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Amazon Accused Of Cheating Customers Through Shipping Costs

Posted at 12:13PM Thursday 13 Mar 2014

Amazon claims that a $79 annual membership for Amazon Prime provides free two-day shipping on "millions" of items, but for some products, the company is accused of encouraging sellers to inflate shipping prices, according to two recent lawsuits.

"The bottom line is the free shipping that Amazon offered to its Prime members wasn't free," said Kim Stephens, attorney for one of the plaintiffs, adding that he was "shocked" by Amazon's alleged pricing practices.

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