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Further to the deal going around last week to get free super saver delivery by adding a book or CD... just noticed that if you add the cheap book or CD to your order. Place the order, then go back in and cancel the extra item (that you don't really want anyway!) its cancels it and leaves P&P at £0.00.

PERFECT! Beat amazon at their own game,
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cthisi 3 Likes #41
Why would you post this? I've been using this method since amazon started its add on program but no dought amazon will soon close this loop hole and its all your fault.
xyz123#42
tafkas
Who needs tricks? Just pay for Prime, then you can get free next-day delivery any time you want without jumping through hoops.

there are tons of items which are not included in prime. i have prime and am still annoyed with their new add-on items programme,.
honeymonster86 4 Likes #43
cthisi
Why would you post this? I've been using this method since amazon started its add on program but no dought amazon will soon close this loop hole and its all your fault.

COS I WANNA BE FAAAAMOUS.


Edited By: honeymonster86 on Aug 14, 2013 10:49
jimjim79#44
now they are bound to close this loop hole
lucyferror#45
tafkas
Who needs tricks? Just pay for Prime, then you can get free next-day delivery any time you want without jumping through hoops.

I did it once - added some stupid gsce book for 35p to get a free delivery.
I felt like a cheapskate and idiot afterwards. Got prime delivery now.
If you will calculate it costs basically same.
Every time when you buy some cheap crap just to save on delivery you just waste your money. One pound a week is not a lot considering savings which you make on amazon - especially when you order quite a lot.
honeymonster86 3 Likes #46
Sheesh, all these people saying it should be a Freebie, get a life. If I put it in Freebies, everyone would moan that you have to spend money, and now its in Deals people are saying it should be free.

What happened to people just trying to post good things that might help other people out.

Edited By: honeymonster86 on Aug 14, 2013 10:56
Xippi 1 Like #47
honeymonster86
Sheesh, all these people saying it should be a Freebie, get a life. If I put it in Freebies, everyone would moan that you have to spend money, and now its in Deals people are saying it should be free.

What happened to people just trying to post good things that might help other people out.


With you all the way there buddy. Some people need to get a life. I get this mental picture of all these blokes looking/acting like the comic book man in The Simpsons. A big thanks from me regardless, always great to get one over on a giant like Amazon.
honeymonster86#48
Xippi
honeymonster86
Sheesh, all these people saying it should be a Freebie, get a life. If I put it in Freebies, everyone would moan that you have to spend money, and now its in Deals people are saying it should be free.

What happened to people just trying to post good things that might help other people out.


With you all the way there buddy. Some people need to get a life. I get this mental picture of all these blokes looking/acting like the comic book man in The Simpsons. A big thanks from me regardless, always great to get one over on a giant like Amazon.

Haha! I get a very similar idea too! :)
Chiptivo#49
Bit like they legally avoid paying tax due to UK tax rules.
We can legally avoid paying the P&P this way.

Only difference is that Amazon will close this loophole in days, the previous UK government who allowed this mess have made it nearly impossible to do anything about it.
mmickk#50
tafkas
Who needs tricks? Just pay for Prime, then you can get free next-day delivery any time you want without jumping through hoops.

How do you get FREE next day delivery when you have paid for Prime?
xeroc#51
Now that this has been posted here, ETA <24hours until bug is fixed.

*sigh* bitter sweet.
msaini#52
wont last long as amazon will see so many people cancelling.
honeymonster86#53
I wouldn't be so sure... not everyone is placing an order right now, most people will probably just be bearing it in mind until they next order..
FearTheBassPlayer 3 Likes #54
Ive just contacted Amazon about this glitch. They gave me a £10 gift voucher as a thanks for alerting them to it.

Cheers guys :D
honeymonster86#55
FearTheBassPlayer
Ive just contacted Amazon about this glitch. They gave me a £10 gift voucher as a thanks for alerting them to it.

Cheers guys :D

Clearly just trying to be a wind-up. Amazon giving out vouchers... hen's teeth. Go and sell your spiel somewhere else.

Edited By: honeymonster86 on Aug 14, 2013 12:10
MrRee#56
It's probably too complicated for their programs to keep an eye on what items are post free and what are not - you could cancel BOTH items if the one cancel didn't succeed as you wished.

Amazon have done themselves no favours whatever introducing this silly new rule .............. leaves a bad taste in the mouth.

It's as hurtful as if they didn't pay their taxes to help the poor and sick ...... oh, hang on a minute ........
Lou Scotland 2 Likes #57
lucyferror
tafkas
Who needs tricks? Just pay for Prime, then you can get free next-day delivery any time you want without jumping through hoops.

I did it once - added some stupid gsce book for 35p to get a free delivery.
I felt like a cheapskate and idiot afterwards. Got prime delivery now.
If you will calculate it costs basically same.
Every time when you buy some cheap crap just to save on delivery you just waste your money. One pound a week is not a lot considering savings which you make on amazon - especially when you order quite a lot.

I would rather be a cheapskate and buy the unwanted 35p book! There's no way I am paying £49 for a year of deliveries, especially when I never order anything from Amazon that's urgent. You say that, if you calculate, that Prime costs the same as ordering 35p books. No, no for me it doesn't! You would have to order 3 times a week from Amazon for that to work and there's no way I will ever be doing that. My ordering pattern is more like around 15 orders a year - 15 x 35p books = £5.25. Amazon Prime = £49.00. The cheapie books are the way to go for me, and they will get passed on to the charity shop anyway, so it's win win! :)
ramkmr#58
good find will be handy
moosery2#59
tafkas
Who needs tricks? Just pay for Prime, then you can get free next-day delivery any time you want without jumping through hoops.

prime customers get sub standard delivery companies to name a few:

- APLE (WHO?)
- city sprint
- yodel

whereas free shipping is sent by royal mail.

Packages Amazon lost by prime: 4 out of 10 before I gave up and asked for a refund on prime (one of the items they lost was a samsung galaxy S3!!!?)
Packages Amazon have lost by RM or DPD (their premium carrier for paid next day): zero.

Nuff said.
jmarcelino 3 Likes #60
tafkas
Who needs tricks? Just pay for Prime, then you can get free next-day delivery any time you want without jumping through hoops.

I quit Prime this year and my Amazon shopping spend dropped 70%.

Prime encourages you to buy stuff you don't really need that much and to not shop around for better prices.

This is exactly what Amazon wants.. and yet they charge you for it!

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