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March 4, 2017

600 Switches on my local craigslist

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DirtyHarry11 22 hours ago#1
Is this normal? That's pretty crazy considering they weren't all that easy to find unless you went to a store like within an hour of it opening or midnight last night. All asking for $400-$500 too. Kind of sucks for legit Nintendo fans
arstos 22 hours ago#2
Hope a bunch of them get robbed. Scalpers are scum.
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curtisj2993 22 hours ago#3
I didnt count them all, but yea there are quite a bit on mine as well....the highest I seen so far was $550
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BENDMMAFAN 22 hours ago#4
arstos posted...
Hope a bunch of them get robbed. Scalpers are scum.

This. f*** those guys.
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whitaker6490 21 hours ago#5
I'm about to throw one up on eBay. I pre-ordered it for in-store pickup at Best Buy, but then that Best Buy ended up not doing a midnight release. I tried Meijer (midwestern supercenter) and got one there at midnight. Was gonna sell the one I got from Best Buy to a friend of a friend for actual cost, but he never called me to let me whether or not he wanted it. So off to eBay it goes. Buy It Nows for $400 seem to sell almost instantly. I'll make about a $30 profit after eBay and PayPal fees.
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Omni009 21 hours ago#6
Because it's Nintendo. People have already made good money flipping N's products, so they now buy up tons of Switches thinking that it'll be the same cash cow.
SeamusOHassey 21 hours ago#7
Nintendo fails yet again.
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TomorrowDog 21 hours ago#8
You should troll some of them and act interested and get them to go somewhere to sell. Bonus points if you can get two of them to meet eachother.
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KillerKhan420 21 hours ago#9
Lol, never buying a game or a system marked up by a douche bag. Nintendo is guilty for letting a******s like them thrive off of consumers.
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Varalys 21 hours ago#10
There are 10 of them at the local Wal-Mart. Surprised me.
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nbean16 21 hours ago#11
whitaker6490 posted...
I'm about to throw one up on eBay. I pre-ordered it for in-store pickup at Best Buy, but then that Best Buy ended up not doing a midnight release. I tried Meijer (midwestern supercenter) and got one there at midnight. Was gonna sell the one I got from Best Buy to a friend of a friend for actual cost, but he never called me to let me whether or not he wanted it. So off to eBay it goes. Buy It Nows for $400 seem to sell almost instantly. I'll make about a $30 profit after eBay and PayPal fees.


Why are you hunting down consoles for a friend of a friend?
KotickIsKing 21 hours ago#12
Let's be honest, anyone paying over MSRP is an impatient fool.
Playing the new zelda is hardly a life or death situation.
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Gogo726 20 hours ago#13
I was waiting in line in the mall this morning waiting for Gamestop to open. I already had mine, I just needed accessories. One of the other people in line, who also had his system, was telling me about how at the midnight launch, one guy picked up 4 separate preorders all under different names. Once he got his system, he started scalping right then and there trying to sell for $450. Total dick move.
_Dog 20 hours ago#14
SeamusOHassey posted...
Nintendo fails yet again.

And just how is Nintendo to be blamed...?
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geneticsftw 20 hours ago#15
_Dog posted...
SeamusOHassey posted...
Nintendo fails yet again.

And just how is Nintendo to be blamed...?

By default, as usual.
JustWatch 20 hours ago#16
TomorrowDog posted...
You should troll some of them and act interested and get them to go somewhere to sell. Bonus points if you can get two of them to meet eachother.

This xD
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Arcanine2009 20 hours ago#17
nobody deserves to get robbed. i help scalping, but some people are really trying to make ends meet. You'd really have to be desperate to buy switches and sell them at a high markup. Not condoning what they are doing.
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curtisj2993 20 hours ago#18
Arcanine2009 posted...
nobody deserves to get robbed. i help scalping, but some people are really trying to make ends meet. You'd really have to be desperate to buy switches and sell them at a high markup. Not condoning what they are doing.



Yea but nobody is getting robbed....Not a single person who buys a Switch at markup price was forced to do so.
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Tellyboi 19 hours ago#19
KillerKhan420 posted...
Lol, never buying a game or a system marked up by a douche bag. Nintendo is guilty for letting a******s like them thrive off of consumers.

