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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 Jet.com 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
To: TechTalk@groups.io
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.

Gerald



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

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


Matt.from.florida@...


-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Canazzi [mailto:aa2vm@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 9:55 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
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.

Gerald



From: Loy
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 8:42 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
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
another."
----- Original Message -----
From: Matt
To: TechTalk@groups.io
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







Matt.from.florida@...



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





Yikes! Imagine my horror when I visited Amazon.com 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!!



Gerald




















passwording a word file

A.Mac
 

hi all, i use to password my m.s office files.
but now i havent got m.s office is there another free word doc that will let me password the file please.
tanks for your time in advance.

--
Later
A.Mac
[all out going mail is scanned by avira]


Re: webvisum ug this is so stupid!

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,

Someone in this thread commented that Webvisum might finally be broken. I have Firefox 45.04 as my primary and it won't work there. I also have Firefox 44.0 portable and with configuration it still works there. I have it set to log in on Firefox launch and it logged in as expected. So the status of Webvisum is still unbroken.

On 2/23/2016 12:58 PM, Carlos wrote:
So just to clarify, did you use the invitation I sent you to register? Based on your description it is not clear.
----- Original Message -----
From: Kimsan
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 12:38 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] webvisum ug this is so stupid!


Mike b hooked me up with a version of ff, so I went to webvisum.com requested an invite and confirmed my account.

I went to the web visum submenu to log in and after I entered my user name an password it said bad username or password. Lol, I know I typed it in correctly!

Under about:config I also have it set to false for xpinstall.signatures.required.

What the heck is going on?



Re: Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Carolyn Arnold
 

One of our card players is a member, and so we get together and put in a big order on one of our credit cards on her account. Then everyone pays off whoever's card it is, we all get our stuff and are happy campers.

Not long ago, she lost her credit cards, and got them replaced, but had lost her holder. So I brought her one of those metal ones. She asked how much she owed me, and I told her as much as she did for all of us, I still owed her! That way we all get along pretty well.

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: Cristóbal [mailto:crismunoz54@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 2:59 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Prime does pay for itself if you order enough. Not to mention all the other services included. They'll probably eventually raise it to the point where if you don't subscribe, it's because you prefer to pay for shipping.
I more often than not opt for the no rush shipping which gives me anywhere from 1 to 6 bucks credit on digital purchases or pantry. That, and the few times where my package has missed its garranteed delivery date, I've gotten a month's extension on my Prime subscription or even a full product refund.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 11:44 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49


Better yet, Target.com still has a minimum order size of only $25 to qualify
for free shipping. So eat your heart out, Jeff!!! Maybe once you start
losing customers in droves, you'll get the message.

Gerald



-----Original Message-----
From: Cristóbal
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 2:13 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

You could always give Jet.com 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
To: TechTalk@groups.io
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.

Gerald



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

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


Matt.from.florida@...


-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Canazzi [mailto:aa2vm@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 9:55 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
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.

Gerald



From: Loy
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 8:42 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
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
another."
----- Original Message -----
From: Matt
To: TechTalk@groups.io
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







Matt.from.florida@...



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





Yikes! Imagine my horror when I visited Amazon.com 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!!



Gerald







Re: Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Cristóbal
 

Yes, but wouldn't that be the case for pretty much any online purchase with delivery? Don't think this scenario is exclusive to Amazon.
My wife sells on Amazon and she more often than not includes signature confirmation. It adds something like $1.50 to the cost of shipping, but she either bakes it into the price or just views it as the cost of shipping in general. She always does it when the destination address is a freight forwarder or an apartment number. Better to pay the extra $1.00 than to have to issue a refund for a lost or stolen package.
There's not much really you can do I guess since it's not like a lot of Amazon or online purchases offer signature confirmation during checkout.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 12:13 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49


But even signing up with Amazon Prime will not guarantee that your order is
delivered directly to your door and not left in a public area where it could
be stolen. When you are paying a $99 a year premium to insure free shipping
on every order regardless of size, Amazon has a responsibility to insure
that it is delivered to your door.

Gerald



-----Original Message-----
From: Cristóbal
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 2:58 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Prime does pay for itself if you order enough. Not to mention all the other
services included. They'll probably eventually raise it to the point where
if you don't subscribe, it's because you prefer to pay for shipping.
I more often than not opt for the no rush shipping which gives me anywhere
from 1 to 6 bucks credit on digital purchases or pantry. That, and the few
times where my package has missed its garranteed delivery date, I've gotten
a month's extension on my Prime subscription or even a full product refund.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 11:44 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49


Better yet, Target.com still has a minimum order size of only $25 to qualify
for free shipping. So eat your heart out, Jeff!!! Maybe once you start
losing customers in droves, you'll get the message.

