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#1141 n64ra   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2154 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 18 November 2015 - 04:33 PM

Found a modern 8 bit Mario at a Walmart in Nashville today. Card was pretty bent, and was the only one on the pegs, but I was still excited to find one early. Until I got to the register and it was blocked from sale. Oh well, was fun for a minute to have it!

I assume you hid him somewhere that no one will likely find him before you return on BF.



#1142 HelloooNurse  

HelloooNurse

Posted 18 November 2015 - 05:00 PM

Besides, I don't know if ebay/Amazon/ect prices are a particularly good indicator of rarity anymore.  I mean hell I just bought Ike + Robin for under $30 NiB (including shipping) and they are about as rare as it gets.  Shit, the Japanese versions of both are still up on Amazon for around $15 each.  I guess the point is, as the collectors get their hands on these, even the "rare" ones will drop in price since demand will plummet.

 

That's very true. Inflated third party market prices don't exactly indicate rarity. I was just saying the current price isn't bad if you've got to have a Pit right now.

Demand is definitely affected by more than rarity. I went a long time without an Ike, because I wasn't as interested in him as a character. Still, I don't remember Ike ever being prohibitively expensive for me, unlike Marth, Lucina, and Robin.

 

I've noticed that Ike, Palutena, and Dark Pit haven't done as well as similar characters such as Lucina, Robin, Pit--even accounting for spikes and plummets in demand before, during, and after release.

Numerous factors determine the going third party market rate, but I'm thinking popularity is a major factor in the discrepancy between Ike and Robin/Lucina and between Pit and Palutena/Dark Pit. But there's the Age of the Amiibo Craze to consider too, which drove up ebay prices senselessly. I can't even.



#1143 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   22406 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 18 November 2015 - 05:05 PM

Still holding out of a Robin and Lucina restock. Surprised they haven't gotten one already. 



#1144 pcx4487   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   75 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 18 November 2015 - 05:15 PM

Got a shipping confirmation from Bestbuy for my Falco. I'm an elite member and I open mine, so I'm not too worried about packaging.



#1145

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 05:44 PM

That's very true. Inflated third party market prices don't exactly indicate rarity. I was just saying the current price isn't bad if you've got to have a Pit right now.

Demand is definitely affected by more than rarity. I went a long time without an Ike, because I wasn't as interested in him as a character. Still, I don't remember Ike ever being prohibitively expensive for me, unlike Marth, Lucina, and Robin.

 

I've noticed that Ike, Palutena, and Dark Pit haven't done as well as similar characters such as Lucina, Robin, Pit--even accounting for spikes and plummets in demand before, during, and after release.

Numerous factors determine the going third party market rate, but I'm thinking popularity is a major factor in the discrepancy between Ike and Robin/Lucina and between Pit and Palutena/Dark Pit. But there's the Age of the Amiibo Craze to consider too, which drove up ebay prices senselessly. I can't even.

Yeah those are all good points.  Honestly I couldn't give a damn about Ike, and I didn't have any great love for ROB or Ness either.  I just bought those for the sake of having a complete collection (and cause ROB was forced upon me by that 3 pack lol).  Ike certainly doesn't stand out like most of the others do though.

 

Maybe I'm biased though, I never was able to play the GC/Wii Fire Emblems so I can't appreciate Ike the way I do virtually every other character in the main roster.



#1146 Saphoon   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1848 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 November 2015 - 06:26 PM

Got a shipping confirmation from Bestbuy for my Falco. I'm an elite member and I open mine, so I'm not too worried about packaging.

So that's why my Mewtro arrived late - because of you elite bastards. Mine was packed right and sustained no damage, but the package was flawed anyway, so back it went.

#1147 elessar123  

Posted 18 November 2015 - 06:48 PM

So that's why my Mewtro arrived late - because of you elite bastards. Mine was packed right and sustained no damage, but the package was flawed anyway, so back it went.

:roll:



#1148 Beatles   Cartoon Character CAGiversary!   4348 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 November 2015 - 07:15 PM

So that's why my Mewtro arrived late - because of you elite bastards. Mine was packed right and sustained no damage, but the package was flawed anyway, so back it went.


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#1149 Tyrok   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1901 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 November 2015 - 07:52 PM

Why, Best Buy, why?

 

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This one in particular tends to get a little carried away with spider wrapping things, but seriously?

I agree that's a bit ridiculous but you wouldn't believe the amount of shit that gets stolen from some Best Buys.



#1150 abbabaab   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1890 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 November 2015 - 07:57 PM

So that's why my Mewtro arrived late - because of you elite bastards. Mine was packed right and sustained no damage, but the package was flawed anyway, so back it went.

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#1151

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 08:00 PM

I agree that's a bit ridiculous but you wouldn't believe the amount of shit that gets stolen from some Best Buys.

Are investing in a few glass cases or those little black chain link cages they keep the consoles in at my local store really out of the question?



#1152 Tyrok   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1901 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 November 2015 - 08:22 PM

Are investing in a few glass cases or those little black chain link cages they keep the consoles in at my local store really out of the question?

