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$34.95. Be careful with your order.

Oops. I ordered two items from Walmart. Com. I needed a $35 minimum order for free shipping. I thought my order came to this amount. I received an email confirmation of my order and saw a $5.99 delivery charge. I called to ask why there was a delivery charge and the rep pointed out that my order totaled $34.95. I can't believe I did something like this. My eyes were tired and I lost out. I try to be so careful. Oh well, live and learn. 

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Re: $34.95. Be careful with your order.

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I understand they have a minimum, but gee a nickel---I guess Walmart cant afford to lose that 5 cents, but could risk losing a customer for something like this...SMH..I could see them waiving the requirement for that minor amount...Contact Walmart and tell them they could gain a lot of nickels by cutting back on all their annoying commercials...

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Re: $34.95. Be careful with your order.

Yeah, it seems like it always goes that no matter what combination of items you order it falls just short of the $35.    I ended up ordering one more item to get it over $35 with my most recent order a few weeks ago.   I'm just glad that $35 is their line because that's pretty easy to reach.

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Re: $34.95. Be careful with your order.

The check out always alerts you to how much more you need to get free shipping.

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Re: $34.95. Be careful with your order.

@Mindy D Oh I've done things like that before!

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Re: $34.95. Be careful with your order.

I've had many instances where my total was a penny short of the required threshhold and S&H was added in.  Unless it's something I desperately want or need, I just cancel the order.

 

Most recent was Bed, Bath & Beyond.  I had a $10 coupon to use and it took me one penny below the minimum and I was slapped with an $8.95 S&H charge.

 

So I removed the coupon, used a 20% off coupon instead, which gave me a $9.80 discount and free shipping!  (And to end the story - the item I ordered arrived broken and I had to return it to the store.)

 

It's a bit silly because, in the stores, if you're purchasing something for say $14.98, they'll still let you use the "$5 off $15" coupon, but the online just doesn't work that way.

 

And Kohl's online will give you the $10 Kohl's Cash (usually for a purchase of $50), if your order falls a few cents short of the minimum. 

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Re: $34.95. Be careful with your order.

It's a computer, not a person, adding the shipping. Doesn't matter if it's a dollar or a penny. If the rule s $35 then the line just has to be drawn.

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Re: $34.95. Be careful with your order.


@Mindy D wrote:

Oops. I ordered two items from Walmart. Com. I needed a $35 minimum order for free shipping. I thought my order came to this amount. I received an email confirmation of my order and saw a $5.99 delivery charge. I called to ask why there was a delivery charge and the rep pointed out that my order totaled $34.95. I can't believe I did something like this. My eyes were tired and I lost out. I try to be so careful. Oh well, live and learn. 


@Mindy D   This brings to mind the .01 debited to my account by QVC every time I pay off an easy pay early.   At least Wal Mart is up front about their charge.  QVC just slips it in. 

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@SPURT wrote:

I understand they have a minimum, but gee a nickel---I guess Walmart cant afford to lose that 5 cents, but could risk losing a customer for something like this...SMH..I could see them waiving the requirement for that minor amount...Contact Walmart and tell them they could gain a lot of nickels by cutting back on all their annoying commercials...


 

 

@SPURT   I've shopped for all my Christmas on line this year.  Believe me, Wal Mart is not the only one, and from Wal Mart, I can always manage $35.  Some of the other stores have a $75 min. and that's a little harder to meet.   

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Re: $34.95. Be careful with your order.

I believe Amazon is the same for non-Prime members who order are under $25.  Can't be $24.99, has to be a minimum of $25.