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Amazon Is Raising the Cost of Monthly Prime Memberships by 18 Percent

The cost of paying for Amazon Prime month to month is now an even worse deal.
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Amazon raise prices

Amazon today announced they're increasing the membership fees for monthly Prime memberships from $10.99 a month to $12.99. The cost for the annual membership is not increasing and will stay at $99 a year.

If you were on the monthly plan before and didn't take any months off, you annual cost for Amazon Prime was $131.88. Now you'll pay $155.88 for the same service, an 18% increase. The monthly membership is not a good deal unless you plan on only having an active membership for a max of seven months a year.

The change is definitely a nudge to get more people to opt for the annual membership, because Amazon knows that if you're a Prime member, you will spend a lot more money on their site than people who are not.

Student memberships are also seeing an 18% increase in the monthly membership, going from $5.49 to $6.49. Annual student Prime memberships are $49, and you get the first six months free to try it out.

People on government assistance will not see their rates go up from the $5.99 a month they're currently paying.

h/t to ElectroFuse for posting it first in the forums.

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I don't think that I will be renewing
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Ugh. I guess with all the money they are spending, they need to find a way to increase income.
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Our community has rated this post as helpful. If you agree, why not rep cicmcr?
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Just pay the yearly membership which has remained unchanged at $99.
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since most EVERYTHING can now be returned without any question.!!
. this is worth paying more for....
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Everytime I get a free 30 day trial I can't figure out what to order and cancel it before it's up. The streaming service is atrocious.
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What's with all the hate? $99 for free 2-day shipping, deferred rush shipping in exchange for credits, free returns, music and streaming. No brainer.

Not to mention dash button credits, haha... (for as along as that lasted)
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Quote from cicmcr
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Just pay the yearly membership which has remained unchanged at $99.
The problem is that the yearly price will be increasing soon too.
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What's with all the hate? $99 for free 2-day shipping, deferred rush shipping in exchange for credits, free returns, music and streaming. No brainer.

Not to mention dash button credits, haha... (for as along as that lasted)
What do you mean "free returns." They've always made me pay return shipping.
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Discounts for people on government assistance? Seriously? smh
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This doesn't show the discounts applied, so this is the full price, not what one paid.
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Just pay the yearly membership which has remained unchanged at $99.
For now a birdie tells me soon yearly will be 120
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The problem is that the yearly price will be increasing soon too.

What do you mean "free returns." They've always made me pay return shipping.
You got scammed so does my friend lol
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