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AmazonAmazon cuts ties with driver allegedly caught failing to ship PS5

Amazon says it’s now not working with a supply driver who was allegedly caught on digicam failing to ship a PlayStation 5 console.

Home CCTV footage seems to indicate the motive force, who was working for an unbiased supply firm, getting out of his automobile to ship parcels to Bicester, UK-based Jenni Walker on November 19 – PS5 launch day in Europe and her son’s 16th birthday.

Nevertheless, like many different Amazon clients, Walker didn’t obtain her son’s PS5 as anticipated on launch day.

In between his deliveries, the motive force is seen dealing with what seems to be a PS5-shaped field earlier than placing it again in his van and later driving off.

Eurogamer stories that Walker’s daughter drove to the native Amazon depot with the CCTV footage in hand and confronted the location’s boss, who confirmed the person on digicam was one among his staff and mentioned he could be sacked.

After the footage was posted on-line by Walker’s husband Richard, Amazon advised the Oxford Mail: “Now we have very excessive requirements for our supply service suppliers and the way they serve clients. The supply affiliate will now not be delivering on behalf of Amazon.”

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Following final week’s launch, a number of UK-based Amazon clients claimed that their PS5 consoles didn’t arrive as scheduled, regardless of being marked as delivered by couriers.

Some customers even reported receiving misguided objects instead of their PS5 consoles, similar to kitchen home equipment and cat meals, or solely empty containers.

In an announcement issued to VGC, a spokesperson for Amazon UK mentioned the agency was investigating what had occurred to the orders.

“We’re all about making our customers happy, and that hasn’t happened for a small proportion of these orders,” they mentioned. “We’re really sorry about that and are investigating exactly what’s happened. We’re reaching out to every customer who’s had a problem and made us aware so we can put it right.”

Walker advised Eurogamer Amazon initially provided her a £5 present voucher, which was later raised to £50. It then refunded Walker for the PS5 regardless of her makes an attempt to refuse a refund within the hope Amazon would as a substitute provide her a alternative.

“I am livid beyond words,” she advised the Oxford Mail. “I fully appreciate this is a first world problem and considering we are in a global pandemic not the most important ordeal faced, but for it to happen on my son’s birthday seems incredibly cruel.”

In an announcement printed on Wednesday, Sony steered PS5 has loved the most important console launch in historical past and promised extra console stock would go on sale earlier than the top of the 12 months.

“Demand for PS5 is unprecedented, so we wanted to confirm that more PS5 inventory will be coming to retailers before the end of the year – please stay in touch with your local retailers,” it mentioned.