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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 26, 2012 3:09:53 PM PDT
College Kid says:
Plus, they didn't let me use the two day shipping on an item I subscribed to. When I use to have the student prime for free that didn't bother me, but now that I'm basically paying for two day shipping I would have liked to use it on my subscriptions. This may be mentioned in their terms, I don't know or care.

Posted on Mar 26, 2012 3:28:35 PM PDT
Chief says:
If you didn't make an order yet with the prime membership, just cancel it. That's what I did after realizing I could not share it. Otherwise, just set to not autorenew and avoid getting scammed next year.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 26, 2012 4:10:16 PM PDT
Alyssa Fresh says:
Same thing happened to me! I don't even know if I want to make a purchase right now or blow off steam first. I really don't know how helpful customer support will be.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 27, 2012 8:27:42 AM PDT
Ms N. Boone says:
If you shop at Amazon a lot it's a bargain. If you want your family to be able to stream video but don't want them using YOUR account info to do so, go with a regular Prime account.

Posted on Mar 30, 2012 11:29:03 PM PDT
Berny says:
I have had amazon student prime. For 3years and I have had No problem. customer service is great. Be nice to them and they will give you a $5 or $10 gift card for any error they made or inconvenience amazon has caused. And if your lucky even if its your fault LoL. "Be nice and get rewarded"
1. 1st year free student prime. Free 2day shipping and free kindle item's, and no streaming (ok for free?).
2. 2nd & 3rd Year 50% off student prime for $39. Free 2day shipping, free kindel items and now that I pay for the service I get streaming.
And I still got 2 more years of 50% off just for beeing a student.(Heck YEA) And just because I cant share my Acct. I'm not mad I'm only paying 50% of the $79. HAHAHA
If you want to share your prime membership and still pay $39, just have the person your going to share your Non student prime with and have them pay $39. To get the same things student prime has.
Some People just have to read and not try to get free stuff or try to get all the perks othre people get because they actually pay for something. :-)

*I'm just saying*

Posted on Mar 31, 2012 6:00:26 PM PDT
jade says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2012 7:01:49 PM PDT
jeff says:
Why? Free prime is a perk. They do not have to offer it. And I am sure if you paid for the student prime and you feel that its not worth it because it does not offer exactly the same thing you get if you pay twice as much, then simply contact Amazon and I am sure they will be happy to refund you your money.

While I am disappointed they no longer offer free prime, Amazon has always been one of the most reliable stores with great customer service I have ever dealt with.

Posted on Apr 2, 2012 3:10:55 PM PDT
Chowii says:
Hahah...reading all these posts about paying 39 as oppose to 79. I dare all you to leave the program. Where will you buy your stuff from if not Amazon?, Barnes and Noble? You people who expect to get all these benefits and not cough up the dough are hilarious. E Lau just loves to argue over the semantics of the verbiage of the offer. You should become a lawyer cause that what layers due, argue over the semantics. I pay up the full 79 prime and quite happy with the service. If you don't like Amazon, go shop somewhere else. I love it when people complain about this trivial stuff when there are people starving, dying for freedom, trying to subsist on this earth. Here we have folks in America arguing about paying an extra 40 bux for an entire year for the Amazon prime service. If you can't pay the extra 40 bux, I suggest you close your Amazon prime account and go shop somewhere else? Quit your bitching and moaning. Nuff said!

Posted on Apr 4, 2012 4:50:43 PM PDT
For the person who complained about not being able to link accounts it says right there (not even having to go to the terms & conditions) that with a student prime membership you can't link accounts.

?By signing up, you acknowledge that you have read and agreed to the Amazon Prime Terms and Conditions of Amazon Services LLC and authorize us to charge your card or another available card $39. You will continue to receive Amazon Prime benefits for $39/year as long as you are a student up to total of 4 years (free and paid) after which your Amazon Prime benefits will renew at the full price. Your Amazon Prime membership continues until cancelled. If you do not wish to continue your Amazon Prime membership, select `Do not renew' from Your Account before your annual renew date. The Amazon Student $39 Prime plan includes the same benefits as Amazon Prime, but these benefits can't be shared with another account. See Amazon Student Terms and Conditions for more information."

That's the page u view to sign up or renew ur student prime account.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 29, 2012 6:58:21 AM PDT
What competitor would you move on to? They saved you how much in the year of free prime on shipping alone?

Posted on Apr 29, 2012 7:09:10 AM PDT
Here's what we did because we can't add a family member to my student account. My wife just uses my account. How hard is that. Only thing is that she can't use her kindle and get to the lending library.

