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Old 09-25-2015, 09:25 PM   #151
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Amazon Prime set to go on sale for $67 - Sep. 22, 2015

You have a few more hours to get Amazon Prime for $67. The deal is only available to new members.
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Old 09-25-2015, 10:22 PM   #152
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Perhaps I'm just not savvy, but when did items become prime exclusive? I can't get my damned Fiber One bars now because they're for prime members only. Hogwash.
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Old 09-25-2015, 11:17 PM   #153
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Amazon Prime set to go on sale for $67 - Sep. 22, 2015

You have a few more hours to get Amazon Prime for $67. The deal is only available to new members.

Signed up for it today, wife wanted it for the new Top Gear and the shipping works great for us at Christmas time. Now if only I can figure out the lending library.
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Old 01-15-2016, 11:27 AM   #154
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How to get an Amazon Prime membership for $73 this weekend - CNET
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Old 01-15-2016, 12:48 PM   #155
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Amazon recently added another Prime benefit, video game preorders are 20% off with the discount being available for two weeks after release.
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Old 02-05-2016, 07:21 PM   #156
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Somebody managed to get a refund credited to my account for an AV receiver I purchased back in September. They then went ahead and purchased an IPad and had it shipped to a house that is for sale in New Jersey. I called Amazon and alerted them to the fraud, went through the whole changing password and other things. I think everything is all set now, but the fraudster left me $92 in credit on my account. I did mention this to the initial person I talked to. But the credit remains in my account. Spend it? Wait and see if it stays?
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Old 02-05-2016, 09:30 PM   #157
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Somebody managed to get a refund credited to my account for an AV receiver I purchased back in September. They then went ahead and purchased an IPad and had it shipped to a house that is for sale in New Jersey. I called Amazon and alerted them to the fraud, went through the whole changing password and other things. I think everything is all set now, but the fraudster left me $92 in credit on my account. I did mention this to the initial person I talked to. But the credit remains in my account. Spend it? Wait and see if it stays?

I'd definitely wait.
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Old 05-05-2016, 01:35 PM   #158
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Does anyone here use the old Prime sharing where you could invite 4 friends/family? They changed it to Amazon Households last August but I'm wondering if you stay grandfathered in after you renew.
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Old 04-26-2018, 07:57 PM   #159
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Up another $20.

Amazon is raising the price of Prime to $119
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Old 04-27-2018, 11:39 AM   #160
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I mean.. I'm still going to pay it .

Though my Prime reupped in January. So I'm good for a while.

Generally I love Prime for the 2 day shipping, but since getting a 4k HDR TV, I've come to appreciate that Prime is one of only 2 streaming services (Netflix being the other) that has content in 4K HDR. I'm not sure why others haven't jumped on board (I mean STARZ has episodes of Outlander available to purchase in 4K HDR, but not on its app, WTF?), but that makes Prime a bit more worthwhile to me.
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Old 04-27-2018, 12:08 PM   #161
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This actually might be the increase that causes me to cancel. I have no need and never use Amazon for anything but ordering stuff. $120 for two day shipping when it sometimes take 2 days to get out of the warehouse just really isn't appealing anymore. Only $20 but $20 every year or so has really put the price at a point I don't really have any desire to pay.
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Old 04-27-2018, 12:09 PM   #162
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At this new price I am definitely going to reconsider renewing.
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Old 04-27-2018, 12:22 PM   #163
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Im with ya.

We order a lot from Amazon, but not nearly as much as some folks.
We live quite a ways from the nearest distribution center and in a rural area. 2 days isnt really what 2 days used to be anyway. Anything that gets transferred to the USPS usually stretches into 3,4 or even 5 days on prime lately.

Really wondering the cost difference between just paying for shipping individually each item, and balancing the "need it in 2 days vs a week is fine on that" over the course of a year...I wonder what the annual cost is
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Old 04-27-2018, 12:26 PM   #164
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I average about 30 deliveries a year from Amazon. When you add in the streaming component of Prime, I think I'm still getting a great deal, and I appreciate all of you who subsidize my membership with just a few orders a year.

