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Amazon raised free shipping minmum to $49.00
« on: February 23, 2016, 01:13:36 pm »

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-amazon-com-shipping-idUSKCN0VV1YO

Time to Join Prime.

Amazon.com Inc has raised its free-shipping threshold for orders from non-Prime customers to $49 from $35 in the United States.

Orders of books worth $25 or more will, however, be eligible for free shipping, according to the shopping website. (amzn.to/Jl3EAc)

Amazon has been spending on rolling out several new services for members of its $99-a-year Prime loyalty program, including one-hour delivery and original TV programming, to attract customers in a highly competitive online shopping market.
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Re: Amazon raised free shipping minmum to $49.00
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2016, 04:37:05 pm »

I remember hearing when Amazon upped the free shipping minimum amount from $25 to $35 that they could not be profitable with their free shipping offer. They really need to get people to join PRIME.
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Re: Amazon raised free shipping minmum to $49.00
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2016, 06:36:32 pm »

I am not happy with Prime.  They rarely meet their 2 day "guarantee".
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Re: Amazon raised free shipping minmum to $49.00
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2016, 08:37:59 pm »

I am not happy with Prime.  They rarely meet their 2 day "guarantee".
and free shipping usually doesnt count for hawaii.

not a problem for main landers, but getting things shipped to hawaii ranges between costly to impossible.

I thought prime was the answer, but what they don't tell you is that it pretty much does not apply to hawaii or alaska.
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Re: Amazon raised free shipping minmum to $49.00
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2016, 09:02:29 pm »

I am not happy with Prime.  They rarely meet their 2 day "guarantee".

Wow, I never have a problem with that. In fact, several times I've gotten it in a day. Maybe because I live in Atlanta. Dunno, but we love Prime here.
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Re: Amazon raised free shipping minmum to $49.00
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2016, 09:05:50 am »

I would think with the volume they are moving they could still make money at $35.00.
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Re: Amazon raised free shipping minmum to $49.00
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2016, 12:29:58 pm »

I put whatever I'm going to buy on my Wish List and when I get above the free shipping amount I place an order. I did this before trying out PRIME with their introductory offer last fall and will go back to this when I don't renew when the it expires.
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Re: Amazon raised free shipping minmum to $49.00
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2016, 10:19:41 am »

I am not happy with Prime.  They rarely meet their 2 day "guarantee".
If they rarely meet it you should have months of free prime.
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Re: Amazon raised free shipping minmum to $49.00
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2016, 02:00:05 pm »

Going to have to order more stuff.
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Re: Amazon raised free shipping minmum to $49.00
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2016, 04:26:34 pm »

If they rarely meet it you should have months of free prime.

They now say their guarantee is "around" 2 days.  I'm not satisfied with them at all.  But quitting them would be like quitting wal-mart, impossible.
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Re: Amazon raised free shipping minmum to $49.00
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2016, 04:35:08 pm »

It's not like you can't order from them if you don't have Prime. What do you lose by not renewing? Streaming video but it's not as good as Netflix IMO. My non-Prime orders were making it in 3-4 days normally. Only about half my Prime orders make the 2 day "around" date. Not worth the money to me.
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Re: Amazon raised free shipping minmum to $49.00
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2016, 03:04:28 pm »

It's not like you can't order from them if you don't have Prime. What do you lose by not renewing? Streaming video but it's not as good as Netflix IMO. My non-Prime orders were making it in 3-4 days normally. Only about half my Prime orders make the 2 day "around" date. Not worth the money to me.
Split the membership with 4 other people (5 total), that's what we did up until this past year. Only the primary holder can access the streaming video, the rest only get the "free" shipping.
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Re: Amazon raised free shipping minmum to $49.00
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2016, 02:51:31 pm »

I love Prime.
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Re: Amazon raised free shipping minmum to $49.00
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2016, 01:59:27 pm »

I love Prime.

Me too.  And anyone in grad school, or with an open .edu email address can get it super cheap.  I think we pay like $4 a month, or maybe even less.
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Re: Amazon raised free shipping minmum to $49.00
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2016, 02:08:29 am »

Me too.  And anyone in grad school, or with an open .edu email address can get it super cheap.  I think we pay like $4 a month, or maybe even less.
It was $50 a year I believe.
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Re: Amazon raised free shipping minmum to $49.00
« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2016, 04:03:44 pm »

I love Prime.

I'm a big fan of Prime also.  For me, they've never missed their two day shipping guarantee.  And I've ordered LOTS from them.  I use their streaming video service quite a bit also.  I also use their music service (awesome!) and photo storage.  I totally get my $ worth.   
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« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2016, 09:51:05 am »

The company I worked for used to have a local salesman come by to get their monthly maintainance orders and then get the order several days later   now just Amazon   except for emergencies  you get such a better selection on items that you can really save some money     
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Re: Amazon raised free shipping minmum to $49.00
« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2016, 05:00:38 pm »

and free shipping usually doesnt count for hawaii.

not a problem for main landers, but getting things shipped to hawaii ranges between costly to impossible.

I thought prime was the answer, but what they don't tell you is that it pretty much does not apply to hawaii or alaska.

PorkSoda,

Sorry for resurrecting such an old post, but today I saw a package shipped from Hawaii.  A box the size of about three shoeboxes (but not containing shoes so it wasn't heavy) cost $28 to ship form Hawaii to Arkansas. 

Wow.   
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« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2016, 11:55:39 am »

PorkSoda,

Sorry for resurrecting such an old post, but today I saw a package shipped from Hawaii.  A box the size of about three shoeboxes (but not containing shoes so it wasn't heavy) cost $28 to ship form Hawaii to Arkansas. 

Wow.   

Coffee or Blue Hawaiian?
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« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2016, 12:32:09 pm »

Coffee or Blue Hawaiian?

Neither - it appeared to be some trinkets for a class party.  I suspect the shipper paid more to send the package than they spent....
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Re: Amazon raised free shipping minmum to $49.00
« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2016, 08:49:56 am »

At my work place they wait and bundle orders from Oriental Trading Company cause shipping with them is outrageous. I got a Order about ready for June with some post Graduation gifts for my daughter.
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