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Amazon will now Prime you for your night out by delivering booze in under an hour

| Alcohol, Amazon, blog, Drinks, L&B World, World | December 10, 2015

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Some Amazonians can now turn to their fave shopping site to supply their evening tipple (Picture: Amazon)

If you’d kill for a nice cold beer and nowhere, but nowhere, is open. But Amazon’s got your back.

The online shopping giant has now begun a service which allows alcohol to be delivered to your door in under an hour.

However, the new project is currently being tested out in the States – specifically Manhattan and Seattle – so it may not end up over in the UK.

And it’s only available to Amazon Prime members, because presumably more of them are alcoholics.

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Watch: Amazon courier ‘caught stealing parcel from outside front door’

| Amazon, blog, Crime news, L&B World, UK | November 3, 2015

This is the moment that an Amazon courier was allegedly caught stealing a parcel from outside a customer’s door.

In the footage, the delivery man can be seen leaving a note to say he’d attempted to leave a parcel, but then picks up another parcel left at the door before quickly leaving the property.

Stewart Tainsh, from Stirling, Scotland first discovered the theft after viewing CCTV to find out why two separate deliveries had failed to show up.

He has now released the footage online after becoming frustrated with Amazon’s response – and it has been viewed more than 159,000 times.

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What was your worst job ever? Share your horror stories

| Amazon, blog, L&B World, UK | August 19, 2015

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This week Amazon was dubbed ones of the worst places to work following an eye-opening investigation by The New York Times.

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Mum’s first online shopping experience did not quite go to plan when she bought these ‘bargain’ deckchairs

| Amazon, blog, eBay, L&B World, News | August 14, 2015

 

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Christine Harford’s blunder has been shared on Twitter more than 4,000 times (Picture: Ellie Harford)

We have all ordered something online and been a little disappointed when what arrives is not quite what we expected.

But this takes it to a whole other level.

Christine Harford, 55, thought she had nabbed a real bargain when she found these deckchairs on amazon.co.uk for the too-good-to-be-true price of £1.89 each.

But what actually arrived were deck chairs for a tiny dolls’ house.

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This isolated tribe in the Amazon have never been contacted by the outside world

| Amazon, blog, Jean-Paul Van Belle, L&B World, Peru, Peru government, World | July 23, 2015

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The Mascho Piro tribe (Picture: Jean-Paul Van Belle)
These pictures show the Amazon tribe who continue to live undisturbed by the outside world.

But that could all change now that the Peru government are trying to make contact.

The Mashco Piro people have lived in the Peruvian jungle for over 600 years, but their home is now under threat due to modern problems like logging and tourism.

Images show the people bare foot and topless sat together on the outskirts of the forest.

Male members of the tribe – both young and mature – appear to wear their hair long with a fringe framing their face, while the women have short cropped cuts.

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Unless you wanted a load of lube Amazon Prime’s ‘Black Friday’ turned out to be a bit rubbish

| Amazon, blog, L&B World, Tech | July 16, 2015

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Fancy a 55 gallon barrel of lube? (Picture: Amazon)

To celebrate 20 years in business Amazon decided to hold its very own Black Friday-style sale.

The much-hyped Amazon Prime Day caused a buzz with shoppers across the globe, who expected to be able to get their hands on cheap flatscreen TVs and the like.

But according to some shoppers, the reality was something of an anti-climax, with some saying they’d been offered items they described as ‘garage sale’ rubbish.

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Items such as a 55-gallon barrel of lube or a videotape rewinder did not exactly inspire customers to buy, nor did granny pants, giant packs of loo roll or processed ham.

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Amazon is having a huge sale ‘with more deals than Black Friday’

| Amazon, blog, L&B World, World | July 7, 2015

(FILES) This September 28, 2011 file photo shows the Amazon logo during a press conference in New York.  Amazon insisted June 17, 2015 on a significant change to proposed US drone regulations before it introduces 30-minute Prime Air parcel delivery by unmanned aerial vehicles to its American customers. The online retail giant -- a major player in the development of UAVs for civilian missions -- acknowledged safety concerns as the Federal Aviation Administration hammers out a final set of commercial drone-flying rules. But it balked at the FAA's proposal, set out in a notice of proposed rulemaking in February, that small UAVs fly only in full view of their operators on the ground -- not at a distance beyond the line of sight.   AFP… <a href=Read the full story

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Amazon to offer deliveries within an hour in the UK (but you pay extra)

| Amazon, blog, L&B World, News | June 30, 2015

All this in just one hour... what a time to be alive (Picture: Amazon)
All this in just one hour… what a time to be alive (Picture: Amazon)

Amazon customers can now have their goods delivered within an hour – the first time the service has been offered outside the US.

People in parts of central London can take advantage of the super fast deliveries under Prime Now for an extra £6.99 on orders of more than £20. The cost comes in addition to their £60 annual Prime membership.

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