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March 4, 2017

Switch Scalper Report Day 3

Seems like scalpers got burned a bit.

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Ki_cat_ 1 day ago#1
Maybe it was just my area but I was able to waltz into Walmart around 9am and I saw a few there. Best Buy had plenty, even after the morning hype.

I don't know, it just doesn't seem like NS is flying off the shelves and it sounds like a lot of retailers are expecting decent shipment flows.

Yes, yes, you and a few other scalpers probably hooked some suckers but it seems like if you look, you can find a Switch relatively easily.

How was launch for you?
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Yep, had to try several stores but was able to walk in for one.

I think lots of scalpers lost out in this case.
RococoEra 1 day ago#3
Not surprising, it's not a holiday launch so minimal parents rushing out to buy one.

Poor scalpers lol
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blood_and_bones posted...
Yep, had to try several stores but was able to walk in for one.

I think lots of scalpers lost out in this case.


Not that I mind that scalpers didn't get their way. Its a s***ty practice anyway.
Depends on where you live. From what I can tell, it's sold out pretty much everywhere in NYC.
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I know this topic is supposed to be reassurance

But I sold mine for around $150 profit and that'll do since I know the market is currently flooded lol
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phineasfool 1 day ago#7
SymphonicGlory posted...
Depends on where you live. From what I can tell, it's sold out pretty much everywhere in NYC.

Definitely depends on where you live. I'm a bit north of Seattle and most stores sold out pretty quickly.
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EarthViper 1 day ago#8
I hope so. They deserve it.
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ozonegames 1 day ago#9
Seems pretty bad in terms of sales then. I'm enjoying mine though!
thompsontalker7 posted...
I know this topic is supposed to be reassurance

But I sold mine for around $150 profit and that'll do since I know the market is currently flooded lol


But did you sell it before launch or after ?
Greek50 1 day ago#11
I sold 2. Switches

One for 475$Neon and 1 for 400$ Grey

And bought mine (grey) . And I let my friends buy the other 2 I pre Ordered and I canceled one and let a guy at GameStop buy one I felt bad for him
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Greek50 1 day ago#13
My bestbuy for 83 extra for sale lol
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blood_and_bones posted...
thompsontalker7 posted...
I know this topic is supposed to be reassurance

But I sold mine for around $150 profit and that'll do since I know the market is currently flooded lol


But did you sell it before launch or after ?


Shortly after launch

Highest I've seen are BOTW bundles for $500, which isn't really worth it IMO if it's the master edition
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DreTam2000 1 day ago#15
ozonegames posted...
Seems pretty bad in terms of sales then. I'm enjoying mine though!
LOL, it seems pretty bad in terms of sales that people could walk into a store and purchase one less than 15 hours after its release..?
ACDCrules1 1 day ago#16
Go check eBay. Switches are still selling for 450 plus. I saw a grey switch plus legend of Zelda sell for 600 about 30 mins ago. Scalpers are making money.
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thompsontalker7 posted...
blood_and_bones posted...
thompsontalker7 posted...
I know this topic is supposed to be reassurance

But I sold mine for around $150 profit and that'll do since I know the market is currently flooded lol


But did you sell it before launch or after ?


Shortly after launch

Highest I've seen are BOTW bundles for $500, which isn't really worth it IMO if it's the master edition


Seems like you offloaded that unit just in time, cause there are still alot of overpriced scalped units out there.
Indeed

I'm looking for another one for myself because I'm still interested in the system personally

But free market dictates that there are people who rather pay extra than go hunting, and I'm happy to take advantage lol
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I just came back from a Walmart in Long Island and they had plenty there. I actually went there to return a extra Neon Switch I got from a Walmart order that was supposedly cancelled but still shipped

Yet prices here are $500-$600 on Craigslist. I wonder if people are actually paying that amount or its just overly ambitious scalpers.
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TalesOfGod 1 day ago#20
DoctorVader posted...
I just came back from a Walmart in Long Island and they had plenty there. I actually went there to return a extra Neon Switch I got from a Walmart order that was supposedly cancelled but still shipped

Yet prices here are $500-$600 on Craigslist. I wonder if people are actually paying that amount or its just overly ambitious scalpers.


Likely overly ambitious.
To be frank, those who just bought one should open the system and actually play.

Anyone that bought more than 3 is probably hanging themselves right now.
yab 1 day ago#21
TalesOfGod posted...
Anyone that bought more than 3 is probably hanging themselves right now.

