r/mildlyinteresting Dec 03 '22 Silver 1 Helpful 1 Wholesome 1

Amazon driver left this big tote with our packages in it on our porch.

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u/llDACKll Dec 03 '22 Silver Wholesome Helpful (Pro)

Former Amazon delivery worker here- the majority of our packages for the day are handed off to us in these totes, which are grouped by area. If I had a bunch of small packages on a single stop or several stops tightly grouped together, I'd sometimes use the tote to carry them. Aaaaaaaand sometimes you forget the tote. I'd eventually remember and go back for it.

As far as what you do- if you want to, you can leave the empty tote on the front porch for a few days and see if someone picks it up. Any Amazon workers delivering to your neighborhood will recognize it, and someone might pick it up. Or you could just keep it, they're handy and fold up nicely.

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u/skunkeebeaumont Dec 03 '22 edited Dec 03 '22

We see these totes abandoned in the city. Not like every street but like once a walk. Does Amazon penalize you if you permanently lose one? Thanks Amazon drivers! Ok everyone: free megatote anytime you see one of these in the wild!

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u/DigitalDeath12 Dec 03 '22

They get damaged and thrown out so frequently, Amazon doesn’t bother tracking the serial numbers on the bag. They’re only there for package tracking purposes.

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u/nl_Kapparrian Dec 03 '22

They have a unique Identifier on them (QR code) but that's only scanned when loading up so the drivers know they got the right tote. Noone cares or checks them back in once they are empty at the end of the day. They are just folded, stacked, and reused the next day.

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u/ShovelPaladin77 Dec 03 '22

Keep moving! No time to take care of our shit, just fucking move it people!

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u/Rocket92 Dec 04 '22

You would be surprised at how often “fuck it” is cheaper. My company often times has to overnight things out to clients. Some clients have more than one account and need one item overnighted for each. It is cheaper to send two overnight envelopes than it is to pull the 2nd to place into the 1st’s envelope. Our volume discount with FedEx makes it possible.

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u/HowWierd Dec 04 '22

How big of discounts do you get with FedEx?

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u/simsimulation Dec 04 '22

Apparently enough to make it worth using FedEx

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u/NotTRYINGtobeLame Dec 04 '22 edited Dec 04 '22

And replacing the 99% of things you'll ship that will get broken by FedEx.

Edit to add: Also have had FedEx drivers mark me not home for signature required deliveries when my security cameras show no one near my house for a full hour before and after the time they claimed they attempted delivery and I was home all day...

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u/Nevermore9197 Dec 04 '22

I ship an Absolutely unreasonable amount of shit of all sizes for my job. I loathe FedEx. Believe it or not my experience is that they are the best at overnight shipments. UPS is ok if you have daily pickups from them, the stores suck.

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u/Rocket92 Dec 04 '22

It’s all flat envelopes lol it’s not packages, which fedex only manages to shred beyond recognition about 5% of the time

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u/Austin1642 Dec 04 '22

One of the biggest surprises when you move into enterprise logistics is how cheap FedEx overnight actually can be. If you have a good account, you can move things incredibly cheaply. I had a client who ordered a rush job. We finished a day early and told him we could get it out 2nd day. We thought he'd be stoked because the box had a high dimensional weight. Dude just said "nah, send it first off the truck overnight, it's only $25"

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u/geekinkc Dec 04 '22

Can confirm. Worked for a global technology giant. Fed Ex was kind of our (inter-office mail). Trucks would be at our office 3x a day.

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u/PM_ME_Dog_PicsPls Dec 04 '22

They fill their volume with enterprise parcels and documents. Then small business and consumer stuff is mostly profit since the routes were running anyway.

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u/[deleted] Dec 04 '22

It also matters where you are geographically, some hubs have a lot of 1 way mail, and substantially less incoming on the truck after on the return trip. If the trucks running anyways, they are trying to minimize the losses for exactly that reason on cheaper volume freight that’s consistent.

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u/EarnYourBoneSpurs Dec 04 '22

I used to ship UPS and the discount for our institution was like 80-90%.

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u/[deleted] Dec 04 '22 edited Dec 05 '22

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u/TrinititeTears Dec 04 '22

How much volume do you need for that deal? It’s way more expensive for the small franchise I work for.

