Amazon just increased the price of Prime, which has ruffled feathers among subscribers. But some are saying that Amazon Prime's free two-day shipping isn't free at all. They've sued, saying the company encouraged sellers to inflate shipping prices.
From ABC News:
In what she hopes will be certified as a class-action lawsuit, [Marcia Burke of Alabama] accuses Amazon of encouraging third-party vendors to increase their prices to Prime members by the amount they charged others for shipping, without revealing that a portion of those alleged "inflated" prices was for shipping fees, the lawsuit claims.
"For example, if the price of an item is advertised for $10 with $3.99 shipping and the [vendor] wishes to match or top their price, the [vendor] would charge $13.99 or higher," Burke alleges in the suit.
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