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  1. #1

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    I know this isn't 100% fish related so stashing it in the chatterbox. I know many users here on the forums get a lot of supplies and other things from Amazon. And many of us have Amazon prime as well for the 'free' 2 day shipping among other things it provides. Starting April 17th the price is increasing from $79 a year to $99 a year. As of right now if you are not a member you can still get it for $79 a year if you have been contemplating. Anyone who renews after that date will be subject to the price increase.

    http://arstechnica.com/business/2014...-to-99-a-year/
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    Thanks for the heads up, that's a significant price hike
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    Yea, I split Prime with a family member, makes it a lot easier, just have someone order it for you

    But the price hike is nuts for not increasing any perks

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    It isn't to surprising really. This is the first price increase since it was introduced all those years ago. The writing was on the wall once they increased the free shipping minimum from $25 to $35. Sucks yes, but with other shipping cost increases for everything, a lot of people knew this was coming. But if you order a lot of stuff the shipping and tax savings alone still makes it worth while. While I don't have it I know others that do. I just don't order enough on Amazon to justify it. Although I might order more everyday items if I did have prime for the savings.
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    Ah, wasn't aware that they haven't raised the price ever till now.. I guess its not too bad, but I'd prefer a slower raise lol

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    Yeah, I got the email notification today. Stinks, but I order enough from Amazon to make it worth while even with the price increase. Luckily mine doesn't renew until January, so I've still got quite a while before it affects me.

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    I should make an Amazon biotope tank, and start buying water conditioner online. I could use Amazon Prime to order Prime for my Amazon.
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    Yeah I might drop Amazon Prime over that price increase. Especially after this article came out the other day.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Business/amazo...ry?id=22882043

    Not sure the legitimacy of the claims made in the lawsuit, but it is enough to take a step back and re-evaluate.

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    That article does not do a great job of supporting its hypothesis.

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    I definitely benefit too much from prime for this price increase to deter me from renewing. We literally get 3 or 4 amazon deliveries a week at our house. 0Plus at Christmas time we use the prime shipping to send Christmas gifts to all of our out of state family. That alone makes the membership worth it for us, even after increase.
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