Switch could be a bit more expensive than we thought

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by wurstpistole, Nov 24, 2016.

  1. wurstpistole
    OP

    wurstpistole N3DS B9S

    Member
    2,596
    926
    Nov 19, 2015
    Gambia, The
    German electronics store lists it at a very reasonable price.

    [​IMG]
     
    Omegadrien likes this.
  2. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

    Former Staff
    8,839
    16,719
    Apr 4, 2006
    Croatia
    Zagreb
    As with all other preorder prices on other shops, this is a placeholder price until the real one is announced. It won't be a thousand euros.
     
    nmkd likes this.
  3. TVL

    TVL #|

    Member
    470
    211
    Feb 17, 2004
    World -1
    Lol. I don't even get why they add a phony price to it. It's easy to mininterpret if you haven't seen it before.
     
    Xzi likes this.
  4. Xzi

    Xzi Console Hacker and PC Gamer

    Member
    3,087
    1,912
    Dec 26, 2013
    United States
    Spiraling Out
    It would be pretty funny for them to price out their entire customer base and deliver specs on par with a ~$800 gaming PC, but if that were the case they'd already be advertising it as the most powerful console ever.
     
  5. Elrinth

    Elrinth :Master beyond your imagination:

    Member
    2,879
    97
    Nov 6, 2002
    They have to add a phoney price to it so that they can pay back the customer when the real price is announced. this is for customers who pay directly that is. demanding more money from the customer at a later point doesn't really work.

    I'm a bit interested in how many customers which actually DO pay this sum compared to the ones who just take it as a later invoice. I'm pretty sure the amount will be like 1% vs 99%.
     
    Last edited by Elrinth, Nov 24, 2016
  6. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

    Former Staff
    8,839
    16,719
    Apr 4, 2006
    Croatia
    Zagreb
    Some places that take preorders only charge for your purchase once the item comes in stock and is ready to be shipped. So you place a preorder now, but your card is charged (with the final retail price, not the placeholder price) once the item is shipped. You never actually pay this much.
     
  7. wurstpistole
    OP

    wurstpistole N3DS B9S

    Member
    2,596
    926
    Nov 19, 2015
    Gambia, The
    Of course that's only a placeholder, but I found it a bit extreme.
     
  8. mustafag32g

    mustafag32g GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    640
    438
    Jul 30, 2014
    Argentina
    In denmark the price is almost 670 euro!

    This is a placeholder too I believe!

    The actualy price would probably be 299 euro or 349 euros....

    It must be on par with the other consoles! In order for them to be favourable in the competition
     
  9. TheDarkGreninja

    TheDarkGreninja How could you hate that face?

    Member
    2,243
    946
    Aug 25, 2014
    On his bed
    Well its pretty much confirmed to sell at £249 max in the uk so, guessing all these other things are just placeholders.