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posted on May, 13 2015 @ 02:05 PM
If you aren't living under a rock in sure you know what Amazon is and how to use it, heck my almost 80 year old grandma uses it almost daily to order books lol

Me being halfway between a teen and an adult (19), I primarily use it to order games and gaming paraphernalia 9/10 times. That being said, I ordered a new joystick and throttle set up for my home cockpit and chose the next day delivery option, forking over 10$ on top of my 150$ order. I just got the shipping confirmation about 2 -3hrs ago, and it's SUPPOSED to be here today by 8-9pm...normally that wouldn't bother me, but I recently moved to my dads, and we live in a gated apartment complex. Our mail usually comes around 2-5pm, I usually see the guy as I come home from school, and today he showed up before I got home as I checked the box and there was nothing but ads and bills for my dad...when I get a package they either leave a key that unlocks one of the larger boxes made for packages or they'll leave a note directing me to the main office where they keep packages in a storeroom

Herein lies my problem, I've only ever gotten one key deal, mostly when I get a package from my mom it gets taken to the office and the last few times it was "mysteriously" not there even though it was confirmed by USPS as delivered...I'm afraid either my package will be delayed until tomorrow (I want to fly today dammit!) or the carrier delivering my package will take it to the office where it will mysteriously disappear -_-

So really my question, for other apartment dwellers, is, will my package get delayed until tomorrow, effectively wasting my 10$, or will they find a way to get it to me today, perhaps delivering it straight to our door (UPS does that)?

posted on May, 13 2015 @ 02:12 PM
a reply to: 8fl0z

Track your package right thru your Amazon account!

It not only shows you who will be delivering it, but whether or not it has been delivered yet.

posted on May, 13 2015 @ 02:19 PM
a reply to: 8fl0z

My guess is your package will be delivered late and Amazon will credit you the $10.
At least you won't have lost any money.

posted on May, 13 2015 @ 02:30 PM
Man I miss being young and spending $150 on games and gaming paraphernalia lol!

With that fast of a shipping option, don't you think it would come via UPS or Fed EX?

Man, where are they with drone delivery? That surely would alleviate the gated community worries.

posted on May, 13 2015 @ 02:50 PM

originally posted by: raedar
Man, where are they with drone delivery? That surely would alleviate the gated community worries.
I live next door to a locked gated community. I also have 8 feet high stone walls and wooden gates to my yard but they are not locked so package delivery people sometimes knock if they are struggling with access.
I say to them unlucky, those folk keep themselves locked away from the rest of the street so # them off, I don't care if their package is late.

I'll take packages for any next door/over the road neighbours in the street who are not in the locked gated community every time, and I have done so many times, but those who lock themselves away from the community, no, # them.
...and no bitterness or butthurt feelings before anyone bleats such silliness, we share the same safe peaceful street with lovely sea views so I have no wish to live behind the locked gate, but if you do choose to lock yourself away from everyone, don't expect anyone in the community to assist you in day to day street stuff.

posted on May, 13 2015 @ 02:54 PM
Amazon Prime member and Amazon Echo user here...

I order A LOT of stuff through's cheaper than buying it at the store here in Alaska. The free shipping is worth it alone to Alaska.

Amazon will send stuff via FedEx and UPS alongside USPS. I've had a UPS delivery at 7pm once on something that was guaranteed to get to me by a certain time. And this in Alaska people.

Amazon doesn't do the greatest at updating their internal package tracking. If you track through Amazon, look for the actual tracking number and google it. It'll either be UPS, FedEx or USPS -- use their tracking, it's more accurate.

posted on May, 13 2015 @ 03:39 PM
a reply to: grainofsand

Haha, yeah! I was relieved to find a place that does not have a gate. I don't like gates or neighborhood associations. At my sister's apt community they only gave her one gate opener unless she put someone else on the lease, but the kids are old enough that they come in and out to go to the park, to and from school, etc. It's silly!

posted on May, 14 2015 @ 01:51 PM
a reply to: raedar

I agree, I'm no fan of communities locking themselves away within communities.
We had a new/temporary postman in the street last week, and he obviously didn't know how to access the gated fortress next door so mail for 10 homes came through my letter box. I wrote "return to sender" on all of them and posted it all back in the Royal Mail post box down the street.
They have no interest in interacting with the rest of us in the street so I have no interest ringing an intercom at the gates like a peasant just to do them a favour getting their mail. lol, childish perhaps but hey.

Hope you got your Amazon delivery after all though.

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