Ongoing Deal Discussion

[Amazon Canada] Amazon Prime now giving 20% off Video Game Preorders.

  • Last Updated:
  • Aug 16th, 2017 4:32 am
[OP]
Jr. Member
User avatar
May 8, 2013
111 posts
115 upvotes
Windsor

[Amazon Canada] Amazon Prime now giving 20% off Video Game Preorders.

Just looked at a few of my preorders 20 minutes ago and noticed a new prime trial which also shocked me to see that video game preorders now get 20% off listing price.



You must have either a trial or an actual prime membership when placing the order and when the order ships to get the 20% off.
474 replies
Member
User avatar
Dec 8, 2009
232 posts
97 upvotes
That's almost a game changer for me... Almost because at the absurd prices games are at right now 20% off upfront just isn't good enough of a savings for anything but stuff that's so niche that won't get a discount later (Or at least for a lot longer time then most triple A stuff)

Saving enough to outweigh the cost is also pretty tough for someone on a tight budget. I guess this does mean that our annual e3 deal for preorders is officially deader then dead now and we aren't likely to get anything for cyber monday either. Bullocks
Member
May 25, 2009
392 posts
252 upvotes
Langley, BC
Pretty hot because it applies to collector's edition. I wonder if it applies to preorder made months ago?
Sr. Member
Aug 29, 2009
553 posts
246 upvotes
Toronto
Peacenutman wrote:
Sep 30th, 2016 5:04 am
Pretty hot because it applies to collector's edition. I wonder if it applies to preorder made months ago?
Wondering this as well. Price hasn't changed with my e3 preorders, might have to use chat to have it adjusted?
Deal Addict
User avatar
Jun 8, 2008
3152 posts
527 upvotes
GTA
If this stacks with previous offers it would be scolding hot. I still have a couple e3 30% off game pre orders. So has anyone tried adjusting?
Deal Fanatic
User avatar
Apr 29, 2008
6061 posts
1756 upvotes
Montreal
It's not supposed to stack according to terms.

The 20% discount applies to an items List Price and does not apply to an items already discounted price.
Sr. Member
User avatar
May 24, 2007
875 posts
320 upvotes
Amazon.com Prime has a post-release window (2 weeks?) for the 20% off. Looks like Amazon.ca might as well. I don't have Prime, but the same banner appears on the Forza Horizon 3 page, which came out this week.
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01GUBE0MG/

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse also has it, which came out Tuesday last week.
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01EAIWW6M/

NHL 17 does not; it came out 17 days ago.
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01GKCLB5O/
Jr. Member
May 31, 2015
104 posts
110 upvotes
AB
Hit or miss, I re-ordered Persona 5 Collector's edition and the prime discount applied (no E3 discount on collector on old order). I tried FFXII Zodiac Age and got nothing, same thing for Detroit: Becoming Human...

I noticed both FFXII & Detroit didn't have an estimated release date and only says "This item has not yet been released." whereas games where the Prime discount showed up had a release date or a placeholder date eg) December 31, 2017.
Koodo 6GB $40
Sr. Member
Apr 12, 2015
633 posts
618 upvotes
Alberta
Canceled COD:IW standard edition from my e3 preorder and ordered the LE (IW + MW), also preordered dishonored 2.
Deal Addict
User avatar
Feb 10, 2007
1208 posts
510 upvotes
Vancouver
This is huge. No point pre-ordering from anywhere else unless they have a really attractive pre order bonus. I know we shouldn't support pre ordering games, but 20% is pretty good if you plan to buy the game regardless
Member
Oct 6, 2010
417 posts
234 upvotes
London
This is awesome, especially since it applies to Collector's Editions! Nice to see us finally getting some more Prime benefits that the US gets.

Shame the Horizon Zero Dawn CE is unavailable, would love to reorder with this discount.
Deal Addict
User avatar
Dec 31, 2007
2144 posts
264 upvotes
Thornhill
Thanks OP, this just might make it worth it for Prime now, I do frequently order stuff on Amazon, but being in Toronto, I usually receive all my shipments from them within 2 days anyway. Oh well, going to give it a shot for this year to see if it's worth it in the end (my free trial is available again too.... so 13 months in total I guess for the first year).
Newbie
Nov 30, 2014
37 posts
19 upvotes
Toronto, ON
Can I just apply for the free trial, make a bunch of preorders and cancel the trial before I get charged? Will the 20% off still apply?
Sr. Member
Apr 12, 2015
633 posts
618 upvotes
Alberta
twistedtxb wrote:
Sep 30th, 2016 7:28 am
Can I just apply for the free trial, make a bunch of preorders and cancel the trial before I get charged? Will the 20% off still apply?
No.

"Customer must have an active free trial or paid Prime subscription at the time of placing an order and the time of shipment to receive offer."
Deal Addict
Nov 28, 2013
1658 posts
571 upvotes
Quebec
Here's my math tell me if i 'm wrong (don't wanna sign up for no reason) Please note that i am using Quebec taxes which is about 15%

Buying a 79.99 game at any retailer (including amazon with free shipping) Game is about 92.38$ with taxes
Buying a 79.99 game at Amazon with the 20% should bring the game to 73.90 with taxes (79.99-20%) + taxes

Which means that in that scenario you save about 18.48$ per game (with taxes)

Prime in Quebec is about 91$ per year, so if you only buy video games, you need 5 games to equal the price of prime (with the saved money) Which means you need to buy minimum 6 video games at 89.99 per year to start saving money.

Did i forget something?

Also Exept video games (Accessories, games consoles amiibo etc) what else on amazon.ca count as pre order?

Top