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Old 02-22-2021, 09:27 PM   #99
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I didnít renew my Amazon Prime. Instead Iím giving Walmart+ a try. So far so good.
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Old 02-23-2021, 07:25 AM   #100
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For me the big advantage of Amazon is convenience. In my area, most orders arrive within a day. Iíll shop at WallyWorld in person, usually early in the morning.

I have noticed that prices on Amazon are often not the best deal anymore. Some prices also tend to vary quite a bit. You can track the price history of any item on Amazon by using the website https://camelcamelcamel.com . Itís also know as 3camels.

People should also be aware that there are a lot of fake reviews out there. The website https://www.fakespot.com/analyzer can give you an idea of the reliability of reviews for a given item. Fakespot works on Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, and a few others.
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Old 02-23-2021, 07:50 AM   #101
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That lower price of an item is if the order is more then $25. Also known as bonus items. Not all Prime items are a $25. minimum purchase. Prime is still next day or two days depending on your location. Walmart is now charging $98 for free shipping for orders under $35. No freebee there.
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Old 02-23-2021, 12:23 PM   #102
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Both are good for many of the reasons stated. One thing I appreciate about Amazon is that you can find parts or products that Walmart or local shops don't carry. I might need an RV part or some other product that would take hours to drive to and I might otherwise go without...
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Old 02-23-2021, 06:19 PM   #103
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Walmart (and McDonaldís) have the most employees on Medicaid and food stamps. Therefore we all subsidize their workers whether we buy there or not. Amazon has put out a statement that says they support a minimum wage raise to $15 an hour.

I prefer to buy as many things as possible at Costco because of quality, ease of return, and the benefits that their workers receive. I also try to buy local whenever I can.
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Old 02-23-2021, 07:20 PM   #104
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Over the years there have been Hundred's if not thousands of posts on Wally Mart.

Just recently I have noticed that My Amazon Prime now requires a $25.00 minimum to qualify for free shipping, -

Don't get me wrong - But - what am I paying for? Think we may look at cutting the Amazon String, I canceled the Washington Post Years Ago.

Just getting ready to order a few things and as I worked up the order the $25.00 minimum came up. Granted, Bezos needs the $$$ - - -

So I went to Wal*Mart to see how the Pricing was - First the items were Less - Second the Shipping was free and three days faster than Amazon.

Just checking, as I cannot tell you how much I have ordered from Amazon for the old Travel Supreme.

What say you Class A Group, -
I agree with you and guess what eBay is just as fast too Waly had this policy 35.00 minimum to free shipping but I dont think any more is the case.
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Old 02-23-2021, 08:01 PM   #105
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amazon vs wally world

When I travel, and park and sleep at a Wal Mart...Blocking no telling how many spaces..I try to do as much shopping as I can with Wal Mart. I don't even think about Amazon. The rest of the time I try to spend money with the "little man." These smaller, locally owned businesses need support too. I really hope the smaller family owned stores and eateries make it through these crazy times. MOMCAT
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When I travel, and park and sleep at a Wal Mart...Blocking no telling how many spaces..I try to do as much shopping as I can with Wal Mart. I don't even think about Amazon. The rest of the time I try to spend money with the "little man." These smaller, locally owned businesses need support too. I really hope the smaller family owned stores and eateries make it through these crazy times. MOMCAT
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Old 02-24-2021, 08:43 AM   #107
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I just checked our Amazon account as we are Prime members. We have ordered multiple times in February and all were zero $ shipping, even with some orders being less than $25.00. Perhaps you should call them. We returned an order from Christmas and noticed they only refunded a small amount. They had made a mistake by charging us shipping to return, but they quickly refunded. May just be a small hitch in your account. Good luck.
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Over the years there have been Hundred's if not thousands of posts on Wally Mart.

Just recently I have noticed that My Amazon Prime now requires a $25.00 minimum to qualify for free shipping, -

Don't get me wrong - But - what am I paying for? Think we may look at cutting the Amazon String, I canceled the Washington Post Years Ago.

Just getting ready to order a few things and as I worked up the order the $25.00 minimum came up. Granted, Bezos needs the $$$ - - -

So I went to Wal*Mart to see how the Pricing was - First the items were Less - Second the Shipping was free and three days faster than Amazon.

Just checking, as I cannot tell you how much I have ordered from Amazon for the old Travel Supreme.

