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On the Fence About Amazon Prime?

Posted 2/14/2020

If you're like me, you've probably dithered for years over whether or not to sign up for Amazon Prime. That's the service that gives you free shipping on almost everything Amazon sells, in return for a fixed monthly fee of $7.99 (CAN).  Here's what I finally decided, and why. 

My step-daughter was the one who convinced me to accept Amazon's enticing free trial. She and her husband had been Prime subscribers for years. They not only loved the fast delivery service, but they also liked to watch the Amazon movies and series that were included as part of the package. 

I had never even given a thought to the movies, but at the time she mentioned it, I had just reached the decision to cancel my Netflix subscription because Netflix was running out of things I wanted to watch. Getting Amazon Prime with its included Amazon Video would solve that problem. 

So I signed up for Amazon's free trial and soon found that it changed how I looked at ordering things online. Before that, it was always a juggling act to see whether there was some little item on my wish list that I could add to my order to make it meet the free shipping requirement. Once I had Prime, that was no longer a factor. All I had to do was decide what I wanted NOW, and hit the button to buy.  The amount of time I save each time I buy something is definitely worth the monthly fee. 

I had already been amazed by Amazon's quick delivery speed, but it seems as though it's even faster with Prime. 

And there's the movies, and the seemingly infinite amount of music I can stream, and so on, and so on...Now Amazon has sweetened the deal by offering an annual fee of only $79, which works out to $6.58 per month. Wow, my time is definitely worth that much. 

I hate to sound like I'm advertising for Amazon, but I guess that's what I'm doing. They've earned it. 

That's my story in a nutshell. I have chosen to subscribe. If you wish to do the same, I've attached a convenient button for you to sign up with. 

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