Amazon Prime

Just checked my Amazon Account to ensure that I do not have a ‘Prime membership’. You pay £49 a year to have a Prime membership and this is deducted automatically from your bank account every year unless you request Amazon to not renew it. So, if you have an Amazon account then check it now. You can buy a lot of books at an indie store for £49.

To check log in to your account and go to the Amazon Prime part. And if you have trouble with this you can phone 0871 050 5519. They have things set up so that it is so easy to sign up for this. Harder to sign out.

All the more reason to shop local. Don’t remember my local bookshop ever charging me £49 a year to shop with them.

About Jackie

I am an artist and writer. I live in a small house by the sea in Wales where I write, paint, walk and watch and dream of bears and whales. I love to read, have a wish for wings and prefer the company of animals to that of humans, though at times I can be quite friendly. I am learning how to work with wood engraving tools and hoping to show that you can teach an old dog new tricks.
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6 Responses to Amazon Prime

  1. Leslie says:

    Amen! Can’t believe how many ways there are to get ripped off it you aren’t paying attn. If I had an indie bookstore within 30 miles, I’d shop there, but even our Barnes & Noble (big chain bookstore) is closing at the end of the year. I’m heartbroken.

  2. Leslie says:

    Actually I just googled it and there isn’t an indie closer than 45 miles from my house. Crazy! I live in a small town in a very economically depressed area of northern California so I guess I’m not surprised, but it certainly is depressing.

  3. WOL says:

    At least in the Ustates, when you are an Amazon prime member, you get free shipping on many items. I buy a lot of things from Amazon, so the free shipping is very cost effective for me. Also, in the Ustates, you get to stream a lot of free videos, both films and TV shows if you are an Amazon prime member. Again, it costs about £5 plus what you spend in gas/petrol to see a film in the cinema with the rest of the herd (with the obnoxious kids and babies crying, people talking, etc., when I can wait til the film comes out on DVD and stream it from Amazon for less than £2 in the comfort of my home. My prime membership is well worth it to me.

    • Jackie says:

      I suppose it depends on what you want to pay for. I think I prefer not to deal with a company that treats its staff so shoddily, even if it is convenient. Although that said there are a few things i do buy from them still, so I guess I am a hypocrite. But for books, I really prefer to shop in a real shop and feel nothing but outrage towards people who use real shops as shop windows for Amazon, ie, those who go into a bookshop then take details and order on Amazon.
      And I do like going to the cinema. Just not often.

  4. stacy hurt says:

    I have kept my membership as it not only gives you free shipping on your orders but you also have access to many, many movies for free! Netflix is a nightmare so after we got rid of them, we just rent them off amazon. I was thrilled to find out that most of the movies we wanted to watch were free. (because of the prime membership).

    My daughter buys her schoolbooks via amazon & pays no shipping and can sell them back easily with no shipping costs the other way either.

    I love it.
    Stacy

    • Jackie says:

      I guess that is why people use it.
      What worries me is how the creators of the movies, the books, the music make a living when royalties are screwed down to an all time low, and what happens to towns when there are no more shops. And why they work the system so that despite making massive profits from their business they pay little or no tax so that the infrastructure of society isn’t funded in any way by them. Guess that’s why they have to hire private security firms to bully their workers.
      I’m not a fan of the company myself. Though I do still use it for some things.

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