Speaking of Amazon, I am on their e-mail notification list too but is it just my area or have they upped the free shipping to $35 everywhere? It wasn't that hard, with DVDs to get at or a little over $25 but most of the Gunsmoke DVDs are not quite $35 (fortunately). I am wondering if everyone else is seeing the same thing.
Post by lostcowgirl on Oct 28, 2013 20:28:32 GMT -5
The reason Mike is money. They make more of it doing it piecemeal. Still, they could put out 3 sets - 1 for the 1/2-hour shows, 1 for the hour B&Ws & 1 for the color episodes. This would make them a goodly profit because they could charge a fairly high sum for each set. At the same time, they could price it so folks on fixed incomes (the case due to age for many GS fans) could split the cost of the entire set into 3 payments instead of one huge lump sum. They could sell the individual seasons in addition to the packages for those who want only certain seasons for whatever reason. Anyway, I'm hoping for a season 10 release date real soon now.
Brenda-Amazon has upped their free shipping to 35.00 for all states I believe and now is adding on state tax also- Your correct it wasn't that difficult to get up to 25.00 to qaulify for free shipping before but 35.00 is harder and more costly than to pay the shipping cost-
It's stinks and I personally think this price hike may hurt them, I know it hurts us the consumers- I wonder when do things start going down verses up? lol
Thanks Rounds. There are many places that won't ship where I live and Amazon has always been good to have free shipping here. Is great on bigger items like Chain saws, ladders, electronic equipment, but will hurt for books and DVDs. Obviously most people on this site are concerned with the DVDs. Wonder how much they will charge for shipping now? Hopefully they don't put the DVDs to $34.95.
I also monitor release dates at www.dvdsreleasedates.com They used to be quicker than Amazon but the past year Amazon has been super good about letting us know earliest. If it is any consolation there are a lot more companies, not just individuals, on ebay and offer free shipping. I check both places before buying hardly anything.