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Title: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Rupert the bear on November 17, 2018, 07:25:11 pm
Over the last few months I have received various items from Amazon obviously sent in error as I have not ordered them.
I cannot find a more convoluted and difficult method to return unordered stuff, if it were incorrect,broken,ordered in error during a late night drunken shopping spree ! then there is a way to print out a prepaid label and send it back.
But I didn't order it , a label can be generated and then you have to pay to send it back, a pain. Until today it had not crossed my mind that I haven't received the promised refund of postage.
Going through the Amazon labyrinth I find " We have received the item(s), postage will not be refunded it was not an error on our part "   
Well that boils my blood, then today yet another item arrives ,unordered  and quite very expensive.( just looked it up)
I have emailed the customer service bot to the effect of ;

Today I have received another UNSOLICITED package from you.
Please take notice that I will retain this package for 28 days during this time you may make arrangements to collect or have this item sent back to you at your own expense.

I think this is a reasonable course of action, don't you ?

Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: alang on November 17, 2018, 07:48:34 pm
Very reasonable. I would have also stated that should it not be collected in the 28 day period mentioned then it will be taken that they do not require it back and will be sold in order to pay for your previous expences and time taken in dealing with their mistakes  :excited:
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Womble on November 17, 2018, 08:13:30 pm
We have the opposite problem. When Amazon drivers finally find our farm, their computers won't let them actually give us the parcel, because it says the driver is not close enough to where it thinks we live.



I did try to contact Amazon about this, but they told me it was our fault because our 250 year old house was in the wrong location  :dunce: .
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: pgkevet on November 17, 2018, 11:06:10 pm
Over the last few months I have received various items from Amazon obviously sent in error as I have not ordered them.
........
I think this is a reasonable course of action, don't you ?
You should be charging for storage up until they arrange collection (and pay your fee for time wasted) ....or simply point out that the item is on the front step awaiting collection and it might rain
pgk
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Mad Goatwoman of Madeley on November 18, 2018, 12:20:32 am
I would add that after the 28 days, you will consider it to be a gift.
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Rupert the bear on November 18, 2018, 09:38:38 am
Well well well,
    this morning an email from an Amazon "agent" based somewhere on the planet,
asking for a list of the items and the barcodes on the respective labels. Amazon have made an initial goodwill payment ( that was nice ), probably want to keep me sweet as the combined value is now over £2K.  ( at Amazon prices ) !

Ive spent the morning so far scanning the info on to an e-mail, we shall see what happens next.

Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Scarlet.Dragon on November 18, 2018, 11:02:01 am
Out of curiosity, if they're unsolicited and you haven't been charged for them, why are you returning them???  In my view there are several possibilities here:

1) someone is using stolen credit cards to order stuff and is sending it to a "random" address which happens to be yours;
2) someone with a similar address is ordering stuff and wondering where it's gone;
3) there's a computer error on the system that is shipping to you instead of the legitimate address.

Notifying the company of the unsolicited receipt allows the company to check their system to identify the item and figure out why it was shipped to you ... if it's:
1) - the chances are the credit card owner will have reported the fraud and the payment will be disputed so they'll be happy to arrange collection to get their items back.  If their fraud department is any good, they could look to trace the MAC/IP address used when the order was placed and track how many other purchases are made from same and pass this to the fraud team as it's highly likely to be linked to organised crime.
2) - whomever ordered it will have reported it missing and therefore they'll be happy to arrange collection to get it back on its journey.
3) their IT team can find and fix the bug which is a sustainable solution.

I'd be likely to notify them on the first 3 occasions and with the final notification state than any future receipts will be treated as "gifts" as you have neither the time nor the inclination to be dealing with the issue further given that you now feel it is "harassment".  But that's just me!
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: doganjo on November 18, 2018, 11:11:07 am
And Me, SD, exactly how I'd deal with it.  I certainly wouldn't have returned anything at my own expense
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Rupert the bear on November 18, 2018, 12:00:30 pm
Out of curiosity, if they're unsolicited and you haven't been charged for them, why are you returning them???  In my view there are several possibilities here:

1) someone is using stolen credit cards to order stuff and is sending it to a "random" address which happens to be yours;
2) someone with a similar address is ordering stuff and wondering where it's gone;
3) there's a computer error on the system that is shipping to you instead of the legitimate address.

