Amazon just raised shipping rates

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

  1. Pizza

    Pizza With extra pepperoni

    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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  2. ScramMan2

    ScramMan2 Forum Resident

    Portland OR
    Called Amazon Flex.
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  3. ScramMan2

    ScramMan2 Forum Resident

    Portland OR
    Have those here also. Dirty white vans that keep going down a dead end street next to our place. I think these are Amazon employees. I never see any branded uniforms, they have a variety of dress, mostly bright vests.
  4. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

    of course +hey want everyone to join prime $100+ per year, to get free 2 day shipping and the right buy cheap toiletries. i would never ever join prime, i'll wait a couple months to get my order up to free shipping if i have to,prime is almost thievery as far as i am concerned.
  5. LitHum05

    LitHum05 Dungeon Resident

    Yes. But the price has gone up there, too.
  6. MYKE

    MYKE Offended By The Easily Offended

    Doesn't matter, still worth it.
  7. LitHum05

    LitHum05 Dungeon Resident

    I know. I just hate getting the shaft.

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