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    What’s the deal with Amazon?

    I ordered a couple of boxes of Kreg screws and a Freud LU80R010 10" x 80-Tooth HiATB Blade on 1 Feb. I never got an order confirmation until the 3rd when they said it would be 3-4 weeks before it shipped.

    When I ordered the blade it said "in stock and sold by Amazon". The web site has been changed, showing as a "Filled by Amazon" now. After getting the run around they tell me the blade is not in stock and they are waiting for "the supplier" to ship them the blade before they ship the entire order in one box. To top that off the delivery date got pushed back to 8-9 March!!! Amazon wouldn't reveal who the supplier is but 5-6 weeks seems way out of line. Is Freud having a problem shipping LU80R010 blades to their retailers? Even if Amazon is out of stock, I can’t imagine it would take more than a month for them to restock.

    There's been a lot of news lately about Amazon's financial problems stemming from their inventory and shipping practices. I think everyone would agree Amazon's shipping policies are bizarre, just look at how Bessey clamps ship, one to a huge box! Could this be the result of Amazon trying to reduce on hand inventory and get a handle on the shipping costs? I've never experienced anything like this with Amazon, I sure hope this isn't a sign of the future...

    Mike

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    Steve Clardy Guest
    Not sure whats up

    I've never had a problem with them

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    Amazon

    I get shipments everyday from down the Amazon. Here is a new arrival .Very few problems. And once it hits land the truck delivers to our door. Sorry, could´t help it.

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    I've had similar experiences. Waited a couple of months for something then was told that the product was no longer available from Amazon.

    I think, especially in woodworking, they want to cut prices way deeper than their suppliers do. Some companies, for instance, Tormek, just won't deal with Amazon any more.

    On the other hand, it works the other way, too. I ordered a Starret square they had at a really good price even though the ad said it was out of stock and would ship in mid March. Got an email 2 days later saying it has shipped.

    Go figure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim King View Post
    I get shipments everyday from down the Amazon. Here is a new arrival .Very few problems. And once it hits land the truck delivers to our door. Sorry, could´t help it.
    Jim... what is that large green round bundle on the boat ?? Looks like it is on someone's back?

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    This happens from time to time with amazon. I've always gotten good fast service except for one time early last year when I ordered a Freud Rip blade and a Woodworker II that were both on sale. The order kept getting bumped and bumped, (4 months total), and then they shipped the Freud but bumped the WW II another month and I cancelled it. I have no idea what the problem was but since then I ordered another Hitachi M 12 V with free shipping, and it came in three days.

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    I don't know what is going on either. My last two orders have been out of stock even though they showed in stock.

    The order before the last one was for a Freud blade that was out of stock. The seller offered an option for a package of three alternate brand blades so I took it but I really wanted the Freud blade. Maybe I got a good deal----or----maybe not. We will see.

    My last order was for five boxes of pocket hole screws and three packs of plugs. I ordered Saturday and they all showed in stock. Today they emailed that the order was shipped but only includes two packs of plugs. They are evidently out of everything else. No estimate for completion of the order.

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    That's one of the good things about being a Prime Member... You can get delays once in a great while, but I think the Prime Members get hot selling, and even oversold product, first. I have had very good delivery with them.

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    Boat cargo

    Art:

    That is a type of leaf that is used to steam fish and whatever else in. Comes to town by the ton every day. Everything here is carried on peoples backs.
    These cants are carried out about 4 miles from this work site.

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    .... That's rough, Jim .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim King View Post
    I get shipments everyday from down the Amazon. Here is a new arrival .Very few problems. And once it hits land the truck delivers to our door. Sorry, could´t help it.
    Thinking about a project without ACTION is just DAY DREAMING .

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