It’s becoming impossible to use Amazon any more.
Here they’ve decided to use courier companies to send out books, instead of putting them in the post. Stuff that is sent by post arrives. If it does not, it’s taken to a local depot and you can pick it up.
Courier companies are set up to deal with companies, where there is someone there all the time. To cover their own backsides — not for any other reason — they demand signatures. Normal people do not sit at home all the time. So you won’t be there when they call. So they won’t leave the book. And … they don’t allow you to call them, they don’t have a local depot. All they give you is a premium-rate phone line with a robot on it, which asks “which working day will you be there all day on?”
So … you don’t get your books, and you get thrown into a problem. I’ve written to Amazon demanding to cancel the order, and threatening to sue them. Why should I be the only one to suffer? I’m going to have to do without that book, that’s for sure!
Meanwhile … can anyone tell me who else I can order books from that will actually send them out?