Thursday, July 7, 2011

Amazon Hands me $80

Happy Happy Joy Joy!!!!!
I've been using Amazon for a long time.  A very long time.  My first order with Amazon was in 1997.

I've been an Amazon Prime member for many years.

So when Amazon announced their cloud drive service, I was all over it.  I'm a long-time Amazon junkie (my motto is if you can't buy it from Amazon then it's not worth having...) so I was delighted to see Amazon leverage their awesome cloud infrastructure to deliver storage for all my MP3s and AACs.  I figured that 100GB for $100/year was a reasonable deal.

So I uploaded all my music to the cloud (it took about a week) and was happy to have it there.  I can access it from any web browser or my Android phone.  I use it at work, on the road, at home.  It's nice.  Bare-bones, but nice.

A nice feature that also tempted me was the fact that all new Amazon MP3 purchases would be stored for free.  The old stuff, you'd have to pay to store that, but any new files would be stored at no charge.

Well imagine my surprise when I got an e-mail this morning with a change in policy:

Thanks for your prior purchase of the 100 GB Amazon Cloud Drive storage plan. Beginning today, all paid Cloud Drive storage plans include unlimited space for MP3 and AAC (.m4a) music files at no extra charge for a limited time. Learn more here:

Because your current plan now includes unlimited space for music, we're refunding the difference between the cost of your original Cloud Drive plan of 100 GB and the cost of a current 20 GB plan ($20), which is the least-expensive Cloud Drive plan that includes unlimited space for music. A refund of $80 will be issued to the card originally used for your Amazon Cloud Drive storage plan. Refunds are typically completed within 10 business days and will appear as a credit on your credit card statement.

We hope to see you again soon!


The Amazon MP3 Team
I didn't have to do a thing.  They just grandfathered me into the plan.  I do love me some Amazon!!!!

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