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Wanted: Nintendo Switch

AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, Rooster Endurance Member, Rooster Endurance Officers
Sold out everywhere. No stock predicted till June. Wanted to surprise the kids for their bday June 24. Anyone?
abussey1KenElPescadoPelado

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    KHilgendorfKHilgendorf Member, Rooster Endurance Member, POTM
    edited April 16
    eBay? Craigslist? Slowtwitch?
    Mind you they’re heavily marked up on eBay, and likely elsewhere. I have a NES, N64 and Sega Genesis all gathering dust.
    KenElPescadoPeladoMatt
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, Rooster Endurance Member, Rooster Endurance Officers

    eBay? Craigslist? Slowtwitch?
    Mind you they’re heavily marked up on eBay, and likely elsewhere. I have a NES, N64 and Sega Genesis all gathering dust.

    We have Kijiji instead of Craigslist and it's got nothing. Been scanning all the second hand sites, nothing. Birthday ruined, great job Dad.
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    KHilgendorfKHilgendorf Member, Rooster Endurance Member, POTM
    It’ll build character for them. Can’t get everything we want in life, right? Plus, you can use it as a teaching point. At least your kids aren’t in jeopardy of losing their home, they know when their next meal will be, and they’re family members aren’t unconscious, sharing a ventilator to hope to stay alive.

    Play the parental guilt card. It’s all we have once they get to a certain age.
    AaronWebstey
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    Craig_DCraig_D Member, Rooster Endurance Member, POTM
    @AaronWebstey I’ll do some poking around tomorrow and see if I can get one and ship it to you. The money you save in tax will be chewed up by shipping. I’ll email you tomorrow with pricing.
    M_WareKenElPescadoPelado
    Canadian Division
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, Rooster Endurance Member, Rooster Endurance Officers

    It’ll build character for them. Can’t get everything we want in life, right? Plus, you can use it as a teaching point. At least your kids aren’t in jeopardy of losing their home, they know when their next meal will be, and they’re family members aren’t unconscious, sharing a ventilator to hope to stay alive.

    Play the parental guilt card. It’s all we have once they get to a certain age.

    You are right, perspective is important here. I've got it pretty good and in hindsight, this whole post is kind of insensitive on my part.

    They actually have no idea I'm even looking for a Switch, and definitely are not expecting anything. They've just been doing such a great job at being home, doing their schoolwork, not complaining, etc ... and they absolutely love the Mario-related games.

    Thanks to you though, and to @Craig_D for looking and engaging!
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    abussey1abussey1 Member, Rooster Endurance Member
    Let me know when you get one so I can friend you finally
    AaronWebsteywchevronMartinMattCraig_D
    An unprofessional triathlete
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    KHilgendorfKHilgendorf Member, Rooster Endurance Member, POTM
    edited April 18


    They actually have no idea I'm even looking for a Switch, and definitely are not expecting anything.

    Even better. Once the switch is back on the shelves, you can pick one up and give it to them as a, “you were great at not being assholes for the past 3 months in quarantine” gift. My kids are definitely not getting one. Nor am I.
    AaronWebsteyMartinCraig_D
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    Brew_TriBrew_Tri Member, Rooster Endurance Member
    So they started popping back up in stores around here for a little bit last week. Nothing to order online but in the physical store. I'll look the next time I go.
    KenElPescadoPeladoAaronWebsteyCraig_D
    Yay Sports! :#
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, Rooster Endurance Member, Rooster Endurance Officers
    FYI I found one on Best Buy last week, and I think it might actually have shipped. When I bought it the photos still weren't even up on the product page, and it showed out of stock like an hour later. Thank you to everyone for looking :)
    Brew_TriCraig_DMatt
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    Craig_DCraig_D Member, Rooster Endurance Member, POTM
    Nice. Make sure you share with your kids.
    AaronWebsteyMatt
    Canadian Division

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