Duh! that has nothing to do with the manufacturers. Scalpers are scum of the earth. even XB and PS and other gaming and electronic devices and games are sold at a ridiculous price by third party A-Holes.
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HandySmurf 18 hours ago#20
Checked my local Craigslist a few days ago and there were like 5 for sale...now there are 53!
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Rasputin77 18 hours ago#21
"Most of them are being sold to scalpers, anyway..."

-Rasputin77, about 3 or 4 weeks ago
Too bad more of you can't just have faith in a console, instead of worrying so much about those who don't, lmao. 
And you call THEM 'pathetic'... XD
Yomigaeru 18 hours ago#22
There's was actually someone selling one on Amazon last night for less than retail ($290, with $4 shipping). Considering there would have been no sales tax on that purchase, and sales tax in my area is 7.25%...that would come out to some actual savings.

Unsurprisingly, said Switch was sold within 20 minutes of me discovering it.
Kounse11or 18 hours ago#23
My friend legit walked into Meijer at 6 p.m. today and bought a Switch and Zelda. Anyone buying these on eBay are either impatient or lazy.
archedsoul 18 hours ago#24
A lot of scalpers did buy a lot of the supply just to sell since Nintendo scalping has been huge. There was a group of dudes with some of their GFs/wives in theirs 40s and 50s coordinating getting as much as possible throughout different stores today. One guy was one like "how many did you grab? I got 3".

But even after that, there's tons of stores here showing stock. So either they're selling on eBay, or only completely clueless idiots are buying it locally, or the scalpers are just not getting any sales. 

I'm gonna put a Switch for $400 and see the reaction right now. Obviously not gonna sell my only one but I want to see if idiots are still paying when Target and Walmart still have it in stock.
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Gamegeeknee 18 hours ago#25
I never anticipated selling my switch but yesterday my coworker begged me to sell it to him and OFFERED me the extra 100. He came to Gamestop with me after work and we picked it up.

Even though I didn't get to play it yet, it was nice still getting to be part of the day 1 launch and buy the system. That extra 100 is going right back to Nintendo as soon as the next wave rolls out.
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Lupin the 4th 18 hours ago#26
SeamusOHassey posted...
Nintendo fails yet again.


Nintendo isn't selling these systems directly. Blame the retailers for not controlling their inventory and selling 10 systems to obvious scalpers. The problem is these sites and stores not giving a f*** about the consumer. Nintendo is at fault for not producing more units, but the rest is on the retailers, period.
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whitaker6490 15 hours ago#27
nbean16 posted...
whitaker6490 posted...
I'm about to throw one up on eBay. I pre-ordered it for in-store pickup at Best Buy, but then that Best Buy ended up not doing a midnight release. I tried Meijer (midwestern supercenter) and got one there at midnight. Was gonna sell the one I got from Best Buy to a friend of a friend for actual cost, but he never called me to let me whether or not he wanted it. So off to eBay it goes. Buy It Nows for $400 seem to sell almost instantly. I'll make about a $30 profit after eBay and PayPal fees.


Why are you hunting down consoles for a friend of a friend?


There's no way anyone with reading comprehension skills could deduce that that's what I was doing.
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fan360 15 hours ago#28
I remember that both seller and buyer bought guns, and 1 dead for a PS3.

There is no way the shortage as bad as PS2, due to the DVD functionality.
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kyomagi 15 hours ago#29
One guy had a switch and a nes classic for 800. I took his phone number and plastered it all over CL with cheap iphones, cheap switches, ps4's ect. Got bombarded with calls and texts.
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gilv3r 15 hours ago#30
arstos posted...
Hope a bunch of them get robbed. Scalpers are scum.

Pretty much this lol. Certainly not the pride of humanity.
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Kyrylo 14 hours ago#31
nintendo only happy about it xD
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BoundHunters 14 hours ago#32
that's okay...I paid between 400 and 500. And it wasn't scalped. Our Canadian dollar just really sucks right now
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GTAVC5947 14 hours ago#33
Scalping in general is a s***ty practice, but damn are you people harsh. Hoping they get robbed? If you're butthurt over not getting one, you have only yourself to blame. There was plenty of opportunity to pre-order, and plenty of time to request off from your job (assuming you have one) to wait in line. Grow the f*** up already.
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cjkira99 14 hours ago#34
Still waiting for a NES classic system that's not scalped. 

