Re: Amazon prime pantry


Bob J
 

Hello Kay,
 
You are exactly right.  The only way around that is to do a search on Amazon for a variation of that particular item outside of the Prime Pantry.  If you find a similar, substitute item from Amazon, you should be able to order that item with free, 2-day shipping.
 
hth
Bob
 
 

Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 12:36 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon prime pantry

Hi Bob,
The problem is that I have not figured out how to buy something that is listed as prime pantry as not a prime pantry item.  Even after you click on it you have know choice but to buy it as a prime pantry item.
Kay Malmquist
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From: Bob J
Sent: Sunday, December 03, 2017 10:07 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon prime pantry

Hello Kay,
 
If you are an Amazon Prime member, you should be able to order, outside of the Prime Pantry, any one item or any number of any item and get free, 2-day delivery regardless of the cost of any one or more items in that order.  This is true for items sold by or fulfilled by Amazon.  Some so-called market place, third-party vendors do not follow those guidelines.
 
Orders from the Prime Pantry ordinarily require a shipping charge of $ 5.99 for each pantry box even if the box contains only one small, inexpensive item for the order.
 
Very recently, it seems that Amazon has made some changes to their shipping charges for pantry boxes.  Now, it seems, that you can order any number of Prime Pantry items and pay only one $ 5.99 shipping charge for that order.  In addition, you can subscribe to a Prime Pantry membership and get free shipping on Prime Pantry orders totaling $ 40.00 or more.  It is still not clear to me if the Prime Pantry membership costs $ 5.99 or $ 4.99 per month which, of course, they will charge to your account every month whether or not you place any Prime Pantry orders during that month.  For me, I rarely place any order for any where near $ 40.00 for Prime Pantry items, so, it is very unlikely that I will subscribe to a Prime Pantry membership!

hth
 
Bob
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sent: Sunday, December 03, 2017 6:10 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon prime pantry

Hey Michael,
Thanks for the help.  You are probably quite right and I should just call Amazon.  Take care.
 
Kay Malmquist
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Sent: Sunday, December 03, 2017 4:12 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon prime pantry

 

I don’t really understand the Prime Pantry myself and have experienced many of the same things that you have mentioned. However, if you wish to purchase a Prime Pantry item without doing it as a PP item, then you will find the same     item else in the search results at a higher price. The item may or may not be marked as a Prime item, meaning that it qualifies for the Free 2-day shipping, which hardly ever happens anymore. In other words, you cannot purchase a Prime Pantry item for the great price that is quoted for the item without buying a box full of stuff. If you wish to speak to someone who would know, I would call the Amazon disability Customer Service line at 888-283-1678.

 

I purchased an item on Friday that was a Prime shipping item, but it said that I would not receive it until Wednesday of next week. Since the US Postal Service Is now delivering Amazon items on Sundays, that calculates into about 5 days for delivery.

 

Michael

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Kay Malmquist
Sent: Sunday, December 03, 2017 10:35 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Amazon prime pantry

 

I am really not sure where to ask these questions, but here goes.  I simply don't understand the prime pantry.  Yes, I understand that you basically buy a box for $5.  now, when you fill it up it goes by percentages.  But as you fill it up it might say you have 3 items left and so you get 3 more items and now it says that you still have 3 more items left and you have started on the next box.  So, you take an item out and you don't have a full box and it might say again that you have 3 more items.  This whole thing just doesn't make sense to me.  Now comes the next problem.  You can only buy one of an item even though more than one would fit in a box and if you do buy more than one, they will add another box even though that one is not full yet.  There is so much I don't get about this service and as of now I find it a supreme pain to use.  Now, for my next question.  If an item is marked as being prime pantry and you only want to buy one thing, is there any way to buy it not as a prime pantry item?  If anyone has any suggestions or can help me out I'd be forever grateful.  Thanks in advance.

 

Kay Malmquist
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