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[Amazon Prime] $5 off Video Game Pre-Order at Checkout @ Amazon AU

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Hi, I know a lot of people don't like pre-orders, but I just noticed that Amazon is giving a $5 PRIME savings discount at checkout for video game pre-orders. You have to checkout each game separately but. I pre-ordered 3 games and when I had them all in my cart, the $5 off only applied once. So I did them separately and got $5 off each at checkout. Don't forget cashback too, but I'm pretty sure cashback only applies for games less than 60 days away from release at time of purchase. I also closed Amazon and shopback and reloaded them between each purchase so as to ensure proper tracking (not sure if that matters, I was just being pedantic). I used the link for death stranding as that was one of the games I pre-ordered, but every pre-order I checked had the same promo available. Please note, if you have pre-orders currently pending you should cancel them and re order to get this $5 off.

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  • +8 votes
    • +1 vote

      Yep, and Cyberpunk 2077 is $63 at checkout. Unfortunately no cashback would apply for those as they are more than 60 days away.

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        Still waiting for them to drop the Xbox One price on Cyberpunk to match PS4… not sure why they haven't.

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          I'm pretty sure that the PS4 price only dropped today, so I think Xbox will follow no doubt. I've noticed a few price drops on a few different games all happen today.

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            @Shaun Prawn: I spotted the drop over the weekend but yeah, I assume Xbox will follow. I have both systems but want the extra juice from the One X to make it look a little nicer.

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      • +3 votes

        Ordered cyberpunk because you're breathtaking

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          You're breathtaking!

    • +4 votes

      Hmm. The risk of preordering a Friday release…

      Edit: seems Amazon now actually guarantee the release date as the delivery date.

  • +7 votes

    Wow, good deal and nice to see Amazon lead instead of match which seems to be mostly what they do

    • +9 votes

      Also worth noting Amazon don't charge you until games are shipped. So can lock in prices on future games and if you change your mind can cancel before release/shipping.

      • +5 votes

        Also if the price drops further they'll charge you the lower price. Say you pre-order for $70 but price drops to $65 closer to release date they'll onyl charge you $65.

        • +1 vote

          Plus, if the price rises, they will charge the original price you preordered with. Which is cool.

  • +7 votes

    Thanks, worked for Luigi's Mansion on the Switch :D

    • +1 vote

      Ah, I forgot about switch.. I'll edit title.

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      Yep that was my first thought too :D

      • +7 votes

        And if a pre-order doesn't arrive on release day as promised by Amazon, they'll refund you and you keep the game for free.

        • +1 vote

          Huh? Do you have a link? I’ve never heard of Amazon refunding you and letting you keep the game if it doesn’t arrive on release day.

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            @aja12: this guy did: https://whrl.pl/RfVfZJ

            I'd say as a minimum they'd provide you with a voucher.

            • +1 vote

              @FeZZa21: I don't think he got it for free. He said in the previous comment that he pre ordered and it still had not shipped. Then the next comment posted on the same day he said he got a full refund. I believe he just got refunded and they did not ship the game. I just don't believe they would fully refund him and then ship the game also. Would not make any sense for them to do that.

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            @aja12: I’ve had a full refund before and got to keep the game. It did take two stuff ups though.
            You just go on live chat and keep telling them you’re not happy until they do something about it.

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          Never ever had a full refund. $10. Voucher sure

        • +1 vote

          That can't be right? My order of code vein didn't arrive on release day because it was a public holiday (grand final day). I got a $15 credit which I was more than happy with, but I certainly didn't get it for free. Have you actually had this happen? A full refund?

      • +4 votes

        Thanks Shaun. I appreciate you posting this, because it is a deal, and I have to agree with you that small studio games are well supported by these initiatives after you mentioned it.
        Historically, and its continuing, large game companies are making their money before games are released (Anthem, EVOLVE, No man's sky- to name a few), and this financial strategy does NOT work for the consumer, hence my comment.
        Enabling consumers satisfaction through the initiative of pre-ordering is not a sustainable practice for consumers, who have already departed with their money, and given the producer reason to move onto their next revenue stream once the money is in.

        • +2 votes

          Yep, I 100% agree with that. Especially those games you listed (except evolve, I'm not familiar with, I only know the name). I personally did not buy or play any of them, but I saw what happened from the time they were announced and all the hype that surrounded them, then the massive outrage when they were released.

  • +1 vote

    I'm a bit disappointed that Cyberpunk for Xbox is way more expensive than PS4/PC.

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      I'm pretty sure it will follow suit at some time today. I've noticed quite a few price changes on different games all happen this morning.

  • +15 votes

    FYI Amazon indicates the offer does not expire until December 6th.

    So it might pay to keep an eye out for sitewide cashback deals, waiting to see if the offer sticks around to within 60 days of release for cashback for future titles, etc

    • +1 vote

      Good call, will set a reminder for expiry date.

      • +1 vote

        If the prices are good buy now and cancel and reorder if an opportunity to stack arises. Sometimes prices go up. A few of my current orders have by a fairly considerable amount to the point it’s not worth cancelling them to take advantage of this deal.

