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Zappos magic

spring1onuspring1onu Posts: 16,528Registered Users
Does Zappos have some kind of black magic or voodoo going on? Because I ordered two pair of shoes yesterday around 2pm and got them TODAY around 3pm.

HOW do they do it!? :lol: I can't go shopping and find what I want that fast. Free shipping and free returns can't be beat.
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Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! . :D
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
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  • VTmomVTmom Posts: 2,486Registered Users
    I know, aren't they awesome??? I love zappos.
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    Just think I used to worry 'bout things like that,
    Used to worry 'bout rich and skinny, 'til I wound up poor and fat,
    Nowadays I kind of worry where my mind's been at,
    Just think I used to worry 'bout things like that. (Delbert McClinton - I Used to Worry from Never Been Rocked Enough)
  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    Maybe they have a local distributor?
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  • spring1onuspring1onu Posts: 16,528Registered Users
    Phoenix wrote: »
    Maybe they have a local distributor?

    I'm assuming they have distribution centers all over and that's how it's so fast.

    But, it's much more fun to think it's all some voodoo crazy shiz!
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    Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! . :D
    The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
    I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
    I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
  • mandyvmandyv Posts: 2,437Registered Users
    Even if they have a distribution center in the next-door apartment, I do not know how they do that, but it's like Christmas!
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  • SariaSaria Posts: 15,963Registered Users
    King Arthur Flour delivered my goods in basically less than 24 hours. Unreal. And yes, I was panicking about not having enough flour around by the time it would have arrived.
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  • spring1onuspring1onu Posts: 16,528Registered Users
    Saria, we went to the KAF store last year. *swoon* I can't even type out how much I spent. :lol: The dough whisk they sell is awesome, although I didn't buy it from them.

    When I heard the UPS guy drop the box at the door I said to myself "Thank you, Santa." :lol:
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    Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! . :D
    The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
    I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
    I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Zappos is the best company ever. They are totally 100% on their ****. Fast. Accurate. Friendly. Funny. Helpful. They freaking searched ebay and 4 other sites for me while i waited on the phone when they were out of a pair of shoes I wanted. Unbelievable. And they upgraded me to VIP status. Love them!!!!:love5:

  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users
    Hey! They didn't do that for me! Damn!

    But I still love their lightning-fast shipping. Cold feet last winter? Next day, Uggs. Yippee!
  • SariaSaria Posts: 15,963Registered Users
    I still think endless.com is better. I just ordered from Zappos for the first time because my beloved endless didn't have a pair of sandals I want.
    Endless never charges for shipping, which is lightning fast as well. It is also always free to return.
    What really gets me is that I just paid about $12 tax for my Zappos order, which I never have to pay with endless. Since endless is amazon (which I also love, since I just use my amazon account), no tax is ever charged.
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  • spring1onuspring1onu Posts: 16,528Registered Users
    Woah, TAX!! WTF. I hope I never move to any of these states. :lol: Zappos never charges for shipping though. I have tried Endless when I couldn't find what I wanted at Zappos and it took right at a week for my boots to arrive. :( Maybe it was a one time thing though. I always shop around anyway and go for whoever has the best deal. ;)
    Do you charge sales tax on any item?
    A: Zappos Retail, Inc. is required by law to collect sales tax on orders shipped to Kentucky, Nevada, New York and North Carolina. If you are shipping to any of these states, the appropriate charges will be added to your merchandise total and displayed on your final order confirmation.
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    Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! . :D
    The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
    I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
    I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
  • SariaSaria Posts: 15,963Registered Users
    I get my endless orders with free two-day or overnight shipping (Zappos said I qualified for free 4-5 day shipping). The most I have waited for an endless order is maybe 4 days. My very first order with them I got a pretty generous discount as well.

    And no tax ever!
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  • breathebreathe Posts: 399Registered Users
    I can't bring myself to purchase things from Zappos. It seems that almost everything stays right at retail price. :/
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  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    They are scary good huh? The first time SO ordered from them he thought I was lying when I said his order was here the next day.
    Central Massachusetts

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  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    spring1onu wrote: »
    Saria, we went to the KAF store last year. *swoon* I can't even type out how much I spent. :lol: The dough whisk they sell is awesome, although I didn't buy it from them.

    When I heard the UPS guy drop the box at the door I said to myself "Thank you, Santa." :lol:

    I wanna go there and it's not even that far from me. I would have to go alone or drop SO at some drinking establishment because that would bore him silly. He puts up with a lot of shopping (and actually likes it) but cooking stuff does make his eyes roll up.
    Central Massachusetts

    One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

    In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
  • spring1onuspring1onu Posts: 16,528Registered Users
    xcptnl wrote: »
    I wanna go there and it's not even that far from me. I would have to go alone or drop SO at some drinking establishment because that would bore him silly. He puts up with a lot of shopping (and actually likes it) but cooking stuff does make his eyes roll up.

    When you do go make sure to do it earlier in the day. They have goodies baked in store and we didn't get there until about 2 hours before closing and everything was GONE. :-| It was also on a weekend so that could have made a difference too.
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    Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! . :D
    The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
    I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
    I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    spring1onu wrote: »
    xcptnl wrote: »
    I wanna go there and it's not even that far from me. I would have to go alone or drop SO at some drinking establishment because that would bore him silly. He puts up with a lot of shopping (and actually likes it) but cooking stuff does make his eyes roll up.

