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[Amazon Prime] Free International Expedited Delivery on Prime Eligible Items from Amazon US (No Min Spend, Was $49) @ Amazon AU

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Correct me if I'm wrong because I'm viewing on mobile via flaky internet connection but it looks like the $49 minimum purchase for free shipping with Prime is currently gone.

Eg 2 gallons of Elmer's glue (probably worthy of a seperate bargain https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B002FTOBZE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i... )

Edit: terms and conditions thanks to Selenium. "Limited time only" so get in quick
https://www.amazon.com.au/b?node=7575290051

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  • +8 votes

    Yep no minimum spend again, awesome!

    • +4 votes

      Phew. I'm out camping at the moment and just checking Amazon and OzB while the kids are off playing.
      Delivery info page on Amazon still states $49 minimum spend so if anyone finds some T&Cs I'll update the post.

      • +2 votes

        They'll take a bit of time to update the terms like last time I think, really great find, one of the best deals going around when they drop the min spend!

      • +4 votes

        "Limited Time Offer: Prime members get FREE Expedited delivery on all Prime eligible orders from Amazon US. T&Cs and Prime membership fee apply. Learn more about Amazon Global Store."

        https://www.amazon.com.au/b?node=7575290051 Saw it on your glue link.

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      thanks so much for this! Have just placed my order :) Very nice saving on postage :)

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      Hold on… Amazon prices can be MULTIPLE TIMES MORE THAN local (AU) prices.

      Eg: Yaesu FT-818 (or the older -817) OVER $1,100 vs local price $849 + ~$19 ship'g

      ICOM IC-7100 was ~$4,400 vs local price under $2,000 + ~$30 ship'g

      (Reminds me of "Interest-Free" offers, with reLabelled monthly fees.)

      I also dislike Amazon "range pricing- One listing with a HUGELY WIDE price-range: $49 - $2000 …under 1 photo. Useless!

  • +3 votes

    Nice find!

  • +48 votes

    Too bad they use fastway in Australia

    • +8 votes

      That’s if it gets to Australia. Had a parcel lost before it got to here. Refunded tho I’m disappointed coz I needed it.

    • +1 vote

      Is there a big issue using fastway as couriers?

      • +21 votes

        My experience with Fastway was that on multiple occasions they have left parcels in the dirt, right next to my front gate, where anybody walking on the footpath could just grab (you wouldn't even have to open the gate - just reach in). It was literally another 15m to leave it hidden from view at my front door. On the times I have used them to send things they have been late by a day or more to pick them up, more than half of the time.

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        No problems here and been using them for years. I guess it's the luck of the draw. Though I get the impression they were their delivery people really hard so the good ones move on to better things?

        • +22 votes

          These couriers are all local franchises so it depends who the driver is.

          • +4 votes

            @ATangk: Yes, but the company itself does not give a hoot if your local driver is giving the company a bad name. I have tried reporting my driver as incompetent but they are not interested, and they are certainly not interested in resolving problems.

      • +35 votes

        Fastway is absolutely terrible. Avoid at all costs.

        • -2 votes

          I had good experience with fastway all the time.

          • +12 votes

            @virtualds: You sir are an exception to the rule. Very lucky

          • +2 votes

            @virtualds: It's down to your local delivery driver - YMMV considerably. Mine parked across my neighbour's lawn and driveway but was otherwise fine.

          • -2 votes

            @virtualds: We have a great Fastway courier in our work area. Fyshwick Canberra. We also use them and only time we had problems was when they had to pass on to another courier (TNT) because they did not service that area. Problem was TNT was incredibly slow. 100's of parcels sent and received and all great for us via Fastway. Been using them for years.

            • +5 votes

              @jimmy c: Fastway good if you living in the house, apartment with fastway is disaster, been with them and have good experience about the customer services however, it sucks in apartment specially in Brisbane CBD, didnt attempt to deliver, if I didnt track the items, it may return to sender :). Courrier Please as well :)

              • +10 votes

                @nguyentran: I live in a house, and can assure you that Fastway are plenty capable of messing that up too.

