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« on: January 19, 2016, 10:55:47 am »

How often do you use it ???   We use it 4-8 times a year at our house.  Sadly we find all sorts of items at a better price vs many box stores in the area.


I still buy my Case and Buck knifes locally at my Hardware store cause they are very competitive and I don't have to wait on the USPOST.
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Re: Amazon
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2016, 11:02:09 am »

Prime Account helps cut a lot of costs.  We use it all the time.  Especially the subscribe and save.  I also get to enjoy the perks of Amazon Prime Now and get something within 2 hours.
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Re: Amazon
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2016, 01:45:51 pm »

We use it quite frequently. I comparison price shop a lot of items and if Amazon has it for a lower price, I put it on my Wish List and order later.
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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2016, 12:45:41 pm »

Prime Account helps cut a lot of costs.  We use it all the time.  Especially the subscribe and save.  I also get to enjoy the perks of Amazon Prime Now and get something within 2 hours.

This.  Because of Prime we use it several times a month.
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Re: Amazon
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2016, 01:11:56 pm »

Ahhh 250+ orders last year, we order everything possible. =<
Subscribe and save, add 5 items, 15% off + whatever coupons are available (also provided by amazon).
50-75 of those are also my wife's orders for work supplies.
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Re: Amazon
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2016, 02:20:09 pm »

I think the extra's make the $99/yr fee well worth the product. 


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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2016, 03:55:54 pm »

I think the extra's make the $99/yr fee well worth the product. 


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Also worth noting that up to 4 additional "family" members can be added to your subscription and can use the prime shipping (to any address). Only the original account holder can access the video and music though. Also that anyone with a .edu email address can get prime for $50 a year.
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Re: Amazon
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2016, 03:57:40 pm »

I think the extra's make the $99/yr fee well worth the product. 


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Getting a 30lb bag of dog food delivered to your front door whenever you need it at the same price Walmart sells it for is worth EVERY PENNY of the $99/year price for Prime.

It's life changing.
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Re: Amazon
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2016, 04:54:51 pm »

We got our Prime membership last August for $69 during a promotion. Right now I'm thinking that I won't renew. Regular delivery wasn't that much slower and we've not been that impressed with the PRIME streaming.
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Re: Amazon
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2016, 10:27:30 pm »

We use Amazon quite regularly especially for hard to find items and generally can get a better price. 
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Re: Amazon
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2016, 10:17:23 am »

I have been thinking hard about Prime but with our new Sams so close.
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« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2016, 11:42:06 am »

I have been thinking hard about Prime but with our new Sams so close.
sams sucks, costco is better


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Re: Amazon
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2016, 02:33:54 pm »

sams sucks, costco is better


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I would go if there was around here.  Our Sams is less than 2 years old so it new and very vibrant folks working there.
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Re: Amazon
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2016, 03:06:00 pm »

I used to hate it when we'd go to Sam's, buy something in bulk and find it cheaper for a lesser amount elsewhere.

FWIW - Consumers who cough up the $99 a year for Amazon Prime memberships spend almost twice much as other shoppers at the online retailer.

The 54 million Americans who pay for Prime membership spend an average of $1,100 a year on Amazon purchases, compared with an average annual total of $600 by nonmembers, according to new data from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners.
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« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2016, 03:50:35 pm »

I used to hate it when we'd go to Sam's, buy something in bulk and find it cheaper for a lesser amount elsewhere.

FWIW - Consumers who cough up the $99 a year for Amazon Prime memberships spend almost twice much as other shoppers at the online retailer.

The 54 million Americans who pay for Prime membership spend an average of $1,100 a year on Amazon purchases, compared with an average annual total of $600 by nonmembers, according to new data from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners.
and they most likely bring home twice as much


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Re: Amazon
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2016, 08:30:47 am »

We are looking at Prime just for our Christmas shopping which we did 80% on Amazon and the rest on Macy's online.
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« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2016, 08:45:27 am »

We are looking at Prime just for our Christmas shopping which we did 80% on Amazon and the rest on Macy's online.
20% of your holiday gifts come from Macy's?



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« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2016, 08:47:26 am »

I used to hate it when we'd go to Sam's, buy something in bulk and find it cheaper for a lesser amount elsewhere.

FWIW - Consumers who cough up the $99 a year for Amazon Prime memberships spend almost twice much as other shoppers at the online retailer.

The 54 million Americans who pay for Prime membership spend an average of $1,100 a year on Amazon purchases, compared with an average annual total of $600 by nonmembers, according to new data from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners.

Spend more on amazon, less at walmart. Surprise?

We are looking at Prime just for our Christmas shopping which we did 80% on Amazon and the rest on Macy's online.
You could just do like several thousand do, start the free trial in December and cancel in January.
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« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2016, 08:48:29 am »

4 times a week or so.

