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Initial post: Feb 9, 2012 11:34:21 AM PST
S. Kressley says:
Eligible Prime Member What a hunk of bologna is that? I can never understand how to get the borrow for free whanever I see the Prime logo with the checkmark . All I see is to purchase the book so what did I pay $ 80.00 to join the so called "PRIME MEMBERS" for??? I wish there were more explecit instructions for obtaining the so called free books because you are eligible for them!!! I am truly sorry I ever signed up for being a so called"
PRIME MEMBER"
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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2012 11:36:34 AM PST
Just Peachy says:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=lp_mem_help?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200757120

Prime is about free 2-day shipping, the one book per month is an extra perk.
Did you read about it before signing up?

Posted on Feb 9, 2012 11:37:16 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 9, 2012 11:37:54 AM PST
T. Cook says:
You are using your Kindle to borrow the books with, you're not doing it from a computer, right?
And you paid $79 for prime membership to get free 2-day shipping plus whatever perks they decide to add, like 1 free book rental a month and video streaming.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2012 11:37:55 AM PST
M. Ratcheson says:
You need to borrow the book from your Kindle device, it isn't possible to borrow a prime book from the website.

Posted on Feb 9, 2012 11:41:44 AM PST
Coach D says:
S. Kressley, it really is pretty simple.

You can look for books you want to borrow via the KOLL program (Kindle Owners Lending Library) on your PC, but to actually borrow a book you must select the book from YOUR Kindle. I have borrowed books via KOLL since Nov. To return the book once you are finished reading it, use your Manage My Kindle Page.When you select a book to borrow from your Kindle, you will see an option to BORROW as well as BUY. Just select the BORROW choice. You can borrow ONE book a month, but must return a book before you can borrow another. I have saved over $17 in 4 months, which would project out to about $55 saved for a year. Not bad, thus my PRIME shipping is only $25 or so. Others have saved almost $30 in just 3 months, projecting out to a total of $120 saved for a year. It just depends on what books you choose to borrow. I have a list of 26 titles I want to borrow. I'll add a new book to this list whenever I run across a new title.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2012 11:45:57 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 9, 2012 11:47:05 AM PST
Becky (NOLA) says:
cancel your membership if you really hate it. It's better to borrow from a library anyway, spend 35.00 and join the Philadelphia library, they have a ton of kindle titles, you can borrow more than one a month

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2012 11:51:32 AM PST
Why couldn't you just ask for help nicely? Instead you come in here spouting off about "a hunk of bologna". Do you truly believe that Amazon could get away with selling something so worthless to hundreds of thousands (maybe even millions) of people and that no one would notice?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2012 11:53:13 AM PST
Lisa says:
I don't think she'll get a refund if she cancels her Prime membership.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2012 11:54:00 AM PST
This + a few billion.

Posted on Feb 9, 2012 11:55:47 AM PST
Do you have a Kindle, or do you use one of the apps? If you don't have an actual Kindle registered to the account that has the Prime membership, you aren't eligible to use the lending library.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2012 11:56:17 AM PST
Just Peachy says:
Because that's NO fun!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2012 12:09:15 PM PST
Becky (NOLA) says:
Lisa,

if she hasn't used it she will get a refund. amazon tells you to call and they can tell you if you qualify for a full refund.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2012 12:09:28 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 9, 2012 12:10:08 PM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Prime membership is for the free 2 day shipping. If this is not something you use then you should not have purchased it. Every thing else that comes with it is a bonus. As for there being instructions I have read them and they seem pretty easy. Of course you do have to use a little intelligence to find them.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2012 12:33:35 PM PST
J. Gatie says:
The only hunk of bologna is the one between your ears. If you had read the instructions, you would know the KOLL books can only be borrowed on the Kindle itself. You cannot borrow Prime eligible books from the Amazon website.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_200757120_borrow?nodeId=200757120#borrow

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2012 12:55:18 PM PST
Jersey Girl says:
Just becasue you haven't taken the time to understand something doesn't make it a "hunk of bologna". If you had asked nicely, you probably would have gotten a lot more help.

I don't think Amazon should allow you to be their customer anymore.......

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2012 2:01:14 PM PST
The Artist says:
I often wonder if people who post these kinds of rants at least feel embarrassed when they discover that the only real problem is their stupidity. I don't use the kinder term "lack of understanding," because trying to do something without reading any directions, and then ranting about it, is stupidity.

Posted on Feb 9, 2012 2:13:19 PM PST
Bartles says:
You say "hunk of bologna" like that's a bad thing. When life gives you bologna, make a sandwich.

I signed up for a free 30-day trial Prime Membership and decided within a few days that it was not something I really wanted (because I did not care for the way the KOLL worked, and had not understood that was really just a sideline, not a primary benefit). My membership was cancelled at no cost. I believe you can also cancel for at least a pro-rated refund.

Amazon loses money on Prime Memberships, per customer, but overall makes it up on increased sales to those same customers.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2012 2:18:14 PM PST
Yeah, but when some people are given a hunk of bologna, they complain that it's not pastrami.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2012 2:18:35 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 9, 2012 2:19:55 PM PST
Bjeans says:
Becky, but Prime membership includes much more than borrowing a book a month. It's instant streaming of about 15,000 tv shows and videos, and since 2005 has been free 2-day shipping of millions of prime-eligible items.

We save a lot of time, gas and money with Prime - and have for years, long before the extra benefits Amazon tacked on.

(I'm not saying borrowing from a library isn't a great idea!)

Posted on Feb 9, 2012 2:25:21 PM PST
N. Ross says:
Is there a way to see what books are available for lending when you sign up for Amazon Prime?
I do shop on Amazon often and was considering getting Prime. I'd like to know if there are
newer boks or books I'm interested in before I join.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2012 2:28:43 PM PST
Once again, if you are joining Prime just for the Lending Library, it's probably not a good deal. If you do shop at Amazon a lot, it would probably be beneficial even without the books. I've been a Prime member for quite a while. Since the first of the year, I've saved more than the $79 in shipping costs, and it's just the beginning of February. That is a bargain.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2012 2:30:27 PM PST
BethW says:
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=&x=6&y=24#/ref=sr_nr_p_85_0?rh=n%3A283155%2Cp_n_feature_browse-bin%3A618073011%2Cp_85%3A2470955011&bbn=283155&ie=UTF8&qid=1328826547&rnid=2470954011

But there are over 100,000 with all the indies. And as everyone says it is not about the books, they are an extra perk.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2012 3:04:22 PM PST
Becky (NOLA) says:
bjeans,

I am fully aware of what prime is, having been a member for over two years. I am saying that it does not make sense to sign up for prime for the koll only, do you disagree? If you want to borrow books there are better ways to do it, either through one's own library, of for 35 a year at the Philadelphia library.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2012 3:10:55 PM PST
❤ Ann says:
Yes, go to the Kindle Store and search for "prime eligible", then select "Kindle eBooks" from the filters on the left. You can further filter by genre, rating, new releases, etc.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2012 4:32:01 PM PST
loriltx says:
Do you not find out what you're buying before you actually buy? Don't blame others for your stupidity.
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