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Amazon Prime Wannabe, worth it?
« on: October 28, 2010, 12:40:51 AM »
It seems like a bunch of online stores are teaming up to offer free 2-day shipping for $79/year. If enough stores join it might be worth it to share, like we share Amazon Prime. You can share this service with up to four people (it says household, but I doubt they enforce it). There's also free return shipping included, I'm pretty sure Amazon Prime doesn't offer that.

What do you guys think?
« Last Edit: October 28, 2010, 12:48:58 AM by AsherO »
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Re: Amazon Prime Wannabe, worth it?
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2010, 05:26:05 AM »
All "household" requires is a single address which is easy for them to enforce. Sounds like a good idea - which websites are in?

Amazon Prime does not offer free return shipping although amazon's customer service is excellent and that is why I buy stuff there.
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Re: Amazon Prime Wannabe, worth it?
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2010, 12:56:29 PM »
All nullhouseholdnull requires is a single address which is easy for them to enforce. Sounds like a good idea - which websites are in?

Amazon Prime does not offer free return shipping although amazon's customer service is excellent and that is why I buy stuff there.

The link shows the participating stores, and it looks like more e-tailers might join.
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Re: Amazon Prime Wannabe, worth it?
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2010, 01:49:03 PM »
from what i heard, its in a barely beta version - not really ready yet..

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Re: Amazon Prime Wannabe, worth it?
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2010, 04:25:38 PM »
from what i heard, its in a barely beta version - not really ready yet..

Like i said:

If enough stores join it might be worth it to share.
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Re: Amazon Prime Wannabe, worth it?
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2010, 11:32:23 PM »
eh

i used to think that anything worth buying can be bought at amazon. maybe this will broaden my horizens...
why are they hiding how much it costs? ($79) definately not worth that much (yet). maybe if the trial just goes by cc #

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Re: Amazon Prime Wannabe, worth it?
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2010, 11:56:02 PM »
why are they hiding how much it costs? ($79) definately not worth that much (yet).

You answered your own question. :D
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Re: Amazon Prime Wannabe, worth it?
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2011, 05:11:05 PM »
It seems like a bunch of online stores are teaming up to offer free 2-day shipping for $79/year. If enough stores join it might be worth it to share, like we share Amazon Prime. You can share this service with up to four people (it says household, but I doubt they enforce it). There's also free return shipping included, I'm pretty sure Amazon Prime doesn't offer that.

What do you guys think?

Bump of an old thread.

Shoprunner now has many more merchants (especially when you consider the "coming soon" ones), is it worth $79/year yet?
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Re: Amazon Prime Wannabe, worth it?
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2011, 05:16:27 PM »
Bump of an old thread.

Shoprunner now has many more merchants (especially when you consider the "coming soon" ones), is it worth $79/year yet?

For me? No. I mean, after looking at the list, I've only ever shopped at like one of the stores online: newegg.com.

And, also, FWIW, I believe--at least for the stuff you can buy there--Amazon pricing is going to beat most of these stores anyway...

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Re: Amazon Prime Wannabe, worth it?
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2011, 05:21:11 PM »
OT here, anyone know of a way to sort on amazon by price + shipping. The lack of this feature is the one reason that I shop mostly on ebay.

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Re: Amazon Prime Wannabe, worth it?
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2011, 06:58:39 PM »
OT here, anyone know of a way to sort on amazon by price + shipping. The lack of this feature is the one reason that I shop mostly on ebay.

Yup. Amazon's price sorting is terrible.
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Re: Amazon Prime Wannabe, worth it?
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2011, 08:30:55 PM »
Yup. Amazon's price sorting is terrible.
I find it truly amazing that people would shop without being able to compare prices.

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Re: Amazon Prime Wannabe, worth it?
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2011, 08:44:46 PM »
Doesn't the price that appears in the main screen always turn out to be the cheapest after shipping?

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Re: Amazon Prime Wannabe, worth it?
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2011, 08:48:32 PM »
Doesn't the price that appears in the main screen always turn out to be the cheapest after shipping?
I don't think that's always the case.

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Re: Amazon Prime Wannabe, worth it?
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2011, 11:03:48 PM »
Doesn't the price that appears in the main screen always turn out to be the cheapest after shipping?

Definitely not.
Many products are cheaper from third part vendors even after shipping, like ink and toner for example.