Anyone else bought on line for presents and not got them yet?
I only made 6 purchases on line this year for presents and 2 have not yet arrived even though I bought in good time. One item had an expected delivery date of 6-15 Dec, the other non specific but purchased end of Nov.
I expect that the various delivery services are not geared up for the increase in on line shopping this year.
My 6-15 Dec was from Amazon and on behalf of a member of my staff, I am not too bothered about the other one as it was for my wife and she understands but I feel bad about letting down my staff even though it is not my fault.
Ordered special signed box set from Universal Records in October 2010, didn't arrive for Christmas last year as they were having trouble with getting a free FLAC software to play the FLAC files on the bundled USB stick.
It's still not arrived, the latest delay is they're having trouble getting USB stick compatible with both Windows & Mac
It's now expected 30th Jan 2012, but I'm not holding my breath...
Apparently Amazon are having many complaints about Yodel deliveries, but Yodel's CEO as stated that customers will get their items on time. Possibly a case of wait and see?.
On a personal note, I have had problems with three usually reliable suppliers. One supplier sent the wrong item,and couldn't supply another item, then gave a prompt refund for both items,and requested that I send the wrong item back. I now have to re-order again. The other two supplier's items have not turned up, but were dispatched by post a week or so ago?.
But on the whole, other regular deliveries haven't been to bad.Around my neck of the woods, there doesn't seem to be many delivery vehicles about. Perhaps most have ordered early this year?.
I did notice yesterday while on my travels to regular sales outlets, that it might be another one of those 'funny holiday' arrangements, with some companies extending their holiday breaks into the New Year. Even Amazon was informing me, that some of their MarketPlace sellers, would not be sending out items, until the New Year, but you can still place orders.
Amazon isn't my flavour of the month. I ordered a graphics tablet they kept me hanging on for weeks. I Finally got fed up waiting and was about to send an email and I received notification from them that were unable to source the graphics tablet. When I ordered they hadn't said they were out of stock.