Prime really makes a huge difference--  things that would take an hour of you time, to go to Sam's to buy in bulk, or to incorporate into a very long shopping trip elsewhere-- you can do at or below the same price, without having to leave home.

Time saved is money saved.     For those people fortunate enough to live very close to Amazon distribution, same day delivery is an amazing thing.
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Re: Amazon
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2016, 09:43:53 am »

20% of your holiday gifts come from Macy's?



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My wife found several things our Daughter wanted and it was all on Clearance.  We got 350 with of Bedding and sheets for College for a 150 bucks plus free shipping.

Thanks folks I am going to tell the wife about this.  Prime just might be the ticket for a very happy Christmas.
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« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2016, 01:10:57 pm »

DB - If the Prime streaming lineup doesn't appeal to you then I'd suggest not paying the extra money to join Prime. We took advantage of a $69 membership offer last fall to try it out. During the peak of the holiday period they had trouble meeting the 2 day delivery promise. Even outside of that we haven't noticed deliveries being that much faster than before. As for streaming, we much prefer Netflix to Amazon's. I do like the fact that you can have them send you a reminder in advance of your membership period expiring so you can opt out. (Too many services these days set you up for an automatic renewal and make it hard to leave.)

On another note: Have you gotten an update on Wayne's squirrel dog lately?  ;D
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« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2016, 01:26:37 pm »

DB - If the Prime streaming lineup doesn't appeal to you then I'd suggest not paying the extra money to join Prime. We took advantage of a $69 membership offer last fall to try it out. During the peak of the holiday period they had trouble meeting the 2 day delivery promise. Even outside of that we haven't noticed deliveries being that much faster than before. As for streaming, we much prefer Netflix to Amazon's. I do like the fact that you can have them send you a reminder in advance of your membership period expiring so you can opt out. (Too many services these days set you up for an automatic renewal and make it hard to leave.)

On another note: Have you gotten an update on Wayne's squirrel dog lately?  ;D
Definitely a good point. For the last few years even in rural Arkansas 3-5 day shipping has been 3rd day more and more frequently.
Typically when we order something that we don't "need right away" we opt out of 2nd day and take the $1, $3 or even occasionally $5 prime pantry credit. The $1 is the most common and it's usually for ebooks, movies or tv shows.

We do use the 3.99 one day shipping from time to time though. Don't ask.
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« Reply #22 on: January 27, 2016, 12:54:05 pm »

DB - If the Prime streaming lineup doesn't appeal to you then I'd suggest not paying the extra money to join Prime. We took advantage of a $69 membership offer last fall to try it out. During the peak of the holiday period they had trouble meeting the 2 day delivery promise. Even outside of that we haven't noticed deliveries being that much faster than before. As for streaming, we much prefer Netflix to Amazon's. I do like the fact that you can have them send you a reminder in advance of your membership period expiring so you can opt out. (Too many services these days set you up for an automatic renewal and make it hard to leave.)

On another note: Have you gotten an update on Wayne's squirrel dog lately?  ;D

I need to ask  I really miss having a dog.
Definitely a good point. For the last few years even in rural Arkansas 3-5 day shipping has been 3rd day more and more frequently.
Typically when we order something that we don't "need right away" we opt out of 2nd day and take the $1, $3 or even occasionally $5 prime pantry credit. The $1 is the most common and it's usually for ebooks, movies or tv shows.

We do use the 3.99 one day shipping from time to time though. Don't ask.

We paid for quicker shipping and still got it before Christmas but we started to sweat it a bit.
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« Reply #23 on: January 27, 2016, 01:27:40 pm »

We paid for quicker shipping and still got it before Christmas but we started to sweat it a bit.

We've never paid shipping costs for any Amazon order unless the product was from an outside dealer and free shipping was not available. We always bundled our orders to qualify for free shipping first at $25 and now $35. Prime may get the order here a day or two earlier but that's not worth the membership to me.
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« Reply #24 on: January 27, 2016, 03:27:28 pm »

We've never paid shipping costs for any Amazon order unless the product was from an outside dealer and free shipping was not available. We always bundled our orders to qualify for free shipping first at $25 and now $35. Prime may get the order here a day or two earlier but that's not worth the membership to me.

