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Oh my goodness !!!

So we finally got gluten-free food through our amazon...instead of just books. So....I put stuff in my cart - was going to buy $133 worth of gluten-free stuff...............................would you believe shipping was $80 (a few cents less)............REALLY?

 

See here's the thing....I was ordering chips, crackers, a chocolate treat, flour...........nothing really that necessary, some brands I wanted to try.........so not worth it !

 

Totally disappointed.

 

*****I have been edited due to a company spamming this forum....let me just say I am in Canada (.ca).

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If you do, or are going to do, a lot of online ordering you can get their subscription thinger. Frankly though, I go with the policy that if it isn't available to me locally I don't need it that bad. I think the sub is like $80 a year and there isn't anything I need so bad that I'll pay that much a year to get it mailed to me. Of course, I'm already a spoiled brat living in a city with 6 grocery stores in this city, a handful of specialty markets, 3 health food stores and a Costco. One city over (our cities all run together so it's more like one big city to me) has 2 different grocery stores and a handful more specialty markets. If I can't find it, I don't need it. If I lived somewhere that left me less of a spoiled brat I may be a little more willing to throw my $80 at them. As it is, I spend it on things like day trips to the city for fresh cupcakes to feed my thunder thighs. :ph34r:

 

I once tried to order meatballs online. There are none I can get locally already made because of my soy problem. The shipping as much as the meatballs! I may be lazy but I'm not that lazy. I haven't been back to their website, but I still occasionally walk by the frozen section to see if new brands of meatballs have moved in.

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If you have Amazon Prime you can get AOLT of free shipping. I forget what it cost per year for Prime I want to say 25 bucks don't quote me on that. But it is nice!! I use Amazon alot with kids living out of town. So it sure helps......

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I you stay with the Amazon store and your purchase is high enough (It was $25 minimum) then you qualified for super saver shipping.  Pay attention to the actual store and put your order together using actual Amazon stores and your shipping should not be that high. 

Since I live in a more rural area it saves me time and money to just gluten free shop on-line.  It  takes 20-30 minutes one way drive to get to a grocery store and gas prices are higher than more populated areas.

 

Some stores are just crazy with high shipping rates! 

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I use this company a lot. I subscribe to Prime, It's about $79 a year, I think and believe me, it is worth it to have things within 2 days for free shipping. I get USA pans, cooking and baking supplies, health and beauty items and my beloved books.

These are all things I was not going to find when I was living in the remote countryside for years.

Now that I have moved to a more populated place, I still cannot find some G F things, so I 

am glad they have them stocked.

 

The hubs gets his computer stuff, he even bought a GPS thinger through them.

I have sent family and friends gifts and they always get it right. Customer service is top-notch, calling you within seconds if you request

a phone call. All in all, the items on there are much cheaper when we comparison shopped.

 

Not a paid spokesperson, honest! :) 

 

That said, I do not not know if this applies to shipping to Canada. Sorry.

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I'm guessing most of you are in the US....it's new in Canada. I actually have ordered through US to a US address before with great success.

 

Saw it on the news that it had come to Canada and got so excited - finally can order online (never had groceries at Amazon here period, let alone gluten-free stuff). The news clip did say it was crazy expensive....and it sure is! Maybe it'll change at some point.

 

I haven't looked up the membership type deal but $25 or $80 - it's  not worth it. We have some decent shopping where I live, it just would have been nice to access brands we don't have. As I said, I was prepared to spend $133..........but not over $200........not $80 shipping.

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Ordering on-line works for some.  If you are ordering on-line there are some ways to earn some cash back from different programs. 

I can earn points by getting others to sign up, but I won't put up my information on-line for anyone to see.

www.ebates.com

www.mypoints.com

You click through the site, and then to a participating store.  I would suggest you use a seperate "shopping" e-mail, as the sites do send you emials with special shopping offers.  One of the major benefits ebates keeps track of the sites special offers and codes to receive the special offers.  The percentage back is for your total purchase, shipping and tax not included and varies.

