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March 4, 2017

Switch Scalpers

Amazon already flooded with resellers.

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Vamar 1 day ago#1
Average asking price seems to be $450. There's even two listed as "Used - like new", one for $530 and another for $1,000. What a bargain!
Charged151 1 day ago#2
Scalpers...
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Vermander 1 day ago#3
Lol nobody is paying that
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Vamar 1 day ago#4
Vermander posted...
Lol nobody is paying that


I know, I thought it was hilarious. Idiots probably listed them as used hoping that they'd get more visibility.
LuigiFan835 1 day ago#5
I actually wanted a switch...
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Vamar 1 day ago#6
LuigiFan835 posted...
I actually wanted a switch...


Well you're in luck, because several people here will tell you that they're widely available everywhere and that preorders were pointless.
f*** scalpers. With a rusty straight razor. Slowly.

Seriously, it's hard enough finding one without these scumbags scooping them up.
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NettoSaito 1 day ago#8
They hit Walmart too :/
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LuigiFan835 1 day ago#9
Vamar posted...
LuigiFan835 posted...
I actually wanted a switch...


Well you're in luck, because several people here will tell you that they're widely available everywhere and that preorders were pointless.

So I can walk into GameStop today or tomorrow and they'll be on the shelves?
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Joey-Zaza 1 day ago#10
LuigiFan835 posted...
Vamar posted...
LuigiFan835 posted...
I actually wanted a switch...


Well you're in luck, because several people here will tell you that they're widely available everywhere and that preorders were pointless.

So I can walk into GameStop today or tomorrow and they'll be on the shelves?


Not a chance.
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NettoSaito posted...
They hit Walmart too :/


Yup had it happen at my Walmart last night. The limit was 3 preorders per person.

This one lady had preordered 3 and had obviously had her accomplice do the same. She paid for hers and she then handed him cash to pay for his 3. She then walked out by herself with all 6. 

To top it off Walmart screwed up and gave her the only two neons that were meant for two other preorder folks there. So she walked off with two neons and four gray. Probably trying to sell them as we speak. Hope Nintendo floods the market and she has to eat them.

She'd been mouthing off in line earlier too. Was basically just a real douche.

I get why people do it and that the rules are what they are....but when you see the actual a-holes in the flesh and they have a really bad attitude...it really kinda sickens you.

I was lucky enough to get one though without a preorder. Really like it so far.
crs1989 1 day ago#12
I contemplated getting a switch just to sell on eBay.
Xenis 1 day ago#13
If I remember correctly, the same thing happened with the PS4 as well.
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Yeah. I'm ecstatic that I won't get a Switch/Zelda today because of hundreds of scalpers. No really, I'm SUPER happy. 
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morgoth834 1 day ago#15
Ame_no_Murakumo posted...
Yeah. I'm ecstatic that I won't get a Switch/Zelda today because of hundreds of scalpers. No really, I'm SUPER happy. 
-_-


Try going to Walmart. I know the one I went to to pick-up my preorder still had some available after the midnight launch.
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LuigiFan835 posted...
Vamar posted...
LuigiFan835 posted...
I actually wanted a switch...


Well you're in luck, because several people here will tell you that they're widely available everywhere and that preorders were pointless.

So I can walk into GameStop today or tomorrow and they'll be on the shelves?


yea there is a chance.

If you have a Frys near you Id check there. My local frys in webster texas had 100 consoles. Only like 20 people showed up last night
Vamar posted...
Average asking price seems to be $450. There's even two listed as "Used - like new", one for $530 and another for $1,000. What a bargain!

sounds about what i would have charged for my second unit, but i cancelled it a few weeks ago as i didnt want to deal with the hassle.
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Charged151 1 day ago#18
My hope is the scalpers get burned hard for their terrible practices and end up with several units they can't sell above the price they bought it at. The practice is awful...
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mike468 1 day ago#19
Yeah, sucks but the system might not be in as limited supply as people think. 

Called target and while they are sold out, they said they are expecting more units on their next delivery and said to check back tomorrow or Monday.
morgoth834 1 day ago#20
Charged151 posted...
My hope is the scalpers get burned hard for their terrible practices and end up with several units they can't sell above the price they bought it at. The practice is awful...


Unfortunately, they won't be. They will just return the units to where they bought them.
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nobody is paying what? I see them going on ebay right now with bids up in the 400+ range. People are buying. Not for 1,000 though lol

When I picked my Switch up at 5am this morning they were looking for mine in their cop of pre - order sheets. Kept naming off the names as they sorted through out loud for some reason. One guy had 5 and the lady says "how many does hit guy have". #Scalper
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Yea I can't stand scalpers that buy a 300 system and then ask for like 500-600 for it. REALLY? If i had an extra Switch I would sell it for 400 (make a 100 dollar profit). I would ask for more than that.
KnyghtFall 1 day ago#23
crs1989 posted...
I contemplated getting a switch just to sell on eBay.


I don't have problem with someone buying a single Switch to resell on eBay. 

