Nintendo has taken back potentially stolen Nintendo Switch

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On a seperate note, I am going to take down the vid.me videos. There are plenty of reuploads out there anyway and I dont want to risk Nintendo coming after me any more than they already have. I am already out of a Switch and the money I spent on it. But I hope that I have helped answer some questions and gotten people more excited for the console!
Not sure if I can really talk about it but I will say Nintendo has the console back and I am personally not in any trouble. Other than being out a console and the money I paid for it which really sucks with all the bills I have right now but it isn't going to be the end of the world or anything.
Again, I probably cant talk about details but after knowing what happened I don't necessarily think Nintendo is wrong for wanting the console back and the people I dealt with have all been very nice and reasonable. And again, I am not in any trouble but didnt feel like pushing my luck by keeping the videos up.
Technically that is correct. and I might see that money at some point but reading up on it I would probably end up in small claims court which would probably cost more than I would get. So it isn't that I couldn't get the money back, just that I probably wont.
I would rather not stir up any negativity with Nintendo right now honestly. And I wouldn't be surprised if they get me a replacement console or something. It just hasn't been discussed as of yet. I'm not angry with them so other people dont need to get angry with them on my behalf..
Im sure after some time is passed I can clarify some stuff. I would just rather be on the safe side atm.
I know he doesn't want Nintendo to get bad press but this should be known.

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Well I am a barista and we dont usually carry Nintendo products at the cafe. And I am sure it is frustrating that I cant share more details but I am not sure what I can or cant share. For the sake of clarification I will say that I don't think the person I got it from knew and therefore I certainly didn't know but somewhere down the chain some switches had "mysteriously disappeared". So while it was unknown to me, once I found out that it had probably been stolen I did't feel comfortable keeping it.
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Just to clarify, this was an ordinary preorder from a retailer, right?

Or was it a press one?

That to me is what will define this and Nintendo's behavior for me.

Nintendo can't just "take back" a console that someone legally paid for from a retailer. Really thinking he was press or a youtuber and broke embargo.
 
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hiphoptherobot just posted this in the other thread:

Well I am a barista and we dont usually carry Nintendo products at the cafe. And I am sure it is frustrating that I cant share more details but I am not sure what I can or cant share. For the sake of clarification I will say that I don't think the person I got it from knew and therefore I certainly didn't know but somewhere down the chain some switches had "mysteriously disappeared". So while it was unknown to me, once I found out that it had probably been stolen I did't feel comfortable keeping it.
It sounds like the guy he got it from may have been involved in some shady stuff, if perhaps unknowingly.
 
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wtf? This is stupid.
Why would he even respond to Nintendo asking for the unit back?
If a company ships you something, even wrongly, you don't have to give it back, especially if you paid for it.

Edit: ok, so it was probably stolen...never mind.
 

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It's not his fault he got shipped a product that he legally paid for early. What's he supposed to do, gag himself?

Edit: oh, it was stolen? :x
 
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Wait, hold on: I've seen the videos and all the news attention that came from the unit coming into dude's possession, but I'm not 100% familiar with the story?

I was under the impression dude pre-ordered the unit, the unit was accidentally shipped early, delivered successfully, and that's how/why he was able to make the videos he made.

Is that what happened?

If that's what happened, how the hell does Nintendo (or anyone) get to tell the guy he can't keep it? He bought it. It was delivered. That's a completed transaction.

I'm confused.

edit: as I was typing the details surrounding the acquisition were posted.

Huh.
 
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Eh...what?

They took back the console but didn't refund what he paid for it?

What the fuck?

Edit: Oh...if it was stolen, then sure...I thought it was case of a retailer failing to wait launch before shipping units.
 
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this is crazy, not his fault the place he ordered from messed up and shipped it early. hopefully he gets his money back at some point

EDIT: never mind, seems like he got it through some shady people then? in that case, i guess i can see why nintendo would confiscate it
 
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I'm almost certain he's going to be reimbursed, but how did this all go down with them reacquiring the console? Hopefully we get more details because I've never heard of something like this happening.

EDIT: Never mind about the reimbursement, sounds like it wasn't obtained in the most honest way? I just remember reading something about buying it from a retailer who mistakenly let it go early and believed it.
 
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People are really, really stupid. I can't believe anyone just thinks Nintendo basically stole from this person, there is clearly more to this than we know, it doesn't take much thought to see why.
 
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This is why you don't post about things on the internet.


I dunno his situation and posts above makes it seem like he got it from a guy who got it through shady means, and not a simple "best buy sent it early kind of thing"

Which it has to be something shady.


If I ordered online from amazon, best buy, who ever, and got it early, and was talking about it and Nintendo wanted it back? I'd be like fuck you, fight me.

If it was stolen or shady stuff, then thats more complicated.
 
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Eh...what?

They took back the console but didn't refund what he paid for it?

What the fuck?
I don't think this is confirmed in any way but it definitely sounds like the console was stolen or obtained through other less than legal methods. So it's not as if he just bought it legally from a Target or local game store that fucked up and broke street date, and Nintendo swooped in and confiscated the hardware and didn't provide a refund.

If you bought a stolen item on Craigslist and the police got involved and took it back, it's not like you'd be refunded.
 
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