I'm seriously considering not getting this just because they did away with this option. I mean almost $8 to ship a game that weighs 5 ounces. That is ridiculous. I can ship the same thing myself in the same amount of days for under $2 through USPS. UPS is a joke, and Amazon is becoming one for only doing business with UPS...
Wish I had known all of this earlier. Sent quite a few trades to Amazon, but won't be doing that again in the future, nor will I consider them an option for release day game purchases. By the time I've spent another $8 to get the game on release day, any pre-order gift has essentially been nullified, and I'm certainly not looking to get a big game 1 week later.
Guess who is cancelling their preorder with Amazon and gonna start buying locally at gamestop? Me. Release Day Delivery was the ONLY thing that made me want to buy here and for the past few years I did, but now there's a Gamestop less than 2 miles away so looks like I'm going home.
Wait, so if I ordered this May 8 (before they enacted that new policy) and I have Amazon Prime will I still get it on Release date or does taking those steps simply mean I will get it delivered by Thursday for free (since 2-day shipping is free for Amazon Prime members).
Basically does the new policy mean that people who order it today don't get it by release date or have they decided that no matter when you ordered it it won't get sent out until the date it actually releases?
The page seems to suggest that If I were to purchase it now and spend the extra money on the 1-day delivery I would get it on release date. I have never gone the new game route through Amazon, (I've only taken advantage of sales for stuff that has been available) so I have no idea when they typically ship new releases but my order has not yet shipped, which has me worried that I won't be getting it release day despite placing my order on May 8th.
If this new policy only affects those who wait too long to take advantage of pre-orders I get it, but if it affects those who order well in advance then Amazon is making a terrible move (You can afford AC in your warehouses and send things out on time)
I ordered my two days ago (Sunday) and it appears that it will arrive today (Tuesday) so that is nice, but I really wouldn't care if it didn't arrive till later, I am pretty busy this week anyway, won't have much time to play.
For Prime members you still get release day delivery however you have to select 2-day shipping. I'm not sure why it is this way because it is confusing but the main point is you still get it on release day.
wish i read this earlier......now im pissed i stop going to gamestop and start going on amazon every since back when they added those cash extra 10 buck credit and 99 cent release date delivery. now i was going to pre order MOH waarfighter but 68 bucks wth this is my last time...no more im just going to get games at gamestop or walmart on the next day