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SNES Classic back in stock at Kohls


#1 scottman   The ORIGINAL smiley blank face. CAGiversary!   3603 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 09:22 AM

Not sure if this is a sign of a wider restock coming or kohls found a stash somewhere.

 

In stock with no markup, free shipping:

 

https://www.kohls.co...?skuId=81154732



#2 looserattledgamer  

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 10:47 AM

Damn I just bought this version yesterday
https://www.etsy.com...BCABEgJUuPD_BwE

#3 intelligentidiot   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   981 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 11:58 AM

Production supposedly ceased back in December, so I would guess they either found a stash is a warehouse somewhere or acquired overstock from some other company.

#4 lionheart059   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   532 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 01:05 PM

I still see these at my local Target/Walmart all the time.  Honestly forgot they even stopped production :x



#5 romeogbs19   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   2626 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 01:10 PM

I still see these at my local Target/Walmart all the time. Honestly forgot they even stopped production :x


Yup, same. The craze for these among the general masses has clearly passed.

#6 intelligentidiot   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   981 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 01:59 PM

I still see these at my local Target/Walmart all the time.  Honestly forgot they even stopped production :x

I still see NES Classics around stores, but I haven't seen SNES Classic for a couple months. Demand is pretty much gone.



#7 Gore   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   545 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 July 2019 - 05:26 PM

Might be time to finally bite on this and the NES.



#8 scottman   The ORIGINAL smiley blank face. CAGiversary!   3603 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 05:32 PM

Demand is not what it was, but in my area there has been no stock at bestbuy, target, walmart, etc... for months.  Replaced with stock of NES classics.  Not sure where your target is, but only stock appears to be hawaii.  Seems to cost a minimum $120 to order from a 3rd party otherwise.



#9 romeogbs19   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   2626 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 10:52 PM

Looks like all the scalpers got in on it. OOS.

#10 ThatOneGuyWho   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6323 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 11:16 PM

Looks like all the scalpers got in on it. OOS.


No one is scalping those. They barely sell for more than MSRP. It's likely they barely had any to begin with (seeing as Kohl's isn't a major videogame retailer) and people with Kohl's cash bought it.

You know it's possible people just bought it and it sold out.

#11 romeogbs19   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   2626 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 12:48 AM

No one is scalping those. They barely sell for more than MSRP. It's likely they barely had any to begin with (seeing as Kohl's isn't a major videogame retailer) and people with Kohl's cash bought it.

You know it's possible people just bought it and it sold out.

It was just sarcasm. That said, I'm sure many of us have seen people hoard items thinking they're worth something.

 

Personally, I hope some idiots bought this thinking they'll make money. LOL.



#12 zebular   OG Gamer CAGiversary!   718 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 12 July 2019 - 01:54 AM

It was just sarcasm. That said, I'm sure many of us have seen people hoard items thinking they're worth something.

 

Personally, I hope some idiots bought this thinking they'll make money. LOL.

The scalping of these was real dumb, love that they made more than enough. Having said that though, I bet a boxed one in like 10yrs will be worth a decent amount because Nintendo collectors are a whole different breed. Pretty sure you could claim you have an authentic Satoru Iwata pube and sell it for a couple grand.



#13 romeogbs19   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   2626 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 03:36 AM

The scalping of these was real dumb, love that they made more than enough. Having said that though, I bet a boxed one in like 10yrs will be worth a decent amount because Nintendo collectors are a whole different breed. Pretty sure you could claim you have an authentic Satoru Iwata pube and sell it for a couple grand.


That's presuming Nintendo doesn't release another one of these, which based on how they're handling Online seems more than plausible.

#14 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   14305 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 July 2019 - 08:28 PM

If they were thinking clearly, they would have made portable versions of these consoles instead of the Switch Lite. We all know which would have sold like gangbusters vs which will flop hard.



