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Offline Rostum

Amazon Prime
« on: May 14, 2015, 05:53:46 PM »
I took up a years subscription to this service just before Christmas. I don't have a telly (yes one of those strange 5% who can live happily without) and use it to catch up with the likes of Black Sails, Vikings and a lot of films that slip under the radar or I miss on DVD release. If I get round to watching all of Red Dwarf it has paid for itself.
I figure I can justify the cost by not buying a lot of what I would spend on DVD's and simply watching it on Prime. I have noticed my book buying habits are changing as I get free next day shipping or 3-5 days free shipping and 99p off digital music, film or books on Kindle. Everything shipped has been 3-5 days (usually 2) and the credit spent so far on Ebooks, usually ones on offer reduced to 99p or work by new (to me) authors. I am sure Waterstones is suffering as a result, but I am getting more for my money and building up a kindle library to boot.

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Re: Amazon Prime
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2015, 06:08:48 PM »
We use Amazon constantly and Prime is fully justified for all the free shipping. 
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Re: Amazon Prime
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2015, 06:34:00 PM »
We had prime for a few years too, bought a ton of stuff. Don't any more since there isn't a version in Finland, which makes delivery costs an absolute pain.  :-\

Incidentally, if you want cheap DVDs, look for a store on Amazon called zoverstocks. We bought dozens of dvds from them, all for like 80p. They're all listed as second hand, but a third or so of them were still in their wrappers, and they're all as good as new. The one time that we had a problem with a DVD skipping we sent them a message, and they sent us a new copy free of charge and let us keep the broken one. :)
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Re: Amazon Prime
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2015, 04:18:32 PM »
There is a sale for prime members today (15th July) got a kindle for £39 as well as some other gubbins.

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Re: Amazon Prime
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2015, 04:33:36 PM »
There is a sale for prime members today (15th July) got a kindle for £39 as well as some other gubbins.

I was able to get the Fire HD 7 tablet for $42 with tax (redeemed some reward points from my credit card which gave me an additional $10 off).  Its not a perfect tablet but all I need it for is reading and some browsing so it will do.

I haven't really seen any books come up which is disappointing.

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Re: Amazon Prime
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2015, 11:44:12 AM »
Wow the HD7 was cheaper in dollars than pounds for the sale.  They start at £119 here.