Is "shoprunner" legit?

There's a thing on newegg offering "free 2-day shipping" if you use ShopRunner's 30-day trial. On the one hand, that seems too good to be true, but on the other, Newegg is usually pretty trustworthy.
My questions are:
1. Is this a scam, where they make it hard to cancel before your "free trial" expires?
2. How can I tell, without joining, which items are eligible?
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  1. I won't do it... If you forget to cancel or have issues, you are looking at a $79.00 fee! Unless you order online a lot, it just isn't worth that amount of money compared to the $15.00 or so to ship UPS ground...
    Reply to tecmo34
  2. thats crazy. simple math - 79/15 = is about 5 orders. if you order 5 times in 12 months, shoprunner pays for itself. definitely worth it if you shop a lot. and they have a ton of retailers in addition to newegg....
    Reply to dad456
  3. I have to say that they have been nothing but amazing. when i order things from Newegg no matter what it's there in 2 days, most of the time the next day because i live kinda close to the Newegg warehouse in New Jersey(300 miles). even when things were shipped from the California or Tennessee warehouse's i got 2ND day air. that's over $50 to get 2ND day air on a 7 pound Package from CA to MD. Just incredible and i pay $8.95 a month for shoprunner
    Reply to vampirecats
  4. I tried shop runner and never used it for a whole 350 days. They said if you never used it for a year you can get your money back. When I canceled they credited a defunct old credit card with closed account. then then said it was my problem. I have never received a refund..

    TOTAL SCAM!! DONT DO IT! go to Amazon Prime!
    Reply to dnstrom
  5. I used the free 30 day trial on Newegg. Three more purchases enabled me for a 90 day trial for free. Two more purchases from a shoprunner retailer I get it free for a year. Its worth it, at least to me. Just make sure you cancel within the thirty days. However do it after 3-5 purchases online and they'll hook you up with more free time.
    Reply to shakinhandz
  6. When I built my latest PC I signed up for the 30 day trail. It was as advertised and worked great. Cancelled my "trial" before the time limit was up and wasn't charged a cent. Saved $45 worth of shipping in that month.
    Reply to Crush3d
  7. so they dont do an authorization charge?
    Reply to uprentiss
  8. Dude I did the 30 day trial, ordered some pizzas with it and then cancelled. They then gave me a freaking 1 year of service and I have to admit it's awesome. Shoprunner helps a lot with delivery fees and it's totally worth it if you do a lot of online shopping.
    Reply to Pervy GamerHax
  9. I have shoprunner, have HAD shoprunner for a while now. It's perfect for newegg.
    Reply to zkp
  10. If you have an American Express card, you may be eligible for free membership but will have to charge purchases to that card.
    Reply to bryanl
  11. dnstrom said:
    I tried shop runner and never used it for a whole 350 days. They said if you never used it for a year you can get your money back. When I canceled they credited a defunct old credit card with closed account. then then said it was my problem. I have never received a refund..

    TOTAL SCAM!! DONT DO IT! go to Amazon Prime!



    i thought it was great, i just wanted to save money on a pizza and so i signed up, ordered and then canceled the trial and it was all good :)
    Reply to pikejo
  12. It's ok if you want to limit yourself to a few select stores and don't have the patience for the free standard shipping that most sites offer.

    I generally only shop at online stores that already have free shipping, so Shoprunner at it's best won't save me a dime.
    Ymmv, but I'd stay far away from this. Trial memberships and 'it's easy to cancel' are telltale signs that something. Is not on the up and up.
    Reply to jagooch
  13. I use shoprunner all the time. Free 2 day shipping PLUS free return shipping also! If you newegg a lot or use tigerdirect then shoprunner is great. Shipping back defective items is always free.

    They also have a lot of other retailers that are partnered with them. Also if you simply ordered 3 items they give you an extra 90 days and if you order 5 more items they give you a year free.. Its Legit as heck. You can cancel online at anytime also.
    Reply to bgi123
  14. DataSnake said:
    There's a thing on newegg offering "free 2-day shipping" if you use ShopRunner's 30-day trial. On the one hand, that seems too good to be true, but on the other, Newegg is usually pretty trustworthy.
    My questions are:
    1. Is this a scam, where they make it hard to cancel before your "free trial" expires?
    2. How can I tell, without joining, which items are eligible?


    I did the 30-day trial and removed my card from the account immediately, and it was great. I then saw an offer on reddit about a year or two after the trial ran out for 1 free year, so I nabbed it and it's still active now. It does work if you decide to use the service.
    Reply to Olawles
  15. DataSnake said:
    There's a thing on newegg offering "free 2-day shipping" if you use ShopRunner's 30-day trial. On the one hand, that seems too good to be true, but on the other, Newegg is usually pretty trustworthy.
    My questions are:
    1. Is this a scam, where they make it hard to cancel before your "free trial" expires?
    2. How can I tell, without joining, which items are eligible?



    to answer you, yes it is so legit. i even forgot to cancel and they canceled it for me and refunded me 2 weeks late they are awesome
    Reply to Stephanie Meaglia
  16. yes shoprunner is legit. they even cancelled for me 2 weeks late after the free 30 day trial cuz i forgot and they gave me a refund they're awesome
    Reply to Stephanie Meaglia
  17. I have shoprunner and the two day shipping is somewhere between blatantly not true and thoroughly misleading. It is two days from whenever it ships not counting Saturdays. So I ordered something on Wednesday morning and it didn't arrive until Monday, which is a little ridiculous. For something that is clearly promoting itself as an alternative to Amazon Prime, I find it to be very misleading.
    Reply to Imaxa
  18. Imaxa said:
    I have shoprunner and the two day shipping is somewhere between blatantly not true and thoroughly misleading. It is two days from whenever it ships not counting Saturdays. So I ordered something on Wednesday morning and it didn't arrive until Monday, which is a little ridiculous. For something that is clearly promoting itself as an alternative to Amazon Prime, I find it to be very misleading.


    You have to admit though, free shipping owns. Can you use Amazon Prime on Newegg or other places? Serious question. -.-
    Reply to spellbinder2050
  19. DataSnake said:
    There's a thing on newegg offering "free 2-day shipping" if you use ShopRunner's 30-day trial. On the one hand, that seems too good to be true, but on the other, Newegg is usually pretty trustworthy.
    My questions are:
    1. Is this a scam, where they make it hard to cancel before your "free trial" expires?
    2. How can I tell, without joining, which items are eligible?


    It's just plain Horrible!!!
    On occasion they will back up their claims of sending items with in two days. Unfortunately half of the time that I have used them, the shipping arrives at standard mailing rates, which has caused me to miss deadlines. If you have something that is time sensitive, ShopRunner is a bonafide disappointment. What's worse, is after they admit to not fulfilling their claims, they offer nothing as a recourse; no discounts for membership, no extended membership, nothing, giving as an excuse other circumstances as the probable reason for the delays. Yet they still expect you to pay (after the trial membership) for services they fail to render. STAY AWAY!!!
    Reply to gsayles88
  20. It's basically like having Amazon Prime for sites that offer shoprunner. I use it and quite enjoy it
    Reply to Jeremy Howard
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