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Old 04-04-2014, 10:20 AM   #286
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They didn't charge tax on the $79 version in California?
no, they charged tax on membership in CA.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:23 AM   #287
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It works, but doesn't work all that well quality wise in my experience especially compared to the Fire or iOS app.
Also, the new device, from my reading, seems to have an autoplay queue feature. I read something about it being predictive in deciding what you want to play next. I am curious how it works.

A long standing complaint I have about Amazon Video is one must manually start play of the next episode in a series along with the total absence of a playlist/queue that can be set to automatically play the next item in your list.
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Also, the new device, from my reading, seems to have an autoplay queue feature. I read something about it being predictive in deciding what you want to play next. I am curious how it works.

A long standing complaint I have about Amazon Video is one must manually start play of the next episode in a series along with the total absence of a playlist/queue that can be set to automatically play the next item in your list.
This is interesting to hear, because one of the things that irritates me about Hulu (along with the commercials) is the autoplay "feature". It would be a reason for me NOT to get this, and I really really hope they don't add this to the channel on the Roku. If they do have it, I hope there is a way to turn it OFF.

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Old 04-04-2014, 12:24 PM   #289
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no, they charged tax on membership in CA.
I don't understand. Isn't the membership price what we were talking about?

My point was: why gripe about the tax making the increase from $79 seem even greater when it was never really $79 to begin with (because of tax). Unless the tax in CA on prime is a brand spanking new thing. Which is why I asked my question.
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They didn't charge tax on the $79 version in California?

Amazon started charging tax when they put warehouses in California. Before that Amazon did not collect tax for California residents.
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Old 04-04-2014, 07:46 PM   #291
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Amazon started charging tax when they put warehouses in California. Before that Amazon did not collect tax for California residents.
So a California resident paid sales tax on a $79 Prime Membership last year then, right?

Which would make the change to $99 (+ tax) basically a, what?.... twenty-one-and-a-half dollar increase as compared to a non-sales-tax-collecting state resident's twenty dollar increase?

Gotta compare apples to apples. The difference between a $79 to $99 (taxed) price hike and a $79 to $99 (untaxed) price hike is fairly negligible.

I understand perfectly if twenty dollars puts something out of someone's price range. Gotta do what you gotta do. But it certainly wasn't the buck-and-a-half more in sales tax that was the deal-breaker in that case.

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Gotta compare apples to apples. The difference between a $79 to $99 (taxed) price hike and a $79 to $99 (untaxed) price hike is fairly neglible.
Not if you're paying taxes in Sweden.
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Not if you're paying taxes in Sweden.
I concede the point.
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I concede the point.
Although valid as it is.
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We pay about 10% sales tax here in California. So for us its almost a $30 dollar increase including the tax.

So if we break it down by monthly payments it comes out to slightly over $9/month.

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We pay about 10% sales tax here in California. So for us its almost a $30 dollar increase including the tax.
Great. Multiple of 10 are easy!

79 + 7.9 = 86.9
99 + 9.9 = 108.9

108.9 - 86.9 = a $22 dollar increase (as opposed to a $20 increase for non-taxed members).

So I was off by 50 cents when I guessed a buck-and-a-half.

Your monthly rate went up a whopping $1.81 compared to the $1.67 that non-taxed members monthly rate went up.

The presence of sales tax simply isn't the drastic factor on this increase that you want it to be.

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We pay about 10% sales tax here in California. So for us its almost a $30 dollar increase including the tax.

So if we break it down by monthly payments it comes out to slightly over $9/month.
Where do you get your figure of $30 from? A $20 increase, plus 10% tax, is $22.
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Where do you get your figure of $30 from? A $20 increase, plus 10% tax, is $22.
I was refering to 10% on the entire $99. The tax is on the entire amount.
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I was refering to 10% on the entire $99. The tax is on the entire amount.
It's not a $30 increase, though. At 10% tax, your previous total was $86.90. Now it is $108.90. A difference of $22.
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