If your current Prime membership is scheduled to expire on or after April 17th, and therefore would auto-renew at the $99 price, you can effectively lock in the $79 price by taking the following steps:
(1) Look up your Prime expiration date. (Let's say yours is June 11th.)
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.
if your not paying the student price you are doing it wrong.
I do make a lot of ridiculous impulse buys with prime. I'm a heavy user. Don't use the video streaming. Netflix for that. I am going to let Prime drop. My Amazon spending is about $ 1500 a year. If I do need an item in 2 days (very rare), or order an expensive item, I'll pay extra per order. I understand Amazon doing the increase. I just wish they would separate the free streaming from the rest.
Not having Prime is saving me lots of money since a lot a impulse buys now are no longer deals without the free shipping and since I barely used the streaming there was no reason to keep it.
Over all, I think this the price increase is just going to lose more sales.
I'm not overly upset with this, but it does piss me off that just about anything that ships with prime costs 5-20% more than just getting something from another vendor, so it seems the cost of shipping is being built into some items. Also, many items are becoming "add on" items, meaning you have to order at least $25 worth of stuff to get free shipping.
I will be canceling when my membership is up for renewal, its only connivence that keeps me signed up. Another company that don't give a crap about customer loyalty .
Would you rather Amazon raise the price $1.67 a month to help keep their company as is that folks have come to expect or for them to never raise prices and eventually go out of business. Im sure if this post was about Amazon going out of business, most post here would magically change to "I'd pay the extra $20 to keep Amazon around"
I'm getting conflicting answer from the chat agents, they don't have a clue why some are getting the emails basically saying they are grandfathered in.
Unless your renewal occurs in a few weeks, I wouldn't waste my energy since I, and others, are seeing the same issue with the renewal price inconsistency between the email and the website. I am just waiting to see what happens as Amazon will soon realize their mistake.
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