Low supply, high demand drives NES Classic Edition resale price up 200%

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  1. Mark Holtz

    Mark Holtz New Texan

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    From Ars Techica:

    Low supply, high demand drives NES Classic Edition resale price up 200%
    $60 system, which didn't offer pre-orders, reselling for $180 or more online
    FULL ARTICLE HERE
     
  2. bmetelsky

    bmetelsky Cool Member

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    Nintendo indicated they will be making and distributing more of this product throughout the holiday season.
     
  3. Dude111

    Dude111 An Awesome Dude

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    I notice this happening with alot of older/classic things...... They raise the price ON PURPOSE as they realise the demand is quite high......
     
  4. Richard

    Richard Legend

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    Nintendo announced this product back in July, that is more than enough time to have built up enough inventory. But, just as Nintendo has done in the past, they limit the released inventory, to create these "shortages". All the retailers are playing along, hoping to drive traffic to their site.

    Amazon used it as a way to stress test their website, heading into the holiday season. They failed though, their entire site went down for about 10 - 15 minutes.

    It is really sad that people fall for it and pay these prices, just wait a few months and they will probably be on sale for less than retail.
     
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