The reason there's scalpers is because there's always going to be someone willing to pay those outrageous prices and consumers/fans always end up on the losing side. 

It's basically the same principle being giant companies that create near monopolies on services (i.e. cable). 

Consumer: "Hey, I would like actual reliable internet service at a reasonable price."

Cable Company: Nope, you're going to take our crappy service, high prices and horrible customer service experience, because we basically bought state laws that ensure competition will be wiped out and you'll have to go through us or do without" 

At least with scalpers, as a consumer you can always wait it out or simply do without and the market will dry up. Try doing that with a utility like internet and you're screwed.
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cjkira99 14 hours ago#35
Kyrylo posted...
nintendo only happy about it xD


Maybe investors, but the company can't be happy that their long term growth is being threatened by a market that cuts off supply to consumers via scalpers.
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Xenis 14 hours ago#36
Same thing happened with the PS4 when it was sold out in its first month, seems people have already forgotten that.

Scalpers are a******s, who knew?
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SeamusOHassey posted...
Nintendo fails yet again.

What?
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wwwgippal2 14 hours ago#38
TomorrowDog posted...
You should troll some of them and act interested and get them to go somewhere to sell. Bonus points if you can get two of them to meet eachother.
wert567890 14 hours ago#39
Yes nintendo is at fault for stores failing to keep a one per person policy. Some of you actually belive this. In the words of Guzma: "Y'all are STUPID"
Alexanaxela 13 hours ago#40
Yomigaeru posted...
There's was actually someone selling one on Amazon last night for less than retail ($290, with $4 shipping). Considering there would have been no sales tax on that purchase, and sales tax in my area is 7.25%...that would come out to some actual savings.

Unsurprisingly, said Switch was sold within 20 minutes of me discovering it.

I tried to tell you guys about it but nobody would listen. It was up for hours lol
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crozens 13 hours ago#41
Scalpels are the plight of Nintendo. I'm sure this happens with other things too but I only pay attention to it when Nintendo releases stuff. Scalpels are same sort of people that instead of getting jobs drive around collecting scrap to sell. Haha... I had to buy my NES Classic from a scalper but luckily this guy must have been new to the game and only wanted an extra $25 which I could justify.
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GTAVC5947 posted...
Scalping in general is a s***ty practice, but damn are you people harsh. Hoping they get robbed? If you're butthurt over not getting one, you have only yourself to blame. There was plenty of opportunity to pre-order, and plenty of time to request off from your job (assuming you have one) to wait in line. Grow the f*** up already.


True There was plenty of time to preorder i mean if they couldnt get one preordered in the 4 hours my gamestop had some available they took too long honestly i hope scalpers are financially unsuccessful in every endeavor they attempt for a solid 25 years minimum
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Love_Me_Sexy 13 hours ago#43
Rasputin77 posted...
"Most of them are being sold to scalpers, anyway..."

-Rasputin77, about 3 or 4 weeks ago


You do realize you're not smarter for posting this, right? This is like predicting the sun will come back everyday.

Of course a bunch of people are going to buy them to flip.
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scorpio man 13 hours ago#44
DirtyHarry11 posted...
Is this normal? That's pretty crazy considering they weren't all that easy to find unless you went to a store like within an hour of it opening or midnight last night. All asking for $400-$500 too. Kind of sucks for legit Nintendo fans


But but but the system sold out cause it's the best system evar!!!!
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Galcian 12 hours ago#45
Scalpers
MWXIII 12 hours ago#46
this system actually didnt sell out worldwide instantly so, expect to see them for awhile
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elsmitty 12 hours ago#47
TomorrowDog posted...
You should troll some of them and act interested and get them to go somewhere to sell. Bonus points if you can get two of them to meet eachother.

Hahahahaha
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SIC101 12 hours ago#48
There are a few selling for $500 in my area. There also $399 here in Canada. My favorite so far was a guy saying he was taking offer no less then $1000 and would throw in Zelda for $100 more then original offer lmao
IMAGINE DOING THAT TO A BEAR!
Sevi_ney 11 hours ago#49
TomorrowDog posted...
You should troll some of them and act interested and get them to go somewhere to sell. Bonus points if you can get two of them to meet eachother.


Hahaha
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