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#235936 10-May-2018 12:34
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I've noticed the standard shipping option is not available for anything I order via Amazon to NZ.  Only Expedited and Priority is available.

 

Has been like this for 2 weeks.  Anyone else experience the same?

 

 





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  #2013347 10-May-2018 12:58
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Yeah. It's been discussed a little bit here and here.


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  #2013349 10-May-2018 13:03
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That's annoying. I had one order arrive last week that was delivered by two different companies under standard cheap shipping. It'd cost twice as much now. Hopefully it's a glitch they work out.


 
 
 
 


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  #2013351 10-May-2018 13:06
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I wonder if they finally got sick of everybody hating i-parcel and couldn't find another sufficiently cheap courier to use so they just canned the whole standard shipping programme...

 

Though surely it's going to turn a significant amount of NZers off buying from Amazon for a lot of things? I know they subsidise shipping to start with, but Amazon has always been very growth-focused rather than profit-driven. Maybe it's foreshadowing their imminent entry into the NZ market and so they don't need competitive shipping in the short-term? ;)


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  #2013356 10-May-2018 13:12
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I have noticed the price of shipping has gone up quite significantly.

 

 




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  #2013395 10-May-2018 13:40
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Media doesn't appear to be excluded, I mainly purchase my 4K UHD Bluray's from Amazon and no standard shipping for media only either.

 

 





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  #2013493 10-May-2018 16:35
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sbiddle:

 

I have noticed the price of shipping has gone up quite significantly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yep, I went to order two packs of socks off Amazon earlier this week, and it was going to be $65 shipping. For 12 socks. Needless to say I didn't get them.

 

On that note, anyone know a good place to get socks here in NZ? I usually buy Hanes ankle socks (not low cut). I miss them, they are cushiony and warm without being too hot.


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  #2013497 10-May-2018 16:40
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Taubin:

 

sbiddle:

 

I have noticed the price of shipping has gone up quite significantly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yep, I went to order two packs of socks off Amazon earlier this week, and it was going to be $65 shipping. For 12 socks. Needless to say I didn't get them.

 

On that note, anyone know a good place to get socks here in NZ? I usually buy Hanes ankle socks (not low cut). I miss them, they are cushiony and warm without being too hot.

 

 

Would been cheaper via YouShop..





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  #2013536 10-May-2018 18:14
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I really should look into youshop at some point, I also have family in the states that could have shipped it, but it's just socks. I only buy them like once a year or so when the old ones wear out, but I do love brand new socks.


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  #2013554 10-May-2018 18:57
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Get some Thorlo socks, they've very comfortable and very hard wearing, they last years. Cotton isn't a good material for socks, it holds moisture and wears quickly.


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  #2013993 11-May-2018 12:45
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I just ordered something last night and had all 3 shipping options.


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  #2014005 11-May-2018 12:57
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Paul1977:

 

I just ordered something last night and had all 3 shipping options.

 

 

What was it?


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  #2014022 11-May-2018 13:22
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backfiah:

 

Paul1977:

 

I just ordered something last night and had all 3 shipping options.

 

 

What was it?

 

 

Miracle Casters! Sold by 3rd party, but fulfilled by Amazon.

 

Had 3 shipping options: Standard International (no tracking), AmazonGlobal Expedited, and AmazonGlobal Priority.


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  #2014025 11-May-2018 13:25
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I have a few random things in my cart, I don't get the economy option.


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  #2014027 11-May-2018 13:25
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I wonder if it simply depends what Amazon distribution centre the goods are shipped from?

 

 


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  #2014030 11-May-2018 13:33
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timmmay:

 

I have a few random things in my cart, I don't get the economy option.

 

 

@timmmay what is something in your cart that you don't get the economy option for?


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