Notifying the company of the unsolicited receipt allows the company to check their system to identify the item and figure out why it was shipped to you ... if it's:
1) - the chances are the credit card owner will have reported the fraud and the payment will be disputed so they'll be happy to arrange collection to get their items back.  If their fraud department is any good, they could look to trace the MAC/IP address used when the order was placed and track how many other purchases are made from same and pass this to the fraud team as it's highly likely to be linked to organised crime.
2) - whomever ordered it will have reported it missing and therefore they'll be happy to arrange collection to get it back on its journey.
3) their IT team can find and fix the bug which is a sustainable solution.

I'd be likely to notify them on the first 3 occasions and with the final notification state than any future receipts will be treated as "gifts" as you have neither the time nor the inclination to be dealing with the issue further given that you now feel it is "harassment".  But that's just me!
Not mine , must be someone else s, someone who has paid for it and is expecting it .I don't want or have need for these items and don't want this stuff cluttering the place up.
A couple of the items are, err of an interesting nature umm  Lepus mechanical  :thinking: :thinking:     and other stuff  :innocent:


Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Fleecewife on November 18, 2018, 04:04:59 pm



<<< A couple of the items are, err of an interesting nature umm  Lepus mechanical  [/size]      and other stuff  >>>


I'm sure they'd er fall on them with delight if you handed them into the charity shop......
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: SallyintNorth on November 18, 2018, 05:10:20 pm
Ooo, now it’s getting spooky!  In a parallel universe, someone’s doors *do* slide electronically, and their whole life takes a different trajectory....  :roflanim:
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Scarlet.Dragon on November 19, 2018, 02:16:42 pm
There's always eBay or Facebay or free cycle....

Are you sure you haven't offended someone with more money than sense???

Having said that, it does remind me of a call I got from a credit card company a few years ago after my company credit card got cloned... asking if the 240 cases of Viagra were for business use... now it was an interesting question.... had I misused the card, would I claim 240 CASES were for PERSONAL use???  if it was for BUSINESS use then what business did they think I was in???  So I responded "I would think so yes, but a better question for you to have asked was did I order it?" to which the answer would be NO!!!
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Rupert the bear on November 21, 2018, 09:06:42 pm
This is perverse,
Hermes turned up to uplift some of the higher value as per the list , however he delivered another package at the same time   :o
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Fleecewife on November 21, 2018, 11:43:46 pm
You can refuse to accept deliveries so the courier takes it back and returns to sender.
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Rupert the bear on November 22, 2018, 08:45:34 am
You can refuse to accept deliveries so the courier takes it back and returns to sender.

I think we will have to set up  a new amazon account in Mrs RTB's name so we can identity the orders we actually order.
In the meantime the bluray player is sitting waiting...........
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Scotsdumpy on November 22, 2018, 04:51:54 pm
I've been reading this thread with amusement - until today..... I seem to be having courier problems but in a negative way!! I ordered a chainsaw from darn sarf and was mildy amused by the next day delivery claim, however, after a week I thought I'd better check with the supplier if there was a problem. No problem, the parcel was delivered and signed for last Friday - 24 hours after I'd ordered it. They sent me an email with my ' signature' which is nothing like my scribble on thouch touch screen thingies.
So, now I'm sat waiting for the suppliers to get back to me after contacting DPD. There's only 5 properties with the same postcode, 2 are empty, one is mine, one belongs to an elderly ex farmer and  the other neighbours were away when the parcel was delivered....
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: doganjo on November 22, 2018, 05:42:59 pm
It has been known for drivers to keep expensive items and say they've been delivered.  Those 'sign with your finger' gadgets are a joke and I always refuse to sign that way.  I use a pen - they don't like it but the drivers want to complete their rounds so they let me do it.
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Rupert the bear on November 22, 2018, 08:58:50 pm
You can refuse to accept deliveries so the courier takes it back and returns to sender.

I think we will have to set up  a new amazon account in Mrs RTB's name so we can identity the orders we actually order.
In the meantime the bluray player is sitting waiting...........
Refusing stuff is OK if we see the courier, most times they leave the delivery in the safe place at the end of the drive, and thats covered by cctv .
All the courier drivers that visit us  are all well known to us ,especially DPD, Hermes and UK mail as they are friends.

