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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Spending More to Get Free Shipping

An order arrived from amazon.ca this morning. It seems as though I've received more merchandise through them since getting back last month than ... well ... ever! It just seems easier to click. The free delivery on orders of $25 or more always works to their advantage as I make additional purchases.

2016_05_24Today, for example, I received an inductive charging pad for my tablet and cell phone. That cost just $10.99 so I thought I'd might as well buy a pack of rechargable AA batteries for several remotes. Those items totaled just $21.98 so I needed to find something else. I decided to order a 32GB SD card for the camcorder seeing how one was just CDN $13.99. Voila, I just spent $37.99 when taxed but had managed to snag shipping for free. Sigh.

An interesting thing was it was delivered via Amazon's own shipping. Previously, in New Westminster, BC, I'd always gotten my Prime packages via UPS or Canada Post. A white, unmarked van was driven by a cheerful delivery lady. She said that if I'd not been home they would have tried again with a known window of specified hours.

Now, I want a USB wall charger that outputs 5 volts at 2.1 amps. (Plus another $20 of gadgets, wires or something so it'll ship gratis!)


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