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Dont open your NES classic edition!

Post by SuperMegatron » Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:11 am

These things are selling for 3-400 bucks on Ebay.
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Re: Dont open your NES classic edition!

Post by cube_b3 » Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:32 pm

Okay.
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Post by Specially Cork » Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:39 am

Same in the UK. Just over a month before Christmas and retailers can't even say if they'll be getting any more stock in.

Nintendo are horrendous when it comes to supplying demand. If I were cynical I'd think they were doing it on purpose to have the 'hottest' product but what use is that when they've literally got no units available to sell.
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Post by SuperMegatron » Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:13 am

I got the last one in Gamestop and sold it before I walked out the door to someone for $180.
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Post by Eviltaco64X » Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:04 pm

Who needs NES Mini when you have
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Post by not just souLLy now » Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:26 am

I've got one, the thing is ADORABLE. Ebay scalpers are the absolute worst, open your stuff and play with it, we'll all be dead soon.
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Post by Calavera » Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:13 pm

Eviltaco64X wrote:Who needs NES Mini when you have
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I agree 100 percent. Nothing can much an old Xbox with CoinOPs installed! 8-)
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Post by Specially Cork » Sat Nov 19, 2016 1:13 pm

not just souLLy now wrote:I've got one, the thing is ADORABLE. Ebay scalpers are the absolute worst, open your stuff and play with it, we'll all be dead soon.
To be fair I've seen many on eBay starting at 99p with no reserve then selling for £100+. If you're letting the market decide the price and still getting 2-3x the RRP for it then I can only buy the stupid people prepared to pay that much.
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Post by Eviltaco64X » Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:49 pm

It would have been great if they programmed the flashing red light in as a hidden Easter egg.

I'm thinking of breaking out my real NES from storage. I love playing 8-bit Nintendo around Christmas.
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Re: Dont open your NES classic edition!

Post by not just souLLy now » Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:32 am

Specially Cork wrote:
not just souLLy now wrote:I've got one, the thing is ADORABLE. Ebay scalpers are the absolute worst, open your stuff and play with it, we'll all be dead soon.
To be fair I've seen many on eBay starting at 99p with no reserve then selling for £100+. If you're letting the market decide the price and still getting 2-3x the RRP for it then I can only buy the stupid people prepared to pay that much.
True, I never know whether Nintendo are utterly inept at judging consumer demand or if they're trying to create false demand/panic buying with scarcity- it just doesn't seem likely they're trying to push up demand though if they don't have the intent (or ability) to fulfil it.
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Post by Specially Cork » Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:51 am

not just souLLy now wrote:
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not just souLLy now wrote:I've got one, the thing is ADORABLE. Ebay scalpers are the absolute worst, open your stuff and play with it, we'll all be dead soon.
To be fair I've seen many on eBay starting at 99p with no reserve then selling for £100+. If you're letting the market decide the price and still getting 2-3x the RRP for it then I can only buy the stupid people prepared to pay that much.
True, I never know whether Nintendo are utterly inept at judging consumer demand or if they're trying to create false demand/panic buying with scarcity- it just doesn't seem likely they're trying to push up demand though if they don't have the intent (or ability) to fulfil it.
Yeah I don't get it. The high demand has seen the story in all the newspapers which is good free marketing for Nintendo, but then the end of each article is just every major store confirming they won't have any more stock before Christmas. Pointless.
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Re: Dont open your NES classic edition!

Post by pixel » Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:43 pm

Specially Cork wrote:Same in the UK. Just over a month before Christmas and retailers can't even say if they'll be getting any more stock in.

Nintendo are horrendous when it comes to supplying demand. If I were cynical I'd think they were doing it on purpose to have the 'hottest' product but what use is that when they've literally got no units available to sell.
Yeah, they might have undershot the supply this time. But I was feeling that back when they were shorting plastic figurines.
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Re: Dont open your NES classic edition!

Post by Specially Cork » Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:47 am

I got 2 anyway. Tesco and Very both got stock in. Sold out in 20 minutes. The other one is obviously going on eBay for auction.
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Re: Dont open your NES classic edition!

Post by |darc| » Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:51 pm

Yeah, this is dumb. I wanted to get this for my sister for Christmas, but they likely won't be back in stock before then.
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Re: Dont open your NES classic edition!

Post by Specially Cork » Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:39 am

Whooooo I knew they'd hack it. Just sorted mine. This thing is glorious now.

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Re: Dont open your NES classic edition!

Post by Eviltaco64X » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:28 am

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Re: Dont open your NES classic edition!

Post by not just souLLy now » Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:31 am

I was reading about this at the weekend, I'll definitely do it at some point. I saw not all mappers are supported but hopefully even that could be patched in eventually.
Duck Tales, Maniac Mansion, Snake Rattle and Roll and Life Force Salamander are the 4 biggies missing that I played to death as a kid.
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Re: Dont open your NES classic edition!

Post by Specially Cork » Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:43 am

I stuck my modded one on eBay at 99p and it sold for £155. So feel free to open the box; just stick more roms on it.
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