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Message posted by billy21/4/2021 at 4:19pm
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Quote: Originally posted by blueexpo97 on 21/4/2021
But there's no eBay Prime.


Indeed & who wants it ? I just want to buy what I want to buy. Hit buy it now. Hit PayPal. Job done with not sly inertia selling.


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I've never heard of Amazon being complicit in the sending of unsolicited goods to potential customers in the hope of making a sale.

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Yep billy, I totally agree with you, I have just logged into my Amazon account and cancelled my week Free Trial of Prime, although they seemed to have charged me 99p for the Free trial, but soften that by telling me that I am due a 50p refund as I did not use all the Prime services.

Of course the other joke is that finding how to actually cancel your Prime Free Trial, is also a faff, I guess they are hoping that you give up, so that they can start charging you the £7.99 per month.

I wonder how many millions of people like me have been stiffed for 49p.

Itís all complete bonkers, and I will be avoiding Amazon at all costs, unless itís an item I am struggling to find elsewhere.

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Quote: Originally posted by billy on 21/4/2021
Quote: Originally posted by blueexpo97 on 21/4/2021
But there's no eBay Prime.


Indeed & who wants it ? I just want to buy what I want to buy. Hit buy it now. Hit PayPal. Job done with not sly inertia selling.




I couldn't agree more Billy. I doubt I buy more than 2 or 3 items a year from Amazon anyway, and I have over 150 channels on my TV most of which I never watch, so paying a monthly fee for "free" delivery would be a total waste of money. I certainly can't be bothered going through all the signing up for a free trial then remembering to cancel it business either, especially when virtually anything available from Amazon is usually available from ebay. Often quite a bit cheaper too.



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On several occasions I have bought an item from an eBay seller and it is picked, packed, posted and delivered by Amazon. All the eBay seller has to do is sit in front of his computer, wait for an order to come in (at a higher price than Amazon of course) and then order it from Amazon to be delivered directly to the buyer's address.

Worth checking Amazon first to see if it is cheaper directly from them.

A bit cheeky and eBay don't like it but don't try to stop it happening.

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Quote: Originally posted by blueexpo97 on 21/4/2021
I've never heard of Amazon being complicit in the sending of unsolicited goods to potential customers in the hope of making a sale.


Defending the indefensible ? You are really Jeff Bezos & I (re)claim my 99p.


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Message posted by Francais22/4/2021 at 11:34am
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I think one of the reasons why Amazon has been so successful, is that the younger generation canít wait for stuff, they either wanít the item the same day or the next day at the latest.

So they are quite happy to pay for a service that provides such quick delivery.

For me, I am happy to wait for as long as it takes for a product to arrive, I often order stuff direct from China, and it usually arrives within a couple of weeks, sometimes longer which is fine.

Back in 2004 I ordered a ďBushnell Eccentric Bottom BracketĒ from the U.S.A. for a new titanium bicycle that I was building, it took six months for the item to arrive lol.

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You've got no chance, how do think I got to where I am today, on the back of all those 99p's.    

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Quote: Originally posted by Francais on 21/4/2021
Yep billy, I totally agree with you, I have just logged into my Amazon account and cancelled my week Free Trial of Prime, although they seemed to have charged me 99p for the Free trial, but soften that by telling me that I am due a 50p refund as I did not use all the Prime services.

Of course the other joke is that finding how to actually cancel your Prime Free Trial, is also a faff, I guess they are hoping that you give up, so that they can start charging you the £7.99 per month.

I wonder how many millions of people like me have been stiffed for 49p.

Itís all complete bonkers, and I will be avoiding Amazon at all costs, unless itís an item I am struggling to find elsewhere.



I've hesitated over replying, because I didn't want to spoil the narrative of an interesting thread, but I can't help but ask why you accept the offer of a free trial of Prime in the first place?

I'm an infrequent user of Amazon, maybe 5 orders a year, for some years and I have never accepted the Prime trial offer, for example my last, recent order went like this:

I have three items total value over £20 in my basket 'fulfilled by Amazon' and eligible for free delivery and one item value £2.99 with free delivery from an 'Amazon seller'.
Click proceed to checkout. Up pops the 'we're giving you a free trial......' On this page is a tick box with the words 'Proceed without offers' Click.. Checkout page opens.. Delivery address, Click.. Payment options, Click... On the right-hand side of the page delivery options are
listed, Free Prime delivery is pre selected. Choose option Free standard delivery, Click....