                We've had:

                • Package delivered to the wrong house
                • "Attempted delivery" where the driver never even attended the property (no card left, no sign of them on security cam) - this happens most frequently
                • Packages left a depot for 3 weeks before delivery
                • +8 votes

                  @evanjd: I called the franchise one time to complain after they took 9 days to deliver something 2 suburbs over. The owner claimed that the guy had been out 3 times and insisted that he had GPS tracking logs to prove it. I told him that the security camera proved this was a lie, plus I had left out their authority to leave form, which no one had looked at. He just got defensive and dismissive.

                  Magically they delivered it the next day - and left it on top of the wheelie bins at the front of the house - and didn't even check the authority to leave form.

                  One of a few stories. Absolutely useless.

            • +2 votes

              @jimmy c: Not sure whether the fyshwick fastway covers all Canberra but we’ve had nothing but issues with them. Mrs has had electrical goods supposedly delivered/signed for when someone’s been home over the years which never arrived.

              They also lost my amazon order last year. A huge box with a PS4 pro, not sure how they can lose that. Tracking never updated from the fyshwick facility and when I contacted them they said it’s been lost in transit. At least amazon was nice enough to offer a discount and resend another one via another courier.

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                @johnnytran: There are many different couriers I suspect. The depot is also not in Fyshwick. As far as I know it is still in Hume. Anyway if you work in Fyshwick I recommend using that as your delivery address.

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          always pick up late

      • +7 votes

        Mine got put on the letter boxes in front of the apartment block entry, not even attempted to ring the buzzer.

        Best bet is to have it delivered to your work where there's a reception

        • +4 votes

          Nope you are wrong.
          I just found a calling card outside my office door and no one heard a knock or anything.

      • +9 votes

        the flog who delivers in my area delivered my Tool albums to the wrong address with authority to leave. i initially thought it was stolen; Fastway sent me proof of delivery which showed another street about 2kms away. then the idiot driver couldn't retrieve the mis-delivered parcel and the dodgy (profanity) who received my parcel by mistake never contacted me (my mobile number was on the address label) or came over to give it to me.

        so yeah, tl;dr people are shit.

      • +2 votes

        Isn't Fastway a franchise? My experience with them has been… inconsistent.

        Sometimes they deliver on time, sometimes not (my parcel was sitting at their warehouse for 3 days). Another incident is where I requested a return and tHrEe WeEkS later they picked it up.

      • +1 vote

        They're as bad as Toll. :)

      • +4 votes

        Fastway are the worst of the worst. I wouldn't let my worst enemy use them.

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        No, just a typical first world problem.

      • +1 vote

        Oh no problem just takes 3 weeks for a parcel to get from Melbourne to Perth.

      • +3 votes

        I've received a Fastway parcel where I was home & would have answered the door, but they just left it in my yard and also signed for the parcel themselves! 0/10 definitely

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        The guy that does my area is friendly and decent enough with the parcels, but they usually land over east first, then it takes 2 weeks to get to WA, and then half the time it says it for delivery but doesn't get delivered till the next day. Honestly rather use Auspost. Allied Express still the worst I've encountered.

        Not that happy with local Prime lately either for that matter. 2 day delivery is getting rarer. Last order (Amazon AU sold and stocked) 2 days before they had actually shipped it, and sent 1 although ordered 2, in stock at time of order.

        Last few orders have had similar delays.

    • +7 votes

      I haven't had great experiences with them.

    • +1 vote

      I've noticed this now too sadly, though my last Fastway item arrived ok… Knock on wood for future purchases, they have terrible reviews though

    • +13 votes

      One time Fastway driver leave my parcel outside of my apartment block(total 300 units), someone garbed it. To add to the anger, the driver did not attempt to buss up or call me and forge my signature. All has been captured by CCTV and they don't care even after I provided the footage.

      I end up go to fair trading and eBay refunded me as goodwill.

    • +2 votes

      Really? i've only had Auspost with Amazon. I despise fastway.

      • +1 vote

        They use fastway for the Australian leg of the delivery if you order from Amazon US, but uses Auspost for Amazon AU deliveries

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          I think they use they use Auspost for both overseas and interstate deliveries in WA. Never had fastway with an Amazon order which makes sense as in my few experiences with fastway it has taken 3 weeks for a parcel to get from Melb to Perth.

          • +1 vote

            @umoddbro: It changes from time to time. The two weeks when Amazon AU first started I got Fastway all the time, these days it is all Auspost. However I do get random Fastway once in a while. Not sure what is their rule on which one to use.

