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Re: Scams

Postby twister » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:51 am

Maybe I should have just started a new thread. I wasn't sure what other people thought or even knew about Amazon Prime and their pantry BS. All I can say is that in my opinion Amazon deserves a lot of grief for the little trick they use to force customers to pay for shipping even when they're supposed to get free shipping for signing up and paying an annual fee for Prime membership. It's a scam and Amazon should be called out on their BS.
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Re: Scams

Postby CrustyOldFart » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:43 am

I purchase items thru Amazon a couple times a year. I noticed the promise of free shipping if I joined Prime for something around ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS per year. If I signed up and paid that money and still didn't get free shipping on ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of all their items, I'd be livid! There's no way I'm signing up for Prime now! I may now go so far as to avoid Amazon completely for now on.
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Re: Scams

Postby surfsteve » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:25 am

The way I understand it is that the hundred dollars only covers items that are shipped free already when your order is over 35 dollars. Also instead of merely free shipping, the shipping becomes free 2 day shipping. Otherwise it can take up to a week but usually takes 3 days. To be fair they should also offer Amazon pantry items to everyone and just ship them at a cheaper and slower speed to non prime members. I think that would also be better for them in the long run because this pantry thing seems to be biting them in the ass.

The first time I got Amazon prime it was only 75 dollars and I used it to order a saw that I needed before the weekend. It would have cost 65 dollars to over night it so for ten dollars more I could still get it in time and have the service to use for the rest of the year for free.

I was more upset when they started charging 24 dollars more and added the free movies that I'll never watch than I am over them charging for the pantry items. I guess if I ate more junk food I'd be as upset as everyone else but luckily very few things I've wanted to order fall under prime.

I've noticed Walmart is trying to cash in on the action and is trying to compete with them. They do all right when you want something that they sell at another store but when it comes to 3rd party items the shipping is often outrageous and I just get disgusted for wasting my time looking.

Ebay is still the king for electronics. They are also king for ordering used parts and I have saved a fortune on repairing things I would have normally thrown away. The last thing I bought was a washer pump for 7 dollars that would have been over 50 had I purchased it new from an appliance store. I also have to thank Youtube for all the videos to fix things. What ever it is; if it's broke there's usually a Youtube video showing how to fix it and some guy somewhere selling the part of an old one real cheap. Seems like the new recycling is not cans or bottles but selling parts off of broken stuff that you would normally throw away. Thanks to Ebay junk yards and parting out is no longer limited to cars but extends to everything that breaks and can be fixed. I guess one way to look at it is the entire world has now become a junk yard where anybody can buy and sell parts off of anything, anywhere in the world!
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Re: Scams

Postby ergot » Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:13 am

New email scam hopes to con Amazon shoppers
Watch out for imposter emails which are socially engineered to get you to click a dangerous link. If the email looks suspicious, delete!
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Re: Scams

Postby shadylady » Thu May 04, 2017 6:17 am

Another scam of sorts is Whole Foods. They aren't as bad as the Amazon Prime Pantry scam, but they are pretty bad just the same. I suppose selling over-priced produce and other supposedly healthy items isn't technically a scam except that the implied health benefits often are exaggerated and so there is some basic dishonesty going on there!
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Re: Scams

Postby CactusHugger » Thu May 04, 2017 4:28 pm

Google Warns Of Phishing Scam That Impersonates Google Docs
Looks pretty convincing, but there is a giveaway clue!
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Re: Scams

Postby cactuspete » Wed May 24, 2017 8:26 am

The WannaCry Ransomware pandemic has been causing a lot of trouble and now there is evidence linking it to North Korea. I'm a little skeptical since politically that's just a little too convenient. With the build up in negative press towards North Korea, it seems like someone is trying to justify something.
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Re: Scams

Postby recluse » Fri May 26, 2017 7:39 pm

cactuspete wrote:The WannaCry Ransomware pandemic has been causing a lot of trouble and now there is evidence linking it to North Korea. I'm a little skeptical since politically that's just a little too convenient. With the build up in negative press towards North Korea, it seems like someone is trying to justify something.

Someone somewhere is always attempting to justify something! :curse:
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