How Much I Save Using Audible | Posted at 9:47 PM
If you don’t know, Audible is a subscription-based audiobook website that offers thousands of books for your download and listening pleasure.
I have been a member since December 2007, so it’s about high time to see whether or not it has turned into a good investment. I have the Audible Gold Membership which means I get 1 credit a month for $14.95/month and 30% off regular prices. That’s basically any audiobook of my choosing per month plus my member discount for regular non-credit purchases.
So, let’s take a look shall we?
|Book||I Spent:||Real Price:|
|A Thousand Splendid Suns||1 Credit||$20|
|The Diamond Age||1 Credit||$25|
|Snow Crash||1 Credit||$25|
|The Pillars of the Earth||1 Credit||$30|
|Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao||1 Credit||$20|
|Shadow Divers||Free ($25 gift)||$25|
So, let’s see, by subscribing to Audible for $15/month (and $8/month for 3 months) in 7 months I’ve saved $103.93, assuming I would have bought these separately (which I would not have). I did not add the accidental order of Snow Crash the abridged version for $13. I accidentally used a credit there when I forgot I had already bought Snow Crash. If I had known and used that credit for good, that would have added a nice $25 to that final total.
That means I saved more than what my subscription was worth (I saved 54%)!
Then let’s add the priceless sum of knowledge and worldliness granted by reading books and it turns out the Audible subscription is well worth its price.
That means that you should subscribe to Audible. It’s awesome!
Thank you to TWiT for introducing me to Audible.