Re: Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Ron Canazzi

Hi Group,

I always hear about how terrible the US Postal Service is--mostly from
our controlled media. I can honestly say that I have never had a bad
incident with USPS--even with the unbelievable budget cuts and
burdensome pension requirements. The worst thing that ever happened to
me with USPS was a ring of mailbox thieves which disrupted service in my
local area last year. This could also be due to the lack of postal
inspectors stemming directly from budget reconciliation agreements of
the past few years.

On 2/23/2016 2:13 PM, Cristóbal wrote:
You could always give a spin. Can't recall the free shipping threshold though.
We're Prime members, so this doesn't affect us, but I can see how it may impact those on a tighter budget. Previously, I would have suggested going in with someone else to off-set the Prime cost, but with Amazon making changes to their Prime terms last year, it's not that simple anymore.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 10:55 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

But with Amazon, you have no control over which shipping carrier they will
choose for your order. It could be UPS or USPS or Fedex or one of those
fly-by-night smaller outfits like Laser Ship or A1 International. And if
they split up your order into two or more shipments, they may use different
carriers for each one.


-----Original Message-----
From: Matt
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 1:47 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

I take where I am at UPS or FedEx anytime over USPS!


-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Canazzi [mailto:aa2vm@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 9:55 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

privatize privatize privatize; It's always better isn't it?!

On 2/23/2016 8:58 AM, Gerald Levy wrote:
But here’s another dirty little secret about UPS, Fedex and USPS shipping
that you guys may not be aware of. If you live in an apartment
complex,these three delivery carriers will no longer deliver large
packages directly to your door,even if you have paid a pretty penny out of
your own pocket for delivery. Instead, their drivers now usually leave
packages with the super or building manager in the basement or other
central location. The problem with this new policy is that if the super
isn’t around to sign for delivery or place the packages in a secure
location, the driver will simply leave them outside his door where anyone
can walk by and steal them. I have complained numerous times to UPS
customer service about this practice, but to no avail. Whenever I order
stuff that is delivered by UPS or Fedex or the USPS, the driver now always
leaves the package with my super. But if he is not around to sign for
delivery, the driver just leaves the package outside his door where anyone
can walk by and take it for themselves. Fortunately, I have not yet had
one of my deliveries stolen, but I am still very unhappy over this
lackadaisical attitude on the part of these delivery carriers.


From: Loy
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 8:42 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

I don't see how Amazon does the free shipping even at that price. I guess
the shippers give the big shippers a big discount. I sent a 13 pound
package by UPS recently and it cost me $37, much more than the cost of the
contents of the package.
"1 John 4:11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one
----- Original Message -----
From: Matt
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 8:13 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Yes I seen that this morning on the news. I am a prime member so it
might not affect me so much.

But this would not be unusual as things is slowing down on buying
and so you would expect this. I don’t think they had or even thought
of the blind people when doing this . It is just good business sense.
If you not selling as much you cannot afford to cut the price of
shipping or the price of things just go up as people is now not going
to be buying as much. JST


From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 8:00 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Yikes! Imagine my horror when I visited this morning to
discover that they have raised their minimum order size to qualify for
free shipping from $35 to $49 for non-Prime members. This is a whopping
40% increase, and makes it more difficult for those of us blind consumers
who live on limited incomes to now shop there. It’s bad enough that
Amazon keeps tinkering with its web site to the detriment of screen reader
users like us. But now, to add insult to injury, they have now made it
more difficult to get free shipping. A pox on Jeff Bezos and all his
ancestors!!! LOL!!


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