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Amazon for groceries?

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Badfish740, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. Badfish740

    Badfish740 Minister of Fire

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    Anybody doing this? In our effort to drop cable we became Amazon Prime members in order to take advantage of the unlimited streaming TV shows and movies for $80 a year (less then one month of cable ;)) and I heard from other folks who buy their groceries from Amazon. The trick is when you're a Prime member you get free two day shipping on basically anything, so if you notice that you're running low on paper towels you can place an order online and have them on your doorstep in two days. Amazon usually has the best prices on things (if you look around for the best deal), but I'm a little skeptical, plus we usually use coupons which I don't think you can use online. A possible upside would be the gas savings...

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  2. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Might have to check that one out.
  3. muncybob

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    I'm not a prime member but we do have cetain things sent to us on a regular schedule. This gives us a slightly better price than the regular Amazon price. Nice to have deliveries right to your front door and no sales tax for us. Just be sure to price things as sometimes you would be better off driving locally.
  4. GAMMA RAY

    GAMMA RAY Minister of Fire

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    I buy a lot of items on Amazon but not groceries. I really did not know groceries were available. I had the prime membership for one year but let it expire.
    The only thing I noticed was that during the trial period of prime, many many items were available for prime 2 day shipping, then when I joined it seemed everything I wanted to order did not qualify for the prime shipping. :mad:
    I love Amazon though. I think Kat is a prime member there and maybe she will chime in later about the groceries.
  5. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    Wife does that, I've had everything from paper towels, to diapers, to cheez-its, to coffee come to the house through amazon. The Mrs. is serious about price shopping, clipping coupons, and the like. So if she says it's cheaper to get a certain item mailed to the house from amazon, I'm believing her.

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  6. mbcijim

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    I've done it some. Prices are usually at or about grocery store prices without a sale. So if you go to the grocery store to buy sale items, they will be cheaper the majority of the time. My great saver has been the amazon app on my smart phone, especially at the cabin. If I decide we need a paper towel dispenser, mouse traps, etc... a few clicks and it is at the house 3 days later. It has definitely saved me a few trips to Lowe's or Home Depot.
  7. Mrs. Krabappel

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    I am an amazon prime member, though I got in a few years ago and was/am able to split it with some other folks so we pay about 20/yr each. I LOVE it. I shop for all presents. I order regular things like batteries, dog collar batteries, etc. Cheaper and saves me from going to the dreaded store. I know it's a lot of fuel spent, so I try to make a list and order at once. I just ordered some stuff an hour ago and it will be on my step Wednesday when I get home. I would pay the $79 if I had to.
  8. nate379

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    Do they send it UPS or through the mail? I don't know why but UPS/FedEx deliver packages to my house but the post office doesn't. They put a paper in my mailbox and I have to pick it up at the post office.
  9. Mrs. Krabappel

    Mrs. Krabappel Minister of Fire

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    fedex. I don't order much food. I just haven't looked into it much, and I have a good grocery outlet. When I shop I narrow the search to prime items.
  10. nate379

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    I'm not seeing anything on there that would be a savings. $9/lb for apples?! $45 for a gallon of milk?!
  11. begreen

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    I see Amazon Grocery delivery trucks in Seattle. Seems more like a convenience thing. They call it Amazon Fresh. Prices are a little high, but not too. I see milk at $3.99 a gallon.

    http://fresh.amazon.com/
  12. Mrs. Krabappel

    Mrs. Krabappel Minister of Fire

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    Yah, we stick with the household/yard/pet supplies.
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  13. BrotherBart

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    I'll stick with driving to Aldi. Fifty nine cent a dozen eggs, $1.99 a gallon milk, a hundred for the deck canopy and a $199 generator and tiles for the kitchen floor for $28. Now that is diversity in a grocery store.

    They didn't have the electric splitter so I bought that from Amazon.
  14. SlyFerret

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    I love amazon prime. When it comes to groceries though, the handful of items that I have looked for on there, none of them were prime eligable.

    Between Aldi, Meijer, and Amazon prime, my wife and I are able to find pretty good deals on most anything.

    -SF
  15. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Color me confused. I just went for the first time and looked at the groceries. And every item said it was eligible for the free shipping. Which is for orders over $25. Why do ya need the prime crap?

    Just to check I put $28 worth of Cherrios in the cart and it ships free.
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    Free shipping for orders over $25 is standard with Amazon...but it's not the expedited 2-day flavor shipping, it's the "Free Super Saver Shipping"...5-8 business days. It's the only way I shop Amazon. If I'm in that big a hurry for it that I gotta have it in 2 days (a really rare thing with me), I'll find it locally.
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    That is what works for me too. I prefer to buy locally and am not a prime accounter. As for groceries, ain't going to happen. My wife gets huge pleasure out of grocery shopping. She is a born and dedicated foodie.
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    What I have discovered is that the warehouse in Pennsylvania gets my stuff here in two days anyway so I decided not to play with "Prime". Walmart.com has a close one too so I quit paying for faster and they actually get it here in one day sometimes. Two max.

    Gotta love the online wars.
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    I have an Amazon credit card (Visa) and have ordered a lot of stuff there. I love the convenience etc, but it turns out they are basically evil to many employees and I think it drives under a lot of the local businesses that I really cherish so I'm going to give it up once I've burned my points.

    I won't preach, but I will occasionally ruminate...:p
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    You can git anything on Amazon...I mean anything.....!!!
    Not kidding...
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  24. nate379

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    Lot of the stuff they won't ship to here though. It goes through until you go to pay then it gives an error.

  25. Mrs. Krabappel

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    Well when one of you turds (I meant that in a warm fuzzy way) wants to deliver to my door for $20/yr what I don't have time to buy, then I'll quit it. My hardware store wouldn't sell me a chainsaw and my pet store sells puppy mill pups, so it doesn't break my heart. Mostly I buy used stuff anyway. In between my six jobs and volunteering at the orphanage.
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