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I thought of that. Man would I be disappointed if that's the case. I feel that I live in a nice area, but it is possible. Even the shipper if it's their fault it's really not Amazon's fault, I certainly grant that, it just sucks that it's a crapshoot whether I actually get what I paid for.
They did respond right away and offered to refund what I paid for Prime to me. That's not what I wanted or expected, they earned the money, but they do have great customer service and it's a tribute to Amazon. They said to wait and see if it shows up and if not to let them know and they will replace it.
I do have a PO Box, ironically when I got it many years ago the purpose was to avoid the debt collectors pursuing me. But after the SOL ran on the debts, I kept it because it's a pain to change after you've had one for a while espcially now that I openly use it for my creditors and so on, plus they take packages there for me which was the MAIN reason I kept it. Ok one last reason - I was going to use the mailbox at my apartment, but in the first week I used it, it was completely clogged, I mean stuffed full of junk mail addressed to "resident" and "our neighbor". What a hassle to me it would be to constantly be emptying all that crap and having to throw it away. I asked the apartment if they could put a trash basket near there so we could just pitch and they said no, that would be unsightly (I kid you not). So I said well then screw using that box I'll just use the one I got where I don't get all that garbage. So that's the last reason I keep it.
I had my packages sent there but they lost a couple on me so I decided to try just sending them to my apartment since it was a bit of a drive to go get my mail anyway. But yeah now they seem to get lost all too often. Maybe the message here is to try to live on a little less stuff.
One time, at my mailbox (it's at a UPS store) they gave me a package for someone else. I was expecting an item about that size so I opened it without bothering to verify the name on the package. It was an IPOD I was like man I didn't order that so I looked and it was for someone else. I sealed the package and took it right back so that person who paid for it would get their item, it wasn't mine and didn't belong to me and I had no right to it. If they are stealing my items shame on them for that. I wish others took the same approach I did with that item. And one of my neighbors actually did turn in something that was delivered to them but was for me. So they aren't all thieves, at the very least! We have at least one other honest one.
I'm not sure. I'm open to suggestions if you have any. I'm going to reduce spending, which isn't a bad idea anyway, and order the things I get from Amazon that I still want elsewhere - books from B&N for example. It won't change the potential shipping issues of course. At some point I may need something I can get only there and break down and order it. But it wouldn't hurt me to take a break and save some money. The way this economy is, is just flat out scary. It's a disaster that just gets worse I don't care what the media says, I live in the "real world" and it's horrid out there and has been for years. So having a substantial cushion would be a good goal I think.