How I found a Nintendo Switch at Retail Price and You Can Too!

in gaming •  2 years ago 

Pictured above is my son's excitement after discovering that he received a Nintendo Switch for his birthday. Normally he does not get such expensive gifts but gaming is a family hobby so it was a perfect opportunity. This was the only item he wanted. The problem was finding one at the retail price of $299 and not the Amazon/Ebay price of $400 plus.

I started looking a few weeks before his birthday with little success. Not a single store in the area had one. I decided to look to Reddit. I found a subreddit called Nintendo Switch Deals.

I saw many deals, but they were already sold out. I needed a way to be notified when a deal was posted. I wasn't sure if the official Reddit app had notifications so I turned to IFTTT.

I downloaded the IFTTT app for iPhone. When I clicked to search I noticed that Reddit already had applets made. (Applets are what drives IFTTT)

I clicked on the Reddit icon and found the applet I needed. (New Posts in subreddit notification) Every time someone posted in the Nintendo Switch Deals subreddit I would receive a notification on my iPhone.

I pasted the subreddit name in the setup, turned on the applet and I was ready to go.

Later that same day I was on a walk with my wife when I received a notification that Walmart had the Nintendo Switch in stock online. We stopped mid walk and ordered it. The Switch was delivered to my local Walmart so I could get free shipping and a few days later I had the Nintendo Switch in hand and a few weeks later a very happy son as seen above.

I didn't delete the applet and I am glad because a few days later I received another notification that the new Zelda game Breathe of the Wild was on sale at New Egg for $40.00. I quickly snagged it because that was the one game I was going to purchase.

Just yesterday I received a notification that Amazon had them in stock for Prime users. Below is the notification.

Good luck! And please don't use this to hoard the systems to try and make a few extra bucks. I