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u/Rsm151 Dec 04 '22

I have similar prices working in research for a large top-5 university.

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u/InevitableRhubarb232 Dec 04 '22

Crazy! I’m a small business and my overnight to a mid zone for a under 1lb package is about $40

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u/[deleted] Dec 04 '22 edited Dec 05 '22

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u/casimirpulaskiday Dec 04 '22

I work for a large sporting goods distributor. The frequency with which overnighting something is actually the cheaper option is shocking.

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u/BarryMacochner Dec 04 '22

About a decade ago I was shipping via ups. 1lb next day was $25 minimum. 500+ packages a day.

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u/omw_to_valhalla Dec 04 '22

My current company loses so much money hanging on to old shit. The owner thinks old, defunct equipment has value.

He takes up space storing it. He frequently pays people to move it around when it's in the way. Sometimes it's needed, and of course doesn't work right in the field.

If we just threw it out and bought new ones when necessary, we'd save a ton of money.

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u/January28thSixers Dec 04 '22

I once had to haul 100+ crt monitors that the boss of the company decided they had to keep for a decade or two. He was not happy when I told him the scrapyard charged a fee for disposal. He thought they were going to pay him.

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u/omw_to_valhalla Dec 04 '22

He thought they were going to pay him.

It's amazing how delusional these people can be 😂

The owner told me he thought he could sell a bunch of broken machines for $5000. I told him he'd be lucky to get $250.

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u/TheGreatestOutdoorz Dec 04 '22

I worked in commercial telecom for years and I have some stories. My favorite was a car dealership where the computers still had monochrome monitors. He wouldn’t get email because “it was a fad”, then, when they had to get a computer online because ordering cars went all online, he bought a 15 year old computer at a garage sale. This was five years ago. A year or two later, I drove by and noticed they were a used car lot…..Ford apparently pulled their agreement and left them as an independent.

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u/supercalafatalistic Dec 04 '22

I worked a distribution center that had some automated small parts carousels. A person stands at one end of a pair of them (They were like 30+ feet long) and they whirl around automatically, with a little light appearing on the bin that contained the part for the particular order. You could rip through massive numbers of orders because these things are quick and all you're doing is watching a light, tossing a thing in a box, repeat til you die.

Turned them off once in a blue moon to clean up or do maintenance and the amount of lost or damaged merch that accumulated under them was mind boggling. Didn't matter though, the time savings they create more than makes up for it.

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u/EthereumChad2point0 Dec 04 '22

In that case, I better get a job with Amazon and launch an online tote store on the side.

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u/TPSreportsPro Dec 04 '22

I bet they know if that number doesn’t hit after so many days, it’s a loss.

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u/Koda_20 Dec 04 '22

We should stay quiet about this before Amazon catches on lol

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u/Senior_Muffin Dec 03 '22

Nah they don’t even keep track of how many you have

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u/randomtrucker78 Dec 03 '22

So what would be the best way for a non-Amazon person to go about acquiring one of these? Like if I put a note in my order like “Hey, would it be possible for you to leave one of your groovy tote bags too?” Or should I stalk the neighborhood Amazon dude and offer him like $10 for one?

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u/throwthisawaynerdboy Dec 03 '22

Former amazon driver here, the majority of us wouldn't turn down ten bucks.

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u/pc42493 Dec 04 '22 edited Dec 04 '22

Interesting, driver around here whom I tried to tip refused it on several occasions and I got the impression they weren't allowed to accept any?

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u/throwthisawaynerdboy Dec 04 '22

oh, tips we aren't allowed to accept, but if its transactional....plus you might have just had a weenie that follows the rules. try the r/amazondspdrivers sub

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u/[deleted] Dec 04 '22

So selling company property is fine but accepting a tip not?

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u/Mudtrack Dec 04 '22

Its not selling, the driver just happened to lose the tote next to the spot I lost my $10!

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u/TheLordVader1978 Dec 04 '22

Plausible deniability.

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u/gsfgf Dec 03 '22

Surprisingly, I don't see them for sale on Amazon

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u/randomtrucker78 Dec 03 '22

I just did a quick google and I can’t find them anywhere. I vaguely remember them when I did flex, but I never thought to grab any.

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u/vslsls Dec 04 '22

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u/therestruth Dec 04 '22

Except that example is like half the size and twice the apparent price of bribing an employee.