Scotsdumpy, DPD are very good at tracking / recording and can produce time and  gps and in some instances if left with neighbour or agreed safe place a photograph of the location with gps tag. I know this as we disputed a delivery once , it turned out it had been delivered to the chap at the top of the road as it was very icy , and forgot to let us know....  photograph of house included in the e-mail.
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Q on November 23, 2018, 06:54:24 am
My friend was the victim of a scam where people were taking out phone contracts using his name and address. The scam was to intercept the delivery driver to claim the phone and sign for it leaving my friend to pay the bill.
He challenged someone 'hanging around' his house who quickly scarpered.
This makes me wonder how many deliveries using your address you dont know about?
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Scarlet.Dragon on November 23, 2018, 12:06:28 pm
I've been reading this thread with amusement - until today..... I seem to be having courier problems but in a negative way!! I ordered a chainsaw from darn sarf and was mildy amused by the next day delivery claim, however, after a week I thought I'd better check with the supplier if there was a problem. No problem, the parcel was delivered and signed for last Friday - 24 hours after I'd ordered it. They sent me an email with my ' signature' which is nothing like my scribble on thouch touch screen thingies.
So, now I'm sat waiting for the suppliers to get back to me after contacting DPD. There's only 5 properties with the same postcode, 2 are empty, one is mine, one belongs to an elderly ex farmer and  the other neighbours were away when the parcel was delivered....

The hand held scanners record the GPS position where things were signed for so the courier can tell exactly "where" the parcel was handed over.  It won't help much if there was a scammer waiting to intercept - but how would they know you'd ordered it?  More likely it's been delivered to the wrong address (RtB - have you received one recently as all parcels seem to lead to you) and they'll be able to track the item for recovery.

If you've paid for it using a credit card - contact your credit card company within 60 days for them to hold the payment and help you get resolution if the seller isn't cooperating.
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Rupert the bear on November 23, 2018, 12:42:51 pm
I've been reading this thread with amusement - until today..... I seem to be having courier problems but in a negative way!! I ordered a chainsaw from darn sarf and was mildy amused by the next day delivery claim, however, after a week I thought I'd better check with the supplier if there was a problem. No problem, the parcel was delivered and signed for last Friday - 24 hours after I'd ordered it. They sent me an email with my ' signature' which is nothing like my scribble on thouch touch screen thingies.
So, now I'm sat waiting for the suppliers to get back to me after contacting DPD. There's only 5 properties with the same postcode, 2 are empty, one is mine, one belongs to an elderly ex farmer and  the other neighbours were away when the parcel was delivered....

The hand held scanners record the GPS position where things were signed for so the courier can tell exactly "where" the parcel was handed over.  It won't help much if there was a scammer waiting to intercept - but how would they know you'd ordered it?  More likely it's been delivered to the wrong address (RtB - have you received one recently as all parcels seem to lead to you) and they'll be able to track the item for recovery.

If you've paid for it using a credit card - contact your credit card company within 60 days for them to hold the payment and help you get resolution if the seller isn't cooperating.

All these items have an address label with my correct details.none of these items have been purchased by me , appeared on my Amazon account or paid for by me by any means . Everything I have ordered had always been delivered to me correctly
Amazon have contacted me again this morning , as requested my account has been suspended and a new one created with different details.

I wait with anticipation for the afternoons parade of postie's and couriers and the gifts from Dunfirmline  :roflanim:
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Scotsdumpy on November 23, 2018, 05:01:47 pm
Pleased to report the chainsaw turned up - the package was incorrectly addressed - ie not my address. It was in a shed of one of the uninhabited properties. However, it wasn't the model I thought I'd ordered so it's going back....
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Rupert the bear on November 23, 2018, 06:33:34 pm
Pleased to report the chainsaw turned up - the package was incorrectly addressed - ie not my address. It was in a shed of one of the uninhabited properties. However, it wasn't the model I thought I'd ordered so it's going back....
Thats a stroke of luck  :)
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Scarlet.Dragon on November 24, 2018, 06:28:11 pm

All these items have an address label with my correct details.none of these items have been purchased by me , appeared on my Amazon account or paid for by me by any means . Everything I have ordered had always been delivered to me correctly
Amazon have contacted me again this morning , as requested my account has been suspended and a new one created with different details.

