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Old 02-18-11, 11:44 AM
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Amazon Shipping Charges 10x for 10 items to same address??

Trying to order 10+ identical items from one seller on Amazon, shipping charges me full price once for EVERY item in the order.

Emailed seller and they wont budge. Is this against the rules for Amazon?
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Re: Amazon Shipping Charges 10x for 10 items to same address??

Are they separate transactions or can you order all 10 in one order?
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Re: Amazon Shipping Charges 10x for 10 items to same address??

Looks like it's out of the hands of the seller:

"Amazon collects a per-item shipping fee from the buyer and passes it on to help cover your shipping costs."

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custom...nodeId=1161252
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Re: Amazon Shipping Charges 10x for 10 items to same address??

Its the same item x 10, and they jack up $6.99 shipping x10 too.

Amazon just accepts this?
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Re: Amazon Shipping Charges 10x for 10 items to same address??

According to the quote Groucho posted above your last post, they not only "accept" it, they "created" it.
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Re: Amazon Shipping Charges 10x for 10 items to same address??

Oh well. I guess they used to be proud to be 'not ebay'
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Re: Amazon Shipping Charges 10x for 10 items to same address??

That's why for the most part I don't like the Amazon Marketplace.
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Re: Amazon Shipping Charges 10x for 10 items to same address??

Originally Posted by pbishop69 View Post
That's why for the most part I don't like the Amazon Marketplace.
Usually it's still cheaper. Most times the seller's price plus the shipping is less than Amazon's price.
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Re: Amazon Shipping Charges 10x for 10 items to same address??

Yeah, it's always been like that. Sometimes you will get a seller who is sympathetic and will refund you some of the excess shipping charges after you make the purchase. However, more often than not the seller will just pocket the extraneous shipping charges as extra profit.
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Re: Amazon Shipping Charges 10x for 10 items to same address??

Originally Posted by Save Ferris View Post
Its the same item x 10, and they jack up $6.99 shipping x10 too.

Amazon just accepts this?
Amazon charges a per-item shipping price in their marketplace. If you order five books, they charge you shipping for each book whether or not the books are from the same seller.
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Re: Amazon Shipping Charges 10x for 10 items to same address??

"Holy shit, look at this bargain on Amazon! A brand new _______ for 1 cent! Oh, I see. Shipping is $47."
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Re: Amazon Shipping Charges 10x for 10 items to same address??

Originally Posted by Norm de Plume View Post
"Holy shit, look at this bargain on ebay! A brand new _______ for 1 cent! Oh, I see. Shipping is $47."
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Originally Posted by Save Ferris View Post
Trying to order 10+ identical items from one seller on Amazon, shipping charges me full price once for EVERY item in the order.

Emailed seller and they wont budge. Is this against the rules for Amazon?
I sell on Amazon, and if someone emailed me wanting a discount on a bulk order, I would tell them to go pound salt.

Why would anyone want 10 of anything, except to take advantage of a low-ball price and re-sell them, or run some kind of refund scam at another store? (and don't say they're gifts).

In the case of low-ballers, the shipping charges are all the profit the seller will make. No sympathy here.

And anyone complaining about not getting something for nothing is not a customer I'd want, anyway. Not worth risking negative feedback or a refund trying to please someone who can't be pleased.
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Originally Posted by kintnerboy View Post
I sell on Amazon, and if someone emailed me wanting a discount on a bulk order, I would tell them to go pound salt.

Why would anyone want 10 of anything, except to take advantage of a low-ball price and re-sell them, or run some kind of refund scam at another store? (and don't say they're gifts).

In the case of low-ballers, the shipping charges are all the profit the seller will make. No sympathy here.

And anyone complaining about not getting something for nothing is not a customer I'd want, anyway. Not worth risking negative feedback or a refund trying to please someone who can't be pleased.


shipping charges aren't supposed to be profit. they are supposed to be the cost to ship the item. you are the type of person why i will never buy anything from a private seller. it's your own fault for pricing the item so low and you feel that the only way you can profit is by making money from the shipping costs.

how the hell do you know what he was going to do with the items? you assume quite a bit for someone who has no clue even what the item was.

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Originally Posted by Deftones View Post


shipping charges aren't supposed to be profit.
I don't recall reading that anywhere in Amazon's terms of service for third party sellers. It's just your opinion, and, unless you sell on amazon, it's a worthless one.

It's semantics anyway.


