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Amazon: the shit, again

I like books. I think books are a wonderful gift so Saturday, I sat down and ordered some from Amazon.ca to further my Christmas shopping. I placed my order and received confirmation by 2:10 p.m. that afternoon. I was pleased because the total exceeded whatever the minimum amount is to qualify for free shipping.

Just after 6 p.m. Sunday, the next day, I received e‑mail notification that the order had shipped.

By mid-afternoon on Monday, the friendly Canada Post delivery person called me from the lobby to let me know that I had a package waiting.

Two days, over the weekend, and I did not choose express shipping. Nicely done, Amazon!

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3 Comments

  1. Debbie

    Yes, amazon.com here in the US has received a large amount of my money over the years. It is the easiest place to shop.

  2. Kathleen Masse

    Since moving to the U.S.A., I have become such a convert to on-line shopping at any site that offers easy international service. Example, I finished my x‑mas shopping in an hour at my desk using two websites (LL Bean & CB2) that offer painless shipping to Canada. After my last purchase, I received coupons for discount shipping. That’s good customer service that will keep me coming back.

  3. Jessica

    Another case: I ordered from Amazon on Dec. 2, the order shipped on Dec. 3, and I received my loot Dec. 4. Yay Amazon!

    For more painless online shopping with a global conscience, you can go here: http://www.thehungersite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=1

    It’s one of those sites where you can click every day to fund good works (see all the tabs along the top of the page for the sites you can help out), but they also sell some beautiful stuff in the online store! I’ve done lots of shopping there and never had to pay any taxes or duty, even though it ships from the States to Canada. And a lot of the goods for sale are made by people who have been trained and given the skills to support themselves! Plus, every purchase you make helps fund more good things. It makes me feel better about being such a consumer!

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