Getting tired of the ridiculous Switch pricing

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories & Hardware' started by sonicrings, Sep 5, 2019.

  1. The Real Jdbye

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    The Wii U was pretty lacking in games. Switch already has a much better library than the Wii U ever did. Have a look here: https://gbatemp.net/threads/essentials-nintendo-switch-retail-digital-games.476760/
    Many games on the "Others" list are pretty good as well.
    FWIW, you can still find 4.1.0 iPatched units that are hackable with Caffeine. Just have to compare the serial with the spreadsheet here to see which firmware it likely comes with before buying: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ifBIsbTeTpk-bL1Ul9Z9ORPVX3BNH2pHlGW1Z0g8nvM/edit#gid=0
    But your dollars are worth less so it evens out.
     
  2. Ericjwg

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    i bought my brand new one from ebay drop seller(amazon) in Oct 2017. 399.99 no tax. normal retail price about 450 (13% tax).
    bought second one from auctionmaxx about 350(tax included) iirc.
     
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  3. Rahkeesh

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    If you *really* only care about docked, I wonder if you can pick up one with a faulty screen for fairly cheap.
     
  4. matthi321

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    just hack it, and pirate every game you want
     
  5. The Real Jdbye

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    Faulty/broken Switches still go for quite a lot surprisingly. The accessories go for a fair amount, so if you buy a complete in box faulty Switch it'll cost you almost as much as buying a fully working second hand Switch.
     
  6. Rahkeesh

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    Well if you only care about smash while docked, you can probably skip the joycons as well in favor of some GC style controller, or an adapter for your existing one.

    Hell you can even go unofficial dock, insignia's been pretty reliable. So then you can just buy a faulty screen tablet, unofficial dock, and whatever controller.

    edit: I don't recall if joycons are required for first time setup after a factory reset, so that might be an issue.
     
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  7. sarkwalvein

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    I've bought 3 already.
    One for me, two as gifts.
    It is not -that- expensive, but you can always go for a mini and give up docked, that's way cheaper.
    Perhaps somebody will buy one for you eventually.

    PS: docked mode switch, without battery or screen, will sure eventually come.
     
  8. Andrezin0692

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    They are 2000 local currency witch is 500USD here in brasil, and we don't even have official game stores, or nintendo support... o, and the minimal wage here is 1000... pretty bad...
     
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    Yeah, you have to dock the JoyCons during the initial setup. They're also needed for some games, like Super Mario Party and Pokemon Let's Go.
     
  10. sonicrings
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    Gift one to me? :P

    I may have found a bnib neon switch for 250 cad on kijiji. I'm just confused as to why? Why is it brand new, why is it so cheap, why doesn't the owner just take it to literally any store and get 400+tax? Makes no sense.
     
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    Sounds fishy.
    Either a scam, or it has something about it. Brand new? I doubt it.
     
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    off topic but

    and then there is me who littearly bought a ps4 just for kingdom hearts and had neglected the system since
     
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    I agree, very sus. I'm considering getting it and exchanging it at a Walmart for a truly brand new one.
     
  14. Spadezilla

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    this was a pointless post to begin with


    and now you're talking about fraud.
     
  15. CKkio23

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    BUY IT ON OFFERUP / LETGO // EBAY.

    my first switch i got launch day sold it, now im onto my 5th switch all hackable too. mostly go for $250 - + i gotten two for $100
     
  16. YOUCANTSTOPME

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    Don't hold your breath - current consoles hardly ever go down in price in stores.

    I don't think the price is unreasonable, anyways.
     
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    Same for me with the 360. I got one for Banjo Kazooie Nuts & Bolts and we all know how that game turned out. But I got Blue Dragon for it and that's one of my favorite JRPGs to date so I guess something good came out of it.
     
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    i went somewhere i could get a monthly plan(working in conjonction with the bank ). finished paying for it way before the end of the thing .
     
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  19. MythicalData

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    I got my switch brand new for $300 usd. What are y'all trying to buy that's $450+ ?
     
  20. Costello

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    honestly I think the console is well worth $300
    I don't regret my purchase at all. Solid hardware, good screen, my 6 year old has been playing it for months and it hasn't got a scratch (even though the boy dropped it on the floor a couple of times)
     
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