You can share a Prime membership with another household and I do with my son. That makes the price pretty reasonable especially if you pay for a year plus you get all their video content, a couple of free books every month and free shipping. When I decide to order something from another internet seller I always check Amazon and compare prices. Just last week I got a sale e-mail from a vendor that had a gadget I wanted since my old one had recently given up the ghost. I would have had to pay shipping. I checked Amazon and saved over 25% on the cost even with it on sale from the other vendor. Makes sense to me. In my case just the internet streaming is worth what I pay but I save more than the membership cost from free shipping plus I don't have to drive at least 50 miles to buy it locally which adds up pretty quickly.
I read a great deal and Kindle gives me access to older books by well know authors at reasonable prices in most cases. Used book stores are extinct in my area as are new book stores. Sometimes it requires ordering an actual book but most are available in Kindle format. It also gives me access to a multitude of authors that I would never even know of because they never make a reading list or appear in libraries. Many of them are just as good as any best selling author you will find. I started with Amazon strictly for Kindle and I can keep a huge library of reading in my hand and carry it anywhere. No book cases, no stacks or boxes of books, just one gadget, in my case the 10" fire version which compares in size with a regular hard back book.. I'm not totally dependent on Kindle as I still hit the two closest libraries to me fairly regularly and have three books checked out right now.
Last edited by oldandslow; 12-04-2019 at 01:03 PM.