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Old 02-03-21, 05:36 PM
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Re: The complaining about Amazon thread

Uhm...what the fuck?
Amazon kept $62 million in tips intended for drivers, FTC says


Amazon needs to pay back nearly $62 million in drivers' tips that it skimmed over the years, federal regulators said Tuesday. The Federal Trade Commission unveiled a complaint against the ecommerce giant on Tuesday alleging that Amazon's Flex program stole nearly $62 million in tips from its army of drivers between 2016 and 2019.
"Rather than passing along 100 percent of customers' tips to drivers, as it had promised to do, Amazon used the money itself," Daniel Kaufman, acting director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection, said in a statement.

News of the settlement comes as Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said he was stepping down as CEO, capping off a year of meteoric growth for the ecommerce company.
Old 02-03-21, 10:35 PM
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^Wrong link?
Old 02-04-21, 06:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Giantrobo View Post
2 questions:

1. WTF would you want to tip an Amazon driver?
2. How is one supposed to tip an Amazon driver when they never stop?
Old 02-04-21, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by slybone View Post
2 questions:

1. WTF would you want to tip an Amazon driver?
2. How is one supposed to tip an Amazon driver when they never stop?
The only thing I can think of is Whole Foods orders. That lets you tip the driver when you order.
Old 02-04-21, 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by slybone View Post
2. How is one supposed to tip an Amazon driver when they never stop?
They have to stop when they deliver. I always try to meet the driver to have my package handed to me instead of it at the mercy of porch pirates.
Old 02-04-21, 09:08 AM
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They have to stop when they deliver. I always try to meet the driver to have my package handed to me instead of it at the mercy of porch pirates.
Do you keep a hawk's eye on the app to know when it's happening? Amazon never knocks or rings the bell when they deliver.
Old 02-04-21, 09:45 AM
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Originally Posted by slybone View Post
2 questions:

1. WTF would you want to tip an Amazon driver?
2. How is one supposed to tip an Amazon driver when they never stop?
I think this is for fresh and the other "special" Amazon deliveries for stuff like groceries. And the tip is able to be put into the app, so it's not like Amazon can claim ignorance on this at all.
Old 02-04-21, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by TomOpus View Post
They have to stop when they deliver. I always try to meet the driver to have my package handed to me instead of it at the mercy of porch pirates.
This was a bit of a joke that clearly didn't land. Yes, obviously they have to stop to make a delivery, it just seems like they barely stop.
Old 02-04-21, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Noonan View Post
Do you keep a hawk's eye on the app to know when it's happening? Amazon never knocks or rings the bell when they deliver.
When it's close a map pops up saying how many stops it has to go and shows where the package is. When it's says "one stop before your house" or "You are the next stop" is when I head outside. Sometimes it's an Amazon truck and sometimes it's just a regular car with just small packages. I could probably tip the driver but I don't have a regular driver, if that exists.
Old 02-04-21, 04:09 PM
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^Wrong link?
Maybe Amazon only steals tips on Friday.
Old 02-05-21, 09:35 AM
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The tipping is only for the vendors in the PRIME NOW App. Not the general driver that drops off a package.
Old 02-05-21, 03:24 PM
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One of the things I would like to see Amazon change about its website is to earmark customer reviews to different versions of the same product. This applies to movies, but probably also to books and other items. For example, I would like to know exactly which DVD or Blu-ray a person is reviewing. As it stands, all reviews are thrown into the same pile under a title.
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Old 02-05-21, 04:23 PM
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^That can be incredibly annoying, and it's ridiculous that they do it.
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Old 02-10-21, 07:52 PM
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The last 2 months they have shipped all of the Blu-rays in mailers and not boxes.
Old 02-11-21, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca View Post
The last 2 months they have shipped all of the Blu-rays in mailers and not boxes.
This has been happening for a long time, whenever I only ordered one or two (or three) cd/dvd/bluray titles.

The only times I ever had cds/dvds/blurays shipped in a box, was when I ordered a lot of discs all at once. Typically over 5 or 6 (or more) titles shipped in the same package.
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Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca View Post
The last 2 months they have shipped all of the Blu-rays in mailers and not boxes.
Got 3 movies yesterday in a mailer. Never had an issue with mailers.
Old 02-11-21, 05:10 PM
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I don't usually have a problem with mailers, but the ones Amazon uses are eco-unfriendly in that they have to go into the garbage (paper with bubble wrap insert), which I don't like. The other day I received a book that had been handled roughly and had sustained a fairly substantial indent on its bottom near the spine. I should have returned it, but I used a sharpie to colour over the visible damage, and called it a day.
Old 02-12-21, 06:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Norm de Plume View Post
I don't usually have a problem with mailers, but the ones Amazon uses are eco-unfriendly in that they have to go into the garbage (paper with bubble wrap insert), which I don't like. The other day I received a book that had been handled roughly and had sustained a fairly substantial indent on its bottom near the spine. I should have returned it, but I used a sharpie to colour over the visible damage, and called it a day.
Iím not sure what kind of mailers you are used to getting from Amazon, but pretty much every single one I receive from them is the blue and white tyvex variety, which are recyclable. I take them to the plastic bag recycling bins at Walmart, which I believe is what is recommended on the outside of the envelope. I canít remember the last time that Amazon sent me packaging that couldnít be recycled.
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This is what we typically get:


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Old 02-12-21, 10:01 AM
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For products sold by Amazon rather than 3rd party? I've also only received the blue/white mailers for a while now, even when it's a single movie/game.
Old 02-12-21, 03:06 PM
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For products sold by Amazon rather than 3rd party? I've also only received the blue/white mailers for a while now, even when it's a single movie/game.
Yes. I typically receive the above mailer, or a box. I'm not sure that I've ever received the blue and white mailer from Amazon.
Old 02-13-21, 10:05 AM
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I recently ordered an audiobook cd from amazon, which turned out to be a 12+ discs set. (It cost less than the paper book).

(Initially I didn't know it was this many discs. Originally I was expecting it to only be a 1 or 2 disc cd set).

It came in a typical mailer, and not a box.

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Old 02-13-21, 03:01 PM
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Yes. I typically receive the above mailer, or a box. I'm not sure that I've ever received the blue and white mailer from Amazon.
Same here, though I actually got a blue-and-white one the other day, but I don't know if even they are recyclable here. Bubble wrap is one of the few things one can't recycle here in T.O., along with any black plastic, tin foil, and plastic wrap. There are a few other odds and ends that are not allowed, but I would say I/we recycle at least 90% of what we throw away. What happens to it after that, I don't know.
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The disc cases are more susceptible to damage if they throw those packages and they land on the cement.

I told them in the delivery instructions to leave them inside the mailbox but 90% of the time they don;'t do that.
Old 02-14-21, 06:29 PM
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The disc cases are more susceptible to damage if they throw those packages and they land on the cement.

I told them in the delivery instructions to leave them inside the mailbox but 90% of the time they don;'t do that.
Only US Mail is allowed in a mailbox. Amazon folks should NOT be putting packages in there.

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