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Amazon to raise minimum order to $35 for free shipping


#1 62t   Zune Duck! CAGiversary!   19206 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 October 2013 - 05:37 AM

http://www.amazon.co...odeId=201117690

Eligible items will display "FREE Shipping" next to their price. Items must be sold or fulfilled by Amazon to qualify toward reaching the $35 minimum purchase for free shipping by Amazon. Certain oversize and heavy items aren't eligible.

 

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#2 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17095 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 22 October 2013 - 06:07 AM

Good time to sign up for 'dat Prime
http://www.amazon.co...aw_bottom_links

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#3 Person808   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   640 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 06:08 AM

Ya thats like the nail in the coffin for me. I would sign up for prime but no 2 day shipping to Hawaii and the last time I had the trial they shipped my PRIME items via FSSS method (parcel post).

It was bad enough getting to $25 now I have to get to $35...ya no.



#4 Blade   Xenaphobic, Warrior Princess CAGiversary!   10210 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 22 October 2013 - 06:25 AM

Really? Stupid. They can't offer free site-to-store shipping already, so why be even less competitive? I have a feeling this is a move in the wrong direction, and they will fix their mistake by Christmas to prevent any further losses.



#5 Kerig   Brown Thursday = $149 Zelda 3DSXL! CAGiversary!   5849 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 22 October 2013 - 07:23 AM

Without Prime, it will be near impossible for regular folks to shop with Amazon during Black Friday week this year since almost every deal they offer has been locked under the gold box "buy in 15 minutes or lose it" for the past few years now.

 

Also: Best Buy is now "Free shipping with $25" so shopping online is really starting to lose its insta-buy appeal.  Wal-Mart may actually win this year.


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#6 htz  

Posted 22 October 2013 - 07:29 AM

It's going to be hard for those that don't have prime to get in on the black friday lightning deals from Amazon. Finding a filler for a $10 - $15 deal to reach $35 to get free shipping will be fustrating while ensuring the item doesn't sell out.

Edit: Pretty much what Kerig said. :) 

 

Best Buy and Target also don't price match during the week of Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday.



#7 detectiveconan16   Batbutt. So Jealous. CAGiversary!   5569 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 11:08 AM

Well that sucks, but then again we are reaching the holiday shopping season and Amazon wants to cover their asses sooner. It just means I have to save up an extra $10 within the next few weeks.


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#8 highoffcoffee496   I gotta believe! CAGiversary!   1444 Posts   Joined 3.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 03:50 PM

Once my Amazon prime student ends I guess I'm mainly done shopping on Amazon :/ Shame.


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#9 Versafied   Formerly known as vlv723 CAGiversary!   2782 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 22 October 2013 - 04:03 PM

Good time to sign up for 'dat Prime
http://www.amazon.co...aw_bottom_links

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I jumped on the Prime deal when Amazon had a monthly charge of $7.99 and still on it. A little bit expensive I know but I can't shell out the whole $79.



#10 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   43952 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 22 October 2013 - 04:54 PM

I jumped on the Prime deal when Amazon had a monthly charge of $7.99 and still on it. A little bit expensive I know but I can't shell out the whole $79.

So, you're OK with spending $95.88 over a year's time, though not $79 in one sitting?  I guess a "convenience fee" of $16.88 over a year works in this case. 



#11 MSUHitman   Checkmate Arcade Co-Host CAGiversary!   12515 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 22 October 2013 - 06:16 PM

Amazon stealthily upps the minimum for FSSS by $10 right before Christmas without announcing it except on a virtual back corner of their website.

 

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#12 etcrane   One Star for a Reason CAGiversary!   4540 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 22 October 2013 - 06:18 PM

Even though some CAGs will give you shit for this, I appreciate the info =-)

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 06:19 PM

They've done a lot of shady stuff this year, like those products that are less than $10 that I can't get shipped even with Prime unless I add something else.

 

Since I have to pay tax there now I don't shop at Amazon as much any more.


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#14 whoknows   Time and Eternity for all of time and eternity CAGiversary!   35955 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 22 October 2013 - 06:21 PM

Best Buy > Amazon


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#15 PublikDefender  

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 06:21 PM

Amazon also does shady stuff with Prime. If you buy Prime and you are not in the continental U.S, you get a surcharge for shipping that negates the "free shipping" bullshit. And since they are technically now Prime customers, they don't get the free super savings shipping option, so they have to pay for shipping no matter what. This is meant to scam customers not in the 48 states that may have heard about Prime's benefits. But when they themselves get Prime, they get screwed.

