Amazon just raised shipping rates

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by Scottb, Jun 3, 2018.

  1. TommyTunes

    TommyTunes Forum Resident

    IMO Amazon Prime is a bargain, I order most things from them rather than running to stores. I find their video selection outstanding.
    I order most new vinyl from them and everything arrives perfect and if there is a problem they accept it back without question. They became the biggest because of their service.
     
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  2. motionoftheocean

    motionoftheocean Forum Resident

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    monopolies, folks
     
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  3. kwadguy

    kwadguy Forum Resident

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    Cambridge, MA
    Amazon already has Amazon Logistics. And in my experience, it's the worst shipping company by an order of magnitude. I'd say that about 80% of the shipments that I receive through Amazon Logistics are late...

    (And looking at places like Reddit, my experience is typical).
     
  4. Ironclaw

    Ironclaw Forum Resident

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    Norcal
    Haha I was ready to applaud you after the first paragraph, then I LOLed. That’s like saying you no longer use Monsanto pesticides, but are now dabbling with DDT.
     
  5. MikeVielhaber

    MikeVielhaber Forum Resident

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    Cypress, TX
    You can ship to store if you don't mind waiting. it usually will take a week or more. I don't deal with Target much so I'm not sure how their shipping is. During the holidays they will have free shipping on everything so I sometimes will buy something then. Amazon Prime also has streaming video service with a lot of good stuff. Not quite up to par with Netflix, but right under that.
     
  6. Amazon has issues but Walmart is on my never ever ever never list. A personal choice.
     
  7. mr.datsun

    mr.datsun Incompletist

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    London
    I don't pay shipping and I'm not on prime. Just save up enough items to get free shipping.
     
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  8. the pope ondine

    the pope ondine Forum Resident


    it is? yikes, those sellers never get a break.
     
  9. matt0505

    matt0505 Forum Resident

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    AZ, USA
    Did you really just say it feels great to free yourself from the Amazon "monster" and then proceed to say you buy stuff at Walmart? lol...whatever man.

    Anyway, is this a surprise? Why wouldn't you sign up for Prime if you shop at Amazon? I have a hard time believing that anyone who buys things online doesn't buy enough stuff in a year to PLENTY make up the annual fee costs that you would pay in shipping elsewhere. Not to mention how fast Amazon gets it to you, and oh by the way all the other stuff you get with Prime. And yes the other multiple people who've said you get free shipping if you spend $25+.
     
  10. Pizza

    Pizza With extra pepperoni

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    I hate the perks. I'm in Prime strickly for what it was in the beginning, the free two-day shipping. And they're ruined that with their add-on item feature.
     
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  11. StarThrower62

    StarThrower62 Forum Resident

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    Central NY
    I order most of my stuff from importcds, or specialty retailers like Wayside Music.
     
  12. hominy

    hominy Knows a Little About a Lot

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    The Land of Kirk
    Ha, saw one of those guys across the street today. Plain white van with the USDOT number literally written in sharpie on the fender. I wonder if this could become an issue. :laugh:
     
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  13. Synthfreek

    Synthfreek Please label the photos you post

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    Austin, TX
    Cool, I didn’t know they have stuff like food and camera lenses. I’ll check them out.
     
  14. zphage

    zphage Beatard

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    Bucks County, PA
    $4.99 would only mean Amazon is getting more, not the vendors, and it would probably hurt used sales
     
  15. the pope ondine

    the pope ondine Forum Resident


    not necessarily, when amazon raised shipping from 2.99 to 3.99 3rd party sellers got 3.99 for their shipping expenses
     
  16. zphage

    zphage Beatard

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    Bucks County, PA
    My understanding was Amazon increased their percentage/fee at the time of that increase.
     
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  17. helter

    helter Forum Resident

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    :laugh:
     
  18. rmath84

    rmath84 Forum Resident

    I was annoyed that I ordered a Nintendo Switch with free shipping and they sent it from Sacramento CA, apparently by Pony Express. Shipped on May 31 arrives in Florida June 7.
     
  19. the pope ondine

    the pope ondine Forum Resident

    haha! wouldn't surprise me
     
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  20. eric777

    eric777 Rock Star

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    I have ordered from them before but this time they didn’t have what I was looking for.
     
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  21. Ruined it by offering more features ? Hmmmmm
     
  22. Pizza

    Pizza With extra pepperoni

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    USA
    Hmmmmmmm. Well, I was being polite. I don’t consider the add-on items a feature but more of a gotcha. I used to be able to jump on good prices for $5 CDs and DVDs when they popped up with Prime but now I need a minimum $25 order like the old days before paying $100 for prime but I still got to pay for prime.
     
  23. Ironclaw

    Ironclaw Forum Resident

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    Norcal
    How do you keep your orders under $25? “I’ll have The Best of the Bee Gees Volume II CD,” - “Anything else?” - “no, that’s the whole shopping list.”
     
  24. MYKE

    MYKE Columbia 6 Eye Mono - 1958

    Because sometimes we only want what we want. One BD, two CDs, and that might be it. My wish lists are all cleared again. When you're done, you're done.
    Can only watch or listen to one thing at a time anyway. Then you have to go outdoors.
    .
     
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  25. Pizza

    Pizza With extra pepperoni

    Location:
    USA
    I’m not sure I understand your question. Up until this past year or so, you got 2 day free shipping on any size order with Prime. So for example, if a CD I want drops from $10 to $5 I would nab it. Now if something drops to $5 I need to add another $2o of stuff to get the free 2 day shipping and there may not be anything else I want at the moment. If I wait for a few more things I may want, the initial item could have gone up in price or is sold out. That’s why I got Prime.

    Amazon has been tweaking the rules of what Prime is for awhile now. For some folks it’s a better deal now. For others like myself, it’s losing its appeal. Amazon is ratcheting up the pressure to be a Prime member by raising shipping costs, raising minimum orders for free shipping to $50, having items that only Prime members can order etc instead of the free shipping on any item.

    With CDs and videos slowly vanishing it won’t matter much to me soon anyway. But I understand that many still love it as it is.
     
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