Amazon prime is trash

There was a time, many years ago, when Prime was the best way to do online shopping. I was a fairly early adopter and had it for many years. As competition entered the market, the offering became less and less valuable. Despite that, ALL my friends and family still have their prime memberships and think I’m weird since I canceled over a year ago. Not even mentioning their employees and anti-union BS and just focusing on their product:

* Nearly every site now offers 2-3 day delivery anyway
* The items are handled terribly and its a crapshoot if you’re going to get already returned garbage
* Products used to be cheaper on Prime, but now they are frequently cheaper when you buy direct
* Prime video has a few good shows, but not enough to be worth
* Twitch Prime/Prime Gaming are OK, but I don’t really need to subscribe to anyone on Twitch and the games they offer are meh at best

The fact that everyone pays for Prime and had relied on it so long is why everyone thinks its so amazing still. Really, it just creates this mental obligation that you won’t shop anywhere else because you already pay for prime so why bother even looking around. I also end up buying less useless shit that I don’t need because, admittedly, they do a pretty damn decent job with recommendations when you do go there to snag an item or two.

Its a waste of $140 a year

Amazon prime is trash