I placed an order Saturday for the TY/JVC -R 8X silver from Supermedia- so far no order confirmation from them, only from PPal. Is this normal with SMS?
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8/24/11 at 3:24pm
Like the others, I also ordered the 200 TY for $50. Got the order yesterday, and was very happy to receive batches GG000338, which should work on all my Panasonic recorders. Since 2011 all I have been getting from SMS was GG007xxx, which doesn't appear to work on 2003 and earlier Panasonic recorders. This last shipment was a surprise!
I also noticed that it didn't come with the round paper notice on top of the spindles, allowing me to view the batch number without opening up the spindle.
Looks like Supermediastore has gone to a hybrid shipping method, at least for smaller free-shipping orders.
The high price of fuel is probably driving direct marketers like SMS to use more "creative" shipping methods to be able to continue to afford to offer a "free shipping" option. I also notice that the minimum order amount for free shipping is $50 now, except for certain specials. Wasn't it previously $25? (Or am I confusing this with Amazon's Super Saver Shipping?)
The Recession that officially ended two years ago is still cutting into everybody's bottom line.