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resinrats
10-18-10, 11:47 PM
Whenever I buy a book from a seller on Amazon (not Amazon itself), there is a $3.99 shipping fee. I understand that this needs to be charged for the separate sellers. However, sometimes I have bought several items from the same person/store. I am charged $3.99 for each item. I know it doesn't cost $12 to send 3 paperback books media mail. Is there anyway to get a combined rate for multiple items bought from the same seller?

resinrats
10-18-10, 11:52 PM
Just remembered the Store forum. If this goes there, someone want to move it.

The Edit King
10-18-10, 11:53 PM
I wish I could tell you yes, but from my experience I've asked to do that a few times in the past but haven't yet found any seller that would. Sorry. :(

funkyryno
10-18-10, 11:57 PM
Shipping fees are where a lot of Amazon sellers maker their profit.

g
10-19-10, 01:29 AM
Half.com gives a dollar discount per item if bought from the same seller. Also some of the bigger sellers on amazon have their own websites where shipping is probably cheaper.

dvd-4-life
10-19-10, 06:14 PM
If the seller has their own website ,you might be able to get a better deal on shipping but then the order would be out of Amazon's hands incase there was a problem.

adrenaline78
10-19-10, 07:30 PM
You could have them ship the items in separate boxes if they are charging separate shipping. That being said. I figure in the cost of shipping into the item itself. And then if it's still cheaper than anywhere else, i'll usually order.

fujishig
10-20-10, 01:15 PM
I've bought different toys from the same seller, and the shipping is always cheaper than if they shipped individually... I think the shipping in my cart changes dynamically as well. Not sure if this is just with certain sellers, though.

dadaluholla
10-20-10, 02:10 PM
A lot of times, sellers on Amazon also have their books listed on Alibris, which does combine shipping to make it slightly cheaper (plus Alibris has coupons).


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