|A teetotaling |
The free shipping is only one part of Amazon Prime. $9.91 per month at full price gets you the entertainment side and is less than Netflix and offers a more extensive movie library than Netflix along with original content. I think it's great deal. Sure there are ways to get around the shipping, but just one order per month at free shipping just about pays for it. And Amazon's return program is very generous. You don't even need to box stuff up to return it (at no cost usually). Just take it to Kohls or a UPS store along with the paperwork you download and they package and ship it for you. Usually your credit card sees the refund as soon as the place you drop it off at scans the label. I've also found that inexpensive items just get credited with no return required.
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I certainly hope not.
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|On the DL|
What Navy Guy said.
Also, I read a lot. The "Prime Reading" feature offers a very large selection of books that can be read for free on a Kindle. You don't have to buy a Kindle reader, either. There are free Kindle apps that you can download to read Kindle-formatted books on smart phones, tablets, and computers.
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|always with a hat or sunscreen|
I hear you guys but apparently I'm an old curmudgeon Luddite.
When I cut the cable I opted for zero fee based streaming services like Netflix. So Amazon streaming video (or audio services for that matter) is of no interest. Free channels on my RokuTV are more than enough for me.
And I'm still old school preferring paper for my reading material. Tried but couldn't adjust to reading on a screen. Uncomfortable, eye straining, and cumbersome compared to tactile page turning.
Never have had a problem with returns and credits without being a Prime member FWIW.
So, while I very much appreciate your points, I remain one of, I guess, the very few for which paying for a Prime membership is a non-starter.
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When I responded, I simply failed to realize my subscription was NOT an "apples-to-apples" comparison. Yes, I got a student discount...and it is actually my daughters account.
Hope I did not confuse the issue.
Here is a link to the request page, active through the 11th I think.
Our Prime account is in the wife’s name, may not work here.
Worked for me, Thanks to the OP.
I use the streaming and I am glad to have the faster shipping.
|Official Space Nerd|
I guess I shouldn't complain that I could not sign up for the Veteran's rate. I tried chat, but it was useless. I couldn't find an E-mail address. I was scrolling through this thread looking for where I might find the E-mail, and discovered the 'student rate.' I did not know about this.
SO, I got Prime at the $59 rate, thanks to Sigforum in general and steve495 in particular.
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