I hate to complain about Amazon because it’s pretty amazing what they do. My words say I am not an Amazon fan but my actions speak otherwise. Pretty much anything we want, we can get from Walmart or Amazon (.com for both). I would love to soupport other businesses but when we need it yesterday and their prices are often the best . . it’s what we do.
Vince ordered the computer Saturday afternoon. It said it would be delivered Monday (today). This morning I checked and it hadn’t been shipped yet. I had no hope of getting it today. About mid-afternoon Vince told me to watch for the computer becase it was going to be delivered today. I said “Doubtful. It hasn’t shipped yet.” At about 3 p.m., this is what it still showed:
Delivery by 10 p.m. Still not shipped.
“Delivery by 10 p.m.” makes me believe it’s coming via Amazon delivery service. They have a new “delivery station” in Joplin which “handles last mile deliveries” . . whatever that means. There is a warehouse and distribution center in Republic, which is about an hour from here. I think what happens is things are delivered from Republic to Joplin and the “last mile” deliveries are made by local Amazon drivers from Joplin out into the community. Sometimes they come in what appears to be their own personal vehicles; sometimes they come in white vans that a driver told me was rented til Amazon gets their own. I have no idea. We do still get stuff delivered via USPS and UPS/Fed Ex.
I just checked the tracking again at 6:30 p.m., and now it says this:
Now it says it will arrive by 9 p.m. today and it has been shipped.
We’ll see if it arrives. If it does, it does; if not – then hopefully it will get here tomorrow because the old Chromebook has not allowed itself to charge at all today and I think by morning, it may be a goner!