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When did free shipping jump from $25 to $35 ?


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Initial post: Oct 22, 2013 4:59:58 PM PDT
D .Smith says:
When did shipping cost go up had books sitting in cart till I found a few more and saw the amount had changed.

Posted on Oct 22, 2013 5:04:14 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 22, 2013 5:06:58 PM PDT
Old Rocker says:
Monday. First time Amazon has raised the minimum in over ten years.

Edit: corrected from stating today to Monday.

Posted on Oct 22, 2013 5:20:03 PM PDT
D .Smith says:
Hey Old Rocker have not been online for a while nice to see you. I always order E Books anymore but started the Xmas shopping early saw a change and wondered been month or more since I been on amazon surprised they did not do this few years ago. Have you been able to hit up a dinner at Chuy's since you moved .

Posted on Oct 22, 2013 5:54:15 PM PDT
In addition to the rising shipping costs that Amazon must, understandably, pass along to its customers, I wonder if this wasn't done also to make the Prime membership an even more worthwhile investment. I'm assuming that Prime membership still has no minimum for the free 2-day shipping?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 22, 2013 6:06:22 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 22, 2013 6:23:00 PM PDT
Old Rocker says:
Yep. We've been to Chuy's four times since we moved in August. Drat, now my mouth is watering. :(

Posted on Oct 22, 2013 6:24:46 PM PDT
Old Rocker says:
WalMart recently raised their minimums for free shipping. Amazon was following suit. I think eBay made some changes, too, but I'm not 100% positive.

Posted on Oct 22, 2013 8:14:50 PM PDT
D .Smith says:
I'm not surprised by the price hike but this is my feelings only we will see many more changes coming to Amazon in 2014 . Some things can not keep going the way they have been and people should not expect any company in todays world to let things go the way we have seen stuff here lately slide.

They are pushing more to prime when I think about it shipping anything now days is pretty high ticket with xmas coming bet many online and stores up the price to ship they almost have to amazon has been really good about this for a long time. Demon Pumpkin Cat I bet is right about Prime fees maybe not this year but sometime next year that will go up also if people order a lot from Amazon that works out well why drive when it's easy to shop from home.

People get bent out of shape every time a change happens can't stay the same forever and if we see more in the coming year I will not be surprised at all and nobody else should either it will happen in small ways to get customers use to new rules or fees what ever Amazon want's bottom line he is in this to make money. PS Chuy's is this Fridays dinner & drinks yum yum ;+]

Posted on Oct 22, 2013 8:45:09 PM PDT
scoutyjones says:
That's a 40% increase...pretty significant

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 23, 2013 8:17:37 AM PDT
Now that might make me do the leap from my ghetto "feature" phone to a smartphone!

Posted on Oct 23, 2013 8:23:17 AM PDT
Aloysius says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 23, 2013 8:30:22 AM PDT
Mike says:
You're kidding, right, Aloysius? Your question has absolutely nothing to do with this thread.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 23, 2013 8:37:10 AM PDT
King Al says:
Would you rather have seen a 3% increase every year for the last 10 years?

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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 23, 2013 11:04:28 AM PDT
The coverage would be the lynch pin for me -- out here, pretty much ONLY Verizon provides coverage. I had to leave T-Mobile, with whom I'd been perfectly happy for years, because their coverage here is terrible. Almost without exception, everyone here has Verizon.

If it wasn't Verizon, there'd be zero point in me even looking at it.

Posted on Oct 23, 2013 11:29:08 AM PDT
Mary says:
I just switched from a basic phone on verizon to a smart phone on T-Mobile about 5 months ago. Couldn't afford a smart phone on Verizon or I would have stayed. My husband works 40min from home and no T-Mobile service out there so he had to stay on Verizon with his basic phone. Now every place I have traveled from here in NY to like Erie Pa and Philadelphia pa and even Rochester NY I have excellent signal and 4g except out where he works so I don't get why they can't do something out that way. I did ask at sprint and she said no coverage from them where he works either so I guess Verizon has a monopoly on that area. Didn't inquire about AT&T out there as T-Mobile was the best deal for me. Mary

Posted on Oct 23, 2013 11:38:17 AM PDT
Mary says:
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Posted on Oct 23, 2013 11:38:57 AM PDT
Henry Le Nav says:
Alas $35 instead of $25! Oh well I will just wait a little longer and gang up more items, can't see where it will make that much difference. Patience has saved me a lot of money over the years.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 23, 2013 11:41:11 AM PDT
I think that's what they're banking on. :0)

Posted on Oct 23, 2013 12:07:12 PM PDT
CBRetriever says:
I was debating not telling y'all but on amazon.fr:

free for Livres (books), bagages (baggage, messenger bags and purses), chaussures (shoes) et vêtements (clothing) with 3-5 days shipping
15 euros (currently $20.67) and 3-5 days shipping for everything else

as long as they're not from third party sellers

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 23, 2013 12:19:18 PM PDT
Wow... that would be expensive shipping for the everything else category.

Ammy raising the threshold from 25 to 35 really isn't bad, it is still less than other retailers. WalMart is at 50, Target is at 50 ..... both of those offer ways to get free shipping. Walmart still requires that you go INTO a store location to get free shipping on less than 50. Target requires you link your checking account to a Target Debit card to get free shipping.

Neither Walmart or Target offer the same perks that Ammy does that makes Prime so awesome.

Posted on Oct 23, 2013 12:23:25 PM PDT
L. Hill says:
Just a thought...I first signed up for Prime around 2001 - or when it was first offered (think it was about 2001). It was $79. Free shipping was offered for orders over $25. 12 years later, I am still paying $79. FREE shipping is still FREE...even if you have to order more. Yet gas has gone from about $1.50 to over $3.00. SO...I still see Prime as a bargain...and FREE...as FREE! And ScoutyJones - your SHIPPING didn't increase 40%...rather, your ORDER SIZE did! Am I missing something...the FREE shipping...is...still...FREE!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 23, 2013 12:26:46 PM PDT
CBRetriever says:
no, it's the minimum order for free shipping, not the shipping charge - I didn't know books, clothing and handbags were free

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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 23, 2013 12:29:50 PM PDT
Oh..... LOL. <blonde moments>

On that then I would also say... France is a great deal smaller than the US so Shipping isn't going such great distances (shore to shore). Even UPS and USPS have different prices for shipping according to travel distance.
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