Amazon Prime price increase to $99 a year

I received this in my inbox this morning:

We are writing to provide you advance notice that the price of your Prime membership will be increasing. The annual rate will be $99 when your membership renews on August 28, 2014.

Even as fuel and transportation costs have increased, the price of Prime has remained the same for nine years. Since 2005, the number of items eligible for unlimited free Two-Day Shipping has grown from one million to over 20 million. We also added unlimited access to over 40,000 movies and TV episodes with Prime Instant Video and a selection of over 500,000 books to borrow from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library. 

For more information about your Prime membership, visit our Prime membership page at

The Amazon Prime Team

The price increase is understandable, but I will miss that nice $79 price point! 🙁

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