Is Amazon outsourcing to this extent?
June 6, 2014 6:31 PM Subscribe
I just received an Amazon delivery (a Kindle, actually). The package was delivered by two guys in street clothes in a beat-up sedan -- no uniformed driver in a marked delivery truck. Is this the new normal for Amazon?
posted by mudpuppie to Shopping (19 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
My package got here on time, so no complaints there. And, though it has some value, they didn't do anything nefarious with/to it. But I'm kind of weirded out that Amazon is employing two dudes, in their own personal car, to pull up in front of my house and deliver electronics. I have no doubt they're 'legit' in some way -- as soon as the guy dropped the package on the porch, it registered as Delivered on Amazon's tracking site.
(I'm not quite comfortable with how uncomfortable I am about this. I guess it comes down to the uniform lending a veneer of accountability and personal safety to me, a woman home alone waiting for delivery.)
Is this a new thing? Did the regular delivery driver (the shipper was Ontrac) maybe hand off some packages to his brother or something because he was running behind? (I could see that the back seat was full of packages, so they are obviously making quite a few more stops tonight.)
Has anyone else experienced something similar with an Amazon delivery?