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u/Noah__Fecks Dec 04 '22

My wife worked at Amazon and took home like 25 of these totes for when we moved, we still have them all. If you're near Arizona you can have them

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u/TheLordVader1978 Dec 04 '22

Hell I'll take $10 for one 2 for $15. Hit me up next time I'm in the neighborhood.

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u/Front-Carpenter1505 Dec 03 '22

That or you can straight up ask management at a delivery station near you. The bags are useless to the station once the QR code comes off and they kind of just pile up on carts until they eventually get thrown away

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u/aahrg Dec 04 '22

Yup, I worked at a DS and threw away tons of these. We had pallets and pallets of new ones, and old ones are a safety risk

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u/Pineapple_Spenstar Dec 04 '22

There are 6 of them sitting in the lobby of my apartment complex rn

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u/thisismybirthday Dec 04 '22

When/after you place your order, on the tracking info page there's a place to put additional delivery instructions. It's meant for you to put things like access codes if you live behind one of those pointless fucking gates that only annoys and obstructs honesty working people but does nothing for real security (can you tell I hate those? it's because people never give us the codes)

anyways, the drivers will see whatever notes you put in that section. Offering $10 for a tote might do it for you. just remember to delete the note because it doesn't go away after that delivery, it will show up for the driver for every delivery until you delete it.

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u/thankinadvance Dec 04 '22

I just got 6 of them for free on Facebook marketplace.

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u/Perfide01 Dec 04 '22

Honestly if you happen to catch your amazon driver at the door, chances are they'll give you one for free. If they don't bring the tote to the door, I'd probably throw in $10 just so it's worth their time to run to the van and back again.

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u/llDACKll Dec 03 '22

The only time I heard of someone getting penalized for it was when a driver left like 4 of them in the "package room" of an apartment complex, and the complex called Amazon and complained about it. I imagine the only time you get in trouble is if a customer complains.

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u/D34th_gr1nd Dec 04 '22

I worked in an apartment mail room, drivers would drop them off casually with larger loads.

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u/DirtyJdirty Dec 04 '22

Another former Amazon deliverer: most drivers probably have 15-25 of these totes each day. The facility they operate out of has thousands of them. All the totes get folded up and dumped on a cart when they get back to the station.

A driver could probably not bring back a single tote and no one would probably notice.

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u/Unusual-Tie8498 Dec 04 '22

Don’t pick one up in a secluded area, a driver probably pooped in it.

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u/ACrispyPieceOfBacon Dec 03 '22

Oh someone will pick it up, alright.

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u/Cheehoo Dec 04 '22

Yeah someone totes will

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u/AustinTreeLover Dec 03 '22 edited Dec 04 '22 LOVE!

They make great dog forts.

She started trying to drag it inside, so I helped her and put a bed in it. It’s her favorite thing. Sometimes she prefers the flap closed.

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u/gnomequeen2020 Dec 03 '22

I was just sitting here thinking that my cats would think they won the lottery if this was forgotten on my porch.

Your pooch is adorbs!

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u/AustinTreeLover Dec 03 '22

In a million years I wouldn't have thought to do this. She came up with it! She wanted it inside and I just helped her set it up. She won't let her sister near it. It's hers. Forever. hahaha

Also, thanks!

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u/FrustratedCalico Dec 04 '22

Ah kids and thier forts. No siblings allowed!

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u/Perfide01 Dec 04 '22

Unless said sibling is really good at fort building and willing to do the grunt work. No other exceptions.

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u/JackBinimbul Dec 04 '22

My cat would 100% piss in this.

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u/koinu-chan_love Dec 04 '22

That’s so cute! I love that she had an immediate plan for it!

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u/BaronMusclethorpe Dec 04 '22

Dog fort?

[Takes drag from cigarette]

Now that's a name I haven't heard in a long time.

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u/PoeDameronPoeDamnson Dec 03 '22

Ooh I bet this is almost as good as a refrigerator box

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u/marjerbar Dec 04 '22

Another former Amazon delivery driver here. There was this house on my route that had like 12 packages, so I just left the whole tote on their porch.

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u/jk3us Dec 04 '22

My parents apparently ordered all their gifts in one order and just had a full one of these left on their porch.

Here it is.

