Amazon Australia's Best Gaming Deals

Tammy Harvey
December 5, 2017

One of Australia's leading retailers, Gerry Harvey of Harvey Norman, says he's not anxious about Amazon and warned consumers to beware of its promises to deliver before Christmas. The much-vaunted Prime service - which bundles offerings like priority shipping, streaming and Kindle content in one package - is not now available, with expectations it'll come in mid-2018.

"While amazon will have an impact on the Australian retail landscape, based on my discussions with a wide range of market participants in the U.S., I remain positive of the Australian retail sector".

Customer orders will be fulfilled from Amazon's new fulfilment centre in Dandenong South.

It will put pressure on local online operations like Kogan and eBay, as well as on traditional retailers like Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi, Myer and David Jones.

"By concentrating on providing a great shopping experience and by constantly innovating on behalf of customers, we hope to earn the trust and the custom of Australian shoppers in the years to come".

There's also free shipping for orders over $49 and a one-day delivery service available in some areas.

Australian customers can also access Prime Video and Twitch Prime today. Still, it's a huge blow to our $16 billion retail sector.

Gerry Harvey said he fears Amazon's predatory pricing structure will destroy local businesses. Source Sunrise
Gerry Harvey said he fears Amazon's predatory pricing structure will destroy local businesses. Source Sunrise

However, searches the new Fire TV Stick Basic Edition, which should have been on sale for the first time to Amazon Australian customers for $69, bring up only books.

SYDNEY, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's Australian arm said it would start taking orders on Tuesday, ending speculation about the timing of its launch in the world's No. 12 economy and likely dashing hopes of a holiday boost for struggling brick-and-mortar rivals.

Keep an eye out for more deals as other retailers try to keep up.

So despite predictions of rock-bottom prices, shoppers should still be wary of the total cost for Amazon Australia products after delivery fees are added on.

The American giant is offering "millions" of products from well-known Australian brands, as well as small and medium-sized Australian businesses selling on Amazon Marketplace. "I think this may prove hard".

Over time, we will create thousands of new jobs and invest hundreds of millions of dollars in Australia.

Amazon Marketplace connects customers to millions of products and helps sellers reach more than 300 million active customers worldwide, the company said.


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