    When you do go make sure to do it earlier in the day. They have goodies baked in store and we didn't get there until about 2 hours before closing and everything was GONE. :-| It was also on a weekend so that could have made a difference too.

    Thanks for that tip. Now you are talking about the Norwich Vt store right?
    Central Massachusetts

    One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

    In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
  • spring1onuspring1onu Posts: 16,528Registered Users
    xcptnl wrote: »
    Thanks for that tip. Now you are talking about the Norwich Vt store right?

    Yep, that's the one. Also, if you're using a GPS to get there the address listed on their site will take you to the wrong place. So, make sure to take the directions they give on their website! We were out for a day trip and thankfully we drove around until we found it.
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    Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! . :D
    The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
    I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
    I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
  • bergasaurusbergasaurus Posts: 375Registered Users
    I've ordered from Endless and will again, but Zappos is my favorite...I don't even expect to get cheap shoes, because of my size (extra wide) I will never find a quality, comfortable pair for less than $50 and that's cheap. I'll pay up to $100 without thinking twice. Zappos has amazing customer service, and to me that trumps saving a few bucks. I've ordered a lot from them, and the one time I called with a complaint, they fixed it and upgraded me to vip- so I get free overnight all the time now.
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  • WileE-DeadWileE-Dead Banned Posts: 24,963Banned Users
    I had heard so much talk about Zappos on the board, I just had to check them out.
    I've been looking for a hard to find shoe..lo and behold, guess who had it!? Awesome! :laughing7:
    It was a bit more than I wanted, but this isn't Payless :lol: And as hubby said, well, you can't find them, so... :dontknow:
    Oh, and they only had 2 pair left :cool:
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  • maria_imaria_i Posts: 1,760Registered Users
    Not shoes, but I was amazed with Amazon.

    About six months ago I ordered a Kindle, and it was at my door about 28 hours later.
    I mean with customs for my country and everything. I couldn't beleive it.
    I paid about 40 dlls for shipping and custom fees, but still...
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  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    spring1onu wrote: »
    Does Zappos have some kind of black magic or voodoo going on? Because I ordered two pair of shoes yesterday around 2pm and got them TODAY around 3pm.

    HOW do they do it!? :lol: I can't go shopping and find what I want that fast. Free shipping and free returns can't be beat.
    There's a little wormhole in their warehouse. I think Vitacost has one too.
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  • spring1onuspring1onu Posts: 16,528Registered Users
    There's a little wormhole in their warehouse.

    Finally!! An explanation!! :lol:
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    Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! . :D
    The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
    I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
    I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
  • mandyvmandyv Posts: 2,437Registered Users
    Zappos was featured on "Sunday Morning" this morning and I literally had tears in my eyes watching it because it's a company that's very good to its employees, and it's proof that you can be really good to your ppl and still make a profit. I wish more companies would follow their lead.

    I'll happily contribute to their profits and they contribute to my happiness :) If happiness can be found in a pair of shoes, and we all know it can.
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    CoWash: VO5 kiwi
    Cond: Robert Craig, Tresemme Natural, or Fekkai Shea Butter
    Leave in/Styling: Grapeseed oil, KBB milk, KCCC, and Aveda Confixor
  • ResRes Posts: 2,911Registered Users
    I made an order on Friday and I should be getting it tomorrow, not bad! Usually when I order on Friday I don't get it until the middle or end of the coming week.
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  • BlackCherryChutneyBlackCherryChutney Posts: 65Registered Users
    i have not found anything nice on zappos.. am i even doign it right??
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    i have not found anything nice on zappos.. am i even doign it right??


    Doing *it* right?

    Zappos carries like half a million different styles of shoes (and bags and clothes and glasses, etc.). So unless you have very specific or very unusual tastes, I would think you'd like something on there!

  • mandyvmandyv Posts: 2,437Registered Users
    What I usually do is browse at the manufacturer's site and then see if I can find it on Zappos.
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    CoWash: VO5 kiwi
    Cond: Robert Craig, Tresemme Natural, or Fekkai Shea Butter
    Leave in/Styling: Grapeseed oil, KBB milk, KCCC, and Aveda Confixor
  • WileE-DeadWileE-Dead Banned Posts: 24,963Banned Users
    Holy cow! I just ordered replacement shoes yesterday. I got them a few minutes ago..... :wav:
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    Ever since the sports thread wars I have sensed a special connection between [edit] & Wile. Like the connection oil has to water. I almost can't speak of it. Wait....my eyes are misting. ~asq
    Let’s just stay together and tell the world to kiss our ass. ~P


  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users
    I've ordered from Endless and will again, but Zappos is my favorite...I don't even expect to get cheap shoes, because of my size (extra wide) I will never find a quality, comfortable pair for less than $50 and that's cheap. I'll pay up to $100 without thinking twice. Zappos has amazing customer service, and to me that trumps saving a few bucks. I've ordered a lot from them, and the one time I called with a complaint, they fixed it and upgraded me to vip- so I get free overnight all the time now.

    I've been finding what I'm looking for in my size for a better price more often from Endless for the past year or more - in fact, I didn't even realize Zappos was collecting tax now :(

    Still, they both have amazingly fast shipping, 365-day returns, excellent customer service, etc., so I'll continue to use them both - everything else being equal, Endless would win now because of the tax thing.
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  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    The CEO of Zappos has a book out - Delivering Happiness.
    Central Massachusetts

    One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

    In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
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