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Old 09-22-15, 10:49 PM
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Amazon Prime Membership, $67 a year, 9/25 only

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Amazon is celebrating its Emmy wins over the weekend by offering discounted Amazon Prime memberships of $67 a year instead of $99. But the offer stands for one day only: Friday, Sept. 25.
Old 09-23-15, 05:40 AM
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Re: Amazon Prime Membership, $67 a year, 9/25 only

yet another kick in the face to current loyal customers.
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Re: Amazon Prime Membership, $67 a year, 9/25 only

Totally in! I've been meaning to join Prime once I cut the cord for more streaming content.
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Re: Amazon Prime Membership, $67 a year, 9/25 only

I this for new members only or can you pay $67 and get your current membership extended for a year?
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Re: Amazon Prime Membership, $67 a year, 9/25 only

One could probably gift themselves a year, setting it to be delivered the day your current year expires. It's worked that way in the past, I'll try it on Friday.
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Re: Amazon Prime Membership, $67 a year, 9/25 only

Thanks for the heads up. I let mine expire earlier this month as I haven't really been using it, but I'll probably resub for $67.
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Re: Amazon Prime Membership, $67 a year, 9/25 only

Had Prime a couple of years ago when I got it for $59 ($79-$20). Then it jumped up to $99. Probably will sign up at the $67 price.
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Re: Amazon Prime Membership, $67 a year, 9/25 only

Hoping there's a work around to get that price for existing people. It would be nice if Amazon did something for long time subscribers.
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Re: Amazon Prime Membership, $67 a year, 9/25 only

^I'm not holding my breath... *NO* vendor seems to care about long time subscribers/customers. "Special incentives" are typically targeted to "new" users only.
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Re: Amazon Prime Membership, $67 a year, 9/25 only

Originally Posted by BobO'Link
^I'm not holding my breath... *NO* vendor seems to care about long time subscribers/customers. "Special incentives" are typically targeted to "new" users only.
I don't know if I'd go that far. Amazon adds a lot of features to the Prime service (I'm not counting "Prime Day").
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Re: Amazon Prime Membership, $67 a year, 9/25 only

Originally Posted by fumanstan
Hoping there's a work around to get that price for existing people. It would be nice if Amazon did something for long time subscribers.
I assume you can do the same thing here: http://lifehacker.com/get-another-ye...cur-1543360940
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Re: Amazon Prime Membership, $67 a year, 9/25 only

Originally Posted by Deftones
I assume you can do the same thing here: http://lifehacker.com/get-another-ye...cur-1543360940
Deftones has me on ignore
Old 09-24-15, 04:07 AM
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Re: Amazon Prime Membership, $67 a year, 9/25 only

Amazon hates its customers and treats its employees like crap- I'm done with them, even if it means paying more elsewhere.
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Re: Amazon Prime Membership, $67 a year, 9/25 only

Originally Posted by Alan Smithee
Amazon hates its customers
I was a loyal customer for 11 years and quit Amazon in April 2013. I still got updates on deals, and received a final notification on deals Christmas 2014.
Two days later I received a personal message from custom services. They wished I would come back to Prime, and they were hinting at a big event for 2015 (which turned out to be Prime Day). I thought the personal message was nice even though they were only doing it for the business.
I quit amazon because I felt like going back to the roots - as in the thrill of getting my cheap and convenient ass up and supporting local stores selling blu-rays. I might not get everything I want but I'm fine with that.

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Old 09-24-15, 05:56 AM
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Amazon's got the dick, and I've got the cheeseburgers.
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I don't really see how Amazon "hates" its customers. Even though I shop less with them due to pricing no longer being significantly better then competitors and no longer having the tax advantage, I still think they're pretty great overall.
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Re: Amazon Prime Membership, $67 a year, 9/25 only

I've subscribed to Prime for quite a while and am a bit irritated by this. Yeah it's only being offered at a discounted rate for a day but even so it's a significant difference in price and I just renewed again in August. It'd be nice if they offered a gift card or something to people who have been with them for a while.

Overall I can't complain about Amazon too much though I guess as they're a big source of Blu-ray's, comics, and various other things plus I don't have to pay tax which is nice.
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Re: Amazon Prime Membership, $67 a year, 9/25 only

Originally Posted by Trevor
One could probably gift themselves a year, setting it to be delivered the day your current year expires. It's worked that way in the past, I'll try it on Friday.
It looks like Amazon is preventing that work around this year.

From lifehacker's post on today's sale.

As soon as you check out, the membership will be immediately applied to your account, and your account only: No gifting allowed. And if you already have Prime, you won’t be allowed to check out at all.
So it only applies to the purchasing account, no gifting.

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Re: Amazon Prime Membership, $67 a year, 9/25 only

I got a similar deal when I joined Prime last year for the first time, so I don't feel too bad that I can't do that again for renewal.
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Re: Amazon Prime Membership, $67 a year, 9/25 only

I sent a polite email to Amazon complaining that new customers are getting a better Prime rate than longstanding members and they're hooking me up with the $67 price.
Old 09-25-15, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Trevor
I sent a polite email to Amazon complaining that new customers are getting a better Prime rate than longstanding members and they're hooking me up with the $67 price.
Can we quote that email here so we can just copy and sign it? I don't feel like writing a polite email for $32
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Originally Posted by Psi
Can we quote that email here so we can just copy and sign it? I don't feel like writing a polite email for $32
Let me find it, I just copied Snake's email...
Old 09-25-15, 05:20 PM
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OK you whiny bitches, all you have to do is initiate a chat with Amazon CSR, be nice and polite, and they will cancel your existing Prime and refund you at a pro-rated rate then supply a link so you can re-buy prime for the next year at $67.
Old 09-25-15, 05:46 PM
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Re: Amazon Prime Membership, $67 a year, 9/25 only

^^ But then you are probably losing the old grandfathered sharing, right?
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what is grandfathered sharing?

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