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[Amazon Canada] Prime Members* Free 3 Month Trial of Amazon Audible Books Membership plus 3 free audible books!

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why only 1 credit per month?
i'll try the 3 months, but at $14.95 a month it's a bit pricey for my liking.

Thank OP.
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tonedcarrot wrote:
Sep 18th, 2017 5:28 pm
why only 1 credit per month?
i'll try the 3 months, but at $14.95 a month it's a bit pricey for my liking.

Thank OP.
I never quite understood the pricing of this. Why is it so high? I could see if it was like gamefly, only allowing one book at a time, but you can't even switch it out.
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tflionsfan wrote:
Sep 18th, 2017 7:23 pm
I never quite understood the pricing of this. Why is it so high? I could see if it was like gamefly, only allowing one book at a time, but you can't even switch it out.
I suspect the market for audiobooks is smaller than for games or movies. Consider the price of books, then consider all of the additional work that goes into creating an audiobook. I'm guessing the voice performers don't come cheaply. When a person uses Netflix, Gamely, etc., they are essentially "renting" a product. A person must have a constant internet connection for Gamely. Netflix permits short-term retention of some content, only as long as the Netflix subscription is maintained.

With audiobooks, as with electronic books like Kindle or iBooks the consumer buys the product. The consumer can enjoy it without constant internet access. Even after a user ends participation in Kindle or iBooks, the consumer retains the product.

As far as value from Audible Canada, consider the prices for purchases in the US in US dollars.

https://audiobookstore.com/audiobooks/dr-death-2.aspx

Of course, many electronic books and audiobooks can be "rented" without charge from public libraries. I think public libraries are not only a hallmark of liberal, progressive societies, they are also one of the best values n public services.

So people can pay a modest fee to purchase items, or "rent" them free at public libraries.
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Wow thank you OP! I was about to pay for it literally this morning commute
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I'm a prime member and only received 1 month with 2 audio books what am I missing?
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Sweet, it worked with my US Audible account. Been taking advantage of these types of offers for 5+ years now. I'm glad they opened this up in Canada, as US Amazon has been getting stingy with these types of offers.

EDIT: It's not allowing me to get the free Handmaid's Tale book, though.
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CDN$ 14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.
QUEBEC RESIDENTS: Click here for your free month of Audible!

So only 30 days for QC residents?Face With Tears Of Joy
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OrangeBerry wrote:
Sep 18th, 2017 11:24 pm
I'm a prime member and only received 1 month with 2 audio books what am I missing?
I see it's only 1-month free trial as well, probably it's targeted?
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cool! now I get an audio copy of hillary clintons book. I'm thinking it has to be the best unmedicated sedative ever! being free, its definitely cheaper!!! my review prediction - 1 star for book review, 5 stars as tranquilizer Face With Stuck-out Tongue And Tightly-closed Eyes

hmmm maybe I know what happened. she needs to market this as an alternative to valium/xanax
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I signed up yesterday - thank you OP and then today went to cancel, reason: to expensive - it gave me a offers 7.95 or 7.45 a month for 3 months. I took it. And I kept my books from yesterday. Thanks again OP
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Do you have to maintain your prime membership to continue this audible promotion? Mine is expiring and I don't want to renew prime but I just signed up for this promo before I ended prime.
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Alekxqin wrote:
Sep 18th, 2017 11:28 pm
CDN$ 14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.
QUEBEC RESIDENTS: Click here for your free month of Audible!

So only 30 days for QC residents?Face With Tears Of Joy
Actually I think us QC folks get the shaft again for this one, we only get the free 3 months AFTER we susbcribe for 14.95. I'm not sure why its different for us each time.

EDIT: Found it

Section 230 of Quebec's consumer protection act:
No merchant, manufacturer or advertiser may, by any means whatever,
(a) charge any sum whatever for any goods or services that he has sent or rendered to a consumer without the consumer having ordered them;
(b) give any reason as a pretext for soliciting the sale of goods or the provision of services;
(c) require that a consumer to whom he has provided services or goods free of charge or at a reduced price for a fixed period send a notice at the end of that period indicating that the consumer does not wish to obtain the services or goods at the regular price.

Sub-section c is the applicable portion here, which states it's illegal for companies to offer free trials that automatically rebill at the end of the trial period.
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milhaus wrote:
Sep 18th, 2017 4:43 am
Or maybe books are slightly different than movies/TV. If you’re complaining, just use overdrive and your public library.
Its not just books (or audio books in this case) Even Walmart is struggling online against Amazon.

All these chains going belly up, Sears and Kmart soon to be as well, Target Canada gone and just today Toys R Us filing for bankruptcy.

If Amazon has the lowest price we're kinda screwed as customers (which doesn't happen a lot for Amazon Canada) but if any other chain can match their price they'll get my business just to keep completion afloat and prices competitive.
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NG wrote:
Sep 20th, 2017 1:51 am
Its not just books (or audio books in this case) Even Walmart is struggling online against Amazon.

All these chains going belly up, Sears and Kmart soon to be as well, Target Canada gone and just today Toys R Us filing for bankruptcy.

If Amazon has the lowest price we're kinda screwed as customers (which doesn't happen a lot for Amazon Canada) but if any other chain can match their price they'll get my business just to keep completion afloat and prices competitive.
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If prices are the same go elsewhere IMO
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