Comments: An everyday story of country folk

Same experience with Amazon Prime here. No news.

Posted by Tim W. on 14 May, 2020 at 7:34 AM

Hmmm, interesting Tim. I'm wondering if Amazon Prime are trying to lose some of their new Prime customers as they can't cope, and don't want to expand only to contract again in a few months when other bricks and mortar shops reopen.

We've had 86 deliveries from them since we've been here. With a month's free subscription and a month paid, that's 9p a delivery. Coming up here from the depot at Gateshead for 9p (or even 18p) cannot be financially viable for a £1.47 pack of treasury tags (or, actually, for any item I'm likely to buy from them).

Don't tell them, but I still hate Amazon, and shall be cancelling it as soon as we are have moved more stuff up here as we won't be needing much then!

Posted by Blue Witch on 14 May, 2020 at 8:01 AM

I drove down to Weymouth seafront last night to take pictures of the cruise ships parked there. Apparently it costs £90,000 to park at Southampton per day.

Posted by Debster on 14 May, 2020 at 9:39 AM

Prime is a waste of money. DH still has it so we share accounts. But TBH a lot of stuff that is “supposedly” coming from UK isn’t. It’s Chinese . They tell you a couple of days and it’s several weeks. Our friend has been making visors for NHS and everything prime isn’t. Safe journeys down south. We’ve done first journey back to old house to collect things we couldn’t fit in the removal vans. Long story but they eventually sent one van and one transit day before lockdown. We are loving being back at the seaside. DH has settled in nicely. 😉

Posted by Ambermoggie on 14 May, 2020 at 1:01 PM

Prime a bit slower than usual down here but that's only to be expected. Still most things arrive in a couple of days and if it means not going out....not that there are any decent shops nearby anyway. I consider Prime good value but we do get high use from the TV service included which I expect you can't with your "Broadband". Otherwise maybe less so. Congratulations on the lottery win though.

We had one week where we missed our usual Sainsbury's delivery but otherwise as usual......have to keep a closer eye out for booking slots but I'm guessing there's quite a few folk listed as being at risk in our area so there will always be delivery trucks coming past the door anyway so it's up to the algorithms to see that it's worth their while to fit us in too.

Posted by NiC on 14 May, 2020 at 3:08 PM

Trailer looks sharp! And will be very handy, I'm sure.

I've not noticed much difference with Prime over on this side of the world, except for a CD they warned would come a few days after the release date last month and a t-shirt that is late coming from China, but that's probably to be expected.

We've had many issues with grocery delivery the last couple months, mainly items not in stock and my wife is pretty ticked about it again today. Looks like we'll be trying someone else for that very soon.

But, overall, first world problems, eh?

Posted by Scoakat on 14 May, 2020 at 8:32 PM

I don't know about anyone else but Hartley Hare used to quite unnerve me; it was that tattered look and buck teeth.

The real ones however are fine, if huge compared to a regular rabbit.

Posted by Mr BW on 14 May, 2020 at 9:54 PM

Some things from Amazon take a day or two extra, but nothing to matter. Prime is worth it to me as I buy a lot of books. There isn't a local bookshop and, even in normal times, driving 16 miles to Norwich and paying to park lost its charm many years ago. I also have regular orders of cat food and various other things that are cheaper than I can buy locally, and less trouble to have delivered. They may be cheaper in major supermarkets, for all I know but I'd have to drive at least 10 miles (15 to Aldi) to find out.

Gullible friends reposting stuff without bothering to do any basic checks really annoyed me. I tell them about the more egregious errors but they rarely bother to delete them. Even when there is a named source, I check to see if it's reputable and if anyone else agrees with it. It takes time and patience I don't have any longer, so I ignore most of it now.

Posted by Z on 15 May, 2020 at 4:31 PM

Prime has been a godsend, here. Normally don't use them for parcels, only Prime TV, as I buy from local booksellers etc , but they all shut.

I seem to have added COVID-19 post viral syndrome onto coeliac and other auto immune issues, although some immunologists are suggesting its not post viral, but extended COVID-19 symtoms. Regardless, I've been ill for 7 weeks, now

Posted by Compostwoman on 17 May, 2020 at 5:55 PM