No more free shipping on Amazon for $25 items or more

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#1 resevl4rlz
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561yf%256fr%2575m%252d20?docId=1001427161&tag=blurayforum-20

These changes relate specifically to FREE Super Saver Shipping. All other services remain unchanged.

Amazon's minimum order size for free shipping has changed to $35. This is the first time in more than a decade that Amazon has altered the minimum order for free shipping in the US. During that time, we have expanded free shipping selection by millions of items across all 40 product categories. Look for "FREE Shipping" on product pages to discover eligible items.
Millions of Amazon customers have already made the choice of faster shipping by becoming Amazon Prime members. Prime includes unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping, with no minimum order size, on more than 15 million items, as well as unlimited streaming of over 41,000 movies and TV episodes through Prime Instant Video and access to over 350,000 books to borrow through the Kindle Owners' Lending Library. The service is so popular that more than a year ago we began shipping more items with Prime than with free shipping. Start your 30-day free trial today.
Whichever shipping speed you choose, thank you for shopping at Amazon.com.

sorry if this wasn't posted before

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#2 foxhound_fox
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Considering the cost of shipping is going up (there is currently a diesel shortage in most of Canada), and has been consistently for the last 15 years, I'm surprised they kept it at $25 for so long. Here in Canada, when the dollar was below par, we were paying for shipping until $35 and I never had a problem filling an order that big.

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#3 xdude85
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Their shipping and handling tax also increased, still pissed about that.

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#4  Edited By sammyjenkis898
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Don't care. Have Prime.

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#5 cain006
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I just bought a kindle for $10 and it gave me free shipping. Probably because it's normally $70. For some reason they gave me a $60 off coupon on it.

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#6 DJ419
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I started noticing that Ebay has almost all of the same types of things that I have been using Amazon for, cheaper, & free shipping most of the time as well.

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#7 zpluffy
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I have prime baby.

With student discount on Prime, it's worth it.

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#8 cain006
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@zpluffy said:

I have prime baby.

With student discount on Prime, it's worth it.

I've been noticing that a lot of stuff on there isn't on netflix. Lots of DC animated movies and the random odd show like mr roger. I feel I could replace netflix with amazon prime pretty easily. And I would if I wasn't mooching off of my parents ha

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@sammyjenkis898 said:

Don't care. Have Prime.

^ this. i luv Prime. so handy~

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#10  Edited By Makhaidos
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That sucks. :(

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#11  Edited By Fightingfan
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@GamingTitan said:

@sammyjenkis898 said:

Don't care. Have Prime.

^ this. i luv Prime. so handy~

You can't use prime without meeting a certain threshold as well.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200876660&pop-up=1

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#12  Edited By Jd1680a
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$35 isn't too bad to get free shipping from Amazon.com.

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#13 Bardock47
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Thats still not too bad. Just buy in bulk I guess.

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#14  Edited By LJS9502_basic
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@Jd1680a said:

$35 isn't too bad to get free shipping from Amazon.com.

This is true....

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@Fightingfan said:

@GamingTitan said:

@sammyjenkis898 said:

Don't care. Have Prime.

^ this. i luv Prime. so handy~

You can't use prime without meeting a certain threshold as well.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200876660&pop-up=1

That's only for add-on items. Regular items with Prime will always work. Last month one of my orders was $5 and I still got Prime.

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#16 lostrib
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What I don't get is if I have Amazon Prime, why can't I just order the Add on items. I already have free shipping without things being $35

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#17  Edited By chessmaster1989
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@sammyjenkis898 said:

Don't care. Have Prime.

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@ssvegeta555 said:

@Fightingfan said:

@GamingTitan said:

@sammyjenkis898 said:

Don't care. Have Prime.

^ this. i luv Prime. so handy~

You can't use prime without meeting a certain threshold as well.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200876660&pop-up=1

That's only for add-on items. Regular items with Prime will always work. Last month one of my orders was $5 and I still got Prime.

They continuously add on to their list of "Add on" items.

It's going down hill.

