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#2401 shady520

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:34 AM

WTF? I added ME2, the headset, and borderlands 2 PS3 and got them in my cart. I mulled the headset over for a bit and decided to dump it. I had ~3-4 minutes left to check out and as I do I get a notice to sign up for prime, which I should have until tomorrow, but I decline and at check out they are showing the regular prices. I go back to my cart and it still says I have 2 minutes left. I decided to dump borderlands 2 since I already beat it on 360 and try again but checking out still said the regular price on ME2. So I decide to open up firefox instead of chrome and by the time I get back to my cart it no longer shows the lighting deal price and they dumped my copy back into the pool.


#2402 Dokstarr

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:34 AM

Not that I'm really complaining - but I was wondering if anyone else feels the deals at amazon have gotten worse over the years. Like not just with video games. I remember back like 5 years ago getting some pretty sweet stuff for free after rebate or near free. New Logitech wireless mouse, web cam, wireless keyboard, etc. Seems like alot of that is gone these days.

Oh well still beats standing outside of Comp USA for cheap harddrives back in the stoneage of 2005.

#2403 sfree79

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:34 AM

Ahhh, I missed that. Thanks for sharing.

#2404 vonhizzle

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:35 AM

Just cancelled my order of Transformers FoC PS3 after looking at lens of truth. Wtf is that shit.

#2405 medman6107

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:35 AM

is the console with forza skyrim worth it

It is in my cart right now

#2406 Ardrid

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:35 AM

Is there a way to check the waitlist number? It says what you are when you go in but how do you check your current number?



Theres a lot of luck involved. No matter how fast you click, if you get that stupid 'checking status' spinning circle and it decided it wants to take forever, your boned. I clicked the second they popped up, literally the second. But was stalled for a good 20+ seconds with that checking screen... still on waitlist but doesn't look good


While I'd ordinarily agree with you, having done this for the last 3-4 years, and never missing a single deal I wanted (and even going so far as to add multiple items that I didn't even care about just for shits and giggles), would seem to suggest otherwise. There is a bit of skill involved.

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#2407 superhippy1986

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:35 AM

Can't except when you first clock join waitlist it shows position and chance of getting it. After that there is no way to tell.


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#2408 MrNEWZ

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:35 AM

When will tomorrow's lightning deals be announced on the amazon site?


Last week.

http://www.amazon.co...rd_i=1000845091
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:36 AM

I did better at BestBuy.com! So I will give them more of my business now since Amazon quick deal was lame. I removed other items in my Amazon cart & bought them from BB.com! Goodbye Amazon.........

#2410 Kazuya

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:36 AM

WTF? I added ME2, the headset, and borderlands 2 PS3 and got them in my cart. I mulled the headset over for a bit and decided to dump it. I had ~3-4 minutes left to check out and as I do I get a notice to sign up for prime, which I should have until tomorrow, but I decline and at check out they are showing the regular prices. I go back to my cart and it still says I have 2 minutes left. I decided to dump borderlands 2 since I already beat it on 360 and try again but checking out still said the regular price on ME2. So I decide to open up firefox instead of chrome and by the time I get back to my cart it no longer shows the lighting deal price and they dumped my copy back into the pool.


I think you may have panicked... through most of the checkout process they were showing regular price on my two lightning deals, but when I got to the end it was in the discounts.

#2411 YBX87

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:36 AM

Hey, there you go. So at least matching the other deals... it didn't show as a GC on the deals page. I swore on the original posting it was $199 like everywhere else.

you have to put you mouse over the listing title, it will say bundle with $50 amazon gc

#2412 Thrakker

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:36 AM

When will tomorrow's lightning deals be announced on the amazon site?


See the first post in the thread. There's a link to all upcoming deals.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:36 AM

I encourage everyone who got screwed over even though they added it as soon as it went up to complain to Amazon CS.

I renewed my Prime account for these deals and its stupid how it randomly decided I was 500+ too late

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#2414 Rockabye

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:37 AM

While Cheapy's lurking: Are the few broken images in the listings for the deals tomorrow intentional or a mistake? Because I'm curious.