Yeah they obviously should have just put it in a clear security case. Wrapping up a product like that is pretty dumb since you wouldn't even need a knife to get the amiibos out if you really wanted to.



#1153 litepink   it was love at first sight CAGiversary!   2854 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

Posted 18 November 2015 - 08:54 PM

via @amiiboalerts -

 

Mega Yarn Yoshi pre-order on Amazon.fr - http://www.amazon.fr...uct/B014VIKY5W/

 

$47 shipped to the US



#1154 icpmattj   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   766 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 18 November 2015 - 09:07 PM

Got email notice of falco being shipped

 

 

Also back when mewtwo was available for order but shipping was being charged. I went ahead and ordered one anyway and called in to get the shipping charges credited back. Well that did that with no issues and that was the day that mewtwo went up.Well today i get an email saying there was an error on the order and that i was being refunded for the shipping charges.I checked my bestbuy account and got credited back for shipping twice.



#1155 yokofox33   House Stark CAGiversary!   1399 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 18 November 2015 - 09:13 PM

via @amiiboalerts -

 

Mega Yarn Yoshi pre-order on Amazon.fr - http://www.amazon.fr...uct/B014VIKY5W/

 

$47 shipped to the US

I ordered one. I realize the 20% coupon essentially makes this thing ~34 dollars, but I don't have many TRUs in the area, and each one I called sold out in like 5 minutes. To pay 7 bucks above MSRP (really only like 4 with tax) is worth it just to secure one. 



#1156 DetectiveConanA113  

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 01:30 AM

Via Reddit:

Standalone Chibi-Robo amiibo is an Amazon exclusive. Pre-orders will go live at 2pm PT tomorrow. Release date is 11/30.
Two per customer. 1-click ordering will NOT be disabled.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B016S5DC3M

#1157 tubtub   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   778 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 19 November 2015 - 02:20 AM

Via Reddit:
Standalone Chibi-Robo amiibo is an Amazon exclusive. Pre-orders will go live at 2pm PT tomorrow. Release date is 11/30.
Two per customer. 1-click ordering will NOT be disabled.http://www.amazon.com/dp/B016S5DC3M


For people who keep them boxed looks like the packaging is full size and different from the packaging for the one that came with the game

#1158 Saphoon   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1848 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 19 November 2015 - 03:50 AM

For people who keep them boxed looks like the packaging is full size and different from the packaging for the one that came with the game

It's more or less the same packaging the Japanese standalone version has.



#1159 Saphoon   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1848 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 19 November 2015 - 03:55 AM

Got email notice of falco being shipped

Mine hasn't been shipped yet.



#1160 megacity_olu   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   52 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

megacity_olu

Posted 19 November 2015 - 04:01 AM

Hi guys. Please forgive me for not reading the whole thread, but Ike is $15.13 on Amazon right now with free shipping for prime members. Its the JP version, so for collectors that are looking to complete a US set, this may be a no go. I just ordered one for my opened collection.



#1161 soonersfan60   Longing for retro CAG... CAGiversary!   4350 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 04:32 AM

Ike will be re-stocked as a Gamestop exclusive if you can wait for a bit.



#1162 KnightOfTruth   Suikoden Collector CAGiversary!   1609 Posts   Joined 5.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 05:13 AM

Decided to pass on the Mega Yarn Yoshi on Sunday as I had more important things to do that day -- figures he'd sell like hot cakes.  Now I'm back to missing one!



#1163 Zazoo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   317 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 19 November 2015 - 05:20 AM

It's possible they just really didn't like Festival.

 

Lolwat. Sounds like they must have been punishing their kids or something. Those things arent even a week old.

 

 

Holy cow! No way that guy was in his right mind. Congrats on your haul!

 

 

Haha,  I hadn't even considered that possibility. That's probably it. Gosh, those trade-in values gotta be low with the sale going on.

 

 

Guy worked at Target, They get them for free and he had no interest in them.  Saw a few more at another gamestop I went to this afternoon to trade in the extras. They are giving $6 for the animal crossing amiibos.  I paid less than what that guy got in trade in for all of them.


Saw the 8 Bit Mario Classic Color on the shelf today at Target. They had 4


 

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#1164 batman1939   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1374 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 19 November 2015 - 05:21 AM

via @amiiboalerts -
 
Mega Yarn Yoshi pre-order on Amazon.fr - http://www.amazon.fr...uct/B014VIKY5W/
 
$47 shipped to the US


Coming out $52 for me unless I did something wrong. If I order it though I'm sure I'll find it at a store.

#1165 megacity_olu   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   52 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

megacity_olu

Posted 19 November 2015 - 05:32 AM

Ike will be re-stocked as a Gamestop exclusive if you can wait for a bit.

Any chance of some unicorns getting stocked? (Dedede? Lucina? Robin? Palutena?)



