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Old 04-25-2012, 02:59 PM   #16
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I wouldn't sign up for Prime unless you are doing it for shipping. As everyone else noted...its not really worth it for the "fringe benefits." I do have prime and love it...but I'd get nothing out of it for the library and the tv/movies.
There are no fringe benefits if, like the OP, you don't live in the US.
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There are no fringe benefits if, like the OP, you don't live in the US.
And there is that...
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:26 PM   #18
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Please tell me, I use Amazon for "everyday" purchases a bit, not enough to make it worth paying £49 just for the Prime delivery benefits.
So, for just a rough idea, would it be of benefit to join it for the freebies offered only for Prime members, and for the lending library ?

Oh, and could I use it anyway, for ebooks, as I have K4PC not a kindle.

Thenks awfully.
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My 2p's worth. As a fellow UK resident, I've never thought the 49GBP annual fee was worth it, since we don't get any of the US 'extras'. Most of what I buy is delivered for free anyway with Super Saver Delivery. Although I would like next-day delivery, 49 quid is a bit steep as they are usually delivered in 2-4 working days anyway. I've found that delivery is normally quicker than Amazon's estimate, but I don't know how much this varies by UK location.
What period does the £49 charge cover - a month, year? It sounds worth a try to me (depending).
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:45 PM   #19
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There are no fringe benefits if, like the OP, you don't live in the US.
As ever, Harry, you shine lights into corners
I now know that I won't find the library very helpful, and totally without interest to such as us in the UK
I didn't think to delve sufficiently before opening the old yapper !

As you point out, for us it's a cheap and efficient postage service - but, naturally, you need to purchase Amazon goods regularly enough to make it worthwhile.

My aim is to get as much as possible for nothing from Amazon .... 'cept at Christmas, of course.......
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:13 PM   #20
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What period does the £49 charge cover - a month, year? It sounds worth a try to me (depending).
It's per year and gives you free next-day delivery. It looks like you can try it free for one month on amazon.co.uk Here's a link
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:22 PM   #21
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Free shipping doesn't apply to the beautiful Sandwich Islands! Just another example of the paradise tax.
Yeah, but you have sammiches!
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Free shipping doesn't apply to the beautiful Sandwich Islands! Just another example of the paradise tax.
Amazon.jp sometimes have specials with free shipping to the Sandwich Isles, lots of people buying specialised Japanese stuff there I suppose.
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I have US Amazon prime, and it has paid for itself even for international deliveries. Not too long ago I had a very bulky shipment. Amazon only had one shipping option and that was almost 500 bucks! So I just used the free shipping with prime to ship it to a freight forwarder and they got it to me for $80.-. And it still arrived in 5 days with TNT.

And the Prime Instant Video is not too shabby, either.
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I mean, what more do they want ?
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:36 AM   #25
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It's per year and gives you free next-day delivery. It looks like you can try it free for one month on amazon.co.uk Here's a link
Thanks. I've joined up, as we have a daughter's Birthday coming up, and will probably order most of the presents via Amazon .
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Thanks. I've joined up, as we have a daughter's Birthday coming up, and will probably order most of the presents via Amazon .
I find it very well worthwhile. I've been a Prime member for years.
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I find it very well worthwhile. I've been a Prime member for years.
Same here. Worth noting that in the UK Prime membership covers up to (I think) 4 family members, even if they're not living at the same address; very handy if you have e.g. a child away at university.
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And the Prime Instant Video is not too shabby, either.
You don't have reception problems due to location?
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I find it very well worthwhile. I've been a Prime member for years.
Thanks. Last time I looked, I'm sure it was £10 pm (£120 per year), which I thought was a bit steep. But at £49, worth it, I think. I've already placed orders for several items .
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Thanks. Last time I looked, I'm sure it was £10 pm (£120 per year), which I thought was a bit steep. But at £49, worth it, I think. I've already placed orders for several items .
I think you must be confusing it with something else. Prime has always been £49/year in the UK.
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