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echo2072
(@echo2072)
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Can anyone tell me if Amazon ships to STX either Prime or regular? Do they charge extra for shipping? I can't get a straight answer on their website.

Thanks y'all.

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Posted : August 16, 2017 7:37 pm
East Ender
(@east-ender)
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Yes, they ship, but it's not free. Yes, there are people who will tell you they call to get the charges removed, but it is clearly stated that addresses in the territories other than Puerto Rico are ineligible. Now, why they separate all the territories from PR, I do not have a clue.

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Posted : August 16, 2017 8:02 pm
ms411
(@ms411)
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Because PR is in U.S. Customs zone. VI is not. Not sure about other territories.

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Posted : August 16, 2017 8:51 pm
Scubadoo
(@Scubadoo)
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There are also some merchants that sell through Amazon but fulfill the orders themselves that will ship to STX.

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Posted : August 16, 2017 9:28 pm
rotorhead
(@rotorhead)
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I order quite a few things using Amazon's Subscribe and Save service, regular monthly shipments of dog food and toiletries and many other staples. All shipped free via USPS.

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the sinners are much more fun...
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Posted : August 16, 2017 10:25 pm
stxisbest
(@stxisbest)
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Yes, they ship, but it's not free. Yes, there are people who will tell you they call to get the charges removed, but it is clearly stated that addresses in the territories other than Puerto Rico are ineligible. Now, why they separate all the territories from PR, I do not have a clue.

And again I will state yes you can items shipped here free if you follow the guidelines-and yes you will have to get on a chat or call to get it--as far as "it clearly states", yes it does and has not changed for donkey years and never will but during your chat or whatever they will try to point this out and even insert a link in the chat that says so--ignore them and it-your next statement is--I live in the US Virgin Islands and the usvi are eligible for free shipping as long as:

1--the item must be sold by or full filled by Amazon--no 3rd party

2--you Must choose STANDARD shipping--which went to crap over a year ago and can take up to a week or more now to get out the door even though Amazon is in control of all your items-- will still show up usually within 4 days after they free it up--reminds me, ALL your items must follow what I wrote. 3rd party will cost you.

3--the new reduced free shipping minimum is $25 so must have that much in the cart to protest later and as I said following guidelines.

If they don't want to play tell them to get a super or just end the conversation and try again. Usually only takes me 1 time but have gone 2 or 3 sometimes to clear it up. Always fun have a drink of your choice available. : )

Oh almost forgot the most important part--They MUST BE eligible to ship here meaning no red flags on checkout. I usually wait until after it is shipped to bug them as you are not charged officially until it ships--only a pending charge

Good luck and now back to our regularly somethings

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Posted : August 16, 2017 10:37 pm
East Ender
(@east-ender)
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I'm not sure how much clearer it can be:

"Ineligible

Items fulfilled by Amazon Marketplace sellers that are not marked as Prime-eligible.
Magazine subscriptions.
Personalized gift cards.
Any item that doesn't have a message indicating that it's eligible for Prime on its product page.
Addresses in the U.S. territories, possessions, protectorates (other than Puerto Rico)
International destinations"

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Posted : August 17, 2017 12:17 am
Scubadoo
(@Scubadoo)
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There are also some merchants that sell through Amazon but fulfill the orders themselves that will ship to STX.

I guess I should clarify, some of those 3rd party merchants will also ship free. Others will not ship at all. Often an item is available from multiple sellers. I'll put them all in the cart and attempt to checkout and then delete the red flags that won't ship. What's left (if any) will then show if there is a shipping charge or not.

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Posted : August 17, 2017 1:18 am
echo2072
(@echo2072)
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Thank you. That's mainly what I'm worried about - things like dog food and such that are so much cheaper on Amazon than in the stores down there.

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Posted : August 17, 2017 1:07 pm
AandA2VI
(@AandA2VI)
Trusted Member

NO rome doest work here. I used to be able to call and get the shipping reversed but looks like they're not doing that anymore. Annoying.

*** The views and opinions expressed in my posts are soley those of A&A2VI and other like minded islanders. These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of the majority or any/all contributors to this site. Have a GREAT DAY!

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Posted : August 17, 2017 4:26 pm
speee1dy
(@speee1dy)
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it also seems like the shipping is higher than before

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Posted : August 17, 2017 6:39 pm
rotorhead
(@rotorhead)
Trusted Member

Subscribe and Save

http://www.amazon.com/b/ref=rcxsubs_details?ie=UTF8&node=15283820011

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They say there's a heaven for those who will wait
Some say it's better but I say it ain't
I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints
the sinners are much more fun...
You know that only the good die young.
BJ

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Posted : August 17, 2017 7:49 pm
East Ender
(@east-ender)
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echo: If you are going to live in the USVI, you will have to come to grips that stuff is plain expensive. Besides the shipping cost (which you are trying to get around), there are gross receipt taxes on items at every level (the wholesaler, the retailer), not to mention taxes that the VI government comes up with at the drop of a hat. Heavy items like dog food come in on a boat. Most stateside companies ship through USPS, UPS, etc. I would not be surprised if they figured this all out. I just want them to send me books, an item that I can't get on island for lack of a book store....

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Posted : August 17, 2017 9:12 pm
stxisbest
(@stxisbest)
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I give up--you all can keep talking sh-t till the cows come home. AGAIN--I do not care what the damn rules say--you CAN and WILL get your shipping in the mail to here returned IF and ONLY if you follow the rules I outlined. I have done it for years even when it went up to 35 then 49-then back down to now 25--whatever

Believe what you want but I just had an order last week credited AGAIN.

Oh as far as shipping any dog food or such yes you can if it eligible to ship here. What I will tell you is you do NOT want to trust Amazon for proper packaging. 40# bags of food and/or cans of food that I have sent to Paradise for free and pay a small fee to Paradise used to arrive in what looked like it was dragged. Not to mention broken bags. No way in heck I would try and put that much thru the mail. At least with them-

Good luck and keep paying for things you don't have to---

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Posted : August 17, 2017 10:21 pm
stxisbest
(@stxisbest)
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I'm not sure how much clearer it can be:

"Ineligible

Items fulfilled by Amazon Marketplace sellers that are not marked as Prime-eligible.
Magazine subscriptions.
Personalized gift cards.
Any item that doesn't have a message indicating that it's eligible for Prime on its product page.
Addresses in the U.S. territories, possessions, protectorates (other than Puerto Rico)
International destinations"

And once again reading comprehension is lost--I CLEARLY stated that free shipping was available to here. If you read what I wrote I never said anything about calling/ chatting to get any PRIME refunds only shipping in the mail using the standard option.. Your attempt to be right applies to PRIME shipping.

If you read what I wrote CLEARLY you will notice I mentioned using the MAIL and shipping and how you CAN get your mail shipping back-

I now leave you at your wrong and condescending reply to reflect the error in your ways.

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Posted : August 17, 2017 10:37 pm
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