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Old 11-05-2017, 11:15 AM   #21
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The facility where our shipments come has a lot of cams. But I simply rent two warehouse/storage spaces from them. I don't think they have a cam watching their front door. But I will check on that.
Still, you install cameras for a living! Put up a couple!
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I always tell customers anything special order you will be notified once it has come in and we will schedule the work.

Even with major delivery companies they have employees who steal packages

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Ya I agree, I think theft is more common at Canada Post vs Amazon.

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You sell those to your clients?
Yes. For a construction site. My cost: $1600 for materials and my tech's labor. Cost to client: $3200.00 for 3 hours of work.
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Still, you install cameras for a living! Put up a couple!
I know what you are saying, but not possible in this situation. National company, big facility. Can't put our equipment on their buildings.

Although, some time again ago, we did do all the wiring and device install on one of their facilities.
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Yes. For a construction site. My cost: $1600 for materials and my tech's labor. Cost to client: $3200.00 for 3 hours of work.
making stacks yo!

If you spend the time looking for deals you should be the one getting the rewards $$.
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making stacks yo!

If you spend the time looking for deals you should be the one getting the rewards $$.
That's why my wife has an S63
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Although, some time again ago, we did do all the wiring and device install on one of their facilities.
did you get the supplies off amazon?

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did you get the supplies off amazon?
Good question........and the correct answer is NO!
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Yes. For a construction site. My cost: $1600 for materials and my tech's labor. Cost to client: $3200.00 for 3 hours of work.
yes that's a sweet deal for you but you are expecting premium service as well. That's the downside to Amazon, with all the shipping and speed quality can be lacking, it's a trade off.

I can choose a shipping method but stick with Prime, so far so good. A couple of times a personal car was involved. Crime must be low here because packages are left at the front door and the street is about 30' away.

Sounds like you could use a manned shipping facility as a go between.
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That's why my wife has an S63
Didn't know they sold them on Amazon...

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I know what you are saying, but not possible in this situation. National company, big facility. Can't put our equipment on their buildings.

Although, some time again ago, we did do all the wiring and device install on one of their facilities.
Then have the deliveries go to a more secure location.
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A couple weeks ago I heard Amazon will be going in our houses to deliver packages. With use of cameras in the house and a door lock, you control with your phone.
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A couple weeks ago I heard Amazon will be going in our houses to deliver packages. With use of cameras in the house and a door lock, you control with your phone.
UPS and Canada Post do that for me, they all have a code.
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As suggested Amazon locker should be an option.

I too have had issues with Amazon delivery drivers, not showing up. So far Amazon has bent over backwards to rectify the situation.

On the other hand we are struggling with UPS over a lost package right now...nothing to do with Amazon though.
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Lately, unless it's a large package, USPS has been delivering my Amazon purchases...even on Sunday.
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Most of mine are USPS too, with Prime. They are subsidizing Amazon shipping rates so if they can they deliver.
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USPS has a contract just for Sat/Sun deliveries
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I'm going to request only UPS, USPS or Fed Ex on Amazon shipments. USPS also has a habit of going to the office before they open, then saying I have to pick it up from the Post Office because they couldn't deliver it.
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So you expect Amazon to cater to your every need? All my shipments come by FEDeX, USPS or UPS. None have been delivered by drug crazed Amazon delivery people.

You are probably going to have to put up some sort of secure box for them to deliver your packages into.

But I understand your frustration. I've finally got my deliver people trained to put packages in the back porch if they don't fit in the mailbox.
Amazon has their own delivery drivers too. They come in white delivery trucks or vans. I mostly get stuff from them after hours. Usually between 6-8 pm. I live in a low key town in florida and the delivery drivers reflect that.
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I'm in a large market and get a lot of Amazon delivery drivers but occasionally the usps, UPS or FedEx deliveries. I can order a 8" porcelain tile saw blade in the morning and have it delivered that night. That's time not spent driving to a supply store which equals $$
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As stated above it’s called Amazon flex. It’s kind of similar to Uber with a flexible schedule. You are a subcontractor and work “as needed”

https://flex.amazon.com/


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