In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2012 8:28:10 PM PDT
I have to jump in here crew..I JUST joined PRIME as a regular member and I paid the $79.00. NOW I keep receiving emails from AMAZON confirming and canceling orders I NEVER PLACED! I have sent them an email asking if my account has been hacked or are they doing this? It scares me as to how and why this is now just happening and IF Amazon will do anything to stop this. How do I know if an ACTUAL order that I do place will be honored?

Posted on May 9, 2012 9:07:46 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 9, 2012 9:11:08 PM PDT
Are you guys really crying about an service that is only $79 a year. Get over your selves, if you can pay the $39 why not spend the extra $40 and get the full service if that is what your really looking for in the first place. Its only $79... The amount of money you are saving in shipping and video rental fee's in that year service practically pays for itself... Quit complaining, if you don't like the service cancel it. If you like your first free year then buck up and pay the $79 for the real deal.

Posted on May 9, 2012 10:38:54 PM PDT
I agree. I paid the $79.00 and so far so good. I compared what I send for gifts in postage, especially to Alaska a deal for $79.00. So that is why I signed up. The postage will kill ya especially around the holidays.
The problem I had after I signed up for PRIME was with someone other than Amazon sending me emails about my orders on orders I NEVER placed, was caught by Amazon and steps have been taken to prevent future hackers into my account.

In reply to an earlier post on May 10, 2012 8:42:47 AM PDT
Im not a prime memeber, but I am also getting "order cancelled" emails. I hope nothing has been hacked. : /

Posted on May 11, 2012 1:42:50 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 11, 2012 1:46:05 PM PDT
I'm not sure what the confusion is. You can be in the Student Prime program for 4 years... the first year free, the next 3 years at 50% off ($39). If you're paying $39, you're still within your 4-year window of being in the Student program. To get everything included in Prime, you have to pay $79. For the first (free) year of Student, you don't get certain things, like the unlimited videos. Once you start paying *something* ($39 from the second year), you get more perks, but you're still not a regular Prime member UNTIL you are out of your 4-year $39 Student window and start paying $79. That's when you can start "sharing."

I just upgraded at $39, my free 1st year ended yesterday. And I wasn't confused in the slightest about how it worked, because I read all the fine print and FAQ first. Go back and read it all again. Really. They're pretty clear about it. Anyway, I hope my post explained it.

Posted on May 14, 2012 1:10:36 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2012 10:10:29 AM PDT
N L says:
I am also a victim of this confusion. I had a Student Prime account.. Free Shipping... Then I added a Kindle Fire during the New Year and it somehow upgraded my account for free regular Amazon Prime for a month for digital downloads... Then, I received an email stating "the free month of Amazon Prime digital benefits you received as a part of your Kindle Fire purchase is going to expire on xxxxxx. To continue receiving access to Prime instant videos and the Kindle Owners' Lending Library, sign up for an annual Prime membership at the exclusive student rate of $39/year." So what happened to the Student Prime acount? Customer Service says I still have a student account but it now costs 39 a year until 4 yrs or I graduate... I am confused and so is your system... All this was triggered when I received a Kindle Fire for a gift and activated it on my profile...

Posted on May 29, 2012 12:00:38 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 29, 2012 1:44:37 PM PDT
uhhuduga says:
Everyone posting questions here , read what this person here has posted . This is exactly how it works. Good job Anon. A. Non . You have explained it perfectly.

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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2012 9:31:36 PM PDT
Melo granny says:
laura pay $79.00 and every thing is fine. the 39.00 is for students anyway.

Posted on Jun 5, 2012 8:07:25 PM PDT
Because of previous experience with amazon I would not believe ANYTHING that they offer unless it is in writing. I was invited to the Prime account (which would not be charged to my cc until after 30 days=free trial offer) was told my cc was declined but was accepted by amazon for the purchase of a Kindle Fire that was $169.00. Given a $15 credit because of the hassle I had to go through to obtain amazon instant video. No $15 credit and I am unable to rent a movie or tv episode. Janet Kiernicki

Posted on Jun 7, 2012 11:38:46 PM PDT
I can't believe this has not been mentioned yet. I hope those of you getting useless customer service agents realize you are dealing with a outsource company. You will NEVER get anywhere with those people so hang up and don't spend and hour and 1/2 on the phone with them. The people that got the 5 and 10 USD credits delt with agents in the states. I got one the other day when I emailed as to why an Amazon Prime order was going to take 2 weeks to arrive.

Unfortunately there is no way to guarantee getting an agent in the states but I can tell off the bat by how they verify my acct that I am NOT speaking to AMazon directly. At that point I tell them I don't want to waste the next hour of my life so I am going to hang up and hopefully I'll get an agent in the developing world.
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