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My Prime doesn't renew until December and, at that time, I'll have to pay the new price. I'm going to keep it.

For some people it is totally worth it. For some people it just plain is not. So one needs to decide if it is worth it for their particular use and order frequency. Smiley Happy For what it is, and all it has, it can be very much worth it if you are using the services.

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On 5/13/2014 danirose said:
On 5/13/2014 birkin baby said:

I have been considering it to watch call the midwife and other shows ;but I have a question.When streaming shows do they do that constant buffering thing?? That makes me nuts. I think the free shipping is great and can't you share the free shipping with family members at another address?? Ok,that is actually TWO questions..LOL!

I think any buffering issues would be related to internet speeds. I don't have a super fast speed and do not have any issues with buffering. To answer your question about sharing the free Prime shipping with family members at another address, yes you can do that. I have my sister getting the free Prime shipping. Once you're a Prime member you can 'invite' a family member to share that benefit. You can share with up to four household members - who do not have to live with you. Hope that helps.

This is NOT true. Anyone you "invite" to join in Amazon Prime (up to 4 family members) MUST have the SAME address.

from amazon's website:

"Free or paid Amazon Prime members can share their shipping benefits with up to four additional family members living in the same household..."

I do remember when I had amazon prime years ago, it was possible to have 4 "family" members at different addresses, but not any more.

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Oh, absolutely. I think it is well worth the price.

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I've had it a couple of years now & it's well worth it to me. Mine doesn't go up until my renewal in Dec. I may or may not keep it after I retire; will have to wait & see.

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On 5/14/2014 chi5925 said:
On 5/13/2014 danirose said:
On 5/13/2014 birkin baby said:

I have been considering it to watch call the midwife and other shows ;but I have a question.When streaming shows do they do that constant buffering thing?? That makes me nuts. I think the free shipping is great and can't you share the free shipping with family members at another address?? Ok,that is actually TWO questions..LOL!

I think any buffering issues would be related to internet speeds. I don't have a super fast speed and do not have any issues with buffering. To answer your question about sharing the free Prime shipping with family members at another address, yes you can do that. I have my sister getting the free Prime shipping. Once you're a Prime member you can 'invite' a family member to share that benefit. You can share with up to four household members - who do not have to live with you. Hope that helps.

This is NOT true. Anyone you "invite" to join in Amazon Prime (up to 4 family members) MUST have the SAME address.

from amazon's website:

"Free or paid Amazon Prime members can share their shipping benefits with up to four additional family members living in the same household..."

I do remember when I had amazon prime years ago, it was possible to have 4 "family" members at different addresses, but not any more.


Exactly. I wonder how many people are abusing that system and cause costs to go up for the rest of us.

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On 5/13/2014 Clover29 said:
On 5/13/2014 momtodogs said:

If you are a prime member does EVERYTHING ship for free?

I wanted to order several things a few weeks ago and the products were about $60.00 and the shipping was $25.00 so I cancelled the order.

Only Amazon products ship free with Prime. Third party vendors still charge their own shipping rates. You can shop around on Amazon and find the same product at a dozen different prices, depending on the vendor. Prime purchases are often more expensive than from a third party seller who charges shipping so you have to check carefully if the price is the main priority (rather than second day shipping).

Some third party vendors ship things prime. Many of these sellers use Amazon to fulfill their orders.

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I joined Prime about a month ago and love it - actually mad at myself for not joining sooner. The shipping time is incredibly fast and now I don't have to worry about buying enough items to qualify for free shipping (which is a minimum of $35). I live in Scottsdale, AZ and there's a Amazon warehouse facility in Phoenix which I think also contributes to the quick shipping times. I ordered something on Monday morning and it was in my mail waiting for me on Tuesday. We have a Roku streaming device well, so we've been able to take advantage of Prime Video as well. My husband and I have been enjoying catching up on the first two season of Downton Abbey since we only started watching the series toward the end of the second season. Prime is highly recommended!

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It's worth it for me. I've been an Amazon member for years and years and just late last year did I sign up for Prime. For me it was $75, and that amount will be the max until next year (signed up prior to it jumping to $99.) I am pretty sure I'll sign up for it again even at the higher price. We buy LOTS of stuff on Amazon. And saving on that shipping really helps. And yes, it would add up to well over $75 (or$99) for us.

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I've been a prime customer for years. Yes I've had a few smart post deliveries. If anything didn't arrive in the promised 2 days (a few times), I sent Amazon a email and was given a store credit. The last time it happened I got an extra month on my Prime membership.