Search in
VALENTINE'S DAY Video Games TV Computers Finance Home Apparel Tech Cameras Autos Health & Beauty Children Entertainment Travel Pets
Popular Deal
Amazon Discounts, Deals and Coupon Codes

Heads up: Amazon Prime price increases to $99 / $49 for students on 3/19 (4/17 for renewals)! *Updated* lock in multiple years at $79 before the price increase!

Moooshe 1,309 March 13, 2014 at 05:21 AM in Other (3) More Amazon Deals
Sorry, this deal has expired. Get notified of deals like this in the future. Add Deal Alert for this Item
Deal
Score
+388
283,466 Views
Get Deal

Deal Details

Last Edited by Moooshe March 14, 2014 at 03:12 PM
Update 3/14: acdawg reports that a CSR confirmed that membership gifts do not expire, even though they can only be sent up to one year in advance. This potentially means you could buy multiple gift memberships and just redeem them one at a time every time your membership expires. See his original post here and please rep him for this information. An additional source would be nice to confirm this before people proceed to buy several "gifts".
ttp86 was also able to verify that via chat. A CSR specifically verified that you can buy five gift memberships for yourself and redeem them over 5 years. His full transcript can be found here. please rep him if you find it useful.


Didn't see this posted and while this isn't a hot deal I thought many people here would be interested as many of us rely on Amazon Prime for many Amazon deals.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/cus...=201482600

Might be a good idea to renew your membership before 4/17 to take advantage of the current rates.

Additional details with the 4/17 date:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/cus...=200966690

If your membership expires after 4/17 and you want another year at the current price, buy a gift membership and set it to send the day after your current one expires. More details here
Please rep orick for this tip!


Edit: an interesting article on the reasons behind this [cnn.com]. I find the profit margin graph amazing. I knew Amazon wasn't making a lot of money, I didn't know they practically just break even!


Edit: Time Magazine mentioned this thread! [time.com] Thanks AlwayzJ for the reference.

1,281 Comments

1 2 3 4 5

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

#16
Thanks for the heads up - I have not received the email they say they sent to us!
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#17
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#18
i wonder if people will cancel their subscription because of the price increase? lets see those coupon deals for flash black membership price Big Grin
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#19
Quote from Moooshe View Post :
Didn't see this posted and while this isn't a hot deal I thought many people here would be interested as many of us rely on Amazon Prime for many Amazon deals.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/cus...=201482600

Might be a good idea to renew your membership before 4/17 to take advantage of the current rates.
Everyone knew this was coming. Prices going up all the time, but I guess whining happens all the time as well. Expect the first 10 pages to be of whining, but nothing of what prompts the rise and how they could approach it better.

At least folks have options not to continue using Prime vs when gas prices goes up and the whining and moaning goes on, the options to have a non-fuel alternative is not so simple

Quote from committed View Post :
i wonder if people will cancel their subscription because of the price increase? lets see those coupon deals for flash black membership price Big Grin
Wouldn't they purchase membership now to lock in the current price?
Last edited by blackblaze March 13, 2014 at 05:36 AM
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#20
Wow....I don't use the streaming services either and don't think the 2 day shipping is worth $99. Most of my purchases are on their jacked up subscribe and save program anyways so I for one will not be renewing my prime membership.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#21
Quote from blackblaze View Post :
Everyone knew this was coming. Prices going up all the time, but I guess whining happens all the time as well. Expect the first 10 pages to be of whining, but nothing of what prompts the rise and how they could approach it better.

At least folks have options not to continue using Prime vs when gas prices goes up and the whining and moaning goes on, the options to have a non-fuel alternative is not so simple



Wouldn't they purchase membership now to lock in the current price?
the new comers can yes... but we can't renew till our renew date is here.. mine isn't here till august
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#22
Quote from committed View Post :
the new comers can yes... but we can't renew till our renew date is here.. mine isn't here till august
Ah, I see. Thanks

And in other news about Amazon Prime
http://abcnews.go.com/Business/am...d=22882043
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

#23
Quote from committed View Post :
the new comers can yes... but we can't renew till our renew date is here.. mine isn't here till august

So can we cancel before the increase, then re-up at $49 for the next year?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#24
Quote from karrun View Post :
So can we cancel before the increase, then re-up at $49 for the next year?
yes but it matters how long you have time left on your account... if you have 6 months left will you wasted your money you paid for previously or just re-new now
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#25
Just FYI, you can purchase Prime Gift memberships and denote a delivery date up to 1 year in advance... Might be useful for those wanting to keep prime.

Quote :
Prime gift memberships generally arrive within 15 minutes of being ordered if you choose today's date as the delivery date.

If you wish, you can also specify a delivery date up to one year in advance of the purchase date. Your payment method will be charged when your order is placed.

Your Prime gift recipient will receive an e-mail notification between 12:00 a.m. and 3:00 a.m. Pacific Time on the scheduled delivery date you choose.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#26
ohh good my renewal is march 19th. before the price hike!
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#27
Quote from JasonKR View Post :
$10 increase seems okay
more than 25% increase than last yr. Tell me, brother.. does your salary increase by 25% since last yr?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#28
I think we all should cancel our memberships and show them how much business they will loose!!! woot

I have until next January then I will cancel .... This is total BS!!!!
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#29
I logged into my account and saw "On April 15, 2014, you will be charged $79 for another year of Prime. Starting April 15, 2015, you will be charged $99 per year."

I am happy.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

#30
This is a YMMV but I never auto renew my membership and I let mine lapse around X-mas. A few days later I got a "please come back for 1/2 off prime" thing on my account page. Gonna try it again this year and see if I get something like that
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Page 2 of 86
1 2 3 4 5
Join the Conversation
Add a Comment
 
Slickdeals Price Tracker
Saving money just got easier.
Start Tracking Today
Copyright 1999 - 2016. Slickdeals, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Copyright / Infringement Policy  •  Privacy Policy  •  Terms of Service  •  Acceptable Use Policy (Rules)