The ones I struggle with are people who buy multiple units and stiff everyone waiting in line behind them.
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Vermander posted...
Lol nobody is paying that

Actually there are idiots out there who are too lazy to go to the store, that will pay that s***
Sorry, you missed your chance.
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guesswho33 1 day ago#26
LuigiFan835 posted...
Vamar posted...
LuigiFan835 posted...
I actually wanted a switch...


Well you're in luck, because several people here will tell you that they're widely available everywhere and that preorders were pointless.

So I can walk into GameStop today or tomorrow and they'll be on the shelves?

I went to BB, Wal-Mart, and gamestop and gamestop was the only one of the three to be running out of switches. And as usual they were disorganized and having lines all over the place without telling which was which.
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Skull_pro 1 day ago#27
Vermander posted...
Lol nobody is paying that

I hope so. Though considering many store actually have non-preorder Switch available (even if it's just a couple) maybe the scalping scene will fail.
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Virobot 1 day ago#28
Well my little hick town is all sold out of them.

I've always been good not pre-ordering for my PS4, the Xbone and my WiiU. First time I've struck out without a pre-order ever.

Good news for Nintendo perhaps.
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morgoth834 posted...
Charged151 posted...
My hope is the scalpers get burned hard for their terrible practices and end up with several units they can't sell above the price they bought it at. The practice is awful...


Unfortunately, they won't be. They will just return the units to where they bought them.

Was just about to say that. Switch isn't selling as high as I'd hoped, so I'll just return it to Best Buy at this point. Its not worth the hassle for maybe $50 profit
Gencoil 1 day ago#30
The only way to beat scalpers is not to buy their overpriced goods. As long as we have suckers who keep paying out their a** for stuff, the scalpers will be encouraged.
Doesn't surprise me. Those people are going to be stuck with the hardware. The thing isn't exactly appealing to the masses.
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morgoth834 posted...
Charged151 posted...
My hope is the scalpers get burned hard for their terrible practices and end up with several units they can't sell above the price they bought it at. The practice is awful...


Unfortunately, they won't be. They will just return the units to where they bought them.


Not that I support it but I don't know why people think scalpers get burned. They probably pay on credit card and either sell for less profit than expected or just return. The system is set up where never really stuck
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yab 1 day ago#33
if I were going to scalp it would be the Zelda master edition, not the Switch.
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Waytoodeep03 posted...
LuigiFan835 posted...
Vamar posted...
LuigiFan835 posted...
I actually wanted a switch...


Well you're in luck, because several people here will tell you that they're widely available everywhere and that preorders were pointless.

So I can walk into GameStop today or tomorrow and they'll be on the shelves?


yea there is a chance.

If you have a Frys near you Id check there. My local frys in webster texas had 100 consoles. Only like 20 people showed up last night

I'm sorry but what is Frys? I live in Florida.
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guesswho33 1 day ago#35
Well, I thought about just returning mine, since it seemed the ebay prices went down. But now I am seeing some people are paying $500 today so it must still be scarce in some places.

I think I messed up by listing the console, Zelda, and pro controller together. Because for some dumb reason I see people on ebay listing all together for a lot less than they're selling for separately (combined).

Again, I didn't go out PLANNING to sell anything. But while I was out decided to buy an extra and now I am even tempted to get rid of both because so many say switch Zelda isn't worth hundreds above wii u zeal.
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Mothra820 16 hours ago#36
LuigiFan835 posted...
Waytoodeep03 posted...
LuigiFan835 posted...
Vamar posted...
LuigiFan835 posted...
I actually wanted a switch...


Well you're in luck, because several people here will tell you that they're widely available everywhere and that preorders were pointless.

So I can walk into GameStop today or tomorrow and they'll be on the shelves?


yea there is a chance.

If you have a Frys near you Id check there. My local frys in webster texas had 100 consoles. Only like 20 people showed up last night

I'm sorry but what is Frys? I live in Florida.

Frys is am electronics store chain mostly found in California. Very similar to best buy.
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Mothra820 16 hours ago#37
Xenis posted...
If I remember correctly, the same thing happened with the PS4 as well.

What's happened with the ps4?
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LuigiFan835 12 hours ago#38
Mothra820 posted...
Xenis posted...
If I remember correctly, the same thing happened with the PS4 as well.

What's happened with the ps4?

Resold at high prices on amazon
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guesswho33 3 hours ago#39
I hope you're all happy. I see some selling on ebay where, after fees, it would be a LOSS for me to do it. At least when selling the console, game , and pro controller together. Maybe I should try selling the console and controller separately and return the game.

Looks like the ones who sold the actual preorders came out the best. Now even the console is selling for under $400 on ebay at times and barely over it at max. This may force me to keep one of the Switches because I bought a $400 gift card to purchase it with, so I would be stuck with money invested in a giftcard with nothing at best buy I want, if I don't keep the switch. Or else I'd have to hurry and sell it on ebay where after fees it only breaks me even, before event hat is impossible.
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Mothra820 3 hours ago#40
Not much of a market for reselling. Stores are showing plenty of stock in my area.
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kranix1 3 hours ago#41
LuigiFan835 posted...
Vamar posted...
LuigiFan835 posted...
I actually wanted a switch...


