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Date: 27 December 2014

Today's Topic: Amazon Prime

Triggers: Personal Experience

My Grump: Having Amazon Prime rammed down my throat or risk delay in receiving goods

I use Amazon, like most of the rest of the computer literate public. Even my mum uses Amazon, even though she's 75 and doesn't know one end of a computer from another, she just asks me to get whatever it is she wants.

My gripe about Amazon is this:
Before they ever thought of Prime, which is where they get you to fork out 79.00 a year for the privilege of receiving your goods the next day, Amazon used to deliver your order pretty quickly, usually 3-4 days, but a Market Place purchase might even turn up after 2 days.
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Now every email you get from them, and every order you receive has a flyer trying to ram Prime down your neck.

That bit I'm not too worried about, they just go in the bin. What I do mind is the fact that if you don't have Prime, or don't want Prime, your order is taking longer and longer and longer to reach you.

First of all your dispatch email, which used to be the same day, or at the latest, the next day, can now take 2,3 and even 4 days. Meaning your order is pushed ever further away.

I realize this is a bit like double jeopardy and it's all very subtle of course. They don't want to push your order off so far away that you bugger off somewhere else, like Ebay (which has faster delivery times anyway), but it's just enough to annoy you when your order arrives and you get a note inside that says; 'You could have had this next day if you had Prime'. AAAAAGGGHHH!!!

Makes my blood boil because I now know you delayed my order sufficiently just so you could tell me that.

I DON'T WANT BLOODY PRIME, thanks. I just want my stuff in a reasonable time.

If Ebay can do it, SO CAN YOU!

Please share your thoughts below, thank you.

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