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I can afford some nice things because I know how to budget and know how to make the things I have last a long time. I live in a small, older mobile home that is paid for and is parked where the rent is low (but still subject to annual space rent increases), my vehicle is a paid for older model that I don't drive any more than necessary, I don't waste money on cable TV or smart phone plans (my cell phone is a pay as you go flip phone that gets turned on only when I'm going to use it), I don't eat out much, etc. And I don't waste money on the likes of Prime.
     
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The part about ordering isn't wrong. It used to take half a day to get an order through provided that you ordered early that day. Now you're lucky if it takes 2-3 days. But for the record, Prime ordering isn't that fast either. Depending on the product, you're lucky to get it through that same day as well, but never longer than a day unless the warehouse has issues.

That is usually true for the free shipping.


If you don't have Prime, and you pay for 3/2 day. It tends to ship that same day, as long as you are not buying it past 7-8pm.

I buy something from amazon nearly once a week, and almost always offers prime shipping. My Product ships out the same day I order.


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I can afford some nice things because I know how to budget and know how to make the things I have last a long time. I live in a small, older mobile home that is paid for and is parked where the rent is low (but still subject to annual space rent increases), my vehicle is a paid for older model that I don't drive any more than necessary, I don't waste money on cable TV or smart phone plans (my cell phone is a pay as you go flip phone that gets turned on only when I'm going to use it), I don't eat out much, etc. And I don't waste money on the likes of Prime.


Amazon's targeting audience tends to be the younger/people who have money crowd.

Also I try to imagine that when someone gets older, they have 401k and whatnot to fallback on. So that things like Amazon Prime would not be a problem cost wise. But I do understand that not everyone has prepared for their older years. And that for Health Reasons there are some that get the rough end of the stick.



If Prime is something one can not afford, they shouldn't not be doing a lot of online shopping. Or much shopping in general.


But then again I wouldn't call the X79 platform the best bang for ones buck either. I have yet to upgrade myself as I hardly use my computer anymore for anything more than the web. But I do know alot about getting a good amount of life out of computer hardware.



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Amazon's targeting audience tends to be the younger/people who have money crowd.

Also I try to imagine that when someone gets older, they have 401k and whatnot to fallback on. So that things like Amazon Prime would not be a problem cost wise. But I do understand that not everyone has prepared for their older years. And that for Health Reasons there are some that get the rough end of the stick.



If Prime is something one can not afford, they shouldn't not be doing a lot of online shopping. Or much shopping in general.


But then again I wouldn't call the X79 platform the best bang for ones buck either. I have yet to upgrade myself as I hardly use my computer anymore for anything more than the web. But I do know alot about getting a good amount of life out of computer hardware.



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Oh, I planned very well for my elder years. However, part of the planning meant making adjustments for being on a reduced fixed income, such as being on a budget. I have some money for emergencies but it is a finite amount and, once gone, there will be no replacing it so I can't just spend it willy-nilly.

I disagree about not doing online shopping. I shop online because it is usually cheaper and easier than running around town, wasting time and gas, looking for things (and not finding it much of the time). Even when I do buy locally, I usually have already verified online that a retailer has it in stock. Despite living in a megalopolis, many things are available only online.

When I built my current machine, the X79 platform was the latest and greatest. I deliberately overspecced it to ensure I would be able to use it for quite a few years. It's my third desktop PC: my first desktop PC lasted me seven years and the second one lasted five years. I have drooled a lake over X99 but there is no way I can justify upgrading when I have a perfectly good machine already, especially since I can't reuse many components from the old machine, such as my DDR3 RAM (DDR4 is still seriously expensive).
     
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Prime isn't a waste if you use it. If you bought it and don't use it, then yeah, it's a waste.

But be that as it may, Amazon is doing nothing illegal or wrong. Don't like it, don't use it, go get your Apple or other products from somewhere else. No sweat off their backs.
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Need to point at the elephant in the room.

Amazon is a market place. Amazon thinks the reason fire did not sell is because of underselling. When you don't sent the prices, people will under sale you.
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I've been using prime for years and order a ton of stuff from there. 100% of the time when I use next day delivery, I get it the next day. 100% of the time when I had use 2 day delivery, I get it in 2 days.

I live in LA so I am sure its because they probably have few warehouses there.

Prime is the best $80 a year sub I have ever bought.

My most recent orders, pay attention to the DATES when order was placed and delivered.

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So because you can't afford it, you bash it? You know UBER is very lucrative 2nd P/T Job. You can get $200-300 a night being a driver for a few hours of work. Airbnb is as well.

Uber only works if you live in. A big market though, right? I'd give it a go but I live in a small town so not sure it would work out. Besides, it could be a little scary...
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 Don't like it, don't use it, go get your Apple or other products from somewhere else. No sweat off their backs.

 

I'm sure Walmart, Target and Best Buy will love this stance.

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I'm sure Walmart, Target and Best Buy will love this stance.

You realize the products they are not allowing probably represent 1/10th of 1% right? Its not going to hurt amazon at all. It will hurt the sales of those items alot and boost amazons sales
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Uber only works if you live in. A big market though, right? I'd give it a go but I live in a small town so not sure it would work out. Besides, it could be a little scary...

In a big market UBER ups the fair at certain times. Like 2/3am Saturday/Sunday when the clubs kick everyone. At this time fair is 4x the normal amount. Great for UBER drivers, sucky for the customer. Plus UBER has you covered if someone makes a mess in your car. Airbnb is pretty sweet too. Spare Bdrm w/Bath will easily net you $130 a night weekdays, $175 a night weekends. Mostly because A) all the Hotels are booked solid year round and B) Most rooms are $200+.

I absolutely recommend carrying a gun, plus you have the customer's info because of their credit card/smartphone.
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