to me anyway, Amazon Prime is a hundred a year well spent. Their prices, and the ease of buying used make shopping pretty easy. Free shipping just tops it off. Now they are offering same day shipping - free, at least to my location. Amazing given I'm not in a big city (around 45 minutes from Raleigh. I bought three things today from different vendors and the stock was out of state but on the East Coast. All three are on track for same day arrival And no further need to rub elbows with the walmartians and their equivalents..