Thursday, January 5, 2017

Prime shipping means 3 weeks

Having stuff shipped here from Amazon isn't working the best. I ordered dog food (like my 3rd time ordering it  - a bag lasts us a month) on 12/21 and as of today it still hasn't even shipped (supposed to finally ship today) and not be here until Jan 9th. And it's considered a Prime item! Ok, ok. I get that apparently I live in the sticks (literally can see cars driving by on I-90 out the side of my house!) and that they can't do 2-day shipping. I'll accept that it's ground shipping, but not to even ship an order for over 2 weeks after ordering?! Frustrating to say the least.

Today I ordered something that was a Prime shipping item. Options said $3.95 if I wanted it shipped overnight, so I decided I'd pay the extra for that. Nope! Won't even let me PAY to ship overnight to my address. Good Grief!

Fortunately we were able to get to the Tractor Supply store (60 miles away) last week and stocked up on 2 bags. That is apparently the nearest (and only) place to get this food around here. That was DH's first time at that store and he loved it, as I knew he would. Ended up spending another $120 there - haha! Got him a pair of Carhartt insulated bib overalls (20% off on sale), a couple of tools and some picture hanging hardware.  Next time I need the food, I think I'll try ordering direct from Tractor Supply and have them ship it and see how long it takes.

Then there is something I want to order on Ebay (a table runner) but the listing says will  not ship to PO Boxes. Do I assume that to mean she ships via UPS only? that's fine, but I guess I need to clarify it for sure, (because if someone sends me something to my street address via the postal service,the lady at the post office gets mad at me!)  so I messaged the seller. This PO Box stuff messes with my mind. haha!


  1. Hmm, we live in rural Washington state (about 2 hr/15 min from the nearest airport), and have not had a problem with Amazon prime. Have you heard of You might want to try them for dog food. They have free 1-2 shipping on orders over $49; out here in the sticks we get delivery in 2 days.

    1. thanks for the tip! they are same price as Amazon and I will try them next order.