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#1 Brad  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 11, 2016 - 8:50 am

Thought we could have a dedicated thread for this instead of putting it in the main video game thread.

 

The Nintendo NES Classic was released today and sold out pretty much everywhere it went online within seconds.

 

Amazon is supposed to have them around 2pm PST this afternoon here:

 

https://www.amazon.c.../dp/B01IFJBQ1E/

 

Anyone able to order one today? Seems like this will be one of the hottest items this Christmas.



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Posted Nov 11, 2016 - 9:12 am

I have not been able to get this online. Bestbuy sold out in less than a min and Target maybe a bit longer. Gamestop let me add the item to my cart and then spun for an hour and a half only to tell me sold out. I found out about Dell too late and now its has been removed from the site. My fingers are crossed for Amazon but I am not holding my breath.

Deperate...but not paying auction prices. They are going for $200!

Maybe this item should be a GD giveaway Brad and I have NEVER won anything here before....hint hint...wink wink...lol!
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Posted Nov 11, 2016 - 9:15 am

Sold out too fast for even my quick fingers. Amazon 3rd party has it for 340 :bs: 

 

Thankfully this is for me more than the kids and I can wait to get it LOL


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Posted Nov 11, 2016 - 9:19 am

I was able to get one online from Best Buy but it was sold out very quickly. I'm thrilled and surprised I was able to get it.

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Posted Nov 11, 2016 - 9:27 am

Oh yeah...and another thing I noticed is that it has not been available on Walmart at all yet. I have been up since before midnight and before it was even listed on the site. It showed up about three this morning and showed sold out BUT coming soon. I believe they will try to compete with Amazon and may show available around the same time Amazon releases theirs.
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Posted Nov 11, 2016 - 10:22 am

I went to Game Stop this morning to stand in line. Thought I'd get one because as I was walking up there wasn't a huge line. Sign on the door said they only had 7 and there were already 7 inline. Went to Best Buy and they were handing out tickets. They had 26 and I got #26 at 9:15. For the next 45 minutes people kept coming and turning away. I heard Target only had 4 and Walmart 12. I feel very lucky to have one. Hopefully my husband appreciated it lol.


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Posted Nov 11, 2016 - 10:25 am

No luck online but I got one at the 2nd store I went to this morning. They had 10 total and I was the third person in line. I actually feel better about getting it in person as I have already heard from several people who managed to order but have already had their order cancelled or have received a back order status.

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Posted Nov 11, 2016 - 11:42 am

I got one this morning at toys r us.i went at 7 am and was 4th in line

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Posted Nov 11, 2016 - 12:14 pm

I got one from Dell early this morning and another from Gamestop in store. Was leery if I would receive Dell order. My gamestop had 12 and i was number 9

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Posted Nov 11, 2016 - 12:41 pm

Everywhere local sold out quick. I checked ebay for s&g's and they are selling (sold listings) anywhere between $200-$500 with some with a starting bid of $1500 or more.



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Posted Nov 11, 2016 - 2:07 pm

Amazon is crashing now.....


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Posted Nov 11, 2016 - 2:15 pm

No luck here before the crash. Saw the one-click buy button but never could get it to go through.

 

If anyone finds one at a store and wants to sell it to your favorite GD admin, let me know :P



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Posted Nov 11, 2016 - 2:23 pm

Keeps coming up but won't load into my cart.  Very frustrating!



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Posted Nov 11, 2016 - 2:26 pm

I need to find the two original ones I have in storage and see if I can cash in on this.  I have probably 100 games with them.  I even have a box for one of them.


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Posted Nov 11, 2016 - 2:27 pm

No luck here either. But I asked at toys r us and they said they would be getting more in about 3 to 4 weeks :sidesplit. I guess I will just have to wait and see if I can snatch one.



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Posted Nov 11, 2016 - 3:05 pm

:curse:  :curse:  :curse: $$^QQ#^T$QQ  :curse:  :curse:  :curse:

 

 

LOL! I give up!!!


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Posted Nov 11, 2016 - 3:30 pm

I managed to get one ordered ! Feeling pretty excited! Will keep trying for #2!

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Posted Nov 11, 2016 - 6:49 pm

I puchased one off of ebay for $200. I had no idea they would be this popular and was rather disappointed. Everyone was sold out everywhere. $200 was the max I was willing to spend but i saw some for $1500 which was beyond obnxious. There should be a limit allowed for pice gouging.



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Posted Nov 11, 2016 - 7:37 pm

Wow $200? That's a LOT of money for this thing lol.



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Posted Nov 11, 2016 - 8:59 pm

yes it is. sure hoping it's worth it? also went to this great store in our local mall that just opened up and purchased the old nes system with a ton of games for my kids. Figured i'd show them the old system too with all the great games that weren't loaded on the NES:) Not sure why the nes is so popular but the other sega and atari sets are just sitting on shelves?



