Amazon Delivery. Deliberately slowed?

I ordered an electrical device from Amazon now more than 53 hours ago (i.e.more than 2 days). In the past I have usually had Super Saver delivery and found myself getting a despatched email within around 24 hours.

On this occasion i wanted the item fairly quickly. I had a choice of around £8+ for courier next day, or around £3 for first class. I thought the latter in combination with the usual 24hr despatch would be quick enough.

Here we are 53hrs after ordering my item hasn't even yet been despatched. Delivery is estimated next Monday. I would haveexpected an item ordered Tuesday even with super-saver to have arrived by the following Monday. Personally I think it seems to be a con to order first class recorded. I still have time it seems to order by courier but £8 to order something the size of a compact camera seems a rip off.

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first class only speeds up delivery ONCE it is despatched-this is very common for amazon-24 hour despatch is certainly NOT "the usual"-it varies wildly depending on product,what warehouse its coming from etc.

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£8 for a courier delivery is hardly expensive regardless of the size

csiman;7950767

£8 for a courier delivery is hardly expensive regardless of the size



It is when they pay £4 max for it.

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csiman;7950767

£8 for a courier delivery is hardly expensive regardless of the size


I guess it depends what it is. It would represent more than 15% of item value, but also means someone has to be at home. Royal mail means if i wasn't home it goes back to the PO to collect later and it's only 10 minuutes away unlike these courier depots. I.e. there was the convenience.
Maybe I have been lucky previously with Amazon but I have often had very speedy despatch.

Anyway, are Amazon that busy it takes them more than 2 days to get something from a shelf. Other big compaines seem to manage it.

I ordered an electrical item from Amazon on Tuesday night and I got the despatch email by lunchtime on Wednesday even tho it was super saver delivery

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jase.2;7951174

I ordered an electrical item from Amazon on Tuesday night and I got the … I ordered an electrical item from Amazon on Tuesday night and I got the despatch email by lunchtime on Wednesday even tho it was super saver delivery



That's the point I was making, I've had that loads of times... seem to have paid extra for them to sit back and send it on the date they estimated rather than just get it in the post.

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64hrs since order and status is now 'despatching soon'!
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