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I wanted to pre-order Skyrim on Amazon but I am wondering how it works. Does it arrive at your door on release date or does it ship on release date?

I'd rather not buy it from Gamestop because I would need to pay tax and there are always long lines at my GameStop for 2-3 days after the release of a popular game (I waited in line over an hour to get Black Ops for over an hour on release date).
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If it says release date delivery you should get on release date. I think they do this for all big name titles.
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If it says release date delivery you should get on release date. I think they do this for all big name titles.
I think that's for Prime Members. I got Crysis 2 like that, release day.
Not sure if non-Prime users get the same service or they have to pay extra.
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I think that's for Prime Members. I got Crysis 2 like that, release day.
Not sure if non-Prime users get the same service or they have to pay extra.
I'm not sure. I also have prime. Release day delivery may be an extra $5.98 for non Prime users(It was).

OP- add it your cart and select above in shipping options to see if it's an extra charge. It's eligible for free shipping so that's all you'd pay if so.
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I think that's for Prime Members. I got Crysis 2 like that, release day.
Not sure if non-Prime users get the same service or they have to pay extra.
I have Prime, so that shouldn't be a problem.
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I have Prime, so that shouldn't be a problem.
Unless UPS screws up, you''ll get it on release date.
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I have Prime now but I have done videogame orders before when I wasn't Prime. There was almost always an option in the shipping to pick 'release day' shipping or something like that. It was a guarantee to get the item on the day of release. I think I did that last for DJ Hero or something a bit back. Got it the day it came out.
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you pay when it actually ships, usually release day delivery, plus many pre order bonuses like in game items or $10-20 promotional credit
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I have Prime, so that shouldn't be a problem.
If you have prime you should get release date for free. I pre-order a lot Amazon and get all the big titles on day 1. I think I have Skyrim pre-ordered on there now.
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its worth 70 bucks or however much it is a year for prime in my household. and with prime you get free release day shipping and they do NOT bill you until the game ships.

you can cancel your order anytime before they ship. say you pre-order a game now. if the price drops 5 bucks between now and the release date, you get the lowest price. and that does happen occasionally.


i have at least 5 games pre-ordered due out before Christmas. cmonnnn diablo 3, you can make it!!!
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