Is Amazon Prime delivery just a bit of a con?
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I have had amazon prime for a while, and don't get me wrong i do really like it and find it convenient, but one thing i do find a bit annoying and makes me feel like prime isn't as good as it's made out is simply because i am paying up front for the prime service, but i always find items that i buy always seem to be dearer that are marked as prime, the ones not prime a lot of the time are a bit cheaper.
So why are the items a bit dearer if they are prime if we are already paying for prime, it's like we are being charged twice for the prime service.
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needed one quickly.
Nowhere near me to get a 24v 40mm fan from on a Saturday so the same day delivery was a godsend. OK I probably paid £4.75
for a fan that selles for £2.99 on ebay but that is what happens when you need it now.
Sometimes you need to add the item to a watchlist and keep trying. Watch the new item specials, but do be careful because they
sometimes list the items at £15 then its released for £20 so yuo saved right? Then the sales don't match the £20 price and it can
discount to less than your special offer price.
Watch Amazon Warehouse also. Had brand new unopened items that listed as returned minor blemishes or scratches.
Still sealed in the manufacturers shrink wrap.
I tend to check both and often opt for the prime price because it's quicker. Hubby saved himself £1 the other month then moaned for 3 weeks while his item travelled across the sea.
We are rural and prime is cheaper than the 15 mile round trip going into town
I had Prime for about a year over most of lockdown. I then cancelled. Now I get offered a month either free or for £0.99 every few months. As there's nothing I need urgently and I exhausted all the decent TV on there, this really suits me. Just need to be disciplined with cancelling. You can cancel early and it lasts until the final day of the month anyway.
Toptip - Justified on Prime TV is stupendous.
Amazon seem to have a perpetual 99p for a week prime offer, if you only buy from Amazon occasionally and arent bothered about media streaming then this is a god send try and group your purchaces together all prime next day then sign up for the 99p trial, with a few items this can make the P+P quite expensive, you have now reduced that to 99p. After the week simply cancel prime, if you accidentaly forget and go over the week, as long as you don't buy anything after the seven days Amazon automaticly refund the subscription fee.
I've used this several times and Amazon seems happy to allow you to do so. Added bonus you can watch a few movies/programs if you wish.