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Tue Jul 17, 2012, 03:45 AM

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.)

Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime is a membership program that gives you and your family unlimited fast shipping, such as FREE Two-Day shipping to street addresses in the contiguous U.S., on all eligible purchases for an annual membership fee of $79. Amazon Prime members in the U.S. can enjoy instant videos: unlimited, commercial-free, instant streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows through Amazon Instant Video at no additional cost. Members who own Kindle devices can also choose from thousands of books -- including more than 100 current and former New York Times Bestsellers -- to borrow and read for free, as frequently as a book a month with no due dates, from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library. Eligible customers can try out a membership by starting a free trial.

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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