GREENSBORO, NC -- On-line shopping is convenient but paying for the shipping can be the downside.
Since Amazon has upped it's free super-saver shipping total to $35 you may be thinking: is Amazon Prime worth it now?
Amazon Prime is $79 a year. The buying features includes free two-day shipping on too many items to count and no minimum order size. The media features include unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows and Kindle books you can read for free.
Lifehacker recently made an "is it worth it" list.
When it comes to shopping and shipping alone it breaks down.
Amazon Prime is worth it if:
*You purchase items from Amazon 10 to 20 times a year
*Your average purchase is under $35 and you find yourself adding stuff on many times to get free shipping.
*You care about getting stuff in less than a week.
You can always try Amazon Prime for free for 30 days.
Lifehacker has a very detailed breakdown-- even going so far as to what you would spend and save if you bought a pair of shoes, versus a book once a month versus 6-months worth of toothpaste.