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          Any examples of the cheaper prices you got?

          • +1 vote

            @TheOneWhoKnocks: I ordered Darksiders Warmastwred edition for $43.09, it’s now listed at $49.

            Contacted support and they gave me the additional $5 credit from this deal on top of that $43.09 price I’m down for so it’ll effectively come out as $38.09 vs $44 if I was to order today.

            You can always cancel preorders so I prefer to get in early if the price is good in case a cashback offer doesn’t eventuate.

  • +1 vote

    Amazing deal thank you!

  • +4 votes

    Cheers got pokemon

  • +3 votes

    Preordered The Last of Us II, Medievil PS4 and Death Stranding. Thanks OP.

  • +1 vote

    Anyone been able to stack this with the $10 off using the app or has that ship sailed?

    • +1 vote

      I know this is an old comment but I was able too.

  • +4 votes

    Thanks OP bought Yooka Laylee and Call of cthulhu for Nintendo Switch.

  • +4 votes

    If anyone wants “Yooka-Laylee & The Impossible Lair” pre-order it now (it’s out tomorrow) from Amazon. It’s $47.99 (and it currently qualifies for this discount).
    Nowhere else has it this cheap. It is currently “sold out” but it’ll ship eventually.

    • +4 votes

      Not sold out, that's the publisher name.

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      It was cheaper digitally

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        Yeah $35.95 if you have PS+.

    • +1 vote

      Grabbed it thanks for posting.

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    Quite a few game went to "Not Available" since this offer went up. I wanted to preorder doraemon and the pokemon dual pack but both item is no longer available

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      Damn, that sucks. Nintendo stuff is a bit weird, I think they only get an allocated amount of stock (much less than they do for other console releases) and it just gets snapped up. I'm only guessing. But I remember seeing fire emblem three houses go to being not available during it's pre order period.

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      Pokemon dual pack has been out of stock for about a week.

  • +1 vote

    A bit sad that they still don't have Yakuza Remastered Collection available, would be great with this.

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      The deal doesn't expire until December 6th. So I'd think it is quite likely that they will be selling it at some point before then.

  • +2 votes

    Those who already per-ordered last week, just hit up amazons customer service and they will happily apply the $5 promo to your account.

    • +2 votes

      Wouldn't it be easier to just cancel and reorder? Unless a price change…

      • +1 vote

        Was easier for me to use the chat service, it took about 2 min.
        I had bought multiple items in my previous order including just the 1 pre-order game. Was worried that cancelling one item in the order would void my cashback for the whole order.

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          That's fair enough when it's part of a bigger order with cashback

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        Yeah. I had luigis mansion and Pokémon on pre order.

        Canceled the preorder and reordered with the discount quicker than I typed this message.

        Good stuff saved 10$

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      I tried that but the chat person asked me to reorder.

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      Just did this for 3x orders. Other ones I cancelled and reordered, but 2 are games not currently available for order (Pokemon twin pack and Yooka Laylee) and the third had gone up in price (Darksiders Warmaster Edition from $43 to $49). All for Switch.

      Got a $5 credit in each case. Note credits only good towards items sold by Amazon (maybe Amazon Australia and not US…dunno) and doesn't apply to third party sellers, at least in my 3 cases.

  • +1 vote

    Thanks OP! I pre-ordered WWE 2K20, Last of Us Part 2 and Cyberpunk. It's a no brainer as can always cancel and we are also guaranteed the lowest Amazon price before release

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    so with PC games, do i get the cd key on release day or wait for the physical copy to be shipped? ive always bought cd keys off other sites and never used amazon

    • +1 vote

      Physical copy is shipped- usually delivered before release date, in the minority of cases it's after.

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      I was worried about this too but last time I got a PC game off amazon it was a box with a steam key inside.

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        jeez i would really hope they start offering emails with the same cd key while the box is in transit

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    I wonder if this stacks with the McDonald’s $20 vouchers.. had I not had the credit applied to my two accounts already last week I’d try it.

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      We’re you able to use the vouchers? I had to get mine added as promo balance to my account which I was not complaining about.

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        Yeah had them added as a promo balance too, which then negated the $79 minimum spend. Was able to preorder a couple of games for <$49 on two different accounts.

  • +5 votes

    For those like me who has a pile of shame… I stopped getting hype ordering a game i know I won’t be able to play straightaway. Did that with God of War, resisted all the good deals after it’s release. Then only pulled the trigger in last weeks EB Games $12 deal knowing i now have time to play it. But scrap that this is Ozbargain so just ignore this comment. Thank you!

    • +3 votes

      If you told me that I could go back in time one year with the knowledge that I could pick of God of War for $12 if I waited a year after release, I’d tell you to go f’*# yourself and I’d buy God of War on day one.

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        Hahaha. That was pretty funny.

  • +3 votes

    Ended up getting…

    Death Stranding (PS4) - $63
    Medievil (PS4) - $34
    Yooka Laylee - (PS4) $37
    The Alliance Alive (Switch) - $73
    Pokemon Sword (Switch) - $63
    Doom Eternal (XB1) - $63

    Hard to say no when new releases are $70 or less. Should keep me busy until the year is over.

