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    Default Re: Anyone bought from Amazon recently

    Maybe a stupid question. Does the shipping option specifically say DHL? Or is it one of these?

    AmazonGlobal Standard Shipping
    AmazonGlobal Expedited Shipping
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    I went with Amazon Global Expedited Shipping and the courier was DHL both times. Can't remember of selecting DHL was an option or not but doubt it because I had zero preferences for a specific shipper at the time of ordering - I did not know how good any of them were, hence the choice.


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    Just make sure you are ordering from Amazon themselves and not a 3rd party seller, 3rd party sellers can often be a pita with shipping and also the after sales service can be problematic.

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    I wonder if the recent looting has caused AMAZON to rethink opening a warehouse in Cape Town.
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    Default Re: Anyone bought from Amazon recently

    I ordered some stuff from them around 21:00 on Tuesday. Wednesday morning 01:51 my phone rings, ABSA Fraud department, just want to check if the transaction is legit. Wasnít impressed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bees View Post
    I ordered some stuff from them around 21:00 on Tuesday. Wednesday morning 01:51 my phone rings, ABSA Fraud department, just want to check if the transaction is legit. Wasnít impressed!
    It is their job to protect you?
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    Damned if they Do, damned if they don't!
    Quote Originally Posted by bees View Post
    I ordered some stuff from them around 21:00 on Tuesday. Wednesday morning 01:51 my phone rings, ABSA Fraud department, just want to check if the transaction is legit. Wasnít impressed!

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    They sent an SMS right after the call to which I needed to respond to. Could probably have waited until a more respectable time? If I did the transaction at 01:30 and got a call at 01:51, sure, but it was nearly 5 hours later? What would another 4 hours do - money didnít go through until I gave the goahead, itís not as itís a race against time to have the transaction reversed?

    I get the whole damned if you do, damned if you donít thing, but surely their systems can be finetuned to not phone you in the middle of the night?

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    We are talking about ABSA, probably the worst bank in ZA?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bees View Post
    They sent an SMS right after the call to which I needed to respond to. Could probably have waited until a more respectable time? If I did the transaction at 01:30 and got a call at 01:51, sure, but it was nearly 5 hours later? What would another 4 hours do - money didnít go through until I gave the goahead, itís not as itís a race against time to have the transaction reversed?

    I get the whole damned if you do, damned if you donít thing, but surely their systems can be finetuned to not phone you in the middle of the night?
    I would send them an email, thanking and praising them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Dold View Post
    Let us know about the DHL delivery.
    Order on 9 July, delivered on the 29. Came with DHL, way more efficient then ARAMEX. No idea how they choose between DHL and ARAMEX as there is no option to choose from.

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