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>Amazon releases a statement that now they are giving 20% off new games (for only on release day and 2 weeks after release)
>/v/ goes into a uproar saying how its better then best buy's video game plan.
>amazon prime cost $100 a year
>best buys gamerclub costs $30 every 2 years.
>best buys plan is 20% OFF any new game and its always active as long as the game is new
>best buys plan has buy 2 get 1 free on used games.

so tell me /v/ how is prime's better?
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>>323772646
As an Australian I am very jealous of either deal.

You guys are very lucky to have them.
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It's not better, Steam does 20% off on release and you don't have to pay a cent for it.

Why the fuck would I want to support Amazon, the literal worst company of internet commerce?
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>>323772776
Steam doesn't charge you guys more than retail? As an Australian I am very jealous. You guys are lucky to have such great deals.
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>>323772646
>how is prime's better?
It's not. I've considered just buying online from other stores due to how awful their prices have been of late.
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>thinking anybody on /v/ actually pays for amazon prime

>thinking any parents subscribe to gamerclub
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>>323772646
Prime is only worth it if you intend to make it pay for itself. Last year I saved about $250 on shipping because of Prime. I'm only about 2 months into this years subscription, but I've already saved $50.

If I were to only buy games with my sub, that would be a waste of money. That's why I buy books and anime, this is just a nice little bonus for when I do buy games from Amazon.
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>>323772646
can you use that offer as non american prime user?
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>>323772646
I am in europe and they dont offer the 20% off new games here (I think), but whatever.

What you have to consider is that Amazon prime is not for games only.
You have to consider for yourself if its worth it or not based on how much shit you buy.

I use Amazon up to four times a month. Shit pays off for me easily so its a nobrainer.
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>>323772646
>100$ a year
>implying
It's 40$ a year with a .edu address.
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>>323773064
>waste of money
>I buy books and anime
Anon...
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>>323772776
Street Fighter 5 on steam is just as expensive as in gamestop and actually its cheaper on amazon.
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>Both places are cancer
>Neither are cheap compared to G2A or GMG
Why would you do this?
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>>323773181
>ON RELEASE

Learn to read, nigger
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>>323773204
Anon, I would NEVER give money to those middleman sites.
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>>323773064
>Prime is only worth it if you intend to make it pay for itself.

but it never does pay for itself because amazons bloating prices.
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>>323773309
It wont be 20% off on release.
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>>323773106
i pay 50€ even without the university mail address although it started out this way.
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>buy gamers club unlocked last month
>this happens

Prime is good if you split the (student price) with 4 other people
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>>323773416
But it will, you dumb fuck.
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>>323772646
I didn't know this was a thing with Prime. And I literally just cancelled my (third) Prime trial yesterday. I was on the fence about it this time, wish I had known about this.
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>>323773360
I have bought 17 games from G2A and 5 from GMG. I have gotten all of them near instantly and never had Card Fraud or anything else. You are just a scared bitch and apparently not very frugal.
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>>323773529
Nope.
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>>323773586
He must be smart enough to go to source and pirate. That's what GOG and humble bundle does.
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>>323773529
I dont know why this cuck is comparing a digital market that only eats up steam/publisher costs vs a physical game that deals with publisher/shipping/distributor

And steam occasionally has pre order discounts but not EVERY game is subject to this and you know that you cuck.
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>>323773586
I got cheated out of a 1€ code on G2A recently.
Not cool at all.
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>console peasantry

oh look it's neo-/v/.
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>>323772646
would you look at all those playstation 3 games
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>>323773667
I will admit piracy is better. I do use GoG sometimes too. Humble Bundle hasn't been good in years though. Some things you can't pirate though.

>>323773821
Should have used shield. Its literally a couple dollars for safety.
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>>323774201
>paying 1€ to protect a 1€ code
>paying for shield at all
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>>323774269
I will be honest after I bought my third game, I stopped using shield. Waste of a dollar I could be spending on some shit DLC.

Still, its your/his fault for buying something so cheap on a site like that.

It was a CSGO Item wasn't it?
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>>323774348
It was a key for a game that used to be in a humble bundle.

