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  1. Shilpi Roy
    January 23, 2013

    Two day shipping free is like a jackpot for any seller as well as buyer. I am too addicted to Amazon. Its an online store which I love to explore.

  2. Megan
    January 23, 2013

    What a shame that they don’t provide the same services to Canadians – there really ought to be some difference in the price if the service is so much less. The problem with being a smaller market – it crops up again and again. Annoying if understandable.

    • Teacher Man
      January 23, 2013

      Ya, I don’t want to trash Amazon too much since I am addicted and love the accountability they have at that place. It’s just not quite as good a deal as in the States.

  3. CF
    January 23, 2013

    When I read the title I was so excited! I order from amazon sporadically But the streaming content is what I want. Disappointing that it’s not available in Canada.

    • Teacher Man
      January 23, 2013

      I know! I’m an Amazon geek too, and was sad that we only get part of the service. Oh well, maybe in a couple of years or so.

  4. Rob
    January 24, 2013

    I love Amazon (I live in Spain so I have access to all of Amazon Europe and prices vary enough to justify the effort. But I do order from Amazon.ca once on a while and what I don’t understand why CDN products carry a 100% or more premium on the same thing ordered from the US. if you plan it carefully I would order everything to your Hotel when your in the states

    • Teacher Man
      January 24, 2013

      There are actually some businesses all along the border in Canada that will allow you to ship to them and then pick up your package for a small fee per-item Rob. I myself have family close to the border, so that isn’t a big deal, but I know a lot of people that make liberal use of these businesses.

  5. BeachBoy
    January 25, 2013

    I order over $5k a year on amazon.com (probably closer to $10k this year with baby on the way) and even shipping to the US, price is not worth it.
    1- do you REALLY need 2 day shipping?
    2- MANY items are not “prime” so you don’t get the fast shipping anyway… I order everything online from furniture to dog toys…
    3- Prime in the US could be worth it if you watch their movies, rent their books, etc.. but for me, as being part time US (every weekend), I can’t enjoy their streaming in Canada.. so it’s not really useful.

    So if Prime is not even that useful in the US, I don’t see it being useful in Canada for now.

    • Teacher Man
      January 25, 2013

      This is pretty much what I came to as well BB. IF you want to pay for the luxury of 2-day shipping it’s fine, but just realize it’s not really a frugal decision in terms of value. Ten Thou a year on Amazon eh? Do you use their specific credit card then?

      • BeachBoy
        January 30, 2013

        Yes I have a US Amazon rewards card.. 3x point son amazon purchases and a nice $3k limit. Plus it’s a true US credit card.

  6. Michael Black
    February 2, 2013

    Another disadvantage for Canadian Amazon customers is the narrow selection of merchandise offered in Canada. For instance, if I resided in the states, I’d be regularly ordering many small food items that qualify for free Prime shipping. (Think Grocery Gateway with free delivery.) But as a Canadian, I only order about once a month from Canuck Amazon. $79 a year for NO streamed movies and NO e-books is a rip-off.

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