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Amazon.ca Prime Day = Epic Fail

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While the .com site has some decent deals, unless you were monitoring the site at the time they became available you're sol. Every desktop and router has come and gone and now there's a waitlist with zero chance of getting one.
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That 128GB flash drive looked tempting until I read the reviews. Half of the things being discounted are crud that they've probably had in their Canadian warehouses for a while.
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Operatime wrote:
Jul 15th, 2015 11:24 am
Half price diapers is a really good deal, but only if you need diapers. Of course.
I'm sure nobody sh!t themselves with these hot deals...so the irony of a sale on diapers is insulting.
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I have never found their Black Friday deals (.ca or .com) to be great and didn't expect much this time. It seems to be alot of the same things that go on sale all the time and that I am not interested in. When there is a good deal, you have little chance of getting them as they sell out right away. Apart from all the advertising that made it seem like it was going to be a big deal, I didn't expect anything so it wasn't a fail to me.
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Super disappointing. Used my Prime trial for this? It's a borderline scam.
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coupondiva2012 wrote:
Jul 15th, 2015 12:15 pm
Just thinkin'. If we let them know we were not impressed, and that we know that .com and walmart.com had better deals, do you think they would do a substitute Canadian deal day? Say September?
Won't hurt to ask.
I don't think it was that much better in the states =/
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Only Amazon Japan has many good products in the prime day although I don't know if price is good or not there, but there was at least over 1650 deals had sold out. I guess deal must be good.
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The reason there aren't good electronics deals is simply because manufacturers are working toward having inventory available for back-to-school and then the holiday season. I have to plan my manufacturing and shipping schedule months in advance.

That said, it is rather shocking that Amazon didn't approach manufacturers a few months ago to help them move inventory - I'm sure Acer could have sold several thousand Chromebooks today, for example. But perhaps the numbers just didn't work for them.
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More whining than Black Friday!
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blainehamilton wrote:
Jul 15th, 2015 2:45 pm
Y2k was the last time something was hyped up this much and failed to deliver....
I beg to differ.

In the last 5 years alone:
Boxing Day 2010
Boxing Day 2011
Black Friday 2012
Boxing Day 2012
Black Friday 2013
Boxing Day 2013
Black Friday 2014
Boxing Day 2014

Many called it a dud ahead of time based on an ounce of logic and a gram of retail history knowledge but the typical RFDers had to circle jerk for a week thinking they'd be selling laptops and PS4's 90% below cost.
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I don't it isn't just amazon, its everywhere in Canada. Even Hot Deals has been sparse with anything crazy in the past few years. I can't remember seeing a Stooples YMMV thread in a long time. All the banking and cell phone signups have reworded their terms to fee-free cancellations. First world problems :P
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I joined Amazon Family last month so did not cost me anything for Prime. Didn't look much but seemed the Huggies diapers were big deals. 50% off plus 20% if you subscribe. Also get another 15% on total as I have 6 items subscribes.

Problem was not all items were deducting 50% automatically as it should have. 4 of my 6 items did not. Contacted online chat and they made adjustments but should not have to spend extra time doing that and seeing if I did anything wrong. I would say a big fail in many areas on this Prime Day.

If I didn't need diapers and they weren't cheaper from Amazon I would have no need for Prime. Would think most Canadians would be in same situation.
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I won't complain because I got in on the Blue Yeti deal which was likely a price error so I'm happy~ If we null that deal though, I'd say this was a terrible sale though :P.
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