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Will Amazon Be Held Back by the Inability of UPS to Deliver?

December 24th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Tech Industry

4.6 miles from my house is a UPS distribution facility. The lion’s share of Xmas gifts that I ordered from Amazon have been sitting there since the 19th (5 days ago.) I drove there and they won’t give it to me. The place was packed with people in the same boat as me, and the vast majority walked out empty-handed.

Yes, the weather has been snowy. I give them three days of buffer for that, max. Time to chain up people and get me my stuff.

Definitely puts a chill on future plans to rely on online purchases for holiday shopping…


3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Andru Edwards // Dec 24, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    I am in the same situation – UPS has had a few boxes of mine for a few days now – but here is the kicker – UPSPS *AND* FedEx have had NO PROBLEM delivering anything to me, even with all the snow.

  • 2 Buzz Bruggeman // Dec 24, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    You clearly need more stuff… 🙂

    Merry Christmas…


  • 3 Peter Chee // Dec 24, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    I just told my son that Santa wasn’t able to get all of his gifts to him… that he will have to wait until later this weekend. I had to blame the snow… how sad. I guess Amazon is going to get a lot of complaints because of their horrible shipping. You think they would have a plan B to address bad weather.

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