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Walmart

Postby john2189 » Mon May 01, 2023 9:06 am

I bought a used book from walmart.com. for $5.73 free shipping. How do they do that? The shipping has to be more than $5
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Re: Walmart

Postby Eugene » Mon May 01, 2023 10:20 am

A lot of major retailers have their own/in house postal center where the item is weighed, postage applied, then shipped. USPS gives the retailer a large discount for providing the space and wages for the retailer's emplyees.
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Re: Walmart

Postby Don McCombs » Mon May 01, 2023 11:44 am

Like Amazon, Walmart now provides a venue for third party vendors to sell their wares. I suspect your used book seller is one of these.
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Re: Walmart

Postby john2189 » Mon May 01, 2023 12:09 pm

They just canceled the order. Says it is not available
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Re: Walmart

Postby Don McCombs » Mon May 01, 2023 12:11 pm

Make sure your credit card or PayPal account were not charged.
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Re: Walmart

Postby tmays » Mon May 01, 2023 1:57 pm

Got places like this to thank for high price of personal shipping. Shippers give them rock bottom prices and high volume. So they make it up with us
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Re: Walmart

Postby SamsFarm » Mon May 01, 2023 2:51 pm

Dont forget that us postal has (had) a special rate for books, etc.

It is called media mail and had a lower rate!

Keep in mind if you buy a owners manual, brochure, etc!

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Re: Walmart

Postby Barnyard » Tue May 02, 2023 9:31 am

When I bought my new trailer a couple of years ago, I was adding embedded D rings. I needed 25 to finish the job. I went on line and the best price I found was packages of four for $18.95 at several different vendors. Wal-Mart was one of those vendors, so I ordered seven packs with free shipping. About a week later Wal-Mart sent an email saying it was canceling my order because their supplier never gave them a shipping date. I then went on line to another vendor who offered the same price, also with free shipping. About a week passed and Fed-Ex arrived one morning with my order. That afternoon Fed-Ex was back with another package. The second package was my “canceled” Wal-Mart order.

I immediately replied to Wal-Mart’s earlier e-mail and told them to come get their shipment since they told me it was supposed to be canceled. They never did reply to me, so I kept watch on my credit card statements. I was never charged for the Wal-Mart order and they never asked for it back.
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Re: Walmart

Postby Bob McCarty » Tue May 02, 2023 10:51 am

I ordered a chainsaw carb kit from Amazon with free shipping. They sent me the wrong one. I returned it not thinking that the seller would not pay my shipping cost. It would have been cheaper just to have kept it. $6.00 lesson for me.
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Re: Walmart

Postby Jim Becker » Tue May 02, 2023 11:30 am

Many years ago, my wife bought an ironing board. It got damaged in shipping. The seller said they would send another one and also send a return shipping label for the damaged one. The replacement item showed up in a reasonable time. The shipping label never did. I no longer recall whether we sent the seller a reminder about the label or not. I assumed that they chose to save the shipping cost to get something back that they would just need to dispose of.

The ironing board had a metal rack for parking a hot iron that hung off the back end. The damage was that rack, badly bent. Eventually I straightened it enough to be usable.

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Re: Walmart

Postby Eugene » Tue May 02, 2023 3:56 pm

Riembursing return postage. Reference my previous post: Ebay Postal Address. My complaint to South Carolina Consumer Affairs will be mailed tomorrow morning. Even if I get the planer blades, or 1/2 my purchase price back, or nothing I still lose money due to the cost of the complaint letter.
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