These deals are a joke. I checked the price of the dog nail clippers before the lightning deal and they were $15.99 and the lightning deal was $14.28. I also checked the price of the Fox Farms fertilizer before the deal and it was $38 and change while the lightning deal popped up for $37.33. These really don't seem like much of a deal to me.
I ordered 3 items, had rewards on my card. One of the sites I ordered from couldn't use my rewards points on the order I placed, they stated they used an old card number. I sent them the number on the account again which was valid and it went through, of course with no rewards were used. The other sites had no problem giving me my points and used the correct account number. Both these orders were placed at the same time. So it looks like I don't get to use my $33.00 rewards. I will be asking Amazon what is going on.
Yeah, for Cyber Monday, the first season of Walking Dead went up two bucks, The Firefly series went up two bucks, The Tudors went up FIFTY TWO BUCKS, Rome went up ten bucks, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo went up five bucks--nearly everything I was watching went up.
Last year, I spent easily over $1,500 on black friday/cyber monday on Amazon through the lightning deals and got all my shopping done. This year I spent $21. The deals have been really dissapointing and the few good ones I wanted, I was unable to get. And yes it is funny. These deals are so bad, it makes you laugh. That makes it a joke.
There are quite a few things I have no interest in and I have also noticed some things are not much of a deal as well, but I have kept my eye on some particular things & do my research and comapare. The best I have gotten is the new Brave cartoon blu-ray/dvd combo for under $10.00! I have actually gotton Free 2-day shipping on everything i have ordered. I am happy with the deals I have gotten so far, but I must admit I have to put in the time.
I have to agree with the other posters on here. There weren't any great deals, and when my wife went to check out this morning on a Little People car set the seller had sold out, and the next seller wanted 12 dollars for shipping. We found it cheaper at Target. Amazon is usually great, but Black Friday/Cyber Monday leaves a lot to be desired.