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

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  1. x65943

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    Right, but now consider if Amazon wasn't selling it that may have also meant less sales for Nintendo as well - it is not necessarily a one way relationship
     
  2. MrCokeacola

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    Amazon would never do this cause money. Unless Nintendo paid them heavily.
     
  3. Obveron

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    Obviously Nintendo would love Amazon to stop selling used games. but I have no idea what Amazon would have to gain. Sure it's possible Nintendo pays Amazon for the arrangement. but honestly I wouldn't think Nintendo have pockets deep enough to have Amazon abandon their mandate and piss off their sellers and consumers.
     
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    The article has been updated. Amazon is not restricting sales of the games/products.
     
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    They're only doing this because of the potential backlash.
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    Meanwhile, Ebay is flooded with a mass quantity of used Nintendo Games for sale at very reasonable pricing.
     
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    Who buys used Nintendo games on Amazon anyway am I right? :rofl2:
     
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    true
     
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  10. Elwyndas

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    I've been selling on Amazon professionally for almost 10 years, and getting this email from Amazon on a Sunday was a big stinker. It gave a lot of good merchants a sleepless night and ruined tons of dinners. I don't have much Nintendo inventory right now, so to me it was not such a big deal, but still it would have meant a substantial amount of lost income down the road. I really wish someone could get to the bottom of this "error". I smell a rotten fish TBH.
     
  11. FAST6191

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    Is this not why people are told to diversify sales platforms/income streams? Sometimes you get pigeon holed or have to specialise but for something like games and amazon that I can't see going.

    As far as "error" then my experiences with Amazon inner workings are minimal and now about a decade out but the impression I got from speaking to people back then was there were a fair few checks and balances along the way (though words like bureaucracy were thrown around during said conversation). I too find it hard to believe someone sneezed and set it to that, much less late in the week, and if they did then maybe if seller = one of top ?? then require big boy authorisation probably wants to be added to code.
     
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    "I am feeling very conflicting feelings right now"
     
  13. sonicrings

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    It's nice to see Nintendo making the decision to pirate their games all the more easier by completely banning used games on Amazon. "Oh well, I can't buy that used game I wanted, guess I don't have a choice but to pirate it with a clear conscience!"
     
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