[UPDATE] Amazon is restricting sales of used first-party Nintendo games and products

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Chary, Nov 1, 2019.

  1. pedro702

    pedro702 GBAtemp Guru

    Mar 3, 2014
    bootleg gbc,ds,gba,n64,snes,nes games run fine but yeah no more bootlegs on any console besides those 6. for wii,switch and such is the bootleg controllers listed as nintendo ones, that is full of them, same on ebay.
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  2. phillyrider807

    phillyrider807 GBAtemp Fan

    May 2, 2009
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    Ahh ok that makes sense! I do recall bootleg ds pokemon games being sold on amazon. Like the rom hacks being inserted into actual carts
  3. b17bomber

    b17bomber GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jun 15, 2009
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    I wonder if this has anything to do with Team-Xecuter's new exploit and them making yet another switch revision.
  4. wurstpistole

    wurstpistole I got 8 warning points

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  5. Teletron1

    Teletron1 Space Tech Engineer

    Jan 4, 2019
    United States
    I thought this was going to be about the price gouging on Nintendo products like Switch games and current Amiibos .. damn amazon and its knock offs
  6. chartube12

    chartube12 Captain Chaz 86

    Mar 3, 2010
    United States
    Amazon still lacks a general license to officially sale Nintendo stuff officially. So maybe Nintendo got their lawyers involved to stretch it to 3rd party sellers?
  7. xbmcuser

    xbmcuser Advanced Member

    Sep 8, 2007
    United States
    Looks like a deal has been done, Amazon Prime members get upto a year of
    Nintendo Switch Online through Twitch Prime

    request amazon to ban selling pre owned games. Hope nintendo get it in the neck

    The courts should look at this, it looks illegal.
  8. Chainhunter

    Chainhunter Newbie

    May 29, 2008
    Yep, same thoughts here.
  9. Jayro

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    Wow, eBay just gained a shitload of used game sales. Nice job shooting yourselves in the foot, Amazon.
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  10. ShadowOne333

    ShadowOne333 GBAtemp Guru

    Jan 17, 2013
    Keep it going, Nintendo.
    Keep showing how you don't give a fuck about your consumers.

    I can understand the bootleg thing, but I don't see Nintendo offering long gone GBA or SNES carts anymore, what do they expect? There's no way any bootleg game is hurting Nintendo in the current gen, there's no Switch flashcard or reproduction Switch cartridges, so that's bullshit. If they don't offer a solution to physical gaming, then of course others will. And the idiotic Switch Online Service doesn't count here, I'm not gonna pay for 20 or so games from the hundreds of games each console has in its library which have not been available officially in decades.

    They only thing they are hurting here is the consumer with it, and I'm surprised Amazon went through with this. The consumer has the right to do whatever the fuck the consumer wants with the product they purchased, it's law and a protection to the consumer as well against bullshit policies like the ones Nintendo likes to strike again and again.
    And now they are restricting the consumer from re-selling what they purchase? What the fuck?

    I get it's not the only option to purchase online (and thank the fucking gods for that), but really Nintendo is doing really shady shit that only benefits them, and only them, while not caring at all for their fans and consumers.

    Really, Nintendo is just claiming for their asses to get fucked in a big way, and I do hope I get to live to see that day. Will serve them right for how they are treating their fanbase and consumers.
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  11. raxadian

    raxadian GBAtemp Maniac

    Nov 10, 2018
    One wonders the hypocrisy since they are still selling bootleg Nintendo stuff.
  12. DarthDub

    DarthDub Amateur Hacker

    Jan 26, 2016
    United States
    Your mom's basement.
    It's a good thing that Amazon isn't the only online site to buy stuff from.
  13. ChaosEternal

    ChaosEternal GBAtemp Fan

    Jul 27, 2015
    United States
    Do you have a right to force Amazon to allow you to sell whatever you own? Can I sue them for not allowing me to sell prescriptions drugs or guns on Amazon? I'm disappointed to see them removing used Nintendo games, but I don't think my rights are being infringed by them doing so.
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  14. tech3475

    tech3475 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Jun 12, 2009
    Are they enacting this kind of policy elsewhere? Because Amazon has been criticised for selling bootleg products before.

    A while back I found out through the BBC about some dodgy CO detectors which I had to contact Amazon about before being told about the recall.

    If not, it sounds like Nintendo pulling the strings.
  15. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

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    Nov 21, 2005
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    I shall echo the dick move thing, though it is far from the first time Amazon has dabbled in a bit of market manipulation (was watching a video a while back where they blocked people from selling a fancy version of monopoly that was popular that year). In some ways a bit of a pity as I did quite often like amazon as a quick price lookup for second hand things.

    Re: Ebay that is still one of the shit tier online second hand tat merchants, though I suppose that is the sentiment.
  16. Madridi

    Madridi Card Collector

    May 9, 2008
    eBay now also adds mandatory tax to most states. How stupid is that?
  17. sarkwalvein

    sarkwalvein There's hope for a Xenosaga port.

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    Europe sounds unaffected as that always was the case same as Amazon.

    Hello again, EBay my old friend in Europe?
  18. godreborn

    godreborn GBAtemp Guru

    Oct 10, 2009
    United States
    I think I have one of those bootlegs. the poi game I bought from ebay though. it says USA on it, and the guy claimed to have bought it in the US. however, I couldn't redeem coins for it as it said it was the wrong region. also, I bought the game digitally from the US store, and the digital game and the retail one are shown separately on the home menu. my digital save doesn't work with the retail version. I started off buying retail, then went digital due to my health (afraid of dropping the system while changing carts). anyway, all digital and retail games from the same region share the same tile.
  19. Xzi

    Xzi All your base are belong to the proletariat

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    Dec 26, 2013
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    Interesting. I had no idea this was going on since I only buy new games from Amazon, used from eBay. I think people should be able to sell stuff like reproduction SNES carts on Amazon, but only if they're clearly labeled as such. A lot of times originals are in very short supply and very expensive, after all.
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  20. Shalashaska98

    Shalashaska98 GBAtemp Fan

    Jan 17, 2018
    United States
    I never buy used from Amazon I use ebay, am I the only one?
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