Amazon Holiday Shopping Deadline for Free Shipping–Dec. 17

Procrastinators, listen up! Amazon.com says that next Friday, Dec. 17, is the final day you can get free shipping on orders of $25 or more and guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve. Among a plethora of other options, the next best is for Amazon Prime customers, who can wait until Dec. 21 and still get presents out on time for free. The deadline of Dec. 17 is an official day of sorts, with the Web site freeshippingday.com claiming to get thousands of merchants to commit to offering free shipping with guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve in the U.S. if orders are made before midnight.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik