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Whats with Amazons preorder bonus

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Posted on Oct 25, 2012 7:15:49 AM PDT
Amazon's serious about this. They just added $5 AIV credit as bonuses to AC3 (out next week) and Black Ops 2, so I wouldn't recommend holding out for general credit at the last minute. Switched my preorders to newegg while they got the $12 off preorder promos going.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 25, 2012 2:25:37 PM PDT
M. Williford says:
where do you see $12 off preorder at newegg

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 25, 2012 3:16:53 PM PDT
Got an e-mail. $12 off certain preorders (including Halo 4) by going to newegg's website and entering this code at checkout (expires 10/27):


Posted on Oct 25, 2012 5:08:34 PM PDT
Kamrin says:
Im stuck with Amazon on AC3 because I have the Steelbook. But got Halo 4 and Black Ops 2 I will go with the Microsoft Store.

Posted on Oct 27, 2012 8:47:11 PM PDT
Brent - I went through the checkout process and release day shipping was around $9. I'm going to pick one up locally and not worry about having it shipped on time, especially at higher cost.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 28, 2012 5:29:34 PM PDT
TylerTman says:
Can you use the ms store 25$ credit to pre order black ops 2?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 28, 2012 9:51:53 PM PDT
Ryan says:
No. You cant use it on preorders.

Posted on Oct 29, 2012 12:44:57 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 29, 2012 12:55:25 AM PDT
frodecatur says:
Ryan is incorrect. The $25 dollar code can be used for preorders. Its the same as the $10 codes for the other games and I've used everyone on a preorder as soon as i get them. Usually the day after I receive game. It says you cant use them but it works.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 29, 2012 7:00:12 AM PDT
Kamrin says:
Yes you can Ryan is mistaken, I contacted the Microsoft Store Support and asked them specifically if I could use the credit on pre-orders and they said it can be used on anything I want without restrictions.

Posted on Oct 29, 2012 7:23:25 AM PDT
Ryan says:
Oh my bad. I was not entirely sure either I was just going off of what it said on their website. I preordered Assassin's Creed 3 at Amazon but im for sure gonna get Halo 4 from Microsoft if I can use the credit on a preorder.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 29, 2012 2:59:15 PM PDT
Kamrin says:
Its cool. I just hope Amazon wises up...even lowly Walmart is offering 97 cent release day delivery.

Posted on Oct 29, 2012 5:51:07 PM PDT
OregonKris says:
LOL @ 10$ video credit. Whatever with that trash.

Posted on Oct 30, 2012 12:13:16 PM PDT
Whoa! I didn't notice the promo was for instant video when I pre-ordered last week .... that blows.

Off to the microsoft store I go.

Posted on Oct 30, 2012 8:06:09 PM PDT
K. Waldron says:
yeah before i went 80% pc this last year, i use preorder from amazon all the time. then i say right after gears of war 3 it just went down hill and i dont even see 10$ credits anymore. sorry but i might as well just go to gamestop wallmart or best if im going to pay 60$ for it.i dont think i've gotten a console game since gears 3 actually. so many better deals elsewhere

i'm doing microsoft this time as i could use another year subscription :)

Posted on Oct 31, 2012 8:02:03 AM PDT
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Posted on Oct 31, 2012 10:13:29 AM PDT
wutai012 says:
Last full priced game I remember buying on Amazon was Gears of War 3. Funny because the previous ten games or so were all from Amazon. Pre-ordered Halo 4 from the Microsoft store. You are doing this to yourself Amazon. :p

Posted on Oct 31, 2012 1:27:24 PM PDT
Kamrin says:
@DakillaKommeth Are you serious or just trolling?

Posted on Oct 31, 2012 7:42:56 PM PDT
Dubs says:
does buying through the MS store give you the 1600 MSP they offer as well?

Posted on Oct 31, 2012 8:51:42 PM PDT
Kamrin says:
Im not sure I don't think they are offering the 1600 points with halo 4. I think thats for Black ops 2.

Posted on Oct 31, 2012 9:40:39 PM PDT
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E. Lew says:
Just went to the Microsoft Store and if I pre-ordered Halo 4 & Call of Duty: Black Ops II right now I would get the following:

Halo 4 [Game]
- $25 coupon for your next Microsoft Store online purchase
- Halo 4 Customizable Pulse Armor Skin

Call of Duty: Black Ops II [Game]
- Xbox LIVE 1600 pts Coupon
- $10 coupon for your next Microsoft Store online purchase

All that for just $119.98 before taxes. Amazon gives me Halo 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops II right now for $118.00 before taxes. A difference of $1.98, sure, but the value you get from Microsoft Store is way better than Amazon (they even do free shipping!). I've never purchased a game from anyplace online except from Amazon, but this deal is very tempting. Amazon, if you can match it I'd continue telling people your site is the best for online purchases (yes, Prime member here), but if not...well, I'd have to tell them to go elsewhere.

Posted on Nov 1, 2012 1:57:18 AM PDT
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Posted on Nov 1, 2012 7:10:25 AM PDT
I used to purchase almost all of my console games via amazon.

I haven't bought any in a long time now though. I mean what's the incentive? Amazon has good CS (heads above most stores imo) but they used to offer credit, usually 20'ish for big AAA games and also 99c release date delivery. However stopping such things while stores like Microsoft/newegg/best buy do those kinds of deals makes no sense. Surely someone in their marketing team understands that having 0 incentives to pre order a game via amazon when you can do so cheaper at other stores will lose them business?

They've lost hundreds of dollars of my business because of it already.

Posted on Nov 1, 2012 7:58:17 AM PDT
Kamrin says:
And to think I was the biggest Amazon fanboy. I used to go around preaching about this site and its

Posted on Nov 1, 2012 8:59:00 AM PDT
Ryan says:
Can someone tell me the exact preorder deal Microsoft Store is offering?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 1, 2012 9:28:33 AM PDT
Buckeye H says:
MS Store-

You get a $25 off coupon for your next MS Store online purchase and the Halo 4 Pulse Armor Skin.
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