You know EZ Biker Friends; I’m not one to ever slightly even ponder changing traditional values, norms or life long traditions; BUT… I just experienced something UNIQUELY EXTRAORDINARY with Amazon.com!Hear my story this Friday, December 26!!! (It will be added to THIS post)UPDATE – 12/26/2014
Admittedly we do live in an instant gratification age, thanks to technology; so my post here about Amazon.com may seem comical to some folks out there. But I would be willing to bet the farm (If I had one) that THOSE folks have not been around as long as I have. Back in earlier times. it was a given that the US Mail (Now snail mail) would take 5 to 7 days to get to it’s intended destination. Then in 1963, something came a long called the zip code that cut that time nearly in half in some cases. WOW! Ditto with packages, the established delivery time was usually 4+days, until something came a long called special delivery mail; which resulted in packages getting delivered in just a couple of days. WOW2. The delivery industry was clearly getting it’s short time delivery act together, totally! Now lets fast forward to current times and a certain retailer that clearly has come into existence, due to the internet, named Amazon.com. I have been a Prime member with them for quite a while and have absolutely enjoyed “FREE” shipping… and in less than 2 days time. Now folks I’m no Dumbo here when it comes to how they can achieve that. If you put two of the same products side by side at Amazon, you will see how a Prime / 2 day delivery one does cost a few “CENTS”…MORE. But compare that to you driving a distance to a local retailer, dealing with crowds, long lines waiting to check out, fuel used to get there and back, dealing with traffic there and back and those few extra… cents are a bargain! I remember reading a short time ago, where Amazon was planning to push the envelope even further by doing a “Single” or same day delivery of purchases?HOW is this possible? Yet, I’m happy to state here; that I have actually experienced that SENSATION in that past 24 hour time period.I found need of a few things and decided to place a last minute order at 12 noon on the 23th of December. (Seeing a notation that the delivery would be after Christmas, this Friday) Fine no big deal; I was OK with that. BUT then, the very NEXT da (The 24th) BEFORE even noon time I got a note that a package from Amazon had been left at the front door! They had actually been able to deliver 4 items I ordered in less than 24 hours time! WOW3! Too bad they don’t offer a travel service that can get a human where they need to be in one or two days time!Clearly local, general and worldly retailers need to be really concerned about this kind of service that’s becoming more readily available. (The sheer linguistics of achieving that, is truly mind boggling) And if you have an issue with a product, a few keyboard strokes, mailing label later, drop off and run at a local delivery service; your account is credited for the return, with no hassle, is like manna from Heaven!How (Honestly) can anyone compete with that?I have to wonder if even Santa Claus (Amazon Claus?)might even consider putting His sleigh and reindeer out to pasture and just use Amazon as a delivery source for Christmas? (Ohhh NO, EZ Staunch Traditional Biker, didn’t GO THERE… DID HE?) As much as I still tend to be somewhat anti-technology (Still refuse to embrace one of those fancy smart phones) I could get REALLY use to this snap of the finger; here’s your purchase in your hands, without ever leaving your dwelling INDULGENCE / service!
Lastly, too bad they are not local here in South Florida; I’d sure LOVE to try and get a job with this juggernaut instant (AWESOME) service orientated company!