out of stock Nintendo Switch Console - Grey $382.35 Delivered @ Dick Smith / Kogan eBay

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Nintendo Switch Console - Grey $382.35 Delivered @ Dick Smith / Kogan eBayAffiliate
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I believe this is a pretty good price for the Nintendo Switch. Edit: Posted from Melbourne (according to eBay page and pointed out by hollykryten) but still unsure about receipt. If you're not travelling overseas then this should be a good way to pick one up for cheap.

Using https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/295144 as a reference for price since I really don't know much about the switch.

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  • +3 votes

    Wow!! That's cheap!

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      Yeah it's 20% off.

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        Dick Smith technically selling at a touch above retail but the 20% off eBay promo brings it down to the cheapest so far.

        • -1 vote

          Dick Smith is Kogan, so you might as well say Kogan is selling this a touch above retail. But the full price does include so called free shipping, they no doubt factor in the shipping fee into the total price and then claim free shipping which is a bit of a marketing trick.

        • +3 votes

          @hollykryten: Sadly it's more of an eBay requirement these days. As a seller, eBay employs various restrictions if you don't offer free postage. Can't comment on how it affects the big sellers, but certainly even for me, a lone guy selling a single item, I am expected to offer free postage. If I don't I have to wait 3 weeks for the funds to become available, and miss out on some ranking stuff..

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        i hope it is just because it is a normal price + use of the CYBER code

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    this is a great price!

  • +6 votes

    The feedback that I got from other ozbros was that accredited Australian repairers may refuse to repair foreign switches.

    Also if they're from another region they may not have a complete translation but it's unclear to me why that'd be console dependent and not cartridge dependent.

    Still it's the best price we'll see for ages imo

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      Under warranty you mean?

      • +1 vote

        Hey sorry they're probably under 12 mo seller warranty but beyond that you'll be left with a brick, potentially.

    • +1 vote

      Curious about the warranty situation with grey imports as well.

      The only concern for me… weighing up the option of paying $50+ extra from Costco at $43X and having lifetime warranty.

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      ? It's region free and the same model world wide.

      • -3 votes

        It's 'not region locked' not 'region free'. You'd expect a console to be in the language of the country it is sold in and hence have different models to identify this. If that's the case then a Nintendo repairer will be able to tell if it's local or foreign stock.

        OP's post said originally that it was from Hong Kong or something originally.

        The warranty for this is unclear. I'm only mentioning this because foreign wii's were getting refused service.

        On the other hand this was a really good deal

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        It doesn't use DVDs. The games come on SD cards and the system is region-free. See: http://www.polygon.com/2017/1/12/14260646/nintendo-switch-re...

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      Australian consumer law says otherwise, whoever sold it even online is forced by law to repair within the expected warranty period.

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    nice find mate!

  • +1 vote

    Nice price, no region lock too.

  • +1 vote

    Sheet that's cheap.

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    Well done, awesome first post!

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    I might be out of the loop but Dick Smith eBay items are shipped from Hong Kong? Unless I'm missing something (looking at the mobile version of the listing), it looks like it ships from Melbourne?

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      DSE online is Kogan so yes it'll be from HK

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        Thanks :)

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        No. If it was from HK it would say some thing like "The product is offered and supplied by Dick Smith Electronics which is the HK branch of Dick Smith". However it says "This Product is offered and supplied by Dick Smith pursuant to the Terms and Conditions." which means that it's really being supplied and ships by Kogan Australia. Also the product page says that it's being shipped from Melbourne, Australia. In other words not every thing that's sold on the Dick Smith web site comes shipped from Hong Kong, some actually comes from Australia.

