Amazon's Free Shipping Has A Price
from the nice-try dept
Amazon is now including free shipping if you order two or more items. Of course, what they didn’t mention is that in doing this they actually raised the prices on many of their items first. So, the free shipping is a bit misleading. I do like, however, how some folks have figured out what the cheapest book on Amazon is (it costs less than $1) which you can add to your shopping cart with whatever else you want to buy and automatically get free shipping.
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truth in advertising
actually, they do mention it. everywhere that amazon has a “free shipping!” add or image, they have a link that says “why are we trying this?” that points to a page where they say in only mildly obscured language that they’ve raised prices on a number of items.