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A word of warning for non-Prime Amazon users- #4536474
10/07/17 06:48 PM
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bullwinkle Offline OP
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I just busted them for attempting to sign me up for monthly Prime membership without my consent, canceled my account. Keep a close eye on your CC statements, I can't believe this is an isolated occurrence.


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Re: A word of warning for non-Prime Amazon users- [Re: bullwinkle] #4536481
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You sure you didn't press the wrong button, notice during checkout they put that Shilling for Prime in your face.

Re: A word of warning for non-Prime Amazon users- [Re: bullwinkle] #4536488
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They didn't do it out of the blue. You clicked on something.

Re: A word of warning for non-Prime Amazon users- [Re: Vern_in_IL] #4536492
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Originally Posted By: Vern_in_IL
You sure you didn't press the wrong button, notice during checkout they put that Shilling for Prime in your face.


Yep, be careful when checking out. Another BITOG member also complained thus happened to him.

Re: A word of warning for non-Prime Amazon users- [Re: bullwinkle] #4536533
10/07/17 07:59 PM
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I have Prime and my family has used it enough to justify the membership cost....for now.


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Re: A word of warning for non-Prime Amazon users- [Re: bullwinkle] #4536539
10/07/17 08:05 PM
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Was it a preselected option during a checkout, like how some places "conveniently" have you with the highest charge shipping as the default?


Plain, simple Garak.

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Re: A word of warning for non-Prime Amazon users- [Re: bullwinkle] #4536559
10/07/17 08:22 PM
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I was the one who complained about it. I think what they do is automatically have you set for free shipping with prime and if you aren't paying attention you get setup for a 30 day free trial. I just make sure the prime membership option isn't selected before and after I buy something.


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Re: A word of warning for non-Prime Amazon users- [Re: pbm] #4536604
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Originally Posted By: pbm
I have Prime and my family has used it enough to justify the membership cost....for now.


Yep, share it around....


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Re: A word of warning for non-Prime Amazon users- [Re: bullwinkle] #4536650
10/07/17 10:06 PM
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so worth it for me as well. their online video and movie database is really good also. saves me almost 70$ per month over cable with that and netflix.


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Re: A word of warning for non-Prime Amazon users- [Re: bullwinkle] #4536691
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Same here, they automatically charged me before the free trial was over. You have to watch them, they are sneaky.


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Re: A word of warning for non-Prime Amazon users- [Re: bullwinkle] #4536692
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Originally Posted By: bullwinkle
I just busted them for attempting to sign me up for monthly Prime membership without my consent, canceled my account. Keep a close eye on your CC statements, I can't believe this is an isolated occurrence.


"cancelled my account"

I bet you'll be back and be another happy customer when you are more careful and learn exactly how to handle your account. Amazon didn't get to be a large success by shady business practices. Offers to upgrade, suggestive selling............. Sure, everyone does that. Just take your time, read the details before your final click.

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Re: A word of warning for non-Prime Amazon users- [Re: bullwinkle] #4536818
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Amazon is the Borg Collective of retail . . .

Resistance is Futile.



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Re: A word of warning for non-Prime Amazon users- [Re: bullwinkle] #4536822
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Originally Posted By: bullwinkle
I just busted them for attempting to sign me up for monthly Prime membership without my consent, canceled my account. Keep a close eye on your CC statements, I can't believe this is an isolated occurrence.


That will learn 'em...nothing like biting off your nose to spite your face grin


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Re: A word of warning for non-Prime Amazon users- [Re: ArcticDriver] #4536858
10/08/17 07:03 AM
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Originally Posted By: ArcticDriver
Originally Posted By: bullwinkle
I just busted them for attempting to sign me up for monthly Prime membership without my consent, canceled my account. Keep a close eye on your CC statements, I can't believe this is an isolated occurrence.


That will learn 'em...nothing like biting off your nose to spite your face grin


In the OP's case, it's seems more like fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.
The OP has exhibited the good sense not to be fooled twice.


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Re: A word of warning for non-Prime Amazon users- [Re: bullwinkle] #4536910
10/08/17 08:11 AM
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I accidentally did this once myself. Amazon sent an automated email welcoming me to Prime. I immediately canceled. Since the first 30 days were free I did have Prime for that time period. Might be worth taking advantage of this if you wanted a bunch of stuff that would normally have shipping charged. The last thing I bought from Amazon was an electric lawn mower which qualified for free shipping anyway.

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