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10. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 27, 2019, 05:03 jdreyer
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jun 26, 2019, 21:53:
Xero wrote on Jun 26, 2019, 13:31:
HorrorScope wrote on Jun 26, 2019, 13:00:
Amazon - Yesterday I buy a ball cap online from them. Right after the transaction I think to myself, wow someone is going to hand delivery me a single ball cap on Thursday. In the past it was a drive to the store to buy many things including the cap. Cool this exists... however is it efficient and good for environment when each product gets its own personal delivery???

I'm pretty sure the truck that is going to deliver that cap is full of plenty of other shiiiiieeeet so they aren't wasting gas in a truck to deliver just you that cap.

You'd be surprised some of the things facilities have done to keep the customer promise. And I mean REALLY surprised.

OH? Do tell!
 
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9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 27, 2019, 05:02 jdreyer
 
theglaze wrote on Jun 26, 2019, 15:52:
Beamer wrote on Jun 26, 2019, 13:34:
HorrorScope wrote on Jun 26, 2019, 13:00:
Amazon - Yesterday I buy a ball cap online from them. Right after the transaction I think to myself, wow someone is going to hand delivery me a single ball cap on Thursday. In the past it was a drive to the store to buy many things including the cap. Cool this exists... however is it efficient and good for environment when each product gets its own personal delivery???

What's better: one deliver truck out delivering hundreds of things, or hundreds of cars out picking up one thing each?

What about all the re-attempts for delivery because people aren't available? Then there's the inefficient packaging… example:

I bought some software off Amazon, no media, just a code. They shipped me a box big enough to fit a couple dozen Bluray movies. Inside that was a single box, which contained nothing but a piece of paper with my code.

As a consumer, this was my cheapest/easiest option for me to get a code (besides pirating). And yet, it carried the highest environmental impact because of these inefficiencies.

They don't re-deliver any longer. They just leave it on the doorstep. Where someone steals it, and you have to re-order.
 
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8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 26, 2019, 21:55 The Half Elf
 
theglaze wrote on Jun 26, 2019, 15:52:
Beamer wrote on Jun 26, 2019, 13:34:
HorrorScope wrote on Jun 26, 2019, 13:00:
Amazon - Yesterday I buy a ball cap online from them. Right after the transaction I think to myself, wow someone is going to hand delivery me a single ball cap on Thursday. In the past it was a drive to the store to buy many things including the cap. Cool this exists... however is it efficient and good for environment when each product gets its own personal delivery???

What's better: one deliver truck out delivering hundreds of things, or hundreds of cars out picking up one thing each?

What about all the re-attempts for delivery because people aren't available? Then there's the inefficient packaging… example:

I bought some software off Amazon, no media, just a code. They shipped me a box big enough to fit a couple dozen Bluray movies. Inside that was a single box, which contained nothing but a piece of paper with my code.

As a consumer, this was my cheapest/easiest option for me to get a code (besides pirating). And yet, it carried the highest environmental impact because of these inefficiencies.

Honestly you'd probably wanted to get the box verses the envelope as envelopes with just a piece of paper tend to get "eaten" in the sort centers sorta like how a washer/dryer eats a sock.
 
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7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 26, 2019, 21:53 The Half Elf
 
Xero wrote on Jun 26, 2019, 13:31:
HorrorScope wrote on Jun 26, 2019, 13:00:
Amazon - Yesterday I buy a ball cap online from them. Right after the transaction I think to myself, wow someone is going to hand delivery me a single ball cap on Thursday. In the past it was a drive to the store to buy many things including the cap. Cool this exists... however is it efficient and good for environment when each product gets its own personal delivery???

I'm pretty sure the truck that is going to deliver that cap is full of plenty of other shiiiiieeeet so they aren't wasting gas in a truck to deliver just you that cap.

You'd be surprised some of the things facilities have done to keep the customer promise. And I mean REALLY surprised.
 
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6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 26, 2019, 15:52 theglaze
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 26, 2019, 13:34:
HorrorScope wrote on Jun 26, 2019, 13:00:
Amazon - Yesterday I buy a ball cap online from them. Right after the transaction I think to myself, wow someone is going to hand delivery me a single ball cap on Thursday. In the past it was a drive to the store to buy many things including the cap. Cool this exists... however is it efficient and good for environment when each product gets its own personal delivery???

What's better: one deliver truck out delivering hundreds of things, or hundreds of cars out picking up one thing each?

What about all the re-attempts for delivery because people aren't available? Then there's the inefficient packaging… example:

I bought some software off Amazon, no media, just a code. They shipped me a box big enough to fit a couple dozen Bluray movies. Inside that was a single box, which contained nothing but a piece of paper with my code.

As a consumer, this was my cheapest/easiest option for me to get a code (besides pirating). And yet, it carried the highest environmental impact because of these inefficiencies.
 
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5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 26, 2019, 15:35 Burrito of Peace
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 26, 2019, 13:34:
HorrorScope wrote on Jun 26, 2019, 13:00:
Amazon - Yesterday I buy a ball cap online from them. Right after the transaction I think to myself, wow someone is going to hand delivery me a single ball cap on Thursday. In the past it was a drive to the store to buy many things including the cap. Cool this exists... however is it efficient and good for environment when each product gets its own personal delivery???

What's better: one deliver truck out delivering hundreds of things, or hundreds of cars out picking up one thing each?

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4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 26, 2019, 13:34 Beamer
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jun 26, 2019, 13:00:
Amazon - Yesterday I buy a ball cap online from them. Right after the transaction I think to myself, wow someone is going to hand delivery me a single ball cap on Thursday. In the past it was a drive to the store to buy many things including the cap. Cool this exists... however is it efficient and good for environment when each product gets its own personal delivery???

What's better: one deliver truck out delivering hundreds of things, or hundreds of cars out picking up one thing each?
 
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3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 26, 2019, 13:31 Xero
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jun 26, 2019, 13:00:
Amazon - Yesterday I buy a ball cap online from them. Right after the transaction I think to myself, wow someone is going to hand delivery me a single ball cap on Thursday. In the past it was a drive to the store to buy many things including the cap. Cool this exists... however is it efficient and good for environment when each product gets its own personal delivery???

I'm pretty sure the truck that is going to deliver that cap is full of plenty of other shiiiiieeeet so they aren't wasting gas in a truck to deliver just you that cap.
 
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2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 26, 2019, 13:00 HorrorScope
 
Amazon - Yesterday I buy a ball cap online from them. Right after the transaction I think to myself, wow someone is going to hand delivery me a single ball cap on Thursday. In the past it was a drive to the store to buy many things including the cap. Cool this exists... however is it efficient and good for environment when each product gets its own personal delivery???  
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1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 26, 2019, 12:52 RedEye9
 
Just imagine Mexican robots. Build that Wall NOW.  
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