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I use this company a lot. I subscribe to Prime, It's about $79 a year, I think and believe me, it is worth it to have things within 2 days for free shipping. I get USA pans, cooking and baking supplies, health and beauty items and my beloved books.

These are all things I was not going to find when I was living in the remote countryside for years.

Now that I have moved to a more populated place, I still cannot find some G F things, so I 

am glad they have them stocked.

 

The hubs gets his computer stuff, he even bought a GPS thinger through them.

I have sent family and friends gifts and they always get it right. Customer service is top-notch, calling you within seconds if you request

a phone call. All in all, the items on there are much cheaper when we comparison shopped.

 

Not a paid spokesperson, honest! :) 

 

That said, I do not not know if this applies to shipping to Canada. Sorry.

 

I knew you have one and are quite happy with it. I'm sure that if I lived in the middle of freakin' nowhere like you did I would have signed up long ago. And yes, things sent to people arrive quite quickly, which is good for those with as much patience as a half starved honey badger on his way to dinner. :lol:

 

Also, "GPS thinger" ...... *snicker* :P (because I know about your technology thing)

 

 

I haven't looked up the membership type deal but $25 or $80 - it's  not worth it. We have some decent shopping where I live, it just would have been nice to access brands we don't have. As I said, I was prepared to spend $133..........but not over $200........not $80 shipping.

 

This is very much my attitude on it, even being in the US. Meh, I can get nearly anything by driving 10-15 minutes which is much more instant gratification than waiting for things to get mailed to me. Besides, I can spend that $80 in much more interesting ways considering the options I have for shopping here. It is so rare for me to want something I can't buy in a store, or get them to get for me that it wouldn't be worth that much for me. Yet.

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I use Amazon Prime and love it so far for the convenience and 2 day shipping. The cost for a lot of gluten-free items is the same or only slightly cheaper than my local grocery store but there's a larger selection for me online.

 

I do a lot of online gift shopping, too.  I was late remembering a b'day gift (that needed to go out of state) and I was able to order it and have it delivered within 2 days. Love that!  :)

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I feel your pain. I'm in Ontario and noticed the shipping is redonk. I wanted to  buy some make up for theatre work since I can't get it anywhere, but amazon dot ca had it, but it was going to cost $30 for a $25 pot of makeup. Then I saw the fine print that they couldn't even ship to Canada after all.  Argh.

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I feel your pain. I'm in Ontario and noticed the shipping is redonk. I wanted to buy some make up for theatre work since I can't get it anywhere, but amazon dot ca had it, but it was going to cost $30 for a $25 pot of makeup. Then I saw the fine print that they couldn't even ship to Canada after all. Argh.

I empathize as an Albertan! I order tons of culinary books frequently but there is far, far less kitchen stuff and food to order than on dot com. Not fair!

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I love shopping at the place you mentioned and am a Prime member, but I have ordered lots of gluten free goodies from Vitacost.com . They have a whole gluten free section and their prices are very good. I just checked and it looks like they ship to Canada too. Maybe their shipping rates would be lower? You can always find coupon codes for Vitacost on the different coupon code sites. I don't live in Canada, but got married in Banff, Alberta . Oh Canada.

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Sorry I said 25.00 It is 79.00 It was worth it to me !! I bought something for my Daughter who lives out of town and shipping was going to be more than that. SO I got the prime for 79.00 I buy from Amazon alot tho. So It has payed for itself ... I don't know about out of US but if you do alot of online shopping at Amazon, the prime is worth the 79.00 .. Just my 2 cents ...

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I lived in Canada for years and have friends and family there still.  It has gotten much more expensive to mail things from here (the U.S.) to there than it used to be.  I started sending checks instead of presents.  Last time I had a big package I drove the couple hours to the border and mailed it from Canada.  That was cheap.  I wouldn't just blame "the company who spammed the site."

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