Do you people think WyzeCam is really for $20? I don't think it is

This whole thread needs a little context and scale.

A Nest Cam Indoor is $249 USD plus a $100 per year subscription fee (using the middle tier) plus free shipping.

A Wyze Cam v2 is $19.99 USD with no subscription fee plus $5.99 shipping.

It is true that Wyze are charging $5.99 for shipping, when Nest ship for free - but for ($249 + $100) = $349 I could buy 13 Wyze V2 cameras. More if I order them in bulk and take advantage of bulk shipping.

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What is bulk shipping on 13?
When I try to order the max it will allow is 7 cameras for $17.24 shipping. (get’s it down to ~$2.40/camera)

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It’s a hypothetical situation. Maybe I order:

  • 5 x Wyze Cams v2 + 1 x Shipping
  • (5 x $19.99) + $5.99 = $105.94

That’s still $143.06 cheaper than one $249 Nest camera.

Again we may be talking small change but -
If I try to order 5 V2 cams from the Wyze website (https://www.wyze.com/cart/) they want $14.46 for shipping, not $5.99.

Well, you’re still at least $10 ahead of buying it elsewhere where they offer it with “free” shipping.

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:raised_hands:

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What the heck?
How can one be so rass cheap???

If the camera was sold for $2 some people would still find something to complain about.

There is not a thing you could make and sell for that cheap and pay a bunch of people’s salary, host a website, improve product, deal with cheapskates and not go bankrupt

OMG!

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This thread reminded me that I needed to buy a camera and memory card.
Amazon with Prime membership “free shipping” and WA St tax: $42.90
Direct from Wyze with shipping and tax: $40.99

I went with direct from Wyze, but if I needed it “next day”, I would have paid the $2 premium for Amazon. My “cheap” brother drove over to their office and saved the shipping! He said it is a friendly chatty environment and glad to have visitors!

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We do enjoy visitors! But we don’t keep much stock here so we ask that people not come here to pick up products. :slight_smile:

Wow, price is the thing!

You might want to weigh in on this ongoing poll:

The whole thread is well worth perusing and contains Wyze’s dynamite response to customer questions about the security of the the Wyze cam and its supporting systems.

Click here to go to the thread/post where you can vote.

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easy answer to your issue… if you don’t think Wyze is worth it then don’t buy it.

that’s assuming you are really serious in this thread.

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This post is much to do about nothing. Wish I could get the time back I wasted reading it. :man_facepalming:t2:

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Each Wyze v2 is $19.99, shipping is separate and as others have said on this thread, everyone is just so used to “Free” shipping but that happens when you have a big profit margin to play with and can actually offer that.

It’s no big secret that Wyze is most likely losing money is making a very small margin per each camera sold (Take into consideration cloud fees) so obviously they can’t do free shipping or after “x” amount of cameras.

They are also most likely using a third party for logistics as someone also mentioned and that carries a fee on top.

Anyways, if anyone wants to know how much the cameras actually end up being if you buy from 1 to 7 (This is the max amount allowed on the site) its:

1x Wyze Cam v2 $25.98 1x Wyze Cam Pan $37.98
2x $24.44 2x $35.25
3x $23.68 3x $34.15
4x $23.21 4x $33.54
5x $22.88 5x $33.13
6x $22.64 6x $32.84
7x $22.45 7x $32.61
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We don’t lose money on the sales. We have a thin margin but it is present. :slight_smile:

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That’s great to hear! :partying_face:

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There is no point to this post.

Buy the camera and write about the actual product, not shipping costs.

[…don’t think the the original post is correct] and I’m just a guy who happens to ship items out to customers.

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Sigh. Why do I allow myself to be sucked into things like this?
First, there is no such thing as free shipping. The post office, UPS, FedEx, flying monkeys, whatever ALL charge to ship a package to your house. Somewhere, you have to pay for it. Either in increased product cost, or subscription fees like Amazon Prime, or both (like Amazon).

Second, even if 2 cams fit in the same box that they ship one in, it still weighs more, and package carriers generally charge businesses by weight and size, not just by package size.

Third, and the point nobody else mentioned - Wyze charges a fee for :shipping and handling", not just shipping. Even IF the shipping company charged the same amount to ship one item or 5, someone STILL had to pull 5 different items off the shelf, package them, adjust and restock the shelf, order more, etc. There is some amount of labor involved with each item besides shipping the box.
Wyze is being extremely up front and honest about what and where your costs are when you buy from them.

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They say that negative news is more compelling than positive. The bait that powers the click, so to speak. :wink:

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