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The fucking rotters.
Might just be on a few items to start with but they're coming for you.
just most things.
on all things that they sold and that weren't from another shop or whatever.
I've only had that once.
It seems to be popular for things like teats for bottles and the like.
I thought I was in line for a bargain but they shafted me up the arse so I couldn't get it.
What the fuck? It was free on EVERYTHING from Amazon for the last five years plus.
i got some rosin that cost 59p shipped from china for free
and a drum key for £1.50 shipped for free.
Im with you Balonz
a retailer using amazon, not directly from Amazon themselves.
I didn't see any use for it within that month so cancelled it after.
but considered keeping it as you can share it with up to 3 other people in your house so in a hosueshare it's actually a pretty good idea as it's only £13 each a year between 4.
All items are dirt cheap!!! Wait, wait.... £100 delivery charge? FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!
I want that brought to me by Dane Bowers (stripped to the waist) or something for that sort of money.
On their main page they say £50 for delivery. Fairly nuts.
Did they go bust? Why are they selling stuff? How come Zavvi stil have a website? What about Woolies?
Changes to the Amazon.co.uk Super Saver Delivery service
This change relates specifically to Free Super Saver Delivery and all other delivery services including Amazon Prime remain unchanged.
We’re writing to you because you’ve previously used our Free Super Saver Delivery service.
We wanted to let you know that Amazon.co.uk has introduced a £10 minimum spend to qualify for Free Super Saver Delivery in a number of product categories, effective 23 July 2013.
Orders that include books, DVDs, Blu-rays, music, video games and software products continue to qualify for Free Super Saver Delivery with no minimum spend threshold. So whether it’s a new release CD for £7 or a bestselling book for £5, you’ll continue to receive Free Super Saver Delivery on millions of items regardless of the amount you spend. In fact, you will continue to enjoy Free Super Saver Delivery on all orders that include these types of items, for example an order that includes a book for £3.49 and an HDMI cable for £4.49. For all other orders, a minimum total spend of £10 is now required to qualify for Free Super Saver Delivery.
Whilst the change will affect only a very small proportion of orders, it will allow us to offer you a significantly expanded selection of lower priced products.
We continue to work hard every day to improve the delivery services that we offer. For example, Amazon Prime allows you to benefit from unlimited, One Day delivery on all orders with no minimum threshold for an annual fee of £49. Prime members continue to enjoy discounted rates on a number of our delivery services including Evening Delivery which has recently been extended to a total of 19 towns and cities across the UK.
Another recent introduction is Amazon Lockers and collection points. These self-service delivery locations allow you to pick up Amazon deliveries at a time and location that is most convenient to you.
Thank you for shopping at Amazon.co.uk and we look forward to serving you again in the future.
might make sense for me to get it
are no longer selling, in part because of changes in the Jersey tax laws I think. You can't get CDs from The Hut or Play.com, for instance. And prices don't go low out of generosity from businesses - that's not what businesses do - it's to compete and (if possible) drive the competitors out. You'll notice CDs are more expensive on Amazon now, although that said the offshore tax laws (and supermarkets selling big name CDs as loss leaders) was one of the things that helped to screw the industry in the first place. (Not as much as illegal downloading but you get the point...)
Obviously P&P is a separate argument from item price, but the main point still applies, i.e. that companies only make generous offers where there is a need to compete.
takes longest, obviously, but always been free, no minimum spend.
apparently books and dvds and cds will still qualify for super saver, no minimum spend
but now 'other' items will need a minimum spend of a tenner to get free delivery.
what else do people get from amazon?
and mark my words, they'll be coming for your books and DVDs and CDs soon enough.