Well you're in luck, because several people here will tell you that they're widely available everywhere and that preorders were pointless.

So I can walk into GameStop today or tomorrow and they'll be on the shelves?


I did. They had several.

In fact, they were quite dismayed when I told them I was there to pick up a Zelda preorder, but for Wii U.
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AkaneJones 3 hours ago#42
mdotwillie09 posted...
Not that I support it but I don't know why people think scalpers get burned. They probably pay on credit card and either sell for less profit than expected or just return. The system is set up where never really stuck

If it gets returned it has to be in the grace period, and its as if they never scalped it. So it doesn't matter were as if they can't sell the thing for more than retail, the ideal they get burned. They have to forfeit money to sell on eBay. This means thet technically don't brake even, they eat the cost of selling for MSRP because no one is buying for more.

Point is if you can get one, no one is willing to pay above MSRP. This means shipping cost, money to use sales website, and other small fees become eaten by the scalper. The loss is minor, but it eats into the tiny profit they made, like the few extra bucks on marked up amiibo, so we can laugh. Obviously the real kicker is true product failure, but unfortunately such a thing isn't for the Product supporter. So no one wants that to happen(well out side Animal Crossing Amiibo Scalpers LOL, they got burned, and no one cared).
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NeoMonk 3 hours ago#43
LuigiFan835 posted...
Mothra820 posted...
Xenis posted...
If I remember correctly, the same thing happened with the PS4 as well.

What's happened with the ps4?

Resold at high prices on amazon

Yep the PS4 actually was selling for 650 on craigslist a week before xmas
I managed to flip a few & made for a excellent holidays that year ;D
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Alexanaxela 3 hours ago#44
you guys missed some dood selling an unopened switch on amazon yesterday for $290 and $4 shipping. Was up for hours
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guesswho33 3 hours ago#45
Only way I am burned, like I said, is I bought a gift card for one of them, so would be stuck with a gift card waiting to spend it on something. the reason I did that is cashstar had a deal where you get $40 bonus gift certificates if you spend $400 on best buy gift cards and ITHOUGHT I had decided I'd keep a switch. But now I am considering keeping the wii u Zelda instead.
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_Reaver_ 3 hours ago#46
too bad amazon charges like 15 percent in fees LOL!
guesswho33 3 hours ago#47
NeoMonk posted...
LuigiFan835 posted...
Mothra820 posted...
Xenis posted...
If I remember correctly, the same thing happened with the PS4 as well.

What's happened with the ps4?

Resold at high prices on amazon

Yep the PS4 actually was selling for 650 on craigslist a week before xmas
I managed to flip a few & made for a excellent holidays that year ;D

Aren't you the same one who calls scalpers scum? lol.
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NeoMonk 3 hours ago#48
guesswho33 posted...
Aren't you the same one who calls scalpers scum? lol.

Have I? I'd like a quote please :)
I have said that scalping the switch is dumb because nintendo will make them readily available
so those buying 10 are pretty much just setting themselves up for disappointment.
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guesswho33 3 hours ago#49
_Reaver_ posted...
too bad amazon charges like 15 percent in fees LOL!

That's why I don'[t see how anyone makes money off of there or ebay. A lot of times fees are less than 10% at Amazon, though, but 13% at ebay if you use paypal.

I have bought items on GREAT deals and still barely got any profit due to fees. Recently, I sold a TiVo and after fees I gained a whole $1 profit. lol. And that's due to a $5 credit at stamps.com or I would have lost money.
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Quackycoaster 2 hours ago#50
Just got back from Fedex store, shipped 2x copies of the Master edition for Zelda. Paid $103 a piece, after shipping and fees, I made $170 profit off each copy. For the effort of ordering off Best buy, listing it on Amazon, resealing the box with a label and shipping it out... be angry at scalpers all you want, but I just paid for my Switch by doing that. I have one more copy, I'm going to risk holding onto it for a few years and see where it leads. Could be worth a lot more, or could be worthless... but since I already made enough to make me happy, I'm gonna gamble with this one.
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_Dog 2 hours ago#51
KiltyMcBagpipes posted...
Doesn't surprise me. Those people are going to be stuck with the hardware. The thing isn't exactly appealing to the masses.

Someone got desperate here.
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psyco2007 2 hours ago#52
Virobot posted...
Well my little hick town is all sold out of them.

I've always been good not pre-ordering for my PS4, the Xbone and my WiiU. First time I've struck out without a pre-order ever.

Good news for Nintendo perhaps.

That or just shows that they understocked another product that they knew would sell well, just to create artificial demand.
guesswho33 2 hours ago#53
Yeah, Zelda master edition as the way to go on profiting. I looked for some in stores, somewhat, but people working there were clueless. Funny, since one store was gamestop. you'd think a store with "game" in the title would have people who knew whether or not they had master editions.

So now I am making no profit, which makes the decision harder as to whether to keep a switch for myself or not. I was selling one to try to offset a bit of cost to me on the other.
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