What Is The Amazon ‘Treasure Truck?’

Amazon has pushed back the launch of its “Treasure Truck” in Seattle after several days of hyping the unique initiative by driving around the city to drum up attention, writes GeekWire.

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Treasure Truck, announced by Amazon this week, is a deals program that the company was planning to launch today in Seattle, letting people buy a heavily discounted item through Amazon’s mobile app and pick it up from the truck at a designated location.

“(T)he Treasure Truck…will drive around Seattle neighborhoods with one ‘highly-desirable, limited-quantity’ product each day,” writes The Verge,

The launch had been scheduled for today with a $99 inflatable stand-up paddleboard set that normally sells for more than $475.

However, the item was supposed to go on sale at 7 a.m., for pick-up later in the day, but people opening the Amazon mobile shopping app this morning are instead being told that the offer has been “moved to a later date.”

The designated pickup location was near Amazon’s headquarters and the Museum of History & Industry in Seattle. The company had even suggested that people buying the paddleboards could try them out right away on nearby Lake Union.

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http://www.theverge.com/2015/6/25/8845033/amazon-treasure-truck-announced

Truck Hijacking At Atlanta, Georgia

Police are searching for two men they say shot a truck driver in the head and then stole his semitrailer loaded with furniture in Atlanta, reports wjbf.com of Augusta, Georgia.

Investigators say the truck driver was leaving the Norfolk Southern train yard early Tuesday morning when he was held up by two men and shot in the head, states wjbf.com.

Atlanta police Captain Terrell Griffin said driver Warren Hardie suffered a “graze wound” to his head and was in stable condition at Grady Memorial Hospital.

WSB Radio reports that police found the cab of the J.B. Hunt Transport truck east of the city in DeKalb County, but were still searching for the trailer.

“We’re looking for a JB Hunt truck, a white cab, white trailer and the vehicle has homegood items, which is furniture,” Griffin said, according to wsbtv.com

The theives reportedly attached the trailer to a different cab. The truck’s cab had a GPS tracker but the trailer does not.

Plumber Truck Ends Up In Syria

According to the Huffington Post, a Texas plumber says he has no idea how his company’s work truck ended up in the hands of Islamic extremists in Syria.

The truck, a black Ford F-250 with the logo for Texas City’s Mark-1 Plumbing on the door, appeared in a tweet posted Monday by the Ansar al-Deen Front, a jihadist group operating near Aleppo.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/17/texas-plumber-work-truck-syria-terrorists_n_6341070.html