### Endless.com Offers Overnight Shipping for Negative \$5

The subject-line "overnight shipping for negative \$5" caught GDT's attention (as did the domain name Endless.com).

```   "Endless.com, an Amazon.com, Inc. retail website, has announced
a special promotion, effective immediately, in which customers
will be charged *negative* five dollars for *overnight* shipping
on all Endless orders placed through February 28."
```

The Endless.com press release also indicated that Endless.com offers "110 percent price guarantees." GDT didn't know what this meant so he visited Endless.com and found the following.

```   "If you find another site that offers a lower price within
two weeks after the date we ship your order, let us know
and we'll credit your original payment method for 110% of
the difference."
```
##### Exercises
1. The absolute value of a negative five is `_______`.

2. Zelmo buys `\$200` worth of stuff (women's shoes and handbags) from Endless.com and he opts for overnight shipment. Excluding taxes, Zelmo's total payment will be `\$_______`.

3. No or Yes: For the buyer, a negative \$5 shipping fee is a better deal than free shipping.

4. With respect to finite and infinity, the word endless implies `_____________`.

5. Endless.com states the following: "If all items in an order are returned, you will be credited for the total price of the returned items less \$5, not the item total before the \$5 discount. For example, purchasing a shoe for \$100 will result in a \$95 order total (before tax if any); if you return it you will be credited \$95 + tax."

6. State the arithmetic operator usually associated with the word credit.

Creator: Gerald D. Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 29 January 2007