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Initial post: 4 Mar 2012 08:40:07 GMT
I subscribe for maxi muscle promax diet and I get a bit miffed that every month the price is different, I was under the impression that you always pay the same price, some months it has been as much as £5 more

Posted on 4 Mar 2012 09:05:28 GMT
Last edited by the author on 4 Mar 2012 09:07:58 GMT
Mark G. says:
Apparently they recalculate each time, according to this FAQ...

When you sign up for a Subscribe & Save subscription, your discount percentage is guaranteed; however, that discount will be calculated off the price for the item on the day each re-order is processed, as detailed in the order confirmation email we send you prior to dispatch. Therefore, if the price of the item increases or decreases prior to each re-order being processed, the amount you are charged will also increase or decrease, even though your percentage discount remains the same.

Posted on 11 Mar 2012 07:17:15 GMT
tgdeni says:
nappies price changed every month .not a good was great in the beggining,then became too expensive
Pampers Simply Dry Size 4 (Maxi) Economy 2 x Packs of 50 Nappies--100 Nappies

Posted on 13 Mar 2012 11:12:59 GMT
Perhaps an idea for Amazon is a fixed price guarantee rather than a percentage discount. I buy water one month is £3 the next its £7 - so subscription cancelled...

Posted on 13 Mar 2012 13:24:38 GMT
I think this is a fantastic service and with a busy lifestyle it's great to get essential items delivered each month hassle free but have to agree that it is frustrating when the prices vary each month, and not by small amounts either. My order has varied from £8 to £13+ which seems excessive.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Mar 2012 08:10:42 GMT
sunshine says:
i find prices can alter so i keep shopping around.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Mar 2012 08:12:14 GMT
sunshine says:
as amazon let you know when your next delivery is due, you can watch the price war, so it does give you time to cancel, a lot of things are over priced these days.

Posted on 15 Mar 2012 11:10:08 GMT
Ella says:
This was initially a good value service. 6 jars of coffee delivered to the doorstep within 2 days of ordering. Unfortunately, the price had gone up by £5.00!! in the second month. On 6 jars of coffee that is ridiculous. It is good I got prior warning and was able to cancel. I don't know how such a huge difference in price can be justified. Looking at previous postings- are some of these prices set low initially to lure people in?

Posted on 15 Mar 2012 11:34:17 GMT
Tara says:
I also loved it until the price changing went mad. From £12 to £16 in one month is a bit mad. I didn't read the detail the first time. I do now. It sort of defeats the purpose of having an automatic delivery for me.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Mar 2012 12:41:29 GMT
sunshine says:
i have found the same, a promotion price then it shoots up, i just keep shopping around at least with bulk buying you do get a few weeks or months rest, but still i have found amazon to be one of the best value companies around on and offline.

Posted on 15 Mar 2012 13:44:03 GMT
R. Atkinson says:
I have recently stopped my subscribe and save order as the price went up from £13 to £18 :(

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Mar 2012 13:56:34 GMT
sunshine says:
sometimes it probably is the manufacturer that causes the prices to vary, you just have to keep a look out.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Mar 2012 19:45:25 GMT
deej41 says:
Yes, I found this too so I cancelled and looked around then went back when they were cheaper again, I have 13month twins so every penny in the nappy department counts!

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Mar 2012 20:32:25 GMT
sunshine says:
every penny counts anyway

Posted on 15 Mar 2012 21:21:30 GMT
LondonMan88 says:
I'm glad they send you an email just before they dispatch your order so you are able to see the price it i, and whether there has been an increase or not. Without this email I don't think i would have much faith in the subscribe and save system. Just think what surprises you could be in store for (pun intended) without it.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Mar 2012 13:05:22 GMT
sunshine says:
it is very good that they let you know.

Posted on 17 Mar 2012 16:12:16 GMT
I used to buy Huggies super dry giga pack on here but don't anymore. The price was very good on my first order but just kept going up so i have stopped. I am finding i can get a much better deal on the high street most of the time. If it had stayed at the same good price as the first time i brought it i would have kept buying. Subscribe and save is not that good. I always shop around and 9 times out of 10 i can find things cheaper.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Mar 2012 16:28:13 GMT
sunshine says:
well i do find subscribe and save very good, since using this service i have actually started to save money, i have found prices at tesco supermarket being hiked up since shopping there, and they have also started putting out loads of chocolate on display, they do not are about costumers health just profit.

Posted on 20 Mar 2012 20:19:26 GMT
jacqs says:
Would be better if they kept the price frozen for a year before putting it up, great idear but ends up getting more expensive than the price of getting it direct from the retailer.

Posted on 25 Mar 2012 02:04:24 BDT
Mr T says:
I've had to cancel every time I've used subscribe & save due to price increase! What's the point of offering discount when the price increase cancels out the saving?!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Mar 2012 09:06:36 BDT
sunshine says:
i have had to do the same thing, i bought an item 2 months ago and the price has been increased on the subscribe and save, fortunately i have bought a larger item which has covered the subscribe and save item, so i have covered myself and did not need the item that was increased in price.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Apr 2012 20:39:25 BDT
Aj Marston says:
Yes but that defeats the object.
I use subscribe and save to save time and so I don't have to worry about running out.
If the price changes, which is not made clear in the advertising I will cancel all my subscribe and save orders.I might as well spend the time placing the order myself.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Apr 2012 08:01:26 BDT
sunshine says:
i do watch the prices, but the fun is in the searching, you never know what you may find, when i find employment and am not able to be at the house all the time i might have to cancel subscribe and save, but amazon are very good with prices and do have thousands of products to choose from.

Posted on 2 May 2012 04:16:39 BDT
M J Grundy says:
You can track prices at and choose automatic notification when price drops below a level that you choose. Then you can bring forward your next recurring order!

In reply to an earlier post on 2 May 2012 13:55:20 BDT
sunshine says:
excellent, thank you for letting us know about the price tracker.
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