Gerald



-----Original Message-----
From: Cristóbal
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 2:13 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

You could always give Jet.com 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
To: TechTalk@groups.io
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.

Gerald



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

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


Matt.from.florida@...


-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Canazzi [mailto:aa2vm@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 9:55 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
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.

Gerald



From: Loy
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 8:42 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
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
another."
----- Original Message -----
From: Matt
To: TechTalk@groups.io
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







Matt.from.florida@...



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





Yikes! Imagine my horror when I visited Amazon.com 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!!



Gerald







Re: Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Carolyn Arnold
 

The free shipping threshold used to be $35.

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: Cristóbal [mailto:crismunoz54@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 2:14 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

You could always give Jet.com 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
To: TechTalk@groups.io
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.

Gerald



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

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


Matt.from.florida@...


-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Canazzi [mailto:aa2vm@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 9:55 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
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.

Gerald



From: Loy
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 8:42 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
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
another."
----- Original Message -----
From: Matt
To: TechTalk@groups.io
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







Matt.from.florida@...



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





Yikes! Imagine my horror when I visited Amazon.com 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!!



Gerald







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christopher hallsworth <challsworth2@...>
 

1Password from
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Re: Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Kimsan <kimsansong@...>
 

I think it's 50 for free shipping.

I also believe they have it to where one price free shipping if you pay yearly. Don't quote me on the latter...

-----Original Message-----
From: Matt [mailto:matt.from.florida@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 12:10 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

I not a big target fan at all I don't shop at target at all! I do shop at wall mart but don't remember what the amount is for free shipping. Then I also shop amazon and have amazon prime. I also shop Home depot and Lowes and Walgreens. Sometimes CVS but usually not there except for my prescription drugs.


Matt.from.florida@...

-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 2:44 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49


Better yet, Target.com still has a minimum order size of only $25 to qualify for free shipping. So eat your heart out, Jeff!!! Maybe once you start losing customers in droves, you'll get the message.

Gerald



-----Original Message-----
From: Cristóbal
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 2:13 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

You could always give Jet.com 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
To: TechTalk@groups.io
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.

Gerald



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

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


Matt.from.florida@...


-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Canazzi [mailto:aa2vm@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 9:55 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
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.

Gerald



From: Loy
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 8:42 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
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
another."
----- Original Message -----
From: Matt
To: TechTalk@groups.io
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







Matt.from.florida@...



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





Yikes! Imagine my horror when I visited Amazon.com 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!!



Gerald







Re: Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Matt
 

Yes that might be true where you are at ! I like I say don't live in a big city or even a town.
I live way out in the country side on 9 acres of land.
My mail box is 1000 feet or more from me!


Matt.from.florida@...

-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 3:13 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49


But even signing up with Amazon Prime will not guarantee that your order is delivered directly to your door and not left in a public area where it could be stolen. When you are paying a $99 a year premium to insure free shipping on every order regardless of size, Amazon has a responsibility to insure that it is delivered to your door.

Gerald



-----Original Message-----
From: Cristóbal
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 2:58 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Prime does pay for itself if you order enough. Not to mention all the other services included. They'll probably eventually raise it to the point where if you don't subscribe, it's because you prefer to pay for shipping.
I more often than not opt for the no rush shipping which gives me anywhere from 1 to 6 bucks credit on digital purchases or pantry. That, and the few times where my package has missed its garranteed delivery date, I've gotten a month's extension on my Prime subscription or even a full product refund.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 11:44 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49


Better yet, Target.com still has a minimum order size of only $25 to qualify for free shipping. So eat your heart out, Jeff!!! Maybe once you start losing customers in droves, you'll get the message.

Gerald



-----Original Message-----
From: Cristóbal
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 2:13 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

You could always give Jet.com 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
To: TechTalk@groups.io
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.

Gerald



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

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


Matt.from.florida@...


-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Canazzi [mailto:aa2vm@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 9:55 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
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.

Gerald



From: Loy
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 8:42 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
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
another."
----- Original Message -----
From: Matt
To: TechTalk@groups.io
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







Matt.from.florida@...



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





Yikes! Imagine my horror when I visited Amazon.com 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!!



Gerald







Re: Changing landline to wireless.

Kimsan <kimsansong@...>
 

Huh?

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold [mailto:4carolyna@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 11:56 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Changing landline to wireless.

