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#22501 ThatOneGuyWho   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6904 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 April 2015 - 04:09 PM

^Basically that. Yes amiibos are popular but just like most "popular" items, it's only selling b/c it's popular and rare. You take that away and people are no longer interested. Yes you'll have those people that just love collecting them but others will see no need to anymore.

 

This happened with Beenie Babies, rare LEGO's, Simpsons toys, etc. Whenever a company decides to actually stock the product, people lose interest. It's a basic business practice to limit certain items knowing it will drive sales of other items.

 

Nintendo is just underproducing them because they are a bunch of cheap assholes. It's no secret that they are frugal in their manufacturing of products whether we are talking games, accessories or specialty software like these amiibos. They're terrified in this case they will make too much and be stuck with them so they go the cautious (and cheap) route of minimal production to ensure they'll never be over. But ultimately it's just because they're cheap...always have been with everything they've made.

If that was the case than other countries wouldn't have an abundance of amiibos. Yes, Nintendo of America is dealing with a production problem but if anything that helps their cause. 
 
We think Nintendo is losing something here yet amiibos sell out pre-orders, sell out day one, people purchase multiples, people buy entire sets, etc. Nintendo isn't losing a dim on toys that cost $2 at the most to make.


#22502 arross76  

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Posted 25 April 2015 - 04:18 PM

A game store in South Jersey (not my normal go-to game store) was selling all of their amiibos (read: common amiibos) for $20. Madness.

I tried checking out a variety of other retro game stores today, but it's like your barber.. if it's not the one you always go to, it just ain't right.

#22503 Gameboy415   16-bits of awesome CAGiversary!   3485 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 25 April 2015 - 04:23 PM

A few new amiibo are back up on Wal-Mart right now:

Wario:
http://www.walmart.c...do-3DS/44606834

Inkling Boy:
http://www.walmart.c...do-3DS/44606829

Inkling Girl:
http://www.walmart.c...do-3DS/44606830

Inkling 3-Pack:
http://www.walmart.c...do-3DS/44606831



#22504 n64ra   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2673 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 April 2015 - 04:42 PM

What time is everyone getting in line at TRU on Monday morning?



#22505 SlayerX11  

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Posted 25 April 2015 - 05:27 PM

Unfortunately I have work at 9am and wife has to get kid to school so I think they will be gone by the time we get to a store.



#22506 UcanSUKtheFAC   Banned Banned   1304 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 April 2015 - 05:31 PM

I need goddamn Metaknight and Greninja. It's like Nintendo knows which ones I want and is deliberately holding them back lol.

#22507 KemperJones   MSRP is for suckers. CAGiversary!   1236 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 April 2015 - 05:34 PM

A few new amiibo are back up on Wal-Mart right now:

Wario:
http://www.walmart.c...do-3DS/44606834

Inkling Boy:
http://www.walmart.c...do-3DS/44606829

Inkling Girl:
http://www.walmart.c...do-3DS/44606830

Inkling 3-Pack:
http://www.walmart.c...do-3DS/44606831

Thanks, got a Splatoon 3-pack since my one from Deep Discount got cancelled.

#22508 deadsy333   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   49 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 25 April 2015 - 06:05 PM

I need goddamn Metaknight and Greninja. It's like Nintendo knows which ones I want and is deliberately holding them back lol.

I'm in the exact same boat



#22509 malagu  

Posted 25 April 2015 - 08:18 PM

Splatoon 3 Pack @ Walmart

http://www.walmart.com/ip/44606831



#22510 pistonh   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 April 2015 - 09:08 PM

Splatoon 3 Pack @ Walmart

http://www.walmart.com/ip/44606831

Thanks for the heads up! Got that squid locked in.



#22511 kryenik  

Posted 25 April 2015 - 10:34 PM

We have a chain called Bargain Hunt Superstore here in my town.  I'm not sure how many areas they cover, but they buy damaged merchandise and such from big retailers, and sell it in their store for much less.  They have been a great place to check for Skylander and Infinity figures in the past, but today they came through in a big way...

 

3fCQcaF.jpg

 

If you have one in your area, they are definitely worth a look for those of us who open all of our Amiibos anyway.



