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Amazon profiteering?

skischool
skischool

I recently ordered 6 x tins of full milk powder from Amazon,i will need them as a back up for when i can't get milk for my supplementary food due to my swallowing problem.not a vast amount as each tin makes approx 4 ltrs of milk and at a cost of £30 reasonably priced.

Amazon fulfilled the order and advised me by e,mail that my order had been dispatched and would be delivered tomorrow,whoopee i thought i have a back up now for at least a couple of weeks.

This evening i received an email saying my account had been refunded as the goods were lost in transit?

And hey ho i have just checked their site and the same product is on sale for £60

No doubt if i challenge then they will say that is was beyond their control and blame the supplier

Guess this is just the start of us all being ripped off due to the ensuing crisis.

Happy days xxx

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Oh skis that’s awful. Nothing shocks me but I would challenge it. Xxxx

skischool
skischool
in reply to sassy59

I honestly think i will get nowhere with them Cassy and i will reserve my energy in researching more honest suppliers and fortunately i have one tin on order from Asda soon to be delivered if it isn't substituted for hard toffee lol xxx

Comino2
Comino2
in reply to skischool

Rummaging in my cupboards today I found a tin of Marvel dried milk...Yippee I thought,that will come in handy :-) but on closer examination its use by date was oct 2015 so not so good :-(.I really must clear my cupboards out more often xx

skischool
skischool
in reply to Comino2

It will be fine Comino and the weavils will give you extra protein. :)

xx

Comino2
Comino2
in reply to skischool

I peeled back the inner seal and strangely it seemed to smell ok but I did not want to risk a jippy tum xx

skischool
skischool
in reply to Comino2

just try mixing a little bit in water,the worst case scenario is you might get the s***s. :) on second thoughts maybe not such a good idea. :)

xx

Comino2
Comino2
in reply to skischool

Nooo I don't think so,knowing the kind of luck I have been having lately my stairlift will break down and I wont make it to the loo !!

skischool
skischool
in reply to Comino2

Amazon are sending you a comode,expected delivery date 01/01/2040 :)

xx

Comino2
Comino2
in reply to skischool

Social services offered me one of those when they turned up 3 days after my hospital discharge knowing I had been unable to get up the stairs for all that time !! but they said I would have to take it upstairs to empty it anyway so probably not helplful to me !!They also could not help me get upstairs to bed as that would be a health and safety risk for them so off they went.After a call the next day a young guy from the same dept turned up,he had dreadlocks and a lovely smile.He asked if I had any pets and I told him I had two goldfish called Sly and Robbie and that surprised him I think, he said I was 'really cool' [he was a black bass player so he knew who they were] He said he was going to get me a stairlift and he did ,Bless him [and our mutual love of reggae] xx

skischool
skischool
in reply to Comino2

A charming story all based around s**t how very apt is that given today's predicament.:)

xx

Hanne62
Hanne62
in reply to Comino2

That’s what I like to hear, someone who says they’re going to do something & then actually DOES it. A rare find these days. Terrible taste in music tho 😉

Comino2
Comino2
in reply to Hanne62

Ha ha :-) only one choice in my very varied taste in music.. but if he had been into rap I would have been stuffed !! :-) xx

ledge
ledge
in reply to skischool

I have just gone off my dinner....

Aingeful
Aingeful
in reply to Comino2

I've spent the week doing that!!😀

The are the same cans I use for my supplements. I am down to my last half tin. I cannot get them anywhere. I have sent an email to Morrison's online telling them of my plight. I normally have a can a week from them and have done for a year or more. Their records would show that as it comes up on my regular list as soon as I start shopping. I am hoping they will supply on medical grounds as I offered to send a letter from my dietitian. She tells me to add two spoons to the full cream milk when I make up my drinks. She said anything to get the calorie and protein count up.

skischool
skischool
in reply to Badbessie

On 2 occasions Asda have not fulfilled my online order for them.dried milk powder has become like gold dust due to normal healthy people stockpiling it in their nuclear bunkers. :(

Such is life and i will sort it but it is infuriating.maybe we should team up and buy a cow. :)

Badbessie
Badbessie
in reply to skischool

My Cousin Brenda's farm is about 400m from my house. I do not know about giving me a cow but I am sure she would drop off a churn of milk if I asked. Mind you she as got a few goats that may fit in the garden.

