Hey fellow Canadians, no worries about recently announcement by Amazon, about their Prime Membership. Fee hike won't affect members living north of the border.
Amazon is raising prices by $2 USD from $10.99 to $12.99 for their US subscribers starting immediately and will be updated on their next bill cycle. Student members fee will only increase by $1 from $5.49 to $6.49.
— Sergio J. Escobedo (@sergioescobedo) April 27, 2018
Remember when you thought the annual cable TV increase was offensive? Amazon - 20% increase on Prime? 50% increase since 2014? $119 before I actually buy anything? Nah, I'm good.
— john mataraza (@jmaz3) April 27, 2018
Unlike in the US, Amazon Canada charges annual fee vs monthly fees. Maybe this pricing scheme is due to strict pricing restriction in the province of Quebec when it comes to pricing memberships.
Price in Canada is $99 a year and includes free shipping, prime video / music, etc. Amazon says there is no plans to change that:
"We don't have anything to share with regard to pricing change for Prime membership in Canada."
Increase or not, people swear by their memberships no matter how much it costs, where else you can order an item at night that shows up on your doorsteps next morning - and you pay no shipping for that?
I love some Amazon Prime but this is the 2nd price increase in 4 years. It’s gone up a total of $40. It was $79 in 2014, raised to $99 that year Now it will be $119. I use it a lot so I guess the free shipping is worth it & Amazon video but I won’t pay much more than $119 a yr. https://t.co/zAeMgwKcU9
— Heather💙🐏 (@Furrville2) April 26, 2018