While trying to buy a Christmas present on Amazon.com today, I slipped into their little marketing scheme. If you spend $25 or more on qualifying products (i.e. books, music, movies — most Amazon partner products like cooking utensils don’t count) they give you free “super saver shipping” (which means you get the slowest, cheapest shipping for free).
I was planning to spend less than $25, but it was close enough to consider buying something cheap rather than pay shipping. Why not get a book, CD, or DVD for maybe $1 or so more than the shipping?
So I set about bargain hunting. While I found a few gems, I never found that jackpot item that made it so worthwhile. Sadly, a quick Google search didn’t help me either. Somebody out there must have a list of cheap items on Amazon.com that you can use to qualify for free shipping. If there is, I didn’t find it.
But to offer a wonderful service to my readers, I’ll let you know some of the cheap gems I did find. Maybe this will come in handy if you’re in need of that low-cost item to qualify for free shipping.
- Laughing City EP by Eisley (they opened for Coldplay) – $5.98
- The Christmas Spirit by Johnny Cash – $5.98
- Country Christmas by Johnny Cash – $5.98
- Orthadoxy by G.K. Chesterton – $9.56
- The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton – $8.95
- Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card – $6.99
- Songbook by Nick Hornby – $7.80
- 50 Things You’re Not Supposed to Know by Russ Kick – $5.97
- The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien – $7.99
- Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis – $6.57
- Self-Consciousness: Memoirs by John Updike – $6.99
- Holes by Louis Sachar – $6.50
- The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss – $5.39
- Jimmy Eat World DVD – $7.98
Well, there you go.