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Post by LadyA » Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:25 am

I've been getting increasingly frustrated for the last year or so with Amazon. So many items, many of them dvds, I will get a "this item cannot be shipped to this address" notice, and be directed to their shipping policies, which clearly state that dvds can be shipped almost anywhere! And it's almost always those dvds that are actually sold by Amazon themselves, rather than a marketplace seller. Finally, on Tuesday, I spent ages "chatting" with one of their Customer Service Agents, who did his best, but seriously! The problem, he said, seems to be that the items are "in the warehouse furthest from my address". The only solutions he could come up with, having gone and conferred several times with his supervisor, was to have the items sent to "a friend or relative closer to the warehouse" (i.e. in the UK), and then have them mail the stuff to me! "Amazon would try and help with the cost of this" I was told! Alternatively, maybe if I rented a Post Office Box in a city that would work. Well, no, it wouldn't. My mum lives very near the Post Office pick up place, and they won't deliver to her address either - not to even mention that renting a PO box here is over €300 a year, which seems a little ridiculous for a very occasional order! Really annoying!
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Re: Old Music

Post by bigyetiman » Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:39 am

That sounds like a scene from a sitcom. My daughter works at Amazon and she said judging by some of the staff it's amazing that anybody ever receives anything. This was after I got the wrong DVD sent 3 times and she also received wrong goods. She works on the goods inward dept where the stuff arrives at the depot.
They have a huge warehouse by Tilbury docks and not a window in it. After being unwell Sarah went to Drs and was put on vitamins due to lack of sunlight, they do 12 hour shifts and once you clock on they are not allowed out of the building for any reason, so come winter you literally don't see daylight.
So his suggestion Lady A sounds as though you need to build a human chain of friends from various Amazon depots just in case you need to organise buying anything
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Post by LadyA » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:50 am

bigyetiman wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:39 am
That sounds like a scene from a sitcom. My daughter works at Amazon and she said judging by some of the staff it's amazing that anybody ever receives anything. This was after I got the wrong DVD sent 3 times and she also received wrong goods. She works on the goods inward dept where the stuff arrives at the depot.
They have a huge warehouse by Tilbury docks and not a window in it. After being unwell Sarah went to Drs and was put on vitamins due to lack of sunlight, they do 12 hour shifts and once you clock on they are not allowed out of the building for any reason, so come winter you literally don't see daylight.
So his suggestion Lady A sounds as though you need to build a human chain of friends from various Amazon depots just in case you need to organise buying anything
Other friends outside the UK have noticed the same problem, since Brexit loomed on the horizon! Which would make me wonder will Amazon be the next large firm to shift operations elsewhere?
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Re: Old Music

Post by bigyetiman » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:00 pm

They are planning to build warehouses in India. Will that means we will all be too far away to receive anything.
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Post by Icemaiden » Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:41 am

Getting away from politics and back to old music, I used to do stage lighting at a small theatre in Christchurch, Dorset. I lit concerts by Acker Bilk, Humphrey Littleton, Dave Brubeck (if my memory serves me correctly) and others. As an 18 - 19 year old, I really didn't appreciate just how good these performers were ... Mind you, even now, I'm more an Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Martyn Joseph & Eva Cassidy kind of girl...
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Re: Old Music

Post by Marigold » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:38 am

Gosh, we are learning new insights about you today, Icemaiden. Chainsaws and stage lighting - what a wonderful combination of talents. Would make a great show, if you've got to the juggling stage with the chainsaws.
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Re: Old Music

Post by Icemaiden » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:49 pm

Hmm. Juggling priorities maybe. Juggling eggs? No... Juggling chainsaws? :-)07 :-)07 :-)07
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Re: Old Music

Post by Hen-Gen » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:57 am

At last. Jimmy Somervilles new CD, Club Homage, arrived this morning. Stunning. He’s still got it at 58. including his waist line.
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Post by LadyA » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:04 am

You'd have to wonder, wouldn't you, whether many of the modern young "music stars" will endure like many of those from the 70s and 80s. Do you think, in 30 or 40 years, anyone will be thrilled by receiving a new Nicki Minaj (don't know if that's correct?) CD? Or Kanye West? So many greats in that era. So many oldies from the 80s are still being regularly played on radio locally.
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Re: Old Music

Post by bigyetiman » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:34 pm

A lot of todays songs don't have lyrics as such either. OH is in kitchen singing "little things mean a lot" definitely a 40's classic, and at some point she will launch into "she wears red feathers and a huli huli skirt" which her dad used to sing to her and she still remembers perfectly.
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