Amazon Add-on item minimum order workaround (Prime free trial required!)
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Amazon Add-on item minimum order workaround (Prime free trial required!)

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Found 3rd Feb 2014
So these "Add-on items" that are all over Amazon require a minimum order of £10 for them to be dispatched.

Find an item that is out of stock and over £10, such as the one linked below, add it to your basket and check out with your desired add on item.
amzn.to/1lx…yjN

It probably doesn't even need to be an out of stock item, that's just how I've always done it.

Once you've completed check out, cancel the extra item. Your add on item will still be dispatched alone.

You won't be charged for the extra item as Amazon only charge on dispatch.

Enjoy :-)

EDIT: Not quite sure how this works for non prime members. May be charged for delivery. Type Amazon Family into Google for a 3 month free trial. (well worth it)

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Brilliant!

Or just save the hassle and choose an in-stock over £10 item, like I do.

Banned

just tried it let's hope it comes

May as well abuse it before they put a stop to it somehow

qwerta369

Or just save the hassle and choose an in-stock over £10 item, like I do.



Yeah because we all love wasting money, why else would we be on HUKD.

qwerta369

Or just save the hassle and choose an in-stock over £10 item, like I do.

But this to avoid the need to do that haha.

After halloween time they reduced halloween themed sweets and my order came to about £13 i then decided a few hours later to cancel some of the sweets and they did so which brought the order down to £8 and they delivered so can confirm what the OP says even though mine was a slightly different way of doing things.

Also works with pre orders

dfarrall

Yeah because we all love wasting money, why else would we be on HUKD.



Obviously you cancel that item immediately after placing the order, leaving only the add-on item in the order and thus it will ship free.

Hasnt someone posted this before? im sure they did.

qwerta369

Or just save the hassle and choose an in-stock over £10 item, like I do.



That's really helpful. Thanks for your input. I'd never consider using the system as the system was designed.

RomeoJulietMike

That's really helpful. Thanks for your input. I'd never consider using … That's really helpful. Thanks for your input. I'd never consider using the system as the system was designed.



See #10.

polly69

Hasnt someone posted this before? im sure they did.

Yeah. And it isn't a 'deal' either, it is just advice. Belongs in Misc.

And I'd advise against using out of stock items in case they come in stock.

Instead use pre-order items.

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plebbygiraffe

Yeah. And it isn't a 'deal' either, it is just advice. Belongs in … Yeah. And it isn't a 'deal' either, it is just advice. Belongs in Misc.And I'd advise against using out of stock items in case they come in stock.Instead use pre-order items.



Doesn't matter even if they are in stock when you order really, as you cancel it straight away.

srw985

Doesn't matter even if they are in stock when you order really, as you … Doesn't matter even if they are in stock when you order really, as you cancel it straight away.



Bingo.

Didn't work for me. I made the order, cancelled the extra item, then it told me the order no longer qualified for free delivery. Ah well. Worth a go.

This doesn't work with the normal under £10 items, I cancelled part of an order and they sen the other item but charged delivery

Or you could just use Flubit

Wasn't the normal advice just use a pre-order item, like a £10 DVD release? That's what I did in December

Funnily enough, I was just talking about this. I wanted that Neoprene Water Resistant Laptop Cover that was on HUKD a few weeks back.

Tried doing as the OP suggested, and it charges me for 1st Class Delivery. The item I want is £3.49. I'm pretty sure I've read on here recently elsewhere that this workaround hasn't been working for a while now.

Waste of time really.

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louiselouise

Funnily enough, I was just talking about this. I wanted that Neoprene … Funnily enough, I was just talking about this. I wanted that Neoprene Water Resistant Laptop Cover that was on HUKD a few weeks back.Tried doing as the OP suggested, and it charges me for 1st Class Delivery. The item I want is £3.49. I'm pretty sure I've read on here recently elsewhere that this workaround hasn't been working for a while now.Waste of time really.



I used it an hour ago

Doesn't work. Tried it about a week ago too: by cancelling an extra item that took my order over £10. Amazon tries to charge 1st class delivery.

louiselouise

Doesn't work. Tried it about a week ago too: by cancelling an extra item … Doesn't work. Tried it about a week ago too: by cancelling an extra item that took my order over £10. Amazon tries to charge 1st class delivery.



That's odd. Works for me.

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louiselouise

Doesn't work. Tried it about a week ago too: by cancelling an extra item … Doesn't work. Tried it about a week ago too: by cancelling an extra item that took my order over £10. Amazon tries to charge 1st class delivery.



http://i.imgur.com/ZCRwVCu.png

http://i.imgur.com/iRKQM90.png

http://i.imgur.com/LwjHrRr.png

srw985

Doesn't matter even if they are in stock when you order really, as you … Doesn't matter even if they are in stock when you order really, as you cancel it straight away.

There is still a risk, though.

You do have some rebuttal even if it does for whatever reason come back in stock, but a pre-order is 100% risk-free and are easy to find.

Thanks

I thought they had put a stop to this. Because last time I tried it weeks ago it said if you cancel an item you will be charged postage in order to have the remaining items

Weird as I did this today but my small item had already been dispatched- the item I cancelled I found cheaper elsewhere anyway

The trick is here to order an item that is not in stock or usually delivered in 2-5 weeks. Once the item you want has been dispatched then cancel the other item.

Anyone having any moral qualms about doing this should note that it's exactly what Amazon staff themselves did when the company was first founded.

http://i.imgur.com/9yBNjEy.png

I've reposted this "deal" on "hotukfraud.com" (_;) Don't try to pretend this is anything else but fraud.

Why not keep stuff in your wish list to add when necessary ? you might even find they've gone down in price .

Works great if you're in prime. Add on item delivered next day for free. I use pre-order blu rays as there so easy to find.

By posting this you've probably made Amazon aware of a fault in their system -to save less than a couple of quid !

dewonderful

I've reposted this "deal" on "hotukfraud.com" (_;) Don't try to pretend … I've reposted this "deal" on "hotukfraud.com" (_;) Don't try to pretend this is anything else but fraud.


Call the feds Ma Parker, someone's making a small saving from a (reportedly quite ruthless) multinational multi-billion dollar company.

qwerta369

Obviously you cancel that item immediately after placing the order, … Obviously you cancel that item immediately after placing the order, leaving only the add-on item in the order and thus it will ship free.


Obvious to you maybe.

I can't believe this has so much heat. It's been common knowledge for months to add something that's a pre-order or whatever and you get it delivered free!

Keep up with the times!!

This is now possible for the £7.99 Delivered then
hotukdeals.com/dea…496

That's a loophole that'll be closing soon... I'd have kept that gem to myself if I were you.

mikeyfive

That's a loophole that'll be closing soon... I'd have kept that gem to … That's a loophole that'll be closing soon... I'd have kept that gem to myself if I were you.



ha ha ! true..
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