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Amazon Prime AU $6.99/Month: Free Domestic Delivery (No Minimum Spend), 15% off Baby Items with Subscribe & Save

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Well, since we have a post outlining all of eBay plus benefits, why not make one for Amazon Prime?

So here's your friendly reminder for all the benefits you get with Amazon Prime:

Delivery benefits include:

Shopping benefits include:

  • Prime Exclusive Deals: Members get exclusive access to a selection of Prime member only shopping deals on Amazon AU.
  • Prime Early Access: Get 30-minutes early access to Prime eligible Lightning Deals on Amazon AU.
  • Alexa Voice Shopping: Order or reorder Prime eligible local items by voice from your Alexa device.

Entertainment benefits include:

  • Prime Video gives you unlimited access to Prime video content.
  • Amazon Music Prime, which gives you access to 2 million songs, thousands of stations and top playlists .
  • Prime Gaming - Prime members enjoy a selection of free games every month, access to free in-game loot for some of the world’s biggest games, a Prime Gaming channel subscription every month, an expanded set of chat emotes and colours, an exclusive chat badge, and more.
  • Prime Reading - Members enjoy free access to a selection of more than 1,000 e-books, short reads, comics, travel guides, children’s books and more at any given time. With Amazon’s free Kindle reading app, members can read on any device. Members can start reading now by downloading the free Kindle reading app for mobile phones and tablets or by using any Kindle e-reader and Fire Tablet.

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Comments

  • +10 votes

    Time to make 1000 separate orders of Toilet Paper to make Bezos Broke.

    • +17 votes

      even when your arse exploded from wiping with 1000 seperate orders of toilet papers, Bezos still … filthy rich 😂

      • +3 votes

        If only you could set the subscribe and save frequency to 1 pack a week then we'd be sorted for the next crapocalypse!

      • -1 vote

        lol can't stop giggling

    • +12 votes

      Bezos has the logarithm to combine 1000 rolls of Toilet Paper into one order and sends to your front door the next day, 🤣

      • +9 votes

        logarithm

        Algorithm.

        • +9 votes

          logarithm

          Algorithm.

          Nah… bogarithm

    • +1 vote

      No. That would more likely make AusPost broke. Bezos is far smarter than AusPost.

      • -1 vote

        Never have they ever used AusPost on any of my orders.

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          It's dependent on where you live. My boyfriend lives in Tassie and most of his stuff are delivered by Amazon, whereas I live in metro Sydney and most of my stuff are delivered by Amazon. Usually get 1 day shipping when it's delivered by Amazon and not Auspost or StarTrack

    • +14 votes

      Time to tell my Amazon story again. A while back, I paid $25 for $50 of groceries due to an Amazon grocery offer and a discount for installing the app. Some items were out of stock, so Amazon shipped it all the way to me in four separate courier deliveries (I live on the far northern edge of Sydney at the "welcome to Sydney" sign). One item was listed as 8 packs of dried figs, but it was actually 1 pack of 8 dried figs shipped in its own special box with packaging. I didn't care because that item only cost me $1. But Amazon noticed the error and gave me a $30 voucher as compensation. So ultimately they paid me $5 to send me four couriers with $50 worth of groceries. And Bezos is not broke.

      • +10 votes

        Yeah fram from it. If you want to visualise how much he is worth you can view it here : https://mkorostoff.github.io/1-pixel-wealth/

        • +3 votes

          Sickening

      • +3 votes

        As a person who sells on Amazon, It all comes out of the pocket of the third party seller unfortunately :( Bezos will never be broke

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      You'd run out of skin on your ass from all the wiping before Bezos ran out of cash.

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      The standard number of sheets in a roll is 1000 for one-ply and 500 for two ply.
      Say you get $1 for every single sheet you use
      you need to use 196 billion sheets, that is 196 million rolls

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    It used to be $39 spend for International delivery :/

  • +1 vote

    Is Amazon Music Prime different from Amazon Music Unlimited? I am a Prime member but get alerts to subscribe to Amazon Music Unlimited. Why would that be?

    • +10 votes

      Prime music has a limited selection of songs, unlimited has unlimited 🙂

      • +11 votes

        Not very prime then..

        • +3 votes

          primarily limited then..

