Amazon never said anything past 'buy this and get $5 off anything that qualifies.' So please don't complain. Amazon's DD sales have significantly improved since Tony got here so please applaud him.
Tony, if you're looking for legit feedback to take back with you:
FYI - I passed on the ME3 deals. Back on BF Gamefly had the ME3 DE for $12. With the coupon, I was really hoping for $10.
Yeah, that might have made ME3 vanilla $5... but I bought ME1 and ME2 @ $5 each. Maybe just too soon, since it hasn't even been out a year.
Just trying to give the feedback you want, as it's the only thing I've passed on that I was anticipating grabbing.
So far I think the deals are fantastic. Dont know what ya'll are smokin.
Sure there are repeats from a couple weeks ago, but so what, these are some killer deals. If you refute that I would question your sanity.
Wish I could get the dragon age pack...missing only DA2, but ran out of codes. :(
When I was buying games from Amazon in December I was thinking... wow I'm getting these games at prices better than anywhere else during these Holiday promotions. The coupons were a nice added bonus. That said I've used two of them so far, one on Dark Souls for $13 which is the lowest price that game has been to date (excluding shady black market and glitch prices). I still have six or eight or so more coupons, doubt I'll use them all but it doesn't bother me in the slightest because I made the base purchases because I wanted the games I bought at the lowest available price and not relying on the coupon to justify it.
I think a lot of the disappointment from the coupons stems from people overhyping them last year and those that didn't experience buying into that hype. There was a brief window of four or five days where coupon-use coincided with Steam price matching leading to some crazy deals. That happened to some extent this year but to a lesser degree because, quite frankly, the Steam sale this year was awful and only put up six dailies per day versus the nine or so they usually put up.
Quick example from last year. Dead Island was $12ish for a day or two in December. I didn't bite assuming it might be cheaper during the coupon promotion. It wasn't, it was $15 after coupon. C'est la vie. For every 'zomg crazy deal' available during Amazon's last coupon promotion there were probably twice as many that would have 'backfired' had you passed on December deals.
Re: the 'repeat' sales like Darksiders Franchise and THQ bundle -- people specifically requested those and a lot of people complained when they missed them. Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
I don't even care if people complain. I'd prefer that they do so we can adjust. I'm just unsure how I'm supposed to respond.
In this case the conversation has been:
"These deals are disappointing"
to which I responded:
"Your fellow CAGs have been requesting these deals."
which was responded with:
"Why am I being guilt tripped?"
I need to understand what kind of responses you guys are looking for, if any, to complaints.