3DS price drop

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Bobbyloujo, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. Bobbyloujo
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    On the 12th when Nintendo drops the suggested retail price of the 3DS to $169.99 do you think all stores will drop the price on that date? Or will some stores still keep the price at $250 for a while?
     
  2. Slyakin

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    They HAVE to drop the price.

    On the contrary, some stores are already dropping the price.
     
  3. Bobbyloujo
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    Oooh okay. I didn't know how it all worked. I'll have to check if any stores around here have dropped the price yet.
     
  4. Slyakin

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    Try your local Costco. Most of their stores have already dropped the price.
     
  5. Amiti

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    Didn't they said Wal-Mart was dropping the price early?
     
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    They don't have to drop the price, but you can imagine they'll have trouble selling it if they don't.
     
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    Doesn't look like it. They have pre-orders for price-dropped 3DSes on their website, but they ship on August 12th, like they're supposed to. Until then, you have to buy the regular-price ones. Now if specific brick-and-mortar stores drop the price early to try to sell more units, that's a different story.
     
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    It looks like you're right. I called a Walmart near me, and it looks like they're selling 3DSes for $170. Better go out and get me one soon! [​IMG]

    EDIT: What I think is happening is that overtly selling the 3DS for $170 on their website (which is easily researched) might draw some flak from Nintendo, who may want to preserve Ambassador status for those who paid the full $250. Selling them for $170 in-store, however, isn't quite as easy for Nintendo to catch, and they'll get a lot of sales from people who want both the price drop AND the free games.
     
  10. ShadowSoldier

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    No they don't.
     
  11. Slyakin

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    ...What? I thought it was a mandatory price drop.

    EDIT: And I'm talking about after August 12th.
     
  12. Quietlyawesome94

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    Doesn't the S in MSRP stand for "Suggested?"
     
  13. Slyakin

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    Oh... I guess you're right.

    Wow, and I thought it was mandatory this whole time.
     
  14. bahamut920

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    It's not, but any game store with ANY sense will keep their price somewhere near the MSRP, or they'll take a huge sales hit to the companies that DO. In fact, some stores (mostly mom & pop shops) will try to undercut the MSRP in order to drum up sales. It's never a good business practice to sell something for a significantly higher price than your competitors.
     
  15. alonsog1997

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    I got mine at Best Buy on Wednesday 10/AUG/2011 for $170 (through a price match on Friday of the same week), and am still eligible for the ambassador program!