After a year of unmasking Amazon workers, privacy-infringing products and huge tax spending from government, some people protest their Amazon Prime membership in protest.
But boycotting one of the features of a company that has a peak in every corner and corner of your online life will not do much to make Amazon really hurt. Amazon Web Services is the main backbone of the Internet and is totally impossible to avoid. Prepaid subscriptions cost $ 12.99 a month. Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world and has more money than God. In 2017, Amazon accounted for 44 percent of all US e-commerce sales.
You will never set Amazon's profit by abolishing Prime. It's much more fun – and more likely, more efficient – to be grainy in the mirrors. That's why I'm going to never pay for Prime and use free tests forever.
I've been doing it for years, and on the way to refining this disgrace I have been fucked once or twice to learn from my mistakes.
Step 1: Open a new email account
You may have already used your daily trial email in the Prime trial, which means you can not use it again to get a new free trial. Open your favorite e-mail service – Yahoo, AOL, MSN – and start a new address. I avoid burning Gmail because I used Google products for a lot of things and that could be confusing. Do not use one of those fake e-mail address services (such as Email Fake or Guerrilla Mail) that do not really allow you to access a secure mailbox because you will actually need to use this clipboard to validate the trial version and validate order updates.
Note: Most email providers will limit the number of accounts you can open with the same phone number. Since you will attach this email and any Amazon account to your credit card details, you may also want to allow two-factor authentication. If you want to be extremely safe, you can buy a cheap prepaid phone and use this number to receive text codes 2fa.
When you hit the ceiling, move to the next e-mail client. There are hundreds. One day, if I live for hundreds of years, I'll run out of e-mail clients. But it's like thinking about the heat of death of the universe: I do not.
Step 2: Get the password manager
This is the crucial part of the game. Do not go over it. Take it from me – you'll want an easy way to keep these login data straight once you've created a few tens. Not only will you need to remember the login information for your Amazon account, but also all the email accounts of your recorder.
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Use Lastpass or Password Manager if you do not already have one. Using Password Manager will also help ensure that your online life is generally safer.
Step 3: Start the test process
Log out of your Amazon account and start a new one with the email address you just created. From there, click Try Prime anywhere on the spot. You will be able to find it, it is everywhere and will never leave you. Continue and try Prime.
It will ask you to add a credit card, but that's fine. We will make sure that Amazon will never charge it for a moment.
At the moment, Amazon does not appear to be strictly enforcing the rules on how many free tests one person can register. Some people in this Reddit thread reported that Amazon stopped their attempts for about 30 registrations. The Amazon Prime Terms of Service do not say you can not continue to download free trials, even though they claim that the company "may terminate your presidency at our sole discretion without prior notice".
I sent Amazon via email to ask if, or how, they are tracking new Prime accounts, and will update if I know.
Step 4: Quit the court
It's time to curl Jeff Bezos. Immediately after the test, go directly to the end of the test.
To do this, go to your account in the top bar, then Prime. It may take a while before you activate the trial version – it is a very slight delay from the moment you log in when these options are available – but then you will see a membership breakdown in the left side panel. At the bottom will be the "End Trial and Benefits" or "Remind me before renewing" link. Remember that you may not be able to check what email address you have logged in so that you want end it does not need to be remembered.
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From here you will be guided by the most unpleasant way I've ever seen. Go carefully and continue by clicking the "Discard Benefits" link, even if the site is trying to get you there.
After several attempts to get you, you get to the page you want to cancel. In the small print you will find that this option will end your membership at the end of one month and you can use the trial benefits until then.
I learned to not get the hard way once. I forgot to end the lawsuit, and found out that I had been accused of being a member of Amazon for months without realizing it-and had no idea which e-mail address was to blame. I had to sign up for every Amazon account and email box (almost everything I forgot about because I do not use Lastpass yet), try to find the culprit and cancel the subscription. Do not be like me, I want you to avoid this error.
Step 5: Live your life
You can enjoy all the benefits of Prime for the next 30 days, free of charge. Sometimes I reminded on my calendar when it's over, so I know when I need to get it back when I need it. But because you've completed the trial just as it started, you do not have to remember, and in fact the site will still remind you that your benefits will end every time you sign up. You probably do not have to repeat this process every 30 days at a point – you can do a new one whenever you need it.
Bonus step: Look inside
Do a little introspection about how often you use Amazon Prime for silly little shit that you could grab in a small local shop. Once, Amazon is likely to change as it checks for new accounts. Maybe today is that day. Until then, you can live fast and die with free transportation.