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Unable to Cancel Amazon Order

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Unable to Cancel Amazon Order

Looks like Amazon has closed a “loophole”.

I placed an order for an OOS item (order now and we”ll ship when available) with some other items. It’s been a couple of weeks and I located the item elsewhere so figured I would just cancel the OOS item but Amazon won’t allow it.

I don’t have Prime anymore so used the $35 minimum for free shipping. I guess they consider this as a promotion and because cancelling the OOS item would technically bring my order under $35, they don’t allow the cancellation.

This never used to be the case. The shipping option is actually ship when all items are ready so by them splitting up the order seems like they are holding me ransom.

The funny thing is that I made a second order and they actually grouped the two separate orders into one shipment but for free shipping purposes, they look at it as separate orders.

Seems like they would actually be saving money by not having to ship out the last OOS item separately. The item cannot even be ordered now on Amazon so I’m not even sure that they would be able to supply it.
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starchoice wrote: Looks like Amazon has closed a “loophole”.

I placed an order for an OOS item (order now and we”ll ship when available) with some other items. It’s been a couple of weeks and I located the item elsewhere so figured I would just cancel the OOS item but Amazon won’t allow it.

I don’t have Prime anymore so used the $35 minimum for free shipping. I guess they consider this as a promotion and because cancelling the OOS item would technically bring my order under $35, they don’t allow the cancellation.

This never used to be the case. The shipping option is actually ship when all items are ready so by them splitting up the order seems like they are holding me ransom.

The funny thing is that I made a second order and they actually grouped the two separate orders into one shipment but for free shipping purposes, they look at it as separate orders.

Seems like they would actually be saving money by not having to ship out the last OOS item separately. The item cannot even be ordered now on Amazon so I’m not even sure that they would be able to supply it.
Use the chat function to speak to an agent. Get them to cancel the order and you can reorder your other items without the one you need.
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starchoice wrote: Looks like Amazon has closed a “loophole”.

I placed an order for an OOS item (order now and we”ll ship when available) with some other items. It’s been a couple of weeks and I located the item elsewhere so figured I would just cancel the OOS item but Amazon won’t allow it.

I don’t have Prime anymore so used the $35 minimum for free shipping. I guess they consider this as a promotion and because cancelling the OOS item would technically bring my order under $35, they don’t allow the cancellation.

This never used to be the case. The shipping option is actually ship when all items are ready so by them splitting up the order seems like they are holding me ransom.

The funny thing is that I made a second order and they actually grouped the two separate orders into one shipment but for free shipping purposes, they look at it as separate orders.

Seems like they would actually be saving money by not having to ship out the last OOS item separately. The item cannot even be ordered now on Amazon so I’m not even sure that they would be able to supply it.
You couldn't cancel that specific item or you couldn't cancel full order?

Could you cancel full order and re-order some items again ?
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Did you have the option to select a reason for cancelling? Sometimes your ability to cancel an order/item depends on your "reason". When i do cancel, I always choose the option that is most likely to get my ordered cancelled.
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smartie wrote: You couldn't cancel that specific item or you couldn't cancel full order?

Could you cancel full order and re-order some items again ?
The specific item, the other items shipped so the only outstanding one is OOS one, last item in the order.
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starchoice wrote: The specific item, the other items shipped so the only outstanding one is OOS one, last item in the order.
just use the chat they will cancel it for u no problem I've done it a bunch of times.
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jaydubayew wrote: Did you have the option to select a reason for cancelling? Sometimes your ability to cancel an order/item depends on your "reason". When i do cancel, I always choose the option that is most likely to get my ordered cancelled.
Yea, the reason section is marked as optional so it seemed that it wasn’t really pertinent to the cancellation process. I selected ‘item wouldn’t arrive in time’ as that seemed closest and the onus of the reason for cancellation put on them.
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You can have amazon contact you via fone thru their help page. I had issues with 3rd party cancellations and both times amazon contacted me within 5 minutes.
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I don't think this has been mentioned yet. Use the CHAT function...not RFD chat.
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I remember something like that happening to me. I even contacted via chat, and the agent could not cancel it even directly on the their system. I had to wait until it was shipped out and return it.
RFD is not just about saving money, it's about the thrill of the hunt and getting the stuff I want without paying full price like Joe Shmoe did.
This applies to everyday items as well as high end items that I don't really need.

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