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Posted on Feb 1, 2012 6:29:01 AM PST
if it weren't for the video section of amazon prime I would probably request a refund...the book end is pretty poor esp. if you already read the Hunger Games Trilogy...

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 1, 2012 6:44:28 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 1, 2012 6:46:17 AM PST
J. Gatie says:
For the 1 millionth time, Amazon Prime is first and foremost about free or reduced price shipping. Free VOD streaming and book lending are addon perks.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 1, 2012 6:50:24 AM PST
What J.Gatie said.

Prime is PRIME-arily (bwahah) for people who ORDER a lot of STUFF from Amazon. PHYSICAL stuff.

The electronic aspects are merely perks, to be nice. What part of KINDLE OWNERS' Lending Library doesn't make sense? It's an added perk for those who OWN Kindles. It doesn't change the benefits of Prime from before people had Kindles.

Posted on Feb 2, 2012 1:53:14 PM PST
I just wish i knew this before leaving my kindle at home, assuming I could read on my phone.
I have an hour to kill and 7% of a book to finish.

Posted on Feb 4, 2012 6:42:53 AM PST
Ken says:
I was going to join Prime, but the only thing I would take advantage of would be the book borrowing for my Kindle. I find the $79 a year charge too much to borrow only one book a month. I can burn through a good book in a couple of days. It would drive me nuts to wait another 3 weeks before I could borrow another. I can go to my local library for a much better deal than that, even though it's not as convenient as my Kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 4, 2012 9:23:28 AM PST
Then why not use your Kindle to go to the local library and get the best of both?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2012 6:38:01 AM PST
football says:
yes indeed. all they want to do is make money!

Posted on Mar 1, 2012 6:55:23 AM PST
Need a little help. I have Prime. I borrowed a book returned got another. Some of the post read that you just can get a new book each month, so does that mean I can still read the old one.
Also Pixels of Ink let me download several books and I didnt get charged but am I using a Prime Turn on these books or are they free?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 1, 2012 6:59:18 AM PST
You can keep your Prime borrowed book for as long as you like, BUT you can't get another one until 1) the next month, AND 2) you return the old one.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 1, 2012 7:01:36 AM PST
You can only have 1 book from the Prime library at a time. You can keep it as long as you like, but you can't get a new one until 1) you return the first one and 2) a new calendar month.

Pixel of Ink has nothing to do with the Prime library. The books listed there as free are free for everyone (in the permitted geographic areas) and you keep them.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 1, 2012 7:02:45 AM PST
Absolutely true! I was replying to this part:

" ...I have Prime. I borrowed a book returned got another. Some of the post read that you just can get a new book each month, so does that mean I can still read the old one..."

Posted on Mar 1, 2012 1:23:55 PM PST
Bill Meckel says:
I have a Prime account but am having trouble checking out the 1/month free book. I go to that section and when I pick a book the box on the right (deliver to) has the kindle price. What could I be doing wrong?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 1, 2012 1:27:32 PM PST
Just Peachy says:
You must borrow the book from your Kindle Device.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 1, 2012 4:50:05 PM PST
Bill Meckel says:
Thanks, I did it from my KF and had no problem. There is so much documentation on the Kindles that I just can't keep up.


In reply to an earlier post on Mar 21, 2012 7:19:22 AM PDT
Quinton says:

Posted on Apr 2, 2012 10:34:46 AM PDT
I would totally pay extra above-and-beyond the Prime fee for this to work on android devices, not just a Kindle.

Posted on Apr 2, 2012 1:05:49 PM PDT
I have used the Amazon Prime Lending feature for the past six months. I have saved $27.76. I figure to save approximately $60 in book costs over a year. I have well over 20 books lined up to borrow and add to the list all the time.

With $60 a year in book savings (at least), then my shipping costs are down to $19 a year! What a deal!

Posted on Apr 2, 2012 2:07:22 PM PDT
Booksilly says:
I'm having trouble borrowing my second book. When I borrowed the first book, there was a button on the book's page that offered "Read Free." Now I can't find that button for the second book. The 2nd book is clearly on the Prime Borrowing list and under the payment options it offers, "Read Free." My account page shows I am now eligible to borrow another book, but there seems to be no way to do it. HELP

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 2, 2012 2:08:18 PM PDT
Are you looking for it on the computer? Remember, you have to borrow it using your Kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 2, 2012 2:21:48 PM PDT
Booksilly says:
Ohhhh. Never thought of that. Thank you very much.

Posted on Apr 10, 2012 7:37:57 AM PDT
Erin says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 10, 2012 7:40:12 AM PDT

For the 90384508350834058430958th time, PRIME IS A SHIPPING PROGRAM.

When Prime started, you could get thousands of Amazon products shipped to your door in 2 days for just $79 per year. Now it's millions of products. In 2 days. For $79 per year. Then, they added unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows. Guess what? It still cost $79 per year. Now, they've allowed Kindle users to borrow one book per month. Know something interesting? THEY STILL ONLY CHARGE $79 PER YEAR!!!

Amazon is a business, not a library. If your kid wants to read more books, then for the love of pete, BUY THEM. Or you know, use an actual library.

Posted on Apr 10, 2012 7:43:05 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 10, 2012 7:47:19 AM PDT
J. Gatie says:
As said above, one book a month costs you exactly NOTHING over what Free Shipping alone used to cost. Same thing with Free Streaming. If you aren't going to use the Free Shipping, then Amazon Prime is a waste.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 10, 2012 7:44:52 AM PDT
Tinker-bella says:

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 10, 2012 7:45:14 AM PDT
Why would you think Amazon would let you borrow all the books you (or your 11 yo) could read for $79? You didn't really think you'd get a year's worth of reading material for $79, did you?
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