    • +1 vote

      You can usually get 3 months of unlimited free, then you see the difference especially when subscription ends :(

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      you get like a selected ~2m songs out of their +70m library

      • +1 vote

        Yeah it’s pretty good but doesn’t have everything.

        Also noticed that even YouTube Music premium has a bunch of missing songs. I wonder what the cheapest “full” library is. Might go back to Apple Music.

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          I think they are all about the same in terms of the music library, including Spotify. However, I did my own investigating back in 2019 so things might have changed.

          I ended up with Google Play Music (now YouTube Music), but the recent 'consolidation' with YouTube has really stuffed it up in terms of navigation, search, usability, etc… but then again, I signed up via VPN so I can't really complain about paying 2.54aud a month…

          There were also compatibility issues between Google and Amazon (it was some corporate argy-bargy between them) so I couldn't get Alexa to play Google Play Music on my Sonos speaker…

          So yeah, I guess my point is that there's a lot of things to consider, with the size of the library really being a non-issue (as they're all about the same).

          • +1 vote

            @brotherfranciz: I cancelled my Amazon prime out of spite because it wasn’t compatible with a chromecast and I didn’t want to buy a firestick. Seems it does support chromecast now.

  • +14 votes

    $5/month if you sign up for 12 months.

    • +5 votes

      If you're an infrequent shopper for items less than $39 utilising the monthly prime is a better deal.

      • +13 votes

        True, but there are other benefits like prime music, prime video and more.

  • +3 votes

    Amazon much better when it comes to comments/ratings and much much faster delivery. I think twice before ordering from ebay as it takes ages to arrive. But the discount coupons over certain items are good though :)

    • -2 votes

      True BUT we must support the real PEOPLE selling on eBay too.

      • +9 votes

        Both Amazon and ebay take thier cuts, though amazon cuts a bit more than ebay. The return policies are better too. 2 weeks ago, I ordered bicycle mirror. Seller sent car phone holder. sent them a message and they asked me to pay something for the phole holder lol. After couple of messages, they shipped out the mirrors after 3 days wait. Both of them shipped through aramex ground shipping. After 2 weeks, the mirrors have still not reached me. If it was amazon, it would be at my place in approximately 24 hours. Of course this is a one-off case.

        Also, recently ordered those sony XM4 on the ebay deal (4 days ago), still in NSW and I will get it on wednesday or thursday to Brissy. Amazon? 24 hours! Atleast for those expensive headphones, they could have shipped it the same day with express courier? They didnt. They shipped it 2 days later, standard shipping. Some ebayers do better, not many. Amazon is more consistant in thier shipping.

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          You can't just eat freight costs because an item is expensive, there may be no profit margin in the item and express courier might mean $0 profit.

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            @T Man: Probably true, but most wont sell without decent margin unless its bigshots like amazon who wants to make a name for themselves initially. If an item is expensive, then 20% profit off an item would mean a lot of money compared to 20% off smaller 10$ item.

      • +1 vote

        Im done supporting local and small business and listening to their excuses when it comes to warranty claims and change of mind.

        Rather spend upto an extra 5% and buy the same product in amazon.

        • +1 vote

          That's the Aussie spirit. Most of us will end up happy unemployed Amazon customers.

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            @AlexF: Or push the small businesses to provide better after service.

  • +14 votes

    Lol how did this get so many upvotes?

    • +8 votes

      It's a prime candidate for upvotes…

    • +2 votes

      Like this, ^BAM!

    • +16 votes

      Because people, myself included, love Prime. It’s just so convenient.

      • +5 votes

        Yea I've had prime for couple years. Getting free delivery on random items that pop up at random times as well as prime video has been well worth it for me.

    • +1 vote

      primarily here for the comments..

    • +1 vote

      The upvotes are an ebay protest…..
      I’ve been using Amazon more than ebay lately.

  • +6 votes

    OzReminders

  • +7 votes

    ..I don't get the upvotes.

    Amazon shoves this in your face with banner ads already..

    • +4 votes

      Don't call it ozRRP, you'll get downvoted for some reason. 🙄

  • +17 votes

    I hate that I like Amazon so much

  • -2 votes

    Ahhh, okay ozRRP, you do you.