I wait with anticipation for the afternoons parade of postie's and couriers and the gifts from Dunfirmline  :roflanim:

I'm curious why they're suspending your account if none of these items appear on it...surely it would make more sense to check the specific reference numbers of the items delivered to you and find out whose account they're recorded against and if they're all the same one look into who that belongs to and what it's being used for... and suspend it.

Is it me or has the world gone mad?
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Rupert the bear on November 24, 2018, 10:46:06 pm

All these items have an address label with my correct details.none of these items have been purchased by me , appeared on my Amazon account or paid for by me by any means . Everything I have ordered had always been delivered to me correctly
Amazon have contacted me again this morning , as requested my account has been suspended and a new one created with different details.

I wait with anticipation for the afternoons parade of postie's and couriers and the gifts from Dunfirmline  :roflanim:

I'm curious why they're suspending your account if none of these items appear on it...surely it would make more sense to check the specific reference numbers of the items delivered to you and find out whose account they're recorded against and if they're all the same one look into who that belongs to and what it's being used for... and suspend it.

Is it me or has the world gone mad?
It was me that requested suspension of the original account, Amazon have all the information relating to the items, they say they are investigating and will get back to me  :roflanim: not that I am overly  concerned as to the cause just the effect of the inconvenience.
SD you of all people know the world went mad sometime ago and is now run by the lunatics ( sorry loonies, just an expression )     :innocent:
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Scarlet.Dragon on November 25, 2018, 12:14:43 pm
You're right there... I had a head start on the world at one point, but it overtook me when I blinked!  :coat:
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: bazzais on November 28, 2018, 02:23:16 am
I know if I have signed something - because my signature is 'not checked' ;)
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Rupert the bear on November 29, 2018, 07:48:04 pm
Everyday a school day.
I had contact from Amazon today, and now I know what and how this has all come about.

Have you ever bought something from eBay or other seller  and the find your order arrives from Amazon ?
Well it so happens that say for example an eBay seller offers something at price £x  , some one buys it through the Ebay system and pays the seller.
If fact the seller doesn't physically have the item but has the time ( and usually Prime membership to cover delivery costs) to find and purchase the said item at price £<x and then has it sent direct from Amazon to the eBay purchaser.
 So Amazon dispatch to the address given by the eBay seller, simple yes  ? No , not when the eBay seller pastes my details into the Amazon delivery address field ( because he is  a unfamiliar with his software or other reason  )
Amazon now tell me that they have contacted the eBay merchant , but, and a big but , I may still receive shipments.  I have the option to contact the eBay merchant and return the goods ,but and I am sure this will amuse some of you.



Amazon cannot pass on the details of the eBay merchant , nor my details to the eBayer (methinks he may have them anyway ) "due to data protection regulations"   :roflanim:
 And if you think I am going to waste my valuable retirement trying to work out the identity of the unfortunate eBayer ...............  :innocent:



Looks like Christmas is sorted


Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: doganjo on November 29, 2018, 08:16:55 pm
Keep it and sell it on Ebay - or Amazon
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Mad Goatwoman of Madeley on November 29, 2018, 11:34:27 pm
Keep it and sell it on Ebay - or Amazon


 :roflanim: :roflanim:
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Scarlet.Dragon on November 30, 2018, 11:35:15 am
Everyday a school day.
I had contact from Amazon today, and now I know what and how this has all come about.

Have you ever bought something from eBay or other seller  and the find your order arrives from Amazon ?
Well it so happens that say for example an eBay seller offers something at price £x  , some one buys it through the Ebay system and pays the seller.
If fact the seller doesn't physically have the item but has the time ( and usually Prime membership to cover delivery costs) to find and purchase the said item at price £<x and then has it sent direct from Amazon to the eBay purchaser.
 So Amazon dispatch to the address given by the eBay seller, simple yes  ? No , not when the eBay seller pastes my details into the Amazon delivery address field ( because he is  a unfamiliar with his software or other reason  )
Amazon now tell me that they have contacted the eBay merchant , but, and a big but , I may still receive shipments.  I have the option to contact the eBay merchant and return the goods ,but and I am sure this will amuse some of you.



