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Amazon isn't losing any money on prime shipping. If you look at "other purchase options you can see that many other vendors offer the same products for about $3.99 less, but charge for shipping. Amazon's merely hiding the shipping cost with an elevated retail price.



I often hear people talk about how you're not really getting 'free' shipping since you are paying $99. Well, yes, but, that $99 doesn't just get you free shipping. Also free music streaming, quite a few free movies/tv shows, free photo storage, free music storage.

Honestly, I think $99 is a steal for all you get considering the music streaming alone costs you more than $99 a year on Google Play or Apple Music.


That's true, and it's great if you can use it. I don't care for their content delivery.




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