Gaming fans in Western Washington are getting a last chance to buy a Nintendo NES Classic – one of the most-sought items of the holiday season – with days to go before Christmas.
The $60 retro gaming console is sold out virtually everywhere, except for on eBay where it’s selling for nearly three times the price.
Dedicated gaming fans on the hunt know that the NES hits shelves in bursts at a variety of brick-and-mortar and online stores from Toys-R-Us to Urban Outfitters, but the item sells out in seconds.
Gaming publication Polygon writes that GameStop expects a small number of units to be in their physical stores this week nationwide.
“GameStop has again received another limited shipment of Nintendo NES Classics,” the notice obtained by Polygon said. “Only available in store, not online. GameStop recommends that customers call their local stores to determine local quantities.”
Amazon Prime Now is also offering last-chance sales of the console, again, but the offer excludes Seattle.
Chances are getting slim on finding a console before Christmas – in store and online alike.
But if you are looking to get a retro console before Christmas, you could always try the real thing. Shoppers can look for a legit retro console at Game Gurus in North Seattle, where shelves are filled with everything from the real NES to Sega.
Nintendo said it’ll continue to produce new units and hopes to make a “steady flow” of consoles available through early 2017.
Deal-hunting forums on FatWallet.com and BfAds.net also allow shoppers to “keep their ear to the ground” for new shipments, he said.
© 2020 Cox Media Group