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Amazon has the switch. For $400
Free shipping is available
Neon colours too
If the product isn't loading, try different browsers, incognito etc until it works.
I feel like amazon AU is currently an accidental leak
It seems to be something related to cookies.
Just ordered FIFA 18 off Amazon. I dont think it's a leak anymore.
Mario Odyssey is listed as unknown platform. Nailed it.
our company didn't even know they were going live, they haven't told anyone anything .. we have orders through them and they whole digital teams in a mad scramble as to wtf is going on… so id be wary of ordering anything through them for a little while lol
Still can't view it. only kindles :(
Use Internet Explorer.
Tried; Chrome, Firefox, Edge and ofc IE.
It's working for me, try this
That works for some reason. Thanks! lol
Try clearing cookies, logging in and then pressing the link.
I'm sure it'll be ironed out tomorrow though.
Works on the amazon app as well
Can't see it on Chrome or Safari :(
Mine works on chrome, also there is a free postage option.
What happened with the price? Saw it was $399 just before?
2 new available from $399.00 for me.
Works for me here too (using Opera browser), there is also a Free Delivery option for me, 3-10 days delivery.
Get Harvey Norman to price match, with Amex deal, you'll get $299 Switch!
Will Officeworks/HN's pricematch Amazon? I assume so as they have a warehouse in Australia now? I've had OW say no price match as it wasn't a brick and mortar store before
it is being sold by "AMAZON COMMERCIAL SERVICES PTY LTD" in the check out page, and it is an Australian registered business (http://www.abr.business.gov.au/SearchByAbn.aspx?abn=30616935...).
Technically, OW and HN are supposed to honour their price match guarantees, however, they may update their policies to refuse it.
Doesn't hurt to try your luck! =) good luck to anyone that'll try!
HN requires they have a physical store as well, Amazon does not appear to do that.
Looks like ol' mate Gerry is gonna miss out on some $$$ then.
You need to get a $1 item though
well yes, to get over the $400 threshold. You may add a low cost item, or good if you are also getting something else from a HN.
Is this AMEX deal at HN still going? Can't find any sign of it being active anymore…
The registration for the deal has been capped already unfortunately =S
(but the deal itself ends 31st Dec from memory)
I remember seeing ads in Classifieds that people are offering them though
Okay, thanks zrmx. I thought I read something about registration closing, but was unsure if that meant deal off or not. Ah well. Missed out.
Hooly crap. It works… AMAZON IN AUSTRLIA?!
yeah but where's the bargain? i feel like i'm walking around in myer/dj. looks nice but meh
Ikr… After looking at the computer section the user higher up in the comments… Fml. It's exactly the same price. Only Amazon is selling things cheap. If things keep being like this than what's the difference between eBay and Amazon? Nothing besides a little competition. I guess a little competition is better than no competition. We can only hope I guess?
Amazon's model is to private label the good selling products; do it at scale and bring the price down, effectively the aldi of the online retailers whilst running a market out the back where others can sell.
It will bring prices down, but could also chew up some mid-tier players which might not be so good.
Daam, I heard they did that in America and most of the stores had to close down.
Aldi is pretty dam competitive though.
What does it mean to "private label"?
@HeyHeyHeyIsItADeal: Private label just means to put their own label (amazon's mark of some description) on the product, sell under their brand. It doesnt necessarily mean changing the item at all. Amazon go after the suppliers of their sellers as they are integrated into the supply chain already.
What happens in the US a lot is the seller has to ship from manufacturer to amazon directly. Amazon note the manufacturer details, approaches them, buys directly and sells under the amazon name on the store; removing the middle-man (themselves) and cutting the cost, effectively putting competitors out of business.
It's like the only good price for something on there. Everything else is pretty standard.
The prices in the US store are worlds away from the local prices
That's what I said would happen. Amazon AU is going to put some pressure on other retailers, but it isn't going to give us US pricing.
AU Amazon promise price will at least cheaper 1/3 than other seller. But I didn't see it,
$469 on the ps4, nah jbhifi has that already
this is what you guys been waiting for:
don't forget these:
What has fashion become…?
Geez if I start walking in those shoes I won't be able to stop
Just checked some prices, Amafail. They just kept us excited for no reason.
Agree….Samsung 850 SSD 1TB at $460+del!!…tell him he's dreaming! Kogan at $399. Bricks and mortar PLE same at $399. I'm liking Kogan of late…like the share price too.
Hasn't even launched yet and you're already screaming doomsday.
So much negativity and it's not even 24 hours in! If Amazon AU don't update their prices within the week to offer what most people are expecting (not 3rd party sellers) I will eat JV's hat.
glad to see amazon finally landed. just without the price tag they suppose to bring.
I think they will need a little bit of time to start integrating manufacturers and suppliers into their local supply chain before they can start driving the prices down, its definitely their intention to put the squeeze on local retailers even if it means that Amazon glocal has to take a hit in the short term but yeah, they might need to ramp up to the savings, it literally only just went live so a bunch of their deals haven't started dropping just yet is what I reckon.
Hope this isn't the real launch prices.
Camera gear for example is on par if not more expensive than current stores.
Had a look around, the prices for most products on the site aren't that great
Just bought one for the kids, thanks!
Man, whoever was in charge of the Amazon launch here really needs to be fired. Worst launch I've ever seen. Gizmodo is reporting they're "officially launching" Dec 5, but they're gonna need to have some insane prices to make up for all the (profanity) arounds.
