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From: SirWalterRalegh11/30/2019 5:59:55 PM
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AMZN is creating an unhealthy work environment with same day deliveries. I find it an
unnecessary indulgence.

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To: SirWalterRalegh who wrote (163927)11/30/2019 8:12:57 PM
From: John Carragher
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its a power play. people will move to amazon because of one day delivery and amazon should continue to grow. i believe he is looking to filling prescriptions eventually. this is big deal if they can pull off one day delivery.

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To: John Carragher who wrote (163928)11/30/2019 8:24:00 PM
From: SirWalterRalegh
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its a power play. people will move to amazon because of one day delivery and amazon should continue to grow. i believe he is looking to filling prescriptions eventually. this is big deal if they can pull off one day delivery.

AMZN is approaching the ultimate in delivery services.

The delivery man ringing your doorbell......."we thought you might need this".

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To: SirWalterRalegh who wrote (163927)12/1/2019 3:09:14 AM
From: clochard
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Walmart and many others could deliver all sorts of goods in a few hours if only it was actually economical to do so. Will Amazon's plan to eliminate the competition by taking a loss on deliveries actually work or will they just destroy investment capital like the fracking industry?

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To: John Carragher who wrote (163928)12/1/2019 4:11:13 AM
From: clochard
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Nearly every pharmacy delivers to its neighbourhood by using normal people in cars and bikes. Maybe not same-day but close enough. Amazon wants us all to believe in some kind of killer plan with drones and swarms of delivery vehicles but unless they buy Walmart and a few other competitors its just nonsense.

What all silly ideas have in common is that the press and the investors have a decade of celebration and fun and then the bean counters blow everything up.

Amazon's only real ace is delivering uncommon things which are not found in local stores like new high tech.

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To: clochard who wrote (163931)12/1/2019 1:45:22 PM
From: John Carragher
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i understand they are already delivering hospital type equipment. a person getting discharged may need several physical requirements, hospital bed, various supplies, in addition to prescriptions. perhaps a wheel chair, or a chair for the shower.. one stop shopping is what he is after and delivery the same day. why do you think the large drug stores are looking at getting rid of the dry supplies they now carry and expanding the floor into more health services? cvs is looking over their shoulder all the time.

i get all my prescriptions from mail order. maybe once a year for some reason i need a new prescription filled immediately. Otherwise i advise my doctor to forward the prescription to my mail order supplier. i can always wait a few days for the new item.

i can amazon having your medications home the say day you are discharged.

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To: clochard who wrote (163931)12/1/2019 1:54:27 PM
From: John Carragher
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i assume you do not buy from amazon. your stores are not price competitive. they are not competitive for delivery. i just ordered a book last sunday at 4pm and it was delivered at 8am the following morning. why in the world would i go to a book store to get it and perhaps pay more. i know of people who work out of their house and have all the supplier delivered by amazon. yes, they have price shopped and cannot get the level of service and price from local warehouse stores.

last year i was going to home depot to get bags of fertilizer. then i stopped and thought why do i need to go down there and lift those bags around when amazon will drop them off at my garage. the price was a few dollars less at amazon and today delivery.

i get all my vitamins from amazon, as well as electric shaving cleaning fluids. it goes on and on. plus prime tv.

it just makes my life less complicated.

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To: John Carragher who wrote (163933)12/1/2019 2:05:45 PM
From: SI Ron (Soup Nazi)
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I have been buying more and more from Amazon.ca. I just ordered Calcium/Magnesium supplement that I have to take, a bottle of 200 is $8.05 Canadian, in the discount supermarket its $10.48 for the exact same brand. I paid 14 bucks at my pharmacy.

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To: John Carragher who wrote (163933)12/1/2019 2:10:09 PM
From: clochard
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I do buy from Amazon and pay for Prime too. Even if they carry many carefully curated items I find myself buying many things through eBay because of the thousands of speciality sellers who run entire shops and use normal shipping services. Amazon carries every imaginable cable for smartphones but for metal thermostatically controlled bathroom towel warmers for example eBay would have a hundred times more products from more reliable sellers than Amazon.

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To: SirWalterRalegh who wrote (163929)12/1/2019 2:15:13 PM
From: Sr K
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When you order, it's not just a choice of Prime one-day, you can still check a box at checkout and get it slower, about 2-3 days for a certain credit. What they are looking at is the speed of cycling the cash and inventory. Inventory out is less inventory carried. Paying Chase by using available points pays Chase early in the cycle instead of waiting for the due date.

Yesterday approaching the checkout, Amazon introduced me to Key, and asked if I want it delivered inside or in my trunk or in my car (if you've signed up). To entice me they offered $10 the first time I use Key. I could have had it delivered to Whole Foods to a locker, or to a nearby 7-11 who also has lockers. I let it come in front, so I can observe the pollution impact and efficiency of dropping 2 items (it's probably going to be on separate days). There are many expanded delivery points, all reducing road congestion but also helping to fill this capacity for deliveries, and lowering their cost to deliver from what it used to be through UPS.

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