1. wrldwzrd89's Avatar
    Thanks for the tip IvanKaramazov. Done. We shall see.
    05-21-2017 02:20 PM
  2. jbiz404's Avatar
    Found one on the shelf at Best Buy today, figured I'd grab it while I could.
    05-21-2017 07:54 PM
  3. robertk328's Avatar
    The best method I've found, though I haven't bitten the bullet yet, is to follow Thrifter on Twitter... they typically notify anytime it comes on stock on Amazon, and if you're lucky enough to get there in the first 5-10 minutes you can snag one.
    Just make sure it's a legit seller! http://forums.imore.com/nintendo-swi...ms-abound.html
    05-23-2017 06:44 AM
  4. JustinBarryJ's Avatar
    Yes, it seems this is the best way to get your hands on one of the systems nowadays. I Missed out on the mini NES as well and now, they are no more! Alas!
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    05-23-2017 12:52 PM
  5. IvanKaramazov's Avatar
    For sure. To my knowledge Thrifter only tweets links when the seller is Amazon itself, but you should definitely double-check with any hard-to-find product like the Switch!
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    05-23-2017 01:13 PM
  6. robertk328's Avatar
    Yes, it seems this is the best way to get your hands on one of the systems nowadays. I Missed out on the mini NES as well and now, they are no more! Alas!
    Yeah, finally turned off my Brickseek notifications! Have one, but was trying to get one for my buddy @mumfoau!
    05-23-2017 06:56 PM
  7. robertk328's Avatar
    For sure. To my knowledge Thrifter only tweets links when the seller is Amazon itself, but you should definitely double-check with any hard-to-find product like the Switch!
    Good to know!
    05-23-2017 06:57 PM
  8. pkcable's Avatar
    Gamestop seems to be getting them in fairly regular BUT mostly just more expensive "bundles".
    05-26-2017 08:29 AM
  9. perithimus's Avatar
    I'd love to be able to find one. Saw one was in stock at my local Walmart via the app but was gone by the time I got off work to go get it.
    07-05-2017 11:40 AM
  10. TheGreatAstronomer's Avatar
    Are they ever back in stock at Amazon?
    07-05-2017 07:10 PM
  11. Robert Newman4's Avatar
    Another two months later. Two months after this thread started and I still have not found it in store!
    07-12-2017 01:23 PM
  12. GlassHasMass's Avatar
    I'm not saying I'd personally do this....but if you're TRULY desperate for a switch no matter what it takes, you could do the following.

    1. Buy overpriced switch off eBay
    2. Play for 29 days
    3. Return to seller
    4. Repeat steps 1-3

    I haven't tried this and it might be illegal...good luck mate.
    07-18-2017 07:45 AM
  13. GlassHasMass's Avatar
    Or you could just become friends with a guy who owns one.
    Friends with Benefits
    07-18-2017 07:48 AM
  14. bubble100100's Avatar
    Apparently there are issues with producing the storage the Switch uses. There's like a shortage, and they're competing with Apple for the same stuff. At least we're not in Japan, there are lines of like a thousand people trying to buy one.
    07-18-2017 04:07 PM
  15. Robert Newman4's Avatar
    Hopefully this gets sorted out soon. But if flash storage is the bottleneck that problem might not go away for some months - Apple is currently buying recieving parts for a massive iPhone ramp up.
    07-19-2017 05:38 PM
  16. GlassHasMass's Avatar
    Turns out the switch is the company's fastest selling console

    That's prolly why you can't find one because they didn't expect the demand
    07-19-2017 05:45 PM
  17. GlassHasMass's Avatar
    Here's a video that talks about it

    07-19-2017 05:45 PM
  18. elims35's Avatar
    My brother got one from Best Buy - he just asked the workers when their next shipment would be there and showed up the next morning!
    07-21-2017 11:48 AM
  19. Centerion's Avatar
    The basic console is pretty scarce online I guess. I haven't seen the same story in stores over in the Midwest though. As far as bundles go, GameStop has all the bundles in stock at the moment. (Search | GameStop) Since it is pretty pointless to buy a Switch WITHOUT buying games for it, ... Well... I mean it IS Breath of the Wild! Seriously though, you get the game you are going to buy anyway! Sounds like a Win-Win to me.

    Not all bundles are created equal though and some will give you much better value than others. My personal choice would be the Splatoon bundles. (Search | GameStop) They come with Splatoon 2, Snipperclips, and a Splatoon themed carrying case.

    Be warned that the bundles release on the 4th of August, so of course as soon as they release, they'll disappear...
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    07-26-2017 09:11 PM
  20. pkcable's Avatar
    The basic console is pretty scarce online I guess. I haven't seen the same story in stores over in the Midwest though. As far as bundles go, GameStop has all the bundles in stock at the moment. (Search | GameStop) Since it is pretty pointless to buy a Switch WITHOUT buying games for it, ... Well... I mean it IS Breath of the Wild! Seriously though, you get the game you are going to buy anyway! Sounds like a Win-Win to me.

    Not all bundles are created equal though and some will give you much better value than others. My personal choice would be the Splatoon bundles. (Search | GameStop) They come with Splatoon 2, Snipperclips, and a Splatoon themed carrying case.

    Be warned that the bundles release on the 4th of August, so of course as soon as they release, they'll disappear...
    Concur, GameStop Bundles are the way to go! I ALMOST did it, but just couldn't bring myself to drop 500!
    07-28-2017 07:39 AM
  21. Centerion's Avatar
    Concur, GameStop Bundles are the way to go! I ALMOST did it, but just couldn't bring myself to drop 500!
    NEWSFLASH:

    You can now get a Switch bundle from GameStop for only $360!!! Your choices include Zelda BOTW, Splatoon 2, or MarioKart 8D. Additionally, you can purchase a Minecraft bundle for only $350! Now is the time to grab a Switch!!!

    You'll find all the bundles here: Nintendo Switch | GameStop
    pkcable likes this.
    07-28-2017 10:14 AM
  22. Centerion's Avatar
    All of the new bundles will start shipping by the 1st of August, so get them fast!
    07-28-2017 10:16 AM
  23. Centerion's Avatar
    Also I should mention that Amazon now has both editions of JUST the switch in stock ... for almost $400 without any games. You'll find it here (https://www.amazon.com/Nintendo-Swit...mUvbUpU2968560), but seriously, just get one from GameStop.
    07-28-2017 10:20 AM
  24. pkcable's Avatar
    If I didn't just spend 600 on an S8! lol
    07-28-2017 11:43 AM
  25. thethriftyman's Avatar
    Or you could just become friends with a guy who owns one.
    Friends with Benefits
    That's what it means, right? Playing Nintendo together :P
    07-29-2017 03:04 AM
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