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Re: FREE SHIPPING… WHAT A JOKE!!

People look at things like shipping and get lulled into ignoring what the total cost is.  It's all about the bottom line:  WHAT does it cost to buy the item, and what would it cost to ship it back if you don't like it?

 

As another poster says: DO the math.  Don't look at the pieces of the price, ask yourself "What will be paying for this?"

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Re: FREE SHIPPING… WHAT A JOKE!!

@Trixiesmom1 

 

Unfortunately you found out the hard way.

 

We know that already, free shipping prices go up.

 

Also, I don't know for sure but those special websites that you go through to get rebates, someone reported that the prices are higher than if you don't go through them.

 

 

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Re: FREE SHIPPING… WHAT A JOKE!!

There's an old saying: "There's no such thing as a free lunch."  Same goes for "free" shipping.

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Re: FREE SHIPPING… WHAT A JOKE!!

Not one item in my WL was higher in price yesty.

 

It is NOT an across the board thing.  I finished my Christmas shopping yesterday.

 

AMZ may ship faster, but their prices change by the HOUR and they DO NOT give you a 30 day price guarantee like QVC does.

 

AND AMZ does not give you til Jan 31st to return Christmas gifts.

 

Email the moderators and ask again for an adjustment.

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Re: FREE SHIPPING… WHAT A JOKE!!

I did well.  A Lock n Lock set I need and had been eyeing, and a clearance holiday throw that is also quite useful in this household.

 

Neither price had changed over time, nor today.  

 

I worked retail for 25 years and prices do change.  As someone who had to do re-pricing manually, I've seen it first hand!

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Re: FREE SHIPPING… WHAT A JOKE!!

Its really hit or miss.  I checked items I had on Advance Order to see if I could cancel and reorder.  Helped on one item but others had gone up in price so it made no difference.

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Re: FREE SHIPPING… WHAT A JOKE!!


@Love my grandkids wrote:

There's an old saying: "There's no such thing as a free lunch."  Same goes for "free" shipping.


@Sooner said the same thing in post #2 above.

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Re: FREE SHIPPING… WHAT A JOKE!!

I saw the heads-up that Sunday might be a free shipping day.  Most of the items in my Wishlist went up in price by last Thursday...UGH!  I did not order anything.  I'm happy for those that were able to actually save on your orders.

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Re: FREE SHIPPING… WHAT A JOKE!!


@Trixiesmom1 wrote:

So I bought 2 items yesterday with "free shipping". 
Well I check the price today and they are lower! What!!
They are about the same total price now with shipping as yesterday. 
I called CS to get a price adjustment and they said no because technically the price I pay yesterday is lower than today and I mean it was like by $.85.

So don't fall for the free shipping gimmick they use. I swear I'm so done with QVC I'm just gonna stick with Amazon they have better prices most times and always faster shipping. 


@Trixiesmom1 I would email the QVCsocialteam and see if you get a different answer.  The CS response to you was not satisfactory, in my opinion.  I agree with you though about being "done" with shopping on QVC.  I have about "had it" as well.

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Re: FREE SHIPPING… WHAT A JOKE!!


@RespectLife wrote:

Not one item in my WL was higher in price yesty.

 

It is NOT an across the board thing.  I finished my Christmas shopping yesterday.

 

AMZ may ship faster, but their prices change by the HOUR and they DO NOT give you a 30 day price guarantee like QVC does.

 

AND AMZ does not give you til Jan 31st to return Christmas gifts.

 

Email the moderators and ask again for an adjustment.


I get free return shipping from Amazon. 

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