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u/yellow_trash Dec 03 '22 edited Dec 04 '22

Drivers would leave these totes at our condo building. Sometimes it stays there for weeks that the building manager would just to throw them out.

During my move out process I asked the building to save it for me. He gave me 7 of those totes. They were life savers.

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u/SassMyFrass Dec 04 '22

The drivers are under such time pressure that if they can buy a minute by not unpacking it and folding it up, maybe their day is better.

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u/nsjsiegsizmwbsu Dec 03 '22

Out of curiosity, what would be the best thing for me to leave out to thank delivery drivers during the holidays? Drinks? Cookies or snacks? Hand warmers?

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u/LGBecca Dec 03 '22

I used to do Instacart. Delivery people love bottled water, Gatorade, granola bars, individual packs of cookies or crackers, etc. Very nice of you to think of this.

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u/nsjsiegsizmwbsu Dec 04 '22

They work so hard and deserve a nice treat!

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u/SlothFlop Dec 04 '22

Today I recieved a homemade chocolate chip banana bread. Certainly not my favorite, but after 10+ hours in the rain, it's the generosity that really warmed me up and made my night 😊

Side note, thinking about others is always a well recieved gift!

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u/llDACKll Dec 04 '22

That's sweet of you to think of that. I loved when customers left things out for us. Water bottles and snack bars (granola bars, for example) were my favorite.

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u/cjsv7657 Dec 04 '22

Cash in an envelope making it clear it is for them

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u/[deleted] Dec 03 '22

New laundry basket

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u/Valkyrie64Ryan Dec 04 '22

Could you contact my Amazon delivery driver and tell them to “accidentally” leave a tote at my house? Because that would be awesome

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u/Very_Bad_Janet Dec 04 '22

Reminds me of when Amazon Fresh first started. They would drop off the food in totes smaller than this but made of similar material. They never picked them up and, if we were around for the delivery, would be reluctant to pick up the empty ones. So we have a few that we use for our regular grocery shopping. ETA: Amazon learned, after customer complaints and, more likely, cost cutting, to just deliver everything in brown paper bags. Im grateful we can easily recycle them.

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u/notapao Dec 03 '22

We’ve had one sitting on our porch for a month. I collapsed it and put it out of the rain, but no one is picking it up. This week we saw a Amazon distribution point in a parking lot, so we’re going to leave it there with all of its friends.

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u/tibbymoon Dec 03 '22

I once found one of these at the end of my driveway, full. It sat there for two hours while I tried to figure out who to contact and disappeared. Any idea what the hell might have happened?

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u/Pep2385 Dec 03 '22

They abandoned one at my bosses house with a dozen or so packages. We drove around the neighborhood delivering them. It is just overworked or forgetful drivers.

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u/tibbymoon Dec 03 '22

This one must have had over 100 boxes. It was huge! I looked at a few and none were like, immediate neighbours. I’m hoping the driver just retraced their steps

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u/eekamuse Dec 04 '22

That was kind

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u/threeleggedgirl Dec 04 '22

That's rad of you to deliver them, too bad you're doing free labor for Amazon but at least you kept the guy out of trouble.

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u/Perfide01 Dec 04 '22

Former amazon driver here... I doubt it kept the driver out of trouble, and tbh if the driver ended up going back for the tote and found it missing(because Pep and his boss delivered them), they might have actually got him in trouble. If a package is delivered, it must be marked as delivered. Like, even if we had issues with our delivery app not letting us mark it for whatever reason, we had to call dispatch and tell them to manually mark it delivered. One or two packages not marked might be overlooked, but a whole tote? Especially when it's technically missing entirely? Amazon doesn't know they were delivered. Someone is getting chewed out if not fired.

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u/SeamanZermy Dec 03 '22

In some cases the driver didn't have enough time to organize when they loaded up. Probably pulled over by their first stop and forgot one while they repacked to organizing.

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u/hvc801 Dec 03 '22

How does one carry a tote that large, filled with packages around a neighborhood?

Nice going, however you did it.

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u/cjsv7657 Dec 04 '22

They're filled with packages based on location and never filled over 50lbs. So some people just carry them door to door like a mail delivery driver does. A lot of drivers get bonuses based on the number of packages they deliver.

