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Amazon bumps free shipping amount from $25 to $35


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#1 of 29 OFFLINE   Dennis Nicholls

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Posted October 29 2013 - 03:06 PM

Hmmmm...

 

I went on Amazon today and am unhappy to report that the dollar amount to qualify an order for free shipping has been increased from $25 to $35.  That's a fairly large jump all at once.


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Posted October 29 2013 - 03:08 PM

Another reason to get Prime.


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Posted October 29 2013 - 03:18 PM

Prime is one of the best values in the biz

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#4 of 29 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted October 29 2013 - 04:35 PM

Until Amazon builds a nexus in your state =(

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#5 of 29 OFFLINE   Jay H

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Posted October 30 2013 - 03:41 AM

In Massachusetts, better do all your shopping before friday when MA will start charging 6.25% sales tax to amazon orders (not third party vendors though)

 

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#6 of 29 OFFLINE   ChristopherG

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Posted October 30 2013 - 03:52 AM

Until Amazon builds a nexus in your state =(

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What do you mean by this, Sam?


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#7 of 29 OFFLINE   Scott Merryfield

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Posted October 30 2013 - 04:00 AM

Prime is one of the best values in the biz

 

Prime works well for us, since we also take advantage of the video streaming that is included with the membership. It's actually cheaper than Netflix streaming service, and gives you free shipping with no minimum order to boot!



#8 of 29 OFFLINE   ChristopherG

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Posted October 30 2013 - 04:46 AM

ahhh, Sam means MD residents will have to pay sales tax on Amazon purchases now... :angry:


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#9 of 29 OFFLINE   Keith Plucker

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Posted October 30 2013 - 06:42 AM

ahhh, Sam means MD residents will have to pay sales tax on Amazon purchases now... :angry:

 

Well, technically, they had to pay it before. Amazon is just changing who is sending it to the state.

 

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#10 of 29 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted October 30 2013 - 07:01 AM

ahhh, Sam means MD residents will have to pay sales tax on Amazon purchases now... :angry:

Yep:

http://articles.balt...nline-retailers

 

Keith is, of course, correct too.  And I'm sure we all account for this and send in cash at the end of the year to cover it....   :rolleyes:  :wacko:  :blink:


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#11 of 29 OFFLINE   schan1269

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Posted October 30 2013 - 07:40 AM

Doesn't affect me so much. Most of my buying is $60-100 at a time. And with my RF BD player, my buying has shifted to 60% Europe.

Sad when you can buy it in France or the UK and it costs less.

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Posted October 30 2013 - 07:43 AM



Well, technically, they had to pay it before. Amazon is just changing who is sending it to the state.

 

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Posted October 30 2013 - 08:33 AM

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Posted October 30 2013 - 08:56 AM

More annoying to me was the jump from $2.99 base shipping to $3.99 base shipping per used item (which aren't usually Prime-qualified) earlier this year.  DVDs just do not cost that much to mail.


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#15 of 29 OFFLINE   Scott Burke

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Posted November 17 2013 - 07:35 AM

Just tried to pre-order Thor 2 and noticed this.  This will definately kill alot of my pre-orders from them.  The whole point was that I didn't have to pay shipping.  Now, I'll just pick up the disc at a store when it comes out.



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Posted November 17 2013 - 09:14 AM

Just tried to pre-order Thor 2 and noticed this.  This will definately kill alot of my pre-orders from them.  The whole point was that I didn't have to pay shipping.  Now, I'll just pick up the disc at a store when it comes out.

 

Just bundle it with another item to get over the $35 limit. I used to do that before I had a Prime membership for all my Amazon orders, even when it was a $25 minimum order. I hate wasting time and gas driving to the store when I can instead have someone bring it to me for the same or lower price.


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#17 of 29 OFFLINE   Yee-Ming

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Posted November 18 2013 - 07:46 AM

Well... I only get free shipping at $125, and I'm actually pleased about that -- previously we never got free shipping at all, but earlier this year Amazon introduced free international shipping to limited countries, but the minimum spend is $125.  Which I usually manage anyway, or I just accumulate stuff until it hits.



#18 of 29 OFFLINE   Patrick_S

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Posted November 18 2013 - 08:13 AM

What is the point of sub forums if Amazon topics always end up in this forum?

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Posted November 19 2013 - 05:31 AM

what sub forum is devoted to Amazon?


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#20 of 29 OFFLINE   Jay H

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Posted November 19 2013 - 09:08 AM

I can only guess -

 

http://www.hometheat...ndors-feedback/

 

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