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Free w/ Shipping Cost Posts

submitted on October 24, 2008 by Solstice in "Sales / Promotions"
I want to talk about deal posts that are labeled as "free" for the item but have an associated shipping cost, as they seem to really annoy some members.

It is not the posters' fault that is how they chose to sell the item on a site, and I don't think deals should be penalized for that. Now if you think the total cost is just to high that is one thing, but it don't think they should be voted down for the other.

If that seems to much, then perhaps we can all agree that in those cases where an item is "free" but has shipping costs, that on those rare occasions a poster can switch the two costs. i.e Place the shipping cost where the price is, but then mark it as "free shipping". In either case the math works out to be the same, but without the whole annoying some members because shipping is charged.

Any commentary on this idea?
 

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  • 8831
    TheBest
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    Posted by TheBest on October 24, 2008
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    There should be option next to price so we can select FREE if it's totally free and if shipping is there then 0.0 and it should reflect blank at deal page plus shipping.
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    • Solstice
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      Posted by Solstice on October 24, 2008
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      Yes exactly! People just seem to get irritated when the see "free" but then look down to find out they have to pay for shipping.
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    YanBz
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    Posted by YanBz on October 24, 2008 [reply] 0 0
    Not sure what the problem is here. We display price and shipping on both the deal grid screen and individual deal view, so the costs are fully disclosed
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    • TheBest
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      Posted by TheBest on October 24, 2008
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      There should not be the FREE tag if shipping is there.
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    • YanBz
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      Posted by YanBz on October 24, 2008 [reply] 0 0
      If you don't select anything for shipping (leave it blank) then it will not be shown on the deal screen. You can use it for in-store only items. Is this what you are looking for?
  • 8844
    TheBest
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    Posted by TheBest on October 24, 2008
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    No Sad
    If item is free but shipping is not free then there should not be the FREE tag (price should be blank not FREE) and shipping only should be displayed.
  • 8856
    YanBz
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    Posted by YanBz on October 24, 2008 [reply] 0 0
    I see the problem. The Free tag gives wrong idea that the entire product is free, not just the price part of it. Would displaying $0 instead of Free help? I think leaving out price as blank would be VERY confusing.
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    • Solstice
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      Posted by Solstice on October 25, 2008
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      Sounds reasonable enough to me, and like a decent idea.
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    • TheBest
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      Posted by TheBest on October 25, 2008
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      Yup Smile

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