#15 romeogbs19   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   2626 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 10:58 PM

If they were thinking clearly, they would have made portable versions of these consoles instead of the Switch Lite. We all know which would have sold like gangbusters vs which will flop hard.


Agreed. Still very possible if they do in fact make the rumored gameboy classic.

#16 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   22713 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 13 July 2019 - 11:37 PM

If they were thinking clearly, they would have made portable versions of these consoles instead of the Switch Lite. We all know which would have sold like gangbusters vs which will flop hard.

Maybe they are smart and that's what they were planning on doing so they can double dip? 



#17 romeogbs19   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   2626 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 04:06 AM

Maybe they are smart and that's what they were planning on doing so they can double dip? 

Sadly, I have to say if there's one thing Nintendo is becoming exceptional at, it's exploiting nostalgia and taking as much money as it can from its diehard fanboys/girls. It's certainly one of the main reasons I've started to dislike the company, or at least to think of them as not too different from the rest of the industry.



#18 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   14305 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 July 2019 - 05:35 AM

Maybe they are smart and that's what they were planning on doing so they can double dip? 

Why haven't they opened up the store to such magic in a bottle then? They are pretty dense, it seems.



#19 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   22713 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 14 July 2019 - 02:47 PM

Why haven't they opened up the store to such magic in a bottle then? They are pretty dense, it seems.

They will when things aren't going well, but I'd wager they're gonna do something like a GB Classic, and a GBC Classic first... maybe even a N64 Classic, before they go re-visit re-releasing the NES/SNES classics some how. I feel like if they already released NES/SNES in another form so soon, people wouldn't buy them since they just bought the NES/SNES classics. 



#20 Dr_dreadful  

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 08:50 PM

Sadly, I have to say if there's one thing Nintendo is becoming exceptional at, it's exploiting nostalgia and taking as much money as it can from its diehard fanboys/girls. It's certainly one of the main reasons I've started to dislike the company, or at least to think of them as not too different from the rest of the industry.

 

 

I love mini nes and SNES. I sold all my classic gaming stuff when I bought a house and that allowed me to buy new appliances, fixtures, paint the whole house, etc. I dearly miss all those games and systems so the nes and snes mini were great to me personally because I got to hold the original controller, had a system sitting there that looks like the original and I can play some of those old games as they were very easily. It scratched my nostalgic itch very well and made me not miss my original stuff so much. Because I have so many games to play now that my old games just sat in bins but when I am feeling like I want to revisit a childhood game I can easily for a bit and move on.

 

But yes Nintendo is very much about just exploiting nostalgia. They have been for a long time now. Everytime they release a new game its Mario, kirby, smash bros, zelda, animal crossing, donkey Kong, etc released for the 100th time. In the case of the switch more than a year all the first party games were re released of Wiiu games except Mario odyssey but it was still yet Mario again. I mean what they do they do very well but 90% of what they do is still based on decades old games. On the rare occasion they do something completely new its arms, splatoon, or some other game that feels like they were just using it as filler till the next mario or zelda release. Or the labo stuff feels like another gimmick or toy they put out that while well done just feels like a gimmick or toy that they will slowly forget about after a year or so when the novelty wears off. Then you have hardware like the 3ds where they have a hit and then spend the next 10 years just gradually giving less like physical games and charging cords with it and releasing it in dozens of color schemes and changing the hardware just enough to warrant not having a price drop.

 

I like nintendo and all. They have excellent quality and really a unique line of products and way of doing things but i have no love or interest in them anymore. Nintendo used to be a source for excitement for me, but it's all too comfortable, too familiar and too samey for me. It's like nintendo is afraid to not be Nintendo.



#21 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   14305 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 15 July 2019 - 09:27 PM

It's mainly because (like everything these days) Nintendo is run by old men that don't dare deviate from what has worked in the past. Iwata came in and was deathly afraid to even try to shake things up, so his hands are tied. Their values and systems just make it impossible to break through the wall of monotony. But then again, people and their wallets keep convincing them they're doing it right.