Amazon just raised shipping rates

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

  1. 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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  2. ScramMan2

    ScramMan2 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Portland OR
    Called Amazon Flex.
     
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  3. ScramMan2

    ScramMan2 Forum Resident

    Location:
    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

    Location:
    ohio
    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 El Disco Es Cultura

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

    MYKE Baking The Cookies Of Discontent

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

    LitHum05 El Disco Es Cultura

    I know. I just hate getting the shaft.
     
  8. manicpopthrill

    manicpopthrill Forum Resident

    Location:
    Kansas
    In order for us to bring you the broadest possible selection, some Prime items cannot be delivered in less than 3 business days. Most common reasons include item restricted to ground shipping or requiring extra time to prepare for shipment.

    When did Amazon start this? Bye-bye 2 day, and weekend deliveries.
     
  9. jricc

    jricc Forum Resident

    Location:
    Jersey Shore
    Yeah I ordered a Fishman amp cover yesterday, and the Prime 2 day shipping has it arriving Tues Aug 14
     
  10. quicksrt

    quicksrt Forum Resident

    Location:
    City of Angels
    I've seen that notice and my stuff or most of it still arrived the next day. I was shocked and delighted.

    But I still cancelled Prime. I'm tired of all the subscription models and ways companies have to soak you out of your money.
     

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