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Freight Cost Exceeds Price of Product ?

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This made me laugh is the price of freight for this item. There are a few of them floating around Amazon.

Price :0.01

Freight : 9.99 delivery ??

What in the world is going on here?

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Opportunist17
over a year ago
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JandE86

:O just not worth it indeed sadly :O i wonder maybe they are mistaken

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Opportunist17

😂Delivery by drone to your bedroom window...I guess? ...lol

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davidstockport

Opportunist17 More likely THROUGH your bedroom window - with a discount voucher to your local glazier attached😀

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Opportunist17

davidstockport lol ....Class...

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davidstockport

Strangely enough a few hours ago I answered that often Amazon might list items as £00.01 or even £00.00 because they were making a massive profit on the P&P - thank you for confirming my theory was correct.

For those who can't make it out this Item was £00.01 and P&P £9.99 (probably over £9 profit even after Amazon pay postage)

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Opportunist17

They basically threw in the made up B.S. price then make it up on the freight charges. Very sneaky business lol. Some might not see these numbers and still purchase?

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Johnny

These odd delivery prices are typically when you buy from Amazon Marketplace Sellers (i.e. other people using Amazon as an online sales platform to sell their goods) and not when you buy directly from Amazon itself.

I found this Q&A on an Amazon US Seller Forum, which is interesting to see things from a seller’s point of view.

QUESTION: Pricing Advice: Higher Price + Free Shipping or Lower Price + Shipping?

ANSWER: I’m by no means a big seller - but I do enough volume (60,000 orders shipped in the past 24 months) to know: Free Shipping does not work for me.

Why? The buyer is too smart. Its total price - and in a manner of speaking, free shipping can hurt you because you’ll get more 1 item sales (possibly multiple from the same customer) AND on a buyer’s remorse return you’ll be eating that free shipping (because you’ve no longer made a sale).

Figure out how to get your customer the LOWEST total price - ship as efficiently as possible and provide excellent customer service: that’s how to increase sales.

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Opportunist17

Thanks for sharing 🙂

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hspexy

I've been told in the past it's to do with the seller trying to limit his/her losses - so if he/she sends you an item you paid 1p for the 9.99 delivery, when you are unhappy with the item, they only have to refund you 1p, the cost of item. You will not be entitled to a refund of the shipping costs

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Opportunist17

Thanks for sharing that 😀 I though it was something to do with that too.

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hspexy

Opportunist17 you're welcome. I had never thought much about it before, but my gut would always tell me not to buy from a seller who wants to set a high shipping cost for a cheap item, and then someone told me this and I thought 'a-ha!', so I avoid such deals in case

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