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Amazon paying Prime customers for slower delivery.
Posted by C on 12/9 at 8:58 pm
Pretty awesome, IMO. I'm glad I'm doing my shopping early enough to take advantage of this. For those that don't know, 2 day shipping is free for Prime members for most things. You can choose 3-5 day shipping and receive $3 movie/tv credit over the holidays.


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Posted by Joshjrn on 12/9 at 9:12 pm to C
I let my Prime membership lapse last month. Is the credit only good for digital purchases or also for Blurays/albums?


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Posted by CajunRevolution on 12/9 at 9:15 pm to C
I imagine it saves them a ton of money. 2day is usually minimum 13.00 minimum. If you get slower delivery they can bulk mail them at major discounts.

I used to work at a warehouse/shipping facility in college.



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Posted by C on 12/9 at 9:24 pm to Joshjrn
I want to say both, but I can't recall 100%.


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Posted by wegotdatwood on 12/9 at 9:26 pm to CajunRevolution
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I imagine it saves them a ton of money. 2day is usually minimum 13.00 minimum. If you get slower delivery they can bulk mail them at major discounts.

I used to work at a warehouse/shipping facility in college.



How do they make money? I buy shite all the time that costs less than $10.



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Posted by C on 12/9 at 9:28 pm to wegotdatwood
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How do they make money?


I have to imagine they have bulk deals with all the major carriers.



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Posted by TheOcean on 12/9 at 9:47 pm to wegotdatwood
They can literally tell UPS/FedEx what they will charge them. I know that DHL bent over backwards to pick up their new international hub in Atlanta. Amazon international was going to be like 90%+ of their total shipments.


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Posted by Joshjrn on 12/9 at 9:50 pm to TheOcean
I returned a pair of shoes from Zappos at a UPS Store last week. I was talking to the guy behind the counter, and he told me that Zappos pays them $1 per package on returns they do. Amazon has quite a bit more weight to throw around.


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Posted by TheOcean on 12/9 at 9:52 pm to Joshjrn
The amount of revenue they generate for UPS/FedEx must be gigantic. UPS/FedEx will literally do anything to grab more of Amazon's shipping


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Posted by TiGeRTeRRoR on 12/9 at 10:05 pm to Joshjrn
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Is the credit only good for digital purchases or also for Blurays/albums?
Digital only.



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Posted by Joshjrn on 12/9 at 10:07 pm to TiGeRTeRRoR
Blah. Figured.


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Posted by jso0003 on 12/10 at 12:26 am to Joshjrn
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I returned a pair of shoes from Zappos at a UPS Store last week. I was talking to the guy behind the counter, and he told me that Zappos pays them $1 per package on returns they do. Amazon has quite a bit more weight to throw around.


Well amazon also owns Zappos...



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Posted by Joshjrn on 12/10 at 6:05 am to jso0003
Well there you go


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Posted by Croacka on 12/10 at 7:38 am to Joshjrn
Last week I ordered 3 rather small items

I wanted one of them fairly quickly so I opted for the3.99 overnight shipping on that item


I wasn't sure how they'd handle it and if they'd all come from the same warehouse but sure enough, all 3 items came in the same box overnight

Score!



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Posted by TheOcean on 12/10 at 8:07 am to Croacka
That's fricking brilliant


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Posted by bubbz on 12/10 at 9:06 am to Croacka
Lol that's good to know


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Posted by Croacka on 12/10 at 9:11 am to bubbz
I wasnt planning on it or expecting it

It was just random, but it makes sense on their part to group them even though they don't always do that



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Posted by Catman88 on 12/10 at 9:32 am to C
So this is just for the holidays?

I ordered a gift for my wife and noticed the 3 dollar offer since I dont need it until xmas I said sure I will take the 3 dollars since we rent movies from amazon all the time.



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Posted by ashy larry on 12/10 at 10:29 am to Catman88
amazon link


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Posted by TheOcean on 12/10 at 10:32 am to ashy larry
I have a bunch of previous credits. How do I check to see how much I have? I've spent a half hr looking and still can't find it


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