What is it with Amazon.fr

OK, cellar’s a bit damp - nothing unusual but cardboard boxes down there have a tendency to slowly delaminate which is a bit annoying.

So, order a dehumidifier from Amazon.fr

The product page says “order in next three hours for delivery Friday 16th” - OK thinks I that’s fine and I hit buy.

Then the delivery changes to Monday. :frowning:

They do this every bloody time!! It’s stuff delivered by Amazon as well so no excuses.

And before anyone suggests I order before I get here - yes, quite often I do that but this was more a spur of the moment decision - fortunately Monday is OK this time but if we’d only been here a week I’d have to cancel the order.

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Sorry to hear about your problem Paul.
Could it be that Thursday is a PH in France?

No post etc on Thursday 15th (férié)

Heh, it was just a rant to vent some steam - yes, aware Assumption is a JF :slight_smile:

However this is not the first time and I’d expect the fact that Thursday is a holiday to be taken into account when telling me what day it will be delivered both before and after I’ve parted with my cash.

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Paul you have to embrace the less urgent approach or you will melt with anger!

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I am fully attuned and relaxed to the French ways, it does not stress me one jot that the French Amazon will deliver this item on Monday whereas if I buy the exact same dehumidifier from Amazon UK I could have it delivered to my UK address tomorrow.

It’s the fact that Amazon give a different (earlier) estimate before you pay, and they do this almost all the time. Actually, to be fair, they have done it enough that I don’t believe the initial estimate any more.

“Meditate, Be Present”

Very funny Graham :slight_smile:

better than a Berkow bellowing :rofl:
Calm yourself man, I’m worried about your health!!

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I’ve given up on mail order including amazon. I recommend that you take the slower route and use the local quincaillerie for all appliances because someone charming comes and fits it and tests it. In the long run it’s quicker. For books I use my local bookseller and he’s quicker than amazon.fr
Try it! It’s so much more pleasant.

Amazon pricing and delivery is a bit of a mystery. It’s not uncommon that ordering from Amazon UK and paying postage to France is noticeably cheaper than ordering from Amazon France with free postage - even when the item is sold by “Amazon EU”! Once I ordered a spanner off Amazon UK for this reason and it got delivered to SW France the next morning. Other times, delivery can be mysteriously delayed.

I do try to buy stuff locally when it makes sense, but sometimes the price difference with Amazon etc is just too much to ignore.

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I think this is unusual, at least for me. I have ordered tons of things from amazon.fr, and they were always on time, and often a day earlier!

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No complaints here about Amazon.fr
I ordered a tin of paint from them on 12th August, it was scheduled for delivery on 22 August but actually arrived today 16th August by post. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

And, after all that, the dehumidifier was delivered yesterday!

So order was restored Paul :white_check_mark:

Sort-of - given the expected delivery on Monday we decided to go into Vannes to do some shopping yesterday so SWMBO was non too pleased when I told her that a parcel was arriving.

Fortunately it arrived at 9am so the day’s plans were not put too much out of joint :slight_smile:

Tell me about it. One of my pet Amazon hates. None of the stuff I order from them ever gets delivered on the notified date. Taking days off work to wait for a delivery that doesn’t come is not a zen-filled experience.