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#13213211 PSA: Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum To $49

Posted by pjb16 on 20 February 2016 - 09:14 PM

Wow. I can't believe how many people are defending one of the most anti-consumer practices I have ever seen. Do you guys work for Amazon? Are they threatening your family? What is going on here? Hey, I like Amazon. I do. I have Prime. I haven't paid cash for anything on Amazon except for Prime since I got my account there due to their video game trade-ins. But this is a donkey punch to the nuts of every non-Prime customer and only fools or blind loyalists won't get mad at them for this.

If you are a prime customer what incentive do you have to be mad on behalf on non-prime customers?  If you have prime, this change doesn't affect you.  


And if you haven't realized the cost of shipping has gone up significantly in recent years, and that those costs have to be passed to the consumer in order to retain profits, then I don't know what to tell you.  Not to mention they want people to subscribe to Prime, as it is in their best interest to have consumers associate with their brand and all that it offers.  So increasing the minimum threshold for free shipping helps push their business strategy while recovering money on shipping costs from those who aren't likely to be the customers they most want to retain.   


Also, are Sam's club and Costco anti-consumer? In order to take advantage of everything they have to offer, you have to pay a subscription membership each year.  Guess anyone who didn't decry them when they opened their doors are fools and blind loyalists, huh?


It isn't like people who don't have prime have to keep shopping at Amazon if they don't like the cost increase.  Every other purchasing option that was available prior to the shipping threshold rising is still available to them.  Also, free shipping is still available, it isn't like it was removed entirely, now people just have to combine more to secure free shipping. Oh the horror!!!  


Won't Amazon just stop to think how much the public welfare is being disturbed by them restricting their free shipping threshold even further? We probably need the government to step in and protect all the innocent consumers from this despicable practice.  It's the most anti-consumer practice I've seen since Subway raising the price of their foot long from $5 to $6.  :-({|=

#12982323 Official CAG Destiny Thread - Rise of Iron

Posted by pjb16 on 22 October 2015 - 03:53 PM

Something good did happen to me yesterday.  From a legendary heavy weapon engram I got a 290 Thunderlord.  Never even managed to acquire that gun in yr 1.

#12786447 Xbox Ultimate Game Summer Sale 2015 - Starting 7/7 through 7/13

Posted by pjb16 on 06 July 2015 - 12:38 PM

Hopefully some of these prices drop on specific days like the Steam sales.

#12291315 Best Buy Cyber Monday Sale [Buy 1 Get 1 40% off select Wii U game, $25 o...

Posted by pjb16 on 01 December 2014 - 11:46 PM

Bought Bayonetta 2 and SSB.  Will just return SSB for the price I paid at release, and be happy to have Bayonetta 2 for $24.

#11974235 Anime & Manga Steals and Deals (Rightstuf, Amazon, DD...etc)

Posted by pjb16 on 01 August 2014 - 04:05 PM

Yea, you're crazy. Steins;Gate was awesome.

#10881622 Sound system speakers with detachable cables?

Posted by pjb16 on 05 July 2013 - 01:47 PM

Nice looking speakers, wish I could see how it's connected in the back. I was hoping for 3.5mm to 3.5mm or RCA red and white cable connections, but speakers with replaceable cables use spades or banana plugs?

It has a 5 way binding post according to the spec sheet.  Just like a speaker should.


Generic example:



#10880566 Sound system speakers with detachable cables?

Posted by pjb16 on 04 July 2013 - 11:06 PM

Get heavier gauge speaker wire?  Or look for speakers that can take spades or banana plugs?



This is a decent low-end starter speaker:

http://www.amazon.co...ity primus p162

#10844232 Family Plan Detailed

Posted by pjb16 on 19 June 2013 - 09:18 PM




Well, I was hesitant to bend over and let Microsoft Fuck the consumer rights out of my asshole, but THE CARTOON FACES MAKE IT ALL OK NOW


Pure propaganda horseshit.


Someone needs to make the 360 cartoon look exactly like the ps4 one now.