questionsshould i get amazon prime?

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IMHO it's worth it but it really depends on your purchasing habits. Not sure, but I think you can currently sign up for a complimentary student account again.

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YES, but then I buy stuff 2 to 3 times a week.

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if you buy enough stuff from amazon, then yes.
if you must buy things right away, then yes.
if you see a package at your door and think "now what did i order?", then yes.
if you're anything like me, then yes.

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Is it a full membership at $39? Because we pay $79 and still find it well worth it.

If you're linked in to the Amazon system (Prime Movies, Own a Kindle, order often from Amazon) then go for it. From the shipping standpoint alone my wife and I find it worth it. But we're out in the northwest in a "large" town that doesn't have much in the way of shopping - selection is very small - next to no electronics/computer stores in town.

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I think it's worth it. The 39.00 membership doesn't include some of the extras like free instant video, free book rentals on kindle. But if you're primarily using it as a shipping speed enhancement, and you're ordering more than a few times a month, I totally think it's worth it.

We've been prime for 3 years now and I don't think we'd go without it.

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I just renewed the kid's student account for $39. I love that we can share Prime.

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with the amount i order - prime is a no brainer.

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It's nice to be able to see something I like that's available through prime, 3 dollars, and not have to worry about spending 22 more dollars to avoid a 6 dollar shipping charge.

For me it's worth the 80 dollars a year. so I'd say go for it at 40

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I don't buy enough from Amazon to make it worth the trouble, so to echo a few comments here, it depends on your buying habits.

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Initially I though $79 for Prime was a big rip off. About 6 months ago I needed something next day air and it was going to cost me $50 shipping so I decided to just chip-in the additional money and get Prime. I am so happy that I did... I find myself ordering more grocery store items now that shipping charges are not an issue. I also listen to instant videos while a work. The addition of my Discovery channel favorites sealed the deal on renewing when the time comes.
As other have said, if you do a fair amount of shopping online than it's worth it. More so if you are open to purchasing grocery type items because I see large savings there. When you get around to having kids, the savings on diapers alone make Prime worth it too. (When I signed up Amazon Mom enrollment was closed so I had to subscribe to Prime)

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I think so. 39 is a pretty good deal considering the regular. If you order a lot from Amazon, it pays for itself in no time. Free two day shipping on anything, no minimum.

They're adding a lot of stuff it seems. Their streaming library is pretty decent. If they made a Prime app for my PS3, I'd consider canceling Netflix.

I definitely would say it's worth it.

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@atomicorange & @hunter306 : The $39 dollar Prime membership is for Students with an .edu email account, and Moms. You do get all of the benefits that a full paid membership has, except you can not share the Prime with 4 other people, but it is only good for 4 years on the student account. Not sure how long a Mom account is good for. You get the first 6 months free, and that does not come with the free movies or kindle books. It was a year when I signed up.

I am in my second year of the student account, as my daughter is in college, but she will not graduate with her planned PHD until 2020. However, I would still pay the $79 for Prime.

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It is definitely worth it. I buy mostly everything from there and it comes in 2 days sometimes even less. One day shipping is also $3.99 for each item for the things that you need for sure the next day. I added my school email address to my account after I had already signed up for it and they refunded half of what I paid for the service. The only possible draw back to a school account is that with those accounts the free access to on demand movies and TV shows is disabled. People that sign up with student accounts also become a member of amazon student which offers special deals. It also offers deals on text books and things like that. Overall with the shipping discounts you basically pay for the service within the first few purchases especially with a student account. Without shipping costs the deals are usually better than everywhere else or comparable. I know there is the initial fee but the more you buy the more it goes toward that fee and saving you money in the long run.

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It is for people who are budget minded and know the items that they are truly interested in. It is not for impulse buyers. It would be easy for an impulse buyer to quickly rack up on items they don't need or too much at once.

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Get it. I'm graduating with my Masters in May and I'll lose my .edu email in June so even though my free trial doesn't expire until July I'm still going to pay the $39 for a full year. I use it all the time.

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Pro-Tip for others who want to test out a Prime run that aren't students: You can get 3 months of Prime free for telling Amazon you're a Mom (or Dad!). Just search "Amazon Mom" on Amazon, sign up and make up your fake baby due date. While it's a bit sketchy, the trial of Amazon Mom told me that I'll never live without Amazon Prime.

We order everything from shampoo to batteries to birthday presents, kitchenware, movies, video games, books, office supplies, tools, and more! We get to skip on paying tax, the gasoline for driving to the store, schmucks in the check-out lines, AND we get the stuff in 1-2 days (often 1 for us as there's a local warehouse). PLUS the pricing is almost always the best option on the interweb - or often will be soon once you show them a better price somewhere online. With the addition of personalized price watches on camelcamelcamel.com, you can get the absolute bestest price available if you're patient.

