Archive for September 24th, 2007

Amazon FREE Super Saver Shipping

This used to seem like a good deal to me back when Amazon was one of the few that offered free shipping. Now a lot of sites out there offer free 2 day shipping or free ground shipping, and in my recent experience, Amazon’s FREE shipping is worse than any of these other free options. I think they intentionally make the FREE shipping take longer than it needs to by letting it sit on the shelf an extra 3 or 4 or 6 days before even shipping it. If they actually shipped it right away, then what would people’s incentive be to pay an annual fee to get things in 2 days if the FREE shipping only takes 3 or 4 days like it used to (some people would pay for 2 over 3 or 4 but I wouldn’t). Now it’s more like two days vs two weeks. Sucks.