I've been a happy Amazon consumer up until this year. The majority of my purchases are well over the $25 mark, are stocked by Amazon AND qualify for free shipping - but that's not the problem. The problem is how Amazon is now trying to screw with customers who utilize the Super Saver Free Shipping by intentionally delaying the release & shipment of those orders. So you mean to tell me that Amazon doesn't make enough money on the product that they have to now purposely delay Free Shipping orders in order to sway customers to upgrade their shipping to a paid method so they can make more money. I'm not talking about a faster shipping method as the shipment type would be the same, it's delays on Amazon's end that are at hand. For over 10 years I've not encounterd problems, this seems to be something they started doing end of 2010/early 2011.
So they receive my order on a Sunday from me & don't ship that item (which shows as in their stock) until the following Monday a week later because I selected Free Shipping - enough of the games, that's just inexcusable!!
They should just "MAN UP" and eliminate the Free Shipping option and reduce their shipping charges across the board since they'll then be getting income for ALL orders they ship out...
Don't think I'm going to be using Amazon anymore, they have no one to blame but themselves.