Amazon cannot pass on the details of the eBay merchant , nor my details to the eBayer (methinks he may have them anyway ) "due to data protection regulations"   :roflanim:
 And if you think I am going to waste my valuable retirement trying to work out the identity of the unfortunate eBayer ...............  :innocent:



Looks like Christmas is sorted

All this makes sense... so eBayer is likely getting response from customers of "not received item"... now once or twice you could believe it was missing in transit but frequent and quality items - either has more money than sense or should be investigating "where" the item was shipped and contacting the courier... so the onus is on seller/shipper to realise they've sent to wrong address and either contact you (presumably by mail as they have your postal address but may not remember your eBay name) and ask for return or write it all off.  It's obviously someone you've bought something from at some point... but if you're a regular eBayer then it's not worth the hassle to work out who - it's their responsibility not yours!
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Rupert the bear on November 30, 2018, 06:28:33 pm
Vape fluid arrived today ,and tomorrow  :knit: :knit:
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Steph Hen on November 30, 2018, 08:52:10 pm
Ah ha! That does make sense (in our mad world!).
eBay account is in my name, husband runs the Amazon prime show. For a birthday I found him a present at x price on Amazon and slightly more expensive on eBay, but purchased from eBay so that there would be no 'paper trail' and I'd know not to open in front of him.
Few days later, it arrived, "Something from Amazon?" "Must be for the kids or from my mum?"  he opened it. Surprise ruined.
Felt like such an idiot for paying extra money to have item arrive a day later than it otherwise would have.

Just list everything you get on here and we'll run an auction to top up your pension!  :roflanim:
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Fleecewife on November 30, 2018, 11:46:31 pm
Vape fluid arrived today ,and tomorrow  :knit: :knit:




Ah well, the  :knit: :knit:  is for me - I'm still waiting for my order  :innocent:
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Scarlet.Dragon on December 01, 2018, 11:35:54 am
I bags the next:
1) Macbook Pro;
2) iPhone;
3) Chainsaw;
4) Chainsaw associated equipment;
5) Tractor;
6) Baler;
7) Haybob;

... :thinking:
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Backinwellies on December 01, 2018, 05:37:13 pm
 :thinking:  so I'm guessing there is another thread somewhere entitled  'where did my e-bay purchase go?'   :thinking:    :roflanim:
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Rupert the bear on December 01, 2018, 05:54:51 pm
I bags the next:
1) Macbook Pro;
2) iPhone; *
3) Chainsaw;
4) Chainsaw associated equipment;
5) Tractor;
6) Baler;
7) Haybob;

... :thinking:

 *Too late, that went back  :o
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Jukes Mum on December 04, 2018, 12:38:57 pm
Is anyone else disappointed when they log in and see there is no update from Rupert the Bear about what weird and wonderful deliveries he's had?  ;D
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Anke on December 04, 2018, 01:52:31 pm
Is anyone else disappointed when they log in and see there is no update from Rupert the Bear about what weird and wonderful deliveries he's had?  ;D



Yep.
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Rupert the bear on December 04, 2018, 04:45:53 pm
Nothing so far today,postie has been, but still time for the couriers  :eyelashes:
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Alex_ on December 05, 2018, 08:26:47 am
Well it's that time of year, Maybe you are on Santa's "good" list  :santa:
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Rupert the bear on December 05, 2018, 09:49:26 am
Well it's that time of year, Maybe you are on Santa's "good" list  :santa:

Me ? on a "good" list ?  :roflanim: :roflanim: :roflanim: :roflanim:
More like a hit list !
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Oopsiboughtasheep on December 05, 2018, 10:33:01 am
Is anyone else disappointed when they log in and see there is no update from Rupert the Bear about what weird and wonderful deliveries he's had?  ;D

Yes, as I also am when I don't find another new item in the 'Funnies' section from pgkevet!....or another one of Wombles famous 'inventions'......
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Rupert the bear on December 14, 2018, 11:09:57 pm
A pack of A5 graph paper, a suitcase generator,a partridge in a pear tree  a hard back book "Fight to the Finish by Allan Mallinson" on the first world war month by month,and a small bottle of " Stayput" body glue. that'll be handy to put myself back together  :thumbsup: 

Wish someone would order a pair of xxl knees with fitting kit !
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Womble on December 15, 2018, 09:08:41 am
Seriously, a suitcase generator!?  Keep hold of that for sure!!

(Unless it's a device for generating suitcases. But then again, that could be pretty useful too).

Yes, as I also am when I don't find another new item in the 'Funnies' section from pgkevet!....or another one of Wombles famous 'inventions'......


