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In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 10:34:24 AM PDT
Grandma says:
@bethcross - Ammy has farmed out most of the Customer Service to India. It has been my experience over the last year or so that 9 out of 10 of them frankly haven't the first clue what they are talking about. None of them have ever even heard of the Amazon Vine program, not 1 out of 20 is familiar with the Review Guidelines that they "interpret" - to the point of not having read them.

I used to give Ammy 11 out of 10 for customer service. Lately, if you aren't Prime and don't have the most simplistic of questions they hardly deserve a 3 out of 10.

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 10:35:04 AM PDT
I also got it for a week and then back to the single e-mails. Recently, when I get the books past 12 midnight, I'll get a combined e-mail. Weird!

Posted on May 14, 2012 10:37:47 AM PDT
bethcross says:
@lizbennet - I gave the guy at CS your order number. Think he was peeved I had someone else's order number! I think I've annoyed them today! I am on hold again.

I agree with Moggy K, I could probably talk to 45 different people and get 57 different answers.

Now he doesn't know how Liz got her order sent to her that way. He says she clicked on all those books at the exact same time and that's how she got the combined orders.
Really?? That's quite interesting Liz - could you tell me how you did that please? So I can do it too? He's looking into it. . .

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 10:38:54 AM PDT

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 10:38:54 AM PDT
R. Toro says:
I'm not sure of exactly how it works, but I think that when I send my books to my Kindle, those all come in one combined email later on. When I send books to the Cloud Reader, then those books all come in individual emails.

Posted on May 14, 2012 10:39:22 AM PDT
bethcross says:
This guy is foreign, but I don't think Indian. Sounds kind of French. But I agree, not effective, to say the least.

Posted on May 14, 2012 10:40:56 AM PDT
bethcross says:
@R. Toro - I will have to try that and see. I started sending all my books to the Cloud because I've got so many on my Kindle. I could always send them there and archive later, I guess. Interesting perspective. Will try that tomorrow.

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 10:41:11 AM PDT
Kelly, you're most welcome. Appleheart had generously sent me some gifts so I felt the need to pay it forward. I wanted to give you one of the Green series you were missing but you didn't take my hint about adding them to your WL. :)

Posted on May 14, 2012 10:43:51 AM PDT
I would also love to have my orders all in 1 or 2 emails. I annoy myself when I 1-click and then hear the noise on my phone... "ooo email. Wonder who from?" Then realize duh, I just ordered a book! Lol

Posted on May 14, 2012 10:44:46 AM PDT
bethcross says:
He says it is a new thing they started around March. Orders must be placed within 30 minutes of each other (which I'm pretty sure mine are) in order to qualify.

So, for the rest of the week, I am going to write down all the books I want to 1-click and then place them in one lot immediately, back to back.

He says they now have "history", so if that doesn't work, they can "research" it and find out why it doesn't work.

Yeah, right.

Posted on May 14, 2012 10:46:37 AM PDT
bethcross says:
My ear hurts, lol! But at least I am off the phone! He was very earnest and very confused, I think. I DID try. . .

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 10:48:20 AM PDT
liz bennet says:

I do often click several in rapid succession, but not at the EXACT same time. I use chrome, I go through this thread, or the "See more" bar and open the titles that sound likely in another tab, then I go from tab to tab, read the description, check each one's "See more" bar, and then 1-click. And then to the next tab... That takes anywhere from 30 seconds to a couple minutes, depending. But I only get a separate email if there are hours between purchases. I pick up probably 30-50 books a day and I don't get more than maybe 4 emails.

Posted on May 14, 2012 10:49:27 AM PDT
bethcross says:
Here is the requisite diligent email Amazon has sent me per my phone conversation:


Our 1-Click ordering method will, if possible, automatically combine orders as long as they are placed within 30 minutes of one another.

This consolidation only applies to 1-Click orders. Shopping cart orders are not automatically combined, because there may be reasons you don't want all items to be shipped together.

