questionsare you more likely to get amazon prime with the…

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I have Prime for the 2-day/with-no-minimum-amount for an order to get free shipping. Book loans and streaming video are just lagniappe.

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Just got student prime. All the benefits, half the cost. It's great having a friend at a college IT

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Not me. I'm not a prime member and don't plan on being one.

Sure, I buy from Amazon all the time but I'm usually over the $25 to get free shipping anyway. Then, when I buy a small item <25, the shipping for an entire year on those items do not add up to the $79/year.

So, in my case, it would be more expensive to be a prime member than it is to keep paying small shipping amounts. And I don't care to use any of the streaming services.

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@cengland0: Agree with you, and well said!

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I had prime for the shipping before I ever had it for the videos and kindle books.

I like the two day thing for free. And I love it when the two day turns out to be one day.

With the addition of the Roku to our family audio/video choices, I like the prime membership even more. It's icing on the cake.

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I use Prime for the $3 overnight shipping more then anything. I'm one of those instant gratification kinda fellas.

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I have Prime as well, and mainly for the 2-day shipping (which I share with my family). Their video selection is okay, but nothing I would specifically pay for if it wasn't included.

More videos is always good, since it increases the value somewhat but to me the biggest draw is still the free 2-day shipping (and the discounted overnight). Amazon has basically decent prices (and those surprise random sales) enough to make it worth it to buy a good bit of stuff from them, and that lets Prime pay for itself eventually.

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@adadavis: This is the exact reason I have it.

The vast majority of my prime shipments are shipped via UPS. Before I had prime, most of my packages were sent via USPS or the Fedex Smartpost bs. I lived apartments at that point in time and they would put the delivery in one of the package containers only to put the key in the wrong effing mailbox. This happened way more often than it should have occurred for any competent service.

Considering how much I buy from Amazon, $79 for proper and quick shipping is worth it simply in the reduced quantities of migraine meds I require.

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Love me some Prime. Mostly for shipping, though. I really wish Amazon would take a cue from Netflix and get their streaming service on more devices.

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I live in a small town and any major stores are over 30 minutes away. I pay $79 a year (actually $39 because I'm a student) for the ability to order absolutely anything I need and have it in two days for cheaper than I would be able to buy it in a store. I place over 100 orders per year.

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No, I'm no more likely to get Prime now.
Personally, the only video steaming additions that would increase the likelihood of gaining me as a subscriber would be an increase in quality. The current "DVD quality" streaming is not good enough for me to care about, especially when Netflix is offering HD content.

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@cengland0: Agreed with your points, but now, with the streaming option becoming bigger, do you think that you'll likely get one? It's actually $17 cheaper than Netflix's streaming policy for an entire year. Add that to the fact that you get free 2 day shipping and free kindle books, and it seems like becoming a Prime member is getting better and better. I'm not trying to persuade you, just playing Devil's advocate.

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Amazon's still playing catch-up to Netflix insofar as the quantity & variety of their streaming titles. Plus they still don't have apps to stream video on any game consoles, android or iOS devices. Not worth switching... yet.

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maybe. I think if I had a Roku instead of Apple TV, I'd do it.

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I use prime for the shipping. I would use the streaming video if I could use my PS3 to do so.

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I had the Amazon Mom Prime, Amazon Student Prime, and then the $39/YR Student Prime Offer.. That being said, I have had a GOOD run so far, but I do not think that I would ever pay $79 for Prime outright unless it was coupled with another deal (like 2 years for $79 or get prime and get the new Kindle @ half off, etc)

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JERSEY SHORE??? I'm canceling prime right now

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Yes especially since the student offer is still valid to get prime for 39.99 on mine.

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I have both Netflix and Amazon prime. Prime is awesome for the 2 day shipping, but I almost never watch videos with prime and it doesn't sound like they added anything much that Netflix doesn't already have. Netflix's selection is much better, IMO, and is the only real streaming option of the two. It kind of a "nice to have" feature, though.

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I find myself adding that to the list of things I want to have just because I might use it. I even have the kindle fire and still debate the whole prime thing. From the video perspective I love the new content add but its not going to get me to sign up mainly becasue I have to search out the video every time ... there is no queue etc... that makes it a ton easier when accessing from my kindle,blu-ray, or phone whatever to just clikc right out of my queue

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I have Netflix and Prime as well. My Sony BD player has the Amazon VOD app on it, so it's a nice perk. The VOD and other things are just gravy at this point. I got it for the fast shipping, especially for November-January.

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I still only buy Prime because it has unlimited streaming of the 1st 4 seasons of DR. WHO!!!

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I wouldn't pay full price for Prime. I received my first year free because I still have my old .edu address. And now I pay 1/2 price every year. I do feel it's worth it, for the free 2 day shipping alone but as they add more to their streaming, it's definitely getting a bigger appeal.

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Had first year of Prime free for the .edu and paid the half price for the second year. Third year I'm going to have to pay full price I believe.

Is it worth it at that point? I honestly would agree that it isn't. Unless they can get the Amazon videos on-demand on an Apple TV which I'm getting in the future (if they ever update it), then I'd say it's pretty worth it. Then I'm getting my dad a Kindle Fire so he could rent out books for free.

Honestly, $80 is A LOT. $50 already makes me kind of iffy about the price tag but I would consider to pay still at that price point.

It really depends on where you're needs are. If you don't mind waiting an extra three days for shipping since you're not some kind of business person ordering things every day (I had that at one point) and don't need on-demand meda then you could live without it.

I'm always ordering something and I think I've gotten my moneys worth with all the shipping costs though, so I'm satisfied with the premium so far.

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I was a prime member before the prime videos/kindle books and don't even think about leaving yet. Just having the option for 2-day shipping and $3.99 one day shipping worth it in my opinion. I buy a lot of stuff from Amazon though (even have the Amazon credit card).