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why must the switch be like trying to find the holy grail?

Discussion in 'The Crispy Calamari - Off-Topic Discussion' started by Cadet Strongarm, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. Cadet Strongarm

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    I live in a pretty small town where you gotta drive into the next town just to find a place to buy games from(that being walmart or gamestop)so i already feel like I'm ar a severe disadvantage but also I've never once it in stock or seen someone around me using the thing

    legit i have only seen the switch in commercials and on internet videos

    my birthdays on 9/22 so hopefully i can score one by then sadly i doubt much will change and i don't think even someone who really likes me would play with the scalpers just to get 1 console

    there's just too many scalpers scooping up what little stock stores get and since I'm patiently waiting for my bday there's nothing i can do but hope that a big batch of switches come in time for pokken dx(lol wut? yeah righr)

    it's a reason i haven't been on this board to discuss splatoon 2....because i don't own the switch and splatoon 2

    getting the wii-u was easy enough obviously but when you reverse things and go looking for a super successful console it's like trying to find a unicorn it's not gonna happen
     
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    I believe there's a shortage in computer parts, and Nintendo and Apple are fighting through the shortage. Apple is winning.

    But hopefully you'll find one. I got mine through an online bundle from Toys R Us, so you may want to look into those. Online is probably your best option.
     
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    We had to drive out around 60 miles to obtain ours. Same with the amiibos, they get swiped up so fast. It is even crazy that retiree neighborhoods are without switches.
     
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    online is full of scalppers and crappy bundles filled with stuff you don't want or need
     
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    Whatever u do, DON'T 'preorder' it from Amazon or any other online shop. They don't really know when their next shipments will be in, so if u choose to preorder for the next batch, you'll be waiting for months...

    I got mine straight from Nintendo UK. I recommend using a stock checking site to set up email alerts to tell u when stock is in. If u get it straight from Nintendo, you'll get next day delivery and not waiting months for it like Amazon. The red and blue Switches are definitely more common than the grey ones, if u want a grey switch u should definitely order it online
     
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    https://www.nowinstock.net/videogaming/consoles/nintendoswitch/

    This site helped me get those squid sister amiibos when it was being scalped. You can also get email,text and browser alerts too.

    Hope this helps :V GL

    Edit: Yeah, Ebay is also listed but thats also the give up button, forget that lol.

    Edit 2: Actually this site notifies switches in stock NOT from scalpers but from Gamestop, Best buy and other sites at regular price.
     
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    It's simple supply and demand. Something becomes popular and limited in stock becomes sough after and highly valued. Having said that, if Nintendo didn't release so many consoles like the SNES Classic or that new 2DS thing then maybe they could focus on producing a reasonable number of Switches per month rather than most people resorting to third websites like Ebay.
     
  8. Cadet Strongarm

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    my birthdays in september and i don't wanna go on some wild goose chase with my dad for something that might not even exist around here

    i also don't want scalpers to win
     
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    Just saw two today casually sitting in a Target store after I had been searching for one for months...
     

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