You will need to catch up on reading my UPS woes. Do that here.
The amount of things I have been purchasing on Amazon.com has dwindled. Of course, there’s always a DVD/Blu Ray here or there, but I have been playing alot less video games lately, and it’s down to approximately one pre-order video game on release date per month (at least from September through November).
I recently pre-ordered Rock Band 3 for Xbox 360. I actually had a $20 credit toward a video game purchase for pre-ordering Halo Reach, so it was a no-brainer for me. Rock Band 3 shipped on Monday October 25 and was due for delivery on Tuesday October 26. According to the UPS tracking information, things should have been all set right?
Yeah, Out for Delivery in Latham at 6:14am on October 26. Perfect.
Except, it never came on October 26.
I know better than to trust the UPS website, so I logged onto amazon.com and tracked my package.
Wait a second, what’s this 6:33am Arrival Scan in Latham. Well folks, that’s how the driver/loader/whoever “loses” the package in the system. I swear to God, now that I know this system, I better never get a job for UPS because once I learn how to make arrival scans, I could rob them blind.
So Tuesday October 26, at night, I made phone calls to my contacts at UPS. They assured me it was on the truck and that they would locate it. After a whole evening and morning, I recieved a call from a young lady indicating they could not find the package. Big surprise. I told them from the beginning they weren’t going to find it.
Amazon has since taken ownership and reshipped the package.
But let me offer an additional story. I also pre-ordered the Back to the Future Blu Ray set, also set to release on this past Tuesday (October 26). It shipped via USPS from Amazon.com on Friday October 22, and arrived promptly in my mailbox at 9:15am on Monday October 25 [one day ahead of the street date].
Why can’t amazon.com ship everything via USPS?