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Amazon's Prime discount is only for preorders now

Old 08-15-17, 10:48 PM
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Amazon's Prime discount is only for preorders now

From Wario64 on Twitter:

Just checked a few latest releases, looks like no more 20% off Prime discount on games released within 2 weeks. Discount only for preorders
Amazon is saying the same thing on their site:

Offer valid on physical release video games during pre-order when shipped and sold by Amazon. Discount will be automatically applied at checkout. Must be Prime at time of shipment. Read our FAQ and our Terms & Conditions for more information. Amazon customers also enjoy Release Day Delivery, and our Pre-order Price Guarantee
Prior to this, Amazon applied the discount to games released in the past two weeks. FWIW, amazon.ca did this before later dropping the discount from 20% to 10%, so the same might shake out on this side of the border too.

One more reason that Best Buy's GCU makes far more sense for anyone who buys more than one full-priced game a year.
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Old 08-15-17, 10:51 PM
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Re: Amazon's Prime discount is only for preorders now

GCU also still works on stuff like Amiibos as well, right?
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Old 08-15-17, 10:54 PM
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Re: Amazon's Prime discount is only for preorders now

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GCU also still works on stuff like Amiibos as well, right?
Yup!

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Old 08-15-17, 11:11 PM
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Re: Amazon's Prime discount is only for preorders now

Bummer, although I can't think of an instance where I decided to buy a game after it's release date. I think my game buying habits are different from most though.
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Old 08-16-17, 12:37 AM
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Re: Amazon's Prime discount is only for preorders now

Also, Amazon Canada will only get a 10% discount, instead of 20.
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Old 08-16-17, 07:57 AM
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Re: Amazon's Prime discount is only for preorders now

I can't remember if it was here or CAG, but there were rumors of Target doing something for Red Card members too. Can't remember if 10% or 20% was being thrown around, but on top of the 5% we already get, anything additional would be great. Especially on top of deals like they had last week with 30% off games.

I kinda game up on Amazon for deals anyways. With their already limited two week window and since they cut out premium versions of the games, it wasn't worth it when Best Buy is already doing 20% and brought back the $10 reward zone certificates for bigger pre order releases.
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Old 08-16-17, 10:21 AM
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Re: Amazon's Prime discount is only for preorders now

I guess Best Buy keeps my business.
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Re: Amazon's Prime discount is only for preorders now

Originally Posted by Adam Tyner View Post
Prior to this, Amazon applied the discount to games released in the past two weeks. FWIW, amazon.ca did this before later dropping the discount from 20% to 10%, so the same might shake out on this side of the border too.

One more reason that Best Buy's GCU makes far more sense for anyone who buys more than one full-priced game a year.
That's crap because often on some of the smaller games (which is what I tend to preorder)...Amazon won't put a 20% discount until one or two weeks before release. So you have to wait and then remember to maybe get in. (See World to the West). Amazon says they want your money but then they pull things like this.
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