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Amazon raises minimum free shipping purchase requirement again. Or not. (Update)




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GATSU



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:21 am Reply with quote
It's $49, now. Oh, the humanity, I guess.

Edit: See my second post.


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Zalis116
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:46 pm Reply with quote
So... exactly what it's been on Rightstuf in the US for years?
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varmintx



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:58 pm Reply with quote
The difference is Righstuf is a niche boutique store. Amazon is King Kong. There's no good reason for them to increase it other than yet another anti-consumer attempt to get people to sign up for Prime.

Not that I really care all that much. I have access to two different Prime accounts if I need to buy something from them, but most of my media comes from Best Buy anyway.
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Maidenoftheredhand



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:08 pm Reply with quote
Rightstuf also doesn't charge tax and their shipping usually comes out cheaper.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:33 pm Reply with quote
I've heard that they are losing money on Prime memberships... mainly because people use the free 2-day shipping option to buy things like, ya know, a pack of batteries or a $3 bargain DVD- without anything else.

So... maybe it's a precursor to instituting modest shipping minimums for shipping on Prime?

It'd be like saying, "yeah, you have to spend $15 for free 2-Day shipping, but at least it's not a $50 minimum for economy shipping!"
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GATSU



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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 11:18 am Reply with quote
Well, unless this is some sort of holiday weekend special, we're back to $25 minimum for free shipping. Cool
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