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Amazon offering free shipping to Israel (and other countries) on many items, delivery within 3 weeks.

https://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-5305226,00.html

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Cool, has anyone here used this yet?
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Playing around with it and getting some very strange results, for instance if I add $60 of paper towels to my cart, no offer of free shipping and no taxes. If I order $90, free shipping but import fees skyrocket to $110. But If I order a polar bear cooler, the import fees are around $20. Not sure how they are calculating these things
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Playing around with it and getting some very strange results, for instance if I add $60 of paper towels to my cart, no offer of free shipping and no taxes. If I order $90, free shipping but import fees skyrocket to $110. But If I order a polar bear cooler, the import fees are around $20. Not sure how they are calculating these things
Weird.
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Playing around with it and getting some very strange results, for instance if I add $60 of paper towels to my cart, no offer of free shipping and no taxes. If I order $90, free shipping but import fees skyrocket to $110. But If I order a polar bear cooler, the import fees are around $20. Not sure how they are calculating these things

-"A consignment of goods with a total value of up to $75 is exempt from import taxes."
See here:
https://taxes.gov.il/English/customs/PersonalImport/Pages/Personal%20Importation%20by%20Parcel%20Post.aspx

-In general free shipping is for orders over $80. (some exceptions)
See link in first post.
 

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I know that. The amounts still don't make sense
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Still holding out hope I figure this out and it's a Target Bonanza repeat
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Still holding out hope I figure this out and it's a Target Bonanza repeat
was thinking the same

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I know that. The amounts still don't make sense
Tax is calculated on the shipping cost as well, even if you get it for free (it's considered as a gift promo type) when you order paper towels for $90 although you are getting shipping free, you are paying tax for the waived shipping for a very high $$$.

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It appears that you are correct :(
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Still holding out hope I figure this out and it's a Target Bonanza repeat

What was that?

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So no good way to use it?

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