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Nintendo Switch at Walmart

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May 8, 2016
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Nintendo Switch at Walmart

I've been searching on the net and the best deal so far for the Nintendo Switch package with Splatoon game is at Walmart for $499.xx.

Will the price come down before Christmas?

This will be my present to my 2 kids.
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Don't think it will come down BEFORE xmas as demand for the Switch will be sky high around this time. I'm guessing they will start becoming hard to find again in the coming weeks
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You should have bought one on Black Friday, it was $399.99 for the Switch console and games were on sale for 49.xx I believe (reg.$79.99). Just wait till Boxing day, it will definitely be on sale.
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Botopo wrote:
Dec 3rd, 2017 10:17 pm
You should have bought one on Black Friday, it was $399.99 for the Switch console and games were on sale for 49.xx I believe (reg.$79.99). Just wait till Boxing day, it will definitely be on sale.
$399.99 is the regular price for a Switch.
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Thanks for the replies. I guess I will have to wait a bit and if the price doesn't go down, I'll just but the one at Walamart.
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Botopo wrote:
Dec 3rd, 2017 10:17 pm
You should have bought one on Black Friday, it was $399.99 for the Switch console and games were on sale for 49.xx I believe (reg.$79.99). Just wait till Boxing day, it will definitely be on sale.
Nintendo (as in made by... aka Mario, Zelda, Splatoon, etc) games werent on sale and rarely are. The best deals for Nintendo games are generally via coupon at regular price. For example Source 25 off $100 coupon. Basically means you get $20 of free stuff and $5 off regular price. If you are a senior and want to hint... sdm 20% off on thursday could be a decent deal too ($64 plus whatever promo you combine it with).

Honestly the best deal would get the console by itself then game at source or elsewhere. RCSS tax free event probably being a good choice unless you want to go on a sdm hunt (not much stock but they do have it... you got to either be lucky or willing to spend a lot of time hunting). BF price was regular price, $25 gc, and no tax at RCSS and that deal likely will repeat sometime soon. There was a lineup for it tho... Again core console only but honestly the bundle doesnt save you anything and the game is a dlc not a physical copy (tho some might prefer that, you could just buy it on the estore in that case).
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Best deal (with a few caveats) is buying it at a shoppers drug mart on a 20x optimum points day for 35% back in points.

Buy the switch ($399) and one game ($79) gets you 95600 points. That can be redeemed for $170 of shoppers stuff. That's essentially 35% back in cash.
If you think a $170 credit at SDM is a waste you just wait until feb 1st when that $170 worth of SDM points is automatically converted into $170 worth of PCOptimum points. Then spend those points at any PC grocery store.
The problem is finding a SDM that actually has a switch in stock. And SDM actually having another 20x points day before xmas. And have a use for $170 in SDM points. Or have a use of $170 in pc points and are willing to wait until feb 1st.

Didn't say it was easy. just the best deal.
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Kevinck wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 11:02 am
Best deal (with a few caveats) is buying it at a shoppers drug mart on a 20x optimum points day for 35% back in points.

Buy the switch ($399) and one game ($79) gets you 95600 points. That can be redeemed for $170 of shoppers stuff. That's essentially 35% back in cash.
If you think a $170 credit at SDM is a waste you just wait until feb 1st when that $170 worth of SDM points is automatically converted into $170 worth of PCOptimum points. Then spend those points at any PC grocery store.
The problem is finding a SDM that actually has a switch in stock. And SDM actually having another 20x points day before xmas. And have a use for $170 in SDM points. Or have a use of $170 in pc points and are willing to wait until feb 1st.

Didn't say it was easy. just the best deal.
Best deal would actually be sdm with 20% off and personalized coupon (15x or 20x but its rare to get 20x for an entire week). 20% off for srs every thursday or friend and family every so often on Tuesdays. Its not a common combo and its even harder due to the lack of stock in the first place but its the best possible deal (if you want to be more precise, last thursday of each month due to $10 extra promo card plus 20% and 20x).
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Paigne wrote:
Dec 6th, 2017 5:34 pm
Nintendo (as in made by... aka Mario, Zelda, Splatoon, etc) games werent on sale and rarely are. The best deals for Nintendo games are generally via coupon at regular price. For example Source 25 off $100 coupon. Basically means you get $20 of free stuff and $5 off regular price. If you are a senior and want to hint... sdm 20% off on thursday could be a decent deal too ($64 plus whatever promo you combine it with).

Honestly the best deal would get the console by itself then game at source or elsewhere. RCSS tax free event probably being a good choice unless you want to go on a sdm hunt (not much stock but they do have it... you got to either be lucky or willing to spend a lot of time hunting). BF price was regular price, $25 gc, and no tax at RCSS and that deal likely will repeat sometime soon. There was a lineup for it tho... Again core console only but honestly the bundle doesnt save you anything and the game is a dlc not a physical copy (tho some might prefer that, you could just buy it on the estore in that case).
isnt it more expensive? 499.99 vs 479.99??
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ed116 wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 6:43 pm
isnt it more expensive? 499.99 vs 479.99??
The bundle includes a splatoon carrying case worth/valued at around $20.
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Kevin711 wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 2:15 pm
Costco has a Switch bundle for $379.99, comes with a case and Arms game. Not bad if you want the extra stuff.
That seems too good to be true. A switch ($399) and a game ($79) for $379?
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If you need games for the Switch and not picky, wait just the week before Christmas and some will be on sale.
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Kevinck wrote:
Dec 8th, 2017 9:49 am
That seems too good to be true. A switch ($399) and a game ($79) for $379?
Checked again and its $479 with game and case. Sorry, my mistake.
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The best deal, for me, was getting the Nintendo Switch for 399.99$ and Super Mario Odyssey 59.99$ no tax at RCSS using points. At the end of the day I paid 81 cents to cover leftover from points. RCSS no tax events are some of the best deals around if you have a points card.

I'd wager another big sale being advertised 1-2 weeks out from Boxing Day for exclusive 1 day deals. The only problem is the very very limited stock of electronics that RCSS carries
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I bought mine at Dell, and I think I got a pretty amazing deal.

Price = $399.99
-$15.00 (Coupon Code: $15OFF$199+)
-$38.50 (10% off using unidays student discount)
Subtotal = $346.49
+$24.25 (GST)
+$17.32 (PST)
Total = $388.06
-$27.72 (8% ebates)
-$11.00 (3% Dell ePromotional Card)
Final Total = $349.34.

So basically I paid $311.91 before taxes for a Nintendo Switch.

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