Saturday, March 10, 2012
Saturday Dis' plus Dat'
At the moment, if I buy another $4.oo more of merchandise then I'm into 'Free Shipping' at Amazon which applies to orders totaling over $25. The shipping cost is $10 for both or for even one of the items below. A roll of chrome tape and an LED headlight. Easy enough. I'll buy some rechargeable batteries and that should easily exceed $25. Well, not so easy. Apparently there are items on Amazon which are sold and shipped by Amazon. Then there are items advertised on Amazon that are sold and handled offsite by vendors or manufacturers themselves and the cost of those items don't count for the $25 free shipping bonus round. Unfortunately rechargeable batteries fall in the 'doesn't count' category. For the life of me, I can't think of anything I need badly. Neither do I want to pay the $10 shipping so this might take a while. It strikes me that the Amazon strategy is that while you're looking for something else to buy, in my case, $4 more, Mr. customer might end up purchasing something worth $60 or $600 while confined to the premises esentially upgrading from economy class to first class and so forth. At the very least 'seeing' other wish list items to dream about.