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    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 19th Feb 17, 3:54 AM
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    Amazon vent and PRAISE.
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    • 19th Feb 17, 3:54 AM
    Amazon vent and PRAISE. 19th Feb 17 at 3:54 AM
    Signed up for the prime trial and before we could explore it fully the trial ran out. 5 minutes after they took the money, damn. Vent Over my fault etc etc..
    I could blame the Brexit and anyone but me. I could blame the little one for not having a play to see if it was useful but its still my fault.

    So prime was useful for a few next day deliveries, didn't really get to play much with whats available online content wise. Neither did we use the free books that keeps popping up.

    Since they took the Prime fee though it appears to have sucked me in. Ordered more items for next day and even same day delivery when i found PrimeNow.. WOW how do they do that???
    I ordered some stuff at 17:20 and it arrived at 18:32..

    When buying stuff and prime is an option the get it today is well why not.. No extra charge to get it today.. Where are they keeping all this stuff to get it to me today? I can understand the grocery side from Morrisons which is 20 - 30 minutes away. But stuff like tools. Where is the Amazon warehouse in the Midlands area to get me stuff in a few hours?

    Well and truly sucked in. Only using ebay for my Chinese orders at present, it seems easier to find that stuff on ebay.

    What am i missing out on? Cannot wait for the drones to start delivering
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    • Mr_Singleton
    • By Mr_Singleton 19th Feb 17, 6:09 AM
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    • 19th Feb 17, 6:09 AM
    Found Prime to be utter rubbish.

    The TV side is bulked out with about 90% paid for content add another 5% of ancient stuff, 3% of stuff your not interest in and you can watch what you want in a few days leaving you 361 days with nothing. Get NETFLIX!

    I'm happy to save 80 and wait an extra day not to mention that shopping around shows that Amazon are not as cheap as they want people to think they are.
    • Prinzessilein
    • By Prinzessilein 19th Feb 17, 7:53 AM
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    • 19th Feb 17, 7:53 AM
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    • 19th Feb 17, 7:53 AM
    I rather like Prime!

    For me, it is worth the fee...which I 'share' with my Mum,

    The prompt delivery given free to Prime subscribers is very useful - Mum and I both have disability issues and live in a town with very few shops...Amazon is terrific at birthdays and Christmas!

    The TV/Movies seem to me to have a very good mix. Loads of stuff that I have no interest in watching...but plenty that I have enjoyed - without paying....Films (including a few fairly recent ones....brilliant for me as I can't go to the cinema!)...Documentaries...Stand Up Comedy...TV shows...Animated Films (Even some Disney films turn up on Prime from time to time)...and Amazon 'Exclusives' (I admit my 'guilty pleasure' was the Grand Tour!)....the free content changes frequently as some stuff is only free for a limited time - so you need to keep an eye on what is available.

    I also listen to Prime Music...a really HUGE catalogue to listen to...I listen to Gospel/Christian music....Musicals...Jazz...Folk....Classical...and I have a collection downloaded - for free - that will take me all year and longer to listen to!

    Maybe it is not for everyone...but Amazon Prime suits me.
    • thescouselander
    • By thescouselander 19th Feb 17, 8:45 AM
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    • 19th Feb 17, 8:45 AM
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    • 19th Feb 17, 8:45 AM
    Prime is great. There's quite a bit on prime video which I watch and I use prime music daily. Prime photos is also a really good way of backing up photos taken on my phone too. Then there's the free delivery.

    The 80 subscription seems good value to me.
    • Mr_Singleton
    • By Mr_Singleton 19th Feb 17, 11:27 AM
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    • 19th Feb 17, 11:27 AM
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    • 19th Feb 17, 11:27 AM
    Why do people keep insisting that they get 'free' delivery when they've given Amazon 80?

    Have been backing-up my photo's etc to dropbox for years and have't paid them a penny.
    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 19th Feb 17, 5:17 PM
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    • 19th Feb 17, 5:17 PM
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    • 19th Feb 17, 5:17 PM
    Where is the Amazon warehouse in the Midlands area to get me stuff in a few hours?
    Originally posted by forgotmyname
    I think they may have a base in Worcester, I see it mentioned quite often as the point from which final deliveries to me (in Birmingham) are made.
    • Rolandtheroadie
    • By Rolandtheroadie 19th Feb 17, 8:51 PM
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    • 19th Feb 17, 8:51 PM
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    • 19th Feb 17, 8:51 PM
    I cancelled Netflix and signed up for prime instead.
    Love the next day delivery, and enjoyed Sneaky Pete as well.
    • sandsy
    • By sandsy 19th Feb 17, 10:04 PM
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    • 19th Feb 17, 10:04 PM
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    • 19th Feb 17, 10:04 PM
    I love Prime and have happily paid for years. I love the convenience of being able to get delivery the next day when I'm working from home rather than delivery being attempted on a random day when I'm likely to be at the office. Having ordered over 200 items last year, 80 is a small price to pay for the convenience factor.

    Plus we get some music and TV content without paying any extra. No complaints here.
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 20th Feb 17, 1:12 PM
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    • 20th Feb 17, 1:12 PM
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    • 20th Feb 17, 1:12 PM
    Worcester is over an hour away from here, so they wouldnt have been able to deliver in just 1h 12 min. Must be somewhere closer.

    I know delivery is not exactly free, because if you do not choose prime in the search there are cheaper options. But choosing next day delivery and the cost of the item is cheaper (slightly). Not as cheap as choosing the saver delivery though.

    The novelty of getting stuff the same day though, now that could be coming from Worcester? That suits my i want it now attitude.

