Best Buy also gives you 500 bonus RZ points for pre-ordering. Plus the points you get from the purchase.... and points gamer dollars applied towards getting your gamer bonus. Its not a straight up comparison between the two as 45 vs 35.
less money out of your pocket is usually a better deal when both are "technically" the same price. therefore, bestbuy has currently the best deal. Also, bestbuy has a WAY better deal on the PC version at 35$ w/ 10$ reward zone. You don't get squat here with pc preorder.
Amazon does charge tax in some states and therefore is a better deal at Bestbuy in some stats. Like Jose said, 10$ less upfront and same 20$ back is better then amazon's deal. Simple math saving 35$(bestbuy) is better then saving 25$(amazon) for the same product.
I never have any problems with Best Buy nor Amazon. Both have taken very good care of any issues or price adjustments. I am also a Silver Premiere Reward Zone member at Best Buy, so I do get a few more perks, like free shipping on any order. I can order a DVD for $4.99 and get it shipped to me for free. Although, at Amazon, it doesn't take much to fill my cart with over $25 worth of items. Great deals on both sites, and great customer service! And great to have the options!
Also, if you bank at Bank of America, they have their Add-it-Up program which pays you back for purchases. For purchases at Best Buy online, you get 1% back. During the holidays, it usually goes up to 3 to 5%. Ebay purchases get 3% back. I wish they had Amazon on their list.
Another also, Best Buy accepts PayPal payments. Another thing I would like to see Amazon add.
I got a weird deal.... I purchased it at $49.99 and took the free shipping. However, I called Amazon, and I have $25 towards my next pre-order. I can't see applied it until it ships. So, I will pay $29.99, and will get the promo $20 too. Awesome!
i get a text about 2 hours before i get an email. I got a txt at 9:53 and an email at 11:06. tracking shows it didnt actually leave until 3:32 am and apparantly flew here, 4 hours later is out for delivery. was shipped with next day airsaver.