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Amazon Prime Increase — Okay with me!

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I’ve heard folks are pretty unhappy about the Amazon Prime increases. Not me. Although I obviously would like to keep the fees the same, at $99. it’s still a bargain.

One added benefit that many don’t know about — you can add up to four household/family members to your Prime membership. They get the same two day shipping benefits, but do not get the video and library downloads.

I buy from Amazon all the time and with two day delivery, it’s just super convenient.  I know I’ll hear from those who like to buy local, so do I. But not when it takes half a day and driving across town in hopes of locating that special size or brand.

Here’s the letter received this morning . . .

Dear Barbara A. Crews,

We are writing to provide you advance notice that the price of your Prime membership will be increasing. The annual rate will be $99 when your membership renews on July 23, 2014.


Even as fuel and transportation costs have increased, the price of Prime has remained the same for nine years. Since 2005, the number of items eligible for unlimited free Two-Day Shipping has grown from one million to over 20 million. We also added unlimited access to over 40,000 movies and TV episodes with Prime Instant Video and a selection of over 500,000 books to borrow from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.

For more information about your Prime membership, visit our Prime membership page.

Sincerely,

The Amazon Prime Team