    Makes me wonder why i buy so much from China with a 2week+ delivery time

    PS. Yep a Grand Tour fan also. But i have another source for that :X
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    • Shrimply
    • By Shrimply 20th Feb 17, 1:18 PM
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    I don't think Prime Video is all that great, I have a hard time finding much worth watching.

    They moved a TV series I was halfway through watching from free on Prime to paid for. If I'd been more into it I might have complained as it really didn't seem very fair.
    • Faith177
    • By Faith177 20th Feb 17, 2:30 PM
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    I love Prime video and music use them pretty much daily.

    The radio stations included in the music are brilliant and i love the like option which helps the app build up your taste and play you stuff you might not have considered before discovered a lot of new bands because of this

    Prime video has had some great shows on their Outlander, Lucifer and I have just finished Sneaky Pete which amazing and I cannot wait for the next series

    The option for next day delivery is really helpful to get stuff to my nan as we live quite far away so when I know she needs something I can order it and have it there pretty much straight away
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    • iammumtoone
    • By iammumtoone 20th Feb 17, 3:07 PM
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    I'm happy to save 80 and wait an extra day not to mention that shopping around shows that Amazon are not as cheap as they want people to think they are.
    Originally posted by Mr_Singleton
    But its not the wait a few extra days that sells it for me, its the fact that most of my orders are small value, under the 20 min for free delivery.

    I more than get my moneys worth in what I would be paying to have my under 20 orders in delivery charges. I often opt for the normal 3-5 days delivery and get 1 movie credit to spend.

    Yes items may cost a few pence less elsewhere but I don't want the hassle of signing up to loads of different companies when I can get everything from one place.

    I love prime and think it is well worth the money we watch quite a few paid for movies (but free due to the credits I get) and many of the free ones.

    I am thinking of buying a dot so I can make use of the music as well.
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    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 20th Feb 17, 4:24 PM
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    Worcester is over an hour away from here, so they wouldnt have been able to deliver in just 1h 12 min. Must be somewhere closer.
    Originally posted by forgotmyname
    I was answering your question:

    "Where is the Amazon warehouse in the Midlands area to get me stuff in a few hours?"

    You can get to anywhere in the Midlands from Worcester in a few hours.
    • letsbehonest
    • By letsbehonest 11th Mar 17, 6:19 PM
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    Just checked my CC and Amazon have charged me for Prime I have never ever signed up for it. What's all that about? got a refund 79 but have to wait 5-7 days for it why? it's not my fault. malpractice methinks.
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    • The-Truth
    • By The-Truth 12th Mar 17, 10:22 AM
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    Why do people keep insisting that they get 'free' delivery when they've given Amazon 80?
    Originally posted by Mr_Singleton
    If I didn't have Amazon Prime guess how much the postage would be for the amount of orders so far this year I have placed (and it's not even mid March yet) would have cost me?



    Place your answer on a postcard please Mr_Singleton!

    Also almost half of those have arrived the same day.
    Last edited by The-Truth; 12-03-2017 at 10:24 AM.
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 12th Mar 17, 10:32 AM
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    I don't think Prime Video is all that great, I have a hard time finding much worth watching.

    They moved a TV series I was halfway through watching from free on Prime to paid for. If I'd been more into it I might have complained as it really didn't seem very fair.
    Originally posted by Shrimply
    Did the same with 1 I watch, I wasn't far from the end.
    Last edited by DCFC79; 12-03-2017 at 5:51 PM.
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    • custardy
    • By custardy 12th Mar 17, 10:42 AM
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    If I didn't have Amazon Prime guess how much the postage would be for the amount of orders so far this year I have placed (and it's not even mid March yet) would have cost me?



    Place your answer on a postcard please Mr_Singleton!

    Also almost half of those have arrived the same day.
    Originally posted by The-Truth
    Well to be pedantic. 0 with the free delivery option
    • The-Truth
    • By The-Truth 12th Mar 17, 5:24 PM
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    Well to be pedantic. 0 with the free delivery option
    Originally posted by custardy
    Most of the stuff wouldn't have qualified for free delivery if you're not a Prime member so it's a lot more than 0!
    • custardy
    • By custardy 12th Mar 17, 5:40 PM
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    Most of the stuff wouldn't have qualified for free delivery if you're not a Prime member so it's a lot more than 0!
    Originally posted by The-Truth
    But if you didnt have Prime. Would you have bought from Amazon or found it somewhere else?
    • neilio
    • By neilio 12th Mar 17, 6:51 PM
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    I ordered a sports drink bottle a few weeks ago. I was out when Amazon attempted to deliver it. I received an email saying it was delivered successfully. I got home to discover no parcel anywhere in my safe delivery place (the front doorstep) nor a delivery card saying which neighbour it'd been left with. Nothing. I had been out for about an hour and I received the email about 10 minutes before arriving back home so I'd just missed them.

    So, I thought they've either left it with a neighbour and not told me who, delivered it to the wrong address, or I've been incredibly unlucky and someone had stolen it from my doorstep in that short time.

    Took me AGES to figure it how to speak to someone from Amazon on the phone, and after 40 minutes convinced them to refund me the cost of the order.

    A couple of hours later, I noticed a parcel laying haphazardly on my first floor balcony at the back of my house. It then dawned on me that the Amazon delivery person had walked up the footpath along the side of my house and thrown the parcel over the fence, across my garden and onto my balcony. I didn't know if I should be angry that they'd disregarded what could've been fragile contents inside, or be pleased that I did in fact have the delivery and essentially didn't have to pay for it!
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