Walmart cuts price to $285.63 and still sold out. WTF?

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  1. thorasgar
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  2. xile6

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    Yea i never trust walmart.
    But all the switch stuff is discounted.
    Joycons are like $5 cheaper.
    Grips are about $3
    Walmart tends to do this, someone might have miss taken it for wii stuff and mark ot down.
    We will find out tho.
    If people who perorder end up paying thr cheaper price that would suck but walmarr would be the one to take hit since nintendo sold it to them at one price to be sold as another
     
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  3. zoogie

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    Bait and Switch. :ninja:
     
  4. crazyj3ss

    crazyj3ss hmm

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    Ha, you thought I'd tell?
    I bought mine from Target and called customer service earlier when I caught wind of this and they price matched it for me, haha... so idc really if this was an error on Walmart's behalf. :P
     
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    azoreseuropa GBAtemp Guru

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    I don't understand. I am not buying it until this fall. Why hurry ? No hurry for me. By the way, dislike this color. Too much distraction. I am fine with black and grey. Its nice and less distracted.
     
  7. Xzi

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    $300 is just MSRP of course, retailers can set the price however they like. Seems silly to cut the price of a sold out item, though. What this does mean is that if you've pre-ordered at a place that price matches, you should be able to get Switch for $15 less now. People have reported some success with price matching from Best Buy.
     
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    A lot of places will not price match if an item is out of stock at the place they are price matching (Walmart included).
     
  9. Sonic Angel Knight

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    If this is true, then best buy better be doing the same cause I pre order from them and it wouldn't be fair. :O

    If is fake then just delete this message, don't even warn me is gone. I'll know what it means. :P
     
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    I'd say someone at Walmart saw the terrible reveal conference and can see which way the wind is blowing for the Switch.
     
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    Isn't there a website in US region that you insert the link of a retailer and then get offered a better price? I know that UK has at least one -- Flubit. Just think of the possibility of ordering a Switch for $250-260. :)
     
  13. thorasgar
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    thorasgar Checkout my evil Soon-in-ator™

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    All you have to do is click the link to find out if it is real or not. Better yet browse to Walmart.com yourself and search Nintendo switch.
     
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    Last time I was a walmart they said no price matching, have they changed their policy? I know the thread is about walmart dropping the price and others matching the walmart price, I was just wondering if walmart still price matched other retailers?
     
  15. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Clicking unidentified links is usually how i get trolled or viruses. :P

    I just wait for some comfirmation, since i notice lots of people discussing price dropsp. Still if this thing isn't even better than nvidia shield tablet in some way, is not worth $300, it needs a price drop. Wii u launch was overpriced for that deluxe set of $350 and that price drop quickly just as the 3DS launch price did.
     
  16. thorasgar
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    thorasgar Checkout my evil Soon-in-ator™

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    Well that is not an unidentifed link. The URL is there to see.

    I agree the price is to high or should include a pack-in. As to being better than a Shield in some way, of course it is, it plays Nintendo IP. I suspect that means something to you or why would you be on this board?
     
  17. Sonic Angel Knight

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    I meant hardware wise, but yes it does concern me, cause everyone likes a lower price on anything they want. No one likes paying too much for it unless they have to. :P

    Well is a whole 4 weeks left of feburary to see any price drops, so i guess we will have to see.
     
  18. Thomas83Lin

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    I read a paper at my local walmart were it said they was ending price matching. So yeah
     
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    They've stopped price matching except under certain circumstances. Basically, no price matching with competitors.

    Does target still price match?
     
  20. SickPuppy

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    I rarely go into a walmart anymore. They built a walmart in my town and the building was 10 years old before they took the wrecking ball to it to build a bigger walmart in the same spot. I figured I must have been paying too much at that store if they could afford to do that.
     
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