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Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing Special Edition $469 + Delivery @ Big W

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Hopefully with the constant stock, scalpers might give up already.

EDIT: Should also mention, try calling JBHifi around you, they might also carry 1 or 2 from their allotments if people didn't preorder it at the local store.

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      No, does not…

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      no, only the console

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    Damn missed it :(

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    Just get the $30 skin, people.

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    No chance of scalpers giving up, these are still selling for $1000+ in the US.

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      they rarely ever actually sell for that much though. korean versions are going for under 500USD (720aud) now.

      supply will dry out soon, that much we know, however demand is determined by time as well. AC got released a quarter ago, so the hype is still kinda strong. But my view is by the time supply wears thin on ebay, the interest in the game would've waned as well. This mostly applies to the gamers who aren't collectors. I think most collectors would've already gotten one or have another source aside from ebay scalpers.

      my speculation is resale prices will normalise at $550-600 the longer this drags on. A good historical example is the pokemon/mario LE switches, albeit colours aren't as appealing as this AC release IMO. Once people are over animal crossing, resellers are on even playing ground with the regular switches which often go on sale. The fact it's limited/special edition will always command some kinda premium, but that is correlated to popularity/relevancy of the game. But the bottomline is if you have a BNIB special edition, non-superseded switch, you won't make a loss.

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        Nice to see someone with calculated predictions on the site with reasoning :)

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    Constant stock?
    This is BIG W's allocation from recent release they just chose to not do a pre-order on it

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    back in stock guys - only buy 1 as the 2 unit orders are being cancelled

    edit: oof sold out already

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      that was quick….

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      am I right? any other proof?

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        Idk, I'm blindly trusting you as that's what you said above. I checked the site when you mentioned your 2 quantity orders are being cancelled, and it just so happened to be in stock so i ordered one

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          smart cookie. I'm glad for you! I think Big W is teaching us a lesson about greed.

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      Proof of 2 unit orders being cancelled? OP was telling fibs.

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        according to @qzcbmo

        and it just so happened that when he said his order got cancelled, it went back in stock, so…

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        Have users been notified if their order has been cancelled yet?

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          yep - refund came through in email

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    Gamecube and Wii stories did not teach anything to people

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      what happened?

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      Wii yes, but Gamecube was a colossal failure in this country that never exceeded 3% market share, retailers couldn't get rid of them for $99 back in the day…

      Also hardly comparable, the Wii was absolutely a textbook example of artificial scarcity, Switch demand is just a side effect of COVID19.

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        That’s what I meant, thank you

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    Checked at 2.30 pm just in case and got the last one!

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    Is this the new baby formula?

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    Got one, cheers OP.

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    just checked again and it was in stock.

    its going back in and out of stock, so obviously orders are being cancelled

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      Yep just clinched one

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    Just checked out. Hopefully it’s not cancelled.

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    I got one! Whoever suggested distill.io in the last thread, you have seriously made my day

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    Just managed to get one! Thanks so much OP

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    Orders cancelled. Meh. What's up Big W?

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      Multiple orders?

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      did you make more than one order of 2 pieces..? also notice stock is available again on big w.
      i don't exactly disagree with what you're doing, people should find every opportunity to create commerce in this downturn, but seems like poetic justice for those that actually want one to keep haha.

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      told ya

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      For 1 or multiple?

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        they're cancelling

        a. multiple quantities in one order
        b. multiple orders with one quantity
        c. multiple quantities in multiple orders

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          Well I haven't had a cancellation confirmation yet so..yay

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            @TeamSAXON: which one did your order/s fall under? a,b,c?

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              @skido: B. Although I ordered with a different account. Bought 1 to play with and one to keep as a collectors item. May end up selling but unsure.

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          i have on good authority that a) might not be true. friend of mine ordered 2 in 1 order, his card has been deducted, still no cancellation. it's funny because he got cold feet and actually wants the refund haha.

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            @plentifoo: pretty sure he can just call up and ask for it to be cancelled, as it probably hasn't been shipped yet
            also, order cancellations are a bit delayed and they're coming through in around 20-30 mins after order placement

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              @skido: order confirmation email was 11.43am (WST), it's 1.39pm now.

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          I'm in category A.
          No email/notice of a cancellation yet

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          Single unit orders cancelled too

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    just got one!!!! :)

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    Selling a pre order item means jack. I pre ordered one switch animal crossing console was assured it’s coming this week. Only to be told today they only got 3 in and I was the 4th preorder…. now have to get my money refunded with no compensation and lost opportunity to get one thru target, big w or who ever ..