Some bright person on the list gave me fair warning, that it would not be
like I was thinking to make the change from the land line to my wireless
phone. How right she was! Bottom line, it wasn't worth it.

Best from,

Carolyn


Re: Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Matt
 

Yes know that! That is if you do the free shipping. So far where I am at it is usually the USPS or UPS or FedEx.
I was just saying I prefer UPS or FedEx over USPS but don't have a big problem with USPS.
But now realize I don't live in a big city or even a town . I live way out in the country on 9 acres of land.


Matt.from.florida@...

-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 1:55 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
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.

Gerald



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

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


Matt.from.florida@...


-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Canazzi [mailto:aa2vm@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 9:55 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
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.

Gerald



From: Loy
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 8:42 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
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
another."
----- Original Message -----
From: Matt
To: TechTalk@groups.io
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







Matt.from.florida@...



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





Yikes! Imagine my horror when I visited Amazon.com 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!!



Gerald







Re: Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Gerald Levy
 

But even signing up with Amazon Prime will not guarantee that your order is delivered directly to your door and not left in a public area where it could be stolen. When you are paying a $99 a year premium to insure free shipping on every order regardless of size, Amazon has a responsibility to insure that it is delivered to your door.

Gerald

-----Original Message-----
From: Cristóbal
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 2:58 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Prime does pay for itself if you order enough. Not to mention all the other services included. They'll probably eventually raise it to the point where if you don't subscribe, it's because you prefer to pay for shipping.
I more often than not opt for the no rush shipping which gives me anywhere from 1 to 6 bucks credit on digital purchases or pantry. That, and the few times where my package has missed its garranteed delivery date, I've gotten a month's extension on my Prime subscription or even a full product refund.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 11:44 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49


Better yet, Target.com still has a minimum order size of only $25 to qualify
for free shipping. So eat your heart out, Jeff!!! Maybe once you start
losing customers in droves, you'll get the message.

Gerald



-----Original Message-----
From: Cristóbal
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 2:13 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

You could always give Jet.com 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
To: TechTalk@groups.io
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.

Gerald



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

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


Matt.from.florida@...


-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Canazzi [mailto:aa2vm@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 9:55 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
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.

Gerald



From: Loy
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 8:42 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
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
another."
----- Original Message -----
From: Matt
To: TechTalk@groups.io
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







Matt.from.florida@...



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





Yikes! Imagine my horror when I visited Amazon.com 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!!



Gerald







Re: Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Rob <captinlogic@...>
 

Cristóbal <crismunoz54@...> wrote:


You could always give Jet.com a spin. Can't recall the free shipping threshold though.
I was under the impression that jet.com wasn't terribly accessible. And in addition that they don't have very good prices.


Re: Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Matt
 

I not a big target fan at all I don't shop at target at all! I do shop at wall mart but don't remember what the amount is for free shipping. Then I also shop amazon and have amazon prime. I also shop Home depot and Lowes and Walgreens. Sometimes CVS but usually not there except for my prescription drugs.


Matt.from.florida@...

-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 2:44 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49


Better yet, Target.com still has a minimum order size of only $25 to qualify for free shipping. So eat your heart out, Jeff!!! Maybe once you start losing customers in droves, you'll get the message.

Gerald



-----Original Message-----
From: Cristóbal
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 2:13 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

You could always give Jet.com 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
To: TechTalk@groups.io
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.

Gerald



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

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


Matt.from.florida@...


-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Canazzi [mailto:aa2vm@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 9:55 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
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.

Gerald



From: Loy
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 8:42 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
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
another."
----- Original Message -----
From: Matt
To: TechTalk@groups.io
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







Matt.from.florida@...



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





Yikes! Imagine my horror when I visited Amazon.com 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!!



Gerald







Re: Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Cristóbal
 

Prime does pay for itself if you order enough. Not to mention all the other services included. They'll probably eventually raise it to the point where if you don't subscribe, it's because you prefer to pay for shipping.
I more often than not opt for the no rush shipping which gives me anywhere from 1 to 6 bucks credit on digital purchases or pantry. That, and the few times where my package has missed its garranteed delivery date, I've gotten a month's extension on my Prime subscription or even a full product refund.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 11:44 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49


Better yet, Target.com still has a minimum order size of only $25 to qualify
for free shipping. So eat your heart out, Jeff!!! Maybe once you start
losing customers in droves, you'll get the message.

Gerald



-----Original Message-----
From: Cristóbal
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 2:13 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

You could always give Jet.com 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
To: TechTalk@groups.io
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.

Gerald



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

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


Matt.from.florida@...


