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Old 05-14-18, 03:10 PM   #76
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Re: Amazon Prime membership increasing from $99 to $119 on May 11th

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For any of the prime members that don't have a renewal date until after the price increase, can you renew early and pay the lower price?
You could have bought a gift membership for yourself prior to the 5/11 price increase and then redeemed it later, but of course that would have been scamming the company.

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Old 05-14-18, 03:17 PM   #77
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Re: Amazon Prime membership increasing from $99 to $119 on May 11th

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You could have bought a gift membership for yourself prior to the 5/11 price increase and then redeemed it later, but of course that would have been scamming the company.

They've stopped that loophole. Now all you get is a credit in the amount that can be applied against your Prime membership balance.
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Old 05-14-18, 10:04 PM   #78
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Re: Amazon Prime membership increasing from $99 to $119 on May 11th

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I got notified on the 12th.
Same here. Unreal.
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Old 05-15-18, 06:58 AM   #79
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Re: Amazon Prime membership increasing from $99 to $119 on May 11th

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You could have bought a gift membership for yourself prior to the 5/11 price increase and then redeemed it later, but of course that would have been scamming the company.

I assume you are referring to the fact that you are actively scamming Moviepass by buying tickets to movies that you have no intention of seeing just to give a big "FUCK YOU" to moviepass.

Two things wrong with your answer. First, as PhantomStranger pointed out, your answer is flatout wrong. Second, is that you didnt answer the question that was asked, so your post is totally useless. Perhaps you didn't understand the question as asked.

It is pretty telling that when asked a straightforward question you respond with a way to scam another company though.
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Old 05-16-18, 12:15 PM   #80
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Re: Amazon Prime membership increasing from $99 to $119 on May 11th

I mentioned the gift membership back in post # 60, the day before the new price change. It worked perfectly. I was charged the correct price and everything. And I scheduled the delivery date three days before my membership ends. So yeah, I'm surprised more people didn't do the same.
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Re: Amazon Prime membership increasing from $99 to $119 on May 11th

I don't consider gifting yourself a membership scamming Amazon.

That said, I didn't do it because I believe I read that it would remove the grandfathered in sharing of shipping that I currently still use (shipping shared with 4 people opposed to sharing all Prime features with one family member).
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Re: Amazon Prime membership increasing from $99 to $119 on May 11th

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I mentioned the gift membership back in post # 60, the day before the new price change. It worked perfectly. I was charged the correct price and everything. And I scheduled the delivery date three days before my membership ends. So yeah, I'm surprised more people didn't do the same.
Be aware there are reports of this not working. Some that did this are saying that rather than getting a "year of prime" they are getting a $99 credit to use towards a year of prime. They are still on the hook for the other $20.
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Old 07-08-18, 11:44 AM   #83
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Don't forget, new price starts tomorrow. I just gifted myself a 1 year membership to lock in one more year at $99. So I'll redeem that in July once my membership is up.
Just wanted to follow up. I did this today since our membership expired and it worked just fine. We were not asked to pay the difference.
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