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Amazon Prime?

2005-02-22 12:50:02.588707+00 by meuon 6 comments

Amazon.com just hit me, on their front page, with Amazon Prime. - A Membership deal at $79 that gets you free 2 day shipping and overnightfor $3.99. - Are they hurting or is their shipper and they are going to front load some cash for capital improvements or something? And yes, in doing my math..based on my usage.. it's a pretty decent deal for me.

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#Comment Re: made: 2005-02-22 15:44:35.628355+00 by: Nancy

aarrggh - of course Alaska is excluded. It cost me over $10 to send three (smallish, including one paperback) books to my mom via priority mail.

#Comment Likely they've made made: 2005-02-22 16:58:39.282981+00 by: baylink

a warehousing deal with Fedex Dedicated Logistics to warehouse their top 100 items in Memphis, or something similar. If so, it has the companion advantage that they could accept orders up to almost 2am for same morning delivery.

A computer retailer used to do this, but I forget which one. It was nice.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-02-22 17:29:50.684307+00 by: Dan Lyke

"Amazon Prime"? Wasn't he the leader of the autobots? Oh, no, wait, that was Optimus Prime.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-02-22 18:58:48.056579+00 by: Jerry Kindall

A computer retailer used to do this, but I forget which one. It was nice.

PC Warehouse/Macwarehouse. They warehoused most of their stuff at Airborne's hub in Wilmington, Ohio.

#Comment Was it Airborne? made: 2005-02-23 00:27:36.635138+00 by: baylink

I thought they made a point of it being Fedex memphis. Ever hear why they quit it?

#Comment Re: made: 2005-02-23 18:33:33.522791+00 by: Jerry Kindall

PC Warehouse was definitely Airborne. $3 for overnight and you could order until well after midnight. As far as I know they were the first, but other retailers did follow suit, and some of them probably used FedEx.