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Amazon Prime - good value for money?

Is Amazon Prime good value for money? Does anyone use it?
I initially thought £79 was quite steep, but then Netflix is £72 annually, and with Amazon you're getting free express delivery and Prime Instant Video.

Most Useful Answer matt101101  Apr. 28, 2014 at 14:05

I'd say it's pretty good. Prime Instant Video is pretty decent, the Kindle Lending Library is great if you have a Kindle and one-day Amazon delivery is obviously quite handy. Given Prime Instant Video would set you back £72/year (£5.99/month) anyway, it's definitely offering value for money.

Prime Student is only £40/year if you can get a hold of a '.ac.uk' email address. That sealed the deal for me.

Are there any quick and easy ways of "acquiring" a ".ac.uk" email address? I wouldn't mind 6 months of free Prime delivery and then £39 a year for a few years.

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matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 28, 2014 at 11:55

It really comes down to: how much stuff do you order off Amazon and would you normally pay for one day delivery?

If the answer to that is "not a lot, and no", then it's not worth the money. Netflix is probably the better all round video streaming service, so if what you're really after is video then that's probably a better option. However, if you buy loads of stuff off Amazon and love having it arrive ASAP with tracked delivery, then Prime is definitely worth it and you get Amazon Video thrown in too.

satchef1  Apr. 28, 2014 at 12:54

I'd say it's pretty good. Prime Instant Video is pretty decent, the Kindle Lending Library is great if you have a Kindle and one-day Amazon delivery is obviously quite handy. Given Prime Instant Video would set you back £72/year (£5.99/month) anyway, it's definitely offering value for money.

Prime Student is only £40/year if you can get a hold of a '.ac.uk' email address. That sealed the deal for me.

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 28, 2014 at 14:05

I'd say it's pretty good. Prime Instant Video is pretty decent, the Kindle Lending Library is great if you have a Kindle and one-day Amazon delivery is obviously quite handy. Given Prime Instant Video would set you back £72/year (£5.99/month) anyway, it's definitely offering value for money.

Prime Student is only £40/year if you can get a hold of a '.ac.uk' email address. That sealed the deal for me.

Are there any quick and easy ways of "acquiring" a ".ac.uk" email address? I wouldn't mind 6 months of free Prime delivery and then £39 a year for a few years.

IndianaBlues  Apr. 28, 2014 at 16:04

I'd say it's pretty good. Prime Instant Video is pretty decent, the Kindle Lending Library is great if you have a Kindle and one-day Amazon delivery is obviously quite handy. Given Prime Instant Video would set you back £72/year (£5.99/month) anyway, it's definitely offering value for money.

Prime Student is only £40/year if you can get a hold of a '.ac.uk' email address. That sealed the deal for me.

Are there any quick and easy ways of "acquiring" a ".ac.uk" email address? I wouldn't mind 6 months of free Prime delivery and then £39 a year for a few years.


Easy! Pay £9k+ per year, and get a Student Prime Membership and a free degree bundled in :)

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 28, 2014 at 16:20

I'd say it's pretty good. Prime Instant Video is pretty decent, the Kindle Lending Library is great if you have a Kindle and one-day Amazon delivery is obviously quite handy. Given Prime Instant Video would set you back £72/year (£5.99/month) anyway, it's definitely offering value for money.

Prime Student is only £40/year if you can get a hold of a '.ac.uk' email address. That sealed the deal for me.

Are there any quick and easy ways of "acquiring" a ".ac.uk" email address? I wouldn't mind 6 months of free Prime delivery and then £39 a year for a few years.


Easy! Pay £9k+ per year, and get a Student Prime Membership and a free degree bundled in :)

Yeah...sounds like a great plan :p.

swampy_donkey  Apr. 28, 2014 at 17:26

I'd say it's pretty good. Prime Instant Video is pretty decent, the Kindle Lending Library is great if you have a Kindle and one-day Amazon delivery is obviously quite handy. Given Prime Instant Video would set you back £72/year (£5.99/month) anyway, it's definitely offering value for money.

Prime Student is only £40/year if you can get a hold of a '.ac.uk' email address. That sealed the deal for me.

Are there any quick and easy ways of "acquiring" a ".ac.uk" email address? I wouldn't mind 6 months of free Prime delivery and then £39 a year for a few years.


Easy! Pay £9k+ per year, and get a Student Prime Membership and a free degree bundled in :)

Yeah...sounds like a great plan :p.

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