The key ended up being used.
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>>323774308
>phoneposter
>shitposter

like pottery
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>>323774201
>Some things you can't pirate though.
Somebody isn't a part of any sekrit clubs. Maybe you should join one. Unless you're talking about multiplayer games, in which case there hasn't been one worth buying since UT2004.
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>>323774507
Well, I admit, I am no sekrit club member, although I would not mind being in one for very old and obscure vidya You have no idea the lengths I had to go to find a working, half decent translated version of Prince of Qin and a working version of Throne of Darkness with patches

However, I do buy multiplayer games that you obviously do not enjoy. For instant, Battlefield 4. People have different tastes though anon.
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>>323774649
>enjoying modern battlefield
I do not comprehend.
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>>323774750
Like I said anon, different tastes.
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Because I already have prime
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>>323774790
Like good taste and shit taste?
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>>323773172
If no one pays for it no one will create it.
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>>323774895
I mean, I would assume that me being into, generally, older stuff was enough to throw that out the window. You know how some people enjoy Transformers because its dumb? Same reason I enjoy Battlefield, its dumb fun.
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>>323775193
That is bullshit and you know it. When was the last time you paid for artwork for example?
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>those hourly rankings
SE is going to make so much money when these two games finally come out.
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>same discount you get at gmg every day except you have to pay for it.

for what fucking purpose.
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>>323772646
Let's also add
>best buy has rewards points
>best buy discounts Amiibo, Gaylanders, Shitfinity, and Dimensions
Gaymers club is much better and I have prime.
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>>323772646
After I replaced most of my shopping trips with Amazon. Prime became very well worth it.
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>Best Buy and Amazon fighting tooth and nail each giving customer's great pricing
>Gamestop shares are plummeting and they refuse to change their business model

Will they even still be in business in the next 3 years?
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>>323775690
Probably not. Last time I went to Gamestop to spend some gift cards, it looked more like a thinkgeek store than a game store. Lots of shelf space reserved for junk.
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>>323775427
You don't give away your credit info to Russians, for one thing, you get actual games you can own instead of renting a license for another.
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And this deal just had to happen when i'm about to graduate school and my Prime Student discount is going to run out.
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>>323772950
I started shifting away from Amazon since I ran out of Amazon Student. It really isn't worth it for me at $100 a year with the limited benefits you get. These days they fuck you over for not having Prime so I try not to give them any more money now.
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>>323775423
This. Artists do it for free. There is never any reason to pay anyone for art of any kind.

If a person decides to make any art, that person also decided to never make a single cent.
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>>323776186
>These days they fuck you over for not having Prime so I try not to give them any more money now.

this is also highly abusable if you complain to amazon's service department. i ordered some new stuff over the past three months and each time in the status i got "order placed october 1st, expected to ship october 11th" i emailed their customer service each time and they upgraded me to one day shipping for free and each shipment went out less than 8 hours after i bitched at them. like any company they depend on people's laziness or unwillingness to voice concern so they can cut corners.
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>>323772646
The real question is how is best buy better than gamestop? Its the same price for pro but GameStop drops prices much more often and actually keeps up to date on game prices. Best buy charges full price for as long as possible and has higher prices on all fronts, shit tier store to get your games from
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>>323776547
What about when certain items are Reserved for Amazon Prime™?
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>tfw Prime Now
This shit is amazing, literally no reason to leave the house now. I feel for cities who don't have this yet.

Also fuck tipping the driver
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>>323775690
>went into gamestop a month or so ago to abuse the used game policy so I could buy the uncharted collection, play it through, and return it
>a used copy of the game was $60
>the guy working the counter says a new one is $65
I mean I ended up getting my money back, but goddamn they are fucking jewish as shit
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>>323776923
>Also fuck tipping the driver
Enjoy having your packages spit in
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>>323776948
Well yeah they have to have hueg profit margins to pay for all the expenses that come with brick and mortar stores
They'll all be gone in like 5-10 years
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what is this "buy" you speak of?
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I don't mind prime because I have a lot of shit shipped to me... And I have friends on my account as family members and they pay me part of it so it ultimately just costs me 33$ a year.

I won't lie its certainly a lot worse than it used to be though.
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>>323775690
best buy is only afloat thanks to cell phones and tablets, otherwise they're pure showrooms. gamestop will probably just turn into another gamefly
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>>323777036
I get that, but used games is entirely profits for them. If I was actually looking to buy and keep a copy I would have just paid the extra $5 to get a brand new copy rather than a used one. Or even just buy a new copy off amazon for cheaper than their shit
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>>323772646
I was wondering why my amiibo had "Prime Savings" subtracted from them at checkout. I guess they count as games to them?
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No-one's even mentioned three reasons why gcu is still better than prime for games, beyond the fact that the prime only applies to pre-orders, while the gcu discount applies to all new games all the time.

