Amazon Australia Launched (Was: Amazon Showing Recommended Products with Prices)

Update: Amazon Australia has turned the switch at around 2AM AEST on 5 Dec 2017. This thread will be used for all discussions related to Amazon Australia's launch event.


Logged into my Amazon Australia account today and noticed their "Your Recommendations" section was showing products + pricing.

From what I can see (not much) - the Nintendo Switch will be $399, Fifa 18 on PS4 will be $39, a white PS4 500gb will be $399.

Screenshot below:
https://i.imgur.com/HN40jBA.png

Anyone seeing anything else?

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Comments

  • +11 votes

    Interesting. The same is showing for me.
    $39.99 for FIFA 18 will be a good way to get people jumping over there no doubt.

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    I dont see it on my amazon acc.

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    Yes, I see it too!! Switch console $399
    PS4 Dualshock controller $78, Dualshock charging station (4) $39.95,
    Xbox One Just Dance 2017 $53.04, Family fun pack 4 games $24, South Park game $69, Wireless Controller Gears of War 4 Crimson Omen Limited Edition $100.95, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 $77.58

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      PC
      Sennheiser GSX 1000 Gaming Audio Amplifier
      $295.61

      Sennheiser PC 373D - 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset
      $328.57

  • +5 votes

    It's been slowly building

    29 Nov
    30 Nov
    01 Dec
    02 Dec

  • +1 vote

    On that note, does anyone know if you have to do anything special to be ready for Amazon coming to Oz? For instance, if you have only bought from US Amazon, do you have to change any settings in your account?

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    It's looking like tonight is the night.

    Webpage is updated with shipping information. Terms and conditions dated for tomorrow.

    • +1 vote

      Tonight is right for love
      The rain is fallin' and amazon is here
      Let's turn down the lights, turn up the volume and go crazy
      I'll touch your body and soul
      And change the channels with remote control
      'Cause tonight is right for love with dogGunn

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    Amazon.com.au is open for business,time to go x'mas shopping i guess;-)

  • +2 votes

    It's up

  • +5 votes

    Can confirm it's up, and no video card bargains to be found.

  • Before everyone goes crazy posting things, note that the site is only open to certain users. Please test the product in incognito mode to see if EVERYONE can see the item and purchase it.

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    Cheap cheap, are the prices on stuff there cheap?

  • +3 votes

    Bose QC35 $519, long way from Ebay deals we have seen on OZB.

    • +1 vote

      Amazon AU don't appear to stock QC35. All the ones listed there are marketplace sellers, so the product is sold by another company.

    • +3 votes

      Conspiracy Plot Twist: eBay secretly owns Amazon Australia and made it more expensive to generate more traffic on ebay itself.

      • +1 vote

        The plot thickens further - Mitch Connor owns both Amazon and eBay…

        • +6 votes

          Nope, my conspiracy handbook says that it is Gerry Harvey that owns them all.

          He's "generating controversy" so that he gets to whine to the media. Something he likes to do even more than run retail stores.

  • +7 votes

    Now all we need is for TA and Cashrewards team to negotiate 6% cashback like it is for Amazon US.

  • +3 votes

    Shipping:
    Free Standard shipping for orders over $45, Prime shipping coming soon
    Expedited shipping $5.99, Priority (next day) $9.99

  • +3 votes

    Whole site is active for me now on both browser and also
    iPhone app.
    Prices seems to be about same as JB Hi-Fi etc. no real savings as I can see.

  • -1 vote

    Good time to be the first to duplicate some spoof reviews

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    Anyone know if camelcamelcamel will support the site

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    hmm. so this seller has the cheapest price but their seller profile says

    We are purely an online store and hold no stock so that we can keep our prices as low as possible. We have arrangements with local distributors which gives us access to over 200,000 products from the industries leading brands.

    beware of dropshipping ey?

    • +1 vote

      for someone new to the term why should we be aware of it?

      • +1 vote

        Absolutely no reason at all.

      • +1 vote

        It's where someone makes an online store and copies others sale items at a higher price in the hopes someone purchases through them, where they will then make the purchase from the original sale item using your details, and keep the difference at little expense.

        People get up in arms about the ethics surrounding this, however Amazon does not really care, at least in the US.

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    Just posted it but thought I would leave this here as well
    https://www.amazon.com.au/Surround-Sound-Speaker-System-980-...

  • +3 votes

    Disappointed so far. Hope there'll be a fast rampup.

    • +1 vote

      Yeah, apart from some cheapish games I'm pretty under whelmed…but from what I have read at launch time Amazon never comes in cheap bar maybe a few items.