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Posted Nov 12, 2016 - 6:00 am

http://mashable.com/...i/#GHDtdkGpkkq8

 

It's come to this!

 

I'm 54 years old.  I never remember not having a television and I have been playing video games for nearly as long.  My first experience with a video game was a pong machine in the foyer of our local department store (Forest Hills).  I could barely reach the knobs, but the line on the screen moved if you turned the knob even if you did not have a quarter.  I played the heck out of that knob.

 

A few years later, home consoles arrived.  My first was a telstar console which had a bunch of those pong type games on it.  By the time I turned 16, Salisbury Beach's arcades were full of quarter gobbling video games.  Then the Atari 2600 arrived to save us all!

 

Nintendo released their console in the US on Oct. 18, 1985.  It would soon crush all comers.  Over the years, Nintendo has accumulated a large library of intellectual property and re-released popular games with each new console.

 

I'm not going to buy one of these.  I imprinted on the Atari 2600 then had Atari 8-bit computers before succumbing to the siren call of IBM.  I still have quite a few Atari computers and a Flashback 6.  If someone would release an Atari 800 Classic with HDMI out, I would definitely own one within two hours.

 

Still, paying $200 for this seems ... well ... impulsive.  There will be infinite stock of these.  Bed Bath and Beyond will let you use a 20% off coupon to buy one.  

 

Also, a fun alternative might be to install an emulator on a computer (Raspberry PI?) and pick up a classic controller ported to USB.

 

Don't despair.  



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Posted Nov 12, 2016 - 6:13 am

http://mashable.com/...i/#GHDtdkGpkkq8

 

It's come to this!

 

I'm 54 years old.  I never remember not having a television and I have been playing video games for nearly as long.  My first experience with a video game was a pong machine in the foyer of our local department store (Forest Hills).  I could barely reach the knobs, but the line on the screen moved if you turned the knob even if you did not have a quarter.  I played the heck out of that knob.

 

A few years later, home consoles arrived.  My first was a telstar console which had a bunch of those pong type games on it.  By the time I turned 16, Salisbury Beach's arcades were full of quarter gobbling video games.  Then the Atari 2600 arrived to save us all!

 

Nintendo released their console in the US on Oct. 18, 1985.  It would soon crush all comers.  Over the years, Nintendo has accumulated a large library of intellectual property and re-released popular games with each new console.

 

I'm not going to buy one of these.  I imprinted on the Atari 2600 then had Atari 8-bit computers before succumbing to the siren call of IBM.  I still have quite a few Atari computers and a Flashback 6.  If someone would release an Atari 800 Classic with HDMI out, I would definitely own one within two hours.

 

Still, paying $200 for this seems ... well ... impulsive.  There will be infinite stock of these.  Bed Bath and Beyond will let you use a 20% off coupon to buy one.  

 

Also, a fun alternative might be to install an emulator on a computer (Raspberry PI?) and pick up a classic controller ported to USB.

 

Don't despair.  

Atari TT and Falcon, STILL would love to get one :)



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Posted Nov 12, 2016 - 7:24 am

I managed to get one from Walmart yesterday when the store opened. It's really fun! I was amazed at how tiny the thing is though.

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Posted Nov 12, 2016 - 9:41 am

Our first home game console my parents bought was a Commodore Vic 20 (remember those???). Great times playing video games with my mom AND learning basic programming skills. :-) The first one we really piled up the game for was the Atari 2600, though. And then brother got NES. And then Mom and I had EPIC Tetris battles after he went to bed. lol Memories!


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Posted Nov 12, 2016 - 10:35 am

Got my yesterday at GameStop. I was 6 in line and they had 11 consoles. Only had 3 extra controllers though. Hunting for that extra controller.

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Posted Nov 12, 2016 - 4:03 pm

DH went back into work at midnight to get me one!  His Walmart got 82 - no extra controllers.  When he got home we plugged it in and played.  He was lucky the next day was his late day-I still had to get up at 5a!   FUN!  

 

Found DD sitting there playing when I came out to drive her to school the next day - she had forgotten we had talked about the system earlier.  We had had to put the system on a TV tray and use the office chair so we can play.  We ordered the wireless controllers through gamestop the next morning. 

 

Tried to help my boss find one at 8a the next day and nothing !   LOL 



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Posted Nov 12, 2016 - 4:27 pm

I was looking at the atari console and considering finding our old Atari and testing it because I never have. My brother SAID it was broke but you never know.



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Posted Nov 13, 2016 - 7:36 am

Please don't feed the scalpers. The one way to hurt them is to leave them hanging. Either not making a profit or being stuck not being able to sell them at all. These will be available at retail soon. Be patient.



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Posted Nov 13, 2016 - 2:50 pm

One and 1/2 stars for reviews on Amazon. Don't worry though, they are just people crying because they couldn't get one, lol.


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Posted Nov 13, 2016 - 5:18 pm

Target has it listed in their AD for this week. I wonder if that means they will be getting more in.






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