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Cosmo
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Member since Oct 2003
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re: How great is Amazon Prime?


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How much is it, and what exactly are the benefits..?


free with active .edu email for a year
$40 after that
$80 with no .edu email

free 2 day shipping
3.99 next day shipping
tons of free streaming shit, almost as good as Netflix.
they also randomly send me a credit for free mp3's a couple times a year.






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Cosmo
UNO Fan
glassman's guest house
Member since Oct 2003
63083 posts

re: How great is Amazon Prime?


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More products are showing up as "add-on items" requiring $25 for free shipping, even with Prime


They figured out a-holes like me were ordering $3 items. It cost more than $3 to ship anything.






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aVatiger
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2006
18284 posts

re: How great is Amazon Prime?


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Not only prime, but that would be a big hit to amazon in general.


most of the sales for my family's business is done over our website, it would be a major hit for us if it passes up here in Va

brick and mortar businesses claim it isn't fair that they have to pay taxes we don't, i quickly remind them that my biggest expenditure is shipping, which is a big hit in the pocket for me






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LakeviewSaint
New Orleans Saints Fan
LAKEVIEW
Member since Jan 2011
447 posts

re: How great is Amazon Prime?


I buy so much shite off of Amazon I probably get 2-4 boxes a week at my office. I even bought a 55in TV from them and it was delivered to my house in 2 days for free and set up on the TV stand which was a big help bc I couldn't pick it up by myself. Not to mention I didn't have to pay taxes on a $1200 TV







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ornagestorm
Oregon State Fan
Oregon
Member since Jun 2008
4817 posts

re: How great is Amazon Prime?


If you have a Kindle, you get a free book a month with Prime





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CocomoLSU
Penn State Fan
Inside your dome.
Member since Feb 2004
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re: How great is Amazon Prime?


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$80 with no .edu email

Damn, I thought it was cheaper than that.

I buy a good bit from Amazon, but all I'd really use it for would be the free shipping...I wouldn't really watch a lot of streaming shite from there, so that benefit wouldn't really suit me. I do buy mp3s from there sometimes though, so that little tidbit interests me. I guess it would come down to weighing whether or not I'd buy enough shite to get my $80 back..






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TulaneTigerFan
Tulane Fan
Seattle
Member since Sep 2005
35856 posts

re: How great is Amazon Prime?


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I have found more "Prime Eligible" products being overpriced to cover the expense of cheap express shipping.


I have never seen this before, and I'm a heavy amazon shopper. FWIW I spoke with a pretty high up financial analyst at Amazon who was involved with rolling Prime out. Their strategy is that instead of advertising they'd use that money for prime, and it's killed for them. There shouldn't be any impact on the price of the products






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htownjeep
LSU Fan
Nassau Bay, TX
Member since Jun 2005
4808 posts

re: How great is Amazon Prime?


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$80 for the year and is well worth it if you purchase from Amazon a lot.

It pays for itself (for me) around Christmas time. I do about 80% of my Christmas shopping there. The rest of the year and their other benefits are just gravy.






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The Sad Banana
New Orleans Saints Fan
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Member since Jul 2008
77508 posts

re: How great is Amazon Prime?


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I buy a good bit from Amazon, but all I'd really use it for would be the free shipping...I wouldn't really watch a lot of streaming shite from there, so that benefit wouldn't really suit me. I do buy mp3s from there sometimes though, so that little tidbit interests me. I guess it would come down to weighing whether or not I'd buy enough shite to get my $80 back..
Release day delivery on video games.






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CocomoLSU
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Member since Feb 2004
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re: How great is Amazon Prime?


This seems like a good place to ask this...

Is there any way to check your "seller profile"? Does that even exist? I swear years ago I could check what comments or ratings people left me as a buyer, although I can't remember if that was Amazon or Half.com. I can't seem to find it anywhere on Amazon..






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busbeepbeep
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Member since Jan 2004
9618 posts

re: How great is Amazon Prime?


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Damn, I thought it was cheaper than that.


it's shareable :wink:

My prime account is shared with 3 other people, so we pay $20 each. Only the main account holder gets the free streaming tv/movies though.






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BottomlandBrew
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Aug 2010
12029 posts

re: How great is Amazon Prime?


I abuse my Prime membership. Every couple of days I am ordering something - big and small. I hate going to stores for most things. I also use their streaming video service a lot.





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CocomoLSU
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re: How great is Amazon Prime?


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Release day delivery on video games.

Definitely in the plus column for me..

Hmmm...






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busbeepbeep
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Member since Jan 2004
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re: How great is Amazon Prime?


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It pays for itself (for me) around Christmas time. I do about 80% of my Christmas shopping there.

100% agree. For the rapid fire Christmas season where sale prices don't last long, Prime is a huge benefit. See a $2 toy? buy it. $9 Bluray, buy it.

No longer do you have to build your cart to $25 to get the free shipping, but in the meantime, things sitting in your cart have sold out.






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Doldil
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Member since Jan 2010
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re: How great is Amazon Prime?


love me some prime, bought a bed from Amazon + box springs. shite weighed > 100 lbs and was shipped for free.





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BottomlandBrew
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Aug 2010
12029 posts

re: How great is Amazon Prime?


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No longer do you have to build your cart to $25 to get the free shipping, but in the meantime, things sitting in your cart have sold out.


Not only that, but the old $25 free shipping was like 5-9 days. Prime is two.






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TulaneTigerFan
Tulane Fan
Seattle
Member since Sep 2005
35856 posts

re: How great is Amazon Prime?


They actually do same day local delivery for $3.99 for prime members in certain cities. Pretty sweet to order something and have it delivered a few hours later





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SW2SCLA
LSU Fan
on the night shift
Member since Feb 2009
19486 posts

re: How great is Amazon Prime?


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I have found more "Prime Eligible" products being overpriced to cover the expense of cheap express shipping.


Some items may be a few dollars more than a third party seller's price on Amazon, but that seller is going to charge at least that much for shipping. I'll also add that is not true for a lot of Prime items, the prices are often within $1 of each other.

And the prices are lower than brick-and-mortar store prices 99% of the time.







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19thHole
LSU Fan
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Member since Dec 2007
4613 posts

re: How great is Amazon Prime?


so thrifty





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elprez00
New Orleans Saints Fan
Hammond, LA
Member since Sep 2011
12344 posts

re: How great is Amazon Prime?


Have it. Use it. Love it.





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