Question unpatched unit from Amazon?

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  1. leon8179
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    If I buy 5 consoles from amazon, how likely I will get an unpatched console?
     
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    At your current screen. And in heaven
    How does the quantity affect the patched/unpatched situation? thinks:unsure:
     
  3. ExploitJunkie

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    You wont necessarily know until they ship, but when they do ship Amazon will provide the serial numbers for each unit under the orders tab.
     
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    wow, I don't know this. Maybe I can just deny the package if the serial number is not good?

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    I think right now the ratio it is about half/half? Of course I don't need all 5 consoles...
     
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    5 consoles wow, you know the money! :P
    Would buy from the store to support Nintendo, but yeah, most likely all units are patched already.
     
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    You don't need to deny package just take them in and make a-z claim. If you have a prime account it'll take 2 days but they wont give you any hassle returning them.
     
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    really? that would be bad :cry:
     
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    thanks for the advice

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    I hope I ask amazon to send me a specific SN range :rofl:
     
  10. jakkal

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    ill sell you a used one for 400
     
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    Not sure where you are located but are there any local electronic/game stores nearby?
    At least for me, I was able to go to my local store (BestBuy... booo) and told the sales person that I was looking for "certain" serial# range. He went back to the warehouse and brought out (3) Switches with lower serial#s (exactly what I was looking for!) with the original firmware at 4.1. So I ended up purchasing all three ;)
    Definitely try out your local stores if any are available, good luck!
     
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    Don't pull that crap. It's a real a-hole move.

    as others have mentioned get in your car, drive to some stores. You will probably find some older units in stock.
     
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    Just go to a couple stores locally and hunt for one or go on ebay and look for them advertised as not patched. It's silly to order 5 and keep returning them. It's also a good chance that they are all from the same lot and all patched anyway. Amazon is a high volume retailer.
     
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    Given p, the probability of one console being unpatched, and considering the pool of consoles in Amazon's stock big enough so the effect of one purchase does not modify the probability distribution for further purchases,

    the likelihood of at least one of the five consoles being unpatched is: likelihood = [1- (1-p)5]
     
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  16. Zyvyn

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    if 1 is patched they will all be thats just how amazon works
     
  17. leon8179
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    thanks for the advice, I will try to spend more time on local stores to find an unpatched unit
     
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    Would there be any stores with unpatched ones left?
     
  19. Ericthegreat

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    Ebay you might be able to find one? I know there were ppl selling them with confirmed old firmware new in the box as of a couple months ago.
     
  20. MythicalData

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    You could just buy the super mario odyssey bundle it's currently not patched for sure (iirc the splatoon 2 bundle is the same deal)

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    I went to a gamestop and gave them a list with the serial ranges and they found me one new and unpatched (just if you do this make sure it's not a busy time) and there were plenty of used ones (I didn't want one though)
    A lady there told me their stock isn't always switched out so sometimes you'll just find what you're looking for
     
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