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    • Savingsbythebell
    • By Savingsbythebell 28th Jun 17, 11:33 AM
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    Did anyone bag a Mini SNES before they sold out?
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    • 28th Jun 17, 11:33 AM
    Did anyone bag a Mini SNES before they sold out? 28th Jun 17 at 11:33 AM
    Apparently, they are gone already! I managed to buy a Mini Nes last time but didn't try for this one. Did anyone have any luck?
    Life's all about dem rich teas biscuits
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    • Chrysalis
    • By Chrysalis 30th Jun 17, 8:26 PM
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    argos delisted yesterday and now are cancelling orders

    I managed to get one from a dutch retailer.

    more bad news

    argos didnt just delist

    they been cancelling orders

    https://www.reddit.com/r/miniSNES/comments/6keb0l/psa_argoscouk_snes_orders_are_being_cancelled/
    http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2017/06/it_seems_argos_is_cancelling_some_snes_classic_min i_pre-orders_in_the_uk

    I know this is not great financial sense but I want one of these units just for the collectors purpose, obviously using emulators is more prudent.
    • Crazy Jamie
    • By Crazy Jamie 30th Jun 17, 10:47 PM
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    There's loads on buy it now between £150 and £300, you don't know if they're selling or not, one sells another ten get listed.
    Originally posted by RichL74
    You can filter search results to show sold items, so you do know if they're selling.
    "MIND IF I USE YOUR PHONE? IF WORD GETS OUT THAT
    I'M MISSING FIVE HUNDRED GIRLS WILL KILL THEMSELVES."
    • Chrysalis
    • By Chrysalis 30th Jun 17, 11:53 PM
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    I forgot to mention I did manage to get one from a dutch retailer.

    It seems the releases are staggered across the EU, not every EU country went live the same day as the UK did.

    Regarding ebay they are selling but also some are been delisted before all stock is sold, one has to be aware of possible scams because ebay buyer protection is only a limited time, and the shipping date on the adverts is way before sep 29.

    Before I got the dutch unit I put a offer in of £90 for one unit and was turned down but he did accept an offer of £89 from someone else.

    Another one was selling at buy it now for £89 but I held off as the seller only had a 13 rating, with 0 left the advert abruptly got pulled which was odd.
    Last edited by Chrysalis; 30-06-2017 at 11:55 PM.
    • Crazy Jamie
    • By Crazy Jamie 1st Jul 17, 9:43 AM
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    Regarding ebay they are selling but also some are been delisted before all stock is sold, one has to be aware of possible scams because ebay buyer protection is only a limited time, and the shipping date on the adverts is way before sep 29.
    Originally posted by Chrysalis
    You're absolutely right. There is a tendency with some items for sellers to take part in shill selling as well (i.e. using other accounts to 'fake buy' their items) to make it look like items are selling for more than they are (thereby prompting genuine sales at higher prices), or to make it look like demand is higher than it is.

    Personally I wouldn't even consider buying one on Ebay at this point, if for no other reason than so many more are going to be on Ebay once they are actually released, which should drive prices down. The risk of being let down or being scammed is too high at this point anyway as you say, but there's a decent chance that they'll also be available cheaper when they are released.
    "MIND IF I USE YOUR PHONE? IF WORD GETS OUT THAT
    I'M MISSING FIVE HUNDRED GIRLS WILL KILL THEMSELVES."
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 1st Jul 17, 7:00 PM
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    There's loads on buy it now between £150 and £300, you don't know if they're selling or not, one sells another ten get listed.
    Originally posted by RichL74
    Just filter the listings for Sold items, shows if they do
    • King_Nothing
    • By King_Nothing 3rd Jul 17, 9:40 AM
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    I have a few on pre-order.
    • Chrysalis
    • By Chrysalis 3rd Jul 17, 10:51 PM
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    argos having delisted and then cancelled orders have now listed it again saying they will accept orders "soon"

    sadly no date/time is provided but that is the place to go in the uk for those who want one.

    http://www.argos.co.uk/product/7156627

    Also great advice on ebay, wait till they released.
    • Herzlos
    • By Herzlos 4th Jul 17, 9:47 AM
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    Personally I wouldn't even consider buying one on Ebay at this point
    Originally posted by Crazy Jamie
    Especially since we're still months from delivery. What are people buying? Pre-order codes?

