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Currently sitting on one preorder for a gray joy con, and anticipating hype/demand to be better than the Wii U was at launch. Debated reselling on Craig's List and taking the $75 I could get now, but anticipating a lot of die-hard fans will pay even more on launch day weekend when stores sell out. Preorders are averaging about $400 on eBay currently (Retail is $299.99).

This will be a thread to discuss strategies to acquire, ship, sell, and anticipate demand/shortages. I personally think a shortage will occur for the first three weeks (despite Reggie's claim of 2 million units in the first month), then become more widely available as this is a March launch.

My strategy on launch day will be to acquire a second unit at a Target located in a less-densely populated area, lining up 3 hours before open at 7 am after checking Brickseek for inventory levels. You can check inventory levels via Brickseek below for Target and WalMart stores.

DPCIs for Target :

Gray Joy Con - ~~207-29-1000
Neon/Red Joy Con ~~207-29-1001

WalMart SKU:
~~52901821 

Is anyone else buying these to resell?

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Not worth it in my opinion. There will be more than enough on release date. Appears that everyone knows it if they are only getting $400 on eBay. Average in fees and shipping not much left over for profit. Even the classic nes was fetching a higher return on the $70 cost. Sold 2@ $300 ea. My local best buy had around 120 units on release date while local targets only had an average of 12-15.

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I live in a town with a lot of game stops and I have pre-orders for 10 units. I'm going to see how they go this weekend. I do not need to pick them up right away and I can always cancel them if they are not doing well.

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Well, ended up selling off my preordered Switch and acquiring 5 additional units during launch weekend at Target stores.

My wife acquired the 7th unit at a Target store Monday, and myself 2 more in the Target.com sale.

Sold all 7 units and 3 Zelda Special Editions for a little over $715 profit, all on Amazon. The two from Target.com arrive today, and anticipating those will make a little over $75 each after shipping/fees.

Hope to get some more units this weekend too! Maybe a repeat of the Wii success?

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