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Old 24th February 2019, 11:07   #6286
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Has anyone got access to this Amazon Pay ICICI Credit card? Seems pretty neat, considering I do a lot of purchasing on Amazon, helps with the 6 month No Cost EMI options.

I have not got an invite yet.
Hi, you can try visiting this link -

https://amazon.in/cbcc/marketpage

If you are eligible, it will give the option to apply. Last time I checked, there was even a cashback for just applying for the card.
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Since when did Amazon start using OTP for delivery ? I had ordered an item worth about 6k. They have sent an OTP to be used at the time of taking delivery. OTP to be entered instead of the signature we used to provide on the mobile device with the delivery person/.
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Since when did Amazon start using OTP for delivery ? I had ordered an item worth about 6k. They have sent an OTP to be used at the time of taking delivery. OTP to be entered instead of the signature we used to provide on the mobile device with the delivery person/.
OTP is there for products worth over 5K i guess. its been quite some time since they started it. Good move indeed.
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Amazon service seems to be on a decline for some time now. Among other bad experiences, a subscription order consisting of diapers and the like never turns up, no delivery attempt is made and folks cancel our order!

On inquiry, the customer service has no intelligent inputs to the whole drama. They in fact are another drama onto themselves.

Where would we be without the B&Ms? Sigh!
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Also got 2000rs balance after completing transactions worth 50,000 in 90 days.
So this explains the additional 2000Rs I got last week. I received almost 3500Rs as cash back last week and could really make out why they gave me that much amount. This card is turning out to be the best for Amazon shoppers.
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OTP is there for products worth over 5K i guess. its been quite some time since they started it. Good move indeed.
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Since when did Amazon start using OTP for delivery ? I had ordered an item worth about 6k. They have sent an OTP to be used at the time of taking delivery. OTP to be entered instead of the signature we used to provide on the mobile device with the delivery person/.
I just ordered an item worth 2.5k and received an SMS that I'll be getting an OTP at the time of delivery, so I don't think it's based on Order Value.

It could be to keep a check on whether the 1-day / 2-days delivery commitments are being fulfilled.

In many of my previous deliveries, the status would change from "Out for Delivery" to "Delivered" within an hour. Basically, the last mile delivery guy would often mark the item as delivered as soon as it was assigned to him. 8 out of 10 times, the actual delivery happened on the next working day.
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In many of my previous deliveries, the status would change from "Out for Delivery" to "Delivered" within an hour. Basically, the last mile delivery guy would often mark the item as delivered as soon as it was assigned to him. 8 out of 10 times, the actual delivery happened on the next working day.

Happens 10/10 times when I order something to my native place. I would get a delivered sms, while my folks back at home would have no idea about it. I've complained about this before, but since he seems to be the only delivery guy in the area, I figured there is no point in antagonizing him further. So I kinda accepted this routine.
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Happens 10/10 times when I order something to my native place. I would get a delivered sms, while my folks back at home would have no idea about it. I've complained about this before, but since he seems to be the only delivery guy in the area, I figured there is no point in antagonizing him further. So I kinda accepted this routine.
I was under the same notion. Despite complaining an umpteen number of times - that practice was followed. (I live well within the metropolitan region of Mumbai city, so it really shouldn't be a problem for them).

An insider, and a close friend, later told me that Amazon's delivery operations had been outsourced to 3rd party vendors, over which the company has limited control. In fact, he faces the same issue as well, in spite of being an employee.

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I am getting OTPs from Amazon now, even for low-value deliveries --- but the courier guy does not always ask for them.
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OTP is there for products worth over 5K i guess. its been quite some time since they started it. Good move indeed.
I got a TV worth 150K last month and there was no OTP.
I do like the idea though.
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Do I need to pay any transaction charge over and above the conversion fees, if I use my debit card issued in India to make a purchase at Amazon.com?

The debit card is a Visa card.

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Do I need to pay any transaction charge over and above the conversion fees, if I use my debit card issued in India to make a purchase at Amazon.com?
Will be charged GST on the conversion fee and no other transaction fee to best of my knowledge.
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Do I need to pay any transaction charge over and above the conversion fees, if I use my debit card issued in India to make a purchase at Amazon.com?
If you choose to pay in USD, then you will be charged as per this calculation:

Say amount to pay is $1000 and exchange rate is Rs. 70 (which will be higher than market rates - right now, I see 69.23 on Google Finance, 69.19 on xe.com and 70.85 on HDFC Bank's website).

USD Amount: $1000
INR Amount: Rs. 70000
Forex transaction Service charge: 70000 x 3.5% = 2450
GST on service charge: 2450 x 18% = 441
Total you end up paying: 70000 + 2450 + 441 = Rs. 72,891.

Amazon.com offers billing in INR, so you just need to pay whatever they show on their portal. Which will be approximately equal to the bank rate with no futher markup.
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The general suggestion (both online and from my corporate card provider, and given as a guidance to all my colleagues) is to do exactly the opposite. Pay in local currency not in INR.

https://qz.com/quartzy/1355702/shoul...edit-card-use/

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If you choose to pay in USD, then you will be charged as per this calculation:

Say amount to pay is $1000 and exchange rate is Rs. 70 (which will be higher than market rates - right now, I see 69.23 on Google Finance, 69.19 on xe.com and 70.85 on HDFC Bank's website).

USD Amount: $1000
INR Amount: Rs. 70000
Forex transaction Service charge: 70000 x 3.5% = 2450
GST on service charge: 2450 x 18% = 441
Total you end up paying: 70000 + 2450 + 441 = Rs. 72,891.

Amazon.com offers billing in INR, so you just need to pay whatever they show on their portal. Which will be approximately equal to the bank rate with no futher markup.
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I always pay in local currency and never in INR whether online or B&M. In most cases the rate quoted on the website or POS machine will be higher than what your bank will convert at.

Also, many IN banks like SBI & HDFCB periodically offer schemes where they waive Forex markups, so you could save quite a lot if you're lucky.
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