Amazon Prime Shipping Long Delivery Times

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  1. rockin_since_58

    rockin_since_58 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Simi Valley, CA
    All of a sudden, all Items I am looking at to buy on Amazon listed as "Prime" are showing a 10 day delivery. Not seeing any 2 day or next day deliveries. This happened at the beginning of the Covid pandemic but got back to normal fairly early on in the pandemic. We have a nearby distribution facility so this makes no sense. The only thing I use Prime for is the expedited shipping.

    Anybody else seeing this happening?
     
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  2. brownie61

    brownie61 Forum Resident

    No, I’m not seeing it. I placed four Prime orders in the last two weeks. Three of them were delivered 2 days after I placed the order. One was delivered the next day.
     
  3. Muzyck

    Muzyck Real inventor of the inverted firkin

    Most of my "Prime" orders take at least three or four days now.
     
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  4. ScramMan2

    ScramMan2 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Portland OR
    Two to three days here.
     
  5. Gaslight

    Gaslight ⎧⚍⎫⚑

    Location:
    Northeast USA
    Nope, usual 2 to 3 days so far.
     
  6. Danby Delight

    Danby Delight Forum Resident

    Location:
    Boston
    I made a Prime order last night around 10pm and got a shipping notice this morning that it'll be here by 10am tomorrow. Turns out it's being shipped from a facility that's less than 20 miles away, so I daresay it'll be there in time.
     
  7. rockin_since_58

    rockin_since_58 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Simi Valley, CA
    Geez... I wonder what is going on in my part of the country? Everything is showing an October 19th delivery date which is 10 days out. Come to think of it, I have seen very few Amazon delivery vans lately. My last couple of orders have been delivered by FedEx.
     
  8. WithinYourReach

    WithinYourReach Resident Millennial

    Location:
    Austin, TX
    No issues here. Still receiving my orders in 1-2 days. Sorry to hear about that.
     
  9. MikeP5877

    MikeP5877 Non-essential

    Location:
    OH
    2 to 3 days if the item is showing as being in stock.
     
  10. kwadguy

    kwadguy Senior Member

    Location:
    Cambridge, MA
    Some are 1-2 days, like Prime is supposed to be. Some are 1+ weeks.

    Amazon took advantage of COVID to basically decrease their Prime shipping costs, and they probably aren't to ever go back to the earlier guaranteed 2 day shipping.
     
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  11. rockin_since_58

    rockin_since_58 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Simi Valley, CA
    2 day shipping is the key selling point for a Prime account and is how they advertise it.
     
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  12. Opeth

    Opeth Forum Resident

    Location:
    NH
    Everything about Amazon is not what it used to be. No surprise. Don't use them !
     
  13. Galley

    Galley Forum Resident

    Forest fires?
     
  14. Jack White

    Jack White Forum Resident

    Location:
    Canada
    Is Amazon anticipating a busy 'Prime Days' sale on October 13 and 14 and want to give lots of leeway regarding deliveries?
     
  15. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Location:
    Central PA
    Whatever it is, I find it particularly galling during a time when they have their own proprietary delivery services in many markets, particularly near fullfillment centers, up and running.
     
  16. Big Blue

    Big Blue Forum Resident

    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Most stuff is way longer than 2-3 days for me... And has been since like March. I’m puzzled as to how this is news to the OP, or how some of you are saying it’s not happening at all...
     
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  17. Big Blue

    Big Blue Forum Resident

    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Yeah, I’m seriously considering cancelling it if they don’t catch up soon. I understood when things went crazy earlier in the year, but you can’t convince me Amazon doesn’t have the resources to have figured out how to meet their obligations by now...
     
  18. JohnG

    JohnG PROG Nation!

    Location:
    New York, NY
    Still pretty quick here but I never really need something in 2 days so I'm not sitting around waiting for it. Last week I did order the Cronenberg movie Shivers' on Blu-ray one afternoon and it arrived the next day!
     
  19. Sckott

    Sckott Hand Tighten Only.

    Location:
    Sagamore Beach, Ma
    While some things come very quickly, I find I'm better off just ordering things for my Prime Day. I find it tedious for 3/4 empty boxes come with most of my order. I'd rather they ship once a week and it takes a few days longer anyway.

    For the most part, my experience with Amazon has been steady, before covid, with only some deliveries taking a few days longer.
     
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  20. Myke

    Myke Listening

    1-2 days here.
    Also this thread should be in Marketplace Discussions, and has been reported for such.
     
  21. Rolltide

    Rolltide Forum Resident

    Location:
    Vallejo, CA
    I find a lot of the time they're just managing your expectations, they say 10 days and you have it in 2-3.
     
  22. fretter

    fretter Forum Resident

    Location:
    PA
    The USPS has all but collapsed due to orders from the top. Ben Franklin would be turning in his grave. This is having a ripple effect on everything.
     
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  23. No problem here - I placed a Prime order Wednesday, and received it today.
     
  24. Anthology123

    Anthology123 Senior Member

    In the past few months, the orders I have done on Amazon arrive on or close to the date indicated before I hit the final button to purchase.
    Some may take longer than 1-2 days, but at least it tells me it will.
     
  25. Gramps Tom

    Gramps Tom Forum Resident

    Yep, this issue has been going on for me since Spring. Expedited shipping was the only Prime benefit I used, as I don't stream music or videos. I canceled my Prime membership about a month ago without regret. In reality, It doesn't matter to me if it takes an extra day or two to take delivery of a reissued 40 - yr old album.
     

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