I am a big Amazon fan and have been shopping with them shortly after they opened. True, this stems from the fact that I’m addicted to books, but I also like shopping in my pajamas (without going out in public).
That said, I wasn’t too keen on Prime. As a reader, I view limiting my ability to score books akin to censorship at best and unAmerican at worst. No way would I pay to lock myself into one outlet. Free market is supposed to keep prices low, right? Right and then there was the price setting monopoly of the Big Six NY Publishers brought to bow before the big Zon, and I was torn. The Amazon in the room was fighting the good fight and I wasn’t backing them up. How could I? (NOTE: if your happy to see some of the big NY authors coming out with ebooks at 2.99, you can thank Zon and the competition from indies but that’s another post)
So when my hubby bought his Kindle Fire, we signed up for the trial period.
And didn’t use it.
Then we went on a cruise and it renewed. Fine, I’d give it a try. So I ordered
books, er, Christmas presents, yeah, presents for other people using prime. And everything showed up quickly and I received extra discounts on some books, er, presents (note to self, keep that straight). And because the Zon is nothing but a giant computer brain it combined my backorders efficiently, so now I know I’m getting Despicable Me 2 for Christmas (if I couldn’t have figured it out from the marks my husband made on my list that he put back on the fridge).
Alas that’s my only complaint after two months in. I even get to watch movies and tv shows through my Blu-ray player on my TV and now Netflix is feeling neglected. And they have a Christmas section (which unfortunately, I’ve seen them all already). So it seems as if I will keep it.
Even if I haven’t borrowed any books.