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Doubled the price of my s& s


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Initial post: Jan 27, 2013, 11:24:43 AM PST
Gina says:
I had a s&s for 3 bags of iams large dog food 30 lbs for 27.25. ThAt was a little better than walmart and i liked knowing it would arrive automatically. I just got the email that it wAs shipped at 55$ per bag! When i requested that the price it was at when i placed the order be honored i was told no due to market conditions. Except NOBODY else sells it at that price. Even amazon doesnt anymore. I guess the idea is to jack up the price when the orders ships. Bait and switch big time! I am really disappointed in amazon.

Posted on Jan 27, 2013, 3:06:37 PM PST
V. Wiedemann says:
Have you called Amazon customer service? This forum is not the place to get help - customer service IS the place! The phone number is 1-866-216-1072

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 30, 2013, 9:06:18 PM PST
Gina says:
I actually did and waS told he couldnt help me. However i tried again and this time they came through for me. I will not do s&s until they change the policy of being able to change the price on me but at least i will still order if i see a good price.

Posted on Feb 1, 2013, 5:43:54 AM PST
I canceled my s&s's too because of this kind of problem. While customer service can help, having a fluctuating price is a hassle/risk I'd rather do without.

Posted on Feb 4, 2013, 6:42:23 AM PST
I think you get notice when S & S items will ship, with ability to cancel/change if you want. Can anyone verify? However, you do need to keep on top of it. The trick is to need enough S & S items shipping on same date to make it worth the hassle and be eligible for free shipping. I'm trying to find enough S & S items to qualify for the 'it's worth the bother' list! I've noticed Wal-Mart changing prices, on some items we use, to match Amazon to the penny. But if you have a coupon, you can save at WM. Delivery to the door is nice, but if you go to WM anyway ... just sayin'. Wealthy folks need not bother!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 6, 2013, 5:46:47 PM PST
AdminDiva says:
Even if you have a bunch of items , if the price is double what you can get at wm the free shipping will not be worth it. I can go to my local grocery and even their over price price is not as bad as i got charged from amazon price increase. I will still order if i see a good price its the s&s that i will not do again.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 6, 2013, 11:43:40 PM PST
Yes, they do send an email before shipping. For someone who keeps a close eye on their email, s/s might be okay.

Posted on Feb 9, 2013, 8:17:19 AM PST
Gina says:
But doesnt that defeat the purpose of the s&s? What happened to the save part? If you get a 5% discount but the base price is double what you can pick up at your local store?

Posted on Feb 9, 2013, 6:50:47 PM PST
Kay says:
When I started with S&S, discount was 15%. That made it worth it, even if the price fluctuated a little. 5% is hardly worth my time. Most items I received by S&S, I have cancelled.

Posted on Feb 13, 2013, 7:49:39 PM PST
I hope that I won't be disappointed with the ship and save programs. From what I have been reading - it sounds discouraging. Guess that I will wait and see...

Posted on Feb 14, 2013, 7:25:51 AM PST
5hoops says:
I'm sorry that happened to you; however, the price of my S&S items went DOWN due to market conditions. Unfortunately the price drop was not as severe as your price increase, but it is nice to know it works both ways.

Posted on Feb 15, 2013, 5:26:17 AM PST
CRIPPLE KING says:
If all you want is free shipping than become a prime member. There are many other benefits to being a prime member also. And if the price goes up, because you missed your Email you can send it back. You should pay more attention to your Emails, I'm sure nobody misses a bleep or ring from facebook..... Just saying.........

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2013, 10:47:16 AM PST
You are correct, you get an email about 7-10 days prior to your shipment so you can tell Amazon if you want to cancel, skip or change any of your order. The email gives you the previous months total $$ amount of that shipment, each item price and any changes in that price whether it has gone up or down as well as what the current shipment will cost you in total. I just got two emails from Amazon on both of the items that I have been getting monthly for almost 8 months now. Luckily I have not had any price hikes in my products since I started, mine have either stayed the same or gone down in price, sorry to hear that some people have not been so fortunate. I am sure I am not the only person who gets the emails telling me when my products are shipping so I would just tell everyone to watch your Amazon emails carefully so you don't run into the same situation as some of these other people have. I know all of us that use Amazon for quite a bit of our shopping/shipping needs have signed up for several email alerts with them, for whatever you are waiting for or interested in, and I know I get a lot of emails from Amazon but that just means that we should just pay closer attention to what they are about before hitting the delete button. Happy Shopping!!

Posted on Feb 17, 2013, 8:51:34 AM PST
loves a deal says:
The value of S&S may depend on where you live and work. Some of my items are not available locally on a regular basis, and in the case of one item I can't get it locally, period. Wal-Mart (whose grocery variety has dropped significantly, so I don't go there for groceries much) is in the opposite direction of my job from home. Target is an extra 40 minutes of driving after work unless I'm willing to pay $2.50 in tolls.

Posted on Feb 17, 2013, 11:16:06 AM PST
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