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Old 11-06-12, 05:09 AM
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Amazon Prime - $7.99 Monthly Plan

Looks like Amazon is now offering a $7.99 monthly subscription to Prime.

Amazon Testing a $7.99 Per Month Prime Subscription

Reader Scott noticed that Amazon is now testing a $7.99 per month Prime subscription (instead of $79 per year), a price that is very familiar to Netflix and Hulu Plus subscribers. I was able to confirm the pricing on the Amazon website and capture a screen shot:



It looks like Amazon just got serious about competing in the U.S. with Netflix and Hulu. Amazon Prime at $7.99 per month ($95.88 per year), when combined with the recent movie & TV show deals (Epix, NBC Universal), free 2-day shipping, and a free monthly ebook, is looking like a really good deal.

http://www.hackingnetflix.com/2012/1...scription.html
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Old 11-06-12, 06:45 AM
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hope this doesn't mean an increase in the yearly price.
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Originally Posted by TallGuyMe View Post
hope this doesn't mean an increase in the yearly price.


Of course it will!

Luckily, I'm on student prime pricing for another 2 years.
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Just in time for Black Friday
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Old 11-06-12, 12:05 PM
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Not bad for shipping during the holiday period. However, I think their streaming sucks on the PS3. I never get more than 2 bars and I have a 10 meg DL speed. So streaming doesn't enter the equation for me.
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Re: Amazon Prime - $7.99 Monthly Plan

Originally Posted by TallGuyMe View Post
hope this doesn't mean an increase in the yearly price.
The price hasn't gone up since its inception, yet delivery prices sure have. Prime members have had it pretty damn good. I'd hate to pay more, mainly because I hate parting with sweet, sweet dollars, but it'd be easy to brush off in this case.
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Old 11-06-12, 09:15 PM
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Question is, when will Amazon actually get a much larger selection of streamable content you don't have to pay for under Prime? Netflix still takes the cake in this regard. Ah well. I still am going to have Prime because I save a ton of money on shipping, as well as my own time and gas.
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Old 11-07-12, 12:23 AM
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Nice deal. A monthly prime plan is perfect for me for the 2-day shipping. The stream video is just a plus.
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Old 11-07-12, 01:37 PM
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When I go to amazon mine still shows $79.99 for a year.
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Old 11-07-12, 04:14 PM
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According to all the reports I've read, the yearly price is not changing. The monthly plan is more expensive in total if you keep it for 12 months, but it offers people the option to, for example, only do prime during the holidays when they're ordering a bunch of stuff or only do it in the winter months when they stream a lot more movies, ultimately paying less than if the yearly price was the only option.
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Old 11-07-12, 11:39 PM
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Makes me wonder if Netflix will offer a $2 weekly stream plan.
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Makes me wonder if Netflix will offer a $2 weekly stream plan.
no but they are starting a 30 cent a day plan..
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Originally Posted by mzupeman2 View Post
Question is, when will Amazon actually get a much larger selection of streamable content you don't have to pay for under Prime? Netflix still takes the cake in this regard. Ah well. I still am going to have Prime because I save a ton of money on shipping, as well as my own time and gas.
Overall,you are right,but There are some tv shows like west wing,fringe,and stargate sg1 and Atlantis.

The monthly works great for me as I can get a month or two to watch some titles . I did not want to pay the whole year.
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Originally Posted by brendap View Post
When I go to amazon mine still shows $79.99 for a year.
There are some tips here in this thread.

http://slickdeals.net/f/5444548-Amaz...7-99-per-month
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Old 11-16-12, 01:48 PM
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A big fat YOU SUCK to Amazon. I went to sign up for this and can't find it anywhere. I guess it's dead.
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I would think they would roll this out AFTER Black Friday.
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Old 11-16-12, 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by TallGuyMe View Post
I would think they would roll this out AFTER Black Friday.
It was available to me yesterday but not today. Unfornately, I was pulled away from the computer yesterday so I kinda got screwed. I complained to a CSR via email for all the good it did me. All they would say was ...not available at this time.

So Best Buy will get most of my business this year. No problem.
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this idea has been shelved.
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