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Amazon

Is it par for the course for sellers to overcharge for shipping?
Permalink Send private email JoC 
July 18th, 2007 10:55am
No.  Lots do, but plenty don't.

Overinflated shipping is how they recoup the amazon cut.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
July 18th, 2007 10:56am
Shipping is the new mafia. They get a cut of every sale.
Permalink son of parnas 
July 18th, 2007 10:57am
Heh.  And they said on-line ordering and email would destroy the post office.  Instead it's been an economic boon.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
July 18th, 2007 10:58am
Bought my first stuff off of there a few weeks ago. It arrived in due time, but I paid like $11+ for shipping on 3 cds that came in nothing more than plain white sleeves with manuals in them. They were all put in the same little cardboard envelope and sent U.S. Mail for $1.

Three copies of the same old game, they were $5/each.

Not a big deal, just seemed a bit underhanded.
Permalink Send private email JoC 
July 18th, 2007 10:59am
Well why'd you agree to $11 shipping?

Yeah, there are scumbags everywhere.  It's not an Amazon thing it's a HUMANITY thing.  I've had very pleasant dealings with Amazon.  I order from there 3-4x a month, including 3rd party sellers.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
July 18th, 2007 11:20am
I am a rookie. I just searched, found what I wanted and put my cc/address in and bought it. I didn't realize I had the option of haggling over shipping?
Permalink Send private email JoC 
July 18th, 2007 11:38am
Well, you don't, per se.  But you don't have to use that seller.  If he's the only one, you either suck it up or you don't.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
July 18th, 2007 11:41am
Oh.

Well, there were some others. Buying 3x copies probably made it the cheapest route because each was about 1/2 the next closest price.

$26 for 3 games isn't so bad. I suppose I could have just pirated it. It's an old game you can't really find in any brick and mortars any longer.
Permalink Send private email JoC 
July 18th, 2007 11:44am
What'd you buy?
Permalink Send private email muppet 
July 18th, 2007 11:49am
Majesty Gold

It's a real-time strategy where you build a town and men and such. Only, you don't have direct control of your units. They go about all their business on their own, killing monsters and exploring the map. You can palce reward flags to explore or attack things to help influence them. They'll make money and then come back to your town and spend it to buy themselves stuff (or they'll just squander it in the untaxable elven lounges and gambling halls, freaking elves...).

I think I was off on the $5 thing or the dude lowered his prices. The same guy is still the cheapest but it's ~$3 a copy + $4 for shipping.
Permalink Send private email JoC 
July 18th, 2007 12:33pm
Ah, I played that once.

Once.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
July 18th, 2007 12:34pm
It is different.

A friend of mine found it in his collection and reignited interest so we've been playing it over hamachi.

He just finished building a new rig, so we've pretty much already moved on to the new fangled fancy stuff. Company of Heroes is gorgeous.
Permalink Send private email JoC 
July 18th, 2007 12:40pm
It's not the concept that I had a problem with.  I just didn't think it was a very good game.

Then again, I was sort of "growing out" of computer games at the time.
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July 18th, 2007 12:41pm

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