I was just on Amazon ordering some books for my nieces and nephews, and I added a pre-order book for me. So, I checked ship items as they become available so I would get the gift books now and not when the pre-order book was in stock.
Here is the summary of my order:
Shipping & Handling: $155.74
Gold Box Discount: -$0.20
4-for-3 Promotion: -$7.98
Pre-order Guarantee: -$0.00
Total Before Tax: $246.30
Estimated Tax: $0.00
Order Total: $246.30
Needless to say, I dumped the pre-order book, and then choose the super-saver free shipping option.
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