Amazon UK is thankful. The company was ranked number one in the customer satisfaction index in the UK and to celebrate, it has decided to raise satisfaction even more. Today only, Friday January 22, users can enter promo code BIGTHANKS at checkout to take £10 off any order over £50. That includes single items or multiple items that total more than £50.
Amazon's rules explain that the code is valid once per customer and only applies to items that are shipped and sold by Amazon (ie those that show up as fulfilled by Amazon or Amazon Marketplace aren't eligible). Other items that don't count are baby formula, digital goods, gift cards, Amazon Pantry products, and shipping and handling charges.
Google's Nexus Player listing on Amazon UK claims that the set-top box will be released to British customers on Thursday, March 26th. Further, the price will be £79.99, assuming Amazon is at least correct on that aspect. Why the uncertainty? Well, Amazon listings are not always the most reliable indicators of release dates. Still, this is a good sign for those in the UK that have been planning to buy a Nexus Player.
For its part, Google has not given any indication that Nexus Players are about to drop in Britain. The country availability page shows only US, Canada, and Japan as of the time of writing.
Update: It looks like Amazon Germany also has the device up for pre-order for the slightly lower price of EUR 588.90 ($766.34). There is no release date indicated, but the earlier press release suggests it will be available from May 29th, 2012.
Samsung's next flagship smartphone finally launched last week and we spent many paragraphs proffering ouropinions on it. Most of us cannot wait to get our grubby hands on it, but it looks like UK customers will be getting it pretty soon, as the Galaxy SIII has gone up for pre-order on Amazon UK.
The 16GB version of the Galaxy SIII in Pebble Blue or Marble White will retail for £499.95 ($806.67) and will be available from the expected release date of May 30th, 2012.
The UK branch of one of the largest retailers in the world - Amazon.com - came out with an Android app today, dedicated to the UK market. The app is very similar to the U.S. version and offers convenience and speed of a locally installed application over browsing amazon.co.uk and having to keep track of your logins. Barcode scanning, 1-click ordering, prime membership, wish lists, recommendations, customer reviews, order tracking and modification are all supported.
If you're in the UK, you can download the Amazon UK app by scanning or clicking the following QR code:
Note: The app is geo-coded and therefore not available in Markets outside the UK.