 

In other words, U.S. citizens paying for Prime in Alaska, Hawaii, etc. get a WORSE deal than not paying for Prime.



#16 CaseX   CAG addict CAGiversary!   1871 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

Posted 22 October 2013 - 06:23 PM

Shipping kills it.

 

I'm being serious.  Finding enough filler to make $35 an order -- lol.  Makes Prime all that much more worthwhile (except for the increasing # of states being charged tax by Amazon...)



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 06:28 PM

Holy shit in for 10!  Thanks OP.

 

There are plenty of forums on CAG for discussion, can we please leave the video game deals thread for video game deals please?  

 

In b4 all the clever "wannabe mod" responses.  What I really wish is for CAG to have a thread-hiding feature.


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#18 CheapAssHustla   Hustle..Hustle Hard CAGiversary!   6434 Posts   Joined 4.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 06:28 PM

This sucks...it was hard enough to find separate items to hit the $25 mark. I'll be ordering less and less from them.

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#19 mask-air-raid   Mr. Encyclopedia of Soda Banned   5809 Posts   Joined 2.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 06:30 PM

This is one deal that the Hoardos don't want. ;)


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Posted 22 October 2013 - 06:31 PM

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#21 mitnosi   Kweh? CAGiversary!   1696 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 22 October 2013 - 06:31 PM

Use to primarily shop at Amazon, now I can't even remember the last time I placed an order there. They have been going downhill for a while now.



#22 boogie4114   Enthusiastic Gamer!! CAGiversary!   1645 Posts   Joined 5.1 Years Ago  

Posted 22 October 2013 - 06:32 PM

This doesn't bode well for AWD shoppers and myself but I'm gonna take advantage of them starting Nov 1st with a 1 month prime trial so I could get my PS4 and black Friday items via 2 day shipping.



#23 asianmentality   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   158 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 06:35 PM

I feel like this free shipping over 35 bucks is going to make the black friday lightning deals difficult unless I want 2 or more games at the time.

#24 SgtWiggles   Artist formally known as dgwillia CAGiversary!   8802 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 22 October 2013 - 06:40 PM

Thanks for the info, really sucks. Luckily I barely ever use FSS, was gonna sign up for prime anyway since I buy so much stuff online now

And some people should quit being turds when someone posts good info. Ignore it and move on

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#25 GBAstar   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9268 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 October 2013 - 06:41 PM

Well now we know where most bottom feeders lurk.

 

I mean do any of you guys shop at Amazon?

First most lightning and black friday deals are Free Shipping regardless of price or prime subscription.

 

Second if you live outside of the CONUS then you really can't complain about shipping prices. USPS is the only mail carrier that doesn't really discriminate based on where you live but that is only for flat rate pricing services like First Class and Medium/Large or standard flat rate mailers. The rest of their services are zoned just like FedEx and UPS.

 

UPS is obviously charging Amazon more to ship to your location and I don't think that the majority of prime users should have to pay more for their subscription just so those outside the CONUS can get free prime shipping. I mean seriously... there are resident in Canada and Mexico that live closer to a AZ distribution center then those that live in Alaska, Hawaii, PR, etc.



#26 emperordahc  

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 06:47 PM

I shop at Amazon, but have Prime. Next year, my state starts getting nailed w/ sales tax on Amazon, so my amount of purchases will be dropping sharply.

 

BTW, wrong forum. ;)


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#27 loudlyrandomplay   I just win. Banned   321 Posts   Joined 1.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 06:47 PM

I have prime so I don't really care. Totally worth it if you shop amazon and like tv shows and movies.

#28 Gregtastic   NOOB CAGiversary!   539 Posts   Joined 3.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 06:48 PM

I live in NJ and stopped using Amazon. I started getting charged tax, and then my Prime expired. I tried to buy something and when I saw the price skyrocket almost $10 because of shipping/tax I realized it wasn't the great place it used to be.


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#29 zzamaro   CA'G CAGiversary!   352 Posts   Joined 2.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 October 2013 - 06:49 PM

Not a deal.


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Posted 22 October 2013 - 06:51 PM

Good thing I have Prime.



 

 

 

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