To me, Amazon Prime was like the guy you aren’t interested in that begs you to give him a chance, you finally relent give him a chance and you still aren’t crazy about him, but you eventually fall in love with him.
The free books were what I found appealing conceptually but Amazon just doesn’t get people who really read ( which is a rant for another day )…being able to borrow ONE book a month is nothing and the word PRIME next to a book is usually code for SUCKS ( or at least mediocre ). So I almost cancelled.
Then I got the Roku box and the free streaming videos which I pretty much love, they have a good selection of yoga/workout routines as well as TV shows and movies.
But the two day shipping has been transformative. One-- it’s truly 2 day shipping – if I order something on Friday I get it Sunday. I use it a lot for small items that are a pain to pick up in stores and inexpensive enough that they are prohibitive to ship. In past month I’ve used prime to buy ( 1 item per order )
An $11 computer power adaptor
a $8 yoga strap
a $14 dollar screwdriver
a $10 flash drive
a $15 bottle of vitamins
a $10 3pack of scissors
It has totally changed the way I shop. I can’t imagine giving it up over 20 bucks a year.