Comino2
Comino2
in reply to skischool

Is there not a medical dried milk supplement that is available on the NHS ? xx

skischool
skischool
in reply to Comino2

i have a dietician visiting next week if it isn't cancelled so brownie points to you my little star and i will pick her brains for a solution to my problem if she isn't moonlighting for Amazon lol :)

xx

Baby milk is disappearing too!!

Phone the number on the product and they will deliver the baby milk to you so I heard

Really- thanks I will inform my daughter in law and son x

That is just disgusting on so many levels. I hope you'll be able to get your supplies of milk.

Earlier I was working my way through a 250g bag of Ostepops, the Norwegian equivalent of cheesy Wotsits but in a much more sensible size bag and wondering if there was any progress or development with your swallowing problem but I guess not ☹️

Yes problem is solved.i eat lots of wotsits especially the new flaming hot and sizzling steak variety. :)

I haven't heard of that variety. This is big news! I will of course have to try them on my return to the UK though I think Wotsits will always be cheesy in my mind. 🧀

See apart from the virus you have something nice to look forward to on your return,thankfully they are not producing a lamb variety as yet. :)

😱😱😱😱 More importantly, how are you going to manage?? 😨😨😨😨 I am not a fan of Amazon and would not be surprised by these antics. xx 😡😠

skischool
skischool
in reply to Caspiana

Hello my little superheroine,you know me and i'll survive by hook or crook as will you with your determination and steely resolve. :) xx

Caspiana
Caspiana
in reply to skischool

We will. And we will thrive. xx 👑

Absolutely disgraceful- was almost tempted to use amazon prime as my supermarket delivery won’t happen - apparently three weeks and no slots ?

Change or add supermarkets as the situation changes peppar,i have now moved on to morrisons and managed to book a delivery on 01/04 of whatever may be left in their warehouses. :) x

Thanks got a slot at Morrisons for 7th April - I’m so so happy !!! Bought just enough cat food for a couple of months and an extra large bag of Dreamies !!!

Plus some baked beans and soup for me😂

I wonder if they will give me commission like an introductory voucher lol :) x

I said I heard of them through a friend but they didn’t ask for your name or phone number which I thought a bit rude eh!!!

UHT long life milk could be a far more economical option at normal supermarket prices - things are not going to run out if people don't panic buy and really no need to buy overpriced products, :)

Personally I have both UHT and powdered milk in but I do find powdered milk goes off quickly once opened.

Just report the people who are overpricing, to amazon, ebay or whoever else, even tradings standards.

To pay extortionate amounts is not compulsory and there are other options.

Supermarkets deliver and their prices are within our means.

Amazon are not profiteering on overpriced goods, its some of the sellers who are doing that and if they are reported Amazon will take action against the seller.

Tesco sell the same product NIDO 900g £6 a tin.

Id recommended avoiding Amazon now

This sounds like its coming in from a third party seller on Amazon marketplace.

Sign up to Tesco, Sainsbury's or Ocado. At least your dealing with reputable traders.

Where are you based? Some corner shops will take orders and get stuff in for you...

I bought 6 large paper towels from Amazon for the kitchen two months ago for £8.49 checked.

Checked the site,exactly the same towel 39.99. It was from an outside source I know but...

Not as important as your purchase I know but a sign of things to come.

