Amazon Is Upping The Cost For Their Prime Service

Amazon just announced a price increase in the cost of their Prime membership, but is the new price still worth the subscription to you?

By nowproducerdave on January 22, 2018
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If you’ve been paying per-month for Amazon Prime, you’re about to be a little irritated. Their old price of $10 per month is gone, and the new price of $12.99 is in.

The price-hike went into effect on Friday, January 19th, for new members who are signing up. If you’re already a member who pays monthly, your first bill increase won’t be until February 18th. The good news though is that it appears that Amazon will keep the yearly subscription of $99 the same (for now), but that requires you to pay for it up front, rather than per-month. But at $12.99 per month, you’re spending $155.88 for the service, so if you use it regularly, you might want to look into jumping on the yearly plan. By the way, the student-plan is also increasing a dollar from $5.49 to $6.49. The $99 plan is staying the same for now like we said, but analysts are kind of predicting that the price of that will jump 20% pretty soon too.

Despite the 20% increase in cost, it may still be a very viable option for a lot of people who tend to order a lot of things, or just once thing every now and then, on Amazon. Will the price hike make you reconsider your subscription, or is it still worth the cost to you?


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