I had a recent online shopping experience that was initially frustrating but in the end turned out in my favor. Here’s how it played out…
I ordered a relatively obscure CD from a third-party merchant via Amazon. The package arrives and it is empty. Just an air-filled bubble package, nothing else. With shipping I paid about $7.00.
Contacted Amazon and got a refund. Because it was from a third-party there were no more in stock, so a refund was my only option. Ok, great, but I still wanted the CD, so I got back on Amazon and purchased the same CD from a different third-party merchant.
Long story short, because of rewards on my credit card available, instead of paying $7-ish I ended up paying 17 cents! Shipping and sales tax included in that 17c.
See? Sometimes you can win! 😀