expired [Offer Extended until Sept 30] Amazon.co.uk - Free Super Saver Delivery on Orders over £25

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As of 11 February 2011, Amazon UK has free super saver delivery to Australia on orders over £25.

They still remove VAT from DVDs and Blu-rays, and the prices on a few items that I looked at had not increased in recent days to compensate for the free delivery.

With the current exchange rate, minus the VAT, the conversion rate is approximately £1 = AUD$1.33. For example, a DVD listed at £9.99 would cost roughly AUD$13.33 delivered (assuming it was part of a larger order which attracted the free delivery).

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  • +1 vote

    Thats great news. Thanks for the info.

  • +5 votes

    This only applies if all items include super saving shipping. If one or more items does not include super saving shipping then postage will still be charged. Also all items need to be bundled in one lot to qualify.

  • +13 votes

    Nice. Somebody tell Gerry…

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    Hehe - Hey can you get pre-VAT prices on Amazon.co.uk like you can at overclockers.co.uk?

    It makes a BIG difference….

    Looks from your post like you can….

    • +1 vote

      Overclockers.co.uk ship to oz?!? I used to use them a lot when in Europe, though used ebuyer for generic purchases.

      Anyway yes they should remove VAT, just remember items like books don't have any VAT in the first place.

  • +2 votes

    Thank you. Just placed an order that sat in my shopping cart for sometimes.
    Lucky that I didn't place the order before. This helped saving like closer to £10.
    Thank you once again.

    And, confirmed with OP that items do not increase the price,
    at least for those that I dropped in my cart couple of weeks ago.

  • +1 vote

    This is seriously dangerous. But awesomely dangerous. Cancelled an existing order and saved about $8 in delivery.

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    Do the prices advertised on Amazon include the VAT? I'd love to get a Kindle!

    • +1 vote

      On the whole, yes. However, the UK site pushes you through to the US site when you try to order a Kindle so unfortunately you can't get a VAT deduction on that particular product.

  • +2 votes

    I wonder if Amazon US is planning the same change? The postage at the US store is hideous, especially for books.

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    can you like order stuff from diff seller can combined as one ordeR?

    • +3 votes

      have a think about the logistics of what you just asked.

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        just woke up…lol…

        rephase: can you order stuff from diff sellers as one order and make it above 25pound for free shipping on amazon.co.uk? i never use the website before, it sells same item listing has many diff sellers.

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    Awesome! I've been debating whether to get the lighted kindle case or not. The shipping from US was just horrible. This just seals the deal. :D

    Edit: £50.99 vs $59.99 USD, wut

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      I still don't understand how the UK kindle cover can be cheaper landed than the US one.

      i.e. UK 50.99 pounds = ~ $81AU VS.. US $59 = ~$59 AU + international shipping to AU~$10

      Please explain as I would love to buy one….

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        anyone?

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          I really have no idea. But if you look at the Kindle prices, getting one from the UK with the free shipping is actually more expensive than getting one from the US with shipping.

          Mind boggling!

  • +4 votes

    Just be sure to select SUPER SAVER shipping, as it defaults to STANDARD (charged) shipping even if you qualify for FREE shipping.

    Cheeky Buggers!

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    This is a permanent change right?

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    Awesome, thanks for that - just ordered The Social Network and How to Train Your Dragon Blu-rays for $40 AUD delivered!

    • +3 votes

      I didn't think The Social Network, excellent film that it is, required Blu-Ray to appreciate? :)

      • +2 votes

        Blu-ray from UK will play on ur standard player. however DVD from UK requires a region unlocked DVD player. so its less hassle to just by the Blu-ray instead of DVD for most people

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          I haven't seen any region locked players sold in Aus for a while now. Didn't the ACCC declare them illegal in Aus a while back? Unlock codes are available from the mfr even if they are locked. Even a PVR I bought that said nothing about region-free turned out to be. I guess the local distributor unlocked it to avoid hassles.

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          @greenpossum: PS3 - until very recently, it couldn't be unlocked. And even now can't be unless you resort to whatever they call the PS3 equivalent of jailbreaking.

