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Amazon voting deals

werehippywerehippy Registered User regular
edited November 2007 in Games and Technology
It's the holidays, so that means a return of the Amazon customer vote.

The basic idea is Amazon offers insane deals on 3 items, with quantities of 1000 each, and leaves a poll online for a week. At the end of the week 1000 random people who voted for the winning item are given the opportunity to buy the item at the deal price, and 1000 people from each of the losing groups are given the opportunity to buy the item they voted for at a lesser, but still steep, discount.

Some people might remember the fantastic deal Amazon offered in their first vote last year, a $99 core X-Box 360. That's back (this time the Arcade version), with the kicker that the other two items are a $79 Wii and a $139 PS3 (40Gb).

The current results are 55% Wii, 32% PS3, and 13% 360.

So here's a chance to get a dirt cheap Wii, or a large discount on one of the other two systems. Vote away, and good luck come drawing time.


EDIT: This is only the first round of voting. There are six categories along the tp of the page. Each has three different items, different quantities, and a different end date. You can vote in all of them now, but you can't change your vote once it's cast.

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  • TalonrazorTalonrazor Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Man I hope that PS3 wins. It'd be awesome to get it at that price.

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  • EvanderEvander Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    come'on folks, PS3 time.



    The Wii is cheap enough as it is, but the PS3 for <$150 is awesome.

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  • BubbaTBubbaT Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    $80 Wii is nice, but

    Holy cow that 46" Samsung for $720 is insane. That's like half the price of Black Friday deals. I'd pretty much give away my Wii for a chance to buy that set.

    Interesting that the HD-DVD player has nearly twice the votes of the Blu-Ray.

  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I voted for the Wii... That'd be a great Christmas gift.

    And the HD-DVD player.

    And the Samsung HDTV.

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  • AuraAura Registered User
    edited November 2007
    I'm english. How would this apply to me? I'm supposing it would be an American console, but is this for sure? cos £50 for a 360, £40 for a Wii or £70 for a PS3 is pretty damn good.

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  • BurtletoyBurtletoy Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Last year you got the option to buy the thing you voted on even if it didn't win. It was a little bit higher price than the 'if it woulda won' price, but it was still cheaper than normal. I'm saying this cause if they offer me a PS3 at $200 I might be tempter enough to buy it.

  • VariableVariable Weed and Masturbation Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    edited November 2007
    not the ps3 model I'd want ideally, but for that price I'd take it :D.

    and the tv, and the HD tivo. don't need bluray if I get the ps3 (ever) and hddvd is already crazy cheap at some stores.

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  • OrogogusOrogogus San DiegoRegistered User regular
    edited November 2007
    What were the runner-up discounts like last time around? I'm wondering if I should vote for the last place item because it would give me a 4x greater chance of being selected in the respective group of 1000.

  • Fatty McBeardoFatty McBeardo Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Wii GET!

    Samsung GET!

  • werehippywerehippy Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Burtletoy wrote: »
    Last year you got the option to buy the thing you voted on even if it didn't win. It was a little bit higher price than the 'if it woulda won' price, but it was still cheaper than normal. I'm saying this cause if they offer me a PS3 at $200 I might be tempter enough to buy it.

    Yeah they are doing this again, I mentioned it in the OP but it's buried in the other stuff.

    It's why I voted for the 360. The Wii is basically a lock to win, but getting a 360 for $130-150 is too tempting to pass up.

  • werehippywerehippy Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Orogogus wrote: »
    What were the runner-up discounts like last time around? I'm wondering if I should vote for the last place item because it would give me a 4x greater chance of being selected in the respective group of 1000.

    I seem to recall it being still in the ball park of the deal, the discount was something like 10-15% less. So instead of 75% off you'd get it it for around 60% off.

    Still great deals.

  • LunkerLunker Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I went with the PS3, since it's the only one I don't have. And yes, that Samsung 46" LCD would be fucking sick to win, especially since I'm in the market for an HDTV and I'm tearing my hair out over prices and specs.

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  • LowlanderLowlander Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I Went with the PS3 since it's the only one I don't have also. That model isn't that great, but I'd definately buy it at that price point.

    I also went for the GPS unit on round 5, because I already have a laptop, as crappy as it is, and I don't really have a use for diamond studs. I guess I could gift them, but I hate giving jewelry that won't be worn often.

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  • RPGeekRPGeek Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Aura wrote: »
    I'm english. How would this apply to me? I'm supposing it would be an American console, but is this for sure? cos £50 for a 360, £40 for a Wii or £70 for a PS3 is pretty damn good.
    Sorry, but I'm guessing they don't ship these handsome gizmos out of the US. I have an import Wii and I've tried ordering some stuff from amazon.com, but nooo. At best, you could order it through a friend across the dam, I guess? (And don't forget to buy a step-down converter)

  • fkn creepfkn creep Registered User
    edited November 2007
    I voted for the roomba D:

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  • twmjrtwmjr Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I voted for the PS3 as it's the only one I don't have. I voted for the mixer in that last one. I have an HDTV, and it'd make a great present for my mother.