Oh, I feel as though I've let you down now, @Oopsiboughtasheep , but I'm mortally offended to see the word 'inventions' with quote marks around it :roflanim: . I haven't actually invented anything since the whizz bang feral cat trap (https://anoutdoorlife.wordpress.com/2018/03/18/things-that-go-bump-in-the-night/) almost a year ago  :-[ . The reason for this is that I'm flat out at work at the moment. We're trying to invent / develop a £60,000,000 contraption which, if it works, will change the way we feed humanity. So that's taken priority over cat traps and similar this year  ;D .


My homemade poultry drinker (https://anoutdoorlife.wordpress.com/2010/07/01/homemade-chicken-drinke/) blog post still gets a few thousand hits a month from all over the world, so I do wonder how many of those people have made by now  :) . I'm also working on designs for a brick s**t duck house, so watch this space!
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Oopsiboughtasheep on December 15, 2018, 02:33:22 pm
So sorry for any offence caused Womble  :roflanim: the quote marks were only cos I wasn't confident that you had actually patented your Inventions  ;D I still have, in regular use, one of your brilliant salt lick holders which stops it disintegrating in the rain. Just the job and I always enjoy seeing other ideas that you come up with, be they practical or just hilarious. Keep them coming...  :sheep: :sheep:
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Rupert the bear on December 15, 2018, 05:32:37 pm
Seriously, a suitcase generator!?  Keep hold of that for sure!!

(Unless it's a device for generating suitcases. But then again, that could be pretty useful too).
And by the way of a tease....
The book looks like a good read, just had to take the genny out of the box and look at it , it's the law y'know :innocent:
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Rupert the bear on January 29, 2019, 05:42:23 pm
Oh no, not again....   flat square box from Amazon, haven't opened it, yet  any guesses ?
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Buttermilk on January 29, 2019, 06:05:31 pm
iPad?
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Mad Goatwoman of Madeley on January 29, 2019, 10:01:45 pm
Framed picture
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Scarlet.Dragon on January 31, 2019, 07:16:49 am
Oh no, not again....   flat square box from Amazon, haven't opened it, yet  any guesses ?

Do we win it if we get it right????
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: sabrina on January 31, 2019, 12:15:43 pm
Is this not some sort of scam. Sure I read this somewhere.
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Rupert the bear on January 31, 2019, 01:49:47 pm
Is this not some sort of scam. Sure I read this somewhere.
This what I thought it might be but, I now no longer have an Amazon account and the bank block any transaction to Amazon EU and US . As I mentioned before it looks like a 3rd party seller mistakenly using my address.
To be fair Amazon have been very helpful, I have been told what to do "going forward" ( buzz phrase of the month )
As for the latest box it will remain unopened for the next few days kept in a safe place until it is either requested back at the senders expense or abandoned  :innocent:  .
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: doganjo on January 31, 2019, 08:20:26 pm
Just listen in case it's ticking  :coat:
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Mad Goatwoman of Madeley on January 31, 2019, 08:46:10 pm
Just listen in case it's ticking  :coat:


 :roflanim: :roflanim: :roflanim:
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Rupert the bear on January 31, 2019, 08:47:23 pm
Just listen in case it's ticking  :coat:
Well I have upset many one or two people in my time !
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Scarlet.Dragon on February 01, 2019, 05:19:53 pm
Just listen in case it's ticking  :coat:
Well I have upset many one or two people in my time !

It's an alarm clock to disrupt your retirement!!!!
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Rupert the bear on February 02, 2019, 03:47:28 pm
Just listen in case it's ticking  :coat:

It's an alarm clock to disrupt your retirement!!!!
B$**dy retirement ! not enough hours in the day,even thiough I have slowed physically ,might take a wee job just to get a rest.
 Anyway 90cm x 175cm  5 tier shelf unit delivered today , very useful just have to wait a while ..
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Scarlet.Dragon on February 02, 2019, 04:39:19 pm
I wonder how the rest of us can "opt in" to freebies galore???
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: cloddopper on February 02, 2019, 11:09:26 pm
Due to my £800 fully tracked must be signed for in person two day delivery item being sent to Sheffield instead of South Wales and they not finding the name & address there various delivery companies took up the hue & cry looking for it .