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          Yeah, but if you can afford a PS3, you can afford to buy a cheapo DVD player.

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        Heh, I haven't bought a DVD in a couple of years, Blu-ray or nothing, 1080p + HD Audio, DVD doesn't even come close in comparison.

        Meanwhile, my order shipped this evening, hurrah.

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    The kindle on UK Amazon is a lot more than UK one. IMO i would get a US one? What are your thoughts?

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    Wow… that makes Planet Earth approx $22 if you buy something else with it (after VAT removal), based on an exchange rate of 1 pd = $1.65! Nice find!

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    This is great been using Amazon for a while now, this makes things even better and cheaper now :)

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    Well that makes for an expensive morning! Saved a load in p&p though, I really hope this is permanent. :)

  • +5 votes

    Just played around with it. Seems like it is £25 before VAT, which makes the minimum order actually lower ie. my order for £22 all up (once VAT deducted) is showing free postage too.

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      Yep, just found the same thing. That makes things even better! So that means any order of 20.83 pounds or up qualifies (25 pounds minus the original 20% applied for VAT).

      Just cancelled items out of an existing outstanding order to re-place it with free shipping.

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        Looks like it works for cheaper items as well according to whirlpoolers. http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=1633468&p... You can order items worth 20.84 pounds or more including the VAT to qualify for free shipping! Amazon then must add another 20% on top of the price to see if it qualifies. Don't know how long this will work for :)

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          I had clothes in the cart that removed the VAT and applied free shipping (was on friday/sat). Now today (sunday) the free shipping has been removed and the VAT is not deducted.

          I deleted the clothes and added 25 pounds of books (Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.co.uk) any only got free shipping and VAT NOT deducted. Has something changed today?

  • +1 vote

    Looks like http://www.booko.com.au doesn't take the free shipping into acount (probably dificult for it to do as well). So even if amazon.co.uk is down the results list on booko it may actually be one of the cheapest options if it qualifies for super saver delivery.

    eg. http://booko.com.au/books/isbn/9783832790899

    (and this book now qualifies for super saver delivery)

    Thanks OP.

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      booko offline at the moment - maybe they are updating to the new charging structure?

    • +1 vote

      Be interesting to see how Bookdepository responds to this. Their proxy prices are still competitive, but this deal now makes the more jacked up prices they're charging Aus customers for the most part substantially higher than a cart from Amazon.co.uk with free shipping is.

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      Drop them a line. They're excellent with addressing stuff like this and if it's doable (i.e. if it's something that's possible with Amazon's API) then it'll be fixed sooner rather than later.

      • +4 votes

        I sent them an email and got a reply saying thanks and fixed within a few hours. So booko should now be accurate taking into account the new delivery pricing on amazon.co.uk.

        • +1 vote

          Yep - thanks for letting me know. Didn't take too long to fix. Pretty substantial savings - they should be quite a bit more competitive.

  • +2 votes

    This seems like it's permanent, so now Amazon will have even more of my paycheck each fortnight.

    • +4 votes

      I was just reading their terms.. not permanent =(

      "How long is the FREE Super Saver Delivery offer available?

      The FREE Super-Saver-Delivery offer is valid until May 15, 2011. At the end of this period, we reserve the right to extend, amend or withdraw this offer."

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        Hopefully they extend it beyond this date when they see people are ordering more when they get free delivery :) either way it still cheaper then buying locally for myself for DVD/Bluray and Books I buy

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        It's probably hedging against currency fluctuations that would swing things against them. If the Aussie dollar suddenly tanked you can expect the deal to disappear pretty quickly. As it is, they're doing well to take advantage of the high dollar.

  • +4 votes

    This is excellent…..Amazon.co.uk just gets better and better…..

  • +1 vote

    Unfortunately they don't ship electronics and a bunch of other categories to AU addresses. Books & DVDs are good though.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?ie=UTF...

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      yeah. that suck.. but pretty good if u just after books / dvds.

