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WTF: Amazon UK free super saver starts @ £5 ($8.65 US); U.S. customers get shaft!!??


Poll: What should CAGers do if Amazon.com (U.S.) does not offer a similiar deal? (11 member(s) have cast votes)

What should CAGers do if Amazon.com (U.S.) does not offer a similiar deal?

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#1 luvmysegadc   All CAGs hail Hypnotoad! CAGiversary!   596 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 10:17 PM

I was searching for an old Rowan Atkinson doc and by chance decided to look on Amazon's UK website. To my surprise, I found this nice little note from founder and CEO Jeff Bezos to the UK customers:
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So I confirm this by clicking on the links and found the following:


I think that's nice, but what about us American customers!? It's not like the economy is going to get better any time soon, so how about some love for us, right? With this deal, a UK customer only has to buy 1 or more items that total only £5 ($8.65 US) for free super saver shipping. Furthermore, Amazon Prime UK might be £49 ($84.77 US) but they get the benefit of one day shipping compared to the U.S. $79 and two day shipping.

This CAG does not like!:bomb:

At the time of this post, nothing has changed on the US site so let's keep our fingers crossed. If it doesn't change, what would you CAGers like to do as a form of protest? Online petition? Shop elsewhere? Other? I'm just fucking pissed as usual on a Monday? Speak your mind.

Edited by edzbsu, 02 November 2008 - 06:06 AM.
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#2 Renaissance 2K   *nom nom nom* CAGiversary!   578 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 12:56 PM

1. The British Postal Service probably isn't insane.
2. The United Kingdom is a whole lot smaller than the United States.
3. The British pound in the current economy is worth about $728.
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#3 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   20102 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 21 October 2008 - 03:48 PM

I wouldn't mind if we only had to spend ~$9 for free shipping but... oh well. They have to pay higher prices in the UK anyway.

CoD4 GotY Edition for the 360 is $50 but 40 pounds (or $67). At those prices, they can have their free shipping start at $9 as long as we get lower prices.

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#4 xycury   there is only one CAGiversary!   4503 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 21 October 2008 - 06:05 PM

probably don't realize why they are doing this... to make them buy more.

Amazon sales in UK probably are hurting.

UK is small, thus why they can say 1 day. I've gotten stuff 1 day too with Prime, but Amazon guarentees 2 day.

#5 camoor   Jams on foot fires CAGiversary!   15208 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 21 October 2008 - 07:16 PM

I still think Amazon is the best e-tailer around - so what if some other country gets a better shipping deal, you have to compare apples to apples, what US e-tailer gives a better shipping deal then Amazon?

#6 Fanboy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   553 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 21 October 2008 - 08:12 PM

Boo hoo. You have to spend $25 to get free shipping. Boo hoo hoo!

In Canada, we have to spend $39 to get the same thing. Quit yer bitchin'.

#7 xycury   there is only one CAGiversary!   4503 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 21 October 2008 - 08:48 PM

Boo hoo. You have to spend $25 to get free shipping. Boo hoo hoo!

In Canada, we have to spend $39 to get the same thing. Quit yer bitchin'.


OUCH... but you guys up there have some insane other deals... not on Amazon but other stuff...

#8 wongjp   Section 9 CAGiversary!   544 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 21 October 2008 - 10:38 PM

Not a concern for me... though I'm a Prime customer here in the States and don't look at Super Saver shipping minimums anymore.

I pay for Prime and don't regret it at all... considering how much I've ordered from Amazon (including big items like a console), it's already paid for itself big time....

#9 crzyboy88   This is a witty title CAGiversary!   1317 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 21 October 2008 - 10:42 PM

Not a concern for me... though I'm a Prime customer here in the States and don't look at Super Saver shipping minimums anymore.

I pay for Prime and don't regret it at all... considering how much I've ordered from Amazon (including big items like a console), it's already paid for itself big time....


I'd be a prime member right now if Amazon didn't charge NY tax...