Amazon Prime (and other sneaky sales tricks)

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by Harry Ellis » Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:07 pm

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Really? :lol:

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by Lastpostamorph » Mon Mar 28, 2016 1:03 pm

Drumstick wrote:
Lagamorph wrote:Special Reserve sent me a pirate copy of Pokemon Yellow :x

Really? :lol:

Yep. Didn't realise at the time though, wasn't until a year or two later when we got home internet that I noticed my boxart and cartridge label were really different from what they were supposed to be. It was basically a ROM dump onto a cheap cartridge.

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by jawafour » Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:46 am

amazon.co.uk wrote:Prime Day 2016 is the biggest Amazon event ever – more than 100,000 deals worldwide, including thousands in the U.K. alone exclusively for Prime members on 12th July

I kinda like Amazon, but I hate how they're increasingly rail-roading customers into their Prime scheme. Paying a subscription to a retailer :fp: .

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PostRe: Amazon Prime (and other sneaky sales tricks)
by Peter Crisp » Thu Jun 30, 2016 2:36 pm

Prime day was strawberry floating rubbish last year so I honestly wouldn't worry about it.

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by Gently-Hung Holly Wreath » Thu Jun 30, 2016 2:50 pm

Its not a subscription to shop. Its a service above and beyond what they offer, which includes next day delivery for the year. Just the delivery is value enough for me.

I pay for the same from Asos.

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by Yulehide » Thu Jun 30, 2016 2:56 pm

jawafour wrote:
amazon.co.uk wrote:Prime Day 2016 is the biggest Amazon event ever – more than 100,000 deals worldwide, including thousands in the U.K. alone exclusively for Prime members on 12th July

I kinda like Amazon, but I hate how they're increasingly rail-roading customers into their Prime scheme. Paying a subscription to a retailer :fp: .


Prime isn't too bad once you factor in the video and music streaming.

I used to subscribe to Lovefilm (by post and instant streaming) which cost roughly the same per year so when amazon took them over and added the streaming to Prime it made sense to ditch Lovefilm and switch to Prime, I don't miss the by post bit as the discs very rarely arrived in watchable condition.

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by jawafour » Thu Jun 30, 2016 2:57 pm

Falsey wrote:Its not a subscription to shop. Its a service above and beyond what they offer, which includes next day delivery for the year. Just the delivery is value enough for me...

That's cool; if you want to pay (£70?) a year for delivery and you make use of the video service, more power to you, Falsey :toot: . I just don't like that they're increasingly willing to only sell some of their range of products to people who pay for the service option.

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by Gently-Hung Holly Wreath » Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:04 pm

I dont use anything but the delivery. Also you can share the account with other people and split the cost.

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PostRe: Amazon Prime (and other sneaky sales tricks)
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Thu Jun 30, 2016 4:04 pm

I have Prime through a student account and so it is very cheap. I am not sure I would pay full price for it.

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by Christmas CrackErrkal » Thu Jun 30, 2016 4:17 pm

I'm probably going to get it so I can use the Subscribe and Save stuff on things like Nappies and such like when the baby is born, should save the money back that way :D

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PostRe: Amazon Prime (and other sneaky sales tricks)
by Ste » Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:12 pm

I love Amazon Prime!

Was thinking about it for a while and eventually got it when I cancelled Sky Sports for over the summer. Wish id got it ages ago now.

Obviously its whether you think you will get your money's worth but I certainly do.

I get loads of stuff delivered for free

Ive downloaded loads of albums for free. The music app is better than the Google Play one.

Ive also got Amazon Instant app on my smart TV so have watched a few free films on it. Not watched any TV boxset yet but I believe some of them are quite good.

Finally ive got a kindle and believe it allows you to borrow one book per month but ive not tried that yet.

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PostRe: Amazon Prime (and other sneaky sales tricks)
by jawafour » Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:14 pm

Amazon has now made some of the Animal Crossing amiibo cards - including the latest series for New Leaf - only available to Prime customers.

[Rages]

Edit: And Star Wars Battlefront.

[Rages]

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PostRe: Amazon Prime (and other sneaky sales tricks)
by Death's Head » Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:16 am

I hope Amazon are going to be doing a free 30 day subscription to Prime soon. This has become part of my Christmas tradition signing up to this so I can get any late Christmas presents the following day. :toot:

Also enjoyed Mr Robot and The Man in the High Castle last year.

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by Saint of Killers » Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:19 am

Death's Head wrote:I hope Amazon are going to be doing a free 30 day subscription to Prime soon. This has become part of my Christmas tradition signing up to this so I can get any late Christmas presents the following day. :toot:

Also enjoyed Mr Robot and The Man in the High Castle last year.


I think they become available to accounts which previously activated a trial after a set amount of time has passed.

Why not just create a new account, under a different email, and activate the Prime trial on that? (It's why I have 4 Amazon accounts :slol: Although I did buy a year's sub for £60, yesterday.)

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by Saint of Killers » Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:20 am

jawafour wrote:Amazon has now made some of the Animal Crossing amiibo cards - including the latest series for New Leaf - only available to Prime customers.

[Rages]

Edit: And Star Wars Battlefront.

[Rages]


Yeah, they've been doing this for a while now. Really quite dumb/bizarre.

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by Rex Kramer » Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:24 am

My Prime expired earlier this week so I cancelled it after it auto renewed (at £79) and then resubscribed this morning at the cheaper price. Thanks for the heads up on the cheaper current price SoK.

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by Saint of Killers » Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:30 am

Rex Kramer wrote:My Prime expired earlier this week so I cancelled it after it auto renewed (at £79) and then resubscribed this morning at the cheaper price. Thanks for the heads up on the cheaper current price SoK.


Happy to help :toot: For anyone else interested: the offer ends tomorrow, btw.

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by Saint of Killers » Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:33 am

Rex Kramer wrote:My Prime expired earlier this week so I cancelled it after it auto renewed (at £79) and then resubscribed this morning at the cheaper price. Thanks for the heads up on the cheaper current price SoK.


:!:

Are you sure they charged you the cheaper price? I saw small print which said it was only open to new customers.

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Available to new Prime members only. Offer only available by clicking 'Get Started' above. Ends 23:59 PM 18 November 2016. After your first year, your Prime membership will renew for £79/year. Cancel anytime.

| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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PostRe: Amazon Prime (and other sneaky sales tricks)
by Rex Kramer » Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:43 am

Saint of Killers wrote:
Rex Kramer wrote:My Prime expired earlier this week so I cancelled it after it auto renewed (at £79) and then resubscribed this morning at the cheaper price. Thanks for the heads up on the cheaper current price SoK.


:!:

Are you sure they charged you the cheaper price? I saw small print which said it was only open to new customers.

edit:

Available to new Prime members only. Offer only available by clicking 'Get Started' above. Ends 23:59 PM 18 November 2016. After your first year, your Prime membership will renew for £79/year. Cancel anytime.

Yeah, I emailed customer service saying I'd been charged the higher amount. They said they couldn't refund me but I could cancel it and then resubscribe at the lower cost.

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by Saint of Killers » Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:46 am

Cool :toot:

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S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)

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