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Old 02-16-2021, 02:43 PM   #1
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AMAZON vs WAL MART

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, -
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I stay away from the Amazon and WalMart when possible, choosing to go to the manufacturer or smaller local distributor.
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Old 02-16-2021, 03:13 PM   #3
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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, -


First I have prime doesn’t matter how little or much free shipping. Second prime members are 2 day shipping free so how can Walmart be 3 days faster?
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This only happens to me when some of the items aren't on Prime. Not all things on Amazon are on Amazon Prime.
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Old 02-16-2021, 03:16 PM   #5
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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, -

Amazon can be convenient. I find having the item delivered to a locker gets it there fast then home.

Also, amazon seems to have a wider selection of products, better site for reviews, alternative products and finding what I want.
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x2 on buying local.... I used to appreciate the one stop shop of amazon or walmart.com, but I started seeing all of the local stores going out of business. Personally I would rather buy local when I can to keep my friends and neighbors working.
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This only happens to me when some of the items aren't on Prime. Not all things on Amazon are on Amazon Prime.
I think that's what the OP ran into. My son placed an order yesterday for less than $20 and free shipping. Any item that is shipped direct from Amazon will be free shipping, no matter the cost. Items that are shipped from other vendors may not be!
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Old 02-16-2021, 03:29 PM   #8
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First I have prime doesn’t matter how little or much free shipping. Second prime members are 2 day shipping free so how can Walmart be 3 days faster?
In the last 12 months Prime has turned into 5-7 days on most Prime orders - we used to get Great next Day delivery - but with Covid everything went to a week.

Glad to hear some places have still got great service - Not here in Maryland where we are 45 miles from Not One But two Warehouses.

Guess I might just call them - thanks,
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Again I think the issue is it isn't an item coming from an Amazon warehouse. Things can be prime and shipping from a vendor. On those it's 2 day shipping after they ship it. I get things all the time that are coming from an Amazon warehouse with 2 day shipping and they show up the next day. Be sure to pay attention to who it ships from in addition to the prime icon.
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I go direct to the manufacturer and for any reason I can't do that my backup would be Walmart... No Amazon for me!
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Shop around.

Best to shop around. Usually Amazon is hard to beat in terms of selection price and convenance, but not always.
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I know we all like to stick it to the man, but Amazon allows small entrepreneurs access to amazing technology and exposure for cheap. Walmart is the visible part of a post-bretton-woods world order that I'm not all that comfortable with. I used to make "amazon.org" jokes like everybody else did. But I owe bezos an apology for that. It's a brilliant business plan well executed. He earned every dollar I sent him.
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Hey TampaDave, what is “ post-bretton-woods world order”? I have no idea what that means?
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I have Amazon Prime but still I buy from WalMart whenever I have a chance to. WM is my first choice, Amazon 2nd.

When was the last time you boondocked in Amazon's parking lot?
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