I bought a psVita and a case with a game a few days ago for more than £200. They posted on the tracking site that they had been in a van for 8 hours, then a delivery was attempted. Not true, someone was in the house at all times. Don't use.
Well I'm the latest in the list of unhappy campers. I've been waiting all day and upon looking for their tracking details online saw that it had been in the van in lichfield since 08:18. I came across this website after trying to contact them with no success and on the back of all this negative opinion called and asked Amazon to change over to Royal mail for this order. Unfortunately Amazon said that couriers were chosen at random and offered to call the company for me They could not get ahold of HDNL/Yodel any better than I could, but assured me that it was in their best interest to deliver ontime as their drivers get paid less if they do not deliver on time. Well from what I have seen on here they must be balancing the books somehow because their delivery times are all over the place. Anyway imagine my surprise when the Yodel delivery page I have been refreshing all day to see if anything has changed at 20:57 suddenly says: " Delivery attempted, call card left Lichfield van 22nd Dec 2012 08:48"!! This is news to me as I didn't see the card and the website didn't confirm it until less that ten minutes ago.
I guess that somebody couldn't be bothered and just updated the system with false information at the end of their shift either that or the van went back in time and the driver posted an invisible/intangible card through my front door. My what a wondrous age we must live in!!
I'm so happy everyone else has been as appalled as I have with this disgrace that goes by the name of "HDNL". Although in HDNL's defence, their order tracking system states that they have delivered my parcel twice within a ten minute period, yesterday. Although I was at home I must've missed them both times! Luckily for me, they've told me that I should be expecting it for a third time today. As well as tomorrow. If that doesn't work, having waited over a week, they suggest calling them, even though their listed phone number expired in 2009. I support any initiative to remove HDNL of their position as Amazon's couriers. In future, I will revert to walking to the Amazon depot rather than rely on these fucking idiots. Merry Christmas x
NEVER EVER order anything with amazon prime next day delivery. I have waited an entire week for some Christmas presents which I ordered on Saturday. First they were meant to arrive on Monday, then Tuesday, then Wednesday, it is now Thursday and these items are still not here. Amazon has refunded me but this company still has the books and I wasted a lot of my life waiting at home. Amazon do use some other more reliable couriers, though it turns out the choice of courier for a delivery is random... So more likely than not you'll end up with HDNL, pay extra for prime and get the items a lot later than with the free royal mail service (if ever?!). I for one am not going to use Amazon prime anymore until Amazon gets rid of this terrible service. Check out these reviews for more information.
You've been a victim of the worst delivery company in Britain according to this website. Amazon employ them and should be ashamed. I ordered a camera with next day delivery as I go on holiday on Saturday. The liars that are HDNL / Yodel claim they tried to deiver it yesterday. They didn't as my office is open 24 hours. No card, nothing. You can't even contact them. I've been on with Amazon and have managed to negotiate a refund after 45 minutes on the phone. I won't have the refund for at least 3 days, which is after I go on hoilday. No camera and no money. I reckon everynoe who comes on here should send their info to the BBC, a rogue traders special on HDNL, or watchdog, or even Crimewatch.... HDNL are complete and utter bullsh1tters. 0 / 10
I'm going to add my sad story to this thread. HDNL have 'delivered' two packages to us this week - neither of which have appeared at our house. No cards through the door either, of course. And you cannot call them without this magic 'failed delivery' notice. We have called Amazon who have refunded our orders, but that means we now don't have a gift for our 5 year old daughter for Christmas and I don't think we can find a replacement in time. Thanks for ruining my daughter's Christmas HDNL! I guess Santa won't be bringing that gift after all.
By the way, we have no problem with any other carrier delivering to our house. DPD have been awesome.
This company is horrendous, they take ages to deliver parcels even though they have them in their possession! No one answers the phones! Absolute disgrace, so much so i hope the recession bites them hard next and they go bust, we would all be better off without them!
