Yes, I did get the free shipping. Interesting, though. When you get to the checkout page, it has "standard" shipping chosen as the default for $9.12, and estimated ship date ships as May 24. When you toggle to "free" shipping, the bottom line goes down by $9.12, but the estimated ship date goes to May 31. I toggled this back and forth 2 or 3 times to make sure it was not a fluke.
ON EDIT: Thanks to the OP. I have read a lot about these players, and have been thinking about the purchase for some time.