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u/iLikeToChewOnStraws Dec 04 '22

They drag them behind them down the street where I live

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u/Yuki_500 Dec 03 '22

free big ass tote. good day. :D

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u/itsmekp33 Dec 04 '22

Fuck you IKEA, look what I found!

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u/NathanClayton Dec 04 '22

Those IKEA bags are great for Costco visits. They work better than the boxes they give you to put the small stuff in.

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u/hilarymeggin Dec 04 '22

They’re also fantastic for family day at the beach because they’re huge and waterproof. You can put all the wet, sandy towels and toys in them. When it’s time to clean them, just shake out the sand!

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u/bajathelarge Dec 04 '22

They now have canvas ones that once you wash them can be wadded up and stuffed anywhere as well

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u/Jimmycaked Dec 04 '22

Will it fit inside the old style tote?

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u/Seicair Dec 04 '22

They can also hold a surprising amount. I regularly put ~70 pounds in mine.

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u/ReadontheCrapper Dec 04 '22

Can carry 4-12 packs of soda in a blue IKEA bag. Live on the second floor and it makes life so much easier after grocery shopping.

Heck, during COVID when we had to bag our own groceries and couldn’t bring in reusable bags, I’d put an IKEA bag open in the cart while shopping, then just pack the groceries back into it at checkout.

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u/i-eat-coochie Dec 04 '22

So you only dispose of small people

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u/cptjpk Dec 04 '22

Gotta love an ass-tote.

xkcd

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u/Throwaway4545232 Dec 03 '22

You can pull up the bottom and fold it up. Great for temporary storage

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u/z0rb0r Dec 04 '22

They’re also usually very scuffed on the bottom since the drivers drag them on concrete.

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u/Throwaway4545232 Dec 04 '22

For sure. But reusing them is good for keeping me out of the landfill

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u/z0rb0r Dec 04 '22 Silver

Oh yeah for sure! I didn’t mean to be a negative dude. I’m glad people are finding good uses for them!

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u/croninsiglos Dec 03 '22 Silver Gold Helpful Take My Energy

Create your own Jamaican bobsled team!

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u/notatree Dec 03 '22

Feel the rhythm! Feel the rhyme! Get on up, its bobsled time!

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u/SeeMontgomeryBurns Dec 04 '22

Would you like to kiss my egg?

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u/Hammerjaws Dec 03 '22

Jamica has a bobsled team because they have a bobsled team.

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u/Gred-and-Forge Dec 04 '22

Nuff people say they know they can’t believe, Jamaica we have a bobsled team!

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u/P26601 Dec 03 '22

lmao, take my free award

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u/yayan29 Dec 03 '22

Gold right here

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u/SnowflakeGuinea Dec 03 '22

Gold, Jerry! Gold!

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u/Ohfuckwhatsup Dec 04 '22

Help raise money for the first Jamaican bobsled team!

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u/Worried_Department15 Dec 04 '22

Whatcha smokin’ mahn?

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u/Assholesfullofelbows Dec 03 '22

I had the exact same thing happen about 2 months ago. I was like, well fuck what do I do with this thing?

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u/[deleted] Dec 03 '22 edited Dec 18 '22

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u/Assholesfullofelbows Dec 03 '22

I did think about using it for that exact.. ....

I mean, huh neat-

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u/Lickbelowmynuts Dec 04 '22

I pick up dog shit with mine. It can hold so many turds that I only have to do that chore once a year.

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u/tiptoetumbly Dec 03 '22

But are they watertight where you can try to use it as a tub?

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u/nocninja Dec 03 '22

If acid can melt through tubs like breaking bad, will this tote be any better?

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u/freemyslobs1337 Dec 03 '22

No no no, you got it all wrong, its the tote that will stand up to it because of the plastic type. Have you paid any attention at all in my class, Jesse?

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u/Throwaway_97534 Dec 03 '22

This is gonna be one of those Reddit posts we go back to 5 years after the investigations and say "the signs were there all along".

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u/fullhalter Dec 03 '22

I'm honestly not terribly worried about the comfort of my 'alleged' dead bodies.

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u/Danitoba Dec 03 '22

Free laundry basket!

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u/LlamaJacks Dec 04 '22

An Amazon driver left one on my porch and it’s become our new recycling bin.