Amazon likes playing that game and we order less than 50 bucks and they said less than $35 bucks was eligible.
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« Reply #25 on: January 29, 2016, 12:15:46 pm »

I've been a Prime member for years and LOVE it.  They just keep adding benefits.  The free, quick shipping, prime video, unlimited photo storage, 20% off new video games, etc.  My wife says I have an Amazon addiction.  We did the majority of our Christmas shopping via Amazon. 
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« Reply #26 on: April 03, 2016, 08:19:20 am »

I use Amazon many times because I can wait 2 days for something I don't want to drive to Walmart for.  I also find Amazon easy to use.  Wal-mart is becoming more of a hassle.  Especially Superenters.  Home Depot, Napa, Lowe's, are all places I hate wasting time in.  Amazon has made it so easy to get what you want without leaving home.  I love some of the shows on Amazon also. Bad dogs, Red Oaks, Justified....
What Amazon has done and seems to continue to do is find ways to get into your home and make shopping easier.  I use Alexa to re-order items that I buy over and over.  Kindle for books.  I am always impressed with their innovations.  Yes, the fire phone was a flop, but it shows they are not afraid to try.  If they can find a way to deliver groceries to everyone I'll stop shopping at Wal-Mart all together.  That's something I thought I'd never say 20 years ago.
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« Reply #27 on: April 04, 2016, 10:02:29 am »

Daughter got some stuff she wants for her 18th birthday this month and I am going to make a nice size order.
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« Reply #28 on: May 18, 2016, 01:43:29 pm »

Prime Account helps cut a lot of costs.  We use it all the time.  Especially the subscribe and save.  I also get to enjoy the perks of Amazon Prime Now and get something within 2 hours.

You sure you aren't my wife? I bet she uses it more than any store in a building expect Kroger!
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« Reply #29 on: May 19, 2016, 08:26:55 am »

the beauty of Prime:

i'm a single dude. I live at home with dogs. This morning I noticed I was down to 4 or 5 rolls of TP. I just ordered a 24 pack, a bag of dog food, some Oxy Clean, and a pair of shoes. They will all be here by this weekend, which means I can go straight to the golf course Saturday and not worry about going to Walmart beforehand.
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« Reply #30 on: June 01, 2016, 06:52:30 pm »

Just looking for some opinion on something I read about Amazon Prime.

A fair number of observations from people considering dropping Prime were citing the quality of the goods ordered (received) was lacking - starting to drop.  Are any of y'all noticing this?
We're trying the 30 days free at present and just got started.  I'm curious to see where all I can use Prime benefits in terms of what I can ( and feel comfortable) ordering from Amazon...
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« Reply #31 on: June 02, 2016, 08:08:01 am »

the beauty of Prime:

i'm a single dude. I live at home with dogs. This morning I noticed I was down to 4 or 5 rolls of TP. I just ordered a 24 pack, a bag of dog food, some Oxy Clean, and a pair of shoes. They will all be here by this weekend, which means I can go straight to the golf course Saturday and not worry about going to Walmart beforehand.

Solid!  I like your thinking. 

I also benefit from Prime via several subscriptions for items the family goes through fairly regularly.
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« Reply #32 on: June 02, 2016, 11:14:35 am »

I find Amazon Prime to be too convenient, if that makes sense. I'm ordering stuff spur of the moment rather than waiting until have enough items to qualify for free shipping. I've got UPS trucks delivering what could have easily been shipped in an envelope by the postal service. One week we had 4 deliveries. That's too much wear and tear on my hillside driveway.

Not a big fan of their PRIME video service either; much prefer Netflix.
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« Reply #33 on: June 08, 2016, 12:29:02 pm »

I have a credit card that I pay off every month. I use it for all my Amazon purchases (and other purchases too). Then I use the points accumulated on that credit card to pay for my Prime membership every year.  It's a little tricky because Amazon won't let you directly pay for membership using points, but they will let you "gift" a membership using points. So I "gift" it to myself every year.
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« Reply #34 on: June 13, 2016, 01:08:51 pm »

I have found that i can save 10% on every item i buy on Amazon, over and above any pricing benefits.  I try to buy all my non-perishable, paper/cleaning supplies, etc. from them.
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« Reply #35 on: June 30, 2016, 10:55:38 am »

I have a credit card that I pay off every month. I use it for all my Amazon purchases (and other purchases too). Then I use the points accumulated on that credit card to pay for my Prime membership every year.  It's a little tricky because Amazon won't let you directly pay for membership using points, but they will let you "gift" a membership using points. So I "gift" it to myself every year.

Smart. I just gift myself prime using flight miles/rewards points every year.
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« Reply #36 on: June 30, 2016, 11:05:11 am »

"Twofers" are nice and I try to exploit them at every opportunity. It's surprising how much money people leave on the table by not taking advantage of these "gifts".
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« Reply #37 on: September 14, 2016, 03:16:14 pm »

We not used Amazon much at all since I last posted. So I am glad I skipped going prime.
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« Reply #38 on: September 14, 2016, 03:38:08 pm »

We not used Amazon much at all since I last posted. So I am glad I skipped going prime.
I thought you used it for christmas shopping, a bit early for that and you have been putting away for your daughters college


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« Reply #39 on: October 27, 2016, 12:48:54 pm »

I thought you used it for Christmas shopping, a bit early for that and you have been putting away for your daughters college


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We are socking money away she at the mid way point of her first semester.
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