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Old 04-27-2018, 12:32 PM   #165
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As someone who supports a number of streamers on Twitch, the free channel subscription every month for having "Twitch Prime" (ie amazon prime linked to your Twitch account) is worth $60/year. That makes this still a complete no-brainer for me since I also order from Amazon quite a bit and use their streaming services from time to time. It'd probably have to go up to $150/yr before I'd even think about cancelling.

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Old 04-27-2018, 12:38 PM   #166
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Still worth it for me for the shipping alone - my household is probably at about 75 deliveries a year and it's not uncommon to get one day or even same day delivery for no extra charge.

The streaming, music, and other features is just a bonus.
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Old 04-27-2018, 12:39 PM   #167
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We use Amazon a ton. Easy decision to stay with it.
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Old 04-27-2018, 12:51 PM   #168
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I try to remind myself, when I need a handful of things, to look at non-Amazon sites. You can usually find stuff cheaper, and with free shipping, elsewhere, particularly if you're willing to dig for promo codes. Amazon just makes it SO easy to think of them, and them alone, when you need stuff. Prime is just brilliant because it gives you kind of a stake in them and incentivizes you not to comparison shop. I THINK it's still worth it for me at that price, but, I'll have to break down what I'm actually buying and using.

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Old 04-27-2018, 01:16 PM   #169
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particularly if you're willing to dig for promo codes.

Now that you mention it, I'd probably pay $10 a month just to never have to go to RetailMeNot again.
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Old 04-27-2018, 01:33 PM   #170
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Not sure why, but Amazon isn't raising the price in Canada. In fact, we're still at $79. I guess we don't get as many benefits (Prime Music and Video are pretty terrible up here), but I would assume the shipping costs would generally be higher given our low population density.

The thought of it going up had me check my order history, though. I had 24 orders in 2017, but already 21 in 2018. So it's probably paying for itself, and definitely has saved my but a few times (need thing X by the end of the week, for example).
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Old 04-27-2018, 02:05 PM   #171
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I'd love an $80 option for just free shipping.
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Old 04-27-2018, 02:07 PM   #172
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I'm going to try it out now that they are starting to price-out the littles.
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Old 04-27-2018, 02:39 PM   #173
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Non-Prime members still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more. It's a nice convenience to order a random cord when I need it but most of my orders are $25 or more anyway.

Their shipping has gotten worse over the years and other companies like Walmart are doing the free 2-day shipping too.

I wish I could purchase it just for shipping. Prime Video sucks and Music just isn't near what you get from Spotify.
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Old 04-27-2018, 03:02 PM   #174
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I had 141 orders in 2017 and 76 over the past 6 months. It has a long way to go before it isn't worth it for me. 2 days is frequently 1 day and many times I end up with same day on the rare times I'm going over $35 and I'm ordering early in the morning.

I don't think they'll end up stripping out the free shipping at a lower sub price, but if they see their numbers drop, I could see them moving to offering a month to month plan while offering more of a discount on the annual.
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Old 04-27-2018, 10:30 PM   #175
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They already have a monthly payment plan for Prime I believe
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Old 04-29-2018, 11:05 AM   #176
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i have a ton of amazon music on my phone...but as it goes up, not sure how much i care about not switching. never use prime movies (no subtitles) and dont care about 2 day shipping...hmm
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Old 04-30-2018, 01:45 PM   #177
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That cant be true, can it? No subtitles on prime? I'd be shocked. (quick search: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custo...deId=201480600)

Anyway, $120 for me is a no brainer. I tried thinking how high they could jack it before I even had to consider is it worth it - and I think it's at least $200 a year. Interested to hear other people's breaking point.
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Old 02-27-2019, 05:08 PM   #178
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https://www.emarketer.com/content/mo...embers-in-2019

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In 2019, 51.3% of US households will be Amazon Prime members, according to our latest forecastóthatís about 5.2 million more households than last year.
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Old 06-18-2019, 05:26 PM   #179
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Hey so what’s the cutoff time on getting next day. I know I don’t live in a mecca but seems odd that I couldn’t get next day at about 1pm.
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Old 06-18-2019, 05:49 PM   #180
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Hey so whatís the cutoff time on getting next day. I know I donít live in a mecca but seems odd that I couldnít get next day at about 1pm.

It seems to vary based on what you're ordering.
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Old 06-18-2019, 06:03 PM   #181
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I just ordered a couple suitcases at about 2:30 pm CST. I am getting them tomorrow
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