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| richarDISNEY ||13 Aug 2012 1:31 p.m. PST|
I am gunna start ordering everything through Amazon!
| Parzival ||13 Aug 2012 2:24 p.m. PST|
How pathetic. I do agree that accidentally shipping a rifle to the wrong address is problematic
but then, so would be, say, shipping a dishwasher when the customer ordered a TV. I'd like to tell the guy, "Get off your whiny, wimpy horse, inform the company of their error and send the thing back. What, just because you got it, you're gonna shoot somebody?" I seriously doubt it. Why contact the media? Why contact "authorities?" Behave responsibly, as any person should, and the problem is corrected. *Sigh*
But no, he has to go all panicky over a box with a rifle in it. It's not a bomb, moron. It's not going to explode, or even fire on its own. Heck, did it even come with ammunition? I seriously doubt it. So what he really received was a big, expensive metal and plastic stick with some moving parts. In terms of "dangerous" it was less so than an aluminum baseball bat, and about the same as the TV (if a bit more wieldy, assuming one clubs people with randomly shipped objects).
Yeah, that guy doesn't deserve to be sent a rifle. He deserves to be sent a crate of rubber chickens.
|adub74 ||13 Aug 2012 2:38 p.m. PST|
"Why contact the media"
This is an assumption, not stated in the article. He contacted the police. The authorities seem like a good place to go if you don't what to do. Ship it back, ship it on, call Amazon??? Did any of these organizations commit some sort of crime through their negligence? Why not call the police and get their input?
He also contacted a anti gun organization. He's a musician that lives in San Francisco. It seems reasonable to me that he's a bit on the liberal side. It's probably how the story was picked up--if I can make an assumption.
With recent events, this seems like some good dinner time conversation. The article never said the guy lost sleep over it.
|Farstar ||13 Aug 2012 4:43 p.m. PST|
Does Amazon warehouse all of these things? That's the only way I can see this happening. Some goof at the warehouse double addresses the gun and the courier company doesn't question it.
End of the day, Amazon has a TV spare, and probably doesn't wonder why. Volume is too high to sweat the details.
As for how the story was picked up, I suspect it came off the Police Blotter (or whatever they call it now) for the area. Note that the story is filed under "Crime".
|jpattern2 ||13 Aug 2012 5:28 p.m. PST|
Amazon doesn't warehouse most of what they sell. They have evolved into serving as a sort of clearinghouse for other companies.
| AndrewGPaul ||14 Aug 2012 5:08 a.m. PST|
Why contact "authorities?" Behave responsibly, as any person should, and the problem is corrected. *Sigh*
As I understood the story (based on a different source), such a weapon is illegal to possess or transport in Washington DC. Notifying the police to come and remove it is the responsible response, I would think. Any other course of action – even carrying it down to the courier depot to tell them they made a mistake – would be a criminal act.
|Last Hussar||14 Aug 2012 2:24 p.m. PST|
TVs don't kill people, Guns do.
|Farstar ||15 Aug 2012 9:29 a.m. PST|
TVs kill their minds, spoons make them fat, and guns make them violent.
Gotta be the truth. Saw it on TV.