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PSA: Amazon Video pricing now reflecting No-Rush Shipping credits.

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Just a heads-up to avoid over-spending.

Amazon Video has begun automatically deducting any available credits for no-rush shipping from the video's listed, visible price.

In other words, if you have $5 in credit, and you see a price of $5, the actual price is $10, and it will both eat your credits and charge you five bucks in cash. You'll see lots of $0 pricing for rentals, too. Don't take those as freebies, they're also reflecting available no-rush shipping credits.

You can see actual pricing by opening the pages in another browser that's not logged-in to Amazon.

This is a confusing mess, and I hope Amazon realizes it and reverts to showing actual pricing.
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I prefer this...as now I don't need to guess whether I am paying with credits or being charged
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Yup, that's exactly what I have to do to see pricing. Sucks, I hate it
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I prefer this...as now I don't need to guess whether I am paying with credits or being charged
Maybe they could just have both? Both seem to be pretty relevant information.
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Yup, annoying as hell when I tried to use my credits before they expired last week.
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Just a heads-up to avoid over-spending.

Amazon Video has begun automatically deducting any available credits for no-rush shipping from the video's listed, visible price.

In other words, if you have $5 in credit, and you see a price of $5, the actual price is $10, and it will both eat your credits and charge you five bucks in cash. You'll see lots of $0 pricing for rentals, too. Don't take those as freebies, they're also reflecting available no-rush shipping credits.

You can see actual pricing by opening the pages in another browser that's not logged-in to Amazon.

This is a confusing mess, and I hope Amazon realizes it and reverts to showing actual pricing.
There are some more details in this post https://slickdeals.net/f/13516171-psa-re-amazon-no-rush-credits-discount-is-automatically-applied-to-price-on-videos-shown?v=1
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Yes. This became very annoying.
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Amazon reflect price by strike through if they are using digital credit and if its not then its actual price.
Easy to distinguish between credit and actual freebies.
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This wouldn't be a big deal if they did it the same as with e-books. For those it shows both prices, but not for videos.
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They are being real a**holes about it too, a digital manager claimed to me on a recorded line that they "always" did it this way. I'm really pissed as I threw away quite a bit of money on items that should have been free as advertised. She also claimed "nothing" is free on Amazon, but if you look at the recent Kindle deals they also price them at $0.00 with the old price crossed off, but in that case they were honest.
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Nevermind, must have been a glitch
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Damn it. Amazon should be sued for this.
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I found this out last Thursday. I was so excited when I saw that a movie we had wanted was $2.99 and I ordered it. Saw when I checked my order confirmation that it was actually $6 and that they took my $4 in credits and charged my card $2.99. I talked with them through chat thinking that the price had changed while I was purchasing it and what a ridiculous waste of time that was. They couldn't understand what I was talking about and took so long arguing with me about my "claim" that the price said one thing and they charged me another that I was no longer able to automatically cancel the order. When I woke up the next day, I saw that they finally cancelled the order for me and refunded my card $2.99 but I no longer had my slow shipping credits. I went on chat again to get them to return the credits and they refused. It was such poor customer service all over $4. After that experience I went in and cancelled all my Subscribe & Save orders and then anything we normally would have ordered this week (groceries, drug store things, Christmas presents, etc), I ordered from Walmart or Target or just bought locally. I have a hard time just buying everything there when their customer service is just so poor now.
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I found this out last Thursday. I was so excited when I saw that a movie we had wanted was $2.99 and I ordered it. Saw when I checked my order confirmation that it was actually $6 and that they took my $4 in credits and charged my card $2.99. I talked with them through chat thinking that the price had changed while I was purchasing it and what a ridiculous waste of time that was. They couldn't understand what I was talking about and took so long arguing with me about my "claim" that the price said one thing and they charged me another that I was no longer able to automatically cancel the order. When I woke up the next day, I saw that they finally cancelled the order for me and refunded my card $2.99 but I no longer had my slow shipping credits. I went on chat again to get them to return the credits and they refused. It was such poor customer service all over $4. After that experience I went in and cancelled all my Subscribe & Save orders and then anything we normally would have ordered this week (groceries, drug store things, Christmas presents, etc), I ordered from Walmart or Target or just bought locally. I have a hard time just buying everything there when their customer service is just so poor now.
I hear you. It's just 4 bucks. But you feel tricked. I feel like Amazon as an "honest" company has been in decline for the past 10 years. I still find their customer service to be great (normally), but they've been tweaking so much (like taking email correspondence away), it's become a shell of a happy place to shop. They have reviews going for them, but even they're skewed. For God's sake, their rating system is more complicated than credit scores! Wish they had an online rival. And I wish that rival charged exactly $0.02 more on every item. Be funny to see how many would pay more just to send a message.
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