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Iduno

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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #117630 on: February 23, 2020, 01:00:21 pm »

Edit: Oh yeah, and I need an Amazon account to get my mail now.
why? Is there not a post office?

Yes, but they deliver to an Amazon delivery center at my apartments.
why not just deliver to you? Going through a middleman seems like an unnecessary step

They make more money if they sell the rights to knowing what's in my mail to Amazon. It's tough to raise rent as much as they'd like when rent is already ~half of what people earn, and raises are very small, so they find other ways to increase profits.


Edit: Also, doing all of that and then activating my account got me...nothing. I still don't know which locker to open or how. And I don't have a prybar.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #117631 on: February 24, 2020, 12:22:05 am »

Edit: Also, doing all of that and then activating my account got me...nothing. I still don't know which locker to open or how. And I don't have a prybar.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #117632 on: February 24, 2020, 07:12:23 am »

Edit: Oh yeah, and I need an Amazon account to get my mail now.
why? Is there not a post office?

Yes, but they deliver to an Amazon delivery center at my apartments.
why not just deliver to you? Going through a middleman seems like an unnecessary step

They make more money if they sell the rights to knowing what's in my mail to Amazon.

That sounds very unlikely as a reason they want a united drop-off point. You're data isn't worth shit enough to assign a space in the physical world for it. If they have mail-drop there and they want data from that, they have to pay a real person to scan the data. The mail data for your one building just ain't worth taking up space and paying a full-time employee to collect it.

Think about the logistics of dropping stuff off to say 6 people in your building. Maybe not everyone is home to pick up at the time they come, so they clear a few but then have to do extra trips. That's costly. Or they drop stuff outside your unit if you're not home to save the extra trips but then it gets stolen and you're on the phone for hours costing them money in customer service calls, and they probably end up replacing it for free. A single drop-off center means one trip per day, not fucking around, you pick up when you're there and you have to sign for it, so nothing gets stolen and/or nobody can bullshit them about the stuff being stolen off doorsteps. The reason for a single center is that it reduces trips and phone calls they have to deal with.

BTW People have a strange idea about what counts as data-collection too. I was reading an article about a company that uses Google Analytics, and commentors said that's proof that they're "selling the data to Google". No they're not. Google Analytics is a data-analysis web service. When you see a site is linking to "Google Analytics" it is categorically not selling your data to Google as a company. Whoever owns that website is paying Google for the service. It's common sense if you think about it but people see "google analytics" and jump to "Google's got my data!"
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #117633 on: February 24, 2020, 08:45:52 am »

Edit: Oh yeah, and I need an Amazon account to get my mail now.
why? Is there not a post office?

Yes, but they deliver to an Amazon delivery center at my apartments.
why not just deliver to you? Going through a middleman seems like an unnecessary step

They make more money if they sell the rights to knowing what's in my mail to Amazon.

That sounds very unlikely as a reason they want a united drop-off point. You're data isn't worth shit enough to assign a space in the physical world for it. If they have mail-drop there and they want data from that, they have to pay a real person to scan the data. The mail data for your one building just ain't worth taking up space and paying a full-time employee to collect it.

Think about the logistics of dropping stuff off to say 6 people in your building.

Few hundred, but similar idea.
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« Reply #117634 on: February 24, 2020, 08:53:25 am »

I meant, 6 people per day out of the number of people in the building (that would be 1 delivery every ~2 weeks per household if there were 100 households in the building).

unless you guys get Amazon deliveries really, really often, which I guess is possible over there.

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« Reply #117635 on: February 24, 2020, 10:15:11 am »

I meant, 6 people per day out of the number of people in the building (that would be 1 delivery every ~2 weeks per household if there were 100 households in the building).

unless you guys get Amazon deliveries really, really often, which I guess is possible over there.

No, a few hundred households, and also it's every single delivery, no matter who the carrier is.
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