Hi, i've just looked at ebay for NIDO milk powder, they have a 400mg for £4.99 +£2.90 postage or varying sizes up to 2.5kg for £25.39 + £10.05 postage from Germany. Hope this helps. Chris

Thank you for that.i will investigate,very kind of you to research on my behalf Chris. :)

People that take advantage in bad times do t deserve luck or sympathy wish people would b kind like so many of us are

Where was the milk coming from? Amazon have been clamping down on profiteering. You would be doing others a favour by complaining. Saying the goods have been lost maybe a loop hole in their regulations and the rise has gone unnoticed. Good luck, Amazon customer services are pretty good. Hope you are coping okay, thanks v much for all your useful advice and encouragement. All the best

I believe they are being imported and there may be genuine reasons for non delivery.i don't believe they fell under Amazons control to a certain degree and as you say it's a loophole in their system that they seem happy to exploit to keep getting their commision i imagine,thank you for your kind words. :)

Just put order in for 2 weeks advance click and collect as no home deliveries left and noticed most of my regular products have increased in price.

Bloody scoundrels, I would report them to Amazon and stop this nonsense. I am all for private enterprise but not in times of crisis and not when it involves peoples health. I would do as ilovebunnies says an order from ebay, it seems like a good offer x

skischool
skischool
in reply to Izb1

Irene e,bay are equally as bad so i think we are in this for the long haul as the movement and importation of goods will be squeezed by international restrictions. :) xx

Wow! Another item to add to the list ppl are profiteering from. Scum of the earth.

I have just had the same problem with Amazon.....The must think we all sailed up the river with our heads zipped up!!! NOW THEY WANT SHOT!!!!

That's disgusting! Glad you can get some from Asda. I'm fuming on your behalf! xx Moy

skischool
skischool
in reply to MoyB

Please don't fume Moy it's a wasted emotion and there are other more honest suppliers around.keep well and if Asda don't deliver i will set you upon them :) x

MoyB
MoyB
in reply to skischool

Rolling up my sleeves in readiness! xx Moy

Curious.... Is the milk product sold from Amazon, or from another seller through Amazon? Off subject: This is crazy time... Some folks are hoarding food products, and we do NOT have a food shortage. Go figure....

skischool
skischool
in reply to jmsutt73

A vast amount of Amazons stuff is sourced from independent retailers,in fact i don't believe Amazon actually produce anything themselves but as agents for their suppliers they should take some responsibility for their actions and if they delay the release of products to increase the price then they are guilty of collaboration if they continue to use those suppliers,but then again business is ruthless so i shouldn't be surprised. :)

I recently had an issue with a book seller that sells through them. They had charged me $119. Twice for the same book and the book they did send was the wrong book, Amazon stood behind my complaint and eventually even refunded the money themselves. But the book was sent by the seller.

skischool
skischool
in reply to jmsutt73

I think it this climate of delayed cargo shipments the supplier would get away with it but probably they will price themselves out of the market which will serve them right for being greedy. :)

...just the start of getting ripped off? This is horrible.

amazon.co.uk/Mlekovita-Powd...

I have no idea if this is a good price and it says that the postage is £23 but that's because it wants to deliver to Norway 🙄 Hopefully that would be free delivery to you. 🐄

Order now and receive e.mail 1 day before delivery saying lost in transit,revisit site and see same product on sale for twice the price,been there,done it and seen the rip off HH but you are a lovey for taking the time to research for me,when you coming home? your sheep need you. :)

My plan is to start my return journey in ten days time but I don't know what's going to happen with travel by then and in some ways I think I'd be better off not traveling but my sheep do need me and I worry about them. If it wasn't for them I'd probably stay here until things have started to get better. 🐑

I'm afraid things are not going to get better for quite some time but at least you should be coming back to slightly less wild weather in your normal neck of the woods. :)

Skis I don't know why this didn't occur to me before:

frenchclick.co.uk/p-6113-re...

I order from here, they're a great company, and you'll probably get cheaper postage than me too.

HH thank you for that very interesting link,i will check it out but i believe things are even more chaotic in France at the moment and transport links are increasingly challenged but well worth a look. :)

Now registered with their site and i will let you know how i get on in the future.cheers :)

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