        "Which terms and conditions apply?
        Some Products You Order on the Website are offered and supplied by:
        Kogan Australia Pty Ltd ABN 53 152 570 351 T/A Dick Smith (Dick Smith); and
        Kogan HK Limited (Company Registration Number: 1659337 and ABN: 51 158 959 794) registered in Hong Kong T/A Dick Smith Electronics (Dick Smith Electronics); and"

        https://www.dicksmith.com.au/da/terms-and-conditions/

        • +1 vote

          yeh i get ya but this is a marriage of 2 of the most dodgey online sellers so… still reckon its a grey import but great if im wrong :) buying it and needing to have it fixed is the best way to find out… hehehehe

        • -1 vote

          @scud70:

          A grey import being sold at their full price at a few dollars above Australian RRP? ($469 at JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, Target). Who would even buy a grey import when the local Australian stock is a few dollars cheaper?. Yeah right this can't be a grey import. All Dick Smith is doing is selling Australian stock at RRP and then factoring in the shipping fee into the total price and then claiming free shipping. And there you have $477.93 at full price before the eBay coupon is applied.

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          And where does Kogan Australia get their stock? …Hong Kong

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          @universe:

          Kogan Australia gets their stock from Australian suppliers and ships from Australia. Kogan Hong Kong ships stock from Hong Kong. Two different branches of Kogan, one is Australian based shipping locally and the other is Hong Kong based shipping from overseas, you should look it up some time.

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          I have no doubt youve checked it on wikipedia. But i also have no doubts these will be just grey imports sold closer to RRP for bigger profits. Its how Kogan rolls

        • -2 votes

          @universe:

          I have no doubt these will be Australian stock.

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          Well we will soon see who is right. I say it's Australian stock with Australian warranty.

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          @hollykryten:

          false assumption. the price they sell at during these promotions has has no basis in reality to RRP. it is literally the price factoring in the ebay discount that they are prepared to offload them.

          hope they are aus stock tho.

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    Why it's $477 from my view?

  • +1 vote

    I don't know guys, I'd love to get one again but after my first neon version returned for the joycon desyncing issue I'm not sure about this…

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      Did you update it? There was a 1st day patch that supposedly fixed the desync issue

      • +2 votes

        Yes of course. And the update doesn't fix it because it's a hardware issue. Some joycons I believe have their antennas in places where your palm would cover and disrupt connection. Look up spawn wave's video on YouTube and you'll see. He shows and fixes it too, but I'm not opening my joycons on a console I just bought :/ too risky.

        Nm found the video: https://youtu.be/ZnMnke6lF0c

  • +2 votes

    With all the issues im hearing about the switch I'd be hesitant to buy this.

    • +10 votes

      They're exaggerated by clickbait bloggers and youtube drama schills. Even the companies acknowledged the numbers were exaggerated. People intentionally damaging things to make a quick buck, or holding controllers behind their back and blocking console controller sensors. Putting the system at the back of a cabinet. Console wars are quite sad, video games are for the young.

      With that said, yes some are having legitimately having issues. With more tech in controller theres going to be a few more kinks with setting up the technology.

      Nobody is forcing anyone to buy anything currently, you can wait. Most people on ozbargain are more interested in not buying things.

    • +2 votes

      Theyre not that bad at all. Playing in tablet mode looks completely fine at 720p and I am usually fussy with my resolutions (PC screens are all 4K). Only time performance ever suffers is in docked mode when running through long grass in zelda. Even then its still playable just a very minor irritance that rarely even happens.

      • +1 vote

        Only lags when it rains, thunderstorms, has lots of grass or monsters at once. Which is over 50% of the time.

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        Isn't Zelda supposed to be the largest open world game ever made or something? If thats true, and the issues are that minor, thats relatively impressive. Wouldnt be if the world wasnt so lively, but thankfully it is.

        Skyrim for me crashed like every 5-6 hours if you went into an area that required a new load, at least thats what i remember at the time on 360.

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          Nah there are larger games. I think Xenoblade Chronicles X has a larger world. The same team helped make breath of the wild though.

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          Not even close. Its only 12 times bigger than TP which was not open world, and was actually quite small.

          Biggest ever made is still Daggerfall I think, from the 90s. More recently there's FFXV and Witcher 3 which are both much bigger.

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          @lostn:

          Havent touched Twilight princess in a while, i thought it unlocked and became open world like older GTAs? Maybe im not remembering, Windwaker is open world from the get go.
          Earlier GTAs had areas cut off from what i remember that unlock becoming more open world, at least thats what i remember…

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          @BNN: Really depends on what your definition of 'open world' is. Yours doesn't match mine.

