Thread: Amazon: The Price Follower
02-23-2009 05:30 PM #16
I have cut back my purchases at Amazon significantly mostly due to their elimination of the 30 day price guarantee, coupled with unattractive prices on many of the items I am interested in. For Christmas 2007, we made many purchases via Amazon. For Christmas 2008, we made none. I have ordered a few blu-ray titles from them recently, but only when they dropped prices down to a level I could live with without feeling too badly if they went down further (ie. $15 per title - with a $10 rebate from the studio since it was a double dip of a sd-dvd of the same title). I find I can usually do better elsewhere (Fry's, Tower - even BestBuy sometimes), so I stay patient and wait for those great sale prices.Sony BDP-S1000ES + Toshiba HD-A35
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02-23-2009 09:42 PM #17
Amazon.com has had some sweet deals in the past but since December it all seemed to change. On the other hand, Amazon.uk still has some great deals on region free br's, much better then the one on this side of the pond.
I picked up Close Encounters of The Third Kind for $14.98 inc.shipping from amazon.uk and here in the states they wanted $34.00 for the same item.
02-24-2009 12:44 AM #18Member
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I'll continue to buy from Amazon as long as I have Prime. I am in a group that does Prime for like $16 each. Totally worth it for that amount. I don't have to have the titles at release date anymore so I wait a few weeks.
02-24-2009 10:07 AM #19
Hmm I just realized I've bought more from Best Buy now than Amazon. Who would think that Amazon has to price match Best Buy now on various titles during initial release?Display: Samsung 52" LNT5271F LCD 1080/24p 120Hz
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02-24-2009 11:16 AM #20
I will continue to buy from Amazon when the price is right (which is becoming noticeably less), but I noticed that buying at Best Buy is becoming a much safer choice. Since the release of Madagascar 2, for instance, I've gone back twice for adjustments thanks to their 30-day price guarantee. I would've been SOL if I'd bought it from Amazon. Like I was when Friday the 13th dropped in price during the second week of release.
02-24-2009 11:27 AM #21"Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government"
02-24-2009 12:47 PM #22
The double whammy is that if they don't get you with their higher prices, they certainly will with their lack of a post-purchase price protection policy. Even Best Buy (that they are trying to match) gives you 30 days.
Hey Amazon, what gives?
02-24-2009 01:35 PM #23
This whole thread could be an off-shoot of my Why Pre-Order thread as well..
02-24-2009 06:17 PM #24My collection
02-24-2009 06:31 PM #25
Put in a pre-order for American History X for $14.99
Didn't think it was too bad.
Amazon is almost alway going to be the best deal for me. I'm not one that's gotta have a new release the week it's out. Amazon usually comes down faster in price than a B&M store.To buy or not to buy? That is the question....