how to know when spending more for free shipping is a good deal
September 19, 2012 6:14 AM Subscribe
Going to purchase something online. Shipping is expensive. A larger purchase will get me free shipping, but the cost would be more than the cost of the smaller purchase plus shipping. How do you analyze decisions like this?
posted by biwa-shu to Shopping (23 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Let's say my desired item is $20. Shipping is $20. Wow, the cost just doubled. But if I spend $75, then I get free shipping. I can find $75 worth of things that I'd like, but I obviously didn't go shopping for $75 worth of stuff. However, the cost of the items purchased wouldn't double due to shipping.
How do you make good decisions in situations like this?