Amazon Prime drops pre-order discount for remasters and re-releases


According to the terms and conditions, anyway

I’ve made good use of Amazon Prime’s 20 percent off discount for video game pre-orders over the years. Sometimes, $60 feels a bit too steep to justify. But then I’ll notice the game in question listed for $48 with the Prime discount, and a silly switch is flipped in my brain. “Well, I’d be stupid not to!”

As spotted by Cheap Ass Gamer, Amazon has added a couple more exceptions to Prime Savings.

Amazon has Added “re-releases, re-masters” to the list of ineligible Games for 20% Off When you Pre-Order. This is weird because there are some that are eligible right now.

— Cheap Ass Gamer (@videogamedeals) July 3, 2018

The relevant part of the terms and conditions now reads: “[Pre-order savings offer] does not apply to certain video game products such as toys to life, collector’s editions, re-releases, re-masters, and product bundles including but not limited to console game bundles and accessory bundles.”

Some upcoming games that should be excluded like Shenmue I & II still offer Prime Savings, so we’ll have to see how this pans out in practice. Hopefully Amazon leaves the program alone for a while.

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