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Prime Members BEWARE,
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This review is from: Amazon.com Gift Cards (Paper Gift Certificate)
I am a dedicated Amazon.com shopper, and, am almost always happy. That being said, please note the top of the page should you be an Amazon Prime member. I NEVER thought that Gift Cards from Amazon.com would be subject to additional shipping and handling... The charge to me for two cards? Over $13.
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Initial post: Dec 19, 2008 11:01:46 PM PST
Posted on Jan 2, 2009 5:35:51 PM PST
Weird. I just added one to my cart and the checkout page said this:
Shipping & Handling: $0.00
Total Before Tax: $100.00
Estimated Tax:* $0.00
Order Total: $100.00
You got free shipping!
I'm not an Amazon prime member, not sure why you got hit with shipping. Are you in the USA?
Posted on Jan 2, 2009 11:55:46 PM PST
Twilight Poppy says:
Amazon has several check points through out the purchase process to verify your sale, including, tax, shipping, etc.
Your shipping charges are excessive, but all you had to do was NOT BUY IT. NO ONE FORCED YOU to CLICK your mouse.
Posted on Jan 3, 2009 5:19:18 PM PST
i, too, bought a couple of Amazon gift cards for Christmas gifts and the recipients were thrilled. The difference was that i bought them from a gift card kiosk at a local grocery store. The store personnel activated them in front of me so there were no glitches or shipping delays/charges. I just lucked out - it never would have occurred to me to check reviews on gift cards from Amazon. I just stopped to look at the gift card display in the store and was pleasantly surprised to find Amazon cards as one of the choices. It's ironic that the whole joy of the Amazon shipping experience for me is the online ease and fast, efficient delivery and that's the very thing that caused so much frustration for so many people this holiday. Now, I'm inclined to wonder about some of their electronic systems. I subscribe to video on demand for one particular TV show that I am not able to see in real time (don't own a TiVo). It's a big $1.89 a week and one week I got an email telling me that my debit card was declined. Threw me into a panic, I talked to my bank and my account was ok. Turns out it was a computer problem with Amazon. I've never had a problem with ordering or shipping actual merchandise. In fact, shipments routinely arrive before they're scheduled, so this kind of thing is surprising. I hope they work out their problems..
Posted on Jan 3, 2009 9:37:34 PM PST
I've ordered Amazon gift cards before, both actual gift cards that were mailed to me and electronic codes that were e-mailed to me. I was never charged any additional fees. I would actually e-mail them and ask why.
Posted on Jan 23, 2009 3:49:14 PM PST
Reina Sanchez says:
Perhaps, you forgot to select free shipping?
Posted on Jan 27, 2009 10:57:10 AM PST
H. Seelke says:
I think someone is bitter they forgot to check free shipping. Besides, wouldn't you have noticted the extra charge *before* you hit buy?
Posted on Feb 11, 2009 7:50:48 AM PST
James Hite says:
Ya that's bad business. There are a few people trying to blame this person for not clicking free shipping.
1. The software Amazon is using should automatically chose free shipping on a gift card, (with the options of overnight, etc. shipping being more)
2. Even if they are made to chose whether they "want" to be charged for shipping... $13 for two cards??? Come on...
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 27, 2009 8:25:47 AM PST
S. Burton says:
Right you are, James Hite. Prime members don't have to click on "Free Shipping." It's automatic. I can understand how you could miss that if you're in a hurry and not expecting it. Just shows you always have to beware and sometimes they get ya anyway.
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Posted on Aug 28, 2009 1:30:58 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 28, 2009 1:31:23 PM PDT
Amazon Gift Cards Team says:
Amazon gift cards are now prime eligible, allowing Prime customers to enjoy FREE two-day shipping.
As always, standard shipping is FREE for all customers.