Do you remember today’s post where I described how much I love Amazon Prime and their sometimes-available free same-day delivery service?
The order was “guaranteed” to be delivered today, 7/6/2016, by 8pm. In one place it mentions 9pm, but in multiple places it says 8pm.
8pm, 9pm, it doesn’t matter, it’s now 9:20pm and there’s no package in sight. It’s not in the mailbox, not outside anywhere else. The tracking still says “arriving today.” Doubtful.
*Pause* Even though it’s dark outside, and well past the arrival ETA, I went to turn the porch light on, just in case.
I’m hold with Amazon, and they’re trying to figure out what’s going on.
WHOA. So, I just heard a thud outside. I was thinking of what to say about the last-mile shipper, which I’ve had some problems with before, although not for a while, since most items have been shipping via UPS, USPS, or Amazon’s own last-mile delivery service.
I went to check my mailbox, and there on the front step was a padded envelope with my order.
It’s too late for me to put to use, and a bit later than the 8pm and even 9pm ETA, but they guaranteed a 7/6/2016 arrival, and they made it happen.
I guess I’m happy? I was a little disappointed when 7pm rolled around with no sign of the package, and then more disappointed at 8pm, and then when 9pm rolled around I was very disappointed. Usually when one of my Amazon orders misses its delivery estimate, it means that it’s lost or severely delayed.
Ultimately, my order arrived, a little later than I would have liked, but 9:25pm today is better than 6pm tomorrow or the next day.
Here’s an oddity: My order arrived at around 9:25pm. After 9:45pm, after being nearly done with this post, I just checked the Amazon order status, to see what it said, and the deliverer logged the delivery as 7:55pm. I guess they were tasked with getting it delivered by 8pm and said it was delivered at 7:55pm so that they wouldn’t get in trouble. I was on the phone at around 9:15pm, with the Amazon associate noting that it was still on a truck for delivery, but it’s unclear as to whether they’ll investigate the lateness further.
Maybe Amazon is overtaxing this delivery service, or the padded envelope fell behind a larger package and ended up the last to be delivered today. Who knows.
Still, I’m happy they were able to make the delivery today. I know it can’t be easy making deliveries past 9pm, so thank you my regional last-mile driver, for not giving up and calling it a night.
I’ll have a chance to put the new cutter to use tomorrow morning or early afternoon.
I can’t really complain about the price, either. I didn’t spend a penny more than I would have for Prime 2-day shipping.