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I just checked our Amazon account as we are Prime members. We have ordered multiple times in February and all were zero $ shipping, even with some orders being less than $25.00. Perhaps you should call them. We returned an order from Christmas and noticed they only refunded a small amount. They had made a mistake by charging us shipping to return, but they quickly refunded. May just be a small hitch in your account. Good luck.
OP here - - Embarrassing ... Some time ago DW canceled prime -

Apparently we discussed this one evening - while seeking a Prime show they wanted to Charge for it - I said "Just cancel Prime then" - She DID!

So I've been months of using non prime ordering - really never noticed any difference as in our area Prime delivery was taking 5-7 days HONEST - I used to use this as a place to order Thousands of $$$$$ worth of supplies monthly - not so much now - and it had actually gotten to real two (2) DAY DELIVERY.

Covid Happens and we go to 5-7 days - and when I called and asked what am I paying for they said they were doing the best they Could. - No refund.

Sooooo ....... what I was stating actual happened - Just it was not with a Prime Account - Checked with my son and his Prime orders are all around 4 days now, some faster some slower.

So for me the Moral of the story is ...... Unless I need to have things Quickly but not reliably quickly then I need to put more $$$$$ in Bezos Pocket. - - not going to Happen, as I usually have time to wait and often can get things faster from another Source, with not Membership Fee. -

So I will continue to Buy On Line - just will always SHOP for the Best Deal.

Live in the Country so it's not likely that things will change for me.

Thank you all for keeping this discussion lively and well Fun. -
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First I'd have to ask why pay for prime when you can almost always get free shipping anyway if you'll just wait a few days?
Second why would you get prime or the prime like account Walmart is selling and here's the reason. You will stop shopping price when you've paid for the prime or prime like service?
So here's the deal for me. Walmart puts a brick and mortar store just a half mile from my house where I can get almost anything in a few minutes. Amazon does not do that. Walmart pays taxis and collects taxes for my town. Walmart pay wages to my friends and neighbors and Amazon does not.
Don't get me wrong, I have my issues with walmart too and I will buy from Amazon if walmart doesn't show it or the price is much different.
All in all Walmart gets my business and quiet often I can get a much better price on walmart if I'm willing to invest a little time.
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First I'd have to ask why pay for prime when you can almost always get free shipping anyway if you'll just wait a few days?
Second why would you get prime or the prime like account Walmart is selling and here's the reason. You will stop shopping price when you've paid for the prime or prime like service?
So here's the deal for me. Walmart puts a brick and mortar store just a half mile from my house where I can get almost anything in a few minutes. Amazon does not do that. Walmart pays taxis and collects taxes for my town. Walmart pay wages to my friends and neighbors and Amazon does not.
Don't get me wrong, I have my issues with walmart too and I will buy from Amazon if walmart doesn't show it or the price is much different.
All in all Walmart gets my business and quiet often I can get a much better price on walmart if I'm willing to invest a little time.
Just a bit of clarification and balance:
Where I live, Amazon has a large distribution warehouse, a return center and a call center employing many locals, and pays state and local governments taxes on assessed values on the properties. Amazon collects state sales taxes and distributes them back to the state. We don't have local sales tax, but the state distributes moneys to the cities from its collected sales taxes.

Walmart has problems such as accidents in parking lots, illegal parking. fights. and everything associated with dealing with the public. That takes up a police enforcement time away from other duties. Amazon doesn't have these types of problems.

So in that regard, is one retailer really better than another? Or do we need both companies to support competition in retail sales?
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......All in all Walmart gets my business and quiet often I can get a much better price on walmart if I'm willing to invest a little time.
I question the wisdom of "brand loyalty" which is not in my vocabulary. Whomever is the cheapest/fastest gets my business. "It's my money and I want it now"
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We are not Wally World fans, here in our area they have become the go to grocery and as such they often have their house bands replacing the brands I want. As far as other items, they are my go to 'store'. We've been prime members since it was introduced, we were comped membership originally and it has remained a good value for us. I often shop for made in the USA, and always hit the prime button. They are actually the company we compare service to, whether local or online. We're small-town and have very limited shopping within 25-50 miles of our home, we LOVE Amazon. Shopping is not fun to me, I want to find what I want and have it delivered ASAP, my time is more valuable than saving a few bucks.
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