Or just returning them...
...
I sold one for $560 and another for $500 today on Craigslist so I think I did pretty good. I'm currently enjoying my switch with almost $500 dollars profit in my pocket.
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WalterBlue 1 day ago#23
I live in Southern California, and if you didn't have a preorder or camped out all day Thursday, you won't be getting one around here anytime soon. Put my extra one up on Craigslist for $500 and have got quite a few replies already. Like, a lot. Might raise to 600.

But yeah, it probably depends on where you live. Where I am, as well as surrounding cities, no possible way you're getting one from walking into a store.
iphys 1 day ago#24
The EB Games I went to pickup my pre-order this morning didn't sell out of walk-in systems till an hour and 15 minutes after they opened and they were advertising limited quantities. I think if people really wanted one of these things, they probably found one somewhere.

I do have to laugh at scalpers being so greedy they bought up 1-2-Switch and are trying to sell that for a profit when no one wants to pay full price in the first place for it and anyone can buy the game on the eShop no matter how hard the scalpers try to eliminate supply.
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Ki_cat_ 1 day ago#26
Like I said, there's always a few suckers to hook and that's great. It's not worth trying to flip, kind of a similar situation to the Wii U launch, demand is being met for the most part.

It's natural for places to sell out but I doubt there'll be NES Mini/Wii levels of drought.
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Spaced92 1 day ago#27
3superstitions posted...
Maybe Nintendo actually supplied their console like their supposed to

We can always rule this one out.

I think there's high interest in the actual console but skepticism about the games and support from the people I've talked to. My IT class were talking about it like it's the Nintendo's vita or last console bar the super excited professor, I completely disagree but I think Nintendo really has to bring it with the games.
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yab posted...
TalesOfGod posted...
Anyone that bought more than 3 is probably hanging themselves right now.

Or just returning them...


Don'tt say anything it makes them feel better to convince themselves that scalpers are just losing a ton of money
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_Dog 1 day ago#29
king_madden posted...
yab posted...
TalesOfGod posted...
Anyone that bought more than 3 is probably hanging themselves right now.

Or just returning them...


Don'tt say anything it makes them feel better to convince themselves that scalpers are just losing a ton of money

There are some admitted scalpers who say otherwise.
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VGPolak 1 day ago#30
LOL ive been monitoring the prices on ebay, slowly climbing, where as when people were saying AWWW what a waste of time to make $10 profits (they were right) but depends on stock and what settles.

Its hard to wargame anything when its still 24 hours since launch. I am seeing some stuff sold out with "MAY" restock dates on amazon for the carry cases.

It seems Nintendo never learns there lesson, but maybe they will after 30 years, or maybe this is just a first batch to hype up in time for the holidays.
I got mine in the mail from Best Buy (but not my Wii U copy of BOTW for some reason!), I want to put it on ebay, but the prices don't seem high enough. Prices will probably drop tomorrow, too. Oh well, I'll just return it. Scalpers don't get burned like some butthurt fanbabies in this thread think they do.

Edit: I like this guy's pic.
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chrono625 1 day ago#32
JoeSkeletor posted...
I sold one for $560 and another for $500 today on Craigslist so I think I did pretty good. I'm currently enjoying my switch with almost $500 dollars profit in my pocket.


340×3= 1020~

560+500= 1060~

Where do you get almost 500 in profit from?
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VGPolak posted...
LOL ive been monitoring the prices on ebay, slowly climbing, where as when people were saying AWWW what a waste of time to make $10 profits (they were right) but depends on stock and what settles.

Its hard to wargame anything when its still 24 hours since launch. I am seeing some stuff sold out with "MAY" restock dates on amazon for the carry cases.

It seems Nintendo never learns there lesson, but maybe they will after 30 years, or maybe this is just a first batch to hype up in time for the holidays.

Nintendo learn? Hah. They've been in business for like 127 years or something. They should know this lesson by now.
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Kindred 1 day ago#34
the shelves are stocked where i'm at
dunno if they just got their shipment or not but the wal mart and best buy have a full stock
Charged151 1 day ago#35
I'm glad the scalpers got f***ed if they did, but realistically, they could always just bring it back to a store with a receipt or something...or just sell if for a regular price. They won't suffer nearly as much as they should...
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_Dog posted...
king_madden posted...
yab posted...
TalesOfGod posted...
Anyone that bought more than 3 is probably hanging themselves right now.

Or just returning them...


