[Amazon Prime] Free Expedited International Delivery (No $49 Minimum Spend Required) on Amazon US Prime Items @ Amazon AU

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Ok this is one is a bit odd. Just browsing my Amazon wish list and noticed that some of the cheaper international items I've been looking at no longer need a $49 minimum spend to qualify for free shipping (for Prime members). As an example - this bbq deflector plate.

It says T&Cs apply but I've looked around and can't find any. The 'deal' hasn't been emailed out and I can't see anything on the Amazon home page about it.

So yeah. Good opportunity I guess to buy some of those little things you can't find locally. If anyone has any feedback on the presentation of this deal let me know.

Edit: wakeupaaron found the T&Cs about 5 seconds after I posted this deal:

Promotion T&Cs

• The promotion is valid for a limited time only. Amazon reserves the right to cancel it at any time.
• Only Prime eligible items shipped and sold by seller "Amazon US" will be eligible for the offer when you checkout those items during the promotion period. If you do not purchase eligible items within the promotional period, you may not receive free shipping (below $49 threshold).
The promotion applies only to Prime eligible items shipped and sold by seller "Amazon US". It does not apply to any products sold by other sellers (including third party sellers and Amazon AU). For example, if the promotion applies to cookware offered by Amazon US, the same cookware offered by other sellers on the Amazon.com.au website do not qualify. In the event of a mixed shopping cart, shipping will be applied to those other items in accordance with Amazon’s standard delivery rates and charges.
• The Free Shipping promotion applies only to Amazon Prime (Australia) members.
• The Free Shipping promotion applies to orders shipped via Expedited International Shipping to a single address.
• Does not apply to orders placed with 1-Click.
• Void where prohibited

This is part of Amazon Prime Day sale for 2019

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Comments

  • +18 votes

    Promotion T&Cs

    • The promotion is valid for a limited time only. Amazon reserves the right to cancel it at any time.
    • Only Prime eligible items shipped and sold by seller "Amazon US" will be eligible for the offer when you checkout those items during the promotion period. If you do not purchase eligible items within the promotional period, you may not receive free shipping (below $49 threshold).
    • The promotion applies only to Prime eligible items shipped and sold by seller "Amazon US". It does not apply to any products sold by other sellers (including third party sellers and Amazon AU). For example, if the promotion applies to cookware offered by Amazon US, the same cookware offered by other sellers on the Amazon.com.au website do not qualify. In the event of a mixed shopping cart, shipping will be applied to those other items in accordance with Amazon’s standard delivery rates and charges.
    • The Free Shipping promotion applies only to Amazon Prime (Australia) members.
    • The Free Shipping promotion applies to orders shipped via Expedited International Shipping to a single address.
    • Does not apply to orders placed with 1-Click.
    • Void where prohibited

  • +2 votes

    Nice!

  • +3 votes

    Any decent deal?

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    Nice find Chris clicked an US item and its in play :)

    Got be something in EOFY sales I hope .

  • +4 votes

    Yeah, with the current exchange rate then this savings will be negligible, added to that a lot of items Amazon just won't ship.

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      That's the whole point because they realise noone will buy from US store. Hence they are doing this promote.

      Not gonna help with exchange rates so bad for Aussie

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    Wow ! Thanks OP.

  • +6 votes

    Good time to get the Lodge

    EDIT - Just noticed Doweyy has posted as a deal ;)

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    Are the prices u see what u get charged in Aus? Or is it charged as international transaction? Is there option to do this? Or get stung by their conversion?

    • +11 votes

      You're purchasing through the Amazon AU site, so prices are in AUD (exchange rates and tax has already been factored into the AUD prices).

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    Is it actually free shipping?

    Because they used to/still do say "free shipping" but if you were overseas that meant "reduced or free shipping" depending on item.

    • +2 votes

      I bought the Pizza Bible book I mentioned above and paid no shipping. The deal seems pretty legit as long as the product falls into the T&Cs above.

    • +3 votes

      This is for buying through the au site, not the us site.

  • +2 votes

    Unfortunately you still have to pay the Australia tax on all overseas goods.

      • +12 votes

        Oh god, please don't turn this place political as well guys..
        We're all just here to buy bargains we don't need and have a good time :)

      • +20 votes

        As has been proven many times, even by government themselves… the GST collected on overseas goods doesn't cover the cost of collecting it. It was solely dreamed up by Gerry Harvey (though he tried to pass the back onto every Australian retailer) to force us to buy here in Australia: which, if had worked, would have boosted profit for people like Gerry Harvey - not tax revenue. So the GST collected hardly goes toward any kind of social services. a) We pay it as a tax, and b) The taxpayer has to then cover the extra expense of collecting it. Which kind of blows the whole 'tax is for social services' justification so far out of the water, there's tumbleweeds rolling by. ;-)

        P.S. Still boycotting Harvey Norman over here. I was tempted by that Logitech keyboard & mouse deal today, because there's no JB Hifi nearby but do have a HN. In spite of my wireless mouse acting up, my desire for payback runs deep and won out again.

        • +8 votes

          Yep, boycotting as well.