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#19  Edited By lamprey263
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what's the point, to stop people from super saver shipping they always wait until the 8th day to ship, and they always do UPS which doesn't deliver on weekends, and then it takes like another 2 or 3 days because UPS hands off the packages to USPS to deliver so it always takes like 2 weeks to get anythign Super Saver Shipping anymore, I no longer shop on Amazon unless it's to use their 3rd party sellers.

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@Fightingfan said:

@ssvegeta555 said:

That's only for add-on items. Regular items with Prime will always work. Last month one of my orders was $5 and I still got Prime.

They continuously add on to their list of "Add on" items.

It's going down hill.

That's why I didn't renew it. I saw most things from $5-$8 were becoming add on items so I didn't see the point of prime. Just have to wait a bit longer when I buy stuff.

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#21  Edited By ssvegeta555
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@Fightingfan said:

@ssvegeta555 said:

That's only for add-on items. Regular items with Prime will always work. Last month one of my orders was $5 and I still got Prime.

They continuously add on to their list of "Add on" items.

It's going down hill.

hmm... that's alarming. The only reason I use prime is for the free 2-day shipping.

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#22  Edited By TAMKFan
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That's a shame. But I don't order things from Amazon all that much anyway. If ordered from there more often, then I would probably get Amazon Prime.

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#23 Fightingfan
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@lamprey263 said:

what's the point, to stop people from super saver shipping they always wait until the 8th day to ship, and they always do UPS which doesn't deliver on weekends, and then it takes like another 2 or 3 days because UPS hands off the packages to USPS to deliver so it always takes like 2 weeks to get anythign Super Saver Shipping anymore, I no longer shop on Amazon unless it's to use their 3rd party sellers.

They use Laser shipment for me.

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#24 helwa1988
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cant relate. i have prime.

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#25 ferrari2001
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I'm an amazon prime subscriber so I get free 2-day shipping on everything. This doesn't effect me in the slightest.

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#26 AmazonTreeBoa
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I buy off Amazon all the time and noticed this days ago.

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@ferrari2001 said:

I'm an amazon prime subscriber so I get free 2-day shipping on everything. This doesn't effect me in the slightest.

Eh technically you paid for it.....

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@LJS9502_basic said:

@ferrari2001 said:

I'm an amazon prime subscriber so I get free 2-day shipping on everything. This doesn't effect me in the slightest.

Eh technically you paid for it.....

Technically but I ship so many things from amazon as well as using their streaming video service that I save far more than I actually spend.

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@ferrari2001 said:

@LJS9502_basic said:

@ferrari2001 said:

I'm an amazon prime subscriber so I get free 2-day shipping on everything. This doesn't effect me in the slightest.

Eh technically you paid for it.....

Technically but I ship so many things from amazon as well as using their streaming video service that I save far more than I actually spend.

I don't use any of their services....and I just wait until I spend the minimum amount for the free shipping. I'm not in a hurry to get it...and I had a 30 day free trial....and didn't get some items in the two day period. All in all....I spend less than a prime member for services.

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#30 worlock77
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Eh, most of what I buy off Amazon is for the Kindle, so this doesn't really effect me.

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#31 dave123321
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@LJS9502_basic:

Depends if you save more then a prime member for services on average.

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#32  Edited By dave123321
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Spending less on services doesn't mean much if comparing which is better due to different values people have

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#33 cain006
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@LJS9502_basic said:

@ferrari2001 said:

Technically but I ship so many things from amazon as well as using their streaming video service that I save far more than I actually spend.

I don't use any of their services....and I just wait until I spend the minimum amount for the free shipping. I'm not in a hurry to get it...and I had a 30 day free trial....and didn't get some items in the two day period. All in all....I spend less than a prime member for services.

It's a great deal if you replace netflix with it and are a student. Only $40 a year then.

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#34 resevl4rlz
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rumors going around starting January 1, 2014 Amazon Prime is going to increase to $99 dollars

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#35 DJChuy
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That sucks, but I have student prime so it doesn't affect me. I've been using Amazon's Instant Video more than Netflix since they have a great selection of 90s show/cartoons, and the movie selection are practically the same.

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#36 HuggyBear1020
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Sounds like they're trying to push more people toward prime.