#22512 Thatguy1513   Him again.... CAGiversary!   2595 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 April 2015 - 10:35 PM

We have a chain called Bargain Hunt Superstore here in my town. I'm not sure how many areas they cover, but they buy damaged merchandise and such from big retailers, and sell it in their store for much less. They have been a great place to check for Skylander and Infinity figures in the past, but today they came through in a big way...

3fCQcaF.jpg

If you have one in your area, they are definitely worth a look for those of us who open all of our Amiibos anyway.

Lol at compare @ 8 bucks. Obviously they haven't compared the ebay price for a DDD.

#22513 VanillaMushroom  

VanillaMushroom

Posted 26 April 2015 - 12:01 AM

So what's wrong with that DDD?

#22514 kryenik  

Posted 26 April 2015 - 12:20 AM

So what's wrong with that DDD?

The box was slightly crushed and the card was bent.  No big deal since I open them anyway.



#22515 B:L   twitch.tv/BLbeel CAGiversary!   1670 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 26 April 2015 - 12:45 AM

Check the date.

#22516 kryenik  

Posted 26 April 2015 - 01:03 AM

Check the date.

They date every item in the store, and after so many days, they start to discount items.  I picked up a Nyko Wii U gamepad battery for a $1 because they had it in the store for over six months.



#22517 skiizim   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10224 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 26 April 2015 - 02:44 AM

What time is everyone getting in line at TRU on Monday morning?

Not going!



#22518 VanillaMushroom  

VanillaMushroom

Posted 26 April 2015 - 02:55 AM

Not going!


Both of the TRUs in my state have shitty locations. Not worth trying to get out there on a workday morning for a non-guarantee. This one will have to be eBay or a scaler for me.

#22519 Kranekinjar   Scrappy Doo on Xanax CAGiversary!   499 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 April 2015 - 04:25 AM

Not going!

Well, that's good to hear lol.

#22520 ray2dee   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1673 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 26 April 2015 - 05:35 AM

Well, that's good to hear lol.


I thought it opened at 9 but it's 10 so for me maybe 9:30....I don't really like to camp out unless I got buddies to join

#22521 Mako1215   Mr.OneOfWonder Banned   7273 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 26 April 2015 - 05:51 AM

What time is everyone getting in line at TRU on Monday morning?

9am. 



#22522 no658ea3   Ex CEO CAGiversary!   6170 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 26 April 2015 - 05:52 AM

What time is everyone getting in line at TRU on Monday morning?

Got them online and I have school, so nope



#22523 theking20   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4692 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 26 April 2015 - 06:02 AM

i'll probably go at about 8:30 - 9 am

 

will bring my 3ds to play some smash x mario kart while i wait B^)



#22524 arross76  

arross76

Posted 26 April 2015 - 07:27 AM

I already got one online and I have work so I will not be going Monday.. BUT, if I was, I would be there probably no later than 7. That's just me rather being safe than sorry.

When Target has their release, I will be there at least 3 hours prior to opening.

#22525 B:L   twitch.tv/BLbeel CAGiversary!   1670 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 26 April 2015 - 10:48 AM

I'll head over to Toys R Us in the afternoon, there should be plenty of preorders left.

#22526 SgtWiggles   Artist formally known as dgwillia CAGiversary!   11455 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 26 April 2015 - 11:37 AM

I'll head over to Toys R Us in the afternoon, there should be plenty of preorders left.

Not sure if serious



#22527 malagu  

Posted 26 April 2015 - 03:14 PM

Wario at Walmart
http://www.walmart.com/ip/44606834

#22528 nextisland  

nextisland

Posted 26 April 2015 - 03:19 PM

Gonna be at toys r us tomorrow after hitting the gym at 5am so maybe around 7am I'll be there

#22529 malagu  

Posted 26 April 2015 - 03:30 PM

TRU B1G1 40% Off
http://www.toysrus.c...romoId=63266076

#22530 litepink   it was love at first sight CAGiversary!   2967 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 26 April 2015 - 04:59 PM

Thanks for the reminder. Adding to the OP