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Old 08-26-08, 03:47 PM   #1
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Amazon starting release date delivery on certain games

Saw a blurb about this at 1up. Good to know for those that like their games immediately. It costs $6, strangely cheaper than two-day or overnight shipping. It's "free" for Amazon Prime peeps.

Amazon has announced that they will now be offering release day delivery for Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Fable 2, and Gears of War 2. During checkout, customers can choose to upgrade their shipping to 'Release-Date Delivery' for $5.98 to guarantee that they get the game on the day it comes out, while Amazon Prime customers will receive the upgrade for free.

For those looking to order a new release from the web and play it the day it's released, this is the best deal we've seen. In comparison, ground shipping (three-plus days) from GameStop is $5.99, two-day is $6.99, and overnight is $9.99. The other options for Amazon customers are the free super saver shiipping (five to nine days), standard shipping for $4.49 (five business days), two-day shipping for $8.98, and one-day shipping for $15.48.
Fable 2 LE is on sale right now at Amazon for $66.99 for those that purchase LEs.
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Old 08-26-08, 03:59 PM   #2
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Oh how I love Prime! Too bad with the NYC tax though still.
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Old 08-26-08, 03:59 PM   #3
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I imagine they must have done really well with the Madden release being delivered "day of" which probably inspired them to do this for other games.
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Old 08-26-08, 04:00 PM   #4
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i'll keep my super saver and see how much difference in speed there is
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Old 08-26-08, 04:03 PM   #5
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They've actually been doing this for a while. Besides Madden, I think there's at least a couple of other "release date" games that they offered (Soul Calibur IV maybe?)
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Old 08-26-08, 04:42 PM   #6
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Hmmm - this could be a nice change from the usual, which is the game hasn't even shipped on release day.

Seriously, I don't know if it's my region or not, but I've had to cancel many pre-ordered games from Amazon as they had not even entered Shipping Soon on the day of release. And these are pre-orders I had in for months and months.

At least it sounds like this won't be the case with TFU.
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Old 08-26-08, 04:45 PM   #7
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I'm going to take the glass is half empty stance. The regular shipping isn't that bad. I can see them getting into a situation where they start holding orders that don't pay for this 'upgrade.'

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Originally Posted by Flay View Post
Fable 2 LE is on sale right now at Amazon for $66.99 for those that purchase LEs.
Wow...I was originally going to get the regular edition, but for only 7 bucks more -- why not?
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Old 08-27-08, 09:25 AM   #9
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Oh how I love Prime! .
Same here. I went in for the DOR shipping for STFU and can't wait to get my hands on the whole game! I have it coming on PS2/PS3 & PSP so, the kids & I will be busy for a minute or two! Before you ask, the kids play on the PS2 and the PSP and the PS3 are solely my domain.
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