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Dirty, rotten, good-for-nothing thieves.

I'd ordered a cheap (and I do mean CHEAP; I paid $20 total for everything) pair of guitar pickups and covers for fitting purposes on the guitar build.

Some chucklefuck didn't just steal my package. He took my stuff, cut the label off the packaging, and taped it to another one. This means that instead of the pickups and covers I was expecting, I got a German vocabulary workbook. It also means that someone, somewhere, is missing that, too.

I called UPS corporate and their response was pretty much "you have no power to initiate anything. Call Amazon."

Amazon, on the other hand, issued a full refund. I mentioned that what I really wanted a replacement, and the nice lady told me that sadly they could only issue a refund as my purchase was only fulfilled by Amazon.

This wasn't stolen off the front porch. I have a box at the UPS Store on the way to work. Have for the past 5+ years, and I highly doubt the owner or his 2 part time employees did it, so what that means is it was either someone in the warehouse, or someone in the shipping pipeline who did the deed.


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My guess, and this is really just a guess, is that Amazon tracks this kind of stuff. They most certainly have enough muscle that if they do track it, and it happens enough to cost them real money, then they will force UPS to do something. And UPS will listen to them.

It should not be all that hard for UPS to find the thief if they want to.




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Fear not. Amazon loss prevention investigation services are VERY efficient. If it happens more than a couple of times from any one source, handcuffs will be applied.

Amazon security is kinda scary. I worked in 9 prisons over the years, and visited a couple of dozen, and Amazon warehouses have, in some respects, better security.
 
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Oh, I have no doubt they take notice.

My sister's fiancee works at HQ. I'm curious how he'll react when I mention it to him when he comes down to visit in a couple of weeks.


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Originally posted by Fredward:
Fear not. Amazon loss prevention investigation services are VERY efficient. If it happens more than a couple of times from any one source, handcuffs will be applied.

Amazon security is kinda scary. I worked in 9 prisons over the years, and visited a couple of dozen, and Amazon warehouses have, in some respects, better security.


Must not be too tight of security. I ordered a TLR-6 for my G43 a couple of months ago from Amazon. When it came, the shipping box was untampered with and the TLR-6 packaging was in the box, but the laser sight, batteries and install wrench were gone. Only thing in the box was the manual and that was shoved in the front of the box to "hide" the fact that the items were missing.

Amazon, of course, took care of the issue and sent out a new sight overnight.

Chris
 
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I had a package from Amazon that was either never delivered or stolen off my front porch. Amazon took care of it.

I kind of hope it was stolen - but I wish I could have seen the thief's expression when he/she opened the box and found a water filter for my fridge!!
 
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A few years ago I had an Amazon order either stolen or dropped off at the wrong address. Amazon took care of it and had a replacement item overnighted to me post haste. But, I was less then happy because the lost package had been a leather holster for my P220 so somewhere out there somewhere knows there is at least a full sized Sig in my house.


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Sister in law sent a birthday gift from Amazon last week.
Amazon claims it was delivered and signed for.
We never saw it.

I have seen them take a picture upon prior deliveries, so the SIL may be able to get it straightened out.


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Originally posted by Fredward:
Fear not. Amazon loss prevention investigation services are VERY efficient. If it happens more than a couple of times from any one source, handcuffs will be applied.

Amazon security is kinda scary. I worked in 9 prisons over the years, and visited a couple of dozen, and Amazon warehouses have, in some respects, better security.


Must not be too tight of security. I ordered a TLR-6 for my G43 a couple of months ago from Amazon. When it came, the shipping box was untampered with and the TLR-6 packaging was in the box, but the laser sight, batteries and install wrench were gone. Only thing in the box was the manual and that was shoved in the front of the box to "hide" the fact that the items were missing.

Amazon, of course, took care of the issue and sent out a new sight overnight.

Chris


Was I sold and shipped by amazon or only shipped? I bought a Trijicon RMR that was shipped by Amazon and it was definitely used or more likley the display item for a store. It came with the battery installed and dead. Amazon was awesome. It sent me a new one from their stock before I event returned the used one.


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I had an Aimpoint Micro T2 I ordered from Amazon that was supposedly delivered by the USPS. It never arrived or got stolen from the front porch?
Amazon sent a replacement over night.


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