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Amazon Prime Day

Post by Achtung Englander » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:15 am

So whose going shopping ?

Picked up a second 3rd party Switch controller (these are so great at a fraction of the price)
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07 ... UTF8&psc=1

and the new front light Kindle as I like to read sometimes when the Mrs gets her head down and I cannot do that with my existing one - that is my excuse anyway !
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07 ... UTF8&psc=1


Everything else on my wishlist is not discounted :( but a friend showed me camelcamelcamel on Saturday so I will do not need to keep on checking when items hit my go to price.
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Post by Raid » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:53 am

I'm considering a cordless Dremel for helping with a few 3D printing tasks, but at £80-odd on sale it's still a fairly big investment.

I must admit I tend to approach Prime day with a bit of caution, because a lot of the deals aren't actually worth having compared to the normal prices. I was looking at the XBox One S models and they're the same price today that they were a few weeks ago yet heralded as a deal. I think they've just discounted a particular set of bundles that aren't usually on offer, allowing them to say it's a price reduction when you could get a similar setup for that same price on any other day.

One thing that's worth noting is that Prime members get a flat 20% off anything from Amazon Warehouse (ie: refurbished or pre-owned stuff), which can give some pretty good prices even if they're not specific deals.

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Post by DjchunKfunK » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:37 am

https://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/

That's a good site to check whether the 'deal' really is a deal or not.

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Re: Amazon Prime Day

Post by Alan » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:25 pm

Sony PlayStation Classic Console £16
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B071G84NHX/ ... lDbSKQ22QE

Make £5 cash or £10 credit at cex ;)
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Post by eny » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:31 pm

I've used CCC for as long as its been available now, and it's the reason I cancelled Prime and dropped my Amazon spending to minimal amounts - that and trying to shrink some debt. I got fed up of Prime prices being postage amounts higher than marketplace deals - even though postage is free, the price was higher. If I want something now, I wait till the price drops below my CCC thresholds, or I don't bother, Prime membership tended to encourage me to spend on stuff I can really do without....
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Re: Amazon Prime Day

Post by Raid » Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:09 pm

*sigh*

So I ended up buying a set of Sony 1000XM3 headphones on that 20% off Warehouse items offer, and clearly someone has switched the contents as what arrived was a set of very cheap headphones in the correct Sony packaging. I went straight to Amazon's support chat and they're sorting me a refund (although I'm a bit worried that, as I have to send the item back, I'm going to get screwed over when I return an item that obviously isn't what I ordered), but I was really looking forward to actually being able to hear my music and podcasts as I walk to work (I'm currently using a cheap set of on-ear bluetooth headphones after my wireless earbuds gave up the ghost a few months back - they don't block out any traffic noise).

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Re: Amazon Prime Day

Post by Achtung Englander » Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:38 pm

I have that set - they are superb !

Good choice. The noise cancellation is fantastic
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Post by Raid » Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:42 pm

Yeah, I did a fair bit of research before hitting buy. My 3D printer and airbrush setup produce a lot of irritating noise, so the noise cancellation was important.

I do however suspect that the noise cancellation on these fuckers won't be quite so good.

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The speed and lack of evidence required suggests that this happens with some regularity with Amazon. While they've said they're going to give me the 20% that I saved on the Warehouse deal (to therefore allow me to buy the product at the regular price), this isn't exactly reassuring and I'm debating whether to trust them again.

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Post by Snowy » Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:19 pm

In my experience customer service with Amazon tends to be top notch, you always get the benefit of the doubt.

My prime day purchase was a litre of Kraken Black for £20. Bargainlicious, *hic*
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Re: Amazon Prime Day

Post by Raid » Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:30 pm

Yeah, I'm probably worrying over nothing. The most frustrating thing is that I had to return the cheap shit ones and couldn't go to town on them with the new Dremel that came in the same package. I could have destroyed them so well.

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Re: Amazon Prime Day

Post by Raid » Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:04 pm

Achtung Englander wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:38 pm
I have that set - they are superb !

Good choice. The noise cancellation is fantastic
Just a quick note to say the replacements arrived, and they were the actual thing I ordered this time. I've never used noise cancelling headphones before; it's a really bizarre sensation when they're switched on but not playing anything. It sounds as though my ears are wrapped with about a foot of cotton wool. It's an almost oppressive quiet. It's going to be glorious.

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Re: Amazon Prime Day

Post by Achtung Englander » Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:33 pm

try it on a plane for 3 hours and then take them off - your ears will explode from the sound of the engine
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Re: Amazon Prime Day

Post by Rossell » Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:54 pm

Looking at those headphones reminds me of a story with what used to be play.com

Many moons ago I pre ordered an Audioslave album. Get a text saying I had a parcel at home. Opened it with excitement to find...


An album full of James Bond theme tunes. At least you got something vaguely resembling what you ordered :lol:

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Re: Amazon Prime Day

Post by elgaucho » Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:36 pm

Achtung Englander wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:33 pm
try it on a plane for 3 hours and then take them off - your ears will explode from the sound of the engine
I got a pair of the Bose ones about 4 years back - never fly without them now! Mind you i had good reason- 5 or 6 long haul flights over a few months! :D
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