In the future, if you need to combine a 1-Click order with a shopping cart order, you can do so online after the 30-minute holding period has ended. Step-by-step instructions can be found in our Help pages:

Keep in mind that we're unable to combine the following types of orders:

* Orders where items have already entered the shipping process
* Orders to be sent via free Super Saver Shipping
* Orders for gift cards
* Orders paid for in total by gift cards
* Replacement orders generated by our customer service department
* Orders for cell phone products and services
* Orders placed using a corporate account
* Orders placed with Amazon Merchants
* Gold Box orders

I hope this helps! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Thank you for your inquiry. Did I solve your problem?

If yes, please click here:

If no, please click here:

Best regards,

Dani H.

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 10:49:58 AM PDT
Hope you enjoy the gifts. Like I said, the $$ I would have spent on books I am interested in that I get as freebies, well, I decided to send gifts to the people who post links to the freebies!
I have not been able to send each and everyone who make it possible for me and others like me to 1-click on freebies gifts yet, but it's because there are no WLs or I have not gotten the chance to send them out, yet! I do have a list and I'm going down and crossing off names on that list...
Thanks once again for the hard work you ladies and gents do - very much appreciated.
ebc aka AppleHeart

Posted on May 14, 2012 10:51:24 AM PDT
bethcross says:
Just curious - how many of you who get consolidated emails after purchasing with gift cards?

It says in the email they can't do it if paying by gift card, but now that I think about it, I think that was when I got mine - when I was buying gift cards and using them to pay.

Something else to think about, anyway. . .

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 10:51:41 AM PDT
@Bethcross~ Thank you! I would like a combined e-mail myself.
ebc aka Appleheart

Posted on May 14, 2012 10:51:57 AM PDT
JLMRogue says:
This sounds neat for a fantasy, sports, future?? LOL guess they covered it all.
Extra Innings

Thanks everyone for the regards, greatly appreciated and they made me smile I needed it!

Posted on May 14, 2012 10:52:17 AM PDT
Mieko* says:
Hello all:
Hope you are having a lovely day today...not just sunshine and daffodils, but happy in your life :)

I am downloading a 9 GB game right now. I left my PC on all night to have it in the morning, but of course, something happened and the DL failed. It will take another 6 hours..and I am going to declare this a reading day.

I thank EVERY author who gave a book to us anytime.

Thanks for this thread, and the very real people here..who share the bad and the good....and help others share those things by posting here.
You all make my days better. :)


In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 10:53:14 AM PDT
bethcross says:

You are wonderful and I am glad you are here, when I see your name I smile. I think little bluebirds circle around your head and sing all day. . .

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 10:55:01 AM PDT
Yes, I wish more people had their WL's public. Thank you again for the gifts.

Posted on May 14, 2012 10:55:14 AM PDT
bethcross says:
Even my DVF who has shown up can't ruin my day today. . .nice try, though!

Posted on May 14, 2012 10:56:06 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 14, 2012 11:04:27 AM PDT
JLMRogue says:
Think this goes with the one to cure Parkinson's??
Killer Weed (Rick Ryder)
Vampires whole storyline?
The Cries Of Vampira Saga Complete Collection

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 10:57:26 AM PDT
LOL now every time I see Appleheart post I'm going to think the same thing.

Posted on May 14, 2012 10:57:29 AM PDT
Rose Red says:
I just checked and I started getting the emails with the combined receipts March the 8th and continued until this past weekend. I have been sending my books to My Kindle Cloud for the last few days. I use to send them to my kindle and then archive them myself. I read on this thread that a lot of people just sent them to their Kindle Cloud and save time. So maybe that is why it changed. But I want the combined receipts back. I had to go through a bunch of emails this morning before I could even take a peek at the new freebies. Oh well maybe they will give us an option when they find out we want it.

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 11:00:51 AM PDT
Grandma says:
That must be why I don't get them - I open each book I'm interested in in a new tab and then go down the line. So, they are all quite close in time, but each would have its own time-stamped cookie.
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