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Old 11-11-16, 09:37 AM
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Re: NES Classic Edition (30 games; 60 bucks; 11/11/2016)

I just realized that with the exception of Kirby's Adventures ($20 on ebay) I actually already have every cart of the games on this system. Why am I buying this again, lol?
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Old 11-11-16, 09:39 AM
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Swung by a TRU at opening and a Gamestop 30 minutes before opening - no luck. I'm getting too old to run all over town chasing these things. I either get it at Amazon this afternoon, or I wait until they are readily available online or in store.
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Old 11-11-16, 09:46 AM
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You know what the real shit of this whole thing is? The princess is in another castle!
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Old 11-11-16, 09:52 AM
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Re: NES Classic Edition (30 games; 60 bucks; 11/11/2016)

This is why the idea that it would be everywhere seemed funny to me. I imagine it will be rough to find for the rest of the year.

I've seen a few "guides" on what various stores are doing for sales and where to buy it.

http://www.theverge.com/circuitbreak...gamestop-price
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Old 11-11-16, 09:59 AM
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I stopped by Target, Best Buy and Toys R Us this morning, no luck.
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Old 11-11-16, 10:00 AM
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Re: NES Classic Edition (30 games; 60 bucks; 11/11/2016)

In case anyone wants to pick one up online, this site offerss up-to-the-minute updates on who currently has them in-stock/for sale.

https://www.nowinstock.net/videogami...esclassicmini/

I used it to place an order for a Classic NES Console from ToysRUs.com a few minutes ago.

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As of right now, ToysRUs.com has some stock for sale.
Now out of stock.
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If I see one I might grab it but I'm not standing in line.
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Old 11-11-16, 10:17 AM
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Let me guess - these stores have plenty of carrying cases and extra controllers for sale though, right?
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I stood in line for three hours at GameStop this morning to get one. They only received eleven and I was number three. They had only two extra controllers and the two guys in front of me bought them. There was a massive line by ten and the people who didn't get one were pissed.

They should have known better than arrive at the store's opening and think they were going to waltz in and buy one.
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This is why the idea that it would be everywhere seemed funny to me. I imagine it will be rough to find for the rest of the year.

I've seen a few "guides" on what various stores are doing for sales and where to buy it.

http://www.theverge.com/circuitbreak...gamestop-price
But but but we kept hearing how this is being sold as a toy and only nerds would want to buy it.

Went to BB this morning before opening and there were thirty people inline. Realizing it's a Nintendo product and the probably only had ten of them I left. Then I found out they really got forty in and if I stayed in line I would have got one. Oops.

Also looking at the secondary market prices this is why I will always say that resellers are the scum of the earth.

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But but but we kept hearing how this is being sold as a toy
It is. Otherwise, there would've been plenty of supply right out of the gate.

and only nerds would want to buy it.
Who the fuck else BUT nerds are lining up at midnight to buy this? Nintendo (mistakenly) assumed it would be an impulse purchase type toy.
The whole reason it's hard to find is precisely this; that N's plan for it didn't meet with actual public demand.
Keep your to yourself, I was right. I never suggested that Nintendo was doing the smart thing to position this as a toy. Just another fuck-up on their part in a long line of such actions.
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Is this going to be a "lightning deal" on Amazon or just keep refreshing on the product page to see if you can get one? I've looked at the video game deals and didn't see it.
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Well I'll take my shot at Amazon later but outside of that, no biggie. I have plenty of unplayed games and if I really feel the need to play something Nintendo I will go with my unplayed Twilight Princess remaster.
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Old 11-11-16, 10:42 AM
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on one hand, it's infuriating that Nintendo always pulls this shit with in-demand products, on the other hand, i can't blame them for creating artificial hype for their products, as it creates a frenzy for these things.
This. People can say Nintendo screwed up all they want but they're going to be selling out these things for a while, and when you look at what it is and how they cut corners and still have insane demand, I'd say they know exactly what they're doing. Like amiibos, I doubt half these people would even want this thing if it was readily available.