Originally Posted by Deftones View Post
:how the hell do you know what he was going to do with the items? you assume quite a bit for someone who has no clue even what the item was.
You're assuming a lot too, considering you don't know what the item in question is, either. Maybe the shipping charges are $75.



ps- spare me the eye-rolling emoticon. You're not bright enough to patronize me.
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Re: Amazon Shipping Charges 10x for 10 items to same address??

You sell the item to cover costs and make a profit. Shipping is a reimbursement to the seller.

This isn't even up for discussion. If you list an item at a loss to increase exposure, you're an asshole. If you buy a cheap item just to get screwed by shipping charges, you're an idiot.

The Free Market runs (and dies) on both. Congratulations.
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Re: Amazon Shipping Charges 10x for 10 items to same address??

Originally Posted by kintnerboy View Post
Why would anyone want 10 of anything, except to take advantage of a low-ball price and re-sell them, or run some kind of refund scam at another store? (and don't say they're gifts).
You've never seen anyone buy 10 cans of soup during a sale, to eat?

You don't think it plausible for someone setting up a 50+ gallon aquarium to buy 10 bags of gravel?

If you're painting a house, *gasp*, you may buy a bunch of cans of paint!

It's not at all out of the realm of possibilities for someone to buy 10 of something to use for themselves. If you need a list of more examples, I can provide.
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Originally Posted by kintnerboy View Post


ps- spare me the eye-rolling emoticon. You're not bright enough to patronize me.

obviously not. i mean i'm not the genius who is selling his items as loss leaders on Amazon only come out ahead because of the shipping costs. congratulations. you are truly a retailing genius.
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Originally Posted by kintnerboy View Post
I sell on Amazon, and if someone emailed me wanting a discount on a bulk order, I would tell them to go pound salt.
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Re: Amazon Shipping Charges 10x for 10 items to same address??

As a seller on Amazon, I can tell you that their entire shipping system is kind of a pain in the ass.

1. For the DVD's I have for sale (approximately 2000 of 'em), Amazon standardizes the shipping at $2.98. To the best of my knowledge, there is no way to have Amazon "consolidate" shipping. For the few people who ever bought multiple DVD's from me, I just either shipped them seperately, or gave a partial refund for the difference.

2. For everything else (I have some evap coolers on there, for example), they have you fill out a complicated "table", which reflects your shipping charges. For example, the first pound is, say $10. And then you enter a value for each additional pound. And you have to replicate that for each shipping service.
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Originally Posted by kintnerboy View Post

ps- spare me the eye-rolling emoticon. You're not bright enough to patronize me.
I knew this guy once who was not even bright enough to realize that there are items that people would want to buy 10 of....for personal use or as gifts and NOT to sell them for a profit.

let me do a top 5 list of items I would buy 10 or more of.

5: Notebook paper (esp. when school starts or after Christmas break when you have 3 kids)

4: HDMI cables.... I bought 8 just the other day, but I can see how you would buy 10 or more, especially when all your family needs HDMI cables, and they are so cheap on amazon.

3: Candy... around Christmas, Easter, Halloween...

2: Condoms....

1: pregnancy test... especially if seller refuses to cut you a deal on shipping when you buy 10 or more..


Of course Save Ferris may be evil, and plan on selling something he did not make with his own two hands, unlike all the third party sellers on amazon who obviously do, because NO ONE on amazon sells anything they bought from someone else...god forbid.
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Originally Posted by Save Ferris View Post
Emailed seller and they wont budge. Is this against the rules for Amazon?
To answer your question - no, I don't think it's against the rules.

How much are we actually talking? How much for the item? And how much is the shipping per item?

Is it that good of a deal that you really want to mess with buying from the guy?
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Shipping shouldn't be profit, but Amazon's commissions are crazy, unless he's a power seller. Per item flat rate, variable transaction fee, and variable listing fee, I think. And about half the time the shipping credit didn't even fully cover shipping, when I sold stuff.
I have sympathy for both sides - but that's the policy.
If you can ship something for much less than the shipping credit, and it's shipped via the appropriate rate [ie, if the customer paid for Expedited, you can't ship Media Mail], it's well within the policy.

10x shipping would probably be more profitable than 1x shipping, true, but the seller is under no moral or ethical obligation to refund any part of those shipping costs.
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Sorry, I thought this thread died.
The items cost about $7 and the shipping is about $6 so $70 +$60 shipping isnt going to happen. The guy lost my sale, I'm going to find my items elsewhere. The price was cheaper than average. They usually cost about $10 but there was no way in hell Id agree to get screwed on shipping. Just as principle, Id rather pay more than feel like a sucker duped into paying multiple shipping.

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