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Acampingwewillgo

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skyhammer wrote:

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Bill.Satellite wrote:

Wow, so many haters. There are just too many folks afraid of a technology they don't understand.
I believe you can disconnect the accounts as mentioned above. You can also deregister the device from your account (or your husband"s or son's). You can also separate your accounts as being shared Prime accounts but each of you would have to pay the annual Prime fee instead of you both being on the same account.


Not at all afraid of technology but concerned about people listening that shouldn't be.

I don't even have Amazon Prime. Cannot see paying a fee for expedited shipping. If I want / need something now, I go to a brick and mortar store and buy it.

People need to start being more patient and waiting for a product to arrive. Not one of those need it now people, I plan ahead.


Amazon Prime is not just about faster shipping. Prime more than pays for itself with free shipping alone.It doesn't take long to get your money back from shipping costs alone. Add in all the other prime features such as steaming TV, books, music etc., Prime is a bargain.
Of course if you like to pay more to get less, Prime is not for you.


Absolutely agree, if it was just about shipping, someone might have a argument but "Prime" is so much more although I do Love the shipping too. I hate to admit it, but its great sitting here in my chair and ordering some obscure item I don't really need and getting it the next day. With that being said, most times Amazon is very competitive price wise, I still do my due diligence with price checking and just for one example, the "Marcell" temp device for monitoring temp's inside an RV(a dog persons device) manufacturer was a good 30 bucks less than Amazon.


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SidecarFlip wrote:


I don't even have Amazon Prime. Cannot see paying a fee for expedited shipping. If I want / need something now, I go to a brick and mortar store and buy it.

People need to start being more patient and waiting for a product to arrive. Not one of those need it now people, I plan ahead.


Personal choice, but my time is worth something, isn't yours? Driving to the store that "might" have what I need, waiting in line, etc. And if they don't have what I need I have to drive somewhere else. Dealing with traffic and stupid people. Then there is the cost of gas and wear and tear on my vehicles. I save far more than the cost of the annual Prime membership and it's generally a hassle free experience.


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I have a Dot and a FireTV device. I have Prime as well (really important as a full timer as you don't know how long you will be at your current location). Am I at all concerned that Amazon is tracking me for illicit purposes? Not at all! Seriously, what is Amazon going to learn about me that's going to have a negative effect on my life. If you don't like folks tracking your business then you need to get rid of your CC's, drop all shopping cards, stop using the internet on every device and likely some stuff I have forgotten. Oh yeah, don't go out in public either as your every movement is being recorded on cameras on nearly every corner. If you don't believe that, where do you think the news gets all of that video footage?


What I post is my 2 cents and nothing more. Please don't read anything into my post that's not there. If you disagree, that's OK.
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Campfire Time wrote:

Personal choice, but my time is worth something, isn't yours? Driving to the store that "might" have what I need, waiting in line, etc. And if they don't have what I need I have to drive somewhere else. Dealing with traffic and stupid people. Then there is the cost of gas and wear and tear on my vehicles. I save far more than the cost of the annual Prime membership and it's generally a hassle free experience.

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I think folks are answering 2 different questions. Prime is a good thing for many people. I have been a member before and see it could be good for many people, although many times better prices and free shipping can be found elsewhere.

Now, Alexa I have no use for, at least for me. You can have one and not the other unless things have changed recently.

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I have Alexa set to remind me to take my meds in the evening @ 8:00. Can’t tell you how many times she’s saved me.



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BillyBob Jim wrote:

... You just have to be smarter than the device and take the time to research it out. Most do not make it easy, but those settings are there.


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K Charles wrote:

Turn off the "Drop In" permission.


This is it.

We "Drop In" on our son's family and we never hear anything till one of them answers us. They after their initial "acceptance", then we hear everyone in the room.


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Bill.Satellite wrote:

Wow, so many haters............


Makes you wonder what these people talk about that they worry so much about someone listening to them. You could bug my house and never hear us talk about where we buried the bodies. Even if I had one with a camera, I wouldn't care. I'd put one in the bathroom. If someone wanted to watch me taking a shower, they're stupid. I'm over 50, I don't workout and am on the "fat" side in "places". Now I don't think I'm ugly or anything but I ain't going to make a living showering on the internet.

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Bill.Satellite wrote:

Wow, so many haters............


Makes you wonder what these people talk about that they worry so much about someone listening to them. You could bug my house and never hear us talk about where we buried the bodies. Even if I had one with a camera, I wouldn't care. I'd put one in the bathroom. If someone wanted to watch me taking a shower, they're stupid. I'm over 50, I don't workout and am on the "fat" side in "places". Now I don't think I'm ugly or anything but I ain't going to make a living showering on the internet.

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