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How to cancel Amazon Prime in 2019

A lot of good things come from having an Amazon Prime membership whether it be the free two-day shipping, including access to Prime Video, or additional discounts members get on select products. But if you're not using enough of the perks that come with the membership or you simply want out, you can easily cancel. We'll walk you through each step so you can end your Prime membership right away.

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How to cancel Amazon Prime

  1. From a computer go to (opens in new tab) and hover over the link that says Account & Lists.

  1. A drop-down box will appear. Click Your Prime Membership.

  1. A page will come up detailing your current membership. Click on End Membership and Benefits in the lower left-hand corner.

  1. The following page will try to convince you to stay by telling you how much you've saved on shipping and what benefits you get with Amazon Prime. To finish canceling your membership click End My Benefits in the bottom middle.

Having an Amazon Prime membership makes it easier to get the things you need (or want) in a short amount of time. Memberships start at $13 per month or $119 per year. If you're a student, you can even get a free six-month trial followed by up to four years of membership at half price.

There are plenty of perks including being able to watch Prime Video originals or ensuring that you get what you bought in as little as two days. Still, for some people, membership isn't worth the cost. If you aren't getting as much use out of your membership or are trying to distance yourself from Amazon entirely, it's probably time to cut the cord.

Other ways to buy online

With so many things offered online, it's typical for most people to purchase dozens if not hundreds of items from the web each year. Aside from Amazon, there are plenty of other places where you can find good deals.

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Newegg Premier (opens in new tab) (From $7/mo at Newegg)

Newegg is a particularly good place to look for deals on computers and tech. A Premier membership gets you expedited shipping on select items, exclusive deals, and free rush processing on your orders.

Overstock Club O Membership (opens in new tab) (From $20/yr at Overstock)

When you have a Club O membership, you get 5% back in rewards on every purchase. Shipping and returns are both free. Additionally, you can earn up to $40 in rewards each time you review one of the products you've purchased.

eBay (opens in new tab) (From $5/mo at eBay)

This is a particularly good place to find deals on both used and new items. Subscriptions are used primarily by businesses, but if you're regularly buying and reselling products, a membership might be of interest.

Rebecca Spear is a staff writer for Android Central who loves following the latest tech, drawing with her Wacom, and playing video games. You can find her posting about her pets, art, and video game preferences on Twitter @rrspear.