Lean back in your chair and bask in the glory that comes when you frustrate the dastardly plans of our (we the people) Corporate Overlords....

Sorry. Don't know what happened there, I got quite carried away!
   


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I've had a few free month-long trials of Prime, what I've done to make sure I don't get charged (in case I inadvertently ever forget to cancel) is remove my credit card details; there's no way they can charge you then. I get emails telling me there is a "problem" with my account, but I just ignore those.

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Over the Christmas period they replaced the 30 day free trial with a 7 day trial for £9.99 They have now resumed the 30 day free trial but keep changing the payment page to make it difficult to find the "Continue without Prime" box. Also over the Christmas period some items were only available with Prime.

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all the reasons given not to use amazon look like reasons to use it really.

small payment and stuff is here same or next day, loads of tv stuff that you dont need a licence to watch. ordered some nice clothes from amazon wardrobe during lockdown while everyone else was complaining that the clothes shops were shut...

my son had unlimited access to historical documentaries for school during lockdown

we get access to millions of tunes and podcasts in the car, at home on the smart speakers and on our phones. Then theres all the books. we all read every day and it will take us years to get through all the books available..

you also get access to the amazon warehouse, which is where all the returned goods go that people ordered and didnt want. like the digital overlocker that we bought my missis for £60 instead of £400....

i had a back light go on the car yesterday on the way home from work. i use quite expensive 900 lumen rear led`s. Placed the order at quarter past 12 this morning and they are due for delivery between 1230 and 1315 today.

all for a few quid a month.

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They got you hooked then gedsjeep, I donít need or want all the Amazon TV stuff and books etc, I get more than enough TV from my Freeview and Freesat systems.

And as for next day delivery, I get that as well from Amazon, I just donít pay for it as they give me a free Prime trial every time.

The only time I buy from Amazon is when a product is not available on eBay or elsewhere and also if the product works out cheaper from Amazon, although it is nearly always the case that products are cheaper from EBay.

As it happens I just recently bought a couple of Dimmable 21w (2452 lumen) LED GLS E27 bulbs, direct online from ledbulbs.co.uk and even with a modest delivery charge they worked out significantly cheaper than buying from EBay or Amazon.

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Quote: Originally posted by Francais on 24/4/2021
They got you hooked then gedsjeep, I donít need or want all the Amazon TV stuff and books etc, I get more than enough TV from my Freeview and Freesat systems.




i offset the monthly cost against not having to have a tv licence.

i`m in profit....

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Daughter uses Prime she's never had a problem, we have tv never watched and music never listened to.
We have Alexa great fun at times,and we use Amazon for book reviews sometimes may even buy but only if they are 99p other sites are available for free books.My daughter's partner has just offered us his staff discount card to use don't want anything at the moment.But he picks the items in the warehouse ready for packing and was telling us that he'd picked loads of a particular book so thought it must be good bought a copy and never read more than the first chapter he couldn't understand the story.
The wheels on our Gtech airram fell off,so was going to order from Amazon £8.99 a pair,read the reviews someone said they didn't fit so I rang GTech who sent me a pair FOC.

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Quote: Originally posted by Bob61 on 22/4/2021
On several occasions I have bought an item from an eBay seller and it is picked, packed, posted and delivered by Amazon. All the eBay seller has to do is sit in front of his computer, wait for an order to come in (at a higher price than Amazon of course) and then order it from Amazon to be delivered directly to the buyer's address.

Worth checking Amazon first to see if it is cheaper directly from them.

A bit cheeky and eBay don't like it but don't try to stop it happening.



Quite coincidentally, I ordered an item from eBay a few days ago and it arrived today picked, packed, dispatched and delivered from Amazon. When I checked Amazon the item was pretty much the same price there so I can't see how the eBay seller made any money out of it...although he could sell on Amazon as well maybe and makes a profit either way


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