Ordered a package in good time to be delivered for my daughters birthday. The expected delivery date came and went with no parcel. Called Amazon who confirmed that the parcel was loaded and would be delivered the next day. The day came and went, no delivery. Found the phone number for the depot (not easy by the way) called and was told " we dont 'ave yer parcel mate", I advised them that according to the website it was at your depot, only to be told "I've just effing told ya, we dont have it" followed by the click of the phone being put down. Again advised Amazon who again assured me it was out for delivery, but alas still no parcel! Asked Amazon to arrange for parcel to be returned which the they did and refunded the money. Low and behold, 3 weeks later HDNL try and deliver the parcel they were supposed to have returned to Amazon! Unbelievable!!!!!!! What a disgrace of a company! I am surprised researching this shambolic company that Amazon continues to use them, there are 1000's of complaints and bad reviews. COME ON Amazon, ditch them to save your reputation. I for one will not use Amazon again until it is confirmed they are not using HDNL. Stay away, for your own sanity! What a shame we have to give 1 star, they dont deserve any!!!!
Waited in all day for a delivery from Amazon via their Prime next day service. Nothing delivered. Just checked with the tracking details and it records that a delivery was attempted at 11.00 this morning and that a card had been left with contact details. THIS IS UNTRUE AS NO ATTEMPT WAS MADE TO DELIVER MY PARCEL AND NO CARD WAS LEFT. I have been in contact with Amazon who are arranging delivery for tomorrow. I don't hold out much hope with this outfit.
You’re a mean one HDNL You really are a Thief You're as reliable as a chocolate tea pot And have a customer service that doesn't care HDNL!! You're a bad company, with the worst delivery record in the world! You're a monster, HDNL! Your drivers tell you fibs. They say deliver goods . When obviously they don't!! HDNL! I wouldn't touch you With a thirty-nine-and-a-half foot pole!!!
To be honest at least the Grinch changed his ways, but after years of complaining you just change your name. I am currently waiting for a truthful answer to where my 2 year old's safety helmet and pads are and also his superhero books. Yesterday after complaining to Amazon that our order hadn't been delivered, you quickly change our details on your website to delivered!! But delivered to who?? Father Christmas??
Someone is telling porkies HDNL and its certainly not us!!!
Date Time Location Event Details 17 Dec 2012 05:00:01 PM Bam_Bridge Van UK Delivery attempted, card left with customer with carrier contact detail 17 Dec 2012 09:23:00 AM Bam_Bridge Van UK Out for delivery 17 Dec 2012 03:01:00 AM Bam_Bridge Depot UK Arrival Scan 16 Dec 2012 07:49:29 PM Wednesbury UK Arrival Scan
NO ATTEMPTED TO DELIVER ITEM I HAVE BEEN HOME ALL DAY AND NO CARD WAS LEFT AS SO PHONE NUMBER TO CONTACT THEM. ?
NOT A HAPPY CUSTOMER AS I NEEDED TO POST ITEM TOMORROW AS IT'S DADS CHRISTMAS PRESENT
The only thing that this company delivers efficiently - or at all - is the worst service imaginable. To put it very simply: If you see that this company will be delivering your parcel, DO NOT order the parcel. I made the terrible mistake of ordering something from Amazon a couple of days ago without checking first to see if HDNL would be delivering, and I now accept fully that I will never, ever see it. So if you really need something delivered, find somebody else to do it. Even if it's Interlink Express or a gibbon on a bicycle, you are guaranteed to get it in better form and time than HDNL, and from somebody / something with more knowledge of how to run a delivery system.
My experience isn't as bad as some people's on here - ordered yesterday from Amazon on their '1 Day Delivery' service, tracking shows package 'with driver' since 9am this morning. It's now 9pm. Their depot is only 15 miles away. Tried phoning them but the phone number listed on their website is non operational. I've also heard several stories from friends. What every single one of them has in common - like every single review on this website and the opinion of every sane person to have ever done business with them - is that they state the service of this 'company' - not that it merits any name other than, simply, a singular, steaming lump of shit - is so astonishingly bad you can't respond in any way except shock. Everyone involved with this travesty of a company ought to be thoroughly ashamed of themselves.
Waited in all day for a delivery with Amazon joke "guaranteed delivery". Tracking said parcel sat at the local delivery HDNL depot since 7:45am this morning. Tracking recently said out for delivery and then 1 second later delivered. WOW fast vans or complete lies. My money is on the latter.... The item has not been delivered.
Come on Amazon ditch HDNL/Yodel. Your customers are getting frustrated.
Update. Upon investigation HDNL told Amazon that the driver had a signature from the me. Bunch of utter liars...
