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jagibbons
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4/27/2015 | 12:48:38 PM
Re: Questionable Worth ? Depends....
Amazon Lockers still exist, but they're not available even in all metropolitan areas. Nothing nearby to me. You can select a locker from within the shipping settings under your account.
SachinEE
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4/27/2015 | 12:34:11 PM
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@jagibbons: Whatever happened to the Amazon Locker system? 
SachinEE
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4/27/2015 | 12:31:53 PM
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@SunitaT0: You raise some pretty nice questions. Another problem with this kind of delivery service is security, since the package may be taken out, something else might be kept etc. Plus it also does away with the "sign and then take the package" concept, which shouldn't be the case if there is a wrong delivery.
SachinEE
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4/27/2015 | 12:29:31 PM
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@jagibbons: I see this kind of delivery system as counter productive. The reason being that too much time, evergy and money would be spent in logistics which would be a bummer if it doesn't satisfy the customer. 
jagibbons
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4/26/2015 | 7:22:17 AM
Re: Questionable Worth ? Depends....
I don't think that the size of the package will be too big a factor. Amazon is near the top in information-based logistics. I would expect their system to know that if an item can't fit into a trunk, that delivery option isn't going to be available. Perhaps they'll do the same kind of thing based upon the value/cost of the item being delivered to help reduce the risk that the car will get broken into.
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4/26/2015 | 5:42:01 AM
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There really are numerous levels to this delivery system. First of all, what if the person does not have a car, can he use a friend's reference car for the drop off? Secondly what would the delivery guys do if the trunk cannot hold in the package, i.e. it is too large to fit. Thirdly we are looking at security concerns for this kind of delivery. Since this is all new to us, we still don't know what kind of security measures we should take.
SunitaT0
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4/26/2015 | 5:36:29 AM
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I really don't buy the idea. Having the package delivered to the trunk of the car? And what if the package is too large, for example, a fridge, what to do then?
Technocrati
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4/25/2015 | 11:22:38 PM
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"....Makes a lot more sense than having drones fly around, making airborn package dropsMakes a lot more sense than having drones fly around, making airborn package drops ".

 

Yeah, besides  pedal powered low flying crafts are much more cost efficient and effective.  : /

Technocrati
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4/25/2015 | 11:18:11 PM
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You guys make some great points,  having recently had my car damaged I can totally relate to the cost factor when someone notices that you just got a package delivered.

 

I wish Amazon's business was security, imagine what novel concepts they would come up with then.  

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4/25/2015 | 8:02:19 PM
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What an intersting idea - using your car as a mobile PO Box. A nice enhancement would be a GPS-based location indicator that would tell the delivery people just exactly where your car is at the time the delivery is to be effected. Makes a lot more sense than having drones fly around, making airborn package drops
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