#2415 YBX87

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:37 AM

I think you may have panicked... through most of the checkout process they were showing regular price on my two lightning deals, but when I got to the end it was in the discounts.

yeah, that is how is works, they showed that at the regular price, until you get to final page with submit

#2416 MrNEWZ

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:37 AM

you have to put you mouse over the listing title, it will say bundle with $50 amazon gc



No, I saw it then.

Their original posting earlier in the week said $199, which is why it was funny.

$250 w/ GC is not the same as $199. Even when I spend that at Amazon anyway...
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#2417 JKooL

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:37 AM

1 or 2? I just bought 2, so I'll soon find out myself. If it's the first you're referring to...it's awesome!


I loved the first Lego Batman. I played the demo of the second & did not like it as much. I was gonna get it for my son though.

#2418 dannyr783

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:38 AM

Last week.

http://www.amazon.co...rd_i=1000845091


I also want to see the deals for other categories e.g. electronics. And there may be new offers like halo 4 that were not on the schedule.:)

#2419 BingoBrown

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:38 AM

While I'd ordinarily agree with you, having done this for the last 3-4 years, and never missing a single deal I wanted (and even going so far as to add multiple items that I didn't even care about just for shits and giggles), would seem to suggest otherwise. There is a bit of skill involved.


Yup, you're the only one with any skill. The rest of us chumps just don't know how to Amazon... :roll:

#2420 medman6107

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:38 AM

should I pull the trigger on the 250gb xbox ahhhhhhhhhhhh

#2421 CAGMoose

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:38 AM

I have Borderlands 2 in my cart. Not sure if I should go through with it though.

#2422 YBX87

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:39 AM

No, I saw it then.

Their original posting earlier in the week said $199, which is why it was funny.

$250 w/ GC is not the same as $199. Even when I spend that at Amazon anyway...

unfortunately, this happens often with amazon, they like to change these deals around sometimes, whether it be the price, or time the lightning deals start

#2423 HomieGFunk03

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:39 AM

Got Lego Batman 2. On the waitlist for Forza. Part of me wants to wait for a drop of the limited edition but $15 bucks is pretty amazing. If I get off the waitlist I'll buy it but if I don't, LE stalking it is.

#2424 shady520

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:39 AM

WTF? I added ME2, the headset, and borderlands 2 PS3 and got them in my cart. I mulled the headset over for a bit and decided to dump it. I had ~3-4 minutes left to check out and as I do I get a notice to sign up for prime, which I should have until tomorrow, but I decline and at check out they are showing the regular prices. I go back to my cart and it still says I have 2 minutes left. I decided to dump borderlands 2 since I already beat it on 360 and try again but checking out still said the regular price on ME2. So I decide to open up firefox instead of chrome and by the time I get back to my cart it no longer shows the lighting deal price and they dumped my copy back into the pool.


Now I was able to magically jump in front of people and get it again and checkout, added a preorder to get FSSS though.


#2425 GodOfUncharted

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:39 AM

WTF? I was ready to get Lego Batman 2 for my son as soon as it went live I clicked on it & as soon as I switched it to xbox360 it was all claimed! I smell BS! 5 copies?

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:40 AM

Just cancelled my order of Transformers FoC PS3 after looking at lens of truth. Wtf is that shit.


Holy cow that is pretty bad ... mmmm might have to reconside, anyone that has it for the PS3 could give some advice?

#2427 guardian_owl

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:40 AM

Have to stay with your computer if you are on the wait list with an amazon page up, once you move to the top you will have like 2 minutes to grab the item or you will forfeit your place in line.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:40 AM

dammit. i have a feeling i'm not getting R&C. blows.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:40 AM

I encourage everyone who got screwed over even though they added it as soon as it went up to complain to Amazon CS.

I renewed my Prime account for these deals and its stupid how it randomly decided I was 500+ too late


:roll:

Do you know how many people are out there trying to get these deals?

There are probably 100+ cags right now trying to get these deals. Do you think CAGs represent even 1/10th of the people on amazon right now?

At the very lowest conservative estimate, even if they had 500 copies, everyone who clicks at once, there's gonna be 500 people who miss out. You're the only one with a fast mouse finger? Of course not. Getting these deals isn't easy. When I get them, I am thankful. Stop crying about it already.

This is the nature of lightning deals. You win some, you lose some.

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#2430 Gkage

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:40 AM

How long does it usually take for the Gift Card to be added to your account?