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Amazon Prime 20% Preorder Benefit Officially Ending 8/28


#1 Jurai  

Posted 20 August 2018 - 07:10 PM

Amazon is switching to the same model as Best Buy where you get a $10 credit on select items, orders before 8/28 can still get the 20% discount.

 

https://www.amazon.c...ode=17911060011

 

 

Second, starting on August 28, Prime members will now get a $10 Amazon credit when pre-ordering select games on Amazon.com. This credit can be used on almost anything sold by Amazon.com. This new pre-order benefit is replacing the current discount on physical game pre-orders. All eligible pre-orders placed before August 28 will still receive the 20% discount under the existing benefit once the game is released. For more information and restrictions on this new Prime benefit, click right here.

 

 



#2 Thebacklash   Now Drinking: Minor Case Rye Whiskey - Sherry Cask Finished CAGiversary!   2840 Posts   Joined 4.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 07:11 PM

heh, just came here to post that in the N thread since we just talked about it there lol.

 

We knew it would end soon..



#3 CookieMonster156   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   663 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 07:12 PM

Basically a complete copy of Best Buys current Reward certificate program for select game preorders.

#4 Legendarytjf  

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 07:13 PM

Fuck it's just as the prophecy foretold. They were supposed to bring balance to the force not destroy it!

#5 RabbiHick  

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 07:13 PM

Well we all knew it was happening since Amazon has never been good for anything except copying BB.

#6 Sigma   King of Strong Style CAGiversary!   4307 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 20 August 2018 - 07:14 PM

We knew this was coming. The digital future is becoming more of a reality every day and it's sad. 



#7 Kaiser499   Gaming Guru CAGiversary!   4096 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 20 August 2018 - 07:17 PM

Fuck Amazon.



#8 NeoMonk  

Posted 20 August 2018 - 07:18 PM

My heart goes out to those poor saps who bought PRIME after GCU went away to keep getting discounts. 



#9 Sonicyogurt   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   112 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 07:18 PM

Well we all knew it was happening since Amazon has never been good for anything except copying BB.

That's really unfair.

 

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#10 Nogib   *squeezing* the *juice* CAGiversary!   1464 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 20 August 2018 - 07:19 PM



#11 Inriri   Kung Fu Skeleton CAGiversary!   521 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 20 August 2018 - 07:26 PM

I'm ambivalent on it. On one hand that really sucks for the people that use it specifically for that. On the other hand that credit can be used on anything Amazon sells which is nicer than Best Buy's due to the amount of variety.



#12 FlawlesslyFatal   $15 or less CAGiversary!   1687 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 07:26 PM

Canada got the worst end of the deal too, Amazon ending their 10% preorder discount with no extra incentive GC for preorder.

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#13 ShadowAssassin   #TTP CAGiversary!   4521 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 07:28 PM

Count on a "suspicious" influx of new games added to Amazon.com on August 29th.



#14 ColombiaNecktie   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   22 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 07:30 PM

Terrible day for gamers.  Bestbuy and Amazon give up on gamers. Gamestop needs to take advantage of this if they want to survive.



#15 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9533 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 20 August 2018 - 07:31 PM

Sad....select games too...so whatever AAA games they decide to do it for with some niche games here and there if you're lucky.

 

I'm just going back to buying less games, and likely supporting the niche guys and a few AAA releases.

 

Saw the writing with the 20% off appearing on less and less niche games, but yeah....this is another low. 



#16 Jurai  

Posted 20 August 2018 - 07:31 PM

Count on a "suspicious" influx of new games added to Amazon.com on August 29th.

eh, they're already excluding games from the 20% discount selectively, no reason for them to hold back putting titles up



#17 ShadowAssassin   #TTP CAGiversary!   4521 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 07:33 PM

In all seriousness, everyone knew this was coming when BB bowed out. Amazon only did it to compete with them. They had no incentive anymore.

Terrible day for gamers.  Bestbuy and Amazon give up on gamers. Gamestop needs to take advantage of this if they want to survive.

Gamestop will aggressively respond by adding 5% off any used game after 50 used games purchases in a calendar year.



#18 donny2112   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   772 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 07:35 PM

So instead of 20% off a $60 game, it's 14.3% off ($60 game + $10 Amazon Gift Card).



#19 Tom Ato   Vine Ripened CAGiversary!   809 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 20 August 2018 - 07:38 PM

Thank god. I was on the fence about renewing Prime. But not anymore!



#20 FlawlesslyFatal   $15 or less CAGiversary!   1687 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 07:40 PM

So instead of 20% off a $60 game, it's 14.3% off ($60 game + $10 Amazon Gift Card).

Also it takes up to 35 days for the $10 GC to show up

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#21 vantheman   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1274 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 20 August 2018 - 07:40 PM

And red dead 2 is just conveniently unavailable for pre order. Hmmmm



#22 Jurai  

Posted 20 August 2018 - 07:42 PM

So instead of 20% off a $60 game, it's 14.3% off ($60 game + $10 Amazon Gift Card).

 

the $10 card is only on select titles, and 'while supplies last' so it's not any guaranteed discount



#23 adonfraz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   381 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 20 August 2018 - 07:46 PM

No incentive to renew my Prime in December.



#24 FlyingMonkey9   Genetically Modified CAG CAGiversary!   4095 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 07:51 PM

THIS IS WHY COMPETITION IS IMPORTANT

FUCKING A SO PISSED

#25 ShadowAssassin   #TTP CAGiversary!   4521 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 07:53 PM

Apparently these credits expire in 60 days too. And aren't applied for 30+ days.



#26 Malignpariah   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   48 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 07:53 PM

Terrible day for gamers.  Bestbuy and Amazon give up on gamers. Gamestop needs to take advantage of this if they want to survive.

Gamestop already took advantage of it remember? They canceled their Elite 20% off  program. Had to make sure they did not have the best discount available. (I know, different thing, but related)



#27 Daytonabot   Hornet CAGiversary!   422 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 07:55 PM

Nobody should be surprised.  As soon as GCU ended, it was unlikely the 20% discount would make it to year-end.



#28 Dreamweapon   Hehehe, "member" CAGiversary!   80 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 07:58 PM

eh, they're already excluding games from the 20% discount selectively, no reason for them to hold back putting titles up

Backlog, baby.  We all have them, probably triple-digits deep at this point.  If the retailers and publishers think they can collude and force consumers into buying a more expensive product, they're going to be sadly mistaken for at least the rest of this generation of hardware.



#29 skrockij89  

Posted 20 August 2018 - 07:59 PM

Good thing I still have GCU until next December. All Amazon does is copy other businesses promotion practices and copies their sale prices. 

 

BB > Amazon



#30 coolduck   super cool duck CAGiversary!   393 Posts   Joined 2.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 08:02 PM

you know bezos makes the shareholder meetings laugh out loud with his hilarious gloats about how more and more people buy amazon prime despite almost all of the changes being terrible and how 95% of subscribers dont need it whatsoever