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‘Lion’ (2016) Movie, About Lost Indian Boy, Now Available For Rent, $5.99, On Amazon Video.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access IMDb.com listing for movie.


Click to ENLARGE for proof that we did rent it on Amazon video.


Just giving you a heads up because the RENTAL OPTION for ‘Lion’ seems a bit elusive on Amazon Prime at least for now.

 

We found the rental option via Roku search rather than on Amazon Prime Video.

Glad we did. We did want to watch it.

Great movie BUT I do have some comments that I will write about in a separate post.

Given that Amazon rentals are only valid for 48-hours (once you start watching) we had to end up renting it TWICE — since it took us 2.5 evenings to finish watching it. No big deal. Still cheaper than going to a cinema to see it.

Definitely worth watching. Very moving.


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‘Mr. Church’, The 2016 Movie, Poignant (In A Good Way) And Definitely A Movie For Today’s Times.

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Click image to access IMDb.com listing for movie.


The FULL movie, is available, for FREE,
on YouTube.


Watched in on Amazon Prime a few days ago. Every few weeks, when I have 5-minutes to spare, I browse through the Prime movie library to see what is new.

The description for this movie caught my eye.

It was a very touching and moving movie. A few storyline themes that seem farfetched BUT a great story for today’s troubled times.

IF life really could be this simple and neat.

Heartwarming. Definitely worth watching.

Full movie, supposedly, available on YouTube (see above).


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WARNING: Amazon’s “Prime Photos” Can & Will Lose Photos! I Lost 192 Yesterday.

by Anura Guruge


Do NOT use Amazon’s “Prime Photos” IF you
do NOT want randomly lose photos!

I lost 192 photos yesterday.

Dangerous.

Be AWARE.

You have now been WARNED.


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Yesterday I told you, categorically, that Amazon’s “Prime Photos” was not ready for Prime Time.

That was before I discovered that Amazon had JUST LOST 192 pictures that I had uploaded and even put into two albums.

And that is the really SCARY part.

It allowed me to create two albums using the uploaded pictures.

I, of course, checked the albums when they were created.

Had the right number of pictures and the pictures were there.

Four hours later when I was going through the albums again Amazon said that these two albums were EMPTY — no photos.

That is unacceptable.

Luckily I had not deleted my original photos on my PC.

This is SCARY.

I have stopped using Amazon “Prime Photos”.

Be Aware.

Be very AFRAID.

Stay clear.

Avoid.

And I am an Amazon shareholder. So, I really do want Amazon to do well. I live off my Amazon shares! So when I say don’t use it you should take notice. {SMILE}


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Get A Refund When Amazon Fails To Deliver On Its Prime Two-Day Shipping Promise.

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Let’s just say that I have received $37 back from Amazon, in the last 12 days, for it missing three (3) shipment dates.

I keep assiduous track of all my Amazon shipments and track the packages. IF the package is not delivered, per the promised day — typically because of a USPS screw-up — I call up Amazon at 8:15pm, on the day, and ask for a refund. And they always oblige.

So, stay on top of this. It can be a nice little added discount. {SMILE}.


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Sorry To Say That Amazon’s “Prime Photos” Is Not Ready For Prime Time — By A Long Chalk.

by Anura Guruge


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If you read this blog on a regular basis you will know that I am HUGE fan and customer of Amazon. I, in addition to also publishing most of my recent books through Amazon, happen to be a very happy Amazon shareholder. There is not a day that goes by when Amazon is not a part of my life.

Thus it genuinely grieves me to inform you that ‘Amazon Prime Photos’, at present SUCKS.

It is quite PATHETIC.

What is the main problem. It does NOT have the capacity to handle the load. Basically it is having trouble coping with the user load — especially with Amazon also coping with Black Friday/Cyber Monday traffic.

Hopefully down the road Amazon will fix this. They just need to increase capacity.

‘Amazon Prime Photos’ appears to be based on Snapfish.

Right now it is real difficult to upload photos! Not funny.

I have managed, over 2 days, with MULTIPLE retries to load 3,602 photos. It is so slow and error-prone.


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Amazon’s “Prime Reading” Works & Works Well. Stock Up $10 To All Time High.

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The books did not interest me. I like the feel of real books.

But was willing to try the magazines. Was hoping to get some camera/photography ones. Only one available: “Shutterbug”. But I downloaded 5 magazines for free: Cosmo (which I have always enjoyed reading since way back in the 1970s), the photography one, “Popular Mechanics“, “Consumer Reports” & a car magazine. For “FREE” not bad.