Looks to me like only amazon fulfilled stuff is upto scratch. All items by third parties are still being tested, plenty of weird images and descriptions are still up. I would say tomorrow only amazon fulfilled products are goinf to be advertised and they will probably lower some of the prices (I hope).
idk if this is a deal?
lol sad to see theres no sales for switch games.
Already got one from HN for $399+ $1 item. $100 back from amex and $30 HN voucher for price change in 2 days
What's this price change voucher thing?
Price match to $369 2 days later
Oh I see. Good work. I think I found out after that price was sold out. Oh well, was a great price to start with anyway
Hi it's me… Kogan
if you cant beat them might as well join them.. https://www.amazon.com.au/sp?_encoding=UTF8&asin=B077M7WSK7&...
Anyone know if camelcamelcamel plan to support the au store?
Think I read PriceHipster is doing comparisons for it
If we're lucky, Ebay will give us another discount code (hopefully 15%+) to use storewide. Amazon tech is way too expensive right now.
No reason for Ebay to give a discount code if Amazon is not doing any promotion either.
I hate Gerry Harvey as much as the next guy, but how the flark does amazon expect to survive if a Fitbit Charge HR is $499! https://www.amazon.com.au/Fitbit-Charge-Wireless-Activity-Wr... amd other double-priced items!
Mod edit: Removed unrelated statement directed at another user.
The Fitbit Charge you linked to is being sold by an Amazon Marketplace seller, not by Amazon themselves.
maybe because its not sold by amazon and its Ships from and sold by Supreme Deals AU.
as for the $399 switch i will take $50 discount any day with free shipping or guaranteed delivery option for tomorrow.
Plenty of overpriced crap from 3rd party sellers on the US store too, don't think they'll be extinct anytime soon.
I dont think you know how Amazon works LOL
I think many companies are just trying to initially have a presence on a new market place, I think the prices will normalize more when sellers have more of an understanding of how to operate a store like this in Australia. it's much better to start high and lower prices till you find that sweet spot instead of lowballing. No one should have expected prices to be cheap at launch, Amazon never claimed launch would be how the media hyped it up.
give it a few months for everything to settle down, it's been about an hour lol. and finally take into account customer service if Amazon can replicate their customer service here then I will much prefer to spend an extra few on Amazon. this is just me being a fanboy though, everything could all suck
edit: I'm tired so I'm guessing 35% of my comment made sense
This sounds like a story for A Current Affair.
What was the product?
Asking for a friend…
The wait is over, and the hype is truly over too judging by the listed sale prices from Amazon.au
wow what a disappointment! so much for amazon killing ebay. looks like ebay will still be cheaper.
LOL amazon AU is a joke compared to the US site….
And so it begins…
Yesss its finally here. Welcome Amazon 😁
Prices are meh…. here’s hoping they drop prices or it’s really just another typical Australian merchant.
Anyone got a link for the neon?
Oh, wow this was interesting to wake up to.
So Amazon AU is live then?
Are the prices here all AUD or USD?
This thread: Everything isn't freeeeeeeeeee so Amazon sucksssss omg
It’s more like, I need huggies, why is amazon 30% more expensive than the Independent Grocers of Australia catalogue a week back(and sold in bulk package so I need to buy more)?
I thought they were supposed to be a retail killer. IGA isnt supposed to be cheap.
amazon does suck as it stands
It launched hours ago. Calm down.
Lol, I’m just replying to your “freeeee” and “omg” style or writing, are you calm?
And I don’t know why this 20 yr old company needs that excuse.
@cloudy: I'm plenty calm. If people expected 2 dollar nappies at launch that's their fault not Amazons. That's my joke.
If amazon thought $60+ nappies is good enough they may as well not list it. Cos it’s the butt of jokes.
@cloudy: Haha, get it. Butt
How is the $65 dollar nappy a bargain of any sort?
It is basically 2 jumbo box which retails for $33 RRP in woolies, that'd be $66 in total ($63 if you use 5% wish gift card). Not to mention they are currently $26, and constantly around $25 mark.
@victorheaven: Never said it Was a bargain, and you're probably pretty foolish if you don't expect prices to fluctuate over the next month.
Besides, Aussies overestimate just how 'discounted' Amazon is anyway. It's competitive but not a bargain bin.
so obviously you didnt have a look at the prices on amazon australia.
Because the prices are obviously set in stone and there will be no changes in those prices at all now Amazon has launched omg it is such a diaster.
LOL yeah, I guess everyone forgot the Costco launch, and every other famous US brand that came to Australia where they thought everything would magically be at US prices despite it never having happened the last ten times.
The anti-competitive Australian tariffs and laws requiring a certain percentage of stock to be local produce and such don't magically vanish for the latest US import. They apply just like they did to all the previous US imports…
Just like Costco au I expect Amazon au to be not crazy cheap, but to eventually have the best deals on some products.
Australia has amongst the lowest tariffs in the world which were unilaterally rolled back during the keating years. There is no 'local produce' requirement. You are just all kinds of wrong.
I’ve read some analysis from bloomy, and amazon targets their prices to be lowest on the highest impact products, stuff that draws them most attention and get the badge of cheap. But more than 95% of their products are actually more expensive than else where, but those products are not noticed and often bought by unwitting consumers believing amazon delivers the best price. That’s the secret of amazon success. Algorithms.
Should I wait till next year's Black Friday and get it at $299 + 2 free games?
Should wait regardless if the price is a flat $400, Boxing Day or hell some other retail will probably offer something better in the near future.
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