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FYI- Amazon won't let me cancel a pre-order (without contacting them) because I purchased an add-on with it.

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Last Edited by myopinion77 August 30, 2016 at 11:35 AM
I have seen lots of SDers suggest buying a pre-order to get an add-on item (to avoid the shipping fee), then later canceling the pre-order.
I have never done this, b/c I shop on Amazon a ton anyway. I keep a wishlist of things I want but don't need soon. When I want an add-on, I just buy other things from my wishlist until I reach $25.

The other day I pre-ordered the new Captain America movie on Amazon. I added an add-on that I have been wanting b/c it would be over $25.
A couple of days later, I did the Target pre-order b/c it was a better deal for me. I went to cancel my Amazon one today and it wouldn't let me. It was b/c of the add-on item.

I did a chat and the csr canceled it for me. It is really just a coincidence that this happened and I have never done the pre-order/add-on trick before. I have canceled pre-orders on their own though, b/c of finding a better deal before it shipped.

Even though they let me cancel, I think it obviously isn't a good idea to keep doing that if that has been a person's way to get add-ons shipped for free. I'm not sure if this is YMMV or not, or already well known on SD (b/c I'm not sure when Amazon changed this) but I thought I would share.

Also- is this the correct place to post something list this? I have never really posted anywhere except hot deals & freebies...
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I have seen lots of SDers suggest buying a pre-order to get an add-on item (to avoid the shipping fee), then later canceling the pre-order.
I have never done this, b/c I shop on Amazon a ton anyway. I keep a wishlist of things I want but don't need soon. When I want an add-on, I just buy other things from my wishlist until I reach $25.

The other day I pre-ordered the new Captain America movie on Amazon. I added an add-on that I have been wanting b/c it would be over $25.
A couple of days later, I did the Target pre-order b/c it was a better deal for me. I went to cancel my Amazon one today and it wouldn't let me. It was b/c of the add-on item.

I did a chat and the csr canceled it for me. It is really just a coincidence that this happened and I have never done the pre-order/add-on trick before. I have canceled pre-orders on their own though, b/c of finding a better deal before it shipped.

Even though they let me cancel, I think it obviously isn't a good idea to keep doing that if that has been a person's way to get add-ons shipped for free. I'm not sure if this is YMMV or not, or already well known on SD (b/c I'm not sure when Amazon changed this) but I thought I would share.

Also- is this the correct place to post something list this? I have never really posted anywhere except hot deals & freebies...
Deal Talk may be a safer place, at least.

I won't cry any tears for the people that have used this "trick" in the past.
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Deal Talk may be a safer place, at least.

I won't cry any tears for the people that have used this "trick" in the past.
Thanks, yes, I don't feel comfortable doing it either. I know people are worried about being banned though (at least I see that a lot on here), so I thought people who do this might want to know. I guess they will figure it out after they try it again anyway Smilie
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