>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?
>thinking anybody on /v/ actually pays for amazon prime
>thinking any parents subscribe to gamerclub
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.
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.
>buy gamers club unlocked last month
Prime is good if you split the (student price) with 4 other people
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.
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.
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.
I got cheated out of a 1€ code on G2A recently.
Not cool at all.
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.
Should have used shield. Its literally a couple dollars for safety.
>paying 1€ to protect a 1€ code
>paying for shield at all
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?
>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.
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.
>enjoying modern battlefield
I do not comprehend.
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.
That is bullshit and you know it. When was the last time you paid for artwork for example?
>those hourly rankings
SE is going to make so much money when these two games finally come out.
>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?
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.
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.
>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.
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
>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 $65
I mean I ended up getting my money back, but goddamn they are fucking jewish as shit
I don't mind prime because I have a lot of shit shipped to me... And I have friends on my account as family members and they pay me part of it so it ultimately just costs me 33$ a year.
I won't lie its certainly a lot worse than it used to be though.
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
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.
>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.
>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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
>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.
>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
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.