          The first Zelda on NES can arguably be called open world. You technically could go anywhere you wanted and not do things in a linear order. It's just that you'll get owned if you go to the wrong place too early. No Zelda after it until BOTW I would call open world.

          Once you have all the key items, sure you can go anywhere in the world. Doesn't make it an open world game though. With that comes non-linearity which TP and WW did not have. And with non-linearity you need to accomodate it with a giant world, which none of the Zelda games have had.

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          @lostn:

          Original for sure. WindWaker was undoubtedly open world though, you can go where ever early on in the beginning, so i dunno, i think you might be using a tweaked definition of the word. This is debatable, semantics as we see with sandbox and western action rpgs, basically open world…. I do know some refer to certain Zeldas as open world.

          Like maybe you should say "Openly Open World". Because to me, if i can go anywhere at a certain reasonable point or very large areas, thats open world. Even if i hit an end/roadblock in certain open world games that unlocked later.

          Zelda certainly pioneered the genre alot, and alot of devs like the GTA ones and the AC ones have acknowledged the huge influence openly.

          We always considered the first 3 3D GTAs as Open World even with blocked areas, I dont think you can remove them from the genre because they're not "Super Open" from the get go…. I believe we even considered GTA 1, 2 and London as open world on PS1….

          Even if GTA did things due to limitations, i dunno. My memory of TP mission structure is very vague. I guess if everything is blocked until far, far later (with little time to enjoy/interact) then yeah i wouldnt consider that open world.

          I dont think the genre is defined as "go anywhere straight away", depends on what you can do and how long can you access a large world i guess would define it. If alot of it is seamless transition without load times/or hidden loads then i would call that open world.

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          @BNN:

          WindWaker was undoubtedly open world though, you can go where ever early on in the beginning

          You can go sight seeing, sure. You can't go to places locked away until you have the right key items though (hookshot, megaton hammer, that kind of thing). This is called 'gating'.

          True open world design lets you go anywhere any time. Enemies would scale to your level, so you can't accidentally go to a place too high level for you. See Elder Scrolls for examples of how to do it.

          This is debatable, semantics as we see with sandbox and western action rpgs, basically open world…. I do know some refer to certain Zeldas as open world.

          Another way Zeldas didn't conform to open world design is seamlessness of the world. In Zelda, one area is connected to another via either a door or a very narrow passage. Once you transition into the next area, the current area unloads from memory, and a new area loads in. If you take just one step back where you came, it will have to unload this area and load the next one. You cannot see into the next area when you're standing right at the boundry, even though it's right in front of you. In a game actually considered open world, pathways are open, not narrow. You don't see a transition from one zone to another, because there are no zones. Every step you take is seamless as if it is all one giant zone instead of many connected small zones. It doesn't unload the current area to load the next one. In Zelda it's always noticeable.

          Like maybe you should say "Openly Open World". Because to me, if i can go anywhere at a certain reasonable point or very large areas, thats open world. Even if i hit an end/roadblock in certain open world games that unlocked later.

          If I can't choose the order I do the dungeons in, it's not open world to me. Play Skyrim or Fallout to get a true idea of what an open world game lets you do. Simply being able to navigate to every island in Wind Waker does not make it open world. Because while you can go there, you can't go into the important places. If you want to use the definition of open world being you can explore the world at your leisure, almost every JRPG with a world map and an airship would be considered an open world game. And no one argues this is the case.

          Zelda certainly pioneered the genre alot, and alot of devs like the GTA ones and the AC ones have acknowledged the huge influence openly.

          That's weird, because I don't consider them remotely the same genre. I see no parallels at all between GTA and Zelda.

          We always considered the first 3 3D GTAs as Open World even with blocked areas, I dont think you can remove them from the genre because they're not "Super Open" from the get go….

          Open world doesn't mean the entire world is for you to explore. It can be set in one city and still be open world. Obviously if it's set in a city, they can't let you go inside every building. That wouldn't be feasible.

