Chelle: Don't buy Prime for the videos, because you still have to pay for most videos.
KentE: I've been very disappointed with the video selection thru Prime
True, the video selection is definitely not a selling point, just something that comes in handy. I forgot to mention that Prime members also get a free Kindle e-book each month. You get to choose 1 of 6 selections for free and the others at a reduced price. I don't think you need a Kindle as you can run the Kindle app on both iOS and Android devices.
The program is called "Kindle First".
Conic_Ellipse: I have been a Prime member since it first came out. It was a lot cheaper back then and all you got was 2-Day shipping (and reduced price 1-day shipping).
And back to the original topic-- yes, I've considered buying one of the Prime unlocked phones, as long as I'm paying for Prime anyway.......
mean: I buy from amazon everyweek! Its worth it. Same day delivery is pretty cool too. I'm also a Prime Fresh member.. so they have me wrapped around their fingers.
doubleOZ: They started to tax for almost all states. So there is no benefit.
They started that for me when they built a distribution center in FL but now there's this:
I bought my Nexus 6 (best phone EVER) from Amazon and they offered the usual Prime 30 day trial. I tried but just didn't find much that couldn't be found elsewhere. The only difference would be the faster shipping. But for me the bottom line is the bottom line. All things being equal it always comes down to price for the frugal.
Even though this is about Amazon, I'm surprised no mention here of eBay. They're always on my comparison list with most vendors offering free shipping. I sometimes opt for offshore shipping (China) for a much lower price if it's for say a spare item that I know I'll use down the line. Like everything in life, everyone has their own preferences and requirements. Just look at the ever expanding number of cell carriers that appear on this R+ forum list (thanks R+ for keeping it open).