After being with Amazon for many years it seems the giant is going to slay itself soon. Gone are the days of damn near everything being cheaper than retail and with free shipping to boot. Many sellers and especially the Chinese are no longer shipping as much product for Prime fulfillment. This means most items are now priced the same or even cheaper in some cases on eBay.
And on top of all the minor issues Prime is going up in cost. They boot customers who return to many items without saying how much is to much. Customer service is now sourced to India and the selection of goods actually worth buying to save a buck is shrinking by the week. I can barely find what I need without having to wait a week or more for Amazon to actually get new stock.
Plus they want customers to pay a higher premium to be a Prime member but they don't want to offer increased benefits. I used to love/support Amazon and spent so much money there. But I can no longer see that added value in paying to be a customer anymore. If they had the same benefits as Costco for example it would be different. In most cases however even Walmart now has better deals along with dirt cheap shipping.