          My memory of TP mission structure is very vague. I guess if everything is blocked until far, far later (with little time to enjoy/interact) then yeah i wouldnt consider that open world.

          The dungeon order was not negotiable. Plot dictated where you go next, and also the order you unlock your items in (boomerang, bow, bombs, clawshots, etc). The more items you've unlocked, the more places you can access. The world itself you could explore most of at any time, but you were restricted to just open plains with nothing to do except kill enemies and find a few secret areas. This was the structure of most Zelda games.

          ALBW took it to a very non-linear structure by letting you rent all the items early, and thus doing the final 7 dungeons in any order you pleased. I still wouldn't call it open world, because the world isn't very big, and one big staple of open world games is the massive amount of optional side content you can do. Zelda games have always had side content, but in an open world game, you could spend 80% of your game time on optional content and 20% of it being critical path. Zelda games have always had the ratio stacked heavily in favor of critical path.

          I dont think the genre is defined as "go anywhere straight away", depends on what you can do and how long can you access a large world i guess would define it.

          Many games let you explore the whole world any time you want once you have the right transportation. But all you can access is an empty landscape, because the important areas like dungeons are sealed away until the time is right. Being able to explore up to the entrance of places (but no further) does not change the linear structure of the game. Open world games ditch linearity. What you are getting in Zeldas (up till now) is an illusion of open worldedness. You can go anywhere, but you can't do anything until they say you can. How is that any better than not being able to go there at all?

          If that counts as open world, how would you distinguish it from Witcher 3 or Skyrim? What would you call those games?

          BotW is an open world game, no argument. But if you can't distinguish the difference between that game's structure and TP/WW's, there's not much more that can be said. One game lets you see everything, just not go inside places until you're meant to. The other lets you go inside whenever you want. Exploration is one thing, but if you can't actually do anything during your exploration, it doesn't do much for you.

          BotW lets you go to the final dungeon early if you can handle it. Speed runners have already completed it in under an hour. They actually managed this within days of the game's release. No other Zelda game lets you do that. The basic structure of a Zelda game is, collect 3 things, get master sword, collect 5 more things, get Triforce, defeat Ganon. BotW threw that formula out the window. That is a true open world game the likes of which we've never seen in the Zelda series. It's also a game that took 6 years to make, so I hope you're patient.

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          @lostn:

          Massive amount of optional side content? You mean alot of filler? Lol, every open world game has a varied amount of that, that doesnt really define much at all… Some do it well by making everything fun and worthwhile like SR 3, 4, and maybe BOTW can be close…

          You can access alot of places in Windwaker, temples, islands, places to fast travel to later. Some is cut off, but alot still isnt, so id definately go with open world with that one like the early ones… Still more open then some aspects of the early 3 3d GTAs which were classic.

          Some of the loading in some Zeldas like a minor one to a temple: i'd chalk that down to a "mission", similarly in other GTAs where you load up whats next in the story etc… Even the original Legend of Zelda has a little secondary pause as it transitions to the other screen , lol. Also that as one of the first didn't let you go anywhere and everywhere, you still needed things to travel on water, etc. Even Puzzles movements to access certain land areas…

          Long story short: semantics. True open world = go anywhere? That seems to be more of a now perception and your reasons seem contradictory at times, early 3d GTAs didnt work like that until later in the game. those basically helped write the map for the genre for a few generations, along with some Zeldas of course.

          I'd basically say: some Zeldas are open world, some are not based on the broad sense of what was meant by it.

          A bunch of this stuff i think comes across as a PC gamers idea/perception of what an open world game is, not necessarily your regular gaming consumer or the loose definition of the term. Most use the term broadly as there are different nuances per sandbox/open world game. I could see a pc gamer seeing it that way though…

          Not seeing some similarities between Zelda and GTA within the genre? Lol, even regular consumers that have been around for a while see that. Creator of GTA even listed Ocarina as an influence. He basically said it was his Zelda meets Goodfellas.

          Even in games like Prototype 1 & 2, there are areas near the water you cant explore due to limitations.

