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#1 htz

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:49 AM

Is anybody else seeing this besides me?

By signing up, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the Amazon Prime Terms and Conditions of Amazon Services LLC and the Amazon Instant Video Terms of Use of Amazon Digital Services, Inc. and authorize us to charge your card or another available card on file. Your Amazon Prime membership continues until cancelled. If you do not wish to continue for $7.99/month plus any applicable taxes, select 'Do not renew' from Your Account.

It doesn't offer me the $79.99 per year but gives me a monthly plan which I can cancel at anytime. Which I think is perfect for me since I buy from amazon mostly around the holidays.

Edited by htz, 06 November 2012 - 08:35 AM.


#2 Stanley the Bugman

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:51 AM

Is anybody else seeing this besides me?
It doesn't offer me the $79.99 per year for me but gives me a monthly plan which I can cancel at anytime. Which I think is perfect for me since I buy from amazon mostly around the holidays.


Are you a student? Last I knew they were only offering the monthly option to students.

#3 htz

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:53 AM

Are you a student? Last I knew they were only offering the monthly option to students.

Nope.

http://www.hackingne...bscription.html
I did a simple google search and it looks like it is to compete with netflix and hulu's pricing for select amazon members. This is obviously a price increase for yearly members but for those who plan to subscribe not every month this is pretty awesome.

#4 Blade

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:02 AM

That's $95.88 per year, by the way. With Instant Video and free Prime shipping, it's still better to do a full year.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:03 AM

That's $95.88 per year, by the way. With Instant Video and free Prime shipping, it's still better to do a full year.


True but it might be worth it if you just want it over the summer or winter break and you're buying a lot of stuff.
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:06 AM

does anyone know if I renew my prime will I be charged $39.99? I am a student and have a student account. Or will they charge me the 79?
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#7 cjenvy

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:08 AM

i'm not seeing this

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:11 AM

I have it on my account as well. I'm not on a student account or anything.
I have never been a full prime member, did do the trial before. I just don't order enough off of amazon to ever need prime, plus I live in Hawaii so prime only gives me free standard shipping. No 2 day service unless its a heavy item like a computer case but then again super saver shipping gives that service for free.

#9 killer9

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:14 AM

I have 7.99 a month aswell woot gonna do it better for me only need it when i order things and free movies and books aswell win win

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#10 cjenvy

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:15 AM

i'm gonna contact amazon cs

#11 cjenvy

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:27 AM

amazon says this is fake and based on the 2 users who confirmed im inclined to agree

#12 Alamo

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:31 AM

Where exactly are you guys seeing this?

Manage Prime Membership?

This is for none members right?

Mine runs out on the 10th, but if this pops up, I can take advantage of it. Not really watching any stuff or ordering like crazy.

#13 killer9

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:38 AM

It is not fake i just ordered it got billed $8.65 for one month

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#14 htz

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:39 AM

amazon says this is fake and based on the 2 users who confirmed im inclined to agree

It's not fake, and I don't make posts to troll.

http://www.hackingne...bscription.html
^Check that article, it was advertised to me just like the screenshots in that article. It also says the offer is being tested on select amazon members.

Edit: Pending charges on my discover card as proof.
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#15 cjenvy

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:42 AM

select consumers only as reported by cs supervisor after being told fake by 3 reps

#16 Fors78

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:46 AM

I would love for them to give me this, I would definitely pay 8 bucks monthly to get it myself, just to get the free books and streaming.

Edited by shrike4242, 07 November 2012 - 06:07 AM.


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Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:51 AM

I would love for them to give me this, I would definitely pay 8 bucks monthly to get it myself, just to get the free books and streaming.


Well, I just clicked the Join Prime link in the top left of the website, next too/inside the Amazon logo, and the screen that loaded shows 7.99 a month.

Maybe my link will work:
http://www.amazon.co...rmlogo_combined

Edited by shrike4242, 07 November 2012 - 06:07 AM.


#18 Fors78

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:54 AM

Well, I just clicked the Join Prime link in the top left of the website, next too/inside the Amazon logo, and the screen that loaded shows 7.99 a month.

Maybe my link will work:
http://www.amazon.co...rmlogo_combined


Nope, it only gives me the option to sign up for a year.

Edited by shrike4242, 07 November 2012 - 06:06 AM.


#19 shady859

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:54 AM

I'm gonna try this I'd love prime for BF seems I get it free every year for some trial or deal. Totally worth $8 to not worry about minimums for free shipping.


Edit: failure!!!! Only option is $79 a year. I have had a prime trial 2 years ago during BF and Amazon mom free prime trial last BF..

#20 Alamo

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:58 AM

Can you guys confirm the ability to stream movies at this price?

#21 htz

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 09:02 AM

Can you guys confirm the ability to stream movies at this price?

Streaming works, just tried Rango.

#22 killer9

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 09:03 AM

Yes just used it works fine unlimited streaming its prime just monthly

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#23 247

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 09:08 AM

For edu accounts, is the $39 only for one year or can you renew your membership and get another year for $39?

#24 lurkingsalt

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 09:09 AM

I'm seeing $7.99 too. This is great when I do bulk order and want my stuff ASAP.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 09:52 AM

im seeing. mine ran out a bit ago.

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plus this just went up:
http://www.engadget....-monthly-price/

Edited by billymagnum, 06 November 2012 - 10:06 AM.


#26 retrad

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:09 AM

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#27 FlipSide

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:14 AM

Meh not offered here :( My PRIME ran out 3 weeks ago and would love to be on a monthly plan. Offering it to select customers is a stupid idea IMO..its a PR nightmare waiting to happen.
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:15 AM

Can also confirm $7.99 for my account. I rarely need anything that fast and do most of my shopping through Best Buy anyhow, so Prime isn't worth it for me at the moment. If it at least gave free shipping on Marketplace items, I could see justification for Prime, or if I didn't already have Netflix, but meh, not for me at the moment.
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:17 AM

Meh not offered here :( My PRIME ran out 3 weeks ago and would love to be on a monthly plan. Offering it to select customers is a stupid idea IMO..its a PR nightmare waiting to happen.


hmm...probably more of a CS problem than PR.
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:18 AM

Meh not offered here :( My PRIME ran out 3 weeks ago and would love to be on a monthly plan. Offering it to select customers is a stupid idea IMO..its a PR nightmare waiting to happen.


What are you talking about? it doesn't make sense to offer it to everyone since i would never buy prime because i do not do enough shopping on amazon... case in point I paid $13 bucks on 2 days shipping on amazon last month and prime STILL would be a bad deal for me on a yearly basis.

That said maybe people like you who order all the time on amazon where yearly prime is a great deal would be more inclined to buy prime one or two months a year and do all your ordering then thus costing amazon a lot of money.

You know they have to have some kind of algorithm running to see what customers are worth it or not. I mean they would lose their shirts if people who ordered all the time abused the $7.99 monthly deal.
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