Amazon just raised shipping rates

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

  1. Scottb

    Scottb Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Nanuet, NY, USA
    So about a month ago shipping for one CD or DVD using standard shipping in the US the cost was $3.98. Then a week later they raised the rate to $4.98 and then last week they raised it again now to $5.99. I don't buy a ton of CD's so I don't want to join prime. I think that Amazon knows they have a monopoly so they raised there shipping rates. Any thoughts?

  2. Kiss73

    Kiss73 Forum Resident

    Buy from somewhere else!!

    Plenty other online retailers.
  3. George Co-Stanza

    George Co-Stanza Forum Resident

    "Economics 1o1: corner the market and raise prices."

    -Walter White
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  4. Synthfreek

    Synthfreek Please label the photos you post

    Austin, TX
    Prime has so many perks that it is well worth purchasing IMO.
  5. ceddy10165

    ceddy10165 My life was saved by rock n roll

    Avon, CT
    They raised the Price of Prime membership too. In my experience now, Prime shipping may be a tiny bit cheaper, but the shipping time is far slower, both from fulfillment to transit. As their selection and dominance of the market has grown, their service and speed have declined. Their plus is competitive or cheaper pricing. I think that’s their last benefit.
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  6. MYKE

    MYKE Analog Upstairs, Digital Downstairs

    Agreed. With several distribution centers all around me, same day delivery is available, not to mention the Prime Music I've accumulated, plus the Prime Video, where I can watch a Charles Bronson film, without buying the Blu ray, plus more I don't personally use, but may in the future.
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  7. davmar77

    davmar77 I'd rather be drummin'...

    clifton park,ny
    Free shipping on most items is 25.00 so why not wait and buy enough to take advantage of that. No prime account needed.
  8. The Zodiac

    The Zodiac God's Lonely Man

    I found that when I did that I started buying this I didn't really need to meet the quota.
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  9. helter

    helter Forum Resident

    Free shipping
    Free Amazon music
    Free Amazon Prime TV

    A bunch more
    I saved a bundle canceling cable FIOS TV
    I get my stuff now from free broadcast channels with antenna and Apple TV/Amazon Prime

    Life is good
  10. Imperious Leader

    Imperious Leader Forum Resident

    the only thing good about Amazon Prime was watching original Star Trek episodes without the awful new special effects.
  11. Prime ! It pays if you order regularly and watch their good video streaming service
  12. The Beave

    The Beave My Wife Is My Life!

    Auburn, Washington
    Smart man. This is exactly what we do.
  13. zphage

    zphage Beatard

    Bucks County, PA

    And $3.99 still seems to be the norm for 2nd party sellers
  14. jeffrey walsh

    jeffrey walsh Forum Resident

    Scranton, Pa. USA
  15. I probably Would pay another $3-400 oercyear un shippungvalibg if I didn’t have Prime.
  16. Scottb

    Scottb Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Nanuet, NY, USA
    The thing is that I don't order regularly at all as I've really slowed down buying CD's BluRays etc. So if I want one CD that's $9.99 then I have to pay $6.00 in shipping.
  17. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Forum Resident

    BREAKING NEWS- The price of things goes up over time. Film at 11...
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  18. CWillman

    CWillman Forum Resident

    L.A., CA
    Are you saying that you use Prime for free two-day shipping but it's actually slower than that? Every time I order something that's supposed to come in two days, it comes in two days. If they're not meeting that guarantee for you, that's a cause for complaint, though it doesn't appear to be widespread.
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  19. I get it. You need to crunch the numbers and do what works for you .

    Music items aren’t a big part of my amazon buying these days aside for box sets because of their easy return exchange policies.

    I’m self employed and work at home so I odfer lots of other items and then their are holiday gifts to family out of state and clients.

    I also use their Amazon Fresh in Seattle for some grocery items (Whole food now too). All that shipping would cost me much more.

    And I do enjoy their Prime TV. Great original shows
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  20. SuperFuzz

    SuperFuzz Forum Resident

    They don't have a monopoly...
    They've been using their own delivery service for a couple of years, at least where I live. It seems random though as to when they use it.
  21. Being in Seattle if I order items over $35 frequent they’d sometimes be here the same day with Prime
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  22. Kevin55

    Kevin55 Forum Resident

    Right, they do. But what's coming is different.

    Amazon to launch delivery service that competes with FedEx, UPS
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  23. Kevin55

    Kevin55 Forum Resident

    I think they actually hire local delivery services that "pose" as Amazon delivery. But that aren't owned by Amazon. I know they do this in Seattle.
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  24. Kevin55

    Kevin55 Forum Resident

    If you call them about a late delivery they will usually extend your Prime membership for a month.
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  25. scobb

    scobb Forum Resident

    Sydney, Australia
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