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#3271 JoshTX   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2485 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2018 - 01:01 PM

Did they just make up those release dates to avoid giving out the discount?

I've noticed a disturbing trend on Amazon, especially with some Capcom games, where they say the game is "currently unavailable" and won't let you preorder it all the way up to the day it releases so if you are a Prime member you can't order it for the 20% off. But then once the game hits street date, it's suddenly in stock with no opportunity for the discount.

 

This happened recently with both the PS4 versions of Dead Rising 4 and Okami HD. And now I've noticed you can't pre-order The Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection either, it has the same "Currently Unavailable" listing, at least right now.

 

 https://www.amazon.c...ection+xb1&th=1



#3272 Fades   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   441 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2018 - 01:34 PM

I've noticed a disturbing trend on Amazon, especially with some Capcom games, where they say the game is "currently unavailable" and won't let you preorder it all the way up to the day it releases so if you are a Prime member you can't order it for the 20% off. But then once the game hits street date, it's suddenly in stock with no opportunity for the discount.

This happened recently with both the PS4 versions of Dead Rising 4 and Okami HD. And now I've noticed you can't pre-order The Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection either, it has the same "Currently Unavailable" listing, at least right now.

https://www.amazon.c...ection+xb1&th=1

I would just place the order as a preorder (WHEN available and even if it has no Prime discount) and if you do not receive the Prime discount when they ship it just contact them they will adjust the 20% I have done this in the past and they always honored it.

#3273 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7622 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

chrislaustin

Posted 06 January 2018 - 01:36 PM

I've noticed a disturbing trend on Amazon, especially with some Capcom games, where they say the game is "currently unavailable" and won't let you preorder it all the way up to the day it releases so if you are a Prime member you can't order it for the 20% off. But then once the game hits street date, it's suddenly in stock with no opportunity for the discount.

I have noticed the "currently unavailable" issues at Amazon, but I've never followed any one tile long enough to notice a trend in regards to it. Next month will be my 1 year anniversary with prime, so most of my experience is pretty much from this last year.

 

But I've been using Amazon since it started, and I've seen so many things come and go. Some come back before release, while others don't. Book prices will be low, then up to full retail, then down again. My wishlist is a who's who of insanity at that place. LOL

 

So yeah, I have noticed some things disappearing only to return after release, but I often saw that as trying not to oversell certain things. But for every title like that, I've seen stuff reappear before release as well along with up and down prices. So while they may be up to something in trying to keep members from a discount, I personally haven't seen any one thing consistent from them. So I wouldn't say that personally, but others could and may.



#3274 zlatour   Banned Banned   1785 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2018 - 02:05 PM

My prime subscription ends January 18th. I'm very happy it's over because they're pulling this dumb shit and overall, at this point, they don't give a Fuck about their customers. I wouldn't mind, but it's $100 a year...

#3275 JoshTX   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2485 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2018 - 02:22 PM

I would just place the order as a preorder (WHEN available and even if it has no Prime discount) and if you do not receive the Prime discount when they ship it just contact them they will adjust the 20% I have done this in the past and they always honored it.

Good idea, and I'm glad they are doing it, but I'm still a little bothered by the fact that it's unavailable for weeks on end and magically in stock again the day of release. Makes me feel like they are holding a significant supply of copies back to sell at full price. 

 

 

 

But I've been using Amazon since it started, and I've seen so many things come and go. Some come back before release, while others don't. Book prices will be low, then up to full retail, then down again. My wishlist is a who's who of insanity at that place. LOL

 

 

I'm a "watcher" as well. I will put a crapload of stuff in my "saved for later" cart and just keep an eye on the fluctuation. Sometimes it's more fun than buying the items. I watched the Street Fighter 5 collector's edition price crash all the way down from 100 bucks to like 45, then jump all the way back up again, then slowly sink back down. I finally pulled the trigger when it hit 43 or something the second time. A day after I bought it, it shot back up again. I'd love to see Amazon's pricing algorithm system. Must be a total mess.  



#3276 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7622 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 02:57 PM

My prime subscription ends January 18th. I'm very happy it's over because they're pulling this dumb shit and overall, at this point, they don't give a Fuck about their customers. I wouldn't mind, but it's $100 a year...

I only got prime last year as it made sense for business supplies, and still does. We also cut cable last year, so Prime Video seemed a good bonus as well. Actually, out of Netflix, Hulu and Prime, my son uses Prime the most, as there are tons of video game related shows he likes to watch. I honestly can't stand any of them, as it's just clowns playing games and commenting, but to each his own I suppose.