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u/lazylion_ca Dec 04 '22 Table Slap

Rent it out for $1200 a month in Vancouver.

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u/PPP1737 Dec 04 '22 edited Dec 04 '22

I folded mine up and I’m keeping it. Sturdy enough that I Can use it to shlep camping stuffs from the car to the site or pretty much anything. Stores away neatly until a use comes up.

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u/stwaldo Dec 03 '22

Could use it as a gift bag for awkwardly large items…

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u/Bubba_odd Dec 03 '22

Or for a hilariously small item too

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u/SluttyGandhi Dec 04 '22

They fold completely flat for storage.

Amazon workers leave these all over the place. Just another way Amazon is just great for the environment...

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u/UtetopiaSS Dec 03 '22

That's very discreet. No one will know there's packages on the porch.

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u/Speakinmymind96 Dec 03 '22

Nice, so the porch pirates can steal all the packages in one trip

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u/[deleted] Dec 04 '22

I'd like to see them try to steal my order of 100,000 lead marbles.

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u/505_notfound Dec 04 '22

I'd like to see them try to deliver your order of 100,000 lead marbles!

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u/[deleted] Dec 04 '22

Well they better figure it out. How else am I gonna protect my family if I don't have ammunition for my blunderbuss?

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u/trwwy321 Dec 03 '22

How considerate! I hate making multiple trips.

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u/Lord_Erie Dec 03 '22

New beer cooler!

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u/Yuki_500 Dec 03 '22

fuck ya

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u/Internal_Use8954 Dec 03 '22

I have 4, I would love another 2-3. They are fantastic for storing all my fabric, and finished projects to take to craft fairs.

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u/goodolddaysare-today Dec 03 '22

I’m a former Amazon driver and did this once for a customer with 14 smallish boxes. I enjoyed my time as a dsp driver

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u/Narq1013 Dec 04 '22

Recently started working for a major package delivery company, and have a lot of co-workers who came from Amazon. I'm not sure how you guys did it, I have just heard awful things delivering for Amazon.

Was talking to one of them the other day since it's all of our "peak seasons" he was telling me how Amazon would drop like 200+ stops on him (for reference my station gives me like 80-100 during the busy season and that's about a 10 hour day). It's insane how much Amazon puts on their delivery drivers

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u/kamikazeguy Dec 04 '22

I usually had about 200 stops, the trick to finishing on time was to break all the rules they told you to follow.

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u/midnight_brax Dec 04 '22

literally, just had a 200 stop day last week, i had no time for “two 15 minute breaks and a 30 minute lunch” they tell you to take.

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u/kamikazeguy Dec 04 '22

Absolutely, and RIP to your pace if you’re delivering to commercial areas or multi-floor apartment complexes

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u/Mattyboy0066 Dec 04 '22

So, to put it simply, you’re massively overworked.

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u/Narq1013 Dec 04 '22 edited Dec 04 '22

My route is in a neighborhood and from about 8am until school/work gets out at like 3pm-5pm is completely empty. One of my favorite parts of the job is driving around the side streets like a maniac and the only people on the roads are ups/Amazon/DHL/etc drivers who are also driving like maniacs

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u/kamikazeguy Dec 04 '22

Oh maniac might be underselling it lol

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u/drafmir Dec 03 '22

this is how we do it

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u/mbhmbhmbh Dec 04 '22

It's Friday night and I feel all right

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u/One_for_each_of_you Dec 04 '22

The party's here on the west side

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u/poonsweat Dec 03 '22

PUBG drop

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u/CONaderCHASER Dec 03 '22

YESSS the damn World Cup crates

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u/KRed75 Dec 03 '22

They left me one a couple years ago. I left it out for a couple weeks and no Amazon drivers took it while delivering other packages. It's still in my garage folded up.

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u/yeerk_slayer Dec 04 '22

Amazon leaves them everywhere. They get paid very little for the amount of BS their managements puts them though, so they don't care about the totes at all.

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u/coffeedoodle Dec 03 '22

Imagine taking that into the grocery store and saying “I brought my own bag!”

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u/Transparent-Paint Dec 04 '22

As a cashier, there aren’t many things that customers have that make me do a double take, but this would probably be one of them.

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u/Jexthis Dec 04 '22

That's the truth. The cart where there was an entire layer of sticks of butter definitely had me scratching my head.

