- Jun 24, 2010
- Madera, California U.S.A.
I have a 500 mile radius. A weekend road trip. Might cost a little more but gets me out of the house too. More than 500 miles keeps me from buying everything. No need to go 1800 miles for $1000 widget.
Amazon generated so much need that shippers don’t care like they use too. I had a friend made a living buying un delivered stuff in the 80s; he actually help create a full department for one of the carriers. They use to give him the stuff for free to clear the warehouses. They learned people would buy it from him. The only job I ever walked out on was the same company. Many of my friends work there in all sorts of capacities from running it to sweeping the floors. Pack your stuff good is all I can say for all of them. The last place I worked we would be sending and receiving airplane parts. Mom and pop company. We spent so much on shipping insurance because we couldn’t afford a replacement if it was lost. You could have a bag with $10,000 of bushings in it. Someone had a porch pirate take such a bag. Probably all went in the trash.