Is Amazon Prime Worth The Money?
With Amazon’s recent price increase on their Prime service, many people are wondering whether or not it is still a good investment.
Is Amazon Prime worth the money?
Personally, I believe it most certainly is.
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Here are the reasons why Amazon Prime is still a very worthwhile investment.
One of the biggest perks to having the Amazon Prime membership is that it allows you to have upgraded shipping for most items.
There are thousands of items that are considered to be “Prime eligible” and thus have a free expedited two day shipping option for Prime members.
How good is this free expedited shipping?
I’ve actually been very impressed with how quickly I’ve been able to receive items with Amazon’s Prime service.
An item that I order early on Monday morning many times arrives at my home on Tuesday.
Three reasons why you might want Amazon Prime for shipping?
+ If you order often from Amazon.
+ Find yourself struggling to always come up with $35 worth of merchandise to order.
+ Or just want to get your orders to your home much faster.
Then the free expedited shipping that comes with an Amazon Prime membership is very worthwhile.
Free Book Borrows
Another great benefit to being a member of Amazon Prime is that you are able to borrow books for free from the Kindle Lending Library.
The books that are included in the library include some impressive titles.
There are more than 100 current New York Times bestsellers, and well over 500,000 other books available for you to check out for free.
One thing you need to be aware of is that the books from the Kindle Lending Library are different from the Kindle Unlimited subscription that Amazon now offers as well.
With that said, there are many books inside of the Kindle Lending Library that are not on the Kindle Unlimited platform.
Are you constantly looking for new books to read every month?
Would you like to check out some of the most popular titles in the marketplace for free?
If so then you should definitely consider signing up for an Amazon Prime membership.
Amazon Prime Music
Amazon Prime Music is similar to services such as Spotify or Pandora .
Amazon Prime Music allows you to stream music.
You are able to select custom albums, or individual songs. Than you can listen to them all on any device that supports Amazon Prime.
The selection of music is still not as good as Spotify or Pandora but Amazon Prime members do have access to well over one million songs and the list is growing.
The thing to keep in mind with Amazon Prime Music is that it is still in its infancy and will continue to grow over time.
Best of all, you are able to download any song that you find on Amazon Prime Music and listen to it any time as long as your Prime Membership stays active.
Amazon Prime Instant Video
Amazon Prime’s Instant Video service is another benefit of having an Amazon Prime membership.
With an eligible Amazon Prime membership, you have access to thousands of Prime Instant Video titles at no additional cost.
This service is similar to Netflix.
Titles frequently change so that you have access to new titles all the time.
While the library is nowhere near as large as Netflix it is continually growing.
There are many shows available on it that are not available on Netflix.
There are many children’s shows available only on Amazon Prime as well as exclusive movies.
Just like Netflix you can install the Amazon app on a variety of streaming devices such as the PlayStation and Xbox.
You can then stream movies and television straight from Amazon Prime Instant Video to your television.
With more than 40,000 movies and TV episodes you will never run out of things to watch.
So, if you’re searching for more streaming media or access to exclusive media that is only available through Amazon Prime Instant Video, then an Amazon Prime membership is the only way to obtain it.
Final Thoughts On Amazon Prime
OK, so Amazon Prime did increase their price to $99 a year. But,
+ If you shop at Amazon and you would like to receive your orders faster.
+ If you enjoy reading Kindle books.
+ If you want access to some great music, movies and TV shows.
Then an Amazon Prime membership is probably right for you.Please Share This On: