questionshas anyone taken advantage of the free shipping?

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Unless you order from Amazon a lot or use their other services like the video, Prime is not a good investment. You need to evaluate whether you will use it enough to make it worthwhile.

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It links your two accounts (Woot! and Amazon) - No new account is created.

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Your wife can have you added to her Prime account; it's simple to do and doesn't cost anything.

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Yeah, I ended up not going for the free shipping when I do have Prime. It wasn't obvious what the consequences are, and I don't like to link up databanks' tracking me when I don't have to. There's way too much tracking out there already for me to want folks linking what I buy on Woot and what I buy on Amazon. I hate all the tracking.

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I succumbed to the temptation of the mystery box of jewelry over on the accessories page and linked the two accounts. It immediately gave me credit for my Woot history with no problem.

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@belyndag: Darn you. Now I've bought one of them, also.

Old joke in our house:

Me: I'm going to blame you for that, you know.
The Spouse: But it wasn't my fault!
Me: I didn't say it was your fault. I just said I'm going to blame you.
The Spouse: Oh. Fine. :::followed by tolerant grin:::

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@moondrake: I very rarely buy from Amazon anymore so it's not an issue of whether I should buy Prime or not. The issue is that I don't see myself buying Prime in the future so there is no reason to link the accounts even if Prime will give me free shipping later on.

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I hate to inform you folks....when you buy from Woot...you are already buying from Amazon...

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I did -- especially handy since I wanted an $8 item. No way I would have purchased it without the free ship offer.

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I thought the deal was you got free shipping just for paying through Amazon, not only if you're a Prime member. I have Prime but I'm pretty sure you don't need it to get the free shipping offer. I could be wrong, it just wouldn't make sense otherwise.

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@magic cave: got a link to that feature? I can't find it and my wife has $300 in amazon gift cards on her account.

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@nmchapma: I might have missed something. I have a $100 gift card waiting for me over on Amazon. Does linking the accounts allow me to spend it on Woot?

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@belyndag: I think you made a link between my posts that shouldn't be there. I'm just wanting to add my wife to my prime account so we can spend her money on amazon and use my prime shipping.

You might be able to do it that way but I haven't tried it. anyone have an answer to that?

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@nmchapma: You don't have to have prime right now but my guess is that it is coming, or something is. There is no reason that Amazon would just give free shipping without us giving something up, they are a business and they don't stay in business by giving away free things for no reason. Either the goal is for tracking (as suggested above) or for a further meshing of Woot with Amazon on some other level. Since I don't know the end game, I am not in the mood to be suckered along the way.

Keep in mind the shirt fiasco with the price raise so they could keep an American supplier for blanks and then a couple of months later switching to a foreign supplier for blanks. When complains were made, the admins in the forums said they had been trying out different shirt blanks for MONTHS, long before the price raise.

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@nmchapma: Sure do. As a matter of fact, I first learned about it from someone else who posted the info here. You're gonna like this!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_left_v4_sib?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200444180

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FYI - the free shipping promo has expired.

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@thumperchick: wow, it really was a very limited time promotion. Glad I was able to take advantage yesterday

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@magic cave: So I just checked it out and it seems I have a student account. not sure how seeing as I have never been a student member before, I'm not using my old university email address either.

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@nmchapma: Well, gosh, It's amazing what one can learn about themselves on line, isn't it? Are you sure you're not really a student?

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@nmchapma: Sorry. I might have worded my comment poorly. I wasn't assuming that you said we could use our Amazon gift cards on Woot, I was just HOPING we could. Still no answer from staff about that, so I'm assuming the answer is no. Drat!