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Free Shipping at ABSound....sort of?

Old 10-21-02, 12:45 AM
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Free Shipping at ABSound....sort of?

Here's the details:

http://www.absound.ca/info/shipping/shipping.html

Free international shipping over $250.00 CAD

But, there appears to be a couple of problems:

As an experiment I placed an order for DVDs in my cart to try to reach the $250.00 CAD threshold for free shipping.

There are two problems:

1. The site will only allow you to have 8 items in your shopping cart. This means that the average value of each DVD must be at least $31.25. A virtually impossible exercise unless all your titles are high priced or boxed sets.

2. Next I put 7 LOTR Ex Edition DVDs in my cart plus one other, total value $291.96 CAD but shipping was still added.

I've sent an email to AB to see what their response is. But at the moment the so called "free shipping" deal cannot be accessed.

I've also enquired as to whether they will do partial shipping.

Mark
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Old 10-21-02, 11:52 PM
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Hi

I've heard back from ABSound in response to my enquiries:

1. They can't increase the number of titles allowed in your cart.

So how you are supposed to reach an order value of $250.00 CAD I do not know

2. They won't split shipments

3. They bill you initially for shipping but then deduct if from the charge

Also, on reading the conditions of the free shipping offer, any items remaining unshipped when the offer ends (they don't say when that is) will be charged at normal shipping rates.

A pretty Mickey Mouse deal if you ask me and not worth the web page it's written on.
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Old 10-22-02, 04:41 PM
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Looks like the "deal" has ended!
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Old 10-22-02, 05:37 PM
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Jeez - What a pathetic non-event.
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