 

I only really grabbed a few gaming related items because Prime was already there, so the gaming discounts where just a bonus. I plan to renew, as it's great for business, and video but not so much on games. I guess BB is better, but I only ever grab a few preorders a year, and that's only for day one editions I think might be hard to get later(or a rare CE). Otherwise I just wait on sales, and try my luck then or used copies from GS or Ebay. So paying for BB club would be a waste for me as well, but it for sure seems the better of the two at this point.

 

From what Amazon was early on in regards to games, it has for sure gone down hill. And for $100 it's not hard to see why many wouldn't bother at this point, especially if games are your only reason for having it.



#3277 bojay1997   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6488 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2018 - 06:02 PM

I've noticed a disturbing trend on Amazon, especially with some Capcom games, where they say the game is "currently unavailable" and won't let you preorder it all the way up to the day it releases so if you are a Prime member you can't order it for the 20% off. But then once the game hits street date, it's suddenly in stock with no opportunity for the discount.

 

This happened recently with both the PS4 versions of Dead Rising 4 and Okami HD. And now I've noticed you can't pre-order The Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection either, it has the same "Currently Unavailable" listing, at least right now.

 

 https://www.amazon.c...ection+xb1&th=1

I think it's pretty clear that they are limiting the number of copies they will sell under the discount program for certain games to a set amount.  My solution to this is just to preorder as soon as something goes live with the discount and if it turns out I don't want it, I just cancel before it ships.  I preordered both DR4 and Okami HD using the prime discount and ended up buying both.  



#3278 zlatour   Banned Banned   1785 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2018 - 06:18 PM

I think it's pretty clear that they are limiting the number of copies they will sell under the discount program for certain games to a set amount. My solution to this is just to preorder as soon as something goes live with the discount and if it turns out I don't want it, I just cancel before it ships. I preordered both DR4 and Okami HD using the prime discount and ended up buying both.


Or just get rid of prime

#3279 skiizim   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10214 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2018 - 07:07 PM

My prime subscription ends January 18th. I'm very happy it's over because they're pulling this dumb shit and overall, at this point, they don't give a Fuck about their customers. I wouldn't mind, but it's $100 a year...


What they do doesn’t surprise me anymore, anyway to call them out on Social media? Their two day shipping estimate is laughable...

Long story short, I ordered a few things on Monday it was a holiday but gave me an estimate for a Friday delivery... wtf, right. Wednesday night rolls around and it still hasn’t shipped. I was going to order something else, so I cancel the rest and bring the total over $35 and get free same day shipping and have it delivered on Thursday?!?

#3280 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7622 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

chrislaustin

Posted 06 January 2018 - 07:51 PM

What they do doesn’t surprise me anymore, anyway to call them out on Social media? Their two day shipping estimate is laughable...

Long story short, I ordered a few things on Monday it was a holiday but gave me an estimate for a Friday delivery... wtf, right. Wednesday night rolls around and it still hasn’t shipped. I was going to order something else, so I cancel the rest and bring the total over $35 and get free same day shipping and have it delivered on Thursday?!?

Yeah, that "2 day" shipping is all over the map, just like inventory, discounts, and packaging. If there's any rhyme or reason to any of the shit they do, I can't find it. I just go with the flow until shit goes wrong, then I complain, and see what they come up with.



#3281 falsedichotomies  

falsedichotomies

Posted 06 January 2018 - 09:48 PM

Every time a game is even one day late from Amazon I'm on the phone and getting them to comp me. Usually they extend my Prime for a month or throw me a $10 coupon if I'm lucky.

 

Pick up the phone if it happens to you; they will comp you. I had four packages in December not get delivered in the promised two business day time frame and each time I was calling Amazon and getting comped for it.

 

Their 2 day shipping service has definitely gone downhill. But the short of it is, I still pay a lot for that 2 day shipping service so I expect them to deliver.



#3282 skiizim   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10214 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2018 - 09:58 PM

Every time a game is even one day late from Amazon I'm on the phone and getting them to comp me. Usually they extend my Prime for a month or throw me a $10 coupon if I'm lucky.

 

Pick up the phone if it happens to you; they will comp you. I had four packages in December not get delivered in the promised two business day time frame and each time I was calling Amazon and getting comped for it.

 

Their 2 day shipping service has definitely gone downhill. But the short of it is, I still pay a lot for that 2 day shipping service so I expect them to deliver.

I think a lot of this has to do with the same day or next day delivery, I'm sure it has taken priority over the the 2-day love child they once had.



#3283 bojay1997   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6488 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2018 - 02:40 AM

Every time a game is even one day late from Amazon I'm on the phone and getting them to comp me. Usually they extend my Prime for a month or throw me a $10 coupon if I'm lucky.

 

Pick up the phone if it happens to you; they will comp you. I had four packages in December not get delivered in the promised two business day time frame and each time I was calling Amazon and getting comped for it.