When oh when are Amazon going to start listening to their customers and ditch the apology for a delivery company called HDNL (Yodel). Other well known companies have already done so ie John Lewis Matalan etc so what is stopping Amazon.
I ordered an item using the free trial of Amazon Prime, pay them 50 quid and then get free or cheaper delivery charges for a year. Received an email confirming the order and giving delivery date today 14/12. Have stayed in all day waiting to receive the delivery having followed the tracking of it upto 0742 this morning. Neither myself nor my wife have left our home even for a minute. At 1154 there is an entry on the tracking site 'returned to seller - refused by customer'. Now today being Friday this is not going to be delivered until Monday at the earliest, which means another day wasted waiting for the van.
Amazon are very sorry and have contacted the delivery company who confirm it will be Monday (if I am lucky). This is not the first time I have had such bad service from this mickey mouse outfit, but it will be the last, as it is my intention to inform Amazon that any future orders that are scheduled to be delivery by this shambles, will be cancelled. Perhaps if they start losing customers they will do something about their delivery practices
Whenever I order from a retailer, usually Amazon and I see its via HDNL my heart always sinks. Yesterday I was expecting delivery but by 6pm nothing had arrived and I had to go out, when I looked on website it states parcel left with neighbour, but no card left to tell me which one. Lego also use this firm and my last experience was they threw my package over the fence and left it in the pouring rain. I can't understand why Amazon still use them when the other couriers always deliver, especially DPD who even give you a 1 hour time slot on the day and only once out of about 40 deliveries have they been outside of this. I wish DPD did all of Amazons parcels
As everyone else has noted Amazon continue to use this company however they have no intention of delivering any product within the stated timeframes. They continue to state customers miss deliveries yet do not actually attempt to deliver anything to the address or if they have do not leave any note to state delivery attempted and missed. I ordered 2 products on the 9th for delivery via Prime on 10th...when nothing received by 12th tracked package and was told I had missed delivery on 12th even tho I did not leave the house all day and no card left. Re arranged delivery for 13th and once again informed that I had missed delivery but no card left. Amazon, get your act together and kick this rubbish into touch, strangely product ordered on 12th was delivered on the 13th via Royal Mail, professionals vs amateurs.
I ordered a Samsung Smart TV end Nov. as a present from Amazon. Was never delivered but was marked as "Delivered" by HDNL. Complained to Amazon and they sent out a replacement straight away which I received the following day. I have since ordered quite a few items for Xmas presents, most of which arrived. I was waiting for three packages yesterday, two arrived (one from Royal Mail and the other from Parcel Force). The third was supposedly delivered by HDNL, and guess what it did not arrive but was marked as "Delivered" by HDNL. This was using Amazon Prime next day delivery. Spoke to Amazon today about it and asked for replacements. I wanted to know why HDNL could simply put that the package was delivered when it clearly wasn't. Didn't get an answer. I was in all day and spent most of it looking out of the window waiting for HDNL to arrive, not. I won't be ordering anything else from Amazon. I have been a customer of theirs since their inception from Jungle.com. Too much hassle now. *************************************************************************************** Package delivered this morning 13 December. Has been left in a damp place as the packaging was damp and the paperback book is misshapen and wavy. Other item, aftershave gift pack, appears to be ok. Book will be returned.
I ordered 2 items off Amazon, without ever hearing of this company so I thought nothing of it. I ordered late Thursday night, was dispatched on Friday, and I should have got it on Saturday. They are still yet to deliver it to me. (Note- this was next day delivery, I'm on prime.) I have rung them, countless times, and each time they have said you should get it today, or the driver attempted delivery, of which is all a lie, as I have been in this entire time.
Last night, I spoke with them again, and apparently, each parcel delivered is tracked with GPS. The funny thing is, according to the person on the other end of the phone, they were not once near my property. The driver is going to be pulled up, and maybe something will happen, I don't know. This is by far, without a doubt the worst service. I would recommend, never using them, and if you see they have your stuff, cancel it.
I only rate them 1 star, as i can not rate them any worse, but believe me, I would if I could!
they lied about bringing my item to my door they have taken the piss completely they spent the better part of 13 hours lieing to me and over 25 hours later on a delivery that was ment to be here yesterday im still waiting for it
they claim to have attempted delivery and left a card, they did not the time they are ment to have done this was when i had my take out delivered so they are lieing shits who are full of crap