I agree! I was really surprised that there were no bonuses offered- not even a $5 Amazon credit or something that seems to be offered with a lot of other games. The release date is coming up quick (but not quick enough- haha!) so hopefully that will add something. It would be nice... but honestly as long as I get the game on the release date I'll still be more than happy!
When i first started using Amazon, they had a lot of promotions for video games. I remember even when the PC version of MW2 was $60, they had a $20 gift card bonus, but that was the last of that. At most there will be a $10 gift card for $60 games or nothing, or cheap useless pre-order bonuses. Still, amazon still supplies the best service i have ever had, and i will buy it Amazon. I saw that promotion on Newegg, but i will still rather buy on Amazon, thought maybe i should have got it from newegg because i lost a bet, and have to buy 2 extra copies. Hopefully there will be some kind of promotion though, but SCII did not get one.
I got on the Newegg deal for $50 and canceled my Amazon order, but if they do offer some promotion in the end I'll switch back, but I doubt it since it's a Blizzard game and they feel like they don't need promotions to sell this game.
OH ok. Well that's good. I was scared Gas price had gone up ridiculously somewhere in the states. I do know that petrol is expensive in England, but in fairness folks there probably don't often have to drive as far as we do... our country is very spread out!
As for blizzard charging tax. I don't get charged tax on my subscription fees. It says it's 14.99, and I pay 14.99 each month.
I also used the Annual pass with WoW and get Diablo 3 for free so I'm happy for that. I just had to agree to pay for WoW for a year which is something I... well i'll get my monies worth hehe.
I might have done that, if I still played WoW with the vigor I used to. That ended though when I moved from the West to the East, time zones no longer work to my advantage. I work very early in the morning so I can't stay up late, and since people won't even start raiding until 8-9 pm earliest it's too late for me.
WoW ran its course for me after Cataclysm. A year of WoW is 2.5x more expensive than a copy of D3, and time spent playing WoW would be time spent not playing D3. For me, quitting when I did was win-win.
2k Games Gods and Kings expansion, Civ V game of the year edition, and Civ IV complete including the Colonization remake and the Stronghold collection, all up to Stronghold 2 14.95 Think maybe it's Blizzard who won't discount? I look at the digital downloads and pricing suggests it's the companies calling the bulk of the calls. It's a thought.