 

Their 2 day shipping service has definitely gone downhill. But the short of it is, I still pay a lot for that 2 day shipping service so I expect them to deliver.

Good luck with that.  Every single time they comp you or extend prime, it goes onto your customer history and do it too many times and they will simply ban you and close your account.  



#3284 spoderman  

Posted 07 January 2018 - 02:49 AM

Good luck with that.  Every single time they comp you or extend prime, it goes onto your customer history and do it too many times and they will simply ban you and close your account.

Yeah, don't do this. I would consider that abuse, especially during December when it's far more common for packages to arrive late due to the holiday season. There's only so much Amazon has control over when it comes to shipping. I stick to complaining when I have a serious issue like I just had Friday with a package showing up as "delivered" on the tracking info but never arriving.

If you don't like Amazon prime's shipping speed, then don't sub to the service.

#3285 falsedichotomies  

falsedichotomies

Posted 07 January 2018 - 03:32 AM

Good luck with that.  Every single time they comp you or extend prime, it goes onto your customer history and do it too many times and they will simply ban you and close your account.  

You can do it up to 12 times. The extension is actually part of Amazon policy and makes sense. If you're paying for Prime and not getting it, holiday season or not, you should be refunded

 

Guaranteed Accelerated Delivery Fine Print

If your order qualifies for Guaranteed Accelerated Delivery, your shipping costs can be refunded if we miss our promised delivery time.

 

The following requirements must be met to qualify for Guaranteed Accelerated Delivery:

  • Shipping method selected is shipping option advertised on a product detail page.
  • Order is shipping to Eligible Address.
  • Order is placed before deadline listed on product detail page.
  • Shipping preference "Ship my items as they become available" is selected if your order contains other items that aren't eligible for Guaranteed Accelerated Delivery.
  • Your credit or debit card must be successfully charged before the deadline displayed on the product detail page.
  • An attempted delivery on or before the guaranteed delivery date meets our delivery guarantee.
  • An offer by the carrier of a delivery appointment on or before the guaranteed delivery date meets our delivery guarantee.

Note: If you received free shipping through Amazon Prime, you may be eligible for a free one-month extension when the promised delivery date isn't met. Prime Extensions are limited to one per free trial and 12 for an annual membership. Free Amazon Student Memberships do not qualify for this extension.



#3286 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kuso. Except Mine CAGiversary!   11868 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2018 - 03:34 AM

dont expect your stuff to come in 2 days during holiday season. 

 

Rather not have my account flagged than complain unless it is something serious



#3287 bojay1997   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6488 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2018 - 04:34 AM

 

You can do it up to 12 times. The extension is actually part of Amazon policy and makes sense. If you're paying for Prime and not getting it, holiday season or not, you should be refunded

 

Guaranteed Accelerated Delivery Fine Print

If your order qualifies for Guaranteed Accelerated Delivery, your shipping costs can be refunded if we miss our promised delivery time.

 

The following requirements must be met to qualify for Guaranteed Accelerated Delivery:

  • Shipping method selected is shipping option advertised on a product detail page.
  • Order is shipping to Eligible Address.
  • Order is placed before deadline listed on product detail page.
  • Shipping preference "Ship my items as they become available" is selected if your order contains other items that aren't eligible for Guaranteed Accelerated Delivery.
  • Your credit or debit card must be successfully charged before the deadline displayed on the product detail page.
  • An attempted delivery on or before the guaranteed delivery date meets our delivery guarantee.
  • An offer by the carrier of a delivery appointment on or before the guaranteed delivery date meets our delivery guarantee.

Note: If you received free shipping through Amazon Prime, you may be eligible for a free one-month extension when the promised delivery date isn't met. Prime Extensions are limited to one per free trial and 12 for an annual membership. Free Amazon Student Memberships do not qualify for this extension.

 

Doesn't work that way champ.  Also, you have been receiving $10 credits according to you.  They can close your account at their discretion whenever a customer like you costs them too much money.  



#3288 chimpmeister   Hates gimmicks CAGiversary!   4012 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

chimpmeister

Posted 07 January 2018 - 06:11 AM

Every time a game is even one day late from Amazon I'm on the phone and getting them to comp me. Usually they extend my Prime for a month or throw me a $10 coupon if I'm lucky.

Pick up the phone if it happens to you; they will comp you. I had four packages in December not get delivered in the promised two business day time frame and each time I was calling Amazon and getting comped for it.

Their 2 day shipping service has definitely gone downhill. But the short of it is, I still pay a lot for that 2 day shipping service so I expect them to deliver.

You sound like a very difficult customer who feels entitled. We have Prime but we never demand concessions from Amazon when packages are occasionally late. That's just lame.

#3289 mrmafia33   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   463 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2018 - 06:25 AM

Anybody know of any discounted preorder deals for Dragon Ball Fighter z?



