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RememberMe684815dYup. A side effect of Prime is that it gives you incentive to buy more, which is good for Amazon, and which you're already experiencing. More business for them.
baeovvulf124515dWe don’t have a car, so we use prime to buy shit we can’t/don’t wanna carry from the store eg. cat litter, toilet paper
My partner still buys random shit from amazon for the same reason you said, but I just look at it like it’s the Big Item Store and don’t think about it aside from that
notlikethis123115dIt is addictive, and can't be an addiction. Maybe do a self-audit and compare your expenses since starting to previous months financials?
Or setup a budget if you don't have one?
billgates1920014dI'm pretty sure it's sorta like a buffet, a few people will eat more than they pay but most won't come even close.
rithvikp16614d@billgates Even at $120, Amazon still loses money on Prime itself. It is offset by sales in areas like movies, music and apparently grocery subscriptions. The biggest reason is still to gain a monopoly. Once customers are irreversibly hooked to buying with Prime and getting one day and two day deliveries, they'll increase the subscription fees even more and make it profitable. Even if Prime in the USA is profitable currently, I live in India where the usual annual subscription cost is INR 999 (~$14 or ~$35 if you adjust for PPP). I joined Prime as soon as they launched in India so I am getting the subscription for half the price! I literally make up for that cost within a few weeks since every item I have bought in the last year or so had 2-day shipping.
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