-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Canazzi [mailto:aa2vm@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 9:55 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
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.

Gerald



From: Loy
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 8:42 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
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
another."
----- Original Message -----
From: Matt
To: TechTalk@groups.io
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







Matt.from.florida@...



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





Yikes! Imagine my horror when I visited Amazon.com 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!!



Gerald







Re: jaws links?

christopher hallsworth <challsworth2@...>
 

Try displaying your messages in either original or simple HTML views. You can find this all under view > message body as.

On 23 Feb 2016, at 09:48, Billy Inglis <william.inglis72@...> wrote:

hi guys, I'M wondering why links are not showing in Thunderbird mail client?
I'm using jaws17 and running win10?, billy
--
Billy Inglis



Changing landline to wireless.

Carolyn Arnold
 

Some bright person on the list gave me fair warning, that it would not be
like I was thinking to make the change from the land line to my wireless
phone. How right she was! Bottom line, it wasn't worth it.

Best from,

Carolyn


Re: Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Gerald Levy
 

Better yet, Target.com still has a minimum order size of only $25 to qualify for free shipping. So eat your heart out, Jeff!!! Maybe once you start losing customers in droves, you'll get the message.

Gerald

-----Original Message-----
From: Cristóbal
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 2:13 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

You could always give Jet.com 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
To: TechTalk@groups.io
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.

Gerald



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

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


Matt.from.florida@...


-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Canazzi [mailto:aa2vm@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 9:55 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
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.

Gerald



From: Loy
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 8:42 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
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
another."
----- Original Message -----
From: Matt
To: TechTalk@groups.io
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







Matt.from.florida@...



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





Yikes! Imagine my horror when I visited Amazon.com 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!!



Gerald







Re: Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Cristóbal
 

You could always give Jet.com 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
To: TechTalk@groups.io
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.

Gerald



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

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


Matt.from.florida@...


-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Canazzi [mailto:aa2vm@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 9:55 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
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.

Gerald



From: Loy
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 8:42 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
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
another."
----- Original Message -----
From: Matt
To: TechTalk@groups.io
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







Matt.from.florida@...



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





Yikes! Imagine my horror when I visited Amazon.com 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!!



Gerald







Re: webvisum ug this is so stupid!

Kimsan <kimsansong@...>
 

I should’ve mentioned which I obviously forgot but the other times I was trying to get webvisum to work, each time I did restart, I just forgot to note that in my response.

 

No clue why it worked this go around but forget it, its working now and thanks to everyone who has responded.

 

From: Gene [mailto:gsasner@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 10:48 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] webvisum ug this is so stupid!

 

Restarting Firefox should be done whenever installing an add on unless you see information indicating that no restart is required. 

It may prevent problems, takes little time and is often necessary. 

 

My previous message is no longer needed to work on the problem but this one may save people problems.

 

Gene

----- Original Message -----

From: Kimsan

Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 12:40 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] webvisum ug this is so stupid!

 

Ok boss.

 

At the jump, xpinstall.signatures.required.

Was set to false. I did everything we talked about relating to accepting the invitation, confirming the account, and verified it that I can log in on the web but couldn’t via the menues.

So what the hell, I just thought I would change it to true to see if it would work, no.

Then I changed it back to false, and restarted firefox.

I was then able to log in.

Weird.

All good though.

Thanks.

 

 

From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 10:31 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] webvisum ug this is so stupid!

 

I'm not sure then.  Make sure to check the case of your password as well.  I don't remember if it is case sensitive.

----- Original Message -----

From: Kimsan

Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 1:24 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] webvisum ug this is so stupid!

 

Got and clicked the link to verify my account which it said it was confirmed.

 

From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 10:22 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] webvisum ug this is so stupid!

 

It was many years ago that I registered so I don't remember, but perhaps they send you one of those confirmation Emails where you have to click on a link to verify/activate the account.

----- Original Message -----

From: Kimsan

Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 1:17 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] webvisum ug this is so stupid!

 

Yes.

Lol my bad

 

From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 9:59 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] webvisum ug this is so stupid!

 

So just to clarify, did you use the invitation I sent you to register?  Based on your description it is not clear.

----- Original Message -----

From: Kimsan

Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 12:38 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] webvisum ug this is so stupid!

 

Mike b hooked me up with a version of ff, so I went to webvisum.com requested an invite and confirmed my account.

I went to the web visum submenu to log in and after I entered my user name an password it said bad username or password. Lol, I know I typed it in correctly!

Under about:config I also have it set to false for  xpinstall.signatures.required.

What the heck is going on?

 

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