#3290 baboonfreak   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1245 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

baboonfreak

Posted 07 January 2018 - 06:28 AM

Doesn't work that way champ.  Also, you have been receiving $10 credits according to you.  They can close your account at their discretion whenever a customer like you costs them too much money.  

I did that prime extension thing 8 times last year due to late packages. Then again, I do buy a ton from them, so maybe that's why I'm not banned.



#3291 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kuso. Except Mine CAGiversary!   11868 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2018 - 07:27 AM

They can still ban you even if you order a ton from them.

 

Remember happening to several users quite a few times in the old AWD thread 



#3292 Jurai  

Posted 07 January 2018 - 09:44 AM

PA is doing standard releases for Blue Rider and Ghost Blade HD

 

I bought blue rider when it was one of the first eastasia releases, I cannot in any good conscience recommend anybody here buys it. The game is one of the most poorly coded games on PS4. Input latency is insanely bad. You will not have a good time with it. I asked ea about it and they redirected me to the developer for assistance and washed their hands of it. Just buy that one cheap digital if you really want it, the game is just a turd



#3293 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7622 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

chrislaustin

Posted 07 January 2018 - 01:52 PM

You sound like a very difficult customer who feels entitled. We have Prime but we never demand concessions from Amazon when packages are occasionally late. That's just lame.

Yeah, for me, it's a give and take relationship for sure. Although Prime is not cheap, I ship tons of packages each year myself, so I understand better than most how and why delays happen. I can't blame Amazon when it's more than clear USPS/FedX/UPS is at fault more often than not. I would say a good portion of my prime orders arrive late, but I only call them out on it when its a gift or something I really needed to be on time and it wasn't.

 

The same goes for damages, as 90% of my orders arrive with some defect, but contacting them about a box of band-aids arriving smashed is just being silly. I've honestly never considered being banned, although I have heard the warnings here weekly from others. As based on my overall purchases, I only contact them with issues for probably less than 1% of my orders. And even with those, it's even smaller than that, as I've only gotten stuff mostly from broken CS/Supervisor promises that didn't happen.

 

I did that prime extension thing 8 times last year due to late packages. Then again, I do buy a ton from them, so maybe that's why I'm not banned.

Your paying for a service, and if you don't feel it is being met on your end, you completely in your rights to contact them and state as much. If and when you may get banned, that is something you'll have to deal with as well. I honestly can't see a company promising "2 day" shipping, and then getting upset when it isn't delivered. If they don't want to hear from someone about it, don't promise it, PERIOD!



#3294 Tyrok   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2805 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2018 - 05:42 PM

Anybody know of any discounted preorder deals for Dragon Ball Fighter z?

Games getting a pre-release sale is pretty rare aside from the GCU/Prime discount. Only NBA Live last year and the upcoming We Happy Few come to mind.



#3295 adam81  

Posted 07 January 2018 - 09:42 PM

PA is doing standard releases for Blue Rider and Ghost Blade HD

 

I bought blue rider when it was one of the first eastasia releases, I cannot in any good conscience recommend anybody here buys it. The game is one of the most poorly coded games on PS4. Input latency is insanely bad. You will not have a good time with it. I asked ea about it and they redirected me to the developer for assistance and washed their hands of it. Just buy that one cheap digital if you really want it, the game is just a turd

I agree it's just not fun. Also not very fast paced as you have to constantly rotate the screen. The biggest problem is it being only 30fps. This should easily be 60.



#3296 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kuso. Except Mine CAGiversary!   11868 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

Posted 09 January 2018 - 03:06 AM



#3297 Jurai  

Posted 09 January 2018 - 03:07 AM

I agree it's just not fun. Also not very fast paced as you have to constantly rotate the screen. The biggest problem is it being only 30fps. This should easily be 60.

yeah, the controls feel like mud to me, I don't know if it ever got patched, once I put it back in the box it was never to be taken out again



#3298 ignition365  

ignition365

Posted 09 January 2018 - 02:21 PM

Honestly this is the first PA release I've seen in a while that looks good to me.



#3299 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   13185 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 January 2018 - 02:34 PM

Yeah, Bleed/Bleed 2 look pretty awesome.  Great value too considering you're getting two PS4 discs with manuals and a soundtrack for $40



#3300 JoshTX   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2485 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 09 January 2018 - 04:33 PM

Watched a guy play the first 20 minutes or so of Bleed on Youtube. Looks like it gets pretty intensely difficult, pretty fast. I like it, but I wonder if it's so hard that it'll lose my interest if I can't progress past the 2nd or 3rd level in reasonable time. As a little kid I used to play these games on the NES over and over again to the point of memorization and repetition, but I've grown somewhat lazy and nowadays I imagine I would just pop in a different title.