular garments with no imperfections in quality or sizing. In fact, most of the women's dresses on Amazon come in Asian sizes. The reviews reveal how frustrating it is. Lots of returns.



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I prefer to call it Calico, but don't want to sound racist...
Yeah, I don't usually unless it's from a known-brand I know and trust. Maybe I assume too much about accuracy of the sizing. lol. I figured, "it's amazon", not Wish.com. heh.Sorry for being snippy and accusatory.
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Yeah, I don't usually unless it's from a known-brand I know and trust. Maybe I assume too much about accuracy of the sizing. lol. I figured, "it's amazon", not Wish.com. heh.Sorry for being snippy and accusatory.
But you're cute when you're snippy. Evil
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I think this whole one day nonsense was a ruse to take our attention away to the fact that 'Prime" in not necessary fast shipping any more. I ordered 3 items from third party sellers that said they were "prime" items with in bold letters saying the day of the week I could expect them, which was what I thought was 2 days away. After not receiving them in 2 days I noticed the delivery day was the day promised but a x tra week away. Of course the actual date was in smaller type, that most people would overlook. I am left trying to figure out what the perks of Amazon shopping are anymore. A lot of times prices are not always that great, now that they are trying to trick me with misleading shipping schedules, whats to stop me from supporting some other business?
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I think this whole one day nonsense was a ruse to take our attention away to the fact that 'Prime" in not necessary fast shipping any more. I ordered 3 items from third party sellers that said they were "prime" items with in bold letters saying the day of the week I could expect them, which was what I thought was 2 days away. After not receiving them in 2 days I noticed the delivery day was the day promised but a x tra week away. Of course the actual date was in smaller type, that most people would overlook. I am left trying to figure out what the perks of Amazon shopping are anymore. A lot of times prices are not always that great, now that they are trying to trick me with misleading shipping schedules, whats to stop me from supporting some other business?
It's all marketing to get you hooked. Like when you see all the fast food commercials about new products at a special low price. They want you to try it and get hooked, then they bump up the price. Amazon wants the whole world to use it so they pushed all their services hard. Once it gets the entire internet shopping share then they can set the rules.

To be fair I've never really had major issues with Amazon. The few times there were issues they actually helped out well. I once ordered a bulk item and wanted faster shipping after I paid. After talking to customer service there was no way to change it (even though it was within 20 minutes of ordering) so they sent me a duplicate item with faster shipping, and told me to return the other one when it came. For free. Then after the most recent prime day sale where if you spent $200 or more you got a $22 amazon credit, i bought something for $199.99 pre tax and asked the customer service if there was a way I could get the promo. They gave it to me no hassle.

I'm just glad the Internet exists. I'm young enough to remember pre internet shopping days. You'd have to really search for specialty products. And for popular products that sold fast you'd have to check every store just about every day to see if they restocked. Now I can be on the toilet dropping the kids off at the pool and buy something on the Amazon app and have it sent straight to my door.

Being a Christian (and a decent person) I like to put things in perspective. People are starving in 3rd world countries because they don't have enough to eat. In America we have a fat problem, and we cry about a few days shipping? I do too sometimes, but it's not so bad.

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