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Old 09-08-2019, 02:58 PM
 
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I used to work with someone who always imagined she needed something, like a book, instantly, even though, no, she didn't, and a wait of a few days wouldn't have made any difference. In fact, she could have picked it up locally, instead of reverting to Amazon.

Someone had posted recently about large anonymous trucks parking, unloading, distributing - and then I realized that I've got that on my block but it didn't really register.

And then WNYC did a segment:

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
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Old 09-08-2019, 06:24 PM
 
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Everyone who engage in online shopping, specifically those at Amazon are responsible for what happen.

Sure, is convenient, but that’s what happen when everyone just think about themselves and never thought about their unintended consequence.
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Old 09-09-2019, 09:51 AM
 
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It is nice to pick up things locally. Easier.
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Old 09-09-2019, 10:38 AM
 
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I need same day delivery because my local stores no longer stock what I want.

It's a catch-22.

However, I'm sure they should be able to optimize this. I and others would be more than fine with picking up something at a local Amazon center vs. waiting at home for the delivery guy. That should make the logistics simpler and lighten the carbon load. They are already doing this with the expansion of Amazon lockers. But I say go all out and setup an Amazon pick-up center where some of these big retail chains are closing.
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Old 09-09-2019, 10:42 AM
 
Location: JC
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Everyone who engage in online shopping, specifically those at Amazon are responsible for what happen.

Sure, is convenient, but that’s what happen when everyone just think about themselves and never thought about their unintended consequence.
Devils advocate: If customers didn't demand increasingly quick delivery speed then Amazon & others wouldn't be rushing to make the last mile.
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Old 09-09-2019, 12:30 PM
 
Location: New York
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On my of my deliveries, I am very happy to receive them on my Amazon day. But they come faster anyway.
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Old 09-09-2019, 03:48 PM
 
Location: NYC
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This is the same problem with taxis, ubers, deliveries trucks. They all have to share what little roads left in NYC. Decades now deliveries probably will be air dropped by drones on building roof tops.
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Old 09-09-2019, 04:02 PM
 
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Everyone who engage in online shopping, specifically those at Amazon are responsible for what happen.

Sure, is convenient, but thatís what happen when everyone just think about themselves and never thought about their unintended consequence.
Exactly. And may I also mention another consequence? When you shop locally, you support local jobs.
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Old 09-09-2019, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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Exactly. And may I also mention another consequence? When you shop locally, you support local jobs.
Yeah but circumstances change

I just support wherever I get good business. Whether it be local or out-of-town.
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Old 09-09-2019, 08:00 PM
 
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Ive been using Amazon locker in my area, so convenient.

Patiently waiting for drones to find my location and airdrop a package from Amazon that I absolutely didn’t need right away, but ordered an hour ago.
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