Google is offering 15GB of online cloud file storage for Free. They also announced today that they are dropping the prices of their paid monthly storage plans, with 100GB of storage now $1.99 per month (previously $4.99) and 1TB storage for $9.99 per month (previously $49.99). You can sign up here.

Nice to see some price decreases on the same day Amazon announced they're raising the price of Prime memberships.

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    cubancheapskate Ben's cred: 203
    Posted 12:41 pm PDT 03/13/14

    Sigh... 7% state taxes added last year and now over a 20% jungle monkeys fee increase. I betting their customer service is the next on the hit list.

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    mikegrmi Ben's cred: 343
    Posted 12:53 pm PDT 03/13/14

    If only I could get Google to ship my Amazon orders.

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    gfx Ben's cred: 36
    Posted 1:49 pm PDT 03/13/14

    but what is great with Amazon Prime - if you do not get the item in 2days (by guarantied date) you can call/chat and get refund for their usual charge of 2day shipping for non-prime users.
    If item is not arrived in 4-5 days you can get refund on whole item price (of course if the item is not too pricey).

    I got refunds for more then $50 the last year.

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    techsupport Ben's cred: 766
    Posted 2:22 pm PDT 03/13/14

    Looks interesting. My experience with Gdrive is that the client hogs a lot of CPU. Hope they've fixed that by now.

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    boxingfan Ben's cred: 65
    Posted 2:28 pm PDT 03/13/14

    Amazon is being sued for shady business practices. It seems jungle monkeys are paying higher prices for items in order to make up the shipping difference for the second day shipping. I mentioned this in an earlier post, and it looks like I'm not the only one that noticed. Now that Amazon has such a large share of the market, they are doing things in order to squeeze as many dollars out of their customers as possible. Because of this, I now look elsewhere for my goods and services.

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    clayginn Ben's cred: 12
    Posted 5:17 pm PDT 03/13/14

    The $20 extra for Amazon is not bad. I know I save well Over the whole amount in shipping every year. and also watch a few shows. Wife uses the crap out of all the Kindle stuff and sharing. This is also not till next year or at least that is what my Email said. I am wanting to hear about the music streaming service they are coming out with.

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    mr2gts Ben's cred: 26
    Posted 5:31 pm PDT 03/13/14

    i don't buy big ticket items on amazon anymore after they started charging sales tax a little over a year ago.

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    jzzinyoeye Ben's cred: 32
    Posted 5:40 pm PDT 03/13/14

    although i dont use google+, but i will. the posts rank super high in a quick google search. it's awesome.

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    bclinton Ben's cred: 187
    Posted 6:05 pm PDT 03/13/14

    Get a .edu email and sign up for student amazon prime. Its half of the normal prime cost.

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    dennis007 Ben's cred: 218
    Posted 6:15 pm PDT 03/13/14

    ^ paying half of Amz prime is still too much. Amz hold your package extra days purposely so their jungle monkeys feel good.

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    kendunn Ben's cred: 93
    Posted 6:27 pm PDT 03/13/14

    gfx wrote:
    but what is great with Amazon Prime - if you do not get the item in 2days (by guarantied date) you can call/chat and get refund for their usual charge of 2day shipping for non-prime users. If item is not arrived in 4-5 days you can get refund on whole item price (of course if the item is not too pricey). I got refunds for more then $50 the last year.


    Yeah, they used to do that, not anymore for me anyway. Had a couple of late items and called them and they gave me like $2 or something

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    JediKnight Ben's cred: 612
    Posted 8:13 pm PDT 03/13/14

    More free storage. My free Dropbox is full. And so is my OneDrive.

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    zzyzx Ben's cred: 103
    Posted 9:45 pm PDT 03/13/14

    What wrong with a thumb drive on your keychain as your cloud?

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    chinoyu8 Ben's cred: 3
    Posted 2:53 am PDT 03/14/14

    zzyzx wrote:
    What wrong with a thumb drive on your keychain as your cloud?


    That's an option. It's more practical to use to Google Drive though as it saves all your work automatically and can access in any computer or tablet.

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    techsupport Ben's cred: 766
    Posted 5:14 am PDT 03/14/14

    If I wasn't already using bittorrent sync, I might've gotten a bit excited over this news. BTS works well. One good thing is that Gdrive provides a better way to share files with others via a web portal.That's where I might find it more useful than BTS.

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    Kyser_Soze Ben's cred: 90
    Posted 6:06 am PDT 03/14/14

    gfx wrote:
    ...I got refunds for more then $50 the last year.


    So the price increase is your fault. The profit lost on your refunds must be made up by the rest of us. Thank you.

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    GrumpyCat Ben's cred: 49
    Posted 8:06 am PDT 03/14/14

    techsupport wrote:
    Looks interesting. My experience with Gdrive is that the client hogs a lot of CPU. Hope they've fixed that by now.


    On MacOS it is not a CPU hog. However it is one of the worst bandwidth hogs I have encountered in recent years. Won't notice it when idling but drop a 500MB file in your GD and it will open multiple sessions to Google servers and beat all other users of your internet connection off until GD finishes. It is not a good network citizen. Might get away with it at home but others at work will come with swords and pitchforks once they find you are the culprit.

    OTOH Dropbox does have built-in bandwidth throttling making it a good network citizen.

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    stalkerama Ben's cred: 4
    Posted 10:56 am PDT 03/14/14

    Privacy concerns ? boxcryptor.com

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    muzhik Ben's cred: 79
    Posted 11:51 am PDT 03/14/14

    get copy -- free 20gb to start with, use this link for 5gb bonus http://goo.gl/zoKAlK

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    cheezedawg Ben's cred: 26
    Posted 12:55 pm PDT 03/14/14

    Hey mr2gts, Amazon doesn't "charge" you sales tax- your state does, and they always have. The states have just forced Amazon to collect their tax from you so you don't "forget". Amazon is making it easier for you to obey the law Smile

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