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Old 09-10-2019, 12:04 AM
 
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Back to the original subject. So if I Fedex a package somewhere, and the Fedex driver causes an accident, I should be held responsible. Sorry, no sale. The driver and the driver and their direct employer is responsible. If they didn't want the responsibility, they shouldn't have gone into the business as a common carrier.

And the point of the economy is not to create a pool of deep pocketed defendants for the ambulance chasers to milk.
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Old 09-10-2019, 03:37 AM
 
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Back to the original subject. So if I Fedex a package somewhere, and the Fedex driver causes an accident, I should be held responsible. Sorry, no sale. The driver and the driver and their direct employer is responsible. If they didn't want the responsibility, they shouldn't have gone into the business as a common carrier.

And the point of the economy is not to create a pool of deep pocketed defendants for the ambulance chasers to milk.
What??
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Old 09-11-2019, 04:33 PM
 
Location: New York City
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The Human and Environmental Costs of Next Day Shipping
https://www.wnyc.org/story/human-and...t-day-shipping

And the Times, too:

The Human Cost of Amazon's Fast, Free Shipping
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/05/u...accidents.html
Both completely bogus arguments. If you can't handle a fast paced job with strict quotas then THAT JOB IS NOT FOR YOU, 'human cost' give me a break. As for environmental cost that applies to all mail order products and has nothing to do with speed of delivery.
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Old 09-11-2019, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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So what businesses and human activities are actually progressive-approved? Flint knapping?

These people are trying to return us to the dark ages, yet they are the "progressives". US only though, not them. Just like any good caste system.
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Old 09-11-2019, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, Ca
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With the amount of delivers made the incidence of accidents is actually pretty low.
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Old 09-11-2019, 07:02 PM
 
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You know,that actual trip to the mall will/is going the way of a movie theater.
A lost gem of the American way!
I use Amazon but can wait a few days,if it will save me money.
But still,sad to see a business
like Sears fold. Getting some excercise in while shopping is no more.
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Old 09-11-2019, 07:37 PM
 
Location: EPWV
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Exactly. And may I also mention another consequence? When you shop locally, you support local jobs.
I try but the stores don't carry some of the things I'm looking for. I get, "oh, we used to have it". "Have you checked Amazon?"
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Old 09-11-2019, 08:30 PM
 
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It is nice to pick up things locally. Easier.
It is, except when local stores don't have it. I far prefer shopping in real stores where I can see and touch the merchandise before deciding if I want it (and don't have to pay to ship it)... but that's not always possible. Especially if what you want is specialized, unusual, oddball, etc.-- for a certain hobby, the uncommon color or model or size, that sort of thing.


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As for environmental cost that applies to all mail order products and has nothing to do with speed of delivery.
Well, it actually does. One article I read pointed out that with slower delivery, a company can wait until they have several things all going the same way and ship them together, once. Rather than one thing today, two things tomorrow, another the day after that, all in separate shipments but going to the same or similar places. Think "one truck packed full" rather than "several with one box in them."
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Old 09-12-2019, 07:54 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Well, it actually does. One article I read pointed out that with slower delivery, a company can wait until they have several things all going the same way and ship them together, once. Rather than one thing today, two things tomorrow, another the day after that, all in separate shipments but going to the same or similar places. Think "one truck packed full" rather than "several with one box in them."
Well you're assuming that the company would wait so consolidate. Amazon has been trying to push "Amazon Delivery Day" where you pick a day of the week when they send all your orders at once. The shear volume of packing materials used in mail order commerce is colossal, although Amazon is one of the best to minimize. Kohls for example will send you the 5 things in your order in 5 separate boxes on separate days in containers 10 times the size of the item.
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Old 09-12-2019, 07:57 AM
 
Location: New York City
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You know,that actual trip to the mall will/is going the way of a movie theater.
A lost gem of the American way!
I use Amazon but can wait a few days,if it will save me money.
But still,sad to see a business
like Sears fold. Getting some excercise in while shopping is no more.
It's just how it goes. Those malls you speak of decimated Main Street all over America in the late 70's / early 80's, now many of them are going to get decimated by home deliveries. But there's still a place for malls as a destination, but only the biggest and best will survive. Pallisades mall in Rockland is amazing and always packed on weekends. The American Dream (Xanadu) over by the Jets/Giants is finally opening in November and that will attract millions of people with the water park and everything else they have in there
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