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Re: Amex mini shop small promo
« Reply #195 on: September 01, 2014, 10:52:04 PM »
They called me today since I emailed my order last week. Because I am not in a rush for my order I can wait a bit till the weather gets cooler. She said 75 and below. I'm fine with regards to the shipping cost. I am getting free chocolate and if I have to use some of my credit for shipping then so be it. I don't think they realized the DDEffect. She said that it started off slow and suddenly they got so many orders that the priority was to just process the cc's in time.
She was very pleasant and appreciated my understanding. They did not have to do this and yes, they are making $$ off of this but since we all have credit there we can use some of it for the shipping. Even if it costs you a couple of bucks, you're still coming out ahead.

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Re: Amex mini shop small promo
« Reply #196 on: September 01, 2014, 10:55:13 PM »
Should a store in Fl be collecting sales tax on an order shiped to OH?
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Re: Amex mini shop small promo
« Reply #197 on: September 02, 2014, 12:23:59 AM »
Should a store in Fl be collecting sales tax on an order shiped to OH?

If this is being treated as an "in-store" purchase, I'd imagine the answer is yes.

They did not have to do this and yes, they are making $$ off of this but since we all have credit there we can use some of it for the shipping. Even if it costs you a couple of bucks, you're still coming out ahead.

"they don't have to do this?" You mean, take advantage of an AAMEX deal to get 100s (or thousands?) of customers who would never have heard of them otherwise? True, I guess, but since they are taking avantage of the opportunity to make money, I don't see how that's relevant.

Again, even though it works out well for us, they're not doing this as a favor for the DDF community, nor even for DDMS community. It was a business decision, and it worked out very well for them, I'd imagine. And I'm happy for them, that's how business should work - you see an opportunity, something that works out well for you and your customer, and you jump on it.

But as for the rest of it...it sounds like you're saying that since you're not paying out of pocket anyway, they have the right to go back on their word and send you less.

How would you feel if after you placed the order, they told you they were only going to send half as much chocolate? It's free anyway, what's your problem?

Or, if after you spent $5k for an IB spending threshold, Chase told you they were only giving you 40k points, because hey, it's a bonus that you didn't pay for, anyway...?

What would your response be?

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Re: Amex mini shop small promo
« Reply #198 on: September 02, 2014, 07:35:48 AM »
I'm not going to make a big stink over $15. I try not to be the stereotypical penny pinching jew. They are a mom and pop operation. You can't compare to Chase.

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Re: Amex mini shop small promo
« Reply #199 on: September 02, 2014, 09:39:24 AM »
I was also concerned that I would have to pay $30+ in shipping (I only have $90 credit).  I spoke to Eli and he told me that he'd let me hold onto my credit until 12/31/14 and that I could make an order and get $15 flat rate ground shipping once the weather cools down.
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Re: Amex mini shop small promo
« Reply #200 on: November 25, 2020, 08:46:25 PM »
Fun reading this thread. How ppl turned the offer into profit