GrailOfThunder: Triumph: They should still have a $79 option for people who don't want access to their video and e-book libraries.They probably use those people to balance out the folks that DO use 'em.
cman: Its worth the money stillWhy are people biatching about a $20 dollar price increase? Free two day shipping alone is worth $100 a year indeed.
jylcat: Totally worth it. $0.31 per shipment currently and $0.38 per shipment after the price rise.
Empty H: unlikely: InterruptingQuirk: Is it taking into account that Amazon Prime shipments may be increasing the price for Prime members in order to secretly cover that two day ship?Except that they're not, and that's straight up crap.Also, please don't post to auto play sites. Me and my phone just got into a fight.
Parthenogenetic: Am I the only one here who uses Super Saver Shipping?Because it seems to me that if one is a little patient, one can leech off of the inventory and delivery infrastructure paid for by others.As long as the orders total more than $35 each, of course. Which they always do.
antidisestablishmentarianism: Isn't it still cheaper than Netflix?
Cerebral Ballsy: Uh.. Do you mean Amazon Prime, subby?I use my father's account, everyone in our fam does./yes you can do that
skinink: Last year one of the things I ordered was a Dahon Mariner D7 folding bike that has a shipping weight of 36 pounds and is eligible for Prime shipping. That alone probably was worth the membership. And a majority of my other 38 Amazon orders in 2013 was eligible as well.
Mhal9000: I didn't order a large quantity of items last year, but all of them were large and bulky. $3.99 per isn't even close to what my shipping would have cost. I saved a lot of cash on that, beyond the access to movies, etc.
Ponzholio: With 25 order and probably 3/4 Prime eligible-Without Prime, you would pay at least $3.99 per shipment.At $79 per year (Prime's old fee), you would pay $4.16 per shipment.At $99 per year (Prime's new fee), you would pay $4.96 per shipment.Convenience- priceless
HeartBurnKid: antidisestablishmentarianism: Isn't it still cheaper than Netflix?Nope. Netflix is $8 per month, which comes out to $96 per year.
whynotisright: Mhal9000: I didn't order a large quantity of items last year, but all of them were large and bulky. $3.99 per isn't even close to what my shipping would have cost. I saved a lot of cash on that, beyond the access to movies, etc.This! My last order from them was a 44-lb piece of furniture. I don't even want to know how much that would have cost to ship
antidisestablishmentarianism: I wish Netflix would let you pay for movies they don't have available for free streaming like Amazon does. Which reminds me that I need to watch House of Cards.
DanZero: Is this for Slate writers? It certainly isn't for us successful TFers
Man On A Mission: Considering the number of movies I watch through Amazon Prime, I am far into the black even with the new rate.Slate fails at math. Gee, what a surprise.
MrHappyRotter: Free advertising for Amazon Prime! Reverse psychology works again! The savings in shipping are worth it for me. The video, I have to give a thumbs down. I use it because it's there, but it's pretty embarrassing on Amazon's part.Prime video just has too many flaws for me to consider it much of a benefit. The library is slow to get updated content, and often times the new (or newly released) stuff isn't that great and/or it's already available on other services by the time I notice it on Amazon.Overall, from my perspective and taste, Netflix and other services' libraries are significantly better.Just as importantly, and possibly more, the usability on Prime video is almost a text book case of what not to do. Their data is horribly inaccurate, so it makes the filters relatively useless. The release dates on a lot of older items are completely screwed. It means when I'm looking for new stuff, the results are inundated with very old movies, and conversely, if I'm in the mood for older stuff, it means a lot of it doesn't show up when I try to filter for it. What I really hate the most is how they make it so hard to rate movies. I want to give it 3 stars. I should be able to do that on my Bluray player or Roku. I shouldn't have to write a review, and I shouldn't have to log into my computer to do it. Screw that.
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