I had purchased four items from Amazon which had qualified for their "free" super saver shipping, and they shipped to me in two small boxes. Two of the items were not as pictured or just plain falsely represented (a ribbon sold as natural burlap was actually 100% poly).
The other item was of unacceptable poor quality. I sent two items back in the SAME box in which they had arrived. Total cost of returned items was approx $25. After the deductions for return shipping costs of the "standard" shipping fees ( $5.03 per item), processing fee ($.49 per item) and reversal of the original "free" shipping ($2.00 per item).
Between all of their "special handling and whatever" fees, I received a total refund for the returned order was… $1.01. Seriously?!!
I will not be an Amazon repeat customer if they think I am going to pay them just to ship me ***. Unless you absolutely KNOW that you will keep the item, do not shop the Amazon Rip-Off.
Monetary Loss: $15.