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Response to Zalatix (Reply #1)
Tue Jul 17, 2012, 04:45 AM
spin (16,577 posts)
10. If you have an Amazon Prime membership 2 day shipping is free. ...
I live in a little town in Florida and the nearest big brick and mortar store (a Walmart) is a 40 mile round trip. Better stores often involve a sixty mile round trip or more. I also am a candidate for a hip replacement and while I have a handicapped sticker, the Walmart rarely has any open handicapped parting slots. Consequently I order almost everything I buy with the exception of perishable food from Amazon.
The prime membership only costs $79 a year. This membership also has other benefits that I rarely use but many others might enjoy. Amazon also has the best customer service that I have ever encountered. (To be fair I've only had to use it a couple of times although I have been a Amazon prime member for 5 years.)
I realize that Amazon.com might eliminate small retailers but to be honest few remain near where I live. The big box stores killed them off before Amazon came on the scene.
For me in my situation the Amazon prime membership is well worth the yearly cost.
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