Don'tt say anything it makes them feel better to convince themselves that scalpers are just losing a ton of money

There are some admitted scalpers who say otherwise.


If they're saying otherwise they're doing it wrong. You should never lose money scalping. Even if its not money you get in return. Bought my switch last night, traded it today for a gtx 1070. Paid $319 for something that costs $450+.

The scalping life is easy as long as you know what you're doing ;-). People here try to make it seem like some major inconvenience, or they assume if a person isnt profiting hundreds its a waste, most go into it knowing what their range is
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___shan 1 day ago#37
Was weird for me. In one shopping centre there are 4 shops with Switches. In 3 of those stores they were all sold out, and the last they had heaps. At one of the stores they also sold out of all their games, except 2 copies of Just Dance.
I tried 3 different Best Buys, 3 different Walmarts, 2 TRU, 2 Targets and 2 frys and they all said they sold out quickly after they opened. Like right after or up to half an hour later. I left my house at 10 which I figured was too late anyway, I was up at 7:30 but somehow fell back asleep haha. but congrats OP and screw scalpers
chrono625 1 day ago#39
king_madden posted...
Paid $319 for something that costs $450+.


You can get 1070s for 379 off amazon, right now.

Just saying.
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mico_ongo 1 day ago#40
chrono625 posted...
JoeSkeletor posted...
I sold one for $560 and another for $500 today on Craigslist so I think I did pretty good. I'm currently enjoying my switch with almost $500 dollars profit in my pocket.


340×3= 1020~

560+500= 1060~

Where do you get almost 500 in profit from?


why did you count his personal switch....thats not part of the business.....but still his profit is still quite south of 500
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Kindred 1 day ago#42
KiltyMcBagpipes posted...
and it looks like they're just beta testing this faulty hardware.


which is sad because you would think any nintendo fan would know never ot pick up day 1
chrono625 1 day ago#43
mico_ongo posted...
chrono625 posted...
JoeSkeletor posted...
I sold one for $560 and another for $500 today on Craigslist so I think I did pretty good. I'm currently enjoying my switch with almost $500 dollars profit in my pocket.


340×3= 1020~

560+500= 1060~

Where do you get almost 500 in profit from?


why did you count his personal switch....thats not part of the business.....but still his profit is still quite south of 500


Because he still went out of pocket for a switch he kept.

If he went out and bought 2 switches and flipped both, there is the profit.

He did get a free switch out of it.
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Ki_cat_ 1 day ago#44
^Sorry to hear you're one of the people with stock issues. It's definitely not unheard of but it's not so widespread this time.

It is a good season to release the NS, though. Tax returns! I feel less guilty about splurging if I get my money back (plus some) after tax return.
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jay2101 1 day ago#45
I don't know about the stock where I live, but people are putting too much faith in the Switch in some areas and hardly any in others. I'm in wait and see mode, but I doubt they will release any games that I am interested in.
Don't think anyone is saying scalpers get screwed over or anything like that. Its just a matter of them not making the profit they planned on making (with some exceptions here and there). Which is the point of scalping anyway.
ObZen46 1 day ago#47
There's a couple on Facebook sales sites.
One guy asking $500 for it...
Another is asking $600 for it with Zelda & the guide. But so far, no takers. Lol
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Virobot 1 day ago#48
I tried at about 3pm and everywhere was sold out.
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Virobot 1 day ago#49
chrono625 posted...
king_madden posted...
Paid $319 for something that costs $450+.


You can get 1070s for 379 off amazon, right now.

Just saying.

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chrono625 posted...
You can get 1070s for 379 off amazon, right now.

Just saying.


i certainly dont have to tell you there are many different kinds of 1070s right? so just looking up some of the lowest you can find, doesnt really change anything. I do see the one I got is on sale for $414, so my profit is only about $125 or so (after taxes of course)

chrono625 posted...
340×3= 1020~

560+500= 1060~

Where do you get almost 500 in profit from?


you never count what you buy yourself as going against your profit. you use your profit to pay for it, but its counted separately. also where did you get $340 from? if hes counting taxes to his figure then his profit would be $460, or almost $500 as he said.
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    chrono625 1 day ago#51
    You can get EVGA SC's for 370.

    Gigabyte windforce for 370.

    Which model did you get then?

    I included taxes for arguments sake.

    And after his $450~ profit he bought a 3rd switch keep.

    That's not profit sitting his pocket. He got a free switch and some left over money.
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    Zerothma 1 day ago#53
    At the little department store that I went to, I was first in line 2 hours before it opened. By the time the store opened I had 30 people behind me.

