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Free Shipping Will Be More Expensive This Holiday Season

There’s no such thing as free shipping. What looks like free shipping from a shopper’s perspective is only subsidized shipping, and those subsidies come from shoppers. They could come in the form of higher prices, or higher spending thresholds to earn free shipping. This year, free shipping will cost you a little more. [More]

Toys R Us Free Shipping Comes With A Catch

Toys R Us Free Shipping Comes With A Catch

Dave points out online Toys R Us shoppers should check out the fine print before they complete orders expecting free shipping. The offer only applies if your order calls for less than $25 in shipping charges. [More]

Note The Scare Quotes Around Target's "Free Shipping" In This Headline

Note The Scare Quotes Around Target's "Free Shipping" In This Headline

Lisa ordered a sewing machine and a dress from Target.com and had the silly idea that clicking on the “free shipping” option, purportedly available on orders over $50, would lead to free shipping. Lo and behold, she was stuck with $5 in shipping charges!