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#1 banksst   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   62 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 09 June 2014 - 11:23 PM

I know a lot of stores like Bestbuy and Futureshop are doing Discounts on 30% off when you pre-order 3 games but Amazon also seems like a good choice. Pre-orders are already discounted by 15% and you get another 15% off at the checkout

 

 

http://www.amazon.ca...&pf_rd_i=915398



#2 SynGamer   Daydreamer & Dilettante. Rated M for Mature. CAGiversary!   8804 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 09 June 2014 - 11:32 PM

Amazon Canada doesn't charge immediately, correct? Do they auth anything?



#3 Socpens  

Posted 09 June 2014 - 11:34 PM

Nope, they do the same as Best Buy, charge as each game ships. They do check your payment method to see if it works.

 

As it stands the Amazon deal is worse than the Best Buy one. The prices are already 15% off, then you get another 15% off at checkout. Earlier it was 15% off then 30% off at checkout but they have fixed that.

 

You can try to contact a service representative to get the extra 15% off but they have gotten so many people doing that they are beginning to turn people down. If you get the additional 15% it is better than the BB deal.



#4 banksst   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   62 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 09 June 2014 - 11:41 PM

Nope, they do the same as Best Buy, charge as each game ships. They do check your payment method to see if it works.

 

As it stands the Amazon deal is worse than the Best Buy one. The prices are already 15% off, then you get another 15% off at checkout. Earlier it was 15% off then 30% off at checkout but they have fixed that.

 

You can try to contact a service representative to get the extra 15% off but they have gotten so many people doing that they are beginning to turn people down. If you get the additional 15% it is better than the BB deal.

Ah i see i didn't realize that 15% of it was applied prior to the checkout



#5 DarknessWaters   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   240 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 12:18 AM

I called in and they had to manually adjust the discount for me...but as they were doing so...the system applied the discount again...

 

Net result...Witcher 3 = $25, Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire = 16 O.o



#6 ragnar14   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2005 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 10 June 2014 - 01:53 AM

This should be pretty sweet, because Amazons preorder selection is better than BB/FS. But the deal isn't for 30% off, it's "Save an additional 15% - up to 30% off - with pre-order of three or more titles".

 

"Up to" is an annoying exclusion. A lot of games I want to preorder have no initial discount, so they're only 15% off. But it's Amazon, cancelling stuff should be simple. So I'm just going to place a big mass order, and cut parts off of it if they pop up on BB/FS.

 

Edit: Grr, Akiba's Trip isn't even getting a discount applied to it, when it's on the list and everything.



#7 DarknessWaters   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   240 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 04:46 AM

 

Edit: Grr, Akiba's Trip isn't even getting a discount applied to it, when it's on the list and everything.

I have it in my order at $19 >_>



#8 OmegaChaos   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1148 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 05:50 AM

Which version of Akiba's Trip should I get? I heard both versions are basically the same.

 

Edit: Nevermind, Akiba's Trip isn't getting the discount.



#9 Socpens  

Posted 10 June 2014 - 05:57 AM

Bunch of links headed your way fresh off of Sony's conference:

 

White PS4 Destiny Bundle:
http://www.amazon.ca....A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB

 

Little Big Planet 3 (PS4):

http://www.amazon.ca....A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB

Uncharted 4 (PS4):

http://www.amazon.ca....A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB

GTA V (PS4):

http://www.amazon.ca....A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB

 

LBP3 and UC4 are already discounted the initial 15% but the 15% at checkout is not applying for any of the above games..

 

This also raises an issue: the Destiny Bundle is priced at $449.99. The regular sku is also priced at $449.99.

 

Could this indicate that the regular sku will drop to $399.99? Or perhaps it is a pricing error and they will bump the Destiny bundle up to $499.99. I guess we will see. I would not mind buying the Destiny bundle, but I'd much rather just get the regular sku at $399.99. Hopefully the price goes back down. If the Destiny bundle's price goes up I will cry for many days, weeks maybe.



#10 OmegaChaos   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1148 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 06:02 AM

So, I tried pre-ordering both Pokemons and Smash Bros 3DS. I get to the check out and it only shows me getting $20 off. Is this with both 15% or what?



#11 Socpens  

Posted 10 June 2014 - 06:07 AM

So, I tried pre-ordering both Pokemons and Smash Bros 3DS. I get to the check out and it only shows me getting $20 off. Is this with both 15% or what?

The deal has changed. It's 15% off the original price, then 15% off at checkout. So you're really just getting 15% off the listed price.



#12 OmegaChaos   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1148 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 06:24 AM

Wow, that's just disappointing.



#13 retro.elite   CAGdood! CAGiversary!   758 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 07:56 AM

So BB has the best e3 deal?

#14 Socpens  

Posted 10 June 2014 - 11:48 AM

So BB has the best e3 deal?

Some people have managed to get that extra 15% through some customer service reps, but I think that today they're all going to be aware that they should not be giving the extra 15% off. You can try your luck, if you can't get that extra 15% then yeah BB has a better deal.



#15 ragnar14   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2005 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 10 June 2014 - 01:15 PM

Some people have managed to get that extra 15% through some customer service reps, but I think that today they're all going to be aware that they should not be giving the extra 15% off. You can try your luck, if you can't get that extra 15% then yeah BB has a better deal.

 

Well, I got that. Not what I asked for. I understood the deal and was just asking for my missing checkout discount for Akiba's Trip. My CS guy didn't bother with that, and instead reduced all the games base prices by 15%.

