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#1201 kleant24

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 06:43 AM

If you have the Amazon app and you're signed it I've had pretty good luck. You just need to be ready to go the minute it goes live. I'm hoping to get Sly and MLB the Show tomorrow like that.

Also, I can get the PS3 bundle on Target right now but i think I'll wait till tomorrow and hopefully get it on Amazon so I can use my Prime free shipping. That $12 I save can go towards SLY, otherwise I'll try and get it from a B&M store.


So the sly will be in stock tomorrow then? what the Fuck was the person above talking about? Will it be with free shipping? Sorry for the bombardment of question, its just that this is a game a really want to get.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 06:45 AM

So the sly will be in stock tomorrow then? what the Fuck was the person above talking about? Will it be with free shipping? Sorry for the bombardment of question, its just that this is a game a really want to get.


Sly was on the calendar for 2 days. That is probably where the confusion is coming from.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 06:46 AM

So the sly will be in stock tomorrow then? what the Fuck was the person above talking about? Will it be with free shipping? Sorry for the bombardment of question, its just that this is a game a really want to get.



They said they ::got in the Delorean:: which was a time machine in Back to the Future. It was a joke. I'm pretty sure they should have some in stock for tomorrow's sale. Also, idk if it's free shipping but I have Prime so I think it ships free with prime.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 06:48 AM

They said they ::got in the Delorean:: which was a time machine in Back to the Future. It was a joke. I'm pretty sure they should have some in stock for tomorrow's sale. Also, idk if it's free shipping but I have Prime so I think it ships free with prime.


Only time of the year I wish I had prime. I don't shop on amazon, I have a HUGE backlog so I can't really spend much. I saw some things I was interested in but I couldn't get. Thanks for clarifying, hopefully they don't disappear in 30 secs.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:22 AM

Those of you who were claiming that it doesn't hold the item when you add the deal to the cart are wrong btw.. it explicitly states that it does. That would make no sense if that was the case. WHy even have a timer or anything then? It would just be first click first serve.


So.. finally figured out why all my orders weren't working right. Well after 2 days and 3 separate purchase attempts NOT working, i realized something has to be wrong it cant just be a glitch. Live chat was worthless and emailing was worthless. Through email they claimed they'd help then sent a generic form letter telling me that the time had expired, bla bla bla. No one listened to my problem... they seemed to think that i didn't understand that when the timer expires the deal expires o_O I got the damn thing in my cart fine, the timer was there, it just glitched out on the final payment step. I wasn't gonna place an order at full price

And that right there was the key. I read over the lightning deals fine print carefully and found this:
Lightning Deals promotional discount appears under your promotional balance on the "How would you like to pay?" page (where you select a payment method). Do not uncheck the box next to "Use your gift card or promotional balance," as this would prevent the Lightning Deals promotional discount from applying to your purchase.

That was the problem. I had about $40 of gift card balance that i didn't want to use. So when i tried to click on one of my credit cards i was losing the lightning deal option.

Thats a really fucking retarded stipulation. I dont get why its not like your daily gold box deals. You are basically forced to use any giftcard or promotional balance or you will NOT be able to claim lightning deals. Luckily when i clicked the 'this did not resolve my problem' button from the email and clicked the 'call me' button, i got a nice lady with a southern accent that knew exactly what the problem was. She went back and changed the price for me, so i got the first game that screwed up on me Monday!

Man Amazon is so hit and miss. Half the time you get some Indian person who doesn't listen and you cant understand, and sometimes you actaully get a friendly person who actually tries to help you.
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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:29 AM

Amazon has added $15 Forza Horizon as a lightning deal for Thursday night.


...shit just got real:shock:

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:31 AM

Thats a really fucking retarded stipulation. I dont get why its not like your daily gold box deals. You are basically forced to use any giftcard or promotional balance or you will NOT be able to claim lightning deals. Luckily when i clicked the 'this did not resolve my problem' button from the email and clicked the 'call me' button, i got a nice lady with a southern accent that knew exactly what the problem was. She went back and changed the price for me, so i got the first game that screwed up on me Monday!


I thought this was a well known issue. If you have gc's you want to save, preorder something that isn't coming out for awhile.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:35 AM

does free shipping work with these deals? also does a group of deals hit at the same time or every couple of hours?

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:37 AM

Amazon has added $15 Forza Horizon as a lightning deal for Thursday night.


Thanks for the heads up!

Any idea on what time this will go live or link to where you found this?

#1210 Coltin

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:40 AM

Thanks for the heads up!

Any idea on what time this will go live or link to where you found this?


Says 9:10 PST on Thanksgiving on the lightning deals calender

#1211 Gkage

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:40 AM

Thanks for the heads up!

Any idea on what time this will go live or link to where you found this?


http://www.amazon.co...&pf_rd_i=409566

Look at the 9:10 pm PST slot

#1212 Fracas

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:42 AM

I wonder if they'll price match anything else?

