Amazon Prime

Started by Fishy, November 25, 2016, 14:07:27 pm

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Fishy

anybody using it..is it worth the £79 ?  the next day delivery is quite appealing but I'm struggling to justify shelling out that amount of money
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The Letter R

If you order a lot from them and want in quickly then it's probably worth it, although I've not really researched their TV/movie content apart from knowing they are doing Grand Tour. Most if not all their Prime TV/Movie content is available via *cough* "other sources" so for me it's not worth it as I don't buy enough from them and can generally wait a couple of days for stuff to arrive. Also if you're buying from Third Party Sellers there is no advantage so you need to double check the source before you buy.

Matt2112

November 25, 2016, 15:26:20 pm #2 Last Edit: November 25, 2016, 15:29:05 pm by Matt2112
Be careful accessing the Amazon Prime app on a smart TV - I was considering paying the £79.00 annual cost, which was selected by default, and inadvertently clicked "OK" on my remote...and there was no "Are You Sure?" prompt to fall back on.  ::)

It's a bit sneaky like that - if you're looking at a fairly recent cinema release, which could cost up to £13.99 - it auto-selects the buy option so you have to ensure you browse away from it; on some remotes like mine the browser arrows are part of the "OK" button, if you see what I mean...so one false move and you've purchased it in the blink of an eye.  :-\


Still, we get our use out of it and it works out at decent value per month.
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Red Star

I buy shit loads on Amazon and I want it next day so for me it's great value - throw in Amazon Video and it becomes even better, an absolute no brainer. :D
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captainkurtz

I buy shitloads from Amazon too, so I have prime...


Although I only paid £49 for it as they had a deal on last week  ;D . And I made my company pay for it  ;D
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Nick

Almost did it last week but missed the £49 offer. Managed to view TGT elsewhere , the quick delivery would be nice. Problem is Sky+Spotify+Netflix and suddenly it's a fair bit of cash each month.
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The Letter R

After getting my new TV I decided to go for this to get the TV/Film Content and experience their 4K offerings - the added bonus of free deliveries is not bad and my wife can link into the deal and get stuff for her Kindle and benefit from the free delivery on her account too - so overall for approx £6.60 a month over the year it's not bad value. Pity I missed the £49 a year deal!


Have to say The Grand Tour is going downhill though..... :-\

Matt2112

Got to say now we have Now TV and, um, access to Netflix, Amazon Prime is being used less and less frequently.  :-\
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Slim

Quote from: Fishy on November 25, 2016, 14:07:27 pm
anybody using it..is it worth the £79 ?  the next day delivery is quite appealing but I'm struggling to justify shelling out that amount of money


I've had it for quite a while, it's worth it for the free / quick deliveries for me because I buy a lot from Amazon. But the video is nice to have as well and I've used that a bit. We have a Fire Stick.

Reg

Ah. Just reading through this topic reminds me that I haven't seen this week's Lucifer yet.

I've just finished watching the superb American Gods , another Amazon original. Looking forward to series 2 hopefully next year.
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Reg

One thing I like about the Amazon video service is that it is very good with low-speed broadband. Mine is rubbish at the moment, less than 1Mb - but Prime happily adjusts the playback quality to suit the available bandwidth.  It does mean that occasionally the picture goes a bit blocky, but it very rarely stops altogether.
Standing in the shadows, hiding from the light<br />Reach out in the darkness, and hold on for your life<br />All the fear of the future, all the emptiness inside<br />When the moment of truth arrives, hey, you can run but you can't hide