Amazon close Super Saver Delivery loophole - all orders must now be £10+ to qualify
When Amazon announced a few months ago that they were making changes to their Super Saver Delivery option, most of us were pretty relieved that they allowed some exceptions as it meant you could avoid the delivery charge by adding an exempt item to your basket.
Members of HotUKDeals put together a thread which highlighted the loophole that by adding a dirt cheap CD or book to your order you could get all of your items delivered using their free Super Saver Delivery even if the total came in under £10.
From today, Amazon have introduced changes which extend the £10 threshold for Super Saver Delivery across all items. They say:
Our Super Saver Delivery service has changed. From 7 January 2014, all UK orders fulfilled by Amazon with a total value of at least £10 will qualify for FREE Super Saver Delivery. Previously, the £10 threshold applied to all our product categories except Books, Music, Film & TV, Blu-ray, Software or PC & Video Games.
Amazon have been price matching retailers recently on certain entertainment and gaming products but the introduction of a delivery charge on these products will be a deal breaker for most.
All other delivery services such as Amazon Prime will remain unchanged. Its a no brainer that people will (or should) always shop with the cheapest retailer but will this mean a surge of Amazon Prime signups?