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RetroN 5 $129.99 with free shipping @ ThinkGeek - The RetroN 5 deals thread


#2431 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   23455 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 05 August 2014 - 08:27 PM

Yeah, no kidding... that's ridiculous that the store is having deals on hardware. 

 

My local mom & pop places basically don't do anything better than buy 4, get 1 free on used games. 



#2432 Asmith906   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   2105 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 05 August 2014 - 08:52 PM

so is this damn thing still sold out?



#2433 KillerRamen   OMG Lilac PSP! CAGiversary!   3649 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 05 August 2014 - 09:16 PM

so is this damn thing still sold out?

I'm pretty sure they just had the two shipments. One shipment of gray units and one shipment of black units. 



#2434 OldSchoolGaming4Life   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   752 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 09:38 PM

Got lucky at a local card/video gaming shop the other day.  Not only did they have a gray R5 they were doing b2g1f on everything so along with the R5 I got a Blue Pokemon X/Y 3ds XL and the Borderlands Vita for $370 total.

Well damn...  :applause:



#2435 hagz   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   108 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 06 August 2014 - 11:09 PM

I've had my Retron5 for about two months now with no issues whatsoever.  I was playing Ghostbusters for the NES (crap, I know)but it was working fine.  I shut it off for a few hours and came back to it but now the Retron says unknown cartridge.  I tried a bunch of other games I had.  Both Genesis and SNES slots recognize the games but every NES game I put in says unknown cartridge.  I don't understand how it was working fine earlier but now it's crapped out.



#2436 Asmith906   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   2105 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2014 - 12:09 AM

I've had my Retron5 for about two months now with no issues whatsoever.  I was playing Ghostbusters for the NES (crap, I know)but it was working fine.  I shut it off for a few hours and came back to it but now the Retron says unknown cartridge.  I tried a bunch of other games I had.  Both Genesis and SNES slots recognize the games but every NES game I put in says unknown cartridge.  I don't understand how it was working fine earlier but now it's crapped out.

Seems like a lot of people had that issue. I think I remember some saying it worked after they reset the system.



#2437 Boss   [Removed by Admin] CAGiversary!   2022 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2014 - 12:22 AM

No news on restock?



#2438 hagz   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   108 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2014 - 03:01 AM

Seems like a lot of people had that issue. I think I remember some saying it worked after they reset the system.

How do you do this?



#2439 TheNeck   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   568 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2014 - 05:55 AM

No news on restock?

i would think they might never ever restock. just filling out backorders, i ordered mine on 3/25 and just got it this week, i ordered a black one.



#2440 deathfromace   Sega Collector CAGiversary!   737 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 07:08 AM

I sent my broken one back to Amazon so maybe they will start selling refurbished on their site.



#2441 TheNeck   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   568 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2014 - 09:05 PM

I sent my broken one back to Amazon so maybe they will start selling refurbished on their site.

what was broken exactly?



#2442 Mr_hat   Banned Banned   659 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 09:16 PM

and you can use your original carts on the PC?


Even better! You can get those same games you have on carts plus another 10,000 retro games! Oh and you can do a thousand other things on it the retro cant.

#2443 airblade   MexiCAG CAGiversary!   688 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2014 - 09:27 PM

what was broken exactly?

I did the same thing last week, the pins in the NES slot were bent so every time I put a cartridge in I had a "multiple cartridges inserted" message.



#2444 mitch079   Mumm-Ra shares with no one! CAGiversary!   12833 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2014 - 09:49 PM

i would think they might never ever restock. just filling out backorders, i ordered mine on 3/25 and just got it this week, i ordered a black one.

Business 101: I have a product I can't keep on shelves because the demand is high so I'll just stop ordering more to be made because I don't want to make money and be able to pay the employees who work for me and be a successful businessman.



#2445 TheNeck   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   568 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2014 - 10:36 PM

Business 101: I have a product I can't keep on shelves because the demand is high so I'll just stop ordering more to be made because I don't want to make money and be able to pay the employees who work for me and be a successful businessman.

problem is hyperkin can't keep up with the demand of this system. especially from amazon, i ordered it march and just got it, im surprised amazon didn't cancel the order after a couple months. just my opinion ;)



#2446 deathfromace   Sega Collector CAGiversary!   737 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 12:25 AM

what was broken exactly?

My NES controller port 1 didn't work.



