Amazon Prime Days have been announced and I don't think I'm going to be taking part.

Yes, Amazon Prime will thrust deal after deal in your face for a mere 48 hours on October 13 and 14. I'm not sold this year, though.

Hear me out on this. When they pandemic hit I had already paid for my annual Amazon Prime subscription. Some of us depend on the perks it comes along with, such as faster shipping on items we desperately need.

For at least four to five months, packages that were "prime" still took weeks to show up at my doorstep and a couple of times they ended up at a neighbor's doorstep.

This came with some frustration, as you can imagine; many of us working from home couldn't do many of the functions we needed to without some of the items we ordered and expected to arrive in days, not weeks.

I still question the true perk of paying for Prime. Many of the items I want or need are still not available with Prime.

I also think that Amazon should give subscribers some incentive to renew or at least refund us some of our fees.

I'm an understanding dude, so I get all the challenges that Amazon faced. I also know they still made lots and lots of money while we waited for our packages longer than what we paid for.

I think I'll shift more of my spending to local and maybe some other shipping company during Prime Days.

What are your thoughts? Do you think you will be doing lots of shopping on Amazon Prime Days this year?

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