        • +1 vote

          the GST collected on overseas goods doesn't cover the cost of collecting it. It was solely dreamed up by Gerry Harvey (though he tried to pass the back onto every Australian retailer) to force us to buy here in Australia

          Yeah but there is zero cost to collect it from big retailers like Amazon/Steam who opt-in to charging us GST during the purchase. It's only the small Chinese places that still sell to us GST free that they won't bother collecting the GST from during the processing (also they massively under declare the item value on the shipping label anyway).

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            @Agret: Well, that may or may not be technically correct - we just don't know. i.e. I'm sure it would have required some pointless government jobs be created to draft and oversee new laws, for overseas businesses to liaise both ways to check they're complying, a whole new separate department (or at least additional jobs in existing ones) to collect the new revenue stream, etc. So somehow I find it difficult to believe the 10% collected covers even this 'minor' ongoing 'maintenance'. ;-p

    • +6 votes

      @lol
      coaster … as stated by "RichardL" above, the tax (GST) is included in the advertised price on the Amazon AU site. I have audited several items across various categories and tested the prices shown on the Amazon US site where the item is sold by Amazon US, (and NOT Amazon Marketplace sellers), applied current Oz bank (Westpac) USD/AUD selling x-rate and added 10% GST to the AUD conversion. In all cases the price comparisons of these items almost matched within an A$1.00 either way against the advertised price for the same item offered on the Amazon AU site (using the same ASIN (Amazon Standard Identification Number for each product).

      So… it appears to me that Amazon AU is doing the 'right thing' with the pricing of their Amazon US store offerings. I doubt they would risk their reputation to exploit consumers while the ACCC and other consumer watchdogs could just as easily make the same simple price comparison as I have described above. It would also appear to me that the shipping costs including customs charges have been absorbed by Amazon for their Amazon Prime members.

      Ciao for now :)

    • +1 vote

      You don't pay this separately if buying it from the Amazon AU site. If it lists as $10.00, you pay $10.00, not $11.00.

  • +2 votes

    Must be a lotta prime memberships up for renewal soon for this lozenge to get thrown out…

    • +5 votes

      Could be to compete with eBay Plus Weekend promotion that has been promoted everywhere…

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      prime is just over 1 now

      • +40 votes

        As a user who have used amazon prime and eBay plus for a year, if I were to choose, I will definitely go with amazon prime. Amazon has more deals compared to Ebay who always jacks their prices and when there’s a deal I found interested, I can still get it with a normal Ebay account. Prime has music and video as well so will definitely go with Prime if I have a choice.

        • +3 votes

          plus free games through twitch. it's just way better layout. and amazon has a better layout imo

    • +2 votes

      I'd say Amazon are using this promotion to test how many (more) prime members purchase US items when they ditch the $49 minimum. I would sign up to Prime for this feature alone if the $49 min didn't apply.

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    so only applies to stuff on .com.au , but not .com ?

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    Good reason to join prime.

  • +2 votes

    Would be nice, but annoyingly a few old DS games I want from the US are 50 USD~ on US Amazon, but 120 AUD via Amazon AU even with this free shipping. Grrrr!

    • +1 vote

      For me this is a huge issue - the price on .AU being hugely in excess to .US - no critcism of OP who I thank for the headsup.

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        From Amazon US they haven't in the past. There are some sellers who jack up the prices compared to the US site, but that's a different issue.

        The Amazon US prices on the AU site are usually pretty close to the US price + exchange + GST

        • -1 vote

          crap

          • +3 votes

            @petry: Here are the three things I've bought recently (with some basic rounding to the dollar because I'm lazy). Conversion via XE at 69c.

            Cat Stratcher
            AU - $73AU
            US - $US45 = $AU65 + $6.50GST = $71.50
            Difference of $2.

            Under Armour Slides
            AU = $49
            US = $US35 = $AU50 + $5GST = $55
            Difference of -$6

            Topsky Gaming Chair
            AU = $260
            US = $US160 = $AU231 + $23GST = $254
            Difference of $6

            As I said the US prices on the AU site are pretty close to the US price + exchange + GST. My slider worked out a bit cheaper too.

  • +35 votes

    Prime > eBay Plus

  • +11 votes

    Here's the Amazon Global page if anyone needs it. It has "Most popular items" and "Global store items under $20" https://www.amazon.com.au/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%...

  • +2 votes

    Wow.. this is good news indeed. I have had quite a few low price Amazon US items in the past that I would have liked to order, but didn't due to the $49 minimum. This will be very helpful.

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    Good news for prime members. Expecting lots more amazing deals now 🥳

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    Handy. thanks a lot.

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    Great for aerobie's which are cheapest from the US

  • +13 votes

    Upvoted but have no idea what to buy. PLEASE HELP US SPEND OZBARGAIN!

  • +2 votes

    Any video games that haven't realeased in Aus going for cheap with this deal that people know of?

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    Very good deal. Thanks OP.

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    I have been trying to buy from Amazon US in the last week but failed. It said "Eligible to ship to AU" on the item but as soon as I checked out, it says The item cannot be delivered to out of US (AU addressed was entered). Item was sold by third party but fulfilled by Amazon. Does anyone face the same issue?

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