        • +1 vote

          They use AusPost for the Aussie leg of the delivery from Amazon US if you specify a Parcel Locker as your delivery address. Otherwise, it is a crapshoot and they can use couriers, as you stated.

        • +1 vote

          I've had all sorts it seems.

          Just today I had two separate deliveries from Amazon US that came by FedEx and before that it was Aus Post. I don't think I've ever had Fastway.

    • -1 vote

      Yeah fast way suck. Delivered 2 or 3 packages from amazon to other addresses. Even with signature on delivery. They eventually turned up but only because I hassled them. Other issue with amazon au is they dont price match or order purchases via amazon us global store. I had an issue where I assumed they would price match. But they charged me full pre order price. Had to fight them for the refund. Wont touch amazon au again. Just not worth it.

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      Yep I had 5tb HDD lost and refunded after 2 weeks late. 1 week later turned up. 4 weeks from purchased.

    • +3 votes

      The Phantom HATES FASTWAY IN BOLD AND UPPER CASE.

      No end of faffing problems with that group of gonzo's.

      I've found Toll very good though.

      Now the moment i order something on Amazon AU i do a chat (web contact is too slow) and request they don't use Fastway. Not always easy as they're not always the ones delivering.

      Only Lucifer knows why they bother using them at all…

    • +2 votes

      True…fastway is the worst courier company I ever experienced in Australia in terms of service and reliability.

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      Initially I was getting nearly all items via Fastway but now pretty much everything I order is coming via Australia Post.

  • +5 votes

    Interesting I wonder if this works on any toiletries or groceries.

    Would be nice to get some US foods or prices.

  • +1 vote

    Bought a book, thanks, saved $17

  • +2 votes

    Bewdy! Thanks mate ,enjoy the camping .

  • +12 votes

    On a slightly related note, I'm finding that my prime au orders are increasingly being delivered next day after order. Wonder if Amazon is starting to push towards overnight delivery, or I've just been lucky.

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      My last two prime orders were delayed by 2 days. Was ok as et comped a mo th free prime extra.

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      My last Prime AU order came overnight as well. Ordered Monday, estimated arrival date was Wednesday, but it arrived on Tuesday.

    • +6 votes

      I think there’s something going on with AusPost and Amazon by expediting packages. Even though it’s supposed to be basic Parcel Post, my packages arrive usually next day, as fast as Express. Normal packages from Sydney/Melbourne would take 2-3 days at least with about a day of “processing”/sitting in warehouse for Brisbane.

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        Less holding or storing deliveries means reduced costs. It’s in their interest as well as ours to deliver quickly.

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        Can second that. I ordered the Stanley Fatmax drill driver set last morning. It was at my doorstep this morning. Not a prime member, did not opt for expedited shipping.

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      My last order was a 4k movie. Ordered Monday, Should have arrived wed but then it got stuck in Auspost on Thursday and got delivered Tues the next week. I wanted to complain but didnt know how. The order had only the option to return.

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        gi to help at bottom, contact us, avoid the order links. go straight tonaccounts and use option account issues. some other options go in circles and some options have dead ends whereyou type in complaint and it says cant b processed.

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      Earlier in the year I ordered some electric razor blades on a Sunday morning. They got delivered to Canberra on the Monday. They shipped from Melbourne.

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    Awesome. Did an order for $13 just the sake of it and it was free expedited! haha

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    Hi I've no idea about prime membership so can I ask is this thing regional or global? Like if I became a member of Amazon AU I can only have free shipping on purchasing with Amazon AU but not US, or it works for both Amazon as long as I'm a member of either of them? Thanks for any guidance.

    • +2 votes

      It will work on items from Amazon US sold via Amazon AU (normally there is a minimum purchase amount required $49) before it becomes free international shipping… At the moment that has been waived ;)

  • +14 votes

    Time to get your Lodge orders in

    3" $8.24
    8" $16.34
    10.25" $24.56

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    Thanks OP, might take a gander and see if I can find anything good that actually ships to Australia. :)

  • +5 votes

    Useful if most of the international items I wanted could be shipped to Aus. Lol

    • +2 votes

      yep. everything I want, fulfilled by Amazon US (with the Prime logo), tack on a $100-$300 shipping fee, no regards whatsoever to prime status.

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    They used DHL for my expedited shipping.

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