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Old Mar 13, 2014, 08:07 AM   #1
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Received an email from Amazon stating that Prime will increase to $99 per year.

Still a good deal for me because of all the stuff I buy from Amazon.
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Old Mar 13, 2014, 08:11 AM   #2
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I think it is still a good deal
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Old Mar 13, 2014, 08:13 AM   #3
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Received an email from Amazon stating that Prime will increase to $99 per year.

Still a good deal for me because of all the stuff I buy from Amazon.
Agree^^^^

I shop extensively at Amazon, ordering a very large number of items each year. I've saved several multiples of the cost of Prime, even at $99 it is still very worthwhile for me.

Fo someone ordering only a few items each year, it is probably not worth it, although they do have a decent video library included in the Prime membership.

I've always been very pleased in dealing with Amazon, and have found their customer service to be excellent. I'll be renewing my Prime membership at the new, higher price.
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Old Mar 13, 2014, 08:18 AM   #4
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Fo someone ordering only a few items each year, it is probably not worth it, although they do have a decent video library included in the Prime membership.
You can also read a free book each month on your Kindle if you have one.
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Old Mar 13, 2014, 08:24 AM   #5
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You can also read a free book each month on your Kindle if you have one.
Oh! This I didn't know this. Is just for the month and then they pull it, or you get a free book each month for the kindle?
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Old Mar 13, 2014, 08:28 AM   #6
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Oh! This I didn't know this. Is just for the month and then they pull it, or you get a free book each month for the kindle?
You get one book per calendar month with no expiration date. I don't have it, but know about from reading on other websites.

Check out this page for the details.
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Old Mar 13, 2014, 08:41 AM   #7
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Still totally worth it.
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Old Mar 13, 2014, 09:23 AM   #8
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I use it too. The ast time I checked Amazon still offers free shipping on orders over $25 if you don't mind waiting a week or so for it.
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Old Mar 13, 2014, 09:27 AM   #9
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If you don't have Prime and are debating whether or not to get it, you still have 7 days to get it at the lower rate of $79.
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Oh! This I didn't know this. Is just for the month and then they pull it, or you get a free book each month for the kindle?
You can keep the book as long as you want but you only get one per month. Think of it somewhat like Netflix, you don't get another until you return the other but if you return in the same month, you need to wait.

At first I was thinking that was a bit of a hike but I think as long as I continue to shop on Amazon for the most part, it still pays off. Add the free book a month and the Amazon Prime Streaming, it's still a decent deal. Free 2-day shipping and the book makes this a much better deal than Netflix streaming if you think about it.
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Old Mar 13, 2014, 09:29 AM   #11
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I, too, received the email this morning. Even at $99, it's still a great deal for someone like me who orders a lot of stuff from them.

No complaints from me.
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Old Mar 13, 2014, 09:31 AM   #12
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count me in.

totally worth it for me. signed up when they started prime, and i'll give up my membership when they pry it from my cold dead credit card...

free books, fast shipping, and streaming 'Goonies' for free whenever i want, EPIC!
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Old Mar 13, 2014, 09:32 AM   #13
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I, too, received the email this morning. Even at $99, it's still a great deal for someone like me who orders a lot of stuff from them.

No complaints from me.
What!?

This is the internet, isn't it!?

Are you really allowed not to complain!?

Amazing...

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Old Mar 13, 2014, 09:34 AM   #14
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totally worth it for me. signed up when they started prime, and i'll give up my membership when they pry it from my cold dead credit card...

free books, fast shipping, and streaming 'Goonies' for free whenever i want, EPIC!
That actually made me laugh out loud.
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What!?

This is the internet, isn't it!?

Are you really allowed not to complain!?

Amazing...

hehe, I like to keep things in perspective; keeping it real.
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Old Mar 13, 2014, 09:37 AM   #16
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Living where I do, if I order early in the day that free two day shipping ends up being free overnight shipping somewhat regularly.

Yeah, I'm keeping it.
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Old Mar 13, 2014, 10:44 AM   #17
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I use it too. The ast time I checked Amazon still offers free shipping on orders over $25 if you don't mind waiting a week or so for it.
It is now a minimum of $35.
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It is now a minimum of $35.
Was that a change along with the upping of Amazon Prime fees? Well that makes it (free shipping) more of a challenge.
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You get one book per calendar month with no expiration date. I don't have it, but know about from reading on other websites.

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You can keep the book as long as you want but you only get one per month. Think of it somewhat like Netflix, you don't get another until you return the other but if you return in the same month, you need to wait.

At first I was thinking that was a bit of a hike but I think as long as I continue to shop on Amazon for the most part, it still pays off. Add the free book a month and the Amazon Prime Streaming, it's still a decent deal. Free 2-day shipping and the book makes this a much better deal than Netflix streaming if you think about it.
Gotcha!! Thank you both for the links and explanation!
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No price increase is ever a good thing for the person paying. However, I use this service so much that it is still definitley worth it at $99 a year.
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Living where I do, if I order early in the day that free two day shipping ends up being free overnight shipping somewhat regularly.

Yeah, I'm keeping it.
Same here. It's amazing. I usually always get my orders the next day. And I'm currently only paying $39 a year for a student membership. I only have one year left of that though
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Was that a change along with the upping of Amazon Prime fees? Well that makes it (free shipping) more of a challenge.
Happened in late 2013. I know because my Prime ran out, but I needed to buy some Christmas stuff off Amazon. Saw the $35 min shipping fee. Realized that shipping for my order would've been 1/4 the student (back to school part time, totally using that student rate ) Prime cost. Renewed student Prime in a heartbeat.

If the student rate stays at half ($49-50), that's probably still good enough for me. I don't order enough anymore to justify the full Prime price though at this time.
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My Prime membership is up for renewal November 2014, so I have time to think about it in view of this interesting lawsuit:
http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/...ng-031414.html
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Agree^^^^

I shop extensively at Amazon, ordering a very large number of items each year. I've saved several multiples of the cost of Prime, even at $99 it is still very worthwhile for me.

Fo someone ordering only a few items each year, it is probably not worth it, although they do have a decent video library included in the Prime membership.

I've always been very pleased in dealing with Amazon, and have found their customer service to be excellent. I'll be renewing my Prime membership at the new, higher price.
I'm curious. Without Amazon Prime, orders over $35 ship free using standard shipping. Do you need the Amazon Prime 2 day shipping or do you order many small orders ?
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I'm curious. Without Amazon Prime, orders over $35 ship free using standard shipping. Do you need the Amazon Prime 2 day shipping or do you order many small orders ?
I let my Prime membership lapse as I found myself buying more stuff just because shipping was free. I order quite a bit from Amazon and it's rare that an order isn't at least $35. Most of my free shipping orders arrive within a week.
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