Argh..my frustration with Amazon continues this morning! Yesterday, you may have read on my Mommy Monday post that Amazon recently disabled my affiliate account with them because my state recently passed a law saying that they would have to collect tax to anyone who bought goods in Maine. What does this mean for me? It means I stand to lose between 15-20% of my annual income because of this. In the last year I’ve sold over 30k dollars worth of Amazon merchandise, and they just dropped me like it was nothing.
Then today I wake up to find out that they have increased their minimum order price to qualify for free shipping. Before you used to be able to get FREE Shipping if you purchased an order of $25 or more, well now the minimum order to qualify for free shipping is $35, that’s a whopping 30% increase!
Amazon has been my go-to online retailer for years. I do almost all of my Christmas shopping through them and have been a Prime member for 3 years, but now, I think they are starting to capitalize on the fact that they are the behemoth shopping plaza of online retail and screwing their customers!
Ok..enough ranting…let’s get back to your regularly scheduled deals…