wiggin wrote: »
I'm not an Amazon hater like many folks here, but this is a pretty stupid move on their part.
dachar wrote: »
I am going off Amazon. A year ago on 25 October they tricked me into taking a months free subscription of Prime. On 25 November it automatically converted into an annual subscription and my debit card was changed. I changed my debit card a month ago. Yesterday Amazon informed me that they would be unable to renew my Prime subscription using my old debit card as it had experienced. So far so good. What shocked me was they then said they planning to search my Amazon records for other registered cards and on 25 November automatically charge the Prime renewal against one of my other registered cards with them. To stop this I have deleted my other bank cards: from Amazon's records.
As others have said, you we're tricked. You were just indignant as a consumer. Amazon gives you plenty of chances to cancel their service and it's fairly easy to do so.
I almost wonder if this isn't more of a tactic to ensure Apple accepts Amazon video apps for the new Apple TV. Did Amazon try to work with Apple to get an Amazon Instant Video channel on the old Apple TV and get summarily rejected by Apple? Perhaps leading Amazon to fear such an app would be rejected by Apple if submitted for the new Apple TV? Pulling Apple TV sales from Amazon after Apple rejects an app might appear retaliatory. Doing it this way now allows them to say it was for compatibility reasons.