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      Jbhifi?

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        Yep jb hifi

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          Damn I didn’t pre-order and just picked one up at JB before at 4pm.

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    Woohoo! just ordered one. Here's hoping they do have stock (i missed out on both preorders)
    Thanks again OP

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    Just ordered one :) Hope it doesn't get cancelled.

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    What's the difference between this special edition and standard one? Any technical difference or just the colours?

    https://www.bigw.com.au/product/nintendo-switch-console-neon...

    I am looking first game system for my 4years old. Is this a good buy?

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      What's the difference between this special edition and standard one? Any technical difference or just the colours?

      literally just the colours

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      Gamesmen has it at $409 from eBay. If you don't care for the 'special edition' moniker or these colours in general, just grab the normal models and save $60 for a game.

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    Thanks! Just ordered one at 3.40pm

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    Is there any conclusion on whether these are actually limited edition or just special edition?

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      both really. this is supposedly the last run on this design. the initial release was in march.

      same like the pokemon/mario editions, they aren't being produced anymore. so special edition in name, limited in quantities.

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        this is supposedly the last run on this design

        Do you have sauce on that?
        The consensus from the previous posts is that these are just special editions that are hard to come by due to low supply of the console altogether. (Also what OP probably meant by constant stock)

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          the same question keeps getting recycled, there's no real source or definite truth to all of this. but i'd apply some common sense and go, it's a design based on a game that will become outdated eventually, would I be manufacturing switches designed with the same print indefinitely…?

          also look back and use other limited/special edition releases as precedence. Google pokemon or mario edition switches, they don't still manufacture those concurrently with your regular grey/neon switches.

        • +2 votes

          No Sauce but as long time follower of Nintendo, this is the first time main consoles wise they have restocked a limited edition of a console.

          Usually, once it has sold out, sold out, Nintendo knows their market. The rare restock is due to Corvid-19.

          The only time they restocked their limited consoles was the NES and SNES mini to stop scalpers worldwide.

          The only constant stock of Switches will be the regular colours.

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    Just made an order for SA delivery @ 1519. Not too sure whether it will stick, but thanks OP for posting. Missus has been wanting one since March when I stupidly didn't pre-order!!

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    Just got one! Cheers OP!

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      Good work mate, feels like now it is pretty hard to F5ing out new stock…

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    Hot damn, don’t go on OzB for a few hours to have a nice lockdown beer and it’s gone again!

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    My single order of one console is 'Awaiting Processing' does that mean it still may get cancelled?

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      I’ve got one saying payment received thank you

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    Out of stock, but at least there's a nice man on facebook marketplace in the gold coast asking a very reasonable $995 (he has several available).

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      Is it significant when easy bought $300 - $350 lower on Ebay ?
      BS asking prices means nothing !

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    I have an unpatched version of the console (2017), which I was looking to sell while resale prices have been elevated and pick-up a new 2019 version. After weeks of advertising I've just nailed down a sale for $450 (and that's despite drift affecting one Joy-Con). But now I'm having second thoughts because some of the resales for unpatched consoles have been as high as >$600. Who here would pull-out of the $450 sell?

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    I guess they are still cancelling some orders because a few more came in stock

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      They are even cancelling the new ones I placed

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        Big W just incompetent

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          Or competent, depends on which side of the fence you sit.

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            @djlee: I don't think they even have the stock

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    tax invoice generated. shipping prepared.

    Thanks OP!

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      Mine says, 'Awaiting Processing', do you know if that is the first step or is 'Payment Received' the first step? I hope my order doesn't get cancelled. I just ordered one but not sure if that even matters.

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        sorry no idea.

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        did you receive email saying cancelled?

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    Still stuck on 'Awaiting Processing' here as well.

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      check the email and see if there is email saying cancelled

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    for those stuck on "awaiting processing", copy paste the order number into the track order page. it will give you detailed results such as if order is cancelled or has been packed and ready to ship

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      just check mine, it says
      "Status:Packed & Ready to go!"

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      OMG you genius - its says 'packed and ready to go!' YAY!

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    Awaiting processing ukh

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    Also 'Awaiting Processing', order details say 'Picking in process", and the track your order page says 'Being fulfilled'

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    got mine this morning… checked last night and it was awaiting processing… sydney here.

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      0_o

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        3 hours after I got my switch… I got my shipment confirmation … haha

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    shipment confirmed - got a tracking number.

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      Same and another still Processing

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    Syd here as well. just got shipment notification but its on board for delivery today

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    ordered 2
    no cancellelation notice
    just now got my notification of shipment