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    Once upon a time, a TSRer bought a textbook from Amazon for £17 and picked the 'Super Saver Delivery' option to get free delivery. He was told that his textbook would arrive in two weeks. But on the day of the expected arrival - Amazon told him that there has been a delay in his order and he was to wait another two weeks. So all together the TSRer has to wait 4 freakin weeks just for a textbook, which he urgently needs since his teacher is crap and has exams coming up.

    the moral of the story is - dont use the 'Super Saver Delivery option'!!! lol I ordered my textbook on Nov 17th and have to wait till Dec 18th :O

    *end of rant*

    anyone else ever had problems with Amazon?
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    I've always found Amazon very reliable (he says!) I have a book on the way I need by Xmas, so lets hope I havent just cursed the delivery speed!
    I rarely use play.com now after they took 6 weeks to send me a £40 mouse!
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    Amazon must be pretty swamped with orders around this time of the year
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    I ordered something last monday using supersaver and it arrived on thursday

    They have always been great for me
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    And once upon a time, a TSRer bought a set of Headphones and had it on a Super-Saver delivery. It arrived a day after a first-class postage with no extra cost and it took 4 days [incl weekend].

    I haven't had the problems with Amazon, it's Ebay you have to watch out for :ninja:
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    I used it once and it took ******* ages and in the end i just cancelled the book.
    but just ordered twilight with super saver and it should be here tuesday-friday this week
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    Actually, did you order off Amazon? Or an indepedent Seller?
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    Sounds like the stock was delayed, nothing to do with the delivery type.
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    (Original post by magicbuspass)
    Actually, did you order off Amazon? Or an indepedent Seller?
    ordered off Amazone. I have never had any problems buying things from the indendant sellers.
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    Silly question but with the Super Saver delivery does the stuff get delivered to your house - as my Dad seemd to think you have to collect it.
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    Ordered a DVD box set yesterday using super savery delivery. Past experience means it should be here within a week of ordering. I've only ever had one problem with Amazon, when a book I ordered wasn't bound properly and the pages were falling out, and they sorted that out no problem. I have no trouble with play, either. As someone said, it's eBay you've got to watch out for.
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    (Original post by Brightstar)
    Silly question but with the Super Saver delivery does the stuff get delivered to your house - as my Dad seemd to think you have to collect it.
    definitely delivered to you! just can be a few days slower than first class

    obviously if you are not in royal mail might take it back to the depot, depending on whether or not it will fit through your letterbox.
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    (Original post by Brightstar)
    Silly question but with the Super Saver delivery does the stuff get delivered to your house - as my Dad seemd to think you have to collect it.
    Yeah, it's the same service. It just arrives a few days later than it would if you paid for first class delivery.
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    Amazon is fairly reliable, this is just an exception.
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    My mum ordered half of my Christmas presents off Amazon using Super Saver Delivery and it's just said that they will be despatched in a week, and I won't receive them until January. I have no idea why this is, so methinks she will have to ring them tomorrow. Otherwise my Christmas day will be rather boring :p:
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    I've never had any problems with Amazon super saver delivery. It's been really reliable and now they have reduced the max spen dto £5 so it's even better
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    (Original post by Talya)
    definitely delivered to you! just can be a few days slower than first class

    obviously if you are not in royal mail might take it back to the depot, depending on whether or not it will fit through your letterbox.

    ok thanks :banana2:
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    (Original post by jabed786)
    ordered off Amazone. I have never had any problems buying things from the indendant sellers.
    You're lucky. I spent the best part of £70 on a textbook, waited 2 weeks for it to arrive, so I sent them an email to ask them what was happening, no response. 3 weeks later, another email, no response. 4 weeks later, angry email threatening legal action if they did not refund my money, angry email to Amazon complaining about said seller and again, reiterating how I will take legal action against them if necessary.

    1 month on, the seller contacts me to say that the book 'must have been lost in the post' (kinda difficult to believe when it was a £70 textbook sent by recorded delivery), they offer to send me a replacement. 2 weeks later, still no book. More threatening emails, eventually, another month later they say the book is out of stock. Again, I ask for a refund, which, another 2 weeks later they process, but they STILL CHARGED ME DELIVERY FOR A BOOK WHICH NEVER ARRIVED. Thieving bastards.

    Needless to say I have never used the Amazon sellers since. All of this was from one of their accredited, power sellers.
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    I once bought something, then ordered something else a couple days later, and guess what gets delivered first...the latter item..which I found weird and frustrating..
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    Yep, the same thing happened to me, and it was with three textbooks! I only bought them from Amazon, rather than buyers, because it worked out a bit cheaper without three lots of p&p, but yes, they're ridiculous. It even says something like "this item will be dispatched in 10-14 days"...:mad:

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