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        There are shipping companies that can forward mail from US companies to Aust addresses if you are desperate.
        For example www.shipito.com ( I have personally used this service 4 times with no problems)
        You have to factor in all the shipping costs and add another $8 or so in fees so it really needs to be a big enough purchase or saving to warrant it however.
        They are fine with shipments from Amazon.
        Basically Amazon ships the package to them, they then send it on to you at cost + a fee of around $8.

        • +2 votes

          That's all very well and good, but unfortunately we're talking about Amazon UK here…

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          Have you tried shipping a PS3 to Australia?
          Currently a PS3 160GB on Amazon (USA) is $299 with a $50 Gift Card = $249
          Shopto.com calculates shipping as per items specs as $64 DHL Express (3 Biz days)

          (+) $9 Shipto Fee

          Total = $322

          Still cheaper that buying here in Australia. Only problem is if it will get through Customs without any issues. Anyone have any ideas?

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    Doesn't look like they ship video games to AUS -_-
    There goes my idea of importing some 3ds games.

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    thanks

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    Don't forget there are also various cashback schemes that work with Amazon (UK and US) so you can get a little more % back too.

  • -1 vote

    Any chance this would work with a pre-order of Harry Potter on bluray?

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    Is there a UK equivalent of shipito.com for UK purchases?

  • +2 votes

    Holy Guacamole! The wife is going to GO NUTS when she hears about this. My house is going to turn into BBC bonnet drama central. Why Amazon, whyyyyyyyyyyyyy??????

    :-D

  • +1 vote

    I've bought so many blurays from amazon.co.uk the last month and NOW it's free shipping….where's my credit card?

  • +4 votes

    This is probably going to end up saving me thousands of dollars before too long. It's like Amazon said, "Hey, y'know all those things you were planning to buy from us? How would you like to pay less for them?"

    A whole lot, Amazon; I'd like that a whole lot.

  • +1 vote

    sad. We just got some blurays. Those blurays have since come down on amazon( about a week after we ordered) and now theres fre shipping. I have no choice but to order some more. :)

  • +3 votes

    Oh great. I didn't want to spend $150 at Amazon this week, but the promise of free shipping was a siren call, despite my malnourished wallet.

    "Hey, look at me! You can now have me shipped free to you. I'd look sooooo good on your bookshelf."

    They made me do it. It's not my fault! Does anybody have an OzBargain deal for my car rego that is due at the end of this month? I think I'll be needing it.

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    local shop meets problem.

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    Apart from books and blu-rays what other products do OzBargainers regularly buy from amazon.uk?

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    So if an item has "this item Delivered FREE in the UK with Super Saver Delivery" then it means it can be delivered free to Australia?

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    I just bought about £100 worth of DVDs - bargain!!!

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    on order qualifying for free delivery, I am unable to order in AUD for some reason though…does anyone know why? If i order on GBP, the bank might charge some fees too

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      I think that happens if you have an item that is preordered.

      • +1 vote

        Yep, preorders will always default to pounds because the currency and price can fluctuate before the release date I think. I never preorder for that reason, because the bank will hit you with more fees I assume.

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      Careful if with ANZ, it's fee is for foreign transactions, whether in AUD or whatever. Just got stung on Amazon US by using AUD (should of gone USD), need to sign up for that 28 degrees mastercard.

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        I used to be with ANZ and moved to what was the wizard now 28degree card and am very happy . We got it before travelling overseas and saved a lot . ANZ are red hot on the international transactions .

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          A related tip. If you use the 28degrees card overseas, some bank ATMs will give you the choice of being charged in foreign currency or AUD. Don't pick AUD, because you will then pay that bank's conversion fee, whereas it's fee free for 28degrees.

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    That's still friggin awesome guys! +++

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    Thanks so much to the OP for posting this information.

  • +4 votes

    This is awesome news!!

    In order to avoid any FX fees, get either the 28 Degrees Mastercard (Credit Card, no annual fee) or NAB Gold Banking Visa Card (Debit Card, no fees with >$5,000 monthly deposits).

    Happy VAT free, shipping fee free, FX fee free shopping! :)

    • +1 vote

      Yep 28 Degrees Card best card around I use it online and also use it when I'm abroad :)

  • +2 votes

    I wonder how Gerry Harvey feels about this.