 

That makes Rorona Plus a great deal. It's extremely unlikely BB is going to stock it, it's from Koei and out in 2 weeks. If they were going to stock it they'd already be listing it.



#16 denpanosekai  

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 06:20 PM

Persona Q Collector's Edition is up on amazon.ca but doesn't have any discount either. Preordering anyway because it might sell out.

 

I'm bummed because I would actually preorder three titles (Atelier Rorona Plus, Akiba's Trip and Persona Q) but only one of them is applicable for the 30% discount, despite the other two showing up in the E3 list. 

 

http://www.amazon.ca...=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB
 



#17 banksst   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   62 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 10 June 2014 - 06:53 PM

So BB has the best e3 deal?

Not necessarily, Amazon has the a couple of steeper discounts right at the beggining like with The Evil Within which is currently only $50.99. here's my choices

Destiny+The Evil Within+FarCry4

Amazon=$147.42  BestBuy=$166.08

Winner:Amazon



#18 OmegaChaos   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1148 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 08:58 PM

Persona Q Collector's Edition is up on amazon.ca but doesn't have any discount either. Preordering anyway because it might sell out.

 

I'm bummed because I would actually preorder three titles (Atelier Rorona Plus, Akiba's Trip and Persona Q) but only one of them is applicable for the 30% discount, despite the other two showing up in the E3 list. 

 

http://www.amazon.ca...=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB
 

I don't think Collector's Editions ever qualify for these discounts.



#19 Faytz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   554 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 10 June 2014 - 10:00 PM

Well sent a email for akiba, atelier rorona plus and persona q collectors. hopefully they'll adjust the price.

as for the amazon.ca deal... yesterday they had the game discounted first (the 15%), but right now it only shows the original price and however much it is in the end.... somehow I feel i'm only getting around 20% off my purchases....



#20 denpanosekai  

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 10:12 PM

Well sent a email for akiba, atelier rorona plus and persona q collectors. hopefully they'll adjust the price.

Hahah, are you me? I sent the same email.



#21 Faytz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   554 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 10 June 2014 - 10:14 PM

Hahah, are you me? I sent the same email.

Actually I just called, cause it's confusing on how their promotion works. All they gave me is they don't qualify. End of story. So I just cancelled.  I will probably reorder persona q collectors at eb games... I kind of want to reorder my tales of xillia 2 collectors edition at bestbuy too. 



#22 ragnar14   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2005 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 10 June 2014 - 11:46 PM

All they gave me is they don't qualify. End of story.

 

That's false advertising. Those games are on the list of qualifying preorder games. That's how I found them myself. The only arguable point is how much the discount is.

 

I plugged in another order with Persona Q & stuff this morning too, and sent a message to customer service. My reply was that the CS rep would speak with the promotion department and get back to me. Soooo, I'm waiting I guess.



#23 Faytz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   554 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 June 2014 - 12:01 AM

That's false advertising. Those games are on the list of qualifying preorder games. That's how I found them myself. The only arguable point is how much the discount is.

 

I plugged in another order with Persona Q & stuff this morning too, and sent a message to customer service. My reply was that the CS rep would speak with the promotion department and get back to me. Soooo, I'm waiting I guess.

I agree with you, but she said they're not on their list so therefore don't qualify etc.  Also the discounts only states you can get "UP TO" 30% off..... but what it really is is only 15% off if you preorder three qualifying games. depending on their mood, the other 15% might be on other games or not.... so ya. the amazon.ca deal are rather cold... too bad bestbuy doesn't have the games I want on their site.



#24 ragnar14   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2005 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 11 June 2014 - 12:16 AM

*looks* Persona Q is still on the list found on their site, on page 26, Akiba is on page 5 or 6, here:

http://www.amazon.ca...pf_rd_i=3198031

 

Try reminding them?



#25 Faytz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   554 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 June 2014 - 12:40 AM

*looks* Persona Q is still on the list found on their site, on page 26, Akiba is on page 5 or 6, here:

http://www.amazon.ca...pf_rd_i=3198031

 

Try reminding them?

i think they might have fixed it. i cant find them on the list anymore

 

I tried to find the list you link via the website, and i realize if you just click game page, you get a smaller list, if you go through all video games, you get the bigger list (the one you link to).

Well I place the order again, and this time I called got a nicer lady and she said she'll have to look into it and call be back ._.; so there goes



#26 SynGamer   Daydreamer & Dilettante. Rated M for Mature. CAGiversary!   8804 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 11 June 2014 - 01:46 AM

Pre-ordered NHL 15 ultimate edition ($59.99), Diablo 3, and Dead Island 2 (all on PS4). Overall, with tax, about $51 per game. Considering most of them are now $69 at EB and Best Buy, not bad.



#27 VetraX   In-game moralist CAGiversary!   766 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 11 June 2014 - 02:14 AM

They're taking CE's into the promo now? or are you guys haggling them for it?



#28 DarknessWaters   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   240 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 02:24 AM

Says only 5 games per customer now.  I already ordered a bunch...think they'll cancel my order if I order more? :/



#29 banksst   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   62 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 11 June 2014 - 02:37 AM

Says only 5 games per customer now.  I already ordered a bunch...think they'll cancel my order if I order more? :/

where did you see that??? i can't find anything that restricts it to 5



#30 DarknessWaters   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   240 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

DarknessWaters

Posted 11 June 2014 - 02:42 AM

where did you see that??? i can't find anything that restricts it to 5

Hmm...doesn't seem to be there anymore.  Swore I saw something that said like "5 Titles per customer"







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