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    Merged from Amazon Australia is LIVE

    So as of 10min ago Amazon Australia went live. Very exciting. Lots of bargains already.
    I would like to ask my ozbargainers the best ways to save in Amazon. That is coupons, ways to find things cheaper, some hacks?

    All appreciated. Can't wait to spend some good Christmas money and would like to know what's the best way to go about it.

    Happy hunting

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      Yep, there are already deals being posted.

      Feedback seems muted for now, limited stock and uncompetitive prices. Worth hunting, I'm sure there will be something good.
      www.Amazon.com.au

    • +7 votes

      Lots of bargains already?

      care to share some?

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      I'll be sticking with JB for DVD's and Blu Ray's based on what I've seen so far. Postage looks to be a flat $7.99 postage for a Blu Ray, whether it's one item or ten, at least to my address.

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      looks like a mixture of stock and inflated pricing so far..hopefully they become more competitive in days to come. I thinkthere are a few deals on gaming

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      So finally all the commercial "news" programs are vindicated after they've been saying every second day for the last three months "Amazon launches tomorrow!"

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    Agree on the disappointed on the stuff I was looking for. Was thinking about a stasher bag but Anova is still considerably cheaper.

    Will be interesting to see going forward.

  • +7 votes

    everything is expensive, plus you have to pay for shipping. maybe in a year or 2 or 3 it will be better if it survives.

    usa has prime with free 1 or 2 day shipping. usa has lots of choices and way cheaper prices, good thing i have family visiting soon. I'm going to stock up on amazon usa and have them bring it here.

    amazon.au is a huge disappointment, they tried to get started before christmas, but not really ready to open for business.

    • +3 votes

      amazon.au is a huge disappointment

      You dont think that is a little premature? The site only just went live.

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        It really was underwhelming i went on a couple times to compare prices and stuff like bose heaphones and speakers were almost rrp. Ebay prices were way better..

        Edit also now jb has beaten the games prices on cod ww2 and nintendo switch soo much for a game changer

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          I am not really surprised. Would it be a good idea to go live with a massive sale? New site, new warehouse, new order processing, new staff. Get it going, ho hard when you are certain you can fulfill the orders you are taking.

          The thing i think they have been poor at is communication. If what i assumed above is correct, why not just let people know? They seem to be pretty much silent.

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      Amazon.ca was similar to this at launch, took a few years to even become worth considering. Hopefully the AU site doesn't take as long to ramp up.

  • +2 votes

    Compared prices on HP ink E/bay $50.00(original) Amazon $64.00(HP)
    Which is cheaper

  • +1 vote

    Yowsers - checked four or five prices on things I could conceivably buy. Ummm - ebay + 25%, anyone?

  • +55 votes

    And the crowd goes mild.

  • +4 votes

    They shouldn't have launched yet if this is what they are offering.
    So much depends on hype, if they aren't impressive eBay wins.

    They are going to have to flip the 30%+ sale switch and enable free shipping at $10 if they want to make a big impression rather than a negative fizzle.

  • +2 votes

    PC component prices are inflated. Hopefully they're still tweaking cos it's cheaper to order from MSY/PCCG/PLE etc at the moment.

  • +1 vote

    Just checked out some glassware I wanted….double the price of some Australian kitchen retailers……weird.

  • +16 votes

    The pricing is really weird. They're not even competitive.

    • +4 votes

      Exactly. Where are all the bells and whistles? Where it the "mind will be blown" away? Where is gigantic price war? Nothing.

      I have searched several departments there and no price was competitive at all. Dishwasher tablets, movies, music, games, board games, gaming,… just disappointing.

      Launching over night on an ordinary Tuesday? How boring.

      • +6 votes

        I think that this is the so called soft launch - they want to have small numbers of orders trickling through the system to iron out bugs in the fulfillment system before they start with the fanfare. Although the company is now new, the Australian operation is and the local staff will still be figuring out how to do their jobs.

        Also the marketplace vendors set their own prices.

    • +1 vote

      Perhaps the whole thing has been a ploy and Gerry Harvey actually bought the rights to the name in Aus?

  • +12 votes

    Probably cheaper to buy from amazon USA

    • +2 votes

      The videocard I'm wanting to pick up is cheaper from amazon in the states, it's crazy

      • +6 votes

        I'm just waiting for the Amazon US and Amazon UK sites to start forcing Australian buyers to the Australian operation. Expect to suddenly see "this item cannot be delivered to Australia" on just about everything.

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