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Absolutely worth it is you buy from Amazon. Note this also includes things you buy as gifts. If you have family living apart from you, this can pay for itself just on this.

The other goodies with Amazon prime that don't involve shipping (Kindle Lending Library, Prime Video) do NOT apply to the student account, so you have to ask if shipping only is worth it.

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Double-check your student account, you might actually be able to set up another email alias that points to the same account. You could just sign up for another student account.

Most schools seem to set students up with a few different email subtleties (for example, @school.edu and @mailserver.school.edu are very often treated as separate accounts).

This is what I do, anyway.

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@pyxientx: I wouldn't call that the full membership then, without the movies and books. But the shipping deal would be the most important part in my book.

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You DO get the free movies and lendable books with Student Prime. I have it right now and I can do all of that. I don't know why everyone is saying you don't.

I think people are confusing this with the trial period. For any Prime trial (1 month, Student 6-Month, or Amazon Mom) you only get free shipping. Once you pay for Student, you'll get the rest.

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I love free shipping, so yes it is worth it. However sometimes you have to narrow down your selection to take advantage of Prime Membership.

I don't think that the free movies and TV series are that great, but the free book collection and lending library is good.

I have a .edu account, so $38 a year is cool although I would not pay $70 plus.

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First off, YES! Free 2nd day shipping is great.

Secondly, I am really liking the quality and content of the free streaming.

Finally, if you have a Kindle (not an app), the free lending library is huge and has contemporary/popular titles as well.

Edit: Everything I posted has already been stated, so I am a plagiarist.

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I'm probably on the same boat as you (since my .edu deal is ending this year). It really depends on how often you order things on Amazon. For me, I probably average on about 2-3 items a month, sometimes more during the time when I need to buy school books.

Also another perk for the $80 prime is that you can "share" your membership, so lets say you charge someone in the other side of your family $20 bucks for the year. Pretty good right? But I'm not sure they do that still (too lazy to look it up).

Other than that, the other perks are what everyone else said already; free shipping, streaming, reading, etc. Plus there are times when I wanted my packages to come in on a certain time (or when its too late to buy gifts), the two day shipping helps (sometimes I even get it in a day, depends what time you order) and I've used the 1-day $3.99 shipping a few times already like I wanted a new Ukulele before I travelled out of town.

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Since Woot is an Amazon property, I will hold out until Amazon extends Prime benefits to all Woot properties! I imagine it will be a long wait. Starting to hold breath now...

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I had the student Amazon Prime last year and, while I enjoyed it, ended up not buying it because I don't make enough cheap, single item purchases for it to be worth it for me. I usually only buy several things at once from Amazon and then free super saver shipping kicks in anyways so I would only get the item faster with prime.

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@jsimsace: How do you go about signing up for a complimentary student account after it's expired?
Mine died too.. I remember awhile back that a bunch of people did this, but I couldn't find anything about it recently..

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@thejerm333: if you have the 1 year of FREE Student Prime, you DON'T get the movies and such. Sounds like you've paid the discounted Student price - Good to hear that it does include the extra stuff, then.

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@smtatertot13: Uh, I got Amazon student and I HAVE movies and such.

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@joshobra: did you pay the $40 for it?

i have the first FREE year of Student Prime and it does not include the movies. perhaps they've run different promotions and some free people do/don't get them...?

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@drchops: I had read about people getting a free trial and getting another one by waiting until it comes up again. I can only refer you to the comments on this deal and have you read them. It appears that you can only do it once per year, but there may be a workaround if you have more than one .edu addy. Sorry if I mislead you....read the comments and see what you think. My trial is also almost up and I would appreciate it if you would let me know how your attempt turns out.

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@smtatertot13: Yup. I paid $40 last August 11' since August 10' was free.

http://www.amazon.com/b/ref=sa_menu_aiv_piv_t10?ie=UTF8&node=2676882011 This link doesn't work?

When you click on a show/movie from this link there should be a giant green button on the right that says "watch now for $0.00".

Just did that right now.. I just watched this a few months ago http://www.amazon.com/Kung-Fu-Dunk/dp/B004WHJ9M2/ref=cm_cr-mr-title pretty hilarious movie. It should be free.. just note that not all movies are free... but it looks like 70% of movies/shows on netflix is there for free.

If it doesn't work.. then I guess its either you're not logged in or its different for everyone.

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@joshobra: as a FREE Prime Student member, i still have to pay for the movies and such. as i mentioned, perhaps Amazon has offered different options for different times. When i follow the link to the movie you provided, I see the following image:

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@smtatertot13: Ah, I see now. Wow. Well that sucks. :/