Amazon engaging in serious talks with major record labels for a streaming music service

By Shawn Knight
Feb 28, 2014
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  1. When news hit early this year that Amazon was contemplating raising the cost of its Prime subscription service, many people were up outraged. Customers have paid a flat rate of $79 per year since the service debuted in 2005 despite...

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  2. BlueDrake

    BlueDrake TS Evangelist Posts: 378   +112

    "Odds are, there are a lot of existing Prime subscribers that don’t even realize they have access to movies and television shows free of charge through the service."

    Could they consider reducing the price, if they stripped out some of the services? I'm sure people would at least want to compromise, but even then $80 a year for basically 2 day shipping is pretty cheap. Especially with all the shipments you could end up doing. Still I'd happily pay that price, if it meant stripping out the streaming services.

    Obviously they can argue, you should be charged more for more options. It's only right that with more options, should come more costs to consumers. So would they likely offer the option of scaling back, is what a lot of customers might start asking as a result.

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