    Turns out this little store got 36 consoles sent to them. I used to work there and they never would have gotten that many of anything, so it implies that they weren't short shipped for once.
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    _Dog 1 day ago#54
    @KiltyMcBagpipes posted...
    So glad I cancelled my pre-orders. The writing was on the wall. This thing just isn't appealing to the masses. Only the hardcore Nintendo fans showed up, and it looks like they're just beta testing this faulty hardware.

    Something tells me you're lying about your pre-orders. Please show us your proof, and I'll be happy to purchase one if the deal is good.
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    chrono625 posted...
    You can get EVGA SC's for 370.

    Gigabyte windforce for 370.

    Which model did you get then?

    I included taxes for arguments sake.

    And after his $450~ profit he bought a 3rd switch keep.

    That's not profit sitting his pocket. He got a free switch and some left over money.


    im assuming you added your own local tax? the switch I bought was $319 after taxes.

    or he didnt use his profit to buy his switch. you really cant telll a person how they view their money. as a scalper, theres money i set aside for what im going to buy and sell, and then money im using for me. if i go and buy 2 cars, and flip one for $2000 profit, thats still $2000 i made, its not even factored into whatever else i purchased, unless I sold it, and then used that money to buy my next car.

    and dude theres like 6 1070s above $370, not including taxes. I got a MSI GAMING GeForce GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5 brand new still in the box, on sale for $414, and didnt have to wait for it to be shipped
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    Playsaver 1 day ago#56
    I got mine at Walmart at about 7:30 am. I was also at a toysrus at about 9 am. (That had lots of them.)
    So it didn't seem they are all that rare. I only bought the one Switch. Since I wasn't a scalper.
    If that's the case, awesome. Hopefully pretty soon I'll know whether or not I can buy one.
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    TheCyborgNinja 23 hours ago#58
    I have been VERY critical of the Switch, but even I expected it to be impossible to get for at least two weeks.
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    TLR_ 23 hours ago#59
    I'm seeing tons of auctions close at $600+... scalpels are absolutely getting their way -_-
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    dascylus 23 hours ago#60
    Can't find one within 100 mile radius of where I live. If you didn't pre-order, you got f***ed here.
    EverDownward 23 hours ago#61
    dascylus posted...
    Can't find one within 100 mile radius of where I live. If you didn't pre-order, you got f***ed here.

    Where do you live?
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    lokostilll 23 hours ago#62
    I planned to sell mines at ebay but most were going for less than $450 so cancelled my pre-order. Shipping costs plus ebay's 10% charge and paypal also charging I would've made about $60-70 profit. Not worth the hassle.
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    VGPolak 22 hours ago#63
    All my walmarts and various zip code searches on brickseek are showing units available. once place in NJ had like 167 count units, could be inaccurate as F though.
    king_madden 22 hours ago#64
    lokostilll posted...
    I planned to sell mines at ebay but most were going for less than $450 so cancelled my pre-order. Shipping costs plus ebay's 10% charge and paypal also charging I would've made about $60-70 profit. Not worth the hassle.


    hone your scalping skills my child.
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    Chocoburger 22 hours ago#65
    king_madden posted...
    hone your scalping skills my child.

    Help me, oh wise one!
    Fryedaddy4 13 hours ago#66
    TLR_ posted...
    I'm seeing tons of auctions close at $600+... scalpels are absolutely getting their way -_-



    The only auctions ending close to $600 are ones with extra stuff. These people are barely making $100 after ebay and PayPal fees.
    TLR_ 13 hours ago#67
    Fryedaddy4 posted...
    TLR_ posted...
    I'm seeing tons of auctions close at $600+... scalpels are absolutely getting their way -_-



    The only auctions ending close to $600 are ones with extra stuff. These people are barely making $100 after ebay and PayPal fees.

    Funny you'd mention that, because yesterday around 11 I decided to go to Target on my lunch break, saw one lone Switch that no one had preordered, checked eBay to see one sell for $660, and that was the deciding factor in me getting a second switch
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    VGPolak posted...
    All my walmarts and various zip code searches on brickseek are showing units available. once place in NJ had like 167 count units, could be inaccurate as F though.



    Not sure how accurate it is. But i went to 4 walmarts that brickseek said have over 10 units and they were all sold out.
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    Chocoburger 11 hours ago#69
    Brickseek is not accurate. Just like VG Chatz is not accurate.
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