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Old Mar 19, 12, 12:15 pm   #1
 
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Amazon to sell $10 cards for $5 to lure customers

I just read that AmazonLocal wants to compete with Groupon and others and is offering a $10 gift card for $5 to lure people in. The card will also be useable at Amazon.com. The cards are available tomorrow (3/20/12) in "limited quantity".

SOURCE: http://news.yahoo.com/amazon-sell-10...144254280.html
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Old Mar 19, 12, 6:40 pm   #2
 
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Do you know when "tomorrow" starts for them?
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Old Mar 19, 12, 7:21 pm   #3
 
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Do you know when "tomorrow" starts for them?
The current deal on the Chicago page expires at 2 AM CT, so I'm guessing the new deal will take effect at that time.
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The current deal on the Chicago page expires at 2 AM CT, so I'm guessing the new deal will take effect at that time.
I'm all for a deal, but I'm not waking up that early to buy a gift card.
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Old Mar 19, 12, 8:20 pm   #5
 
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They did something similar through Groupon last year where they offered $20 GCs for $10. Guess they decided to cut out the middle man this year.
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Old Mar 20, 12, 1:15 am   #6
 
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Over 6,000 sold in the first 15 mins...
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Old Mar 20, 12, 1:27 am   #7
 
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Deal working OK.... only 1 per household.
So not so exciting, yet not bad !

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They did something similar through Groupon last year where they offered $20 GCs for $10. Guess they decided to cut out the middle man this year.
They have never done it with Groupon. That is impossible.

They did the promo with LivingSocial. Amazon owns a significant chunk of LivingSocial so I don't understand why they're running Amazon Local. I guess this daily deals business is way too easy to copy. I can see GRPN stock tanking in the next few years. If you want to lose some quick money, buy some of that stock.
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I just bought 3. You have to use a different credit card with each account, otherwise it won't let you buy it again
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I just bought 3. You have to use a different credit card with each account, otherwise it won't let you buy it again
I thought it said "one per household"
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Old Mar 20, 12, 2:16 am   #11
 
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Fantastic, thanks for that, works with foreign credit cards as well.

Used two different accounts to get the discount then loaded the two vouchers on one account.
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Old Mar 20, 12, 3:40 am   #12
 
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Should also qualify for %5 CashBack if you use Chase Freedom (and you registered for the %5 @ Amazon.com promotion for this quarter).

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Old Mar 20, 12, 6:19 am   #13
 
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I just bought 3. You have to use a different credit card with each account, otherwise it won't let you buy it again
I was able to buy one each for me and the missus and went through the Hawaiian Air shopping portal to get the whopping 5 miles (not sure if Local purchases count though). It would not let me buy more than one on the same account, regardless of the payment method.
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Fantastic, thanks for that, works with foreign credit cards as well.

Used two different accounts to get the discount then loaded the two vouchers on one account.
Waiting for the second voucher to be finalized.
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