Aarrgh! Amazon Prime Price Increase

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I am not very happy that Amazon is increasing the price of Amazon Prime. The service which offers free streaming movies, Kindle books and free shipping on all Amazon.com orders ups its price from $79 to $99 per year. OUCH!

I have a few months to think about this. Hopefully they will come up with some kind of early renewal at the current price. We can hope.

Here is the email I got from Amazon.com today:


Dear Customer,

We are writing to provide you advance notice that the price of your Prime membership will be increasing. The annual rate will be $99 when your membership renews on June 4, 2014.

Even as fuel and transportation costs have increased, the price of Prime has remained the same for nine years. Since 2005, the number of items eligible for unlimited free Two-Day Shipping has grown from one million to over 20 million. We also added unlimited access to over 40,000 movies and TV episodes with Prime Instant Video and a selection of over 500,000 books to borrow from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.

For more information about your Prime membership, visit our Prime membership page at http://www.amazon.com/prime.

The Amazon Prime Team


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One Response to Aarrgh! Amazon Prime Price Increase

  1. “Hopefully they will come up with some kind of early renewal at the current price.”

    My co-worker is hoping for the same thing, since his Amazon Prime auto-renewal date is April 20, just three days after the rate increase takes effect. But we haven’t found any way to renew early.

    I suppose he could cancel his subscription and sign up again. I just don’t know if there might be a hitch with that. For example, maybe cancelation doesn’t take effect until the end of the subscription (April 20 for him), and he won’t be allowed to sign up for a new subscription again until then.

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