Now give me a snes version next year and I'll wait in line.
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Old 11-11-16, 10:54 AM
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Is this going to be a "lightning deal" on Amazon or just keep refreshing on the product page to see if you can get one? I've looked at the video game deals and didn't see it.
5pm est it goes live.
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Let me guess - these stores have plenty of carrying cases and extra controllers for sale though, right?
Actually those are harder to find than the system. The Target I was at got one controller and two cases. They had 15 systems.

I just checked eBay. There are several sold auctions with the item going for excess of $200. I have to say, it's not worth it to have this maybe 2-3 weeks early. These people must really have Triforce Fever BAD.
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5pm est it goes live.
I bet they could get a bunch of new prime subscribers if they made it a Prime Early Access Event.
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Old 11-11-16, 11:15 AM
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This. People can say Nintendo screwed up all they want but they're going to be selling out these things for a while, and when you look at what it is and how they cut corners and still have insane demand, I'd say they know exactly what they're doing. Like amiibos, I doubt half these people would even want this thing if it was readily available.
That is not a good reason as, regardless of shortages being on purpose or not, they're only leaving money on the table, which is a stupid way to run a business and treat customers. Especially these days.
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Old 11-11-16, 11:32 AM
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That is not a good reason as, regardless of shortages being on purpose or not, they're only leaving money on the table, which is a stupid way to run a business and treat customers. Especially these days.
How are they leaving money on the table? Look at amiibos, as soon as they became readily available and not so in demand, they started shelf warming with the rest of the toys to life stuff. From Cabbage Patch Kids and Tickle Me Elmo, it's been a marketing strategy around Xmas to have hot in demand items due to shortages, and this way they sell everything they make.

There's no guarantee that if these were as numerous as, say, the (inferior) Sega Genesis retro machine that they would sell out. Just like there's no guarantee that if they upped the cost to add a controller or longer cords or whatever that they would make more money. Nintendo makes a lot of dumb decisions but they seem to be doing fine making their stuff in demand, at least early on.
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the only group this shortage helping are the bottom feeders on slickdeals. there are 600+ on eBay right now, some finishing at over $200 already.

blame stupid, impatient folks for eBay, but there's an artificial demand being created by a small group snapping up the supply online and forcing people to go through alternate channels.
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Nintendo of AmericaVerified account
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The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition system is a hot item, and we are working hard to keep up with consumer demand.

There will be a steady flow of additional systems through the holiday shopping season and into the new year

Please contact your local retailers to check availability. A selection of participating retailers can be found @ http://Nintendo.com/nes-classic
I wonder how quick stock will actually be replenished.
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Wait? they don't mass produce "toys"???
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It is. Otherwise, there would've been plenty of supply right out of the gate.
That literally makes no sense. Hot toys for the holiday almost always have issues of supply vs demand.

Who the fuck else BUT nerds are lining up at midnight to buy this? Nintendo (mistakenly) assumed it would be an impulse purchase type toy.
The whole reason it's hard to find is precisely this; that N's plan for it didn't meet with actual public demand.
Well from someone who saw the crowd at BB before it opened, I can honestly say that it wasn't "nerds" standing in line. It was literally people of all ages. Then you have the scum suckers who resell it and buy ones knowing that Nintendo will under produce and they can resell it.

How are they leaving money on the table? Look at amiibos, as soon as they became readily available and not so in demand, they started shelf warming with the rest of the toys to life stuff. From Cabbage Patch Kids and Tickle Me Elmo, it's been a marketing strategy around Xmas to have hot in demand items due to shortages, and this way they sell everything they make.
This. Going back to the original NES Nintendo always intentionally under manufactures something in order to keep an artificial demand going. They literally said as much in Console Wars.

the only group this shortage helping are the bottom feeders on slickdeals. there are 600+ on eBay right now, some finishing at over $200 already.
This. A Gamestop near me in the mall said they only got ten total consoles and since no one else was waiting, they let one person buy all ten.
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A Gamestop near me in the mall said they only got ten total consoles and since no one else was waiting, they let one person buy all ten.
Ugh. Fuck that Gamestop, or fuck that guy, or fuck neither, it's just capitalism?
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