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 Post subject: Amazon Prime may increase their membership rates by $40
PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:40 pm 
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http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/30/5362620/amazon-considering-20-to-40-price-hike-to-prime-service-in-us

read this on the amazon subreddit. I know a few of you have a prime account. just wanted to give you the heads up to watch out when your membership renews. mine currently sits at 79 dollars a year, ill be keeping a close eye on it near my exp date.

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 Post subject: Re: Amazon Prime may increase their membership rates by $40
PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:49 pm 
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If it raised even a dollar more I'd probably unsubscribe. I only use it for the 2nd day shipping but at any higher price it'd be cheaper for me to just pay shipping per purchase.


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 Post subject: Re: Amazon Prime may increase their membership rates by $40
PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:22 pm 
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Kioko wrote:
If it raised even a dollar more I'd probably unsubscribe. I only use it for the 2nd day shipping but at any higher price it'd be cheaper for me to just pay shipping per purchase.


same here, their streaming is subpar and i don't own a kindle so all the add-ons are kinda crappy. I order about 2 or 3 things a month which evens out the price of 6.67 a month. if they increase that its a waste of money. Prices on amazon aren't even that much more competitive anymore.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 5:35 pm 
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I have been a prime member for years because I buy everything from Amazon. Honestly the streaming is shit. It always drops from HD to SD...the resolution of movies seems to change about 30X every time I stream a movie to my PS3 or PS4 (other video services don't have that problem). On my phone/tablet it will completely drop off sometimes and say I don't have the necessary bandwidth for video. While I have 40mb internet with a good wifi signal. HBO go and Netflix never give me problems like that, they both stream HD like pros on all my devices. The quality of the Amazon prime HD isn't very good anyways. It seems subpar compared to Netflix and hbo.

The 2 day shipping isn't a huge deal since I live near one of their big distribution warehouses. It would arrive quickly regardless.

If they raise the price I will drop it. It's barely worth it to me. My payment renews in a couple weeks, so I doubt I'll be affected by the price hike this year, but perhaps next year I'll cancel it.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:18 am 
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I just got an email saying that my yearly subscription of Prime will increase to $99 dollars :( ill have to think about what I want to do in june when its renewal time.

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Mine renewed in Feb for the same price as before. $100 may be too steep though.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:43 pm 
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yeah soon as my membership is up I have no plans for renewal. I never use any of the prime features except for the 2nd day shipping, but for the price they're asking and my purchase history it'll be cheaper to unsubscribe and just pay for shipping at the point of sale.

Too bad. Honestly, I wish they had made tiered versions of Prime with various perks instead of raising the price across the board. Like perhaps a streaming media only package or a shipping only package.
From what I've read, Prime has consistently lost Amazon money so I wonder if this caused a loss of subscribers if it actually works out to their benefit.


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you realize amazon prime will not have hbo light basically in it.

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Mikey wrote:
you realize amazon prime will not have hbo light basically in it.


Huh?

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Mikey wrote:
you realize amazon prime will not have hbo light basically in it.


meh I have real HBO :P

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