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Initial post: May 30, 2013 9:28:46 PM PDT
jp7395 says:
I just started the free trial for Amazon Prime and I added a book to my cart. When I went to checkout, it says that shipping and handling is $3.99. Isn't it supposed to be free?

In reply to an earlier post on May 30, 2013 9:31:13 PM PDT
Are you buying from Amazon or an Amazon seller?

In reply to an earlier post on May 30, 2013 9:31:38 PM PDT
R. Wilde says:
It sounds like you're trying to BUY the book, not BORROW it from the KOLL (Kindle Owners Lending Library). To borrow it, you'll need to get it from your Kindle itself, not your PC.

Instructions on how to borrow from your Kindle can be found at:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000739811

In reply to an earlier post on May 30, 2013 9:34:11 PM PDT
I thought he was talking about a paper book since he put it in his cart.

Posted on May 30, 2013 9:35:06 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 30, 2013 9:35:24 PM PDT
jp7395 says:
An Amazon seller. Can you not receive free shipping when buying something from an Amazon seller? And yes, it is a paper book.

In reply to an earlier post on May 30, 2013 9:41:03 PM PDT
No, only if the item is marked Prime.

The Amazon sellers get the s&h

Posted on May 30, 2013 9:42:19 PM PDT
jp7395 says:
So items marked Prime can only be eligible for free shipping in the free trial? That stinks. Thank you for the info.

Posted on May 30, 2013 9:45:44 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 30, 2013 9:46:05 PM PDT
Items totaling over $25 sold by Amazon or fulfilled by Amazon are eligible for free "super-saver" shipping. You do not have to be a Prime subscriber to take advantage of the "regular" free shipping. With Amazon Prime, items that are "Prime eligible" ship by "2 day" shipping for free and will be marked as eligible for Amazon Prime near the item's price on the product page.

In reply to an earlier post on May 30, 2013 9:49:26 PM PDT
Artist says:
What? If they are Prime eligible, they ship free during the period you have Prime, whether it's the trial period of not. No items that you buy from marketplace sellers are ever Prime eligible.

In reply to an earlier post on May 30, 2013 10:30:49 PM PDT
" No items that you buy from marketplace sellers are ever Prime eligible."

Actually, they can be "Fulfilled by Amazon" and eligible for Prime shipping. I sell a bit on Amazon and looked into it, but it wasn't for me. More info (if you're interested)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=help_search_1-3?ie=UTF8&nodeId=106096011&qid=1369978239&sr=1-3

In reply to an earlier post on May 30, 2013 10:50:17 PM PDT
Artist says:
I meant that if you click on the other options to buy (and don't buy from a main Amazon product page), they won't be Prime eligible, since they're not fulfilled by Amazon. Thanks for making that clearer, though.

I only buy items sold and fulfilled by Amazon or items that are sold by other sellers but fulfilled by Amazon.

In reply to an earlier post on May 30, 2013 11:04:07 PM PDT
Just to be clear, you can still click on "used" and "refurbished" items (off of the "Main product page") and find items from 3rd party marketplace sellers that are fulfilled by Amazon and Prime eligible.

In reply to an earlier post on May 30, 2013 11:18:35 PM PDT
Artist says:
I didn't know that. Thanks for the info!

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2013 5:51:29 AM PDT
When you say "just", is it possible that the trial membership simply hadn't "kicked in" yet?

Or, my other thought was that, while the e-book of that title might be on the KOLL borrowing list, the *physical* version of the book may NOT be on the Prime-shipping-eligible list.

There is a difference.

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2013 6:25:36 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 31, 2013 6:25:57 AM PDT
Dog Lover says:
Just to clarify: You do realize that it is the "Prime Membership" that is a free trial, right? That doesn't imply that things you buy during that period are free - just the membership. If you do not cancel before the period is over, you will be charged for that membership. I don't know whether or not you get a warning about that as the trial period nears its end.

DL

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2013 3:55:53 PM PDT
R. Wilde says:
That makes sense. I guess my brain didn't process that (or the S&H reference) since this is the Kindle board.
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