Are you an Amazon shopper?

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How often do you shop on Amazon.com?

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If you shop on Amazon, are you a Prime member?

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I buy a LOT of stuff from Amazon.  Lately, it's been stuff to organize my home:  Undersink shelving, lid holders,  pan racks, silverware holders, etc.  Things that I have either A. Good intentions of using, but never get around to implementing or B. Items that just DON'T FIT for one reason or another (usually because I didn't measure a space correctly!)  So I also have been doing a lot of Amazon RETURNS lately!  lol

That being said, I am a Prime member.  The free shipping is "the ****" and ultra-convenient and save me a ton of money.  Lori Wulff, thanks for the tip about SNAP and your Prime membership.   I wonder if they'd refund me the difference?  What do you think?  Hmmm!

Also, fellow PHer's, there's this site called GROUPON that's really good.  It has some GREAT deals, and I ALWAYS do the majority of my Christmas shopping on there.  Sadly, though, the shipping ISN'T free!  (Well, except for during the holiday season!)

There are a lot of things I like about Amazon, but you have to be careful when you buy items from China.  It is not always easy to find out where an item is from before you purchase it.  I had a problem with black leggings.  I got my money back, and they let me keep the leggings.  The leggings dye attached itself to my skin and my toilet seat.  Every time I wear those leggings my legs turn gray.  Thus, there are some things you really have to be careful with.

I was shopping for a specific item and went to several local stores before I realized that all I had to do was shop @ Amazon/smile Prime and I’d have it delivered in a day or two. No fighting the traffic & crowds!

Hello,  I am a Amazon prime member and i just found out about a new program that they offer.  Amazon Prime membership fee is $13.99.  I learned that if you receive Snap benefits or on Medcaid you can get membership fee for only $5.99.  You go to settings in your account and apply there.  Hope this is useful!!

 

 

I was an AP member for several years. I typically ordered a few times per month on average. I have always been passionate about supporting local/small businesses and decided that I needed to "put my money where my mouth is". I went cold turkey about a year ago, cancelled my membership and wish I had done it sooner!

I shop for good deals. I am a prime member, so I enjoy the savings plus the fast delivery to my door & saving on gas plus the hassle of going out to a store, waiting in line & packing my purchases in the car, carrying them up the stairs, etc.

I use Amazon for personal purchases as well as work related items. I love the free shipping with Prime. 

I really like shopping at Amazon and have even let some of my grandchildren pick out what they want for Christmas by giving them a dollar amount to shop with. It is amazing to me what they have picked. I use it for hard to get items that cost less on Amazon. I am not a prime member.

CassieMcG posted:

I compare prices and Amazon is not usually the cheapest for daily items. I usually use it for hard to find or specialty items.

@CassieMcG  They do have some great hard to find items.  Their add-on items are a decent price, but some of the other products can be high.

I peruse Amazon for everything that I would normally buy at a store and compare prices. I usually find that I save money with Amazon and have been a Prime member for years. Love the fast free shipping. Amazon has changed my lifestyle. 

I shop at Amazon very frequently. I am always checking out things I want or need and finding many new product and brands.

For many things I prefer to touch and see what I'm purchasing and unfortunately have to watch my budget to the penny. Therefore my purchases are for food and I'm stuck to that.

I always shop at Amazon first. They usually have what I want at the price I want. I can get delivered to my door in 2 days. I like being able to read reviews and they help me make up my mind on whether to purchase a certain product online or at a brick and mortar store.

Like to shop at Amazon to save time & money going from store to store to find what I want in the size I need etc:  if I can find it online it will arrive at my door in 2-3 days.  

I shop amazon more as needed.  Sometimes it two months in a row, then may skip a month or two.  I would say my answer, if it didn't ask for multiple choice, would have been 6/7 months out of 12.

We used to shop on Amazon a lot more but as we have started doing more in depth cost comparisons we have found that we can often get things for a much better price on either Walmart.com or Samsclub.com.     Thus we are doing much less shopping on Amazon now.

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Megs posted:

Love Amazon, I shop often for all sorts of things, movies, things for my dogs ie toys, collars,  supplements,  books movies plus!! I bargain shop and I try to get the most for my money, I do have prime, I use that as much as I can.

what kind of dogs do you have? I have two dogs one chow mix and one wirehaired terrier.

golden retriever and a german shepherd puppy

 

Brooke Fletcher posted:

I use Keepa, a plugin for Amazon that allows me to see the price history of an item and set alerts for when a product drops to the price I'm willing to pay for it. Easy to use and super helpful! 

That is a smart way to shop Amazon as the prices do tend to change frequently depending on the season. Thanks for sharing this great resource!

I have been a Prime member for several years now. I really like how simple it is to order things and get them to your door in 2 days or less.

More recently, I have been using Amazon a little bit less. Partly because I am focusing on paying off debt and saving money but also because the prices on Amazon can sometimes be much higher than just purchasing locally on some items.

Especially the more I have explored actually selling stuff on Amazon, I have begun to realize how much more people are actually willing to pay for the convenience!

If my household needs something, Amazon is the first place I check.  They are not always the most resonable but with Prime, I receive orders very quickly.  I also use the Subscribe & Save feature.  Savings on everyday items are substantial

Amazon is the only way to shop. Aside from carrying such a large selection of items, actually anything you can think of, their customer service is outstanding. 

Megs posted:

Love Amazon, I shop often for all sorts of things, movies, things for my dogs ie toys, collars,  supplements,  books movies plus!! I bargain shop and I try to get the most for my money, I do have prime, I use that as much as I can.

what kind of dogs do you have? I have two dogs one chow mix and one wirehaired terrier.

Love Amazon, I shop often for all sorts of things, movies, things for my dogs ie toys, collars,  supplements,  books movies plus!! I bargain shop and I try to get the most for my money, I do have prime, I use that as much as I can.

Nicole posted:

We have purchased camping items such as cast iron frying pan, gas fire bowl & RV parts from Amazon, as well as some car & truck parts.  I use gift cards that I earn from Swagbucks & other survey sites to purchase the items.  

I have heard an awful lot about gift cards @Nicole. Many people are talking about them, perhaps something I should place on my curious "to do" list. 

Brandi posted:

I don’t shop on amazon enough for this survey

Me neither @Brandi. I did decide to take the survey none the less. I think they may also be aiming at establishing how many members do purchase on Amazon. So you're more than welcome to complete the survey if you so choose. 

Brooke Fletcher posted:

I use Keepa, a plugin for Amazon that allows me to see the price history of an item and set alerts for when a product drops to the price I'm willing to pay for it. Easy to use and super helpful! 

Great advice, thanks for sharing @Brooke Fletcher. Plugins are really great tools along with a few Chrome and Firefox extensions. Using many plugins myself.

I don't really shop on Amazon @Briana. I have however had some book sales through bookstores like Amazon, Kobo, Google Play and iTunes. I normally publish through BookRix. 

My online shopping consist more of stuff like hosting, training programs and memberships to collect knowledge. Driven by my curiosity (or rather fascination) around the method of generating a passive online income. 

I use Keepa, a plugin for Amazon that allows me to see the price history of an item and set alerts for when a product drops to the price I'm willing to pay for it. Easy to use and super helpful! 

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We have purchased camping items such as cast iron frying pan, gas fire bowl & RV parts from Amazon, as well as some car & truck parts.  I use gift cards that I earn from Swagbucks & other survey sites to purchase the items.  

I compare prices and Amazon is not usually the cheapest for daily items. I usually use it for hard to find or specialty items.

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