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Add-on though. These are kind of annoying because unless you had been planning another purchase, you really can't get it
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A small group of Prime members are planning to sue Amazon over this Add-on crap.
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A small group of Prime members are planning to sue Amazon over this Add-on crap.
Lets make that a large group
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Yeah, make it a large group. I try to order plate weights and dumbells just for fun at this point. lol
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I cant remember, can you order an add-on with another item over $25, then cancel the other item to keep the add-on?

I'll answer my own question, it appears that you cannot do that. I got an error trying to cancel the other item without cancelling the add-on too.
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Add-on though. These are kind of annoying because unless you had been planning another purchase, you really can't get it

I really hate it when I am buying something else but it is not expensive enough to add the add-on. They are still sending a box my way, so there is no good reason not to allow the add-on to come with that order. I wish I could buy add-on items and then have them shipped with whatever I order next, or thrown into my subscribe and save box.
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I really hate it when I am buying something else but it is not expensive enough to add the add-on. They are still sending a box my way, so there is no good reason not to allow the add-on to come with that order. I wish I could buy add-on items and then have them shipped with whatever I order next, or thrown into my subscribe and save box.
That confuses me as well. It seems that the objective is pretty blatantly to get you to spend more money (although it's never worked for me personally). Your point is exactly right. If they're shipping you a box anyway, why not throw this in? Why the $25 minimum? I could see if it were based on weight or something like that, but it's clearly not.
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I've rarely seen so much whine in one thread #firstworldproblems
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Lets make that a large group
Horrible sentiment
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wrt Add-On items... The only thing that I dislike is you can't go and add one to your upcoming S&S shipment. That's pretty ridiculous.
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WTF Amazon. What's the point of Prime?
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I cant remember, can you order an add-on with another item over $25, then cancel the other item to keep the add-on?

I'll answer my own question, it appears that you cannot do that. I got an error trying to cancel the other item without cancelling the add-on too.
Ah. But if the other item is a pre-order of an unreleased book or dvd, and your add-on item has already shipped....
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Still better choices can be found just search and read. Thanks for finding OP!!
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I really hate it when I am buying something else but it is not expensive enough to add the add-on. They are still sending a box my way, so there is no good reason not to allow the add-on to come with that order. I wish I could buy add-on items and then have them shipped with whatever I order next, or thrown into my subscribe and save box.
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That confuses me as well. It seems that the objective is pretty blatantly to get you to spend more money (although it's never worked for me personally). Your point is exactly right. If they're shipping you a box anyway, why not throw this in? Why the $25 minimum? I could see if it were based on weight or something like that, but it's clearly not.
Your points make sense on the face but they don't apply to the situation.

You probably know that Amazon has many fulfillment centers throughout the country. It's likely the add on item and the other item you are ordering are not in the same place. If they were (and at time they might be) then your points are valid. Right now Amazon doesn't have a way to include add on items in orders under $25 that are at the same center. If they had a way to do this it would benefit Amazon and I wouldn't be surprised if they weren't trying to implement this. Problem is that this would confuse the hell out of most people who are not bright enough to understand such a system. Imagine the confusion created where sometimes an Add On item could only be shipped with orders over $25 unless it is shipping with a lower priced item in the same fulfillment center. The US education system does not equip most people with the logic to understand this system.

If an order is over $25 Amazon is estimating that the profit of the total order will cover shipping and handling expenses for those situations when the add on item has to come from a different fulfillment center. In some cases it probably doesn't cover those costs but in other cases it does. And in some cases everything is in the same center. They calculated $25 is the tipping point.

I don't have a horse in this race but if you like Amazon and you like Prime you have to embrace policies that help Amazon survive even if it doesn't always work to your advantage. Remember there was a time where people would shake their head in amazement that Amazon would ship a $0.75 item for free if you had Prime because it didn't make any sense. How could they make money doing that? You were right and they are shifting from a growth strategy (sell at a loss to grow) to a survival strategy (sell at a profit to survive).

All in all, I buy a TON of stuff online and the vast majority is still from Amazon. People say that Amazon isn't the cheapest anymore but I find that Amazon is usually the cheapest and even if they are slightly more expensive it is still worth it to save the time and gas and hassles and frustration of going to a B&M to save a buck or two.

My biggest frustration with Amazon is the pollution of their reviews which used to be one of the Internet's greatest resources. I know that Amazon is trying to combat this and tools like Fakespot exist but think about it. People are putting a TON of faith in Fakespot without having any clue how accurate their results are. We don't know how it really works, we trust Fakespot because they claim to do what they say they do. I use Fakespot myself but I have no idea how accurate it is.

Also, as someone who has been researching selling stuff on Amazon, I am learning about all the frustrations sellers have. For instance, Amazon distribution centers commingle product from sellers. So if one seller sends authentic Oral B brush heads or Gillette razor blades and another seller sends fakes, Amazon will mix them all together so that when you buy from the seller who sent real you might get fake and if you buy from the seller who sent fake you might get real. That is crap and it's why I will not buy things from Amazon that have the potential to be fake if there is more than one seller listed. If there is only one seller you can trust the product reviews and seller reviews regarding authenticity. Google Birkenstock and Amazon to see why Birkenstock abandoned Amazon over their handling of counterfeit products.

Wow. Long post. Wasn't expecting to say so much, just got on a roll.
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