Question about Amazon Prime Shipping fees

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  1. Bye You!

    Bye You! The n word guy Gold

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    Has anyone noticed when you go to check out the shipping amounts are astronomical?

    i just bought a few things and before i finalized the order, i noticed my shipping was $32!!!!!

    they were ALL Prime items except one, with 4.99 shipping.

    You have to scroll all the way down, click on something like "edit shipping address" even though it's the correct address, then click on something else to change the new, DEFAULT setting of OVERNIGHT shipping!!!!! to 2-day or more.

    I wonder how many people don't notice this and place the order and pay for overnight shipping on Prime items without requesting overnight shipping.

    Scam artists, the whole lot of them.
     
  2. someonelikeyou

    someonelikeyou Well-Known Member

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    Yikes! I've got to check that on my account.

    Prime Day was a bust. There were a few things I tried to get - a portable phone charger, Keds for my daughter, Rubbermaid food storage set - I got shut out every time!
     
  3. Limo Wreck

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    That sale was the biggest piece of shit ever. Thought for sure I could pick up some stuff I've been wanting at a discount, not the first item on sale. :pissed:


    No Dyson for Limo today, thanks Obama
     
  4. Weed

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    For the most part, the shipping costs are built into what you pay on Prime anyway. I've been a prime member for a couple years and what I do enjoy is getting my stuff quickly. I know I'm not necessarily saving much on shipping.
     
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    someonelikeyou Well-Known Member

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    After going bust on one item, it sent me back to a page of offers. One of the items was a book all about cooking with yams. WTF?
     
  6. DrivenByDemons

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    Mine always defaults to free shipping.
     
  7. Cheri

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    You change it to default in your profile. I got everything I wanted in the sale :dontknow:
     
  8. MyLazyHand

    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    They have the default set to "Get the Dentists."
     
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    Prime Day was a big bust for me as well. But my shipping always defaults to free two day.
     
  10. Bye You!

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    but you have to be careful because the default is crazy expensive shipping ON TOP OF prime.

    i couldn't figure out how shampoo and conditioner and some kids things cost $32 in shipping. Who needs that shit in one day?

    and the sale was a giant bust.
     
  11. Bye You!

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    HOW? mine defaults to rape me up the ass shipping.
     
  12. Bye You!

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    :idea: i think you're on to something.
     
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    My default is always set to the free two day shipping. When I shop, I always click the Prime Only icon on the left side when I search. Once I've found what I want, I compare the cost to the other non-prime sellers with their shipping numbers and then do the math. If I can save a few bucks and I'm not in a hurry, I'll sometimes buy from one of the others, but I usually go with Prime.
     
  14. Bye You!

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    I do the exact same thing. Somehow my defaults were changed. No idea how that happened.
     
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    Another thing I do to save a little more money... One of our grocery chains is Giant Eagle, which offers fuel perks for free gas. Their groceries are too expensive, but I earn perks on gift card purchase. I get 6.00-12.00 (depending if they are doing double perks) in free gas for every 100.00 of Amazon Gift Cards. If I'm purchasing an item on Prime for a couple hundred bucks, that free gas is well worth a 5 minute trip to the store beforehand to grab a gift card. Plus, I get my minimum 1% cash back on the credit card I use to buy the gift card.

    Fuck, I'm getting old and frugal!
     
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    dyson is overpriced POS anyway...u want a quality vacuum u need a meile. I have huge fluffy dogs they've killed a half dozen vacuums I went to a vacuum store and asked about the dyson I explained the problem and the guy says he carries them bc ppl come and ask for them due to the ads but if I wanted something trouble free get a meile. He said he's owned the shop many years and never saw one come in for a motor problem. I balked at at the $300 price tag at first but after looking oblige I went and bought it. That was 9 years ago and I've never had a single problem, I vacuum up shit that's broke a shop vac like xmas tree needles...No problems
     
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    :dontknow:

    I even take the slower shipping sometimes for the $1 credit. I don't ever recall having to set any defaults.
     
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    Maybe Wife Is A Whore is in charge of the shipping department? :dontknow:
     
  19. Bye You!

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    It's $3 right now. :grad:
     
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  20. wife is a whore

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    I'm never sneaky with the ass rape. I tell em it is coming and tell em why.

    Most of the time if I order something through Prime before 3PM, I get it the next day anyway. Still haven't gotten anything shipped from the warehouse in my town though.

    I get shit from NewEgg next day w/ their standard/free shipping too. Their warehouse is 40min away.