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    As you may know, we earn a small (it could be bigger!) amount of commission from Amazon if e-group members click through to Amazon from a special link, like:

    https://amzn.to/2JnR4Cn

    ..and purchase something.

    If you are an Amazon Prime member, next Monday and Tuesday (from 8AM on Monday, UK time) there will limited time special offers under the banner of Amazon Prime Day (although it's more than one day this year).

    I will be on the look out for any bargains that might be of interest here and post the appropriate links.

    Be aware that Amazon Prime Day is exclusive to Prime members. It is possible to open a free trial account and then close it before you are charged. In fact I believe that even if you miss the deadline to close a trial account, you will get a pro-rata refund of unused subs (can anyone confirm this)?

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    Re: Amazon Prime Day from next Monday

    Originally posted by Ian View Post
    In fact I believe that even if you miss the deadline to close a trial account, you will get a pro-rata refund of unused subs (can anyone confirm this)?
    Perhaps?
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/cus...deId=200198240

    3.3. Cancellation by you and refunds
    If you signed up for your Prime membership directly through us, you may cancel it any time by visiting Your Account and adjusting your membership settings.

    You may also contact customer service. If neither you nor anyone authorised by you to use your account has taken advantage of any Prime benefits in the current membership period, we will refund this membership fee in full.

    Otherwise you may be eligible for a partial refund of this membership fee based on benefits usage by you or anyone authorised by you to use your account in your current membership period.
    I signed up for a trial ages ago. I decided I wasn't going to use it enough to justify the cost but at the end of the trial Amazon had taken the full amount from my saved Credit Card without any further warning.
    I didn't consider I might have been able to get my money back which was silly of me.
    If you plan on trying then cancelling then keep a sharp eye on the timescales, I didn't get any warning that the trial was about to expire or I'd have acted.
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      Re: Amazon Prime Day from next Monday

      Originally posted by AMc View Post
      Perhaps?
      https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/cus...deId=200198240

      I signed up for a trial ages ago. I decided I wasn't going to use it enough to justify the cost but at the end of the trial Amazon had taken the full amount from my saved Credit Card without any further warning.
      I didn't consider I might have been able to get my money back which was silly of me.
      If you plan on trying then cancelling then keep a sharp eye on the timescales, I didn't get any warning that the trial was about to expire or I'd have acted.
      That just about summarises my guess - it's likely you can get some of your subs back.

      My daughter has a student account and we all use it. It does mean everyone with access to the account can see what is being purchased or watched (movies). Not ideal for family gifts!

      But in general I find Amazon Prime very useful indeed.

      I am sensitive to the concern that online shopping is bad for out high streets, but I feel that boat sailed a long time ago and we need to totally rethink the idea of town centres.

      Ian
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        Re: Amazon Prime Day from next Monday

        Originally posted by Ian View Post
        That just about summarises my guess - it's likely you can get some of your subs back.
        ...
        But in general I find Amazon Prime very useful indeed.

        That's the thing - I took the trial after being badgered quite a lot with email and direct mail in the post so I gave in before a Christmas.
        I took it out and found the TV/Movies and music weren't of much interest and I had very little use for the delivery perks.

        I was annoyed they just took the money with no notification but figured it was my own fault. I should have looked into getting it refunded but it didn't really occur to me at the time. The year confirmed for me it wasn't worth the money but everyone is different
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          I was 'lucky?' because despite cancelling an Amazon Prime free trial, they continued to (accidentally) charge me up to two times a month for it.

          Then they finally (accidentally) refunded twice as much as they' overcharged me, so I stopped complaining. Amazon are a real shambles sometimes.

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            David I hope Olympus do that as they charged me twice for my MC-20!
            They are currently looking into it, I've got my fingers crossed.
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              Re: Amazon Prime Day from next Monday

              People on here frequently comment about local camera shops closing down. The main cause is Amazon.

              I have had no choice some times to use Amazon but signing up to Amazon Prime is one step I won't be taking. Amazon trick (in fact force) you to sign up to Prime and then it takes endless steps to get out of it.

              I am certainly not planning on taking their offer.
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              • #8
                might
                Originally posted by Phill D View Post
                David I hope Olympus do that as they charged me twice for my MC-20!
                They are currently looking into it, I've got my fingers crossed.

                Contacting your CC issuer or Paypal might be quicker.

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                  Originally posted by wornish View Post
                  People on here frequently comment about local camera shops closing down. The main cause is Amazon.

                  I have had no choice some times to use Amazon but signing up to Amazon Prime is one step I won't be taking. Amazon trick (in fact force) you to sign up to Prime and then it takes endless steps to get out of it.

                  I am certainly not planning on taking their offer.
                  I'm in total agreement ! Amazon is a total blight on the UK economy and anyone dealing with them or promoting their services simply helps to fund their unethical business practices.

                  Darkroom

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                    Re: Amazon Prime Day from next Monday

                    Originally posted by Darkroom View Post
                    I'm in total agreement ! Amazon is a total blight on the UK economy and anyone dealing with them or promoting their services simply helps to fund their unethical business practices.

                    Darkroom
                    We have to accept that online shopping is here to stay, so why shouldn't sites like this gain a small benefit when members make purchases from Amazon? Personally I'm fed up with driving 20 miles to our nearest large town only to find that half the items I am interested in comparing are out of stock!

                    I agree that the High Street needs help and this should include scrapping business rates and parking charges, but some shops need to up their game too!
                    John

                    "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there � even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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                    • #11
                      Re: Amazon Prime Day from next Monday

                      Originally posted by Zuiko View Post
                      We have to accept that online shopping is here to stay, so why shouldn't sites like this gain a small benefit when members make purchases from Amazon? Personally I'm fed up with driving 20 miles to our nearest large town only to find that half the items I am interested in comparing are out of stock!

                      I agree that the High Street needs help and this should include scrapping business rates and parking charges, but some shops need to up their game too!
                      I agree some shops need to up their online game but they have a global competitor who does not pay its fair share for the use of all the infrastructure in the UK. Business rates are an outdated form of tax. Perhaps its time the UK adopted a sales tax model instead. It would balance the playing field with Amazon and give the UK more tax revenue to maintain roads etc.
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                          Re: Amazon Prime Day from next Monday

                          I do know that there is some antipathy towards Amazon, but they aren't going away and it would be churlish for me to boycott them. I perfectly understand everyone's individual opinion and feeling on the matter.

                          Ian
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                            Re: Amazon Prime Day from next Monday

                            Ian, can you add this please:
                            https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B012PL6C...language=en_GB

                            It should be a 128GB 2000x lexar SD card
                            Last edited by Ian; 15th July 2019, 08:36 AM.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Amazon Prime Day from next Monday

                              Thanks Tim - it's now added at: http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=51015

                              I'm closing this thread now to avoid confusion

                              Ian
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