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Savour Jun 10, 2013 05:13 PM

So Amazon Fresh has just launched in LA. Anyone know what zip codes they're delivering to? Anyone tried it.

  1. SilverlakeGirl Jun 10, 2013 05:27 PM

    Here's the address check. They do not deliver to Atwater Village, my neighborhood.


    But, you must be an Amazon Prime Member, after your first 90 days free it's $300.00 a year!

    And the delivery hours are, for me, terrible.

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    1. re: SilverlakeGirl
      Savour Jun 11, 2013 10:50 AM

      Ouch. $299 a year? I have friends in Seattle who love it - had no idea the model was so different in LA. I think I'll stick with my weekly jaunts to Trader Joe's.

      1. re: SilverlakeGirl
        TonyC Jun 11, 2013 12:16 PM

        Isn't amazon prime $79/year though? http://www.amazon.com/gp/prime

        Maybe they can deliver to the office? And then you take home?

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        ns1 Jun 11, 2013 10:59 AM

        Nope 91601

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          andytseng Jun 11, 2013 11:20 AM

          Most of their "local spotlight" seems to be on places around the westside, so I'm guessing that's where most of their services are available now.

          San Gabriel & Alhambra, not available.

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          1. re: andytseng
            Savour Jun 11, 2013 11:27 AM

            I'm in Pasadena, and it's not available to either my home address or my office in Santa Monica.

            1. re: Savour
              trimtab Feb 18, 2014 01:36 PM

              Weird. I'm in La Canada, one town over, and it's available to me.

              1. re: trimtab
                Savour Feb 18, 2014 01:45 PM

                Now it's available to Pasadena. Wasn't in June 2013. I tried it, was unimpressed.

                1. re: trimtab
                  ns1 Feb 18, 2014 01:48 PM

                  Amz local expanded a lot since this post was originally created.

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              JudiAU Jun 11, 2013 12:14 PM

              Annoying. Me neither and I can walk to a half dozen highlighted vendors.

              1. Pamplemoose Jun 11, 2013 02:33 PM

                Well, it might be interesting if they ever make it to Thousand Oaks.
                And, by the way, I still have my old Webvan refrigerator magnets!

                1. wienermobile Jun 11, 2013 02:52 PM

                  Santa Monica came up as a yes.

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                    LuluTheMagnificent Jun 11, 2013 04:04 PM

                    What is Amazon Fresh?

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                    1. re: LuluTheMagnificent
                      PeterCC Jun 11, 2013 04:10 PM

                      Amazon's grocery delivery service: http://fresh.amazon.com/

                      It's gotten A LOT of coverage recently...




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                      ns1 Feb 18, 2014 09:47 AM

                      Bump. Anyone use it in 2014? Just signed up for a 30 day trial...

                      Here's my first order, in case you were wondering:

                      1 $17.76 $17.76 Nonna's, Vegetarian Combo-Ready to Heat, 6pc (Sold by Nonna's Empendadas. Ships from AmazonFresh.)

                      1 $4.49 $4.49 Bolthouse Farms, 100% Carrot Juice, 32 oz

                      1 $1.99 $1.99 Oregano, Organic, .75 oz Package (United States, Mexico or Columbia)

                      1 $15.00 $15.00 Groundwork Coffee, Organic Angel City (Whole Bean), 1lb Can (Sold by Groundwork Coffee. Ships from AmazonFresh.)

                      1 $14.95 $14.95 Groundwork Coffee, Organic Cold Brew, 4 - 12oz bottles (Sold by Groundwork Coffee. Ships from AmazonFresh.)

                      2 $0.99 $1.98 Italian Parsley (Flat Leaf), 1 Bunch (United States or Mexico)

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                      1. re: ns1
                        khh1138 Feb 19, 2014 08:47 PM

                        We've used it once this year, once last year (we're in Pasadena). Seems we pretty much only use it if we're both knocked out with bad colds. Otherwise, I'm much happier shopping for myself.
                        The prices were not horrible for delivery, and the produce was much, *much* better than supermarket delivery from VONS (which is the only other grocery delivery we've tried, and they had laughably bad produce). But there were many standard grocery-store items that were not for available to purchase, and I was really disappointed that most of the more "interesting" items Amazon advertised we tried to order - like food from specific restaurants - wouldn't be delivered until two or three days later. By that time, we were sufficiently recovered to get up and cook and shop for ourselves.
                        I really like how they delivered everything in cold-pack boxes and heavy-duty bags. That kept everything in really good shape.
                        I'd use it again, if I'm really sick or swamped or something, but with the caveat that you can't really get everything, and what they do offer you may not be able to get next-day.

                        1. re: khh1138
                          Savour Feb 20, 2014 09:21 AM

                          I agree that it's something I would use occasionally, but not frequently enough to justify the $200+ annual membership fee (I already get and love Prime). I thought the prices were OK but most things I buy regularly I get less expensively at local places. I'm also a good meal planner/weekly shopper, so I don't usually run out for small amounts of things during the week. I imagine that Amazon Fresh would be better for people who don't meal plan extensively. I do love the bags, though - still use them.

                          1. re: Savour
                            ns1 Feb 20, 2014 09:30 AM

                            Wouldn't it be the other way around? The only way to use Amz Fresh properly would be to plan your meals ahead, so that the supplies are delivered to your door the day you need it.

                            At least, that's how I see it, and that's how I'm trying to make it work. Have AMZ deliver seafood/beef on Monday's, Pasta on Wednesday's, taco supplies on Friday. or w/e.

                            I'll report back ^_^

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                        Layne Murphy Feb 18, 2014 05:48 PM

                        I like Amazon Prime. It's great to have groceries waiting on the porch when I return from a trip. It's not painfully expensive. They package everything in frozen water bottles so you'll never need to buy water again. Some of the produce has been less than fantastic but mainly very good. The fresh challah is excellent and items from Santa Monica Seafood are just terrific. Good fishys are hard to come by on what we're not allowed to call the Eastside anymore.

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                        1. re: Layne Murphy
                          ns1 Feb 18, 2014 05:50 PM

                          anything in particular you like from SM Seafood? I was eyeballing their chowders/stocks/ceviche.

                          they have sausages from huntington meats for about the same price as retail. beef jerky a few bucks more than retail.

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                          ns1 Feb 20, 2014 09:36 AM



                          13.50, 1.5lbs

                          which means....

                          ZOMFG, THEY HAVE MARCONDA'S ON DELIVERY

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                            ns1 Feb 26, 2014 11:41 AM

                            wowowowow just had santa monica seafood delivered to me yesterday. SMS gets a lot of hate on this board, but for seafood delivered to my door quality was great.

                            mexican shrimp were super firm, cleaned pretty well, tasted great. bay scallops also tasted great, not too wet. Prices were pretty reasonable when compared to similar stores (WF, Fish King)

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