    I like Prime, but as an exercise in 'I don't have a problem', I let my 12 month sub lapse a couple months ago and haven't missed it at all. The time I wanted a couple of things, I just combined the order to save shipping and maybe it took an extra day or two to arrive? Not a bit deal. Especially when I'm saving lots more by not impulse buying so much stuff.

    Prime membership is a licence to piss away your money, honestly.

    • +23 votes

      $59 a year just for prime video is worth the deal itself. And then throw in free shipping. I can’t believe how fast shipping has gotten most of the stuff I buy gets here next day. That’s insane efficiency for this country! I can’t even get my payroll or IT guy to reply my email the next day!

      • +5 votes

        In usa, I once ordered an item at 10AM, got delivered at 2PM and you could trace the delivery driver real time on a map! If they brought it here no traditional retail would survive

        • +1 vote

          Amazon Australia already offers same day delivery for an extra charge. I noticed it the other day. Located Metro VIC

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          Same in the UK. Pretty crazy

      • +4 votes

        But it's not a 'deal'. You and I may see value in paying full price for this service, but nothing has changed about it to become any more valuable and deserving of a post. As is, this post is just free advertisement.

        Also Audible is a joke; your local library likely has a permanently free digital copy of most new releases. Mine does.

    • +1 vote

      I think that is harsh mate. We use prime mostly for when they are pricing matching a competitor because they are easier, usually cheaper (postage), and quicker. Great for bulky items, tissues, toilet paper, drinks, hygiene products, more specialist food items often not found in woollies. Shopping is a breeze ever since never needed to buy those things can just do dart n run trips to the shops save time and hassle. I needed a new stainless steel dog bowl $2 delivered, new collar same price as shop, order both online save my time and dont need to use the car and an hour+ of my time. Pissing away money is a personal habit just like a credit card. People who are excessive wasting money do that whether with a sub or walking through shopping center.

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      Prime membership is a licence to piss away your money, honestly.

      Username actually kinda checks out - sounds like you've got a bladder problem! 😝

  • +2 votes

    I have Prime mostly for the free shipping.

    My mum lives in a remote area and typically shipping costs for stuff she wants to get online are horrendous. I order it for her with my Prime account and get it shipped free.

    Even if the price on whatever she's after isn't that great on Amazon - and it's usually competitive - the savings on shipping make it easily worthwhile.

  • +2 votes

    Actually free expedited delivery on Prime eligible items as fast as ONE day, depends on where you live.

    • +1 vote

      Yes next day delivery in areas serviced by Amazon Flex. It is still shipped out quicker to hopefully reach you sooner if you are outside the network

  • +1 vote

    Amazon ftw.

  • +1 vote

    i only subscribe to them during prime day/black Friday sales

    otherwise no amazon prime for me its 7 bucks a month
    wheras ebayplus is FREE (or instead you gain $1)

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      Can you subscribe during prime day/black friday sales to participate in said sales? Or do you need to sign up before?

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        Yes i only pay them $5.99 a month that too because they are super intellgent and block all the accounts if you try to make another one and sign up to prime with that new account.

        But yeah just pay them the $5.99 a month fee only when they have super awesome deal on otherwise they dont deserve my 5.99 at least.

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    I like prime video, free music and good returns policy from Amazon

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      good returns policy

      how good?

      • +1 vote

        If something is faulty you send it back and get a replacement or what you paid.
        Sellers usually reply fast as well. Similar to ebay in that way

      • +4 votes

        Xiaomi M365 electric scooter. Dodgy battery, wouldn't hold charge. They said not to send the scooter back because shipping batteries was dangerous. Gave me a full refund. Bought another scooter. One day I'll get around to getting a replacement battery (or possible just the board) for the other scooter.

        Ordered a pricey board game called Commands and Colours: Samurai Battles. It was missing one of the decks of cards. Amazon said they didn't have any more in stock, would I like to choose something else instead? Got another pricey game (Rebellion) for free, printed my own cards for Samurai Battles.

      • +2 votes

        Ordered a standing desk. The desk top came with a small damage in a corner. I told them i can't be bothered carrying the product to auspost as its heavy. They sent me another one even without me returning the original one.

        Bought a mouse and it's scroll wheel started a glitch after 1 year. Gave a full refund straight away even without returning.

        Meanwhile i bought a fitbit from JBHiFi. After 4 months from its warranty period it stopped working. JBhifi said they cant do anything about it.

