Amazon pre order prices go up as well as down for those who have ordered..

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Found 25th Nov 2012
Just noticed the French Wii U pre order price has gone up slightly and looking at my order I see that the price has gone up to match.

This is the first time a pre-order price has risen for me, so I am wondering if it is common?

After a little research I have changed title. This potential price rise was something I was not aware of.

Seems to make the decision of who to pre order with more difficult.
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For items with a future release date, the Amazon.co.uk price may change between the time of order and the date the item is dispatched. We don't charge you until we dispatch an item; therefore, when you pre-order selected books, CDs, videos, DVDs, pieces of software or video games, you'll be charged the lowest price offered by Amazon.co.uk between the time the order was placed and the item's release date.

Pre-order Price Guarantee applies only to items displaying the Pre-order Price Guarantee offer message on their Product Detail pages. Items that don't display the Pre-order Price Guarantee offer message aren't eligible.


Pre-order Price Guarantee applies only to items sold by Amazon.co.uk at the website amazon.co.uk, and not to items (or prices) offered by third party Sellers on Amazon.co.uk's Marketplace or at any of Amazon.co.uk's Trusted Partner sites, or from Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es, Amazon.co.jp, Amazon.ca, Amazon.com or any of Amazon.com's affiliates.
If your order enters the dispatch process before the release date of an eligible item and the price of that item is subsequently lowered on or before the release date, we'll automatically refund your payment card for the difference between the price you were charged and the price as at the release date.
Pre-order Price Guarantee doesn't apply in the case of mispricing, described in our Pricing Policy, or to orders cancelled by us in accordance with the Conditions of Use & Sale. Our sale of products to you is subject to the Conditions of Use & Sale and to our Pricing Policy.
Should contact Amazon.
If you ordered for x price and it went up, you would pay for what you have ordered.
The price match guarantee is that if the price falls and you pre-ordered at a higher price then when they dispatch you'll be charged the lower price.
You ordered from Amazon France, which as their T&Cs state, do not use the Pre Order Price guarantee.

So, I'm pretty sure they can do this. Your post above relates to Amazon.co.uk. It says further down:

"Pre-order Price Guarantee applies only to items sold by Amazon.co.uk at the website amazon.co.uk, and not to items (or prices) offered by third party Sellers on Amazon.co.uk's Marketplace or at any of Amazon.co.uk's Trusted Partner sites, or from Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es, Amazon.co.jp, Amazon.ca, Amazon.com or any of Amazon.com's affiliates."

So they can increase and decrease on Amazon.fr. The price you'll pay is the price on release. Is it still cheaper than the UK?
How 'slight' is the increase?
French T&Cs

Preorder guaranteed lowest price

Sometimes the price displayed on Amazon.fr for an item available for pre-order changes between the time the item is listed in our catalog and its release date. Whether you order a CD, video, DVD, software or video game, the price you will be charged in sending your order will be the lowest price available on Amazon.fr between the time you preordered this article and its release date. In case of decrease occurring between the date of dispatch and the release date, we will refund the difference between the invoice price and the lowest price posted between those two dates.

If you order using the shopping cart, the preorder guarantee the lowest price is shown on the summary page of your order. If you order via the 1-click option, the preorder guarantee the lowest price is automatically applied.

Subsequently, if a price change occurs, the new price will appear within 24 hours of the order summary contained in Your Account.

Program Requirements:

The "pre guaranteed lowest price" applies only to items shipped and sold by Amazon. This program does not apply to items offered by third party vendors on-site Amazon.fr, or those purchased on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.jp or affiliate or any other site owned by Amazon.com.
The "pre guaranteed lowest price" applies only to products offered in our forthcoming Department Music, DVD, Software, Video Games. This offer does not apply to previously published articles or other types of articles.
The "pre guaranteed lowest price" applies only to items that benefit from this program as mentioned in their detailed. If no message for this program is shown on the detailed article, the latter of any kind it is, can not benefit from the offer.
If your order has entered the shipping process before the release date of the item and its price falls within this range, we will credit your credit card automatically for the difference between the price you paid and the price lower at the release date of the article. If you paid by check, the amount is automatically refunded to your account Amazon.fr for your next purchase. In addition to the repayments less than EUR 0.20, a voucher will be sent via email. If you prefer to receive a refund check, thank you to contact our Customer Service (http://www.amazon.fr/contactez-nous/).
The "pre-order at the lowest price guarantee" does not apply to orders placed on Amazon.fr before the implementation of this program.
The "pre-order at the lowest price guarantee" does not apply in the event of a pricing error on Amazon.fr.
Pikachu

French T&CsPreorder guaranteed lowest price Sometimes the price displayed … French T&CsPreorder guaranteed lowest price Sometimes the price displayed on Amazon.fr for an item available for pre-order changes between the time the item is listed in our catalog and its release date. Whether you order a CD, video, DVD, software or video game, the price you will be charged in sending your order will be the lowest price available on Amazon.fr between the time you preordered this article and its release date. In case of decrease occurring between the date of dispatch and the release date, we will refund the difference between the invoice price and the lowest price posted between those two dates. If you order using the shopping cart, the preorder guarantee the lowest price is shown on the summary page of your order. If you order via the 1-click option, the preorder guarantee the lowest price is automatically applied. Subsequently, if a price change occurs, the new price will appear within 24 hours of the order summary contained in Your Account. Program Requirements: The "pre guaranteed lowest price" applies only to items shipped and sold by Amazon. This program does not apply to items offered by third party vendors on-site Amazon.fr, or those purchased on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.jp or affiliate or any other site owned by Amazon.com.The "pre guaranteed lowest price" applies only to products offered in our forthcoming Department Music, DVD, Software, Video Games. This offer does not apply to previously published articles or other types of articles.The "pre guaranteed lowest price" applies only to items that benefit from this program as mentioned in their detailed. If no message for this program is shown on the detailed article, the latter of any kind it is, can not benefit from the offer.If your order has entered the shipping process before the release date of the item and its price falls within this range, we will credit your credit card automatically for the difference between the price you paid and the price lower at the release date of the article. If you paid by check, the amount is automatically refunded to your account Amazon.fr for your next purchase. In addition to the repayments less than EUR 0.20, a voucher will be sent via email. If you prefer to receive a refund check, thank you to contact our Customer Service (http://www.amazon.fr/contactez-nous/). The "pre-order at the lowest price guarantee" does not apply to orders placed on Amazon.fr before the implementation of this program.The "pre-order at the lowest price guarantee" does not apply in the event of a pricing error on Amazon.fr.



Which case then, cause all hell!
deek72

How 'slight' is the increase?



Pfffft! I didn't want to know anyway.
deek72

Pfffft! I didn't want to know anyway.



Sorry deek. About £8 .
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