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Amazon Prime question

31cruzan31cruzan Registered User Posts: 63 Junior Member
edited August 2016 in Prep School Parents

This is our first year. Boarding school newbie. I see a number of posters mentioning getting an Amazon Prime account. Just wondering why. Can't kids get what they need from school store or in the local town (my son's school has a grocery store and pharmacy within walking distance)? Is it a convenience thing?

Replies to: Amazon Prime question

  • gusmom2000gusmom2000 Registered User Posts: 256 Junior Member
    At my kid's school, the campus store is very limited on what they have. He never leaves campus during the week (there just isn't time) and on the weekends there are always better activities happening than going to target. It's easier for him to text me that he needs something, or just order it himself. Shipping is free (most of the time), prices are less, and he gets mail that way. Also, since they aren't allowed TV in the rooms, when he does have a little down time, is gives him access some movies and shows that he likes.
  • mommabear67mommabear67 Registered User Posts: 165 Junior Member
    my college D opened up a amazon prime account with her student email account, which gave her 6 months free, then a discounted student rate thereafter. She can get textbooks cheaper sometimes, also, if the bookstore needs to order something for her, she can order it herself on amazon and most times get it faster. it also comes in handy for her to order things she needs for her dorm...
  • SculptorDadSculptorDad Registered User Posts: 2,321 Senior Member
    " Can't kids get what they need from school store or in the local town "

    Local town seems to have one gifts import store. And the school bookstore some basic supplies. So it's a necessity I think.
  • youceeyoucee Registered User Posts: 1,266 Senior Member
    You can use a college student's .edu address to qualify for Student Prime on the parent's existing account too. We didn't have to change any login information to qualify for Student Prime. It's great to get things shipped quickly to an Amazon Locker on or near campus.
  • PetulaClarkPetulaClark Registered User Posts: 630 Member
    Books, dental floss, walnuts, shoes, computer mouse, vacuum cleaner, replacement drawer for refrigerator....I do oer a hundred orders a year on Amazon Prime. It's almost always cheaper and has the widest selection. Also, very simple returns. So it is convenient and cheaper. I was not familiar with Student Prime but will check into that next year when D17 is in college OOS..
  • doschicosdoschicos Registered User Posts: 19,485 Senior Member
    Cheaper, more selection, easy of getting things with a busy schedule and little downtime, plus who doesn't like get a package slip in their mailbox? :)
  • AlbionGirlAlbionGirl Registered User Posts: 884 Member
    You might also avoid state sales tax with an Amazon order. This can be a significant savings.
  • 31cruzan31cruzan Registered User Posts: 63 Junior Member
    Thanks everyone! I'll set one up for our DS.
  • gusmom2000gusmom2000 Registered User Posts: 256 Junior Member
    Not directly related to the BS prime situation, but I am IN LOVE with Dash buttons. I'm super lazy, and I have them all over my house. Running low on kitty litter? press the button. in two days, it's on my doorstep. I could probably get an easy mac one for the boy at school...
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