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Questions about Prime

Postby arcana75 » Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:18 pm

Anyone tried the Prime trial?

Want to know if I activate the trial now and preorder an Oct release game, do I need to maintain the Prime membership until Oct?
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Re: Questions about Prime

Postby BuTTBR41N » Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:00 pm

still havent used my trial yet. why not wait until released then buy? within 2 weeks of the game release still got 20% off for prime members leh.
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Re: Questions about Prime

Postby arcana75 » Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:53 pm

Cuz to stack the $125 for free shipping. Thought of buying No Man's Sky released Aug, Deus Ex released Sept and Tomb Raider Oct. Two months apart.
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Re: Questions about Prime

Postby BuTTBR41N » Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:07 pm

Err... you sure stacking preorders with different release dates still got free shipping above 125? I tried that before doesnt work leh
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Re: Questions about Prime

Postby arcana75 » Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:26 pm

Then can stack a released game w a preorder to get the shipping plus selecting group orders?
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Re: Questions about Prime

Postby BuTTBR41N » Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:46 pm

Ok. Ignore what I said about no free shipping. I tried rotr, ffvx and world of ff pre-order. Check out can select free global shipping. Maybe last time I added something which is ineligible for free shipping that's why got charges...

As to your original question, I guess Amazon support is the best ppl tio answer you.
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Re: Questions about Prime

Postby arcana75 » Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:11 am

Aiyoh then that means my original theory works la.
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Re: Questions about Prime

Postby arcana75 » Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:29 am

So the answer is if the Prime is not valid at the point of shipping then the discount disappears. So won't work for using the trial on pre-orders that are later than the trial period.

Interestingly my Deus Ex shipped yesterday on Globalsaver, but yet my CC hasn't been billed. Interesting situation if I cancel the 2 pre-orders.
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Re: Questions about Prime

Postby BuTTBR41N » Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:23 pm

Hmm... Like that ppl can abuse the global saver shipping? Always buy something pre-order with other items. Meet 125usd liao. The rest of the in stock item ship and receives liao then cancel the pre-order item. Lol...
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Re: Questions about Prime

Postby arcana75 » Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:28 pm

Strange leh. Before Prime I tried that trick but the order ended up in review then got rejected.

If I can justify using Prime I dun mind paying the annual fee. Too bad I can't.
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Re: Questions about Prime

Postby BuTTBR41N » Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:56 pm

Your order that time got rejected you never follow up with the customer service? Hmmm... 1st time I heard of order in review status. Guess they not stupid. Already got a system to prevent people from abusing. Looks like maybe being a prime member got privilege? So maybe you do that now no issue.
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Re: Questions about Prime

Postby arcana75 » Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:21 pm

Well, I just checked my cc bill online, they charged me only for Deus Ex, that explains how they can ensure Prime is active b4 allowing the discount on pre-orders. But this also confirms that the globalsaver can be abused, just can't confirm on the Prime vs no-Prime thing.

The exchange rate isn't that good even if charged by USD, exchange rate was 1.39445, so game ended being $66.xx, still reasonable. But if add the ~US$10.99/mth to maintain the Prime, then bo hua liao.

Now that I punched in the math, makes more sense now why they can offer 20% discount for game pre-orders: USD60 x 80% + $11 monthly Prime brings it back to 60 :lol: u really need to be a frequent shopper of Amazon to utilise Prime.
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Re: Questions about Prime

Postby BuTTBR41N » Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:07 pm

That's why not justified for us unless it's global saver for us with no 125 restriction then I may consider.

Wah which bank you using huh? The rate like not bad. I'm always been charged ard 1.41 like that. Or maybe recently rate usd:sgd drop a bit.
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Re: Questions about Prime

Postby arcana75 » Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:06 pm

I thought SGD/USD is 1.35 :lol: OCBC.
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Re: Questions about Prime

Postby arcana75 » Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:40 pm

Turns out I can't cancel the POs, won't allow, asks to check with CS. Will probably just auto-renew the Prime for the next 2 months, since it all ends up slightly cheaper than without Prime.
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