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Amazon to Deliver Your Games on Sunday

You may not have to wait until Monday much longer.

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How many times have you done the ordering-a-game-delivery-math? If you order on Friday with two-day shipping, it would land on Sunday, right? 

Then, you lament, for Sundays yield no mail, and therefore no new game. Thankfully for all of us with Amazon Prime, the online retail giant is setting things right by teaming up with the U.S. Postal Service to deliver on Sundays.

News popped up through the Associated Press this morning that the initiative will have a small beginning in metropolitan areas of New York and Los Angeles.

Fortunately for the other 99% of America (sorry Canada), Amazon is planning on expanding the service to Dallas, Houston, New Orleans and Phoenix next year.

David Clark, vice president of Amazon's worldwide operations, says the service will be available to all Amazon users. The service will be free for Prime members, who get free 2-day shipping, while standard users will pay as they would for any other delivery.

I happen to think the $79 yearly fee for Prime is a great deal, considering you get free two-day shipping and a whole mess of free movies and T.V. shows to stream - but others may not think so. A little trick: Students get Amazon Prime for an extreme discount, so take advantage if you can.

Upon this news getting to the ears of Wall Street Amazon's stock slid by 81 cents in pre-market trading, which may be indicative of a lack of faith in the experiment.

Sound off in the comments down below and let me know how you feel about Amazon delivering on Sundays!

Originally Published Nov. 11th 2013

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Comments
  • 52
    Mary Yeager 8 months ago
    Senior Intern
    I would find it a good thing if it was in my area. But be careful what you claim. Not all items will be available for Sunday delivery.
  • 39
    Max Jay 8 months ago
    Featured Columnist
    Anything that's shipped by Amazon and is Prime eligible. Basically anything coming from Amazon's warehouse - no vendors.
  • 52
    Mary Yeager 8 months ago
    Senior Intern
    Where are you getting that information? All I've seen is that the only way you'll know its a Sunday delivery item is the shipping options in checkout if the service is available in your area.
  • 39
    Max Jay 8 months ago
    Featured Columnist
    Associated Press is reporting it.
  • 52
    Mary Yeager 8 months ago
    Senior Intern
    I'm a Prime subscriber..that's why I'm asking details. :)
  • 52
    Mary Yeager 8 months ago
    Senior Intern
    Guess I'm reading a different AP article.
  • 39
    Max Jay 8 months ago
    Featured Columnist
    Just took another look at the story and some of the information did change from earlier reports.

    I'll update :).
  • 52
    Mary Yeager 8 months ago
    Senior Intern
    Look forward to the updates. :)
  • 39
    Max Jay 8 months ago
    Featured Columnist
    Just updated. Turns out everyone can use it. It's just free for Prime because all shipping is free for Prime.