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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