Photographers talk about gear. There is constant turnover of new stuff so there is always fresh debate over which 100% crop of a brick wall or blurry flower in the background is better. They argue over brands like they are sports teams.
Right around New Years we had ordered everything that wasn't gifted to us off our Amazon baby registry. $1400 worth of everything from sippy cups to baby gates. A day or two before delivery, the area was hit with a "historic" flood that (I thought) cut off every way in and out of my little suburban town. The packages still came on time. Apparently UPS knew some back roads through the hills that I didn't know.
I think maybe once a package was late, and one other time a Dyson vacuum was delivered to the wrong house. Luckily that person brought it to us. They could have had a free $500 vacuum.
I know it's harmful to the local economy and it's a crappy way to think of it, but if I can buy it on Amazon, I'm probably not going to the store.