Did You Know: Amazon Release Date Shipping Is Now Only 99 Cents


No longer too expensive

When was the last time that you felt good about spending close to $70 on a supposedly $60 game? Sure, having a product shipped directly to you is convenient, but it’s also a good way to rack up your credit card bill.

Thankfully, Amazon is aware of these shipping and handling woes. That’s why the popular retailer is now offering release day delivery for only 99 cents (as opposed to the previous $5.99). And in a world where Steam offers discounts on a weekly basis, that extra $5 can mean a lot.

What does this price reduction mean, you ask? Well, instead of a $60 game costing almost $66 in order to reach your place of residence, many titles will now only run you $60.98.

While every upcoming video game is not currently part of this deal, many major releases–such as Call of Duty: Black Ops, LittleBigPlanet 2, Fallout: New Vegas, and Halo Reach–are included.

You can call it simple competitive pricing, fear of retailers such as Gamestop–and possibly even Steam, or even just an act of good nature (however unlikely that may be)–but regardless, it remains an inciting offer.

Amazon Targets Brick-And-Mortar Stores [Gamasutra]

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5 Comments on "Did You Know: Amazon Release Date Shipping Is Now Only 99 Cents"

  1. turinx September 9, 2010 at 21:10 - Reply

    Amazon is really one of the best retailers, if not the best, IMO. They almost always have what I need at pretty good prices, they ship in a reasonable amount of time, and the one or two times that I’ve had a problem they’ve taken care of me right away. Good for Amazon for really looking out for their customers.

  2. MrPixel September 9, 2010 at 15:37 - Reply

    Awesome find :3 I’ll use it for sure.

  3. Fred September 9, 2010 at 15:08 - Reply

    It’s never a problem, when you have Amazon’s Prime program, which I am on. With Prime, Release-Date shipping is FREE.

  4. Kreyg September 8, 2010 at 17:48 - Reply

    Niceee. Im with Tyler here, they need to start accepting paypal

  5. Tyler September 8, 2010 at 17:06 - Reply

    Now if they would just allow PayPal. I would jump all over this.