Wow. What's going on Amazon. I was about to make you my all-time video game seller, for games I wanted get on release date, due to the convenience of having it shipped to me for arrival on release date without being charged for it. I was checking out and saw I had to pay? No thanks, I'll just pick it up on the way home from work from Gamestop or Best Buy. Too bad, looks like I'll be shopping from them for games moving forward since you're now charging for guaranteed release date arrival.
You are absolutely right. Amazon has to go back to offering release date shipping (even .99 is worth it because it comes right to our doors) because on the titles you want to get on release day, the prices aren't usually better on Amazon. I also used to take advantage of the $10 credit and just keep rotating it to the next game I wanted to buy, but when the promotion is the same as Gamestop and without the release day shipping - there's no contest.
I did notice that Release Day Shipping had disappeared. I don't understand why though. Having a game sent to your house on the day it comes out? charging about 6-7 dollars extra to have it shipped isn't acceptable considering that I could just pick it up from a local place. If the 99 cent thing is killing you guys, then you don't have to bring it back but at least compromise and not charge 6 or 7 bucks.
Yeah, like I said, Amazon was about to be my go to place for pre-orders, but there's no way I'm going to hand out the extra money required for shipping to get the game on release day. I always thought they were smart for offering the cheap release day shipping. I think this is a ploy to try and lure people to get Amazon prime, which would give you free shipping for guaranteed release day arrival. Very unfortunate, but I'll just be shopping at Best Buy or Gamestop to get my pre-orders. Even worse, Walmart is giving away 2 free tickets to the movie with their pre-order, and Best Buy is giving a ten dollar gift certificate(or code) toward future purchases. You'd be crazy to pre-order from Amazon. Again, very unfortunate.
This is really upsetting. I was excited to see what this Stan Lee pre-order business was about but I REFUSE to pay that much to get it release day. Gamestop is offering a Rhino add-on if you pre-order from them. Sadly, this made my decision for me. Way to go Amazon...hopefully Stan will be future DLC.
You might want to check with Gamestop because I received the Stan Lee pre-order at Gamestop! Oh..maybe you mean you didn't preorder from Gamestop? I loved the $10 credit toward a future purchase Amazon used to give too - there was no way I would shop anywhere else. Come on Amazon - bring that all back for us! I love shopping at Amazon, but can't spend MORE money on a product to do it!
That's exactly why Frank. you get free two day shipping, which will get you the game on release day if you pre-order it. That's why I think this is a ploy to get people signed up for Prime. I had been considering it prior to see this, and now refuse to get it on that basis alone.
In spite of the fact that I already pre-ordered from Gamestop, I just tested it out and couldn't get free one day shipping, so either you're a prime member and they are doing it for prime members only, or you're making that up, or Amazon hates me in particular and won't give me the free shipping.
Shipping is only free for Prime members, I'm saying I didn't have to pay additional money for my order, it says $60.95 I'm essentially getting it on release day with release day cost of 99 cents. I'm not a Prime member and 1 day shipping is what I chose. I also placed my order back in May.
I did as well, I'm a Prime member. I placed my order today, contacted them and they gave me the adjustment. I actually had no idea RDS for free for Prime members went away till today. Lego Batman 2 came last week for free without an issue. Weird poilcy change by Amazon.
Thanks for the clarification. That makes sense then. It's a well-deserved deal for Prime members, but unfortunate that it seems to be a requirement now for free release day shipping. I personally can't justify the expense of Prime for fre release day shipping, especially when it was included for anyone before.
Wait I'm confused on everyone's problem with the shipping fee? I had release day shipping on this title, not an Amazon Prime user, see that the $0.99 cents is still stated for my shipping and yet now when I check my order it's knocked to 2-day shipping. So am I not getting this game tomorrow that I paid the $0.99 or not?
Well Tiso what does delivery date estimate say June 26th or 29th? I had it bump up to two day shipping after RDS and notice the price remained the same yet date of arrival the 29th. I then switched to one day and got the same price yet 26th for arrival.
My delivery estimate is June 28th. It's not so much of a bother that I won't have this today, it's just I've used release date shipping multiple times and had no problem. Now all of a sudden without warning I don't have it, was bumped to 2-day shipping yet still paid $0.99 for release date as if it was Amazon's way to "smooth" over the problem. I contacted them and they took my shipping charge off and moved it up to 1 day shipping but the entire experience has left me feeling Amazon won't be getting my money for game releases anymore despite the pre-order bonus. Now when I go to work I'll see copies of Spider-Man just staring at me when I could be playing it later tonight, but nope, have to wait for my package from Amazon.
They've been pulling some strings (bad ones!) lately. I don't even wanna start with 3DS games on amazon, you have to pay $7-10 of shipping to get those games on release day and that's crazy. I mean I don't want to pay nearly $50 for a handheld game.