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  Reply # 2014033 11-May-2018 13:34
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Don't wish to boast (OK, I do) but idly had a TV Series in my basket at Amazon US which would have been imported from UK to US and that had 4 shipping options.

 

(they wouldn't post it to NZ though)





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  Reply # 2014037 11-May-2018 13:41
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http://variety.com/2018/digital/news/amazon-us-prime-annual-increase-119-dollars-1202789280/

 

So, I wonder if it is by coincidence that a price of Prime is going up, and therefore, to encourage uptake, "Standard Shipping" becomes less common and generally more expensive.

 

 


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  Reply # 2014040 11-May-2018 13:43
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Cynical me wonders if they're starting to think they're a monopoly (not there yet guys...)





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  Reply # 2014058 11-May-2018 14:07
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Paul1977:

 

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?

 

 

Nothing will go economy, even things I got from amazon on economy shipping about two weeks ago.





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  Reply # 2014060 11-May-2018 14:15
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timmmay:

 

Paul1977:

 

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?

 

 

Nothing will go economy, even things I got from amazon on economy shipping about two weeks ago.

 

 

@timmmay I was wondering if it was somehow account specific, so thought it put one of the items in my own cart and see what it says.


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  Reply # 2014097 11-May-2018 14:39
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Some people bought this up on gpforums as well. They had a chat with Amazon support and they said its an intentional change due to standard shipping being untracked items were getting lost or stolen easy.

 

 

 

Either that or they couldn't find any other carrier as slow, cheap and useless as iParcel to replace them




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  Reply # 2014113 11-May-2018 14:54
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With regards to people seeing the standard shipping options available, yes it appears to show for items sold by third party sellers.  But if it is sold by Amazon I'm not seeing it on anything since 2 weeks ago.

 

 





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  Reply # 2014127 11-May-2018 15:05
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Paul1977:

 

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

 

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

 

 

i get standard shipping on that item, but something i have brought before which had standard shipping no longer does like an anker USB C cable


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  Reply # 2014147 11-May-2018 15:30
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I had standard shipping on this phone case two weeks ago.

 

nas:

 

Some people bought this up on gpforums as well. They had a chat with Amazon support and they said its an intentional change due to standard shipping being untracked items were getting lost or stolen easy.

 

Either that or they couldn't find any other carrier as slow, cheap and useless as iParcel to replace them

 

 

That sucks, might not come back in a hurry. I guess with low margins one lost package kills the profit from many good deliveries.





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  Reply # 2014216 11-May-2018 18:04
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timmmay:

 

I had standard shipping on this phone case two weeks ago.

 

 

this thread was started a couple of days about and it looks like its not available now with that item you posted.


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  Reply # 2014325 11-May-2018 20:12
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Jase2985:

 

timmmay:

 

I had standard shipping on this phone case two weeks ago.

 

 

this thread was started a couple of days about and it looks like its not available now with that item you posted.

 

 

I know, it was an example product for people to test to see if they could get economy shipping.





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  Reply # 2014364 11-May-2018 20:51
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Hmm good point OP, I notice the lowest option is expedited shipping!


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  Reply # 2014544 12-May-2018 10:54
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I seem to remember  reading somewhere that Amazon had dropped US Postal after Trump's comments  about Amazon using them.  US Postal will be the loser here as Amazon did a lot of business with them. 





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After sending a complaint email, I had a call from the Amazon customer exec department, surprised to get a direct phonecall on Fri.  I explained the situation that Standard shipping has disappeared for NZ, and the opposite is happening over in Aus they only had the standard shipping option no expedited/priority.  She advised will get it investigated and get back to me.

 

Yesterday I see Standard shipping has been restored!  So thats great, hope its fixed permanently.

 

 





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  Reply # 2017459 17-May-2018 10:25
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Thank you!

 

An item I had been wanting to purchase only had fast and super fast shipping options which pushed the price to more than I wanted to pay.
Just checked now and regular postage is now listed again which makes the price of the item acceptable. 


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