    I wouldn't be trying to buy one until at least a week after they've actually shipped.
    • Kingsd316
    • By Kingsd316 4th Jul 17, 11:18 AM
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    I managed to get one from Smyths click and collect (will prob get cancelled) thought it was the idea xmas present for my 5 year old to get him into gaming rather than him wanting to play GTA like his bigger cousins on a PS4
    • Crazy Jamie
    • By Crazy Jamie 4th Jul 17, 3:39 PM
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    Especially since we're still months from delivery. What are people buying? Pre-order codes?
    Originally posted by Herzlos
    Privately you could purchase a pre order receipt from someone for somewhere like GAME, but the listings on Ebay are for the actual console, so you're buying hoping that the person will get their pre order, and that they will get it to you before your Ebay buyer protection expires. It's not a situation I would want to be a part of.
    "MIND IF I USE YOUR PHONE? IF WORD GETS OUT THAT
    I'M MISSING FIVE HUNDRED GIRLS WILL KILL THEMSELVES."
    • Markhy81
    • By Markhy81 5th Jul 17, 9:24 AM
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    Managed to get one on pre order from Nintendo website, only £69.99 so cheaper than anywhere else as well.

    Cant wait to get stuck into Zelda LTTP again
    • Chrysalis
    • By Chrysalis 5th Jul 17, 11:58 AM
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    Those who got from the original retailers like the above few posters, how did you do so.

    Because they were sold out within 24 minutes. I will repeat that, between now and when preorders went live which is over a week ago, there was only stock for 24 minutes.

    The people who succeeded would for one of these reasons.

    1 - They got extremely lucky they just happened to check in the very small window stock was available, I calculated the odds of that happening to be similar to getting 5 numbers on the lottery.
    2 - Was on nintendo new product announcement list, this of course means you get spam for a load of junk products as well but would allow you to know when stock went up on nintendos website.
    3 - Following the right people on twitter or other social media and may have got lucky on the spread of info.
    4 - Using an automated tool, this one a friend of mine has confessed how he managed to get one from amazon.
    5 - Word of mouth from people you know so e.g. a work colleague just orders one then tells the person next to them.

    I find it hard to believe you guys just casually checked to see if could buy a snes mini online and bam there was stock.

    Tesco without warning, put up stock last night, it survived a bit longer than others, presumably because no one was expecting it but it still barely lasted an hour.

    Argos have relisted the product and for 3 days have a page syaing "orders opening soon", soon i obviously a very vague word so isnt very useful, I dont know why none of the retailers can not specify a time and date when they will start taking orders.

    I seem to be the only one on here who wants a mini snes but has failed to get one from any uk retailer, but I did order one from dutch retailer 'bol'.
    • King_Nothing
    • By King_Nothing 5th Jul 17, 3:27 PM
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    Of the 4 I ordered, 3 came from word of mouth on forums and facebook groups, last one I got an email from Nintendo saying they were available for pre-order.
    • Crazy Jamie
    • By Crazy Jamie 5th Jul 17, 11:46 PM
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    1 - They got extremely lucky they just happened to check in the very small window stock was available, I calculated the odds of that happening to be similar to getting 5 numbers on the lottery.
    2 - Was on nintendo new product announcement list, this of course means you get spam for a load of junk products as well but would allow you to know when stock went up on nintendos website.
    3 - Following the right people on twitter or other social media and may have got lucky on the spread of info.
    4 - Using an automated tool, this one a friend of mine has confessed how he managed to get one from amazon.
    5 - Word of mouth from people you know so e.g. a work colleague just orders one then tells the person next to them.
    Originally posted by Chrysalis
    The odds of 1 aren't the same as a lottery win. I imagine plenty of people have reserved stock by casually (albeit persistently) checking retailers. For most people though I expect it will be number 3. I managed to reserve one at Argos simply because I happened to check Facebook when a post went up about Argos, and I clicked through and ordered one probably within 5 or 10 minutes of the pre orders going live. So I was just lucky.

    Though I did also put myself down for stock announcements from Nintendo, and my phone gives me an alert when I get a new email. As it happens I wasn't near my phone when I got that alert, and by the time I saw it the pre orders had all gone, but had I been near my phone I would have been able to reserve one with Nintendo.
    "MIND IF I USE YOUR PHONE? IF WORD GETS OUT THAT
    I'M MISSING FIVE HUNDRED GIRLS WILL KILL THEMSELVES."
    • Johnmcl7
    • By Johnmcl7 7th Jul 17, 1:10 AM
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    Much cheaper to drop a tenner on a RasPi Zero W and a fiver on a controller but whatever floats your boat!
    Originally posted by Chickabiddybex
    Not just that but a much wider choice of games as well, while they've chosen a great selection of games there's not very many and while I can appreciate there will be licensing issues in some cases there's many fantastic Nintendo games missing as well. I guess the fact there's such an unreal level of hype for the product means they don't really need to bother.
    • glentoran99
    • By glentoran99 7th Jul 17, 12:41 PM
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    Those who got from the original retailers like the above few posters, how did you do so.