pretty much everything
since i last wiped my emails:
new Baths album
I'm An Officer Worker
a distortion pedal
a neti pot
some usb cables
some speakers for my dad
a thermos (as yet unused)
a mask that makes my head look like a horse's head
global technocolour tshirt
home brewing gear
10x finger puppets
OXO Tot Baby Food Freezer Tray
Babyway Cyane Highchair
Bar Whisky Glasses Rounded Base (Set of 6)
Baby Banz Sunglasses for 0 - 2 years (Black)
Lamaze Play and Grow Captain Calamari The Octopus Pirate
EMARTBUY GENUINE SAMSUNG I9000 GALAXY S MICRO USB DATA AND CHARGE CABLE BULK PACK
SANER 2200mAh High Capacity Li-ion Battery for Samsung Galaxy SIII / Galaxy S3 / Galaxy GT-I9300 Without NFC/Google Wallet
Sandisk SDSDB-016G-B35 16GB Class 4 SDHC Memory Card
Sock Ons - 6-12 Months in NAVY BLUE
Sock Ons - 6-12 Months in WHITE
Tippitoes Doorway Bouncer - Black
Lamaze Rusty the Robot Soft Toy
WD Elements 2TB External Desktop Hard Drive - Black
8 Inch Ambassador X Coated Tom / Snare Head.
K-60 Drum Key
3 of Low-Profile/Slim Oven Baking Roasting Tray, Non-Stick
M-Audio SP-2 Piano Sustain Pedal
Ultra Powerful Red Laser Pen Pointer Beam Light 1mW
Big Bargain 1 x LIGHT ROSIN for violin- viola- cello. Bow resin strings
7Way Guitar Rack Stand
3 of VELCRO Black Stick-On 50mm wide
SanDisk 32GB 45MB/s Extreme HD Video SDHC Card
I O Shen Chefs Knife 16.5cm 3028
Nonic Pint Glasses CE 20oz / 568ml (Pack of 4)
Monoprice Enhanced Bass Hi-Fi Noise Isolating Earphones, Black
Carcassonne New Edition Board Game
Clear Oriental Style Umbrella with Automatic Opening
WII COMPONENT CABLE
2 of Wired--up v1.3A HDMI to HDMI Gold Plated Connectors 1.8m Cable for HD TV's/ Xbox 360/ PS3
TeckNet@ Google Nexus 10 Leather case / cover With Built-in Magnet for Sleep/Wake Feature- Green
Micro-B Usb Otg On The Go Cable For Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100 Note N7000 I9220
Front & Rear LED Light Set - Knog Frog Strobe
LEGO Creationary Games
Rolson Tools 61760 3pc 9 LED Torch Set With Batteries
Jesus I buy a lot of crap.
is that 3 torches.. or a torch with add-ons?
Why did I even need a torch??? Maybe a set of 3 was cheaper than one on its own???
so I guess it's to avoid the cost of bulky but cheap items and won't affect most things most people buy there.
And if you even have one cd etc and the whole order is eligable for free postage so it's really not too bad.
1) Amazon sell stuff under cost price, send it free of charge
2) Competitors can't compare, end up falling apart
3) Amazon have a monopoly
4) Amazon start ramping up prices for goods and delivery
I mean they can't literally have been losing money on an astronomical scale over the last 15 years to only just NOW start clawing it back.
why should they be paying taxes?
to justify not paying taxes on any profit.
Bit more info here:
Their net/operating profit has been falling significantly over the last few years, even though their overall turnover has been growing.
Not sure why - but it would certainly explain the need to chin off Super Saver Delivery to inject a bit more profit into the business...
If Amazon wasn't expanding, it would turn a profit - a big one, but at the moment they're plowing so much into investment (to make the company truly global), that most of the revenues don't make it down to the bottom line.
At the moment, with an increasing share price/company valuation that's a sustainable policy, especially if they can effictively establish a monopoly, but in the States at least, they are starting to see increased competition from the likes of Google and Wal-Mart. Unless China sets up a state-backed company, I can't see anyone outside of the US offering genuine competition any time soon.
You've got the Kindle Fire side of things, the content rental and delivery model via digital means.
And, of course, Amazon Web Services are massively embedded into the structure of the web now. They could soon be the main hosting company for a lot of web-bases stuff (they probably already are, actually) and that will generate money for them.
and google's attempt to bypass them:
so i stop using them
pay a tiny amount of business rates compared to a high street location.
it just feels really outdated since they use them as both retail and distribution centres.
Oooohh they are awful!