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Beware of amazon prime
« on: March 16, 2019, 11:16:35 PM »
My wife is always getting stuff of amazon ..that is until  she noticed £7:50 took out of her bank account under amazon PRIME   ?? ..so she got onto amazon telling them that she had not signed up for PRIME AT £7:50 EVERY MONTH ?? and what were they doing taking it out of her account. They said oh we are very sorry it must be a mistake & put the £7:50 back into her account....all well & problem sorted ...well no because two months later. .guess what,  checking her account. Yes ..£7:50 had been took out for amazon PRIME . She got onto amazon gave them a right scolding & telling them what there doing is illegal , got her money back & cancelled her amazon account ....so if you or your wife buy from amazon please check your account .

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Re: Beware of amazon prime
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2019, 01:29:09 AM »
You gotta be careful when checking out. The first visible shipping option is "Try Amazon Prime and get free shipping" or something similar. If you click it, it's probably a case of, bang, you're signed up. You have to scroll down to get to the real free shipping choice in a box with the other shipping options.

It almost gets me every time, but so far it hasn't.
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Re: Beware of amazon prime
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2019, 07:02:51 AM »
*Originally Posted by Sonny [+]
You gotta be careful when checking out. The first visible shipping option is "Try Amazon Prime and get free shipping" or something similar. If you click it, it's probably a case of, bang, you're signed up. You have to scroll down to get to the real free shipping choice in a box with the other shipping options.

It almost gets me every time, but so far it hasn't.


Yep.

A couple of screens  force you towards using/trying prime with standard option in small writing somewhere. Even if you navigate out of those when you get to the final order check page it still autopopulates shipping to prime. You need to select the standard shipping option, again that usually warns you that goods will take days and days to come.

If shipping is free on standard it tells you they have "discounted" it to provide that option.

Despite the shipping delay warning invariably it turns up either as quick as prime or certainly a lot quicker than they suggest.

I don't tend to use Amazon these days if there are alternative options as it annoys me. fleabay does the job.

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Re: Beware of amazon prime
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2019, 10:12:14 AM »
 Good point.

Sign into your account within Amazon and you will see the 'Prime' option... click the box and it will direct you to any charges that they are applying under the Prime banner
at this point you can cancel or request a reminder before it automatically renews...it's currently 79.00 p.a    :028:   

EDIT:

A further thought is .... check your prime membership if indeed you have it, because it will show you how much you have saved on delivery costs... it's possible that Prime membership is worth it

Simply click "Prime Membership" under your Account detail drop down where it says "your prime membership" then click the "end membership and benefits" hyperlink and it will detail how much If anything you have saved by being a Prime member  :028:   

If you don't use Amazon much then it may well be worth your while to cancel membership and return to paying delivery charges

« Last Edit: March 17, 2019, 10:21:56 AM by TYKE »
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Re: Beware of amazon prime
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2019, 11:40:01 AM »
I have Amazon prime and always loved it...fast  shipping, early access to some deals , streaming service with great content and many other perks ....but lately the value isn't really there and I have been contemplating canceling it.... I signed up many years ago when it was $79.00 a year and its up to $119.00 now

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Re: Beware of amazon prime
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2019, 11:43:35 AM »
Another thought: check on newspapers or web media how much Amazon costs you in taxes.
Amazon in fact does not pay taxes almost in any country so some other one pays in its place. Guess who?

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Re: Beware of amazon prime
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2019, 12:14:04 PM »
I worry about Amazon's monopolistic tendencies, but I am afraid I use them a lot. I'm not a big consumer, but I tend to be looking for things that are hard to find in the stores and shops. 99% of the time, Amazon has the item at a good price. I don't mind waiting a few days for it.  :034:

You have to hand it to Jeff Bezos. He has built a better mouse trap. Well. Better for the consumer, maybe not better for the economy or the mom 'n pop businesses or the Amazon employees...
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Re: Beware of amazon prime
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2019, 02:20:29 PM »
*Originally Posted by Vespista1960 [+]
Another thought: check on newspapers or web media how much Amazon costs you in taxes.
Amazon in fact does not pay taxes almost in any country so some other one pays in its place. Guess who?

You can take the name Amazon out and insert any other large corporation name and you have the same result...dont hate the player, hate the game

*Originally Posted by Sonny [+]
I worry about Amazon's monopolistic tendencies, but I am afraid I use them a lot. I'm not a big consumer, but I tend to be looking for things that are hard to find in the stores and shops. 99% of the time, Amazon has the item at a good price. I don't mind waiting a few days for it.  :034:

You have to hand it to Jeff Bezos. He has built a better mouse trap. Well. Better for the consumer, maybe not better for the economy or the mom 'n pop businesses or the Amazon employees...

I used to always try and shop locally but as time went on that got harder and harder..I dont know who the blame lies on, but I used to spend a half a day driving around to get what I need , and then if I do actually find it, I have to deal with some snot nosed kid at the checkout counter with his face buried in his phone that acts like I am bothering him and can't even count change properly ...so now I just  order it online and have it delivered right to my door in a day or two ....then spend my time out on the bike or with the girl....either one is a better option for me

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Re: Beware of amazon prime
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2019, 03:04:37 PM »
*Originally Posted by Crosshairs [+]
You can take the name Amazon out and insert any other large corporation name and you have the same result...dont hate the player, hate the game

I used to always try and shop locally but as time went on that got harder and harder..I dont know who the blame lies on, but I used to spend a half a day driving around to get what I need , and then if I do actually find it, I have to deal with some snot nosed kid at the checkout counter with his face buried in his phone that acts like I am bothering him and can't even count change properly ...so now I just  order it online and have it delivered right to my door in a day or two ....then spend my time out on the bike or with the girl....either one is a better option for me

I know where you're coming from there.

We always shop locally wherever we can, (use it or lose it philosophy) but sometimes it's just not possible to get the same deal locally 
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Re: Beware of amazon prime
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2019, 03:47:16 PM »
I avoid them when possible, It does tend to harm local business but mostly due to the owner's politics, see 2nd paragraph:

https://www.nowtheendbegins.com/big-time-washington-post-includes-nteb-listing-200-pro-russian-propaganda-sites/

"Washington Post Names NTEB, Drudge, Zero Hedge, & Ron Paul As Anti-Clinton ‘Sophisticated Russian Propaganda Tools’ that propelled Donald Trump to victory over Hillary Clinton

Well, I suppose we here at NOW THE END BEGINS should be honored to be included in such prestigious company as the Drudge Report, WikiLeaks, Zero Hedge and others in a scathing article by the Washington Post. The Post insinuates that Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton was so shocking that it could only have come about via a massive conspiracy between alternative news media sites like NTEB. They base their ridiculous assumption on a list created by a group called PropOrNot, a “nonpartisan collection of researchers with foreign policy, military and technology backgrounds.”

Hmm….did we mention that the owner of the Washington Post, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, is a rabid pro-Hillary supporter? Doesn’t sound too “nonpartisan” to me."
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