    Because they were sold out within 24 minutes. I will repeat that, between now and when preorders went live which is over a week ago, there was only stock for 24 minutes.

    The people who succeeded would for one of these reasons.

    1 - They got extremely lucky they just happened to check in the very small window stock was available, I calculated the odds of that happening to be similar to getting 5 numbers on the lottery.
    2 - Was on nintendo new product announcement list, this of course means you get spam for a load of junk products as well but would allow you to know when stock went up on nintendos website.
    3 - Following the right people on twitter or other social media and may have got lucky on the spread of info.
    4 - Using an automated tool, this one a friend of mine has confessed how he managed to get one from amazon.
    5 - Word of mouth from people you know so e.g. a work colleague just orders one then tells the person next to them.

    I find it hard to believe you guys just casually checked to see if could buy a snes mini online and bam there was stock.

    Tesco without warning, put up stock last night, it survived a bit longer than others, presumably because no one was expecting it but it still barely lasted an hour.

    Argos have relisted the product and for 3 days have a page syaing "orders opening soon", soon i obviously a very vague word so isnt very useful, I dont know why none of the retailers can not specify a time and date when they will start taking orders.

    I seem to be the only one on here who wants a mini snes but has failed to get one from any uk retailer, but I did order one from dutch retailer 'bol'.
    Originally posted by Chrysalis
    I got one from the going to smyths website from the links in post 2 of these thread as they still had pre orders available
    • glentoran99
    • By glentoran99 7th Jul 17, 12:42 PM
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    Those who got from the original retailers like the above few posters, how did you do so.

    Because they were sold out within 24 minutes. I will repeat that, between now and when preorders went live which is over a week ago, there was only stock for 24 minutes.

    The people who succeeded would for one of these reasons.

    1 - They got extremely lucky they just happened to check in the very small window stock was available, I calculated the odds of that happening to be similar to getting 5 numbers on the lottery.
    2 - Was on nintendo new product announcement list, this of course means you get spam for a load of junk products as well but would allow you to know when stock went up on nintendos website.
    3 - Following the right people on twitter or other social media and may have got lucky on the spread of info.
    4 - Using an automated tool, this one a friend of mine has confessed how he managed to get one from amazon.
    5 - Word of mouth from people you know so e.g. a work colleague just orders one then tells the person next to them.

    I find it hard to believe you guys just casually checked to see if could buy a snes mini online and bam there was stock.

    Tesco without warning, put up stock last night, it survived a bit longer than others, presumably because no one was expecting it but it still barely lasted an hour.

    Argos have relisted the product and for 3 days have a page syaing "orders opening soon", soon i obviously a very vague word so isnt very useful, I dont know why none of the retailers can not specify a time and date when they will start taking orders.

    I seem to be the only one on here who wants a mini snes but has failed to get one from any uk retailer, but I did order one from dutch retailer 'bol'.
    Originally posted by Chrysalis


    http://www.stockinformer.co.uk/checker-super-nintendo-entertainment-system-snes
    • Chrysalis
    • By Chrysalis 7th Jul 17, 1:43 PM
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    Yes that site was open in my browser for a week.

    It only sends out email notifications if stock lasts for at least 7 mins, it also didnt notify on all the first retailers because at that point the product wasnt added.

    So in short this site wasnt any use for the day 1 first 24 mins, and of limited use after. It did allow me to get one from game uk tho 2 days ago, so after over a week it achieved something.

    So now I have one from game uk and one from the dutch retailer bol as backup.

    In my opinion people ordering 3+ are as bad as the scalpers.
    • glentoran99
    • By glentoran99 7th Jul 17, 2:18 PM
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    Yes that site was open in my browser for a week.

    It only sends out email notifications if stock lasts for at least 7 mins, it also didnt notify on all the first retailers because at that point the product wasnt added.

    So in short this site wasnt any use for the day 1 first 24 mins, and of limited use after. It did allow me to get one from game uk tho 2 days ago, so after over a week it achieved something.

    So now I have one from game uk and one from the dutch retailer bol as backup.

    In my opinion people ordering 3+ are as bad as the scalpers.
    Originally posted by Chrysalis

    Is that only because you have ordered two ? :-)
    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 10th Jul 17, 8:34 AM
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    Back in stock at argos!!
    Argos are now selling them, for delivery only.

    SNES Classic Mini console

    My fingers are crossed for you all
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