Amazon manage to irritate me

  Belatucadrus 16:27 24 Dec 2016

Little window flashes up telling me my Canon printer is low on coloured ink, no problem head to Amazon as I've done many times before only for them to tell me I can't have one, I'm not a Prime customer and the CL-541XL is

> "Exclusively for Prime Members"

Not the smartest marketing move ever Jeff, you've taken a regular customer and told him he's second class, this not surprisingly hacked me off. Lost a sale as I don't care to be coerced into a prime membership I don't want and promptly sourced the cartridge from one of your competitors.

Merry Christmas

  bumpkin 17:13 24 Dec 2016

Getting too big for their boots in my opinion. Vote with your feet as they say.

  Old Deuteronomy 17:42 24 Dec 2016

I would email Amazon and tell them what you have done and why.

  bumpkin 18:16 24 Dec 2016

**I'm not a Prime customer and the CL-541XL is

"Exclusively for Prime Members"


I would email Amazon and tell them what you have done and why.

I thought they wanted to sell stuff not that it was a priviledge to be able to buy it.

  Gordon Freeman 18:29 24 Dec 2016

Exactly rdave13, I just added that one to my basket no problem, & no shipping charges either. Maybe OP is having a 'moment'?

  Belatucadrus 19:39 24 Dec 2016

rdave13 the ink you've linked to comes from Ink Jungle an Amazon trader, one of several I could have used but Amazon themselves who have supplied me with the product in the past now can't be bothered as I'm clearly not the right sort of customer. I'll be interested to see if this approach is extended to other items as Bezos has been pretty open about how he wants everybody to sign up to Prime. It looks as if Non Prime customers may end up with a somewhat limited service.

  LastChip 21:42 24 Dec 2016

I use Amazon a lot less now than I used to. Like you Belatucadrus, I get really hacked off at every time I visit being bombarded with "Prime". I'm not interested in Prime, I don't want Prime and as far as I'm concerned, it's in your face and an American way of promotion. Clearly, they haven't worked out it doesn't work for a lot of people in the UK.

The best way to avoid it, is stay away.

Perhaps if their sales retract, the penny will drop.

I'm also now finding myself using ebay less, as there are a lot of good independent sites offering the goods that I want at comparable prices.

  LastChip 22:30 24 Dec 2016

rdave13, just to be clear, I have no objection to Prime as an option, but I should be able to tell Amazon, no I'm not interested, so please don't pester me every time I want to buy something. It's become a serious annoyance and turned me away from using them.

It's the worse type of aggressive marketing in my view.

  BT 10:52 25 Dec 2016

I've had the same. I was looking to buy small Nikon camera for a Xmas present. Found it on Amazon only to be informed that it was "only available at that price to Prime customers".

Found the same camera at Argos slightly cheaper, pick up at my local Homebase store next morning. No P&P. Result for me, loss of a sale to Amazon.

Last year I took advantage of the 30 day free trial just before Xmas. Got a few items with free next day delivery but ws surprised at how many things 'didn't qualify', so it wasn't such a good deal.

  HondaMan 11:14 25 Dec 2016

If you find their advert so offensive, get a decent ad-blocker

  LastChip 11:24 25 Dec 2016

It's not an advertisement HondaMan, it's part of the checkout system. As far as I can see, you can't disable it.

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