I was shopping for something today looking for the best price / best deal. I prefer free shipping when possible so I searched for the item I was looking for on a shopping site that lists all the places you can buy something online.
The one that caught my attention had the same item price as everyone else, but it said “free shipping” so I clicked over.
I added the item to my cart and started the checkout process when I noticed the “FREE SHIPPING” ad on the sidebar.
Notice anything, um…interesting?
Apparently their free shipping has strings attached.
I’m sorry, but free shipping means NO COST above and beyond the item. None. Nada. Zero. FREE.
Am I wrong?