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SNES Classic Preorder Thread - US and UK

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Darklor01

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Funny how fast my mind changed from, meh, I didn't get the last one, I don't need this one to.. OMG, there's a pre-order page, must get in on one.

I am so weak.
 

RedBoot

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I'm hoping Amazon only allows one unit per address if the Snes Classic is going to be so limited.

If we use the recent Skyward Sword amiibo as an example (plus the way in which Amazon has handled limited Nintendo products in general as of late) then yes, they will likely limit it to Prime members only, one per person, and it will only go on sale on the actual release date of the product.

It will still less out in less than a minute.
 

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I remember when this shit happened with the switch on amazon. I signed up for email notification of when it was available, then went to do something, keeping tabs on my email

come back 30 minutes later, they're all sold out

still to this day never got an email that switch was available lol. fucking useless amazong
 

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I remember when this shit happened with the switch on amazon. I signed up for email notification of when it was available, then went to do something, keeping tabs on my email

come back 30 minutes later, they're all sold out

still to this day never got an email that switch was available lol. fucking useless amazong

Amazon notifications are basically useless for items like this. Those emails usually don't get sent out until several hours after an item goes live, so with something that sells out it minutes, its pointless.
 

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I'm so glad I didn't waste my precious sleeping hours waiting for pre-orders to go up yesterday.

I was lucky enough to snag 4 NES Classics by keeping an eye on them, and could probably had gotten two more if I had really tried. I'll just have to be confident I can do the same thing around this time.

Best of luck to everyone!
 
I'm so glad I didn't waste my precious sleeping hours waiting for pre-orders to go up yesterday.

I was lucky enough to snag 4 NES Classics by keeping an eye on them, and could probably had gotten two more if I had really tried. I'll just have to be confident I can do the same thing around this time.

Best of luck to everyone!

Dude...what the fuck?
I mean, I'm not trying to knock the hustle, but most of the people in this thread and the other will be lucky to get 1.
 

drotahorror

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I remember when this shit happened with the switch on amazon. I signed up for email notification of when it was available, then went to do something, keeping tabs on my email

come back 30 minutes later, they're all sold out

still to this day never got an email that switch was available lol. fucking useless amazong

I never got an email about the switch either. I don't think it's coming.
 

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my buddy managed to get THREE in line at wal-mart on release night @ midnight.

kept one, gave one to his niece and one to his mom as christmas gifts.
 

Lasthope106

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Dude...what the fuck?
I mean, I'm not trying to knock the hustle, but most of the people in this thread and the other will be lucky to get 1.

I didn't say they were easy to get. Had to bust my ass off to get them, and had to lower my productivity at work to get 2. Not exactly ideal. 2 were for friends, 2 were for me.
 

Marty Chinn

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Dude...what the fuck?
I mean, I'm not trying to knock the hustle, but most of the people in this thread and the other will be lucky to get 1.

Why assume the poster is scalping them? I got three myself. One from a preorder, and two from just keeping an eye on when they would go up. One ended up being for me, and the other two wound up being Christmas gifts for my brother and sister.
 
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Dude...what the fuck?
I mean, I'm not trying to knock the hustle, but most of the people in this thread and the other will be lucky to get 1.

I spent dozens of hours trying to get a NES, and never did. I am not repeating that this time. Any extras are sold at cost to gaf
 

Mathrin

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I managed to pre-order one in the UK from Shopto. Price has come down a bit already - Initially £85, and now down to £77 but still more than anywhere else... that being said - it was bite the bullet and try my luck with Shopto despite hating them, or not get a pre-order.

Just really hoping they lower the price to match everywhere else.
 

NaviLink

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2 things:
- Why even bother with a preorder thread when it's already sold out everywhere?
- Why US and UK only? Give the rest of the world some love. Or at least rest of Europe.
 

Ouroboros

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Amazon us did I miss my shot? Can't believe they just put them up. O warning or did I miss the warning too what a mess
Guess I'm not meant to own any Nintendo products this gen

US Amazon store is still a placeholder. I believe no US outlets have preorders live yet.

This thread is just for links and status of what went live / sold out.
 
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2 things:
- Why even bother with a preorder thread when it's already sold out everywhere?
- Why US and UK only? Give the rest of the world some love. Or at least rest of Europe.

preorders have not opened in the US, and UK retailers continue to reopen for more preorders.

The rest of the world is welcome to make another thread. This helps to minimize the background noise and avoids a 10,000 post a day thread like the other snes classic thread. :)

After Amazon UK's experience, I would expect the ban on shipping this to the US will apply to all of the EU Amazons.

what experience? So far no us orders have been canceled....
 

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Would love to get my hands on one of these, anyone in the UK been lucky so far?

Are you subscribed to the Nintendo UK Store for updates? Quite a few retailers have already put up pre orders, but I'm sure they'll put up more. Amazon UK has already put them up twice.
 

NaviLink

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Added other countries too.

I can't edit the damn title...ugh
Nice, thanks.

preorders have not opened in the US, and UK retailers continue to reopen for more preorders.

The rest of the world is welcome to make another thread. This helps to minimize the background noise and avoids a 10,000 post a day thread like the other snes classic thread. :)

I feel it's better to centralize in one thread. Adding a few more links is better than separate threads in my opinion.

It seems only the UK has put preorders up so far. I saw nothing in any of the other european Amazon store fronts, or other retailers for that matter. Can't believe they didn't announce a preorder starting date, it's amateurish.

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spoke too fast


20€ markup on "official" price, retailers are gonna make bank so much on this.
 

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After the whole ordeal with the NES Classic, 90% of these are going to be scooped up by scalpers and people who just want to leave it boxed for 10 years.

I want to play it, sell it to me instead.
 

Darklor01

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After the whole ordeal with the NES Classic, 90% of these are going to be scooped up by scalpers and people who just want to leave it boxed for 10 years.

I want to play it, sell it to me instead.
 
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After the whole ordeal with the NES Classic, 90% of these are going to be scooped up by scalpers and people who just want to leave it boxed for 10 years.

I want to play it, sell it to me instead.

never mind the scalpers. 90% of the people in the "what did you do with your nes classic" either left it on a shelf or sold it for a profit.
 

flozuki

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Nice, thanks.



I feel it's better to centralize in one thread. Adding a few more links is better than separate threads in my opinion.

It seems only the UK has put preorders up so far. I saw nothing in any of the other european Amazon store fronts, or other retailers for that matter. Can't believe they didn't announce a preorder starting date, it's amateurish.

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spoke too fast



20€ markup on "official" price, retailers are gonna make bank so much on this.

They did that last time too before release. Price will be adjusted.
 
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