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Can we remove this phrase "Free store pick-up"?

Craig234 471 102 April 10, 2016 at 09:16 AM
I hate that phrase.

Free shipping is an actual benefit.

I have never seen a store that charges you to go to the store to pick up a purchase.

So it seems it's just some bizarre attempt to try to make it sound like something free.

Just call it 'with Store Pick-up'. The word free is just unneeded. If not, then add 'free ordering, free purchase processing, free store parking, free clerk interaction'.

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Quote from Craig234 View Post :
I hate that phrase.

Free shipping is an actual benefit.

I have never seen a store that charges you to go to the store to pick up a purchase.

So it seems it's just some bizarre attempt to try to make it sound like something free.

Just call it 'with Store Pick-up'. The word free is just unneeded. If not, then add 'free ordering, free purchase processing, free store parking, free clerk interaction'.
Peapod charges $2.95 for in store pickup.
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This phrase is helpful to Slickdealers when this alternative is available to avoid shipping charges.
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Peapod charges $2.95 for in store pickup.
Considering this is not common wouldn't the better solution be requiring that in topic titles for that store/seller?

I agree with OP on this. Free in store pickup is generally a bad phrase to use and there is no need for it. With very few exceptions (as has been mentioned) in store pickup is free.

The underlying problem here is that we have no standard for deal topic titles so it doesn't really matter what is said here. OP you are better off adding -"free in store pickup" (and the different variations of it) to your deal alerts to avoid getting alerted for them.
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I also hate that phrase no one charges for store pickup and its just lame.
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Last edited by JackScagnetti April 13, 2016 at 06:35 AM
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