expired Amazon Prime Reduced to $79 USD [~$105 AUD] on Friday 19th PST

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Amazon announced on Wednesday that it will offer a limited-time discount on Prime memberships this Friday. From 12:00AM PST on Friday morning all the way until 11:59PM PST on Friday night, the cost of a 1-year Amazon Prime subscription will drop from $99 annually, which is already a great price, to just $79. That $20 discount won’t come along with any restrictions at all — you’ll be able to enjoy all the same Amazon Prime benefits that everyone else enjoys.

Mod 18/11 650pm: Removed "(Combine with $25 TopCashBack Amazon GC)" from the title as that is incorrect, that deal expires when this one starts.

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    So $79-$25 ? = ?

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    The best benefit is free delivery and we do not get that here.

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    Already down to £59 @ Amazon UK, has been for a couple of days

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    Could someone outline the benefits for those of us not living in America? I'm in the 30 day free trial, and so far the only useful feature I have noticed is 20% off pre-order games (physical copies only)

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      You get access to Amazon video

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      I'm also wondering this. I guess one benefit would be the streaming services, but I don't stream so there's no benefit for me.

      We might be able to take advantage of the shopping benefits when amazon open up shop in Australia?

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        Pretty sure that Prime membership is country specific, so even if you bought a Prime membership in the US you'd need to buy another one for Australia next year when they setup their business here.

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    Amazon Prime in China first year 188RMB(/5 = less than 40AUD),
    enjoy unlimited free shipping oversea

    would be good if we have the same thing in AU

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      You think? Aussies are rich so the AU price for prime most likely will be $100-$150 a year. My speculation.

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    Slightly off topic, but which freight forwarder do people use these days from the US? Any deals?

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      Aus Posts service has a 15% off I believe, from some email I got from them earlier this week.

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        Cool, link?

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      Freight forwarding is pretty rubbish. Search for items that ship internationally (Amazon Global eligible) with the checkbox on the left hand side in the search results.

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      I've used shipito recently. It seems expensive, but i guess that might be because amazon and ebay probably get better rates from the freight companies.

      On the plus side, they take automatic photos of the parcels as they arrive, you can pay easily with paypal. Everything works smoothly.

      On the negative side, it's expensive, I think i read they had new owners recently and people have commented on the service going downhill. It was fine for the 2-3 packages i used. $2 per package that arrives, a further $3 to consolidate each package. And then freight was typically in the $50+ range

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    That topcashback GC terms are that you spend $99 for prime membership. Will this discount still track for the GC?

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    Can you use the kindle library in Australia without VPN? My US kindle account has already been blocked with Amazon requesting proof of residency in the US.

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      No, unfortunately you have to have your Kindle account set to the US to access the library. Hopefully they bring it to Australia next year.

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    If I use the referral link from the TopCashback, it shows me $99 at the checkout.

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    According to Lifehacker you can now watch Prime Video without a VPN from Australia

    http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2016/11/how-to-watch-amazon-pri...

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    How in the hell are you supposed to get this stupid discount?

    I went to the prime website which said "join Amazon Prime for $79" only option was "start 30 day trial", did that and my account says renews for $99/year. Found the link to add $79 Prime to cart but won't let me purchase it because I'm a member even after cancelling trial?

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    Anyone worked out a way to use this for renewals? The discount does not apply to gift membership this year:(

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    I am on free trial and it won't let me get this deal.

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      I had the same problem because of the trial. Just did a chat with Amazon customer support, they cancelled the prime trial on their back end so I could add it to cart at the discounted price.

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    Yesterday there was a whole media frenzy with little information about Amazon prime

    Amazon were sparse with details even how to obtain discount for the membership and using a sketchy marketing and false advertisement in the process

    This deal was validated in an incorrect context by the companies making a glut of money from people subscribing

    This was all part of a marketing strategy by Amazon and Gawker using its australian bloggers to bend the truth on the below .com.au sites

    Anyway make of this what you will but if gawker needs to answer to FTC in the US then the .com.au sites should have to answer to the ACC or something appropriate

    "………………………………………………………………..

    All articles yesterday were misleading at best from the below just to raise revenue on mass for gawker and Amazon

    I could do nothing to warn people which disappointed me. Being new to the forum I didn't know how to speak to moderator

    Amazon plus all the companies below that were running articles about Amazon opening its doors were all just dodgy marketing

    "How Amazon.com Links are Handled on Gawker Media Websites"

    Gawker Media runs some of the most popular websites in the world. These include sites like Gizmodo, Kotaku, Jezebel, Lifehacker, Deadspin and the eponymous Gawker.com.

    Literally thousands of reviews, news articles, editorials and informational blog posts are hosted on Gawker Media's family of websites.

    Given the consumer and tech-driven nature of many of Gawler Media's websites, it should come as no surprise that many of their articles mention Amazon.com or products that can be purchased through Amazon.com. In addition, a careful search for Amazon.com links found in Gawker Media websites returns many hundreds of results and perhaps more.

    Yes the 2 parent companies have a marketing deal in place

    I'm just too new to add a negative to the deal or post this yesterday due to the shoddy nature of what went on

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