Amazon Prime

Ten tips for frugal Amazon shoppers

By David Rothman
August 28, 2015 // 1 Comment

No, Amazon isn’t the warmest and fuzziest of companies, as demonstrated by Julia Cheiffetz’s essay, I Had a Baby and Cancer When I Worked at Amazon. This Is My Story. A boycott, however, most likely would not fly. American is too much a part of American life, beyond the fact the company has its [...]

Fire sale! Amazon prices the Fire Phone at practically nothing

By Chris Meadows
August 26, 2015 // 1 Comment

Looking for a cheap smartphone? Amazon has the Fire Phone plus one year of Amazon Prime membership on sale at the ridiculously low price of $130. Consider that you’re paying $99 for the year of Prime, maybe $20 or so for the headphones, charger, and other accessories, and you’re getting an [...]

Amazon defends change to Prime benefits sharing

By Chris Meadows
August 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Amazon PR machine is still going. In response to customers upset about the recent changes to Amazon Prime account benefits—decreasing the number of adults allowed on an account from 4 to 2, and requiring they use the same credit cards—Amazon insisted that the changes were meant to benefit [...]

Amazon narrows household Prime sharing program

By Chris Meadows
August 3, 2015 // 1 Comment

As of the end of July, Amazon has made some significant changes to the way Amazon Prime sharing works across households, Lifehacker reports. Before August 1st, you could share the cheap shipping benefits of Amazon Prime with up to four other adults. Now, the company will limit sharing Prime [...]

Amazon Prime Now same-day delivery works just fine

By Chris Meadows
July 17, 2015 // 1 Comment

Amazon has a same-day delivery service called Amazon Prime Now. You can have items from a specific catalog delivered within two hours at no charge, or within one hour for an extra $7.99. There’s a $15 minimum order. It’s only available in selected cities right now (it just launched in six of [...]

TeleRead Links: Powell’s Bookstore, selling standalone books, Minion Yellow, and more

By Chris Meadows
July 15, 2015 // 4 Comments

Why Powell’s Bookstore Will Outlive the Kindle (Condé Nast Traveler) About half of the books on Powell’s shelves are used, most in very good condition. Loading up on used volumes with friendly prices, then struggling home with a weighty book-filled suitcase, has become somewhat of a tradition [...]

E-reader bargains and others tomorrow at Amazon—and a chance to help TeleRead

By David Rothman
July 14, 2015 // 4 Comments

Below are some of the e-reader bargains and others at Amazon starting at midnight Pacific Time tomorrow, as part of Bargain Wednesday for Prime Members. Links may or may not lead to pages offering discounts, and quantities of discounted items may be limited. But give the linksa shot. They are [...]

Amazon ‘Prime Day’ sale prompts competitor responses

By Chris Meadows
July 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

Update: E-reader bargains and others at Amazon. Tomorrow, Amazon celebrates its 20th anniversary with a “Prime Day” sale, available exclusively to Amazon Prime members. But its competitors aren’t standing idly by. Wal-Mart is launching its own online sale, with over 2,000 items marked down [...]

Amazon Prime Shipping starting to apply to other sites

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
November 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

I didn’t see this coming, although I suppose I should have. Amazon is starting partnerships with other sites to allow Amazon Prime shipping to work there too. It’s only one site, so far: AllSaints, a British retailer, but apparently Amazon is pitching the concept to other retailers. [...]

Amazon releases Prime Instant Video app for non-Fire Android devices

By Chris Meadows
September 9, 2014 // 3 Comments

We and Nate at The Digital Reader have previously written about a workaround for watching Android Prime Instant Video on non-Fire Android devices. Until now, it required installing the Dolphin web browser and a deprecated Flash app, then setting Amazon Streaming Video to use Flash instead of [...]

Amazon Prime streaming video app coming soon to Android, Amazon says

By Chris Meadows
July 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

It might be a bit surprising, but one of our most popular articles here at TeleRead deals not with books but rather with video—in particular, how to use a Flash-enabled web browser to watch Amazon Prime streaming videos on Android devices. Since there’s no native Android player application for [...]

Amazon’s Fire Phone is the smartphone for people who love Amazon

By Chris Meadows
June 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

Well, the Amazon launch event just wrapped, and there are articles covering all the details all over the place. (Here’s a good one at Ars Technica plus our own Juli Monroe wrote one.) The Amazon Fire Phone (what a creative and original name!) is pretty much as expected from all the rumors. It has [...]

Amazon Prime Streaming Music is terrific for Prime subscribers

By Chris Meadows
June 17, 2014 // 6 Comments

Juli gave her review of Amazon Prime Music yesterday. Now I’ll have my say. First of all, as Slate and the Verge point out in their reviews, Amazon Prime Streaming Music is not a Pandora or Spotify killer, and it’s not meant to be. It really isn’t even a new service at all, so much as an [...]

Review of Amazon Prime Music

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
June 16, 2014 // 11 Comments

The timing of the new Amazon offering was ironic because I’d been considering subscribing to a music service. Mostly I’m one of those people who has artists and songs she likes and listens to them over and over. However, sometimes even I get the urge to listen to something different. [...]

Morning Roundup: eBook subscriptions here to stay. Amazon Prime to get streaming music?

By Joanna Cabot
May 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

The eBook Subscription Model is Here to Stay (GoodeReader) Now, ebook subscriptions are growing in popularity, with readers and publishers alike. Everything from short term loans, all-you-can-eat, paywall leveled, freemium, and open access are arriving on the scene, and each has its pros and cons. [...]

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