First, Best Buy will price match amazon, and pretty much any other major online retailer and you can still apply that 20% afterwards.

Second, you get free $10 gift certificates for pre-ordering and buying big name games.

Third, you get double BB reward points with gcu, so you get even more gift cert's pretty quickly.

Amazon still isn't better.
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>amazon prime cost $100 a year
My country doesn't provide prime so I have premium that costs 20€ a year for free one-day shipping (I usually order more than 50 products a year o Amazon).
Is at least Amazon Music better than spotify?

Also the statement I suppose is just for Amazon US.
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>>323777515
>First, Best Buy will price match amazon
Best buy is a bitch when it comes to price matching. They'll turn you down just because they feel like it. So good luck asking for a price match and not getting
>we won't do that, because to get this price on amazon you need to pay for prime
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>>323777515
best buys do not price match amazon. especially with discounts lol.

also it doesnt just apply to preorders.


this is mostly just extra shit on top of prime shipping and shit. stop complaining.
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>>323777730
>>323777780
I've never had issues with price-matching amazon items at BB. It's always that the item has to be shipped and sold by amazon, it can't be one of the third-party distributors. I've done it tons of times.

Sounds like you guys just have shit Best Buy's.
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>>323777885
Actually the discount for games on amazon with prime is only shown in your cart, so technically it's not the advertised price. So they won't price match
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>>323777885
It's more likely that he's a soft-spoken dweeb who isn't a good or forceful speaker.
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>>323777979
They won't price match the pre-order 20% off yeah, because that's a checkout thing. However, they will price match something that's a deal, or a sale. The only time that they've never price-matched something for me was during Black Friday week, that's the only time they can't do it.
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Nigga. Prime costed me 50 dollars for that one day.

Go fuck yourself.
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>>323778147
They can turn you down for any reason they want. The only times I've tried price matching with them was during pricing errors online for dirt cheap vidya, like a $60 wiiu. Even though technically it was within their price match policy they refused. I even had a store tell me they just had none in stock, and they wouldn't even check the back when I insisted.
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>>323772646
Prime covers more than just video games though, ya dweeb.
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>>323778247
Like I said, you just have a shitty BB staffed by a pack of assholes. Hell, I've even gotten mine to price match lighting-deals that last for only like an hour in the past.
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>>323772646
>gtasa
>mgs3
>dmc3
>shrek2
>all those other classics

those were the days.
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>>323775423
I actually spend a ton of manga.
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>>323776301
LOL good joke you worthless cunt
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>>323778247
Actually, when I look over BB's price-match policy on their website, they don't actually have a mention anywhere of being able to refuse to price match for anytime they want to. I think you just have a BB with a store manager that's super lazy with a gigantic ego. You could probably call corporate on his ass the next time you get denied a price-match.
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>literally everything a corporation tells you is an outright lie and is designed to swindle you out of your hard earned money

Why is this news? Anything that looks good is completely bullshit until proven otherwise. Nothing in this world is good, if it seems that way, somewhere, somehow, some fuck is playing you like a fiddle and nose diving into your wallet. Treat everything as bullshit that way you don't get fucked. Everybody and anything people tell you is all bullshit until proven otherwise. Dose it seem to good to be true? It's bullshit and some fuck is taking your money. Dose it seem like total bullshit designed to rip you off? Chances are you'd be absolutely correct.
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>>323778607
>they don't actually have a mention anywhere of being able to refuse to price match for anytime they want to
They aren't going to advertise that they will turn you away because they feel like it. But they can and do.
A prime example is when on Nathan For You a business listed brand new TVs on sale for $1, so they could go to best buy and get dirt cheap tvs to sell at the small store. Even though a legit ad was brought in with him, best buy told him to fuck off

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbC0-tuYE2o
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>>323772646
I just checked and amazon prime cost 19.99€ in my country. Why di you say 100$?
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>>323778863
That's a ridiculous comparison man, and you know it. That's a bit on a comedy show where a local retailer is trying to flat out rob them. There's a difference between trying to buy TV's that are hundreds of dollars for $1 and price matching an Amazon video game deal when it's half off and shipped and sold by Amazon. They literally have no justifiable reason for denying a price-match then, and if you get denied for that you can get the store in trouble for doing so.
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>>323775423
I need context on that image. Did the guy get turned into a pair of panties, or is that just horrible wording from the translator?
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