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The Amazon Prime online service has given Buffalo-area members another reason to stay on the couch: free delivery of groceries from Whole Foods. Prime members can download an app or shop from their computer, order groceries from across the store, bakery to butcher shop. Orders over $35 will be delivered free, within two hours, according to an Amazon press release. Nu…

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