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    • Former MSE Helen
    • By Former MSE Helen 25th Feb 14, 5:34 PM
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    MSE News: Want Amazon Prime? Sign up tonight to save and get Lovefilm streaming
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    • 25th Feb 14, 5:34 PM
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    MSE News: Want Amazon Prime? Sign up tonight to save and get Lovefilm streaming 25th Feb 14 at 5:34 PM
    "Anyone who signs up to Amazon Prime from tomorrow will have to pay £79/year Ė up from £49/year now..."

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    • neneromanova
    • By neneromanova 25th Feb 14, 6:01 PM
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    • 25th Feb 14, 6:01 PM
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    • 25th Feb 14, 6:01 PM
    So Does this affect Amazon family?
    DD1 Born 31st March 2008
    DD2 Born 29th August 2010
    DS1 Born 28th October 2013
    Got Married 15th September 2012 Now Mrs Clark


    • nickcc
    • By nickcc 25th Feb 14, 6:30 PM
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    • 25th Feb 14, 6:30 PM
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    • 25th Feb 14, 6:30 PM
    Existing prime customers don't pay the extra until their membership is due for renewal, just cancel before payment is due. I found prime useful but will not be renewing when my membership is due for renewal.
    • I luv cats
    • By I luv cats 25th Feb 14, 6:35 PM
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    • 25th Feb 14, 6:35 PM
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    • 25th Feb 14, 6:35 PM
    If your not hot on the bundle, an existing customer retentions deal might save on the instant film only.

    I'm on a 4 for 2 deal (£11.98 for 4 months) and had a 3 for 1 in the past.


    On the whole it's a good service via my wii console.
    • S0litaire
    • By S0litaire 25th Feb 14, 8:07 PM
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    • 25th Feb 14, 8:07 PM
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    • 25th Feb 14, 8:07 PM
    Current prime members get an extra year at £49 so you pay the increased charge in 2015!

    I had a prime and LOVEFiLM subscription so this saves me a lot around £30 a year!!
    Cancelled my LOVEFiLM subscription yesterday. ��
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  • Mum2jlk
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    • 25th Feb 14, 8:11 PM
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    • 25th Feb 14, 8:11 PM
    I am currently on the trial period does anyone know if it will be 49 or 79 after the trial?
    • S0litaire
    • By S0litaire 25th Feb 14, 8:13 PM
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    • 25th Feb 14, 8:13 PM
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    • 25th Feb 14, 8:13 PM
    Not sure! What you'll get charged if you're on a trial.
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    • I luv cats
    • By I luv cats 25th Feb 14, 8:13 PM
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    • 25th Feb 14, 8:13 PM
    I am currently on the trial period does anyone know if it will be 49 or 79 after the trial?
    Originally posted by Mum2jlk

    Log into your account and it should say.
    • nickcc
    • By nickcc 25th Feb 14, 8:26 PM
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    • 25th Feb 14, 8:26 PM
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    • 25th Feb 14, 8:26 PM
    Current prime members get an extra year at £49 so you pay the increased charge in 2015!

    I had a prime and LOVEFiLM subscription so this saves me a lot around £30 a year!!
    Cancelled my LOVEFiLM subscription yesterday. ��
    Originally posted by S0litaire
    Info from Amazon just stated that I would be paying the new charge from October this year.
    • S0litaire
    • By S0litaire 25th Feb 14, 8:35 PM
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    Well I got an email saying my next subscription on April this year will still be £49 and the new charge won't be applied till April 2015. A few others have had emails like this

    Might be just those within a few months of the change are getting this deal.
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    • S0litaire
    • By S0litaire 25th Feb 14, 8:39 PM
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    Only thing I'm not sure about is my smart TV...

    Usually use that to stream LOVEFiLM, just need to wait to see if that swaps over to Amazon prime in an update expected in the next day or so!! (TV gave me advanced warning of a new update a few days ago!)
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    • notanewuser
    • By notanewuser 25th Feb 14, 8:42 PM
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    Well I got an email saying my next subscription on April this year will still be £49 and the new charge won't be applied till April 2015. A few others have had emails like this

    Might be just those within a few months of the change are getting this deal.
    Originally posted by S0litaire
    My renewal is in early May and it says on the e-mail and in my account that it will be £79.

    ETA - new trial taken out in DH's name with me as a household sharer of Prime.
    Last edited by notanewuser; 25-02-2014 at 8:49 PM.
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  • cheesemp
    I've already cancelled my wife's prime renewal. Love film is of no interest to me - I already have Netflix (which is android capable unlike love film). Really hoping they cancel this stupid change!
    • Pincher
    • By Pincher 25th Feb 14, 10:06 PM
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    Just signed up for the 30 Day Free Trial.

    Can borrow one book a month for free, one at a time.
    Presumably you must have a Kindle to manage the loans.

    I have a few Lonely Planet guide books in (I think) .pdf format.
    If they work on Kindle, I will try to get a Kindle when there's a good deal.
    • notanewuser
    • By notanewuser 25th Feb 14, 10:33 PM
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    Just signed up for the 30 Day Free Trial.

    Can borrow one book a month for free, one at a time.
    Presumably you must have a Kindle to manage the loans.

    I have a few Lonely Planet guide books in (I think) .pdf format.
    If they work on Kindle, I will try to get a Kindle when there's a good deal.
    Originally posted by Pincher
    There are kindle apps for ipad/android tablets.
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    • lr1277
    • By lr1277 25th Feb 14, 10:59 PM
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    I don't particularly like this fee increase.


    However I suspect that Prime membership was costing them more money than they were making.


    So they decided to up the charge. A 61% increase is massive.
    So they decided to offer something that is essentially cheap/free for them as a justification for the price increase.


    IMO.
    • fabforty
    • By fabforty 26th Feb 14, 8:20 AM
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    Amazon have already emailed and said that I will be paying £79, but as I have no interest in streamed films, I will also be cancelling. It will probably save me money in the long run, as with Prime membership I know I ordered more from Amazon, than I would otherwise.
    • nickcc
    • By nickcc 26th Feb 14, 8:52 AM
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    Amazon have already emailed and said that I will be paying £79, but as I have no interest in streamed films, I will also be cancelling. It will probably save me money in the long run, as with Prime membership I know I ordered more from Amazon, than I would otherwise.
    Originally posted by fabforty
    Also found that with prime I was looking at Amazon first before other suppliers and usually found what I wanted even though the price without postage could be higher, will just spend more time searching other suppliers after I cancel prime in October.
    • Pincher
    • By Pincher 26th Feb 14, 9:19 AM
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    The Instant Video is working on the PC, but the LoveFilm app on my Samsung TV doesn't.

    It has two login options, one using a LoveFilm account, the other one using the Amazon.co.uk account, but you need to have "linked" the Amazon account to the LoveFilm account somehow. I expect they will update something to make it work soon.
    • fabforty
    • By fabforty 26th Feb 14, 10:47 AM
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    I have just spotted something which is potentially misleading (on my account anyway).


    I have just double checked my account and there is a big banner at the top of my Prime Membership page which says that I am now enjoying 'unlimited streaming of videos ....at no extra cost until March 2015', BUT when I look at my membership details to the side, it confirms that my current prime mmbership ends March 2014 and will be renewed at the price of £79!.


    So it is definitely worth double checking your membership details.
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