  It was correctly addressed inc post code ,  but the barcode reader confused the bar code for SA18 with barcode S18 ..
 As a result it was sent to the Sheffield depot. When it was found to be undeliverable ,  someone made up a new label using the Sheffield post code S18 43B ,  stuck it over the correct one and away it went out for delivery again to somewhere in Sheffield . It was retained at the Sheffield depot because it was not delivered , a note was left in the letterbox saying there was a parcel to collect.

It was only when the person at the address in Sheffield took their driving licence  with them to collect the parcel that their name was found to be different to the one on the address so not handed over.

 I complained bitterly to the main carrier & told the senders what the score was,  for the tracking showed the whole  journey and said it was undelivered delivered .
 Eventually I got a couple of phone calls telling me what the state of play was and when things should happen .

 It did eventually arrive a couple of weeks late .

It seems the auto label readers in their depots can read most things but on a slightly porous paper for a printed label or a slight smudge of the newly printed label can change a thin bar code stripe to be read as a thick one thus your gear goes elsewhere .

I'd check out things with the citizens advice people & your local trading standards office if you get unsolicited deliveries . I certainly wouldn't spend my time or money trying to sort things out .

 It seems that Amazon does this occasionaly too  I got nearly a hundred 300 ml Weck preserving jars , weeks after receiving the right number of the ones I'd ordered.

 It took several weeks  of contacting and replying to Amazons emails before it was sorted ..
In the end  I decided I'd like to pay for the extra jars as we hope to do a lot of pressure canning at home in 2019 . Got given a case of the jars for free as compensation .

 It appears that when I first looked at the jars using my account on my computer  I put them in my cart but had not paid for them , meantime my wife had ordered & paid for them via her account on her computer .

Their computer system then had a brain fart & processed both orders , sent out all manner of confusing  emals saying they are temporarily out of stock , a part order will be sent,  the order will be delivered on  /xx/18 .

 After the second delivery I checked out my shopping cart they were not there ..but I'd not paid for them at that time .
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Rupert the bear on April 02, 2019, 05:19:39 pm
AAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaggggggh !

its started again. "Homful" foot peel mask from Amazon.
Here we go again
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Mad Goatwoman of Madeley on April 02, 2019, 10:56:36 pm
Never heard of foot peel masks. Do they work?
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Scarlet.Dragon on April 02, 2019, 11:39:56 pm
Oooh that sounds nice!!!  I'd love to have the time to put a foot mask on... are they the lavender ones?
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Rupert the bear on April 03, 2019, 06:49:29 am
Oooh that sounds nice!!!  I'd love to have the time to put a foot mask on... are they the lavender ones?

Lavender extract fragrance among the ingredients
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: pgkevet on April 03, 2019, 06:56:40 am
Never heard of foot peel masks. Do they work?
It's called socks..
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Mad Goatwoman of Madeley on April 03, 2019, 11:35:31 pm
Never heard of foot peel masks. Do they work?
It's called socks..


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Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Womble on April 17, 2019, 06:40:53 pm
@Rupert the bear , Did you catch this article on BBC news today? (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47952165)

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Even verified reviews might not be all they seem. Some consumers fear their personal data might have been used by sellers to gather fake "verified reviews". Known as "brushing", the scam sees sellers obtain people's name and address to send the goods which they did not purchase. On Amazon, this leaves a paper trail showing the goods had been bought on the site and had been delivered.

The seller then uses the individual's details to set up a new account which it uses to post glowing reviews of its products.

Could that be another explanation perhaps?, and could you even check to see if "you" have left a glowing review for any of the products you received? (would that work?  I have no idea!)
Title: Re: Amazon and unordered stuff
Post by: Rupert the bear on April 17, 2019, 09:12:44 pm
@Rupert the bear , Did you catch this article on BBC news today? (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47952165)

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Even verified reviews might not be all they seem. Some consumers fear their personal data might have been used by sellers to gather fake "verified reviews". Known as "brushing", the scam sees sellers obtain people's name and address to send the goods which they did not purchase. On Amazon, this leaves a paper trail showing the goods had been bought on the site and had been delivered.

The seller then uses the individual's details to set up a new account which it uses to post glowing reviews of its products.

Could that be another explanation perhaps?, and could you even check to see if "you" have left a glowing review for any of the products you received? (would that work?  I have no idea!)

Now that an interesting idea, might look into that