#1166 io   ... Super Moderators   24648 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 19 November 2015 - 05:34 AM

Strolled into TRU late Weds evening and picked up Villager.  That's the first time I've ever seen that as anything other than an empty peg.   Unfortunately I couldn't think of a second to buy for the 2 for $22 deal.  I pretty much had all the rest except for maybe Pac-Man.  So I just bought a second Villager instead.  I saw the signs that limited Mega Yoshi's (and some of the other ones they still had there like Tom Nook) to one per person but of course didn't see one anywhere.

 

And man are the Skylanders overwhelming now.  I think both DI and Skylanders have really oversaturated the market.  The only thing I'm buying now are Amiibos just because they are Nintendo.  We're not even really using the figures.  I was going to get Amiibo Festival but the reviews are horrendous so I'll wait for a super-cheap deal.  It is really too bad they couldn't have made a good game out of it.  Hopefully a real Animal Crossing game comes out soon and they make good use of the Amiibos.

 

I also had to venture into Walmart (shudder) to return the online order that I had forgotten I put in a few months back for the AC triple-pack.  I ended up getting one from Best Buy with GCU so I got my $35 back on the Walmart one.  Walmart's Amiibo section was pathetic.  I can't believe Nintendo gives them exclusives.  They had about 10 Amiibo's locked in the case with the games and they were all the super-commons.  Even their Skylanders, Lego Dimensions, and DI sections were pathetically small.  Target, Best Buy, TRU, and even Fred Meyer (a Pacific NW grocery chain with an Electronics section) has much more comprehensive "Toys To Life" sections.  Walmart doesn't deserve exclusives for those crappy displays.



#1167 Zazoo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   317 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 19 November 2015 - 05:44 AM

 

 

And man are the Skylanders overwhelming now.  I think both DI and Skylanders have really oversaturated the market.  The only thing I'm buying now are Amiibos just because they are Nintendo.  We're not even really using the figures.  I was going to get Amiibo Festival but the reviews are horrendous so I'll wait for a super-cheap deal.  It is really too bad they couldn't have made a good game out of it.  Hopefully a real Animal Crossing game comes out soon and they make good use of the Amiibos.

 

 

Yes they are. Geeze I'm glad I gave up on skylanders. I only have the Original DI and I'm happy with that. I'd love the 3.0 for star wars but I can wait until its dirt cheap.

I dont think Amiibo Festival is horrible but they could have done so much more with it. I picked it up since I got it for under $35 by stacking it with Target Registry Coupon, B2g1 free Wishlist coupon and $10 off 100.  I figure $15 for the game isn't horrible. If they were available I wold have bought the Amiibos included for $10 each so $35 for everything not to shabby. I have to have all the Animal Crossing Amiibos =D



#1168 T Wrong  

Posted 19 November 2015 - 05:52 AM

Strolled into TRU late Weds evening and picked up Villager. That's the first time I've ever seen that as anything other than an empty peg. Unfortunately I couldn't think of a second to buy for the 2 for $22 deal. I pretty much had all the rest except for maybe Pac-Man. So I just bought a second Villager instead. I saw the signs that limited Mega Yoshi's (and some of the other ones they still had there like Tom Nook) to one per person but of course didn't see one anywhere.


You could've used TRU's 20% off one regular priced item. That's what I did since I didn't want a second amiibo.

#1169 wargod   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   725 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 19 November 2015 - 06:07 AM

Falco Nov 20th - Check

Lottie Nov 22nd - Check

 

Modern 8 bit Mario - Black Friday - Hell no I'd rather pay the premium online for the US version than go to Wal-mart on Black Friday....

 

Shovel Knight Dec 18th

Lucus - Jan 22nd

Resetti - Jan 22nd

Blathers - Jan 22nd

Celeste - Jan 22nd

Kicks - Jan 22nd

Gold Mega Man Feb 23rd

Wolf link - Mar 4th

Shadow Mewtwo - Spring 16

Timmy & Tommy - TBD

Kapp'n - TBD

Rover - TBD

Roy - TBD

Ryu - TBD

Cloud - TBD

Fanticom ROB - TBD



#1170 SlayerX11  

SlayerX11

Posted 19 November 2015 - 06:23 AM

Falco Nov 20th - Check

Lottie Nov 22nd - Check

 

Modern 8 bit Mario - Black Friday - Hell no I'd rather pay the premium online for the US version than go to Wal-mart on Black Friday....

 

Shovel Knight Dec 18th

Lucus - Jan 22nd

Gold Mega Man Feb 23rd

Roy - TBD

Ryu - TBD

Walmart is open most the day thanksgiving, you could go in early get near the area they would be, wait around abit or go shopping for normal grap, get there 5 min to black friday time and get yours and leave. I got a bluray player like this 2yrs ago, i went in like 20min to start time, found out where it was, when it was time to go, grapped bluray and was out the store 5min later as the lines were short as ppl were still looking for other stuff.

 

Or you could pay a tad extra and order one online, avoid all this and spend your thanksgiving doing other stuff :) Hopefully these will pop up online during the Thanksgiving/Black Friday weekend.

 

 

I'll be going to best buy for some games first and then maybe Walmart/target if I feel like it. Im hoping some these deals pop up online and I can avoid it all :)