Amazon Brings Local Delivery to DC

Amazon, in pursuit of taking my money in new and creative ways, has announced that local delivery is now available in DC & Baltimore. I got this email from them today:

As an Amazon Prime member who recently shipped an order to Boston, Washington, D.C., or Baltimore, you might be interested in a new service that we’ve recently expanded to all three cities–same-day delivery through Local Express Delivery. Thousands of items are available. Just order before 9:15 a.m. eastern to ship to a qualifying address, choose Local Express Delivery, and your package will be delivered by 8:00 p.m. that evening.

So, if you get up in time for early coffee, you can have something shiny and new (with some exceptions…) by the time dinner’s done. Of course, you’d better be willing to part with some serious bucks to do it. Check out the list of prices for various departments which range from $6 to $19 for delivery, PLUS a per-pound cost, but if you really miss the days of Kozmo.com, and you’re willing to distort your memory about delivery times, this might be the thing for you.

4 Comments so far

  1. RumorsDaily (unregistered) on October 2nd, 2007 @ 11:48 pm

    Kozmo was the greatest of the Internet startups. I still remember ordering a single carton of Ben & Jerry’s at only a tad above in-store cost and having it delivered to my house by a guy on a bike in about two hours. It was fantastic, and doomed to fail.

    I miss it so.


  2. Don (unregistered) on October 3rd, 2007 @ 10:02 am

    The problem with this is you’ll have to be up and functioning by 9:15 to put your order in, Tom. :)


  3. Barzelay (unregistered) on October 4th, 2007 @ 1:25 am

    Well, the thing is… you don’t have to be operating by 9:15am. Mostly, I do my ordering between 1:00am and 5:00am, which qualifies.


  4. Luis de la Rosa (unregistered) on October 5th, 2007 @ 2:11 am

    I just ordered my first book via Local Express – let’s see how fast they can deliver. :)

    Now only if we had more 24-hour stores in our area…



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