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          would you guys say FBA is better than any local shop like JB etc then?

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            @capslock janitor: I tend to buy most stuff through FBA these days. Just easier to collect from parcel locker or the local newsagent, never have to deal with a powerless / clueless / butthead store assistant trying to get your rights under ACL if something goes wrong, get to keep the original item more often than not. The only thing I've had to return to get a replacement was a copy of Mansions of Madness 2e, and apparently that's because there was a hole in the game box but not the packaging.

          • +1 vote

            @capslock janitor: Not always. It depends you and what you buy. For me I need to sit and feel a sofa before buying one. Also I would buy a desk from a local store as it very unlikely you need to do a warranty claim on it. But an electric standing desk, there is a possibility it will break after some time - so I would go for FBA.

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    On a side topic - Amex has had a couple of deals in the past for Prime.

    Spend X get X back. Usually works out better if you pay annually.

  • -2 votes

    Amazon are overall pretty good but can be dodgy

    1 subscribe and save…future months you I’ll be charged full price not any cheaper deal they had when you signed up for an item

    2 if u return too many items they can sometimes cancel your account. No refund on prime and u get the runaround from the customer service idiots.

    • +1 vote
      1. I always cancel immediately after my parcel has been received. I think some people do it immediately after they've ordered/it's been shipped so they don't forget, but I feel slightly bad haha so I leave it to a bit later

      2. I've always had great customer service from all their email and call centre staff, and they are the key reason today I stick with them. Sometimes they don't know what's going on, but if you are polite, push enough, provide plenty of evidence then usually they'll oblige to your requests. Best return and refund service I've come across imo. Maybe cos they are a big business, they don't care lol and will just send you another for free. If items are late or they've made a mistake or lost something, I've had many cases where they deliver a replacement within the same day!

        • +2 votes

          He's talking about subscribe and save - see garagesales point 1.

          There's no expectation that you are committed for life when you subscribe and save something. It's fine to cancel the subscription when the order has been received.

          • +1 vote

            @odysseus: ah. My bad - I misunderstood. I do the same with S&S, I thought they were talking about prime membership to get free delivery

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    Can you just do ad hoc months? How do you go about cancelling?

    • +1 vote

      Yes you can. Just activate it when you need it, then cancel immediately afterwards. It gives the option to cancel immediately and get a refund or let it run out your remaining time and then not charge for the next month.

      I think it might block you or remove the refund option if you try and cancel+refund too much? but you should be able to turn it on and off as you please if you're happy to just pay for a month at a time.

  • +4 votes

    I think Australia is still receiving introductory pricing for Amazon prime.

    Compare what we're paying $59 per annum with what the US (AUD $154) and the UK (AUD $141) pays.

    The US subscription has a few more inclusions, but the core offerings of free shipping and prime video are exactly the same.

    Amazing value .

    • +2 votes

      Pretty sure Prime Video has a LOT less content and I think they're still working on getting delivery as fast as the US.

    • +3 votes

      My partner has the Amazon credit card which makes it more attractive and included a $50 gift card. I hope they bring this offering to Australia eventually.

      He had never used eBay before until he arrived to Australia. It's basically Amazon only over there.

      3% back at Amazon and Whole Foods Market
      2% back at restaurants, gas stations, and drugstores
      2% back at restaurants, gas stations, and drugstores
      2% back at restaurants, gas stations, and drugstores
      1% back on all other purchases
      1% back on all other purchases like utilities, rideshare, and more
      No annual fee
      No annual credit card fee
      No foreign transaction fees

    • +1 vote

      We dont have Amazon prime family sharing option as well.

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    some formulas excluded S&S

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    Oh it says baby, thought said ebay items

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    Ebay should probably tie up with Auspost and provide express shipping to plus members, they dont provide any other service anyway and charge almost the same as prime membership.

  • -1 vote

    With that ebay post you get $50 Voucher, Monthly $5 off $50 Spend Vouchers, etc - Good Bargain

    This is just pure features of Amazon Prime at standard price - no bargain as such for me, really this belongs to forum.

    • +3 votes

      No ebay is terrible now. Slow delivery, and so many dodgy sellers peddling faulty and misrepresented items. Its basically just a factory seconds dumping ground for scammers now.

  • +1 vote

    Isn't this is always the price?