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Cory Doctorow at 9:42 am Thu, Nov 29, 2012
Imagine if you had to return it do to some problem with the product. Amazon nearly always foots the bill in such cases. That’s >$2000 on a lost sale. Also, if it isn’t showing up for you, check the other sellers page.
While it says “PRIME” these safes are typically shipped directly from the manufacturer and the shipping is often built into the price. So I don’t know that this qualifies.
The FA describes the fact that there is no discount — it’s cheaper to buy this from AMZN (with free shipping) than from the mfgr itself.
I had 72 pounds of salt sent to a friend a couple years ago with the free super saver shipping. The product cost less than $35, so I can’t imagine they made any money after shipping costs. As I remember, it was cheaper to buy 72 lb than only 36 lb (under the $25 threshold) and have to pay for shipping.
You must really like your friend. And your friend must really like salt.
Don’t be too sure. His “friend” may have been a disturbingly large gastropod.
What can I say? I’m pretty generous. And sometimes that generosity manifests as salt.
Wow – that is a big ass safe. I hope they do more than just deliver it – but park it in the house where you plan to keep it. I remember my dad telling me he almost killed himself getting his into position in the basement – and it is less than half the size of this larger one.
I’ve bought several lawnmowers – one electric and two gas powered – from Amazon and gotten two day shipping bundled in the price. It’s awfully convenient. We drive a Honda Civic so we’d have to get them delivered if we bought them locally, and the local retailers don’t deliver. They assume you own a pickup truck or the like.
Home depot has the same save for several hundred dollars cheaper (and free shipping as well):
But not 2-day shipping.
There should be delivery details on the listing. Often this is curbside/tailgate only only. You want it anywhere else, it costs extra but it’s still cool if you have the capacity to handle it once delivered.
And yet if you buy a single $24.99 item it won’t waive the shipping fee over a measly penny. I spent more than a penny’s worth of time typing this.