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Does anyone still have grandfather Prime where you could share your acc't with 4 people?

22 10 February 27, 2018 at 12:03 PM
I had a grandfathered account, and had two non-household people sharing it. I have heard both recently mention that they would be dropping Prime due to the cost. So, I thought that my account must of dropped them, and they did their own subscription. I just looked and they are still both listed under my Prime account. I called one, and asked how come he was paying if he could still get benefits under my account. He wasn't sure, but was not going to renew and see if he still maintained his Prime via my account.

Q - Does anyone still have grandfathered users that can access their Prime benefits?
Q - Any idea why someone would opt for their own membership?
Q - If they cancel their own membership (one has a yearly; one has a monthly), will they bounce back to mine (depending on answer to the first Q).

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I just encountered the same scenario and am curious as to what your outcome was.
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Both of the people who were sharing my account still have their own account, so I don't have an update.
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I also had this issue last year. We have a grandfathered account as well. But it charged my account (secondary) for its own membership & they wouldn't refund it. After that year it went back to saying the primary account holder was my bf but I'm thinking it's a way for them to kick people out of the old plan. Look at your benefits? On the old prime sharing, I had everything he had. Prime video, storage, twitch, all of it was identical. Now I only have 2 day shipping & early access to deals which is total CRAp but it still shows me linked to him. I've actualy consulted an attorney with top class actions regarding a potential class action lawsuit bc I've had other people tell me the same and amazon isn't fixing it.
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Hmm... I'm in the same situation. I shared my account with a friend, but for some reason it started charging her.
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I want to say that the old grandfathered in accounts are just allowed to share the shipping benefit. I just checked my account, and it gives me an alert to switch to the household account so the other person can receive more benefits.
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