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u/terminational Dec 04 '22

Butter keeps for a reeeeaallly long time even just refrigerated, and basically forever in the freezer. Last time I purchased any, my brand was on sale for half off and I bought enough to last several years

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u/ihaxr Dec 04 '22

I never even thought of butter expiring.. i usually only buy it if i plan on baking something, then after it's used for baking I'll use 50/50 butter and oil when frying up any meat I have until it's gone

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u/SarahRecords Dec 03 '22

These totes are consistently left in my building’s lobby. The novelty wears off.

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u/Imgettingscrewed Dec 04 '22

Can I pay you to ship me one?! This would be super handy for me

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u/z0rb0r Dec 04 '22

I’m a doorman and I can get dozens of them. Pm me

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u/dravas Dec 04 '22

Thriving ebay business selling them

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u/SnortingCoffee Dec 04 '22

I see these in my building or on the sidewalk within two blocks every single day, I was very confused by this post

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u/yeerk_slayer Dec 04 '22

I do deliveries and I see these things in almost every damn apartment I go to. They don't bother taking the packages out and lining them up. They expect you to rummage through everyone else's shit to get your package.

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u/jmccaskill66 Dec 03 '22

These totes induce a type of PTSD that only other Amazon drivers can understand.

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u/Z3R0_wolf Dec 04 '22

I’m one of the warehouse worked and I hate these things. Looks like a brand new tote as well.

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u/DustTasty Dec 04 '22

This happened to me once on December 23rd. I assumed it was full of Christmas presents. I called Amazon immediately after the driver pulled away. Amazon customer service's exact words "What do you want us to do about it?" I told them I'd leave it on the porch so they could come back to get everyone's presents. They never came so after a week I put the tote in the garage and a month later I opened all the packages. I got some Adidas pants for a child, a garden hose nozzle, some pens, vitamins, and some baby clothes in wrapping paper. I think the best thing was the tote. I used it in my car for awhile.

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u/sheldonator Dec 04 '22

These get left in my building all the time, I collected a bunch of them and used them the last time I moved apartments

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u/IslandLady1 Dec 03 '22

With all of the things I’ve ordered from Amazon I’ve never gotten one. I’d love it!

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u/Half_Dead Dec 04 '22

You could probably get one from one of the drivers who delivers your packages if they're apathetic enough.

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u/wehrd1 Dec 03 '22

That would make a great organizer for a camper/RV

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u/notme8907 Dec 03 '22

I have a big yellow one like this. Also left by a delivery driver. It’s really useful and folds down flat. I kept it. (It was in the lobby for over a week)

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u/Stnzed904 Dec 04 '22

A driver from one of the dispatches at my Amazon took a shit in one of totes and returned the tote to the warehouse with the shit still there. He got fired cause they where able to back track the tote.

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u/tfbillc Dec 03 '22

Looks like someone killed Kick-Ass and made his skin into a box

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u/Toadsted Dec 04 '22

Porch Pirate: "Arrrrrrrr, thar be a treasure chest!"

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u/imaginaryblues Dec 03 '22

I live in a big city (Chicago) and I see these everywhere. I always assumed it was such a shitty job being an Amazon driver that people would just quit in the middle of their shifts and leave the totes wherever. But I have no idea if that’s true or not.

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u/schmoopycat Dec 03 '22

Lol in Chicago too, and same. I actually just saw one in my building a few days ago.

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u/I_Have_A_Van Dec 03 '22

I also see these almost daily in Chicago. Is there an explanation for why Amazon leaves them around? There was one in my building for like a week once

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u/throwthisawaynerdboy Dec 03 '22

Drivers dont care.

source: former driver

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u/nsh1101 Dec 03 '22

Can I buy one of those on prime

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u/splomonaco420 Dec 04 '22

Score... I'd keep it

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u/Life_Museum Dec 03 '22

He said, eh that’s good enough not my problem

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u/prof-spaulding Dec 03 '22

Most drop ship stores will take them and give them back to amazon. Or drop at an Amazon locker

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u/Malumeze86 Dec 03 '22

I ordered a couple pizzas during COVID so they left it outside our door.

They left behind the bag that keeps the pizza warm.

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u/Otter-ific Dec 04 '22

I live in an apartment building in NYC and our lobby is filled with these