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      Ordered sword and shield for the time being. Still not enough info to decide which is better for me.

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        I just went Sword because the cover looked better lol.

  • +1 vote

    Thanks!
    Ordered: Last of Us 2, Death Stranding, Cyberpunk, Doom Eternal, Jedi Fallen Order

  • +1 vote

    Anyone know if we have to have Amazon Prime when they are shipped? Or if we can just get it for a month.

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      Nope, only need Prime when you order.

  • +9 votes

    You beat me as it took so long to browse and prepare :p Here we go anyway:

    $5 off selected new releases & pre-order. WARNING some pre-orders release TOMORROW (eg: Yooka-Laylee) so be careful not to miss out.

    Prices below are EXCLUDING $5 discount

    More on sale, use thumbnail to find. I tried to catch all discounts and link everything but taking too long whilst I'm at work. No time to price search to see if best price, but if people leave comments I'll add/remove from original post later.

    Cashback up to 60(?) days only

    Star picks: Yooka-Laylee, Medieval, Luigi's Mansion 3

    Switch
    Terraria $45.99 https://www.amazon.com.au/AIE-Games-Terraria/dp/B07QSPJV4R/
    Zombieland Double Tap $51.99 https://www.amazon.com.au/Maximum-Games-Zombieland-Double-Ta...
    Trine 4 The Nightmare Prince $46.99 https://www.amazon.com.au/Trine-4-The-Nightmare-Prince/dp/B0...
    Yooka Laylee and the Impossible Lair $47.99 https://www.amazon.com.au/Sold-Out-Yooka-Laylee-Impossible/d...
    Call of Cthulhu $50.99 https://www.amazon.com.au/Focus-Home-Call-of-Cthulhu/dp/B07V...
    Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz HD $52 https://www.amazon.com.au/Super-Monkey-Ball-Banana-Blitz/dp/...
    Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition $54.09 https://www.amazon.com.au/Sniper-Elite-3-Ultimate-Edition/dp...
    Just Dance 2020 $58
    Assassin's Creed: The Rebel Collection $59.99 https://www.amazon.com.au/Assassins-Creed-Collection-Nintend...
    Luigis Mansion 3 Switch $68 https://www.amazon.com.au/Nintendo-Luigis-Mansion-3/dp/B07SZ...
    Vampyr $70.99 https://www.amazon.com.au/Focus-Home-Vampyr/dp/B07V3FQ11J/

    PS4/XB1
    Apex Legends Bloodhound/Lifeline Edition $29
    Yooka Laylee and the Impossible Lair $41.99 (PS4) $49 (XB1)
    Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz HD $50.99
    Trine 4 The Nightmare Prince $40.79 (PS4 only) or Ultimate Collection (Trine 1-4) $60.19
    Hunt Showdown $49
    Risk of Rain 2 $55.15
    Ghost Recon Breakpoint $67
    Call of Duty Modern Warfare $68
    Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order $68
    Doom Eternal $69
    NFS heat $69
    The Outer Worlds $69
    Terminator Resistance $73.99

    PS4 Exclusive
    Medievil $39 https://www.amazon.com.au/Sony-Interactive-Medievil-PlayStat...
    Death Stranding $68 https://www.amazon.com.au/Sony-Interactive-Death-Stranding/d...
    Shenmue 3 Day One Edition $79 https://www.amazon.com.au/Shenmue-3-Day-One-Edition/dp/B07TK...

  • +1 vote

    Thanks OP, Modern Warfare for $23. Had $40 in promo balance from Maccas monopoly.

    • +3 votes

      How'd you do that? Isn't the Amazon credit from Maccas $20 off $79 spend?

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        I even tried adding 2 of the games (Cyberpunk and TLOU2 on PS4) to my kart, then adding the $20 Amazon code, but I got a message saying the code couldn’t be applied. I guess the games aren’t ‘eligible items’ under the T&Cs of the voucher, or perhaps because I’m not a ‘new customer’ it isn’t working 🤷🏻‍♂️

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      Tell us your secrets mate

  • -1 vote

    Shenmue for $79 is a huge ripoff, it's an old game on a new platform, that's it.

    • +8 votes

      It's a brand new game? Shenmue 1 and 2 were ported last year.

    • +3 votes

      I mean it even has 3 in the title

  • -1 vote

    So to be clear I need to sign up to prime at 6.99 to save 5 bucks on checkout?

    • +1 vote

      Correct, or use a free trial if you haven't already.

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      If you don't already have prime membership or not entitled to a free trial currently (you could create a new amazon account and get a free prime trial). It's cheaper to get a yearly membership, I think it's $60, but only if its worthwhile for you. I personally use Amazon a hell of a lot and my membership has paid for itself many times over. You also get Prime video (like Netflix but nowhere near as much stuff, there are some good shows but), and you get access to Amazon music streaming service (it is not as good as the paid unlimited version but). Also, if you are interested in pre ordering more than one game, then you will get $5 of each. I preordered 4 games, so had 20$ off overall. In that case alone it would be worth the $6.99 sign up fee.

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    Another nail in the coffin for EB games