Why is it still expensive!

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by tagzard, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. tagzard
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    tagzard Tagzard the Crazy Dinosaur with Wings.

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    The 3DS price went down to 170 right? Well on ebay its pretty expensive: http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_from=R40&...-All-Categories.

    I would expect people to be selling them atleast at 120-150 but now its over the general price.

    Okay many of you guys are like "Ya but it's ebay and ebay suck." But what about amazon!!!!
    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url...\\Yes the price is bellow the normal new price but it's only 5 dollars. I would expect people selling their used 3DS at 140.
     
  2. machomuu

    machomuu Drops by occasionally

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    Because people will still buy it either way.
     
  3. RoMee

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    only Amazon will lower the price, the other seller probably won't lower the price for awhile
    that's always how it's been done on sites like amazon
     
  4. Ikki

    Ikki GBATemp's grumpy panda.

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    The price literally just went down. Give it some time.
     
  5. Amiti

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    Well it's Ebay, people can sell it at whatever price they want, isn't that the case? It's the same with Amazon.
     
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    Dann Woolf Deadpan Snarker

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    Because Shiggy M. and the Regginator want new limos.
     
  7. tagzard
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    tagzard Tagzard the Crazy Dinosaur with Wings.

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    Waaaaaaattt?
     
  8. Edwii

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    What I dont get is there are 3ds's for sale for these much higher prices 250 and even 350, and even used ones are selling above the new in store price. Why are people so dumb to pay more for a used one on auction, when its stock with out games.
     
  9. KingVamp

    KingVamp Great... AETHER!

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    Is $170 really consider expensive? [​IMG]
     
  10. GameWinner

    GameWinner Take your heart

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    Why I love selling on Ebay.
     
  11. kevan

    kevan Imagination rules the world

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    I see why Shaun closed the WiiU topic now -_-.
    Common sense would have told you people
    can sell for whatever price they want on Ebay.

    Not to mention that because Nintendo announces
    a price drop for retail stores, doesnt mean Online
    stores have to follow.
     
  12. R4Liam

    R4Liam Artsy Dude

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    Because the big N are thinking "F*** it, they're gonna buy it anyway"
     
  13. GreatZimkogway

    GreatZimkogway Still a Touhou Fanatic

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    They do, in reality, otherwise it won't sell.
     
  14. RupeeClock

    RupeeClock Colors 3D Snivy!

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    TV ads in the UK are advertising the system as being around £149.99.
    That's still a hell of a lot cheaper than the launch, but it's not crazy cheap like the £115 at tescos.
     
  15. SamAsh07

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    Have you guys atleast put a little thought into it? Who knows, maybe the 3DS on sale are the ones registered for Ambassador Prog??
     
  16. DiscostewSM

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    I was about to mention that, but you got to it first.
     
  17. Ergo

    Ergo GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Bear in mind that a lot of the smaller retailers don't have the price protection that larger vendors (GameStop, TRU, BB, etc., etc.) have*, so that when the price drops, they either try to recoup those costs by getting the 'suckers' to buy it, or eating the cost and taking a very large loss.

    *For a number of reasons: they can't buy direct from the manufacturer; their distributor doesn't have price protection; they bought 3DS' at retail just to have them and are stuck w/ them at the inflated price, and so on.