Stock shot up $10 on the news. Now at an all time high!

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From “marketwatch.com”. Click to ENLARGE and admire here.


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50 Free Photo Prints At Amazon TODAY, September 22, 2016.

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Saw this on “Photo Rumor” this morning — since I check them every morning to see what is new and cooking.

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Click to ENLARGE. Link: “photorumors.com”


It, i.e., Promo Code, works.

Bummed CONSIDERABLY that Amazon never notified me of this. I am Amazon Prime …. Not funny.

Amazon Prints is SNAPFISH! Funny since I also have a SnapFish account.

Use this offer today. 

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Click to ENLARGE. It works.


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Amazon 2Q2016 Results, July 28, Just Goldilocks — I Can’t Stop Smiling. Thank YOU, Amazon.

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From “marketwatch.com”. Click to ENLARGE and ADMIRE here.


Not only do I own a fair chunk of Amazon shares, BUT I play options on them on a 4- to 6-week basis to generate INCOME to live on. Yes, it is true that my Amazon holdings are GREATER than the value of our (rather modest and unprepossessing) house and everything else I own! That is one heck of a commitment and bet on Amazon. I can’t tell you WHEN I bought the shares BUT I have now owned them for over 18 months.

And I write options every few weeks. IF the share price went up $120 today I would have had to scramble a BIT — though that would be nothing compared to what I would have made on the stock. This is Goldilocks for I. Stock price nicely UP and my August 19 options will EXPIRE ‘nicely’ …

I guess based on this I really should treat myself to a Nikon D500 and a good lens — and, of course, buy it from Amazon Prime (with a 5% rewards payback).

I wish I could teach you how to play AMZN options. 


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Amazon Delivery Is Running The U.S. Postal System (USPS) Ragged.

by Anura Guruge


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If you are dedicated Amazon shopper, as I am, you will, no doubt, have noticed BIG changes in Amazon’s shipping habits as of December 26, 2015 — yes, the day after Christmas. And this is irrespective of whether you are a Prime Member or not, though Prime Members may have noticed that we went through a couple of months, at the start of 2016, when Amazon was both leary and cute about initially committing to the ‘Shipping Date’ — since 2-day shipping ONLY starts as of when the product was shipped, as opposed to ordered.

The BIGGEST change, and it is very obvious, is that poor UPS, was no longer the preferred carrier. Deliveries by UPS plummeted. However, chatting with my UPS drivers (which I habitually do) we have come to the conclusion that Amazon still uses UPS for all deliveries that contain (fire hazard) Lithium batteries (which means most modern digital cameras).

Much of what was delivered by UPS is now coming via USPS. That is good and bad. The good part is that you now have Saturday deliveries. That is nice. UPS (typically) does not work on Saturdays other than around Christmas.

Heavy stuff is sent via FedEx and they too will deliver on Saturdays.

But handling the UPSURGE in Amazon packages appears to be overwhelming the Postal Service — particularly around here. On Saturday we had TWO (2) USPS deliveries. One at the normal time (~1:30pm) for our usual mail and one small Amazon package. Then our regular postman arrived at 4pm — on a Saturday — with a large ‘ShopVac’ vacuum cleaner we had ordered!

Then today, Monday, we had a delivery at 7am by USPS. 7am! Suffice to say that that was without the other mail. So we had another delivery around 1pm.

It has to be wreaking havoc at the USPS.

My UPS driver just told me (given I had a delivery from ‘Home Depot’) that he saw our regular USPS mailman driving out of the Alton Post Office this morning with a LARGE Amazon package strapped to his ROOF!

This is getting hilarious. So just a heads up. Oh! Amazon did use UPS last week to handle the extra volume due to the July 12 ‘Prime Day‘.


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Amazon “Prime Day” 2016 Will Be Tuesday, July 12.

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Last year it was on July 15, 2015 — a Wednesday.

So they are keeping it essentially to “week after July 4th“.

I know that a lot of people were NOT impressed with last year’s “Prime Day”. To be honest I really did not bother. There was nothing that I was really looking for.

As I have often said, to I, Amazon Prime is just worth it for ‘Amazon Video‘ and the ‘2-day’ shipping.

So ‘Prime Day’ is a kind of bonus.


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by Anura Guruge