Amazon Super Saver Delivery Top Tip! Beat the new £10 minimum spend for free delivery - add a cheap CD to get FREE Super Saver Delivery back!
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Amazon Super Saver Delivery Top Tip! Beat the new £10 minimum spend for free delivery - add a cheap CD to get FREE Super Saver Delivery back!

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Found 23rd Jul 2013
So Amazon have today very annoyingly confirmed they are withdrawing free super saver delivery on items under £10, unless they are media items such as CDS/DVDs/Games etc. Free delivery will still apply if you buy an item that does not quality for free delivery along with a media item such as a CD at the same time. I had a quick look at some of the postage prices Amazon are now charging, on a small item it can be £3.30 and on something like a mug it is a huge £6.01! The mug itself was only £4.99.

So you can either buy Amazon Prime for £49 a year (never been a better time) OR you can add a really cheap CD to your order to gain free delivery once again. There are plenty around. One of the cheapest I have found was for 83p. This would then get you free delivery on cheaper products - a nice saving on the £6 odd Amazon want for delivery now!

Hope this helps you save some cash.

566 Comments

Thanks for the heads up and tip.

Original Poster

I have a feeling quite a few Gioteck Real Triggers for the PS3 will be sold over the next few months - £1.11 and gets you that all important free delivery They seem to have 1000s in stock too. LINK HERE

***Brilliant find by rl1992*** Amazon Warehouse deals have used books with free delivery from as little as 30p! Check this link out.

Here is the link to find more bargain CDs. Scroll through the pages, loads there.

Edited by: "JPS" 25th Jul 2013

I was actually buying more of my small stuff off Amazon rather than eBay recently as it was the same price delivered. Looks like eBay might be getting more of my custom again! Thanks for the CD tip though - heated.

Didn't know that free delivery was being removed. Thanks for the tip

Great tip - have some heat

teerex

Didn't know that free delivery was being removed. Thanks for the tip

I think that you may have misunderstood, it's not being removed, it's being modified..

As the Amazon email states...

Orders that include books, DVDs, Blu-rays, music, video games and … Orders that include books, DVDs, Blu-rays, music, video games and software products continue to qualify for Free Super Saver Delivery with no minimum spend threshold. So whether it’s a new release CD for £7 or a bestselling book for £5, you’ll continue to receive Free Super Saver Delivery on millions of items regardless of the amount you spend. In fact, you will continue to enjoy Free Super Saver Delivery on all orders that include these types of items, for example an order that includes a book for £3.49 and an HDMI cable for £4.49. For all other orders, a minimum total spend of £10 is now required to qualify for Free Super Saver Delivery.

Big surprise to me, as well oO Have some heat!
Edited by: "WillieGophar" 23rd Jul 2013

Oh dear that's a horrible news
All small items with a free delivery. It was always one of main reasons to buy on amazon. Looks like they are trying to save lots of money and lose lots of customers

Thanks for the heads up

Great tip thanks

Original Poster

It is bad news for buyers and bad news for Amazon sellers, who were promised the advantage of offering all customers free delivery on their products if they ship them to Amazon to be sold via Fulfilled by Amazon. With the kind of delivery charges Amazon want to charge, it makes some items extremely expensive! This is the best workaround there is to keep your Super Saver Delivery. Now watch them put all the prices up on the cheaper items
Edited by: "JPS" 23rd Jul 2013

When does this take effect?

It's bad new that they are stopping the free postage for £10 under orders. I will be using Tesco Direct more and pick the goods up myself

I find it hard to believe with the volume of mail Amazon send out they don't get favourable discounts from the courier companies/Royal Mail.

It will soon be back to the old days of £15 minimum for free delivery on ALL items. Just wait.

Same with Prime, I bought Prime last year for the first time and recently they introduced Add-On items to cut the costs of postage of smaller priced items that I would have otherwise had next day shipping on which costs more than the product!

You can always return for free anything you dont need, this way your not stuck with something you dont really want. I always get free delivery with most things I purchase from most retailers only if they offer free returns, I just return the extra items for free.

Thanks for advice

i have been a prime member for well over a year and thanks to their ridiculous use of royal mail for some dvd items and plenty of complaining its worked out pretty well for me.
Basically Royal Mail more often than not have failed to deliver next day, i point out to customer services that guaranteed next day should be next day not a day or 2 later and they add on an extra month of prime for free.

capriboycraig

When does this take effect?



