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What do readers think of the prime scheme and in particular the associated borrowing - and will you be renewing?


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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 7:48:30 AM PST
Thanks for that explanation! I was wondering why it was being referred to as a scheme.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 7:51:19 AM PST
Psylocide says:
If you order a lot from Amazon, Prime membership will pencil every time.

The freebies are just perks imo.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 7:51:50 AM PST
Victoria says:
Yes, I will certainly be renewing Prime. I, too, use it for the free 2-day shipping of things that I buy. I pretty much ONLY buy Prime-eligible items. Love, love, love getting it in 2 days (often in 1!) free.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 7:52:30 AM PST
Ali Cooper says:
In UK we have things such as 'savings schemes' - hope they're not all out to con us out of our money :).

Dragi, you've probably scored lots of popularity points for referring to DRM in such a derogatory way :).

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 7:56:57 AM PST
Dragi Raos says:
Which word to use in that context, then? "Plan" does not sound right, nor does "system". "Method"?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 7:59:24 AM PST
"B&N and Amazon DRM schemes are incompatible"

Dragi, I would just say "B&N and Amazon DRM are incompatible"

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 8:00:04 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
formats or coding works for me

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 8:00:07 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 6, 2012 8:17:02 AM PST
J. Gatie says:
In the case of DRM, it is a noun in itself. For instance:

Amazon Kindle incorprates a DRM scheme.

- is the same as -

Amazon Kindle incorprates DRM.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 8:00:31 AM PST
MommaCat says:
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Posted on Nov 6, 2012 8:04:57 AM PST
CLS10 says:
I have prime for the shipping. I've used the KOLL twice (versus the fact that I use my public library frequently). I do use the AIV services, but prefer Netflix (they get new seasons of shows sooner than Amazon; OUAT, Revenge, Scandal, season 8 of GA are not even free on AIV but are on Netflix).

If you aren't going to use prime for the shipping, I think you may be disappointed.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 8:05:18 AM PST
"System" sounds best to me - if you feel you need to use anything at all. With the acronym, just "DRM" works, but if you spell it out, I feel it needs ~something~.

"B&N and Amazon DRM are incompatible" as M. Francis said above.

"B&N and Amazon Digital Rights Management systems are incompatible" sounds better (to me) if you don't abbreviate.

But I doubt you'd get too many raised eyebrows for "scheme". The ambiguity is appropriate. ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 8:06:21 AM PST
I didn't take her OP to mean she ever thought it was a con.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 8:10:58 AM PST
Prime Program.

Or is that Prime Programme?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 8:27:12 AM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
That is understandable since the UK is smaller than some of our states :)

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 8:34:55 AM PST
Fuzzy says:
I renewed my Prime membership early last month and already have saved more than the fee in no extra cost free 2 day Prime shipping. So as far as I am concerned the program is now free for me for the remainder of my membership year.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 8:52:58 AM PST
Schema maybe?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 9:15:52 AM PST
Dragi Raos says:
Umm, I think of "schema" as a very precise technical term (database schema, XML schema...).

I can always go around it by saying "The way B&N and Amazon implement DRM..."

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 9:20:59 AM PST
MommaCat says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 9:40:08 AM PST
I think of the various implementations of DRM as precise and technical.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 9:42:09 AM PST
But that was after the OP found out what scheme meant to people in the US. Like, "Oh, if scheme means con then I hope savings schemes are not all out to con us out of our money."

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 9:47:49 AM PST
Absolutely. I get 2 day free shipping.

As for the Lending Library, that is not why I have Prime, but it is a nice perk.
So is the free movie streaming.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 9:55:40 AM PST
Yep. That's the way I read it too.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 10:06:14 AM PST
Ali Cooper says:
No, I didn't say it meant con - I was pointing out that's what it might imply in US English!

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 12:20:55 PM PST
I just renewed my membership. It has changed how I buy things, and I no longer worry about missing a deal or a sale while waiting until I have enough to qualify for Super Saver Shipping. Over the course of the year, I had 39 Prime orders, with 17 of them totaling under $25. The Black Friday/Cyber Monday/etc. days when Amazon offers so many CDs and DVDs for sale make Prime particularly valuable for me.

I also borrowed 3 Kindle books--need to remind myself to look for a new book every month, since this is a nice perk on top of the shipping.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 1:50:10 PM PST
saraf says:
I pay for Prime for the shipping. I was already paying for Prime for the shipping way before there was the library lending or prime videos...those are wonderful perks, I love 'em, and I use them...but they're just gravy! I will definitely renew!
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