Nintendo Switch price drop

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by StarTrekVoyager, Jan 26, 2017.

  1. StarTrekVoyager
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    I don't know if that's the case in other countries, but here in France we've seen a massive drop in the pre-order price of the Switch. The original price was exactly of €329 (~$353) everywhere. But since one week everyone is racing for the lowest price, so we've seen at start €319 (~$342), then €309 (~$331) and now the best price is €289 (~$310)... What do you think about that and have you seen a similar decrease in other countries?
     
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  2. Patxinco

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    Here, in spain, it started at 329€, cheapest i've seen now is 319€ so, it's not a big price drop, but there's still 1+ month
     
  3. Patodox

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    Here in Chile we see something similar,
    the first shop publish their price at 350.000 CLP (~530USD) (oficial nintendo chile distribution)
    after, another shop publish their price at 330.000 CLP (~500USD) (direct USA importer)
    after, another one publish at 300.000 CLP (~455 USD) (direct EU importer)

    the 455USD option is the most "valid" here, we use to buy technology at 1USD = 1000 CLP conversion (real conversion ATM is 1USD = 660 CLP)
     
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    StarTrekVoyager Soon™

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    Ouch, the currency conversions are bad everywhere :P Every single manufacturer/company/whatever applies a 1EUR=1USD conversion rate. Now that's not to bad since the euro dropped and is worth 1.05-1.15USD since 2015, but several years ago it was a pain in the ass when €1 was worth $1.4-1.5 and we still had to pay 250 for a Wii :P If we converted the price correctly it would give us a base price of €280.5 for the Switch...
     
  5. SSG Vegeta

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    God yess time to #import ^^
     
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    Futurdreamz GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Good thing the Switch is region unlocked.
     
  7. Imacaredformy2ds

    Imacaredformy2ds Smartass

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    Fucking Microplay

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    The most I´ve seen here in TacoLand is 8 thousand pesos, and im too lazy to convert lmao
     
  8. Xzi

    Xzi Console Hacker and PC Gamer

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    Sounds to me like retailers were initially trying to gouge customers there, then realized they'd have to set the price right in order to get people to pre-order.
     
  9. Futurdreamz

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    And keep the preorders. It's not going to take people long to realize that they can import a Switch for far less, then cancel their preoders.
     
  10. Patodox

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    Yeah... Fucking Microplay... zmart doesn't dare to give a price yet...

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    Here the people already is seen the posibility of importing, near the 400 USD