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:50 AM

Thanks for the heads up!

Any idea on what time this will go live or link to where you found this?


Deal is live for $15 at the ms right now!

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:56 AM

Deal is live for $15 at the ms right now!


He's right - just went to site & it's live (though a little hard to find) along with the other MS stuff.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:56 AM

Deal is live for $15 at the ms right now!


Thank you!! Awesome, got most of my black friday game shopping done already :D

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:59 AM

Deal is live for $15 at the ms right now!


Hell yeah! Thank you MAJOR time! Would've missed it if it wasn't for you :)

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:08 AM

Can someone explain to me why a person would not want to use GC or promo balance? I am curious.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:14 AM

What the.... where did the skylanders pack go? They had it for 38 bucks now i dont see it. In fact a lot of stuff seems to have changed. I was trying to check the deals before getting to bed
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#1219 Gkage

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:17 AM

Deal is live for $15 at the ms right now!



i wanna get it, but at the same time, I heard it that it was pretty short campaign wise and doesn't have many cars....choices >_< lol

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:18 AM

AC3 for $46... thanks Amazon for not price matching. I don't want to spend all my credit on that. I want to see $35 soon.

EDIT: They just changed AC3 to $35, so I ordered it! Well I pretty much got it for free since I had like $60 in Amazon credit.

#1221 wolve

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:27 AM

AC3 for $46... thanks Amazon for not price matching. I don't want to spend all my credit on that. I want to see $35 soon.

EDIT: They just changed AC3 to $35, so I ordered it! Well I pretty much got it for free since I had like $60 in Amazon credit.



Hmmm, wonder if they will match Best Buy's other deals. Just ordered SR3 Full Package from BB, but would switch to Amazon since I have prime.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:29 AM

AC3 for $46... thanks Amazon for not price matching. I don't want to spend all my credit on that. I want to see $35 soon.

EDIT: They just changed AC3 to $35, so I ordered it! Well I pretty much got it for free since I had like $60 in Amazon credit.


wonder why they only changed the 360 version?

#1223 edson13

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:30 AM

they just lowered a bunch of games to 29.99

#1224 Ardrid

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:33 AM

Those of you who were claiming that it doesn't hold the item when you add the deal to the cart are wrong btw.. it explicitly states that it does. That would make no sense if that was the case. WHy even have a timer or anything then? It would just be first click first serve.


So.. finally figured out why all my orders weren't working right. Well after 2 days and 3 separate purchase attempts NOT working, i realized something has to be wrong it cant just be a glitch. Live chat was worthless and emailing was worthless. Through email they claimed they'd help then sent a generic form letter telling me that the time had expired, bla bla bla. No one listened to my problem... they seemed to think that i didn't understand that when the timer expires the deal expires o_O I got the damn thing in my cart fine, the timer was there, it just glitched out on the final payment step. I wasn't gonna place an order at full price

And that right there was the key. I read over the lightning deals fine print carefully and found this:
Lightning Deals promotional discount appears under your promotional balance on the "How would you like to pay?" page (where you select a payment method). Do not uncheck the box next to "Use your gift card or promotional balance," as this would prevent the Lightning Deals promotional discount from applying to your purchase.

That was the problem. I had about $40 of gift card balance that i didn't want to use. So when i tried to click on one of my credit cards i was losing the lightning deal option.

Thats a really fucking retarded stipulation. I dont get why its not like your daily gold box deals. You are basically forced to use any giftcard or promotional balance or you will NOT be able to claim lightning deals. Luckily when i clicked the 'this did not resolve my problem' button from the email and clicked the 'call me' button, i got a nice lady with a southern accent that knew exactly what the problem was. She went back and changed the price for me, so i got the first game that screwed up on me Monday!

Man Amazon is so hit and miss. Half the time you get some Indian person who doesn't listen and you cant understand, and sometimes you actaully get a friendly person who actually tries to help you.


Its been like that for awhile unfortunately. I'm not sure why Amazon lumps promotional bonuses in with an account's gift card balance but I completely understand your frustration with it. The only way around the limitation is to prepurchase something else in order to "lock up" your balance.

#1225 wolve

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:33 AM

wonder why they only changed the 360 version?


PS3 is updated now too.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:34 AM

they just lowered a bunch of games to 29.99


Yeah, just noticed Dishonored went down to $30 and Max Payne 3 to $20. Still more expensive than other places. Seems like to get the prime matching on those you have to wait for lightning deals. :P

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:37 AM

Sleeping Dogs is down to $30. To bite or not...

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:38 AM

Wake me when Max Payne hits 8-9 on Amazon.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:42 AM

Wake me when Max Payne hits 8-9 on Amazon.


waaake me up....when septemmmber ends8-) sorry I had to do it

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:43 AM

Sleeping Dogs is down to $30. To bite or not...


Or maybe grab it at BB for $25?