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Old 03-31-10, 04:52 PM
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Amazon.com sending video of orders being boxed

We might start getting video/pictures of our Amazon.com orders being packaged to show the items being shipped to us.

More details here: http://techflash.com/seattle/2010/03...ing_boxed.html
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I wonder if they'll start using that if people say they got the wrong item and the video shows otherwise as a deterrent.
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Re: Amazon.com sending video of orders being boxed

Just don't order anything on the day that NOFX's "Fat Mike" is the celebrity packer of the day.
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Re: Amazon.com sending video of orders being boxed

why is this necessary?
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Re: Amazon.com sending video of orders being boxed

Originally Posted by hindolio View Post
why is this necessary?
Probably to cut down on shrink and customer abuse. There are people out there who would claim they got the wrong item, wrong color, wrong something or simply got an empty box.

With this video thingy, you can see what you are getting.
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Re: Amazon.com sending video of orders being boxed

I'll have to save these, then put each one on a DVD and keep that with the ones I order after I get them.
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Re: Amazon.com sending video of orders being boxed

Originally Posted by Alan Smithee View Post
I'll have to save these, then put each one on a DVD and keep that with the ones I order after I get them.
Sadly, I think I'd save all of mine. Just the emails. But the OCD hoarder in me never throws away 'receipts'.
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Re: Amazon.com sending video of orders being boxed

This seems like a joke, and no way it could work. Is the boxer supposed to hold up your new shirt or whatever to the camera so you can verify it is the correct color? Generally the item (like a shirt) is already going to be folded up in a bag or something, and some dude quickly tosses it into a box for shipping. These guys move very fast, and the only thing the video would show was a blur of something going into a box.
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Re: Amazon.com sending video of orders being boxed

Sounds like Dominos pizza tracker
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Re: Amazon.com sending video of orders being boxed

Who says your package wasn't opened by the UPS driver or someone else downstream and contents changed or stolen well after this video was taken?
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the real problem is the recording continues after you receive your package.. that way they can tell if the customer did anything wrong with it... what really sux is that it doesn't stop recording until long after you've used the product... just to see if the customer was the one who broke it.. not in shipping.. this might be interesting to see the travels of your package through usps or ups or fedex or whomever.. kinda like a hidden camera detective.
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Re: Amazon.com sending video of orders being boxed

I remember seeing a television program about Amazon, and it showed them filling boxes. Basically, it was a bunch of boxes rolling down a conveyor belt while the items rolled down a chute into the boxes.

And then I knew that's why so many of the items I ordered from Amazon came in such shitty condition.
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Sounds like Dominos pizza tracker
dominos pizza tracker is awesome.
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Re: Amazon.com sending video of orders being boxed

If Amazon still put my orders in boxes, this might be cool.

ZING!
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Originally Posted by Kory View Post
If Amazon still put my orders in boxes, this might be cool.

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Re: Amazon.com sending video of orders being boxed

Hopefully it shows them rolling dice to see if they will include a packing slip or not.
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Hopefully it shows them rolling dice to see if they will include a packing slip or not.

My last DVD order from them had a packing slip for somebody's trailer hitch.
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Originally Posted by hindolio View Post
dominos pizza tracker is awesome.


Love the pizza tracker.
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Originally Posted by Lemmy View Post
Now if only Domino's pizza could be equally awesome. (Domino's = )
im actually impressed with the changes dominos made a short while ago. im still not a real fan or loyal customer, but the pizza is somewhat better imho. they seem to be trying, and that is usually good

why doesnt amazon scrap the video idea and copy the pizza tracker concept for shipping? that makes more sense to me. maybe just me though.
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Originally Posted by hindolio View Post
dominos pizza tracker is awesome.
Dominos is tracking me? How long has this been going on?!
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Re: Amazon.com sending video of orders being boxed

Now if Amazon would just ship my stuff in boxes instead of padded envelopes. My last 3 movies have been severely damaged because of those stupid things.
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Re: Amazon.com sending video of orders being boxed

It is easier to attach the camera to the envelope than a box.

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