Amazon Video is still $8.99 good enough here for a few times a year. Crazy people would pay now $119 a year for the privilege of shopping there.
Is it possible to renew early at the current rate and have my expiration date extended by 12 months? I think I'm up in July or August.
It's barely worth it to me for $100 since I very rarely watch anything on Amazon Prime; I'd rather be paying for Hulu. Any books I can get from Prime reading I can get from my library. And I really don't order that much from them. In fact I probably spend more money just because I've gotten lazy about shopping around.
I wish you could pick and choose what portions of Prime you want and not pay the full price. My main reason for subscribing to Prime is for Prime Pantry. If you could order Pantry items w/o a Prime membership I probably wouldn’t even have it. I would have no qualms paying a lower rate or even staying at the $99/year rate and giving up all of the ‘perks’ and only having the benefit of 2 day shipping and the ability for Pantry purchases. I have no use for streaming video, so Amazon Video is useless to me. When I look at the selection of TV Shows and movies available, it looks worse than Netflix, I didn’t know that was possible. Don’t care about Prime Music, I listen to Sirius XM 99% of the time like I have for 15 years now, I found nothing interesting on Prime Reading and I refuse to have any of my content remotely hosted so Prime Photos is out.
Nothing is free, all of these ‘free perks’ are coming at the cost of future price increases. Kind of like the darling of the wireless industry, T-Mobile. Include Netflix for ‘free’ only to raise the rates a few months later. Two phones used to be $100, not $120 the One add on was $5, not $10. I’m paying $25/month more for a $12 service that’s ‘free’ that I don’t even want in the first place.