Existing members should already see an email in their inbox from Amazon indicating when the increased price will take effect on their account, as well as the following message:
Even as fuel and transportation costs have increased, the price of Prime has remained the same for nine years. Since 2005, the number of items eligible for unlimited free Two-Day Shipping has grown from one million to over 20 million. We also added unlimited access to over 40,000 movies and TV episodes with Prime Instant Video and a selection of over 500,000 books to borrow from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library.
According to CNET, existing subscribers with a renewal date prior to April 17, 2014 will only be charged $79 to continue using the service for the next year. For new customers, the increased price will be effective in 7 days, so if you'