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By Matt Birchler
I've been writing here since 2010! Back when personal blogs were all the rage. Kids, ask your parents.

Amazon Ends 20% Off Game Pre-Orders Deal

Amazon is ending it's 20% off deal on video game pre-orders and I can't say I'm surprised. Video game software sales are a low margin segment anyway, and discounting new games by 20% absolutely made it so Amazon was losing money on every game sold.


My suspicion is that this promotion was implemented to get more people signed up for Prime and/or to improve Amazon's share of the video game-selling industry. If you get your games from Amazon, you're more likely to also get your accessories from them, which is where the real profit margins lie.

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Hey there, I'm Matt!

I'm a UI/UX designer at NMI and I make videos over on A Better Computer, which I think you'll love.

Hey there, I'm Matt!

I'm a UI/UX designer at NMI and I make videos over on A Better Computer, which I think you'll love. You can also check out my side projects, Quick Reviews and Quick BIN Lookup.