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Old 11-17-2018, 10:35 AM
 
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The best way to get back at Amazon is to cancel your Prime membership. To me, paying $120 a year for that membership is not even close to being worth it. Getting a 10% discount at Wholefoods means you pay the regular price everywhere else. Their shows, well I can find other ways of watching them. And their 2 day "guarantee" delivery, well I can wait or bundle to get the free shipping. For the few few times I could have used Prime the $120 was not justifiable. Save your money.
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Old 11-17-2018, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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That is against Amazon Prime policy; those sellers are illegally using their Amazon Prime accounts to drop-ship to customers.
Tell Amazon it is illegal, because they are promoting it.

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Old 11-17-2018, 12:22 PM
 
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Prices are somewhat lower with Prime. Plus Prime movies etc are free...

I don't have the trouble some of you have, in fact some of my orders are delivered earlier...
I think it’s the opposite. Most Prime items are more that I see. I always just accepted the shipping really isn’t “free” because of that.
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Old 11-17-2018, 12:25 PM
 
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As you can see by the transcript below.
Have you watched the movie, "Outsourced"? That transcript immediately reminded me of that movie.
Their responses are programed. Ugh--sad we have come to this in our society.
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Old 11-17-2018, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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OMG. NO Prime member pays for shipping, yet Prime items for Prime members only say “Guaranteed “ delivery in two days. So again, if iit refers to shipping fees being refunded, yet Prime members don’t pay shipping fees, then I am right, there is no guarantee in reality, they don’t stand behind the words at all.Good grief you are making my point for me and you don’t even see it.
That is what the Indian CSR tried to explain to you. You need to read the Terms and Conditions on what you buy. If you paid for delivery, you will get that delivery charge back. Since you didn't pay anything for delivery, you are obviously not entitled to get back what you didn't pay for.

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Guaranteed Delivery Terms and Conditions

If we provide a guaranteed delivery date on the checkout page, your shipping fees may be refunded if we miss our promised delivery date.
Amazon.com Help_ Guaranteed Delivery Terms and Conditions
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Old 11-17-2018, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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Tell Amazon it is illegal, because they are promoting it.
This is something completely different. FBA is a service for Amazon sellers that have their items stored and shipped from Amazon fulfillment centers for sale on Amazon. Amazon also offers FBA for selling on channels outside of Amazon (known as Multi-Channel Fulfillment), but the two-day shipping benefit doesn't extend to websites outside Amazon.

Arbitrage, on the other hand is where an eBay seller uses their Amazon buyer account to purchase an item on Amazon and sell and drop ship it for a higher price on eBay. Using a Prime account for this purpose is prohibited. A sign that arbitrage was used for your eBay purchase if shipped from Amazon is if it includes a gift receipt.

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Old 11-17-2018, 12:30 PM
 
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Have you watched the movie, "Outsourced"? That transcript immediately reminded me of that movie.
Their responses are programed. Ugh--sad we have come to this in our society.
I know, I bet they have training course in India, The Philippines etc in how to do that!
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Old 11-17-2018, 12:32 PM
 
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That is what the Indian CSR tried to explain to you. You need to read the Terms and Conditions on what you buy. If you paid for delivery, you will get that delivery charge back. Since you didn't pay anything for delivery, you are obviously not entitled to get back what you didn't pay for.



Amazon.com Help_ Guaranteed Delivery Terms and Conditions
You are missing the point. No prime member pays shipping fees. So if the prime 2-day guarantee that applies ONLY to prime members, is that shipping fees are refunded, but in fact there are never shipping fees with Prime, then it is a sham and there is in fact nothing behind the Prime member 2-day guarantee. That is my point.
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Old 11-17-2018, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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You are missing the point. No prime member pays shipping fees. So if the prime 2-day guarantee that applies ONLY to prime members, is that shipping fees are refunded, but in fact there are never shipping fees with Prime, then it is a sham and there is in fact nothing behind the Prime member 2-day guarantee. That is my point.
As has been pointed out, Amazon Prime does have delivery rates. And for your info, non-Prime customers also get free delivery. So that has nothing to do with it either. If you pay a delivery fee, it can be refunded. If you don't pay, it can't be refunded.

Amazon.com Help_ Same-Day Delivery Rates
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Old 11-17-2018, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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This is something completely different. FBA is a service for Amazon sellers that have their items stored and shipped from Amazon fulfillment centers for sale on Amazon. Amazon also offers FBA for selling on channels outside of Amazon (known as Multi-Channel Fulfillment), but the two-day shipping benefit doesn't extend to websites outside Amazon.

Arbitrage, on the other hand is where an eBay seller uses their Amazon buyer account to purchase an item on Amazon and sell and drop ship it for a higher price on eBay. Using a Prime account for this purpose is prohibited. A sign that arbitrage was used for your eBay purchase if shipped from Amazon is if it includes a gift receipt.
It's an Amazon Prime service. You said it can't be done, but it is being done, and it is being promoted by Amazon.
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