FREE Shipping NOT! Bait and Switch game with shipping
by Martin D. - Posted Mon November 30, 2009 @ 5:13 PM
Today, I was looking for blenders online. I did a little research and found your price the best on this item. As you can see below it says add to cart to see price. When I did the item dropped in red from a sales price down to 48.00 and some change before tax. I decided I would buy 2 in order to get free shipping.
Shipping for one was over 9 dollars and for 2 was 10.50. I still was slightly under the $99 requirement in that category of merchandise to obtain free shipping.
I then shopped and found something else in the required category of merchandise that I needed so that I now reached and slightly exceeded the 99 dollars needed for free shipping. As soon as I did the shipping showed up as free, BUT you immediately raised the price of the items to where buying just 2 blenders was now above 100 dollars. I had spent time shopping to reach that free shipping level just to have you end up charging me more for the same items with free shipping. You raised the price while I was shopping and the items were already in my cart. I then decided to remove the 3rd item that I added for the free shipping and the price stayed at the higher price. What a rip....... The reduced price when I initially added the blenders to the cart was in bold red! Anyway I went to Lowe's online and purchased one similar and received free shipping.
I would of been willing to pick up my purchase at a local store...but that option was never offered on the site for this item.
Cuisinart Cuisinart SPB-10CH PowerBlend 500 Blender was the item
Sold by Sears
Sears item #00808609000
Mfr. model #SPB-10CH
User Rating: 0 ratings
Add to cart to see our price
If you really don't wish to give free shipping then don't offer it. When someone has a price quoted already in their shopping cart you should not just raise the price before their eyes, especially when the consumer has not even exited the session.