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snoochie boochies!!!

Hehehehe. Came home today to find an Amazon box on my front step - Clerks and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, both DVD, both collector's editions. My day just got a whole lot better!!! :D :D :D

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alegria_a
Feb. 26th, 2002 08:32 pm (UTC)
Well, I just checked my email. I had not received my "Your Amazon order has shipped" email, so I was not expecting the package that arrived today. Imagine my surprise when in my email there is a message from Amazon (sent 02/27/02 at 1am) stating that they have shipped my purchases!! Damn they must be good for my package to arrive before they even ship it!! ;)

But the microwave rings its bell for dinner, so alas I must run.
ef2p
Feb. 27th, 2002 07:48 am (UTC)
Web Retail Shipping Notification
I did a lot of web purchasing when I worked at CMU. I noticed that a bunch of the retailers give you 'shipping notification' when it actually arrives.

Through the wonders of modern technology:
The delivery guy scans the barcode on you package when he drops it off.
The scanner uses a wireless link to tell the UPS main computer that the package has been delivered.
The UPS main computer tells the vendors computer that the package has been delivered.
The vendors computer send you an email, saying 'you package has been shipped'

With at least one vendor, when I got the 'you order has shipped' email, I would just walk down stairs and grab the package. When I got downstairs the guard would still be recording the packages in the package log. (His next step would be to send email to everyone who got packages saying, "you have a package")
alegria_a
Feb. 27th, 2002 08:23 am (UTC)
Re: Web Retail Shipping Notification
I'm not surprised that it often happens, but it's odd here because that's the first time it's happened with stuff from Amazon. Generally I'll get the "your order has shipped" email, and 2-4 days later it arrives. Oh well, I got my stuff on the day the DVD was released, so all is well. :)
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