Q: "free" deals

iowahawkeyes
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I have seen multiple deals lately in the free section that aren't exactly free. The dreaded cost is still there.... the shipping. Its not cheap either! Its clear that the money being made is hidden in the shipping cost, and I would prefer if those deals were not in the free section. Do you guys agree?
iowahawkeyes posted Jan 08, 2013
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munkin2u
I've noticed the same thing! If I'm clicking on something for free, I expect it free. They're usually samples, anyway. It's not exactly a deal if I have to shell out 8 bucks for shipping just to try a product. Only my opinion :)
munkin2u (rep: 1.26k) posted Jan 08, 2013
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malvinpalm
I have seen very few deals! In my opinion nothing is free of cost, so the cost is included in the shipping. I do agree that this type of deals should not come under free section!
malvinpalm (rep: 3) posted Jan 08, 2013
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LokaFreeThings2
I agree too! I even thought the buy one, get one deals were better in their categories (not in the "free" section).
LokaFreeThings2 (rep: 2.96k) posted Jan 08, 2013
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LokaFreeThings2
@malvinpalm There are a lot of free things available, you just have to keep your eyes open:) Mostly, they consist of free ebooks, samples of lotion, shampoo/conditioner, laundry soap, magazines etc. All are 100% Free and Free Shipping too:) Those are the deals I thought were to be put in the "Freeebies" section. Maybe they get lost in the other (non-free deals though). Just my opinion:)
LokaFreeThings2 (rep: 2.96k) posted Jan 08, 2013
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Imia_bush
I would like to get the deal at proper price not searching for the free one. That would be the very lucky once can get it. Your time is spent a lot there. I feel digust for the cost hiden in the shipping.
Imia_bush (rep: 239) posted Jan 09, 2013
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nararal
i was cheated by "free" before, so do not like "free" deals.
nararal (rep: 194) posted Jan 09, 2013
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virazhou
yes,i have the same idea with you!!!
virazhou (rep: 151) posted Jan 09, 2013
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ancagavs
almost all items have a shipping fee. so, maybe that's what they mean by a free item when the item is free, even if there is shipping included.
ancagavs (rep: 15.1k) posted Jan 09, 2013
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MdavidK30
For sure... it's always that case... or they expect you to sign up for their emails and a whole load of cra that they send out.
MdavidK30 (rep: 3.56k) posted Jan 09, 2013
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iowahawkeyes
@ancagavs I get what you mean, but its still not free. No matter how good it is, you still have to pay something. Free is just another word that drags people in.
iowahawkeyes (rep: 4.24k) posted Jan 09, 2013
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bbattag
I agree completely. Free is $0 cost and $0 shipping.

What should be in the free section are free samples, free magazines, etc.
bbattag (rep: 6.75k) posted Jan 09, 2013
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krmills1
Free is FREE!!! Not free with $100 shipping cost!
krmills1 (rep: 14.2k) posted Jan 09, 2013
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