#2447 TheNeck   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   568 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 10 August 2014 - 03:52 AM

does anybody have update 1.5 for the retron5 or a link for a mirror for it? retron5's update online is down and i wanted to update to 1.5 from 1.31. Thanks



#2448 Rig   Rig = Lunar CAGiversary!   14177 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2014 - 06:12 PM

Bent pins on my Genesis port.  The death grip continued after I stopped using the Retron5 for a couple weeks.  Have to send it all back to get the warranty replacement.

 

If this replacement breaks, I'm going to cut my losses and sell the replacement. 

The hardware is just not good.



#2449 Jawabreaker   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   79 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 06:38 PM

RetroN 5 is available on ThinkGeek right now! Black and Grey available.

#2450 airblade   MexiCAG CAGiversary!   688 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2014 - 07:27 PM

Bent pins on my Genesis port.  The death grip continued after I stopped using the Retron5 for a couple weeks.  Have to send it all back to get the warranty replacement.

 

If this replacement breaks, I'm going to cut my losses and sell the replacement. 

The hardware is just not good.

Mine had bent pins on the NES port, got another one that was defective as well. The hardware itself is really bad, I asked for my money back and wait until it gets a price drop and perhaps i'll give it another shot.



#2451 mossfan563   CAG 'til I die! CAGiversary!   1342 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2014 - 07:37 PM

Now that there's a small availability, is it worth getting now or should I wait until they fix things?



#2452 dreamer131313  

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 07:41 PM

Now that there's a small availability, is it worth getting now or should I wait until they fix things?

personally I'm waiting til closer to Christmas and hope unlike the last few promises they follow through and lower the price back down to the original price once more stock pop up since they said the price hike would only be temporarily

#2453 MisterJones   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   271 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 07:44 PM

RetroN 5 is available on ThinkGeek right now! Black and Grey available.

 

dam, $139.99, how were these $79 on amazon? price mistake? thats wholesale price

 

sounds like theres is too many "launch" issues with this guy, best to wait for version 2 or even 3 and for the supply to catch up because the price is way up there and too risky with the amount of units that become defective after a few months



#2454 tim_pkmn89   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   649 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 11:29 PM

dam, $139.99, how were these $79 on amazon? price mistake? thats wholesale price

 

sounds like theres is too many "launch" issues with this guy, best to wait for version 2 or even 3 and for the supply to catch up because the price is way up there and too risky with the amount of units that become defective after a few months

$79.99 was an early estimate that Amazon honored for pre-orders



#2455 Kyanos   Big Kitty CAGiversary!   903 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 22 August 2014 - 12:30 AM

$79.99 was an early estimate that Amazon honored for pre-orders


Not exactly. It was originally listed at $99.99 when the first batch of preorders went up. At some point it was marked down to $76.19 so everyone's orders were adjusted from the preorder price guarantee.

#2456 Jawabreaker   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   79 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 12:41 AM

dam, $139.99, how were these $79 on amazon? price mistake? thats wholesale price

sounds like theres is too many "launch" issues with this guy, best to wait for version 2 or even 3 and for the supply to catch up because the price is way up there and too risky with the amount of units that become defective after a few months


Before Hyperkin announced a price for the system, Amazon guessed that $79 was the price, and put up the preorder. It backfired when Hyperkin announced the price at $139

#2457 Rig   Rig = Lunar CAGiversary!   14177 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 22 August 2014 - 01:43 PM

Not exactly. It was originally listed at $99.99 when the first batch of preorders went up. At some point it was marked down to $76.19 so everyone's orders were adjusted from the preorder price guarantee.

This is the correct post.  They were listed at $99, got dropped (for a short time) to the $7X price and then later adjusted to the MSRP.



#2458 Boss   [Removed by Admin] CAGiversary!   2022 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 22 August 2014 - 04:03 PM

This is the correct post.  They were listed at $99, got dropped (for a short time) to the $7X price and then later adjusted to the MSRP.

This is accurate.



#2459 Drclaw411   I miss Cartoon Orbit CAGiversary!   3277 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 03 September 2014 - 06:52 AM

Heads up: they have the beta of the 2.0 update available for download if anybody wants it.

#2460 jcmeadows   Even I'm embarrassed CAGiversary!   2245 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 03 September 2014 - 04:12 PM

Heads up: they have the beta of the 2.0 update available for download if anybody wants it.

I tried it out a few weeks ago. I like the improved loading of the carts but it disabled some game cheats. I cant wait for the official release, thought it would be by now.