          I could see somebody saying BOTW is a "more open", open world game depending on what Zelda were comparing, but even that Zelda wont let you beat Ganon straight away necessarily. Not every task is able to be completed so again, thats contradictory.

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      same. my friend has similar issue, not even joking.

      i wanted to buy the switch so badly, but i just cant afford any lose.

      i will wait for second revision as what i always did to the first-generation-product.

  • +4 votes

    This is under the Nintendo Switch Dick Smith Ebay Listing for Warranty:

    Warranty Terms and Conditions
    This product is BRAND NEW and comes with a 12 month Australia wide warranty. In the unlikely event that you require a warranty repair, we will collect your item, repair or replace it, then return it you at no charge. It is a requirement of warranty that you keep the original packaging for transportation.

    So looks like we're all good on the warranty front?

    • +3 votes

      According to Dick Smith's listing on their own website, Dick Smith are an authorised distributor. See below

      Dick Smith is an authorised distributor of this product. We guarantee that this product is authorised Australian stock and comes with a manufacturer warranty in addition to the Dick Smith warranty.

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      That's promising.

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    Australian plugs? Or needs step-down transformer?

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    Now if only they had the neon ;_;

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    You're a bloody legend, OP. I was just about to buy it from Costco. I definitely don't think we will see it any cheaper than this for a while.

  • +1 vote

    I said on launch day if it was like $100 cheaper I would definitely grab one.
    Well it's more or less $100 cheaper, so I've just pulled the trigger on it..

    • +1 vote

      As did I, so, as did I. :P
      Time to find that one preowned copy of Zelda floating around an EB or something for $50 and call it a baragain.
      Even if I have to buy it new, $79 on top is STILL below the $519 bigW bundle I ALMOST bought yesterday.

      WINNING!

  • +2 votes

    Dirt cheap… kinda regret getting it for full price from EBGames

  • +1 vote

    Yep, tipped me over the edge as well. Just need a deal on Zelda and a Pro Controller now :D

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    No neon tho.

  • +4 votes

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Nintendo-Switch-The-Legend-of-Zel...

    They have the neon bundle with Zelda for $495 if people want that. Its a bit more but its neon!

    • +1 vote

      Sorry whats special about neon for the $110 price difference? :) apart from the inclusion of zelda i assume?

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        Its not as cheap as the $380 original but its still sufficiently cheaper than all other retail offers seeing most stores sell the switch for 469 alone. An extra 25 dollars for Zelda and neon color is still not a bad deal but I agree the $110 original and buying zelda separately at target is a better move.

        • +1 vote

          so i other words if you dont care about neon colours you can get the 380 and look for a cheap zelda.. hehe save about 50-70 :) cool thanks for the reply :)

  • -1 vote

    I want to combine the 20% discount code with "Ebay- $85 for $100 to Spend on Anything Online" on Groupon (https://www.groupon.com.au/deals/ebay-au-2) to get additional $15 off. However, I wonder if it is eligible. Another question is this 20% discount event will be ended on 22nd March, I am not sure if stocks will be gone before this date, because it may take 2-4 days for Groupon to send Ebay voucher :'(

  • +1 vote

    grey one appears to be out of stock! moments before i was set to pay… will monitor this all day now

  • +3 votes

    Out of stock.

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    Out of stock

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    Gone… I'm too late

  • +2 votes

    where to purchase a cheap zelda now? thank you!

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    awwwwww, someone broden'd the lot!

  • +2 votes

    Can't believe I am one of the lucky 69 buyers, now I have talked to the tech experts.

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    Sold out that is quick.

  • -3 votes

    Just missed this deal. Though there are a few issues with the Switch (joy cons desyncing, only one game worth buying atm, no guaranteed future third party developer support, only upcoming games are MK Deluxe and Mario Odyssey), that makes me hesitant to pull the trigger right now. Was a decent price though.

  • -1 vote

    A bit more you can get the bundle one, consider the game cost you $79 alone.

    Nintendo Switch: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Console Bundle - Grey

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Nintendo-Switch-Legend-Zelda-Brea...

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