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Amazon Pre order free shipping hack not working anymore?

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Amazon Pre order free shipping hack not working anymore?

In order to get free shipping without prime, one would add a pre-order game along with the item you need to get free shipping and subsequently cancel the pre order item after the item you need is delivered .

I tried this for the first time yesterday. The item shipped for free, but when I tried to cancel the pre-order, it wouldn’t let me. ‘Item cannot be canceled because it was part of a promotion discount’ or something.

Anyways, I was able to contact customer service with some good reason and get it canceled without any extra charges.

But Amazon seems to have finally put a fix for this loophole.
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headleygrange wrote: In order to get free shipping without prime, one would add a pre-order game along with the item you need to get free shipping and subsequently cancel the pre order item after the item you need is delivered .

I tried this for the first time yesterday. The item shipped for free, but when I tried to cancel the pre-order, it wouldn’t let me. ‘Item cannot be canceled because it was part of a promotion discount’ or something.

Anyways, I was able to contact customer service with some good reason and get it canceled without any extra charges.

But Amazon seems to have finally put a fix for this loophole.
they did that over a year ago maybe even 2 years. but like u figured out u can just chat with support they don't care just say u don't want it and they will cancel the second item no problem. there use to be many loop holes like if u had an open order u could just contact and ask them to add on the item and it would ship for free but head office took away c/s option to add on items to an order or to merge orders.
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You also can’t cancel the item if the item you ordered is “temporarily out of stock”. I had to contact Amazon to cancel.

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