From Today

amazon.co.uk/gp/…874

For amazon,

They either earn £3+ in delivery
Or
You have to buy a 2nd item, and that means they get through their stock quicker etc

So both of those are £ £

Although some customers may just go back to ebay!

Didn't know about this £10 min spend.Thanks for the heads up and the hot tip.

Fantastic tips! Thanks!

Guess this is a part of their way of passing on their imminent increase in tax

yet again I have to ask, where's the deal?

kakinyemi

You can always return for free anything you dont need, this way your not … You can always return for free anything you dont need, this way your not stuck with something you dont really want. I always get free delivery with most things I purchase from most retailers only if they offer free returns, I just return the extra items for free.



Erm, seems like you're missing the point. This is pointing out that delivery is no longer free for most items like it used to be. I'm not sure how useful it is to point out that you can return something fro free!

just got the email from them. greedy mugs they are

Prime for a quid a week has got to be good value ..................

I never knew about this. I always buy from Amazon because of the free saver delivery.

I blame the post office/royal mail bandits for all this. Good examples of sharp practice evidenced which is making everyone pay more for worse service.

fxt576

Erm, seems like you're missing the point. This is pointing out that … Erm, seems like you're missing the point. This is pointing out that delivery is no longer free for most items like it used to be. I'm not sure how useful it is to point out that you can return something fro free!



Maybe they are sugesting that you could add an item that you don't want to increase your order value over £ 10 and then return the unwanted item??

fairytooth

I blame the post office/royal mail bandits for all this. Good examples … I blame the post office/royal mail bandits for all this. Good examples of sharp practice evidenced which is making everyone pay more for worse service.



I agree

Heat added. Good call, JPS.

kakinyemi

You can always return for free anything you dont need, this way your not … You can always return for free anything you dont need, this way your not stuck with something you dont really want. I always get free delivery with most things I purchase from most retailers only if they offer free returns, I just return the extra items for free.

thegroutch

yet again I have to ask, where's the deal?


One of you is missing the point. Care to have a second guess at which of you it is?...


Adding an 83p item to your basket to get free delivery, rather than paying as much as £6.01 for delivery doesn't sound like a deal to you?
Move along, troll.

Didn't know about this! Glad I ordered a few bits I'd been pondering over at the weekend instead of this week. I'm used to using Amazon as a 'ballpark figure' when looking to buy things as they're usually one of the cheapest places to buy from.

There is no way I'd continue to shop at Amazon without Supersaver delivery, I'd sooner import from the Asias!

fxt576

Erm, seems like you're missing the point. This is pointing out that … Erm, seems like you're missing the point. This is pointing out that delivery is no longer free for most items like it used to be. I'm not sure how useful it is to point out that you can return something fro free!



What I meant, was that you could order anything up to £10 just to get free delivery and return the unwanted items for free for a refund.

if you use amazon often then prime membership is worth it. so far this year I have saved £35. (that is over the prime membership cost I may add) and now evebtually they give you lovefilm for free. about time!

capriboycraig

When does this take effect?



Its from today

We wanted to let you know that Amazon.co.uk has introduced a £10 minimum … We wanted to let you know that Amazon.co.uk has introduced a £10 minimum spend to qualify for Free Super Saver Delivery in a number of product categories, effective 23 July 2013.

thegroutch

yet again I have to ask, where's the deal?



Why do some people get so worked up about what should/shouldn't be classed as a deal? Who cares. This 'deal' is a way to save money and will be useful to a number of people. Stop being a pedant. It's a bit sad.

HarveyBally

I agree


There will be different conditions for business. couriers will all vouch to get a contract from Amazon so I highly doubt RM will punish them the same way they have us and expect their business to be kept.

Rowan146 is probably more on the mark, I'd say it's to do with them having to pay tax (I hope the 'boycotters' are enjoyign their victory!). The frustrating thing is, Amazon is such a behemoth that this will effect prices all across the board. Loads of retailers will up the prices of <£10 items...

But saying that, Amazons <£10 items have been creeping up for a while. I remember their groceries section was always worth checking out for imported items, sauces or fruit juices etc but they are rarely, if ever below supermarket prices now and those items regulary under £10 have become add-on items...
Edited by: "mamboboy" 23rd Jul 2013

Agzilla is going to wonder why so many people are suddenly buying his single more than 10 years after it was released.

Wasn't aware of this change either. Mind you, most of the sub-tenner stuff I buy on Amazon is books anyway so shouldn't affect me too much.

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