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08-17-2017 06:45 AM  15 months agoPost 1
spaceman spiff

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I just want a hobby knife set, and a fecking cutting mat. I went to place my order and.... the following annoying mesage pops up:
1 of the 2 items in your cart is an Add-on Item.

Add-on Items ship with orders that contain $25 of items shipped by Amazon. Your Cart currently contains $18.96 of items shipped by Amazon. If you check out now, your Add-on Item will be saved for later.
OMG! AN ADD ON ITEM?!?!!! How DARE i order 2 things instead of 1 or 3!!! WTFFFFF?

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08-17-2017 08:00 AM  15 months agoPost 2
InvertedDude

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spaceman spiff
Jeff Bezos has kindly informed me, he was worried you may resort to ....hummm..."cutting yourself intentionally".

It is for your safety!!!!

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08-17-2017 08:20 AM  15 months agoPost 3
dilberteinstein

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Amazon Prime here.

I ordered a camera on sale...Amazon suggested I get the SD card while I was buying. Ok I said, I'll take both(free shipping).

I started to check out and noticed the price didn't look right...no shipping but of course there's tax.

I removed the items from the cart and tried again...same thing. They were switching the sale price for the regular price when I ordered in combo.

I had to order separate to get the sale price.

Another little trick is their shipping date. You have to be careful or they will switch the promised shipping date on you.

Oh well, what can you do?

90% of life is "showing up"

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08-18-2017 04:56 AM  15 months agoPost 4
Gearhead

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the Rich , they need our money cause they don't make enough

a bit off topic here, but

the Rich called me yesterday, wanted me to sign up for a cruise,, I told them I got no reason to go for a 3 hour tour to Gilligan's Island

LOL I did !

Jim
Buzz Buzz Buzz

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08-20-2017 02:09 AM  15 months agoPost 5
spaceman spiff

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Oh well, what can you do?
I can find my old hobby knife! Yessss!!!

Suckit Amazon!
(it showed up today)

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08-20-2017 05:03 PM  15 months agoPost 6
Pistol Pete

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FWIW
I have encountered this phenomenon.

The way I understood it was that the add-on item is not stored-shipped from their warehouse.

Those items are from outside vendors contracted with Amazon which practically are a drop shipment sale for them. So in essense Amazon require a minimum sale amount to make a profit which makes business sense. I dont condemn them for it and surely dont have to buy from them either.

I once hit gold when I needed 2 gear sets for my align DS610 servos. Everyone had them in the $26 range each and out of curiosity did a search on Amazon and found 5 packages at $16 ea. I don't recall the hobby shop they actually came from but it was a no brainer and got them all.

~~Enjoying the hobby one flight at a time~~

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