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  • cloudeaglecloudeagle Zhu-Li, do the thing! Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I'm being a selfish bastard and voting for the PS3 also. I'd gladly pay that for some Ratchet and Clank action.

    The Wii offer will probably win, though.

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  • fkn creepfkn creep Registered User
    edited November 2007
    boo wii booooo

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  • AroducAroduc regular
    edited November 2007
    I voted for Dukakis.

    The ballot was confusing.

  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Aroduc wrote: »
    I voted for Dukakis.

    The ballot was confusing.

    You win. Seriously... Haha!

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  • amateurhouramateurhour Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I went PS3, camcorder, razor scooter, tivo, laptop, and roomba.... how cool it will be to play the PS3 on my tv I already have, get bored, and film some razor scooter acrobatics while my vaccum cleans my floor for me and my tivo records my shows. Then I can upload everything to my laptop and let y'all see it. It's the fantasy life man, the fantasy life.

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  • MisterGrokMisterGrok Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    They're not offering 1000 of EACH item, only 1000 of each of the consoles. The Samsung, for instance, will only be offered to 200 people.

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  • werehippywerehippy Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    MisterGrok wrote: »
    They're not offering 1000 of EACH item, only 1000 of each of the consoles. The Samsung, for instance, will only be offered to 200 people.

    Good point. I'll mention it in the OP.

  • SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I voted for a PS3 since I already have a Wii and I want to play Ratchet & Clank.

  • EvanderEvander Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    forget the PS3, I want an Eyeclops!

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  • Palmer EldritchPalmer Eldritch Registered User
    edited November 2007
    last time I checked amazon.com didn't ship consoles to Canada, is this still true?

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  • KVWKVW Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I find it interesting that the HD-DVD player is winning by such a large margin over Blu-Ray. Now its only percentages, so actual numbers arent listed as far as I know, but 22% gap (as of this writing) is pretty substantial.

    Also, why would anyone vote for an Xbox 360 Arcade? The vote seemed rigged against the Xbox from the start compared to a 40GB PS3 and a cheap, typically sold out, Wii. They could have at least sprung for a 20GB model 360.

  • Radikal_DreamerRadikal_Dreamer Registered User
    edited November 2007
    I voted for the 360, as I'd probably buy it for anything less than 200 or so, though I realize I'd have to buy a HDD for it...

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  • OrganichuOrganichu Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Of course many, many people will vote in this, but I wonder just how many. Plenty of people I know just go pshaw at non-guarantee promotions, so.

    Of course your chance of scoring (even the lesser discount) isn't 1 in 1 or even 1 in 10... but I wonder just what it is. It's not like the lottery.

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  • KVWKVW Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Organichu wrote: »
    Of course many, many people will vote in this, but I wonder just how many. Plenty of people I know just go pshaw at non-guarantee promotions, so.

    Of course your chance of scoring (even the lesser discount) isn't 1 in 1 or even 1 in 10... but I wonder just what it is. It's not like the lottery.

    Last year, the Xbox 360 was like $100 I think (a 20 gig model if i recall) and it sold out in like 5 seconds flat and resulted in every other draw becoming a lottery since everyone complained of a wanged server that they couldnt connect to in order to buy the 100 or whatever amount of stock they had.

    Will it be similar this year? Not sure, but take that as a reminder that people like free or damn cheap things on the interweb.

  • KimFidlerKimFidler Registered User
    edited November 2007
    Not sure if these can be shipped to Canada or not. I still voted.

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  • ikillkennyikillkenny Registered User
    edited November 2007
    Are they doing something more intelligent than last year where everyone had to pound the server at exactly one time during the day to have any chance of getting the system?

    Edit: Looks like they're doing some random system. Also looks like "You can only vote once this round, and you only have a chance to be offered a deal on the item you vote for", so you'll have to be in the majority.

  • cytorakcytorak Registered User
    edited November 2007
    The deals for the "losing"systems aren't very good: $80 off the PS3 and $60 off the Xbox 360

  • Doctor DetroitDoctor Detroit Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    cytorak wrote: »
    The deals for the "losing"systems aren't very good: $80 off the PS3 and $60 off the Xbox 360

    In fact, every one of the losing products will be offered at 20% off. So there's the risk...vote for the most popular item and have virtually no chance of being picked, or vote for the least popular item and wind up with a not-so-great discount.

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  • AbsoluteZeroAbsoluteZero Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Damn. I wanted a 360 but the Wii is getting major votage. Too bad I already have a Wii...

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  • SisterRaySisterRay Registered User
    edited November 2007
    last time I checked amazon.com didn't ship consoles to Canada, is this still true?

    I got one of the core systems during last year's deal and had to have it shipped to an address in the US, yeah.

    I'm in Toronto....

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  • SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Hmm, so there's a slight chance I could get a 40GB PS3 for $319. Hmmmm.

  • Big DookieBig Dookie Smells great! Houston, TXRegistered User regular
    edited November 2007
    So did anyone actually get selected for the deal today? If you do (today or in the next few days) let us know. I'd like to see some people actually get in on one of these deals.

    That's a great price for the Wii. $80? Crazy.

  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I failed. :(

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  • an_altan_alt Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    As did I.

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