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(this is a response to the worst thread of the year in which i was asking fellow tempers on ns scalping LOL)
It all starts with that thread that was started here awhile back "Baseless Nintendo Switch Speculation" (in which all of us were completely wrong about it)
but that started all the hype of the Nintendo Switch for me, i waited for a good year to get one....
THEN PRE-ORDERS HAPPENED......
stupid me, i thought you had to pay for preorders in full so i waited a day. Preorders opened up on a friday and my sister and i went to gamestop saturday morning with all my consoles (n3ds, wiiu, ps4) and there was a sign on the door "out of switch preorders"... my heart sunk, having polished all my stuff i decided to sell it anyway thinking that pre-orders for gamestop would open up before March 3rd.... THEY DIDNT... Here i sat with $695 in gamestop credit and no Nintendo Switch, as a matter of fact, no consoles for two months. (except pc, but pc it boring to me) just thinking about whether to buy a wiiu back(NO! im getting a SWITCH NO MATTER WHAT and im getting TWO from gamestop)
THEN THE WAIT....
The wait was dreadful to everyone who didnt secure a Switch preorder, "nowinstock" "reddit" and how to get a preorder. Some people even got there Pre-Orders cancelled and had to scramble to find one LOL. That lasted for Two whole months for some people, and I myself having sold all my stuff didnt even have games to play for two whole months (except for pc which is boring and i didnt play it) the wait was dreadful....
Game Informer happened... Breath of the Wild magazine cover with a perfect 10... I been waiting for this game since 2014, i bought a wiiu after the e3 presentation. But reading on reddit and "how to get a switch without a preorder" threads. I read ALL of them. Gamestop had limited supply, Target was the best bet but Bestbuy was "the place to go". Looked at the weather for thursday.....
2 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT WITH -20 DEGREE WINDCHILLS
"I CAN DO THIS! ALL I GOTTA DO IS BUNDLE UP!!!!"
NIGHT OF THE NINTENDO SWITCH RELEASE
The plan was settled, called gamestop to confirm limited stock, CHECK... Showed up to the store around 1:30pm and they got a line started for me. FIRST IN LINE BAYBAY!!!!
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i asked to make sure gamestop had extra because none of them would say, i asked them the right question and they confirmed with me "THERE ARE ONLY 3 EXTRA UNITS". I sat down, i didnt have lunch and i didnt have anything to drink. The cold would make me need to use the bathroom so all i ate were daily vitamins. Another guy joined me, at 2:30... it was cold! the weather indeed was 2degrees with -20 windchills. Me and my new line buddy had three layers on and we started shivering around 4pm... Then 5pm came and a couple came and waited in line with us. There it was, 3 extra units already filled, only 7 hrs of harse cold to wait. Once it got dark it got warmer because the winds died down and we laughed and joked for hours that it went by so fast. None of us ate, none of us drank. Many people were turned away from the line because the units were taken. Word of mouth reached to us that the line for Bestbuy and Walmart stretched to the back of the store LOL we didnt care, we got the last three switch!
the doors opened, we went in, people who preordered showed up, there were about 20 of them, all dressed in shorts and tshirts while we had multiple layers. We started warming up and our bodies started to fall apart, everything started to hurt.
Then the manager started yelling "get in and get out as fast as possible so we can go home!" 10mins later, he yelled again at his minions "you guys fucked up! you guys sold switches we didnt have, you were supposed to cancel those preorders" (they go into the back for a good 15mins with muffled yelling)
"OH SHIT" we said "They better have our Switches because we waited in line for 10 hours in -20 wind chills"
(the gamestop employees were shameful but i couldnt blame them because the manager was at fault)
Finally we get in the back of the line after 11hrs of waiting and WE ALL SECURE A SWITCH. They had to cancel the preorders of people who didnt show up for midnight release because we waited there and they had already promised it to us LOL.
I get my switch FINALLY, "that was insane, i cant believe GS fucked up real bad"... Im driving and i think "well... i waited in line for this long i might as well do it again" (i go and i wait in line down the block where they didnt have a midnight launch at target) it was easier this time, it wasnt as cold, the pressure of securing a switch was gone and here i was waiting in line for another switch, for my sister this time, once morning came, people started flocking again, many many were turned away. The faces of pain for those who didnt line up for at least 5 hrs....
After a whole day and night waiting to secure two nintendo switch in NEGATIVE weather happened, my body started to warm down. My leg was hurting really bad. My whole body was busted up. MY FINGERS WERE SORE AND STIFF from shivering all night that i couldnt get to play my switch for two whole days... but that didnt matter because i had accomplished and sacrificed to get a Nintendo Switch, and a secret one for my sis LOL
Two weeks later and my back is still a little achy. My sis didnt want the switch and i scalped it for $500(ns+zelda:botw a $400 value) but what is $100? is it worth it for some? how much is the wait worth?
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