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Initial post: Apr 6, 2012 4:21:37 PM PDT
Mike says:
Does anyone know why this little change is going on? Part of my reason for signing up for Prime was getting packages from FedEx or UPS on Saturday however for the 2nd week in a row they have been now saying they will be arriving on Monday now instead of Saturday if you order very early on Friday morning like 6 AM early.

Posted on Apr 7, 2012 12:07:35 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 7, 2012 12:08:35 PM PDT
Lisa says:
Saturday Delivery is an extra service (extra fee) through delivery companies like UPS and FedEx, it's why the USPS is trying to cease delivering mail on Saturdays saying they can't compete. That said, there is a service that companies use where they send packages partially through UPS or FedEx and then the USPS takes over the final delivery of them - including being able to deliver these packages on Saturdays at no extra cost.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 8, 2012 7:02:45 PM PDT
Saturday doesn't count as a business day. Some items, with Prime or 2-Day or 1-Day delivery *may* be scheduled for Saturday delivery.

FedEx-Home (part of FedEx-Ground, not to be confused with FedEx) delivers Tuesday-Saturday, with no Monday deliveries. So if the item you're getting is coming from a fulfillment center close enough to you that FedEx-Ground/Home can deliver it in one or two days, you may find it scheduled for a Saturday delivery.

Occasionally I've had some items come FedEx or UPS on Saturday (both extra-charge services), and I have no idea why Amazon popped for the expedited delivery when it could have just as well come on Monday. But the couple items I got on Saturdays (excluding FedEx-Home deliveries) have been small, light items, so that may be a factor for that.

But the bottom line is that Saturday isn't a business day, so excluding the few items that you can pay extra for Saturday delivery -- or even Sunday delivery, based on your location -- any Saturday delivery isn't part of the package, but just something extra you got for some reason.

Posted on Apr 27, 2012 12:19:00 AM PDT
Mike says:
Hmm so Saturday delivery is showing again but it's no longer $3.99 but $8.99 for each item.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 27, 2012 9:44:47 AM PDT
And if you live in the right place, and want to order something from the right fulfillment center, Sunday delivery is $15.99.

It still doesn't make them count as regular business days. One-Day and Two-Day day counts exclude weekends and holidays whether or not delivery is offered on those days at an additional cost or no additional cost.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 27, 2012 11:47:28 AM PDT
Mike says:
The only stuff I've seen for Sunday was like houseware stuff I'm going to guess that's On-trac? Being in Connecticut I can't figure out where they would be shipping from.

I'm just saying when I had my prime trial I saw no $8.99 prime for Saturday It was Free shipping saver, Free prime 2 day and $3.99 For next day

Now I'm seeing the same but $8.99 for Saturday and the others stayed the same. I'm not sure if it changed based on me having my full prime membership now for almost 3 months or this is a change that everyone sees or they target by your computer IP/email

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 27, 2012 12:24:18 PM PDT
It's the same for everyone.

Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays don't count as shipping days. They have always been separate. Prime members get a discount on them, but they're not part of the 1-Day/2-Day issue.

So for an order placed on Thursday night or Friday morning, 1-Day is Monday, 2-Day is Tuesday. *IF* Saturday or Sunday are available, that's separate. Tuesday is still 2-Day, and Monday is still 1-Day even if Saturday or Sunday options are available.

Posted on Sep 7, 2012 11:32:35 AM PDT
D. Ryder says:
I've seen Saturday deliver listed as $3.99 in the past but I just went to order a book and it listed two 1-day options, Monday for $3.99 or Saturday for $8.99.

This is the first time seeing that.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 7, 2012 11:59:15 AM PDT
Mike says:
Yep I saw that last week when I placed an order.

Posted on Sep 7, 2012 2:16:01 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 5, 2012 11:02:49 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 12, 2012 2:26:12 PM PDT
DisplacedMic says:
yes - because people complain about having to pay for things that SHOULD cost more.

Posted on Oct 12, 2012 12:50:09 AM PDT
Andy Pham says:
I had some 1-day Sat deliveries for $3.99, but now it shows $8.99 and tax in CA (I know ;))
I'm considering of dropping the Prime membership.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 12, 2012 11:00:57 AM PDT
Pureburn says:
False - I've ordered 20+ items early on Fridays and paid $3.99 for one day delivery to be delivered Saturday and received the item Saturday.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 12, 2012 11:38:11 AM PDT
DisplacedMic says:
Seconded. In fact, recently have I noticed the fee for Saturday. That's what lead to me searching for and discovering this thread as a matter of fact. While I'm sure there has always been some items that cost extra for Saturday delivery, it seems to me at least anecdotally that they are now charging this for most items.

Posted on Oct 12, 2012 11:39:00 AM PDT
DisplacedMic says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 12, 2012 2:03:35 PM PDT
Mike says:
I've ordered items at like 4:30 AM and I have no other option but Saturday or Monday for delivery dates.

Posted on Oct 18, 2012 10:29:15 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 19, 2012 1:27:44 PM PDT
Joel says:
Also a Prime member. I guess I'll have to wait and see, but I just ordered a new Kindle (10/18, Thursday) and my estimated delivery date is 10/20, Saturday.

Well, my estimated delivery date changed. My Kindle was delivered on 10/19. Why? I don't know. I'm just going to say, "Thank you, Amazon" and leave it at that.

Posted on Nov 1, 2012 7:49:41 AM PDT
joelo says:
Just ordered an electric toothbrush, have amazon prime and its showing saturday delivery for free 2 day shipping. I'm not complaining :)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 1, 2012 8:09:24 AM PDT
DisplacedMic says:
yep - 2 day seems to fall on sat. but overnight costs extra for sat delivery

Posted on Nov 3, 2012 1:35:28 AM PDT
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Posted on Nov 29, 2012 12:58:59 PM PST
Boz says:
Folks, If I ordered Items on Early Thursday, unless they had weather or stock problems, Saturday was always part of the 2nd day shipping and I use to get stuff all the time on Saturdays. Something is not right here!!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 6:01:37 PM PST
I used to go to this little ice cream shop where they usually put two cherries instead of just one on my Sundae (even though the menu clearly showed only one), and I got used to that. Now they don't. Something is not right here!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2012 4:05:08 AM PST
DisplacedMic says:
Yes, to my knowledge this is only currently affecting 1 day shipping, in other words if you order something on Friday it is now $9 to have it delivered on Saturday.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2012 4:08:48 AM PST
DisplacedMic says:
Your point is not lost on me. However, I think a better analogy would be if you were buying that sundae at a dining club to whom you paid membership dues. If that extra cherry was a large part of why you chose to be part of their organization perhaps you would no longer find your club dues cost effective if they cut the cherry ration in half.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2012 4:10:54 AM PST
DisplacedMic says:
Additionally, I suspect that Boz was suggesting that people are mistaken about Saturday delivery costing more as opposed to whinging about it.
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