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Old 6th Nov 2007, 10:26   #1
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Just got an email from Amazon saying they have launched Amazon Prime, an annual membership of £49 that gets you one day delivery on however many items you want (so, like me, you don't need to group stuff up to use the Super Saver Delivery option).

Worth it? I don't know. When ordering off Amazon, I know my books are going to take some time and I'm never really in a hurry for them so I always use the Super Saver Delivery option.
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For most folk I wouldn't think it was worth it. I do Super Saver Delivery unless it's a last-minute birthday/work thing. Possibly if you're ordering things that are larger (and ordering them regularly) it's easier to know they're coming on a definite day so you know to be in.
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I often buy cheaper from Marketplace vendors as well and you have to pay their postage regardless.

Super Saver usually works well for me - I think there's only been one occasion when I had to pay rather than wait a long time for one item.
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Here's it's $79 annually. I used the free one month trial but find Marketplace more interesting and way more affordable. Plus the delivery guarantee is only for two days.
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I try to buy from Marketplace vendors but, most of the time, the books I want are cheaper to group up on Amazon because of the £2.75 postage charge per book that gets lumped on to it. Not that I complain about it being £2.75 when I'm selling the book.
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I try to buy from Marketplace vendors but, most of the time, the books I want are cheaper to group up on Amazon because of the £2.75 postage charge per book that gets lumped on to it. Not that I complain about it being £2.75 when I'm selling the book.
I hadn't thought of this - must bear it in mind in future!
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I was quite tempted, but I haven't signed up. How many times do you decide you want a book and then add two or three more to make up the £15 minimum for free delivery? I figure it would actually save me money, eliminating those "extras", but £49 is a bit steep.
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It's $25 minimum here for super saver delivery. So, if marketplace selections can be picked up for .01 or .02 (sometimes), even by the time $3.99 postage is added, you may still be able to have 5-6 marketplace titles for around $25. Most new titles here are at least $15.
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I've had Amazon Prime for 3 years now, and it has more than paid for itself, not only can you buy books, at least in the U.S. one is able to buy certain groceries and dry goods from them. Being fairly house bound, it has helped us out tremendously. The two day delivery is almost always on time. They've bound to have lost money on the deal with me!
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I went ahead and signed up for it... I've already made an order of £14.99 and not had to decide what to go with it to make it £15. Think of the time it will save alone, and time is money!
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