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  1. Chrisoldinho

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    Sounded like a good deal to me so thought I would post it here...

    Amazon are running a service called Amazon Prime which they charge £45+ per year for, and provide free postage for any item at any cost.

    Well, if you sign up to it (at the click of a button) you get a 30 day trial, and a no quibble cancellation.

    Here's the trick. Sign up to Amazon Prime when going through the checkout. Get free P&P on your item.

    Once your item has been paid for, go to your account management and look down the page for subscriptions. Simply cancel the Amazon Prime service.

    You will still benefit from free P&P but won't have to pay £45 in 30 days.

    I am also lead to believe that even if you do cancel it, you still get the 30 day trial from the date you sign up to it. Meaning for 30 days you get free P&P no matter what. I haven't checked this bit but the way it is worded leads you to believe this is very much the case.

    Happy shopping!

    Chris.
     
  2. Dave

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    Yep, you can sign up for it, cancel straight away and still receive the postage discount for the trial period.
     
  3. Marky1973

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    Yep, did that last year, you can check back in your account for prime and click a box that confirms you do not want to carry on after the free period - or something like that - at least it was when I used it - so you don't need to worry about being caught out when the free bit ends.
     
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    I used the same offer at the end of last year; great for free next-day delivery on some Christmas gifts.
     
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    just remember to cancel before the 30 days or you'll get stung!
     
  6. Marky1973

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    As I said I am sure there is a button you can click that will signify you desire not to automatically continue with Prime at the end of the trial period and its associated charges - so just remember to do that as soon as you have signed up and you should be okay.......especially if you are likely to forget like I would!:D

    this is unless it has changed
     
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    I have to admit and was reminded when I received a mail stating the money had been taken. I contacted the c/s address and explained I didn't want the service and was refunded instantly. :)
     
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    Same here - can't fault their customer service!
     
  9. xit2050

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    I wonder why they offer this to non-UK residents. :confused::confused::confused:
    I tried it and it changes nothing, I'm still charged for shipping.

    :thumbsdow
     
  10. Jas H

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    Good deal, but why bother when almost everything is free shipping anyway?
    (Seems like Amazon standard free shipping is now on orders over £5 :thumbsup: )


    I presume the Prime free shipping doesn't extend to Marketplace sellers?
     
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    Prime is next day delivery as standard. Normal shipping isn't. :)
     
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    Not for us on the mainland it isn't.
     

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