View Full Version : Horrible shipping at Amazon

03-19-2008, 11:23 AM
Don't know if anyone noticed this, but the shipping prices at amazon are getting way out of hand. I've found nothing new at retail in months, and since I only want the Force Unleashed Vader, I figured I'd give them a shot, knowing full well I might pay an extra couple of $$ (I'd break even on gas there, so no biggie), so long as the price was $10 or less.

Well, they finally have a couple listed at $7.99, but get this, the shipping is $8.00 !!!! Unbelievable!!!! I know it doesn't cost that much to send one lousy figure - I mean, the shipping is technically more than the figure itself! As much as I'd like this figure, I'll wait until I luck out at retail or on HTS, where the shipping is far more reasonable.

Even worse, with this new marketplace, they won't even combine shipping if you order two figs from the same seller. I bought two of the new GI Joe figs last week, and got stuck paying $4.00 shipping for EACH figure, even though they came from the same seller and were shipped in one box! If those figs weren't so hard to come by, I certainly wouldn't have given in (to add insult to injury, I found them at TRU a week later - what can you do?). Just can't believe how bad it's gotten on that site with toys since they dropped TRU (another site which 99% of the time has their figures listed as "not currently available." :upset:

03-19-2008, 12:38 PM
So don't pay it. There are plenty of online retail options.

03-19-2008, 12:56 PM
Yeah, don't pay that. Especially not for TFU Vader.

El Chuxter
03-19-2008, 01:00 PM
The Vader is sold by a third party vendor, and they set their own prices. In this case, the vendor is clearly a scalper.

03-19-2008, 02:28 PM
The Vader is sold by a third party vendor, and they set their own prices. In this case, the vendor is clearly a scalper.

Yeah, there's alot of that third party carp on Amazon. Heck, I can't remember the last time I actually thought about buying something from there.

03-19-2008, 02:36 PM
I buy from 3rd party on Amazon quite a bit, but only if they have the best price on what I'm looking for (which they generally do).

03-19-2008, 02:41 PM
I wouldn't blame Amazon, I'd blame the Postal Service raising their prices. With the store on Matt's site, we've had to be much more careful with how we ship out shirts and hoodies, because the post office has flat rates that don't change just because you don't fill up the box, so we have to try to stuff more shirts into the smaller envelopes. I could imagine with action figures it's worse, since they would need to be shipped in such a way as to prevent bending or crushing, thus they have no choice but to use the more expensive flat rate boxes.