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Where the hell can I buy a Nintendo Switch?

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Nov 25, 2010
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Where the hell can I buy a Nintendo Switch?

This thing came out in 2015. Why the heck is it still so in demand?

Looking to buy it with my PC Optimum points but seems like no SDM carries it.

ARgHHhhh!
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Stock comes & goes
And not all SDMs carry tech & electronics to begin with

And yes, a lot of PCO Members scoop them up for resale

Either by redeeming PCO Points for them on Bonus Redemption Events
Or earning Bonus Points with purchase on 20x Points Events

But based on all the various threads on Switches

I don’t believe for a minute ... that they are all gone / never to be seen again in an SDM in the GTA or GVR
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High demand, even bestbuy and Amazon doesn't have stock.
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Shoppers Drug Mart isn't exactly known for selling electronics, so even the stock that comes in is very low. Maybe 1 or 2 at a time. When I was trying to get one, I called every Shoppers Drug Mart in a 7km radius and every single store was out of stock. You can redeem PC Optimum points, indeed, but Shoppers' policy is no returns on electronics so people must be desperate.

If you have a Costco membership, the Costco Switch Bundle is a good deal for what it comes with. $449.99 for a Neon Switch, hard carrying case, 128GB microSD card, and $44.99 valued Family membership for Switch Online. Since it's not on the website, you'd either have to check the store or call the store every morning ("1" for administrative staff).

Otherwise, keep checking the Walmart, Amazon, Best Buy, EB Games, The Source, Toys R Us, and London Drugs websites. A RFD user has a stock checking website called StockTrack, and you can use that for quite a few of the retailers that sell the Switch. For Amazon, set up notifications with NowInStock. Most of these stores have reserve and pickup, so you should be doing that, or parcel delivery.
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Just sold my old version of nintendo switch yesterday with 2 physical games for $500.
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iamskyhigh wrote: This thing came out in 2015. Why the heck is it still so in demand?

Looking to buy it with my PC Optimum points but seems like no SDM carries it.

ARgHHhhh!

That's strange. There are tons of them in Montreal Pharmaprix's.
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I'm curious about this too.

I'm looking to buy a Switch console and they seem to be OOS everywhere, and I'm not paying the ransom people are asking on Kijiji or Facebook marketplace.
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kenze wrote:
That's strange. There are tons of them in Montreal Pharmaprix's.
Because people in montreal don't use 20x or redeem points to buy and resell on kijiji.
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If you have a pile of dream air miles I think circa 7,800 something like that you can order from airmiles site the Pokémon edition (what they call Pokémon) which seems to come with the old version of the console only and extra joycons and games and case and such.

Is it worth it to get the old version of the Console with a lesser performing battery I don’t know? Anyone know if the battery improvements are worth it?
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sfayerman wrote: If you have a pile of dream air miles I think circa 7,800 something like that you can order from airmiles site the Pokémon edition (what they call Pokémon) which seems to come with the old version of the console only and extra joycons and games and case and such.

Is it worth it to get the old version of the Console with a lesser performing battery I don’t know? Anyone know if the battery improvements are worth it?
Oh I would also like to know if this is worth it! I’ve been trying to get a switch for a few weeks now with no luck! I have the airmiles to get this bundle.
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Let me know if you decided to buy it. I’m on the fence...saving airmiles for flights in “the future”...my kids already use the switch lite so I don’t need this. The bundle does look good though
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On a similar note.... where can I buy extra joy con's that are not $100.... not sure why these are so expensive
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Bestbuy has bundles with the Starlight game in stock online for $415

Edit: now OOS

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