Q: Is Amazon Prime shipping only sometimes free?

dealwagger
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I signed up for the free 6 month trial of Amazon Prime mentioned in a deal and I have been browsing around. I noticed some chocolates on sale for $.96 plus $4.99 shipping. 

It seems like only certain items are Amazon Prime eligible, and they have the symbol by it. Is that right?
dealwagger posted Apr 29, 2012
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crummy
That's correct. You'll see the symbol beside products that are Prime eligible, and you can also filter on the left to show only these items.
crummy (rep: 1.35k) posted Apr 29, 2012
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dealwagger
Thanks crummy! I went back to my search results and found that filter, that will make life easier :)
dealwagger (rep: 10.2k) posted Apr 29, 2012
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dealwagger
I also see that when you filter, it gives the option to look at a cheaper price that is not Prime eligible
dealwagger (rep: 10.2k) posted Apr 29, 2012
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encorez
I signed up for it, and have yet to use it....I think it is a useless deal.
encorez (rep: 9.96k) posted Apr 29, 2012
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dealwagger
encorez, well hopefully we'll find a good Amazon deal...
dealwagger (rep: 10.2k) posted Apr 29, 2012
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encorez
^ usually the good amazon deals come with free shipping...so prime seems like a waste..
encorez (rep: 9.96k) posted Apr 29, 2012
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nimase85
I love prime I use it all the time... Even if the product already has free shipping if you have prime you get it in 2 days but there are also plenty of deals that are inexpensive that do not come with free shipping..I also love that if you have paid prime you can get tons of free movies and tv shows...
nimase85 (rep: 15.7k) posted Apr 29, 2012
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encorez
^ I like Netflix much better, I don't like amazon's menu setup
encorez (rep: 9.96k) posted Apr 29, 2012
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toast
From my understanding, Prime shipping is free only when it's being shipped from Amazon's warehouse(s?). Many vendors have their inventory in Amazon's warehouses so that's why lots of times it's eligible for free shipping. In the case of the chocolates you linked, it's being shipped directly from the vendor.
toast (rep: 5.54k) posted Apr 29, 2012
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erick99
I order a lot from Amazon and I love Prime. I get stuff in two days and don't pay shipping. I use my college email to pay 1/2 price of $39 for Prime (that's good for four years). I work at two collegs so I am good for a total of eight years at half price. Prime also gives you a lot of free videos though not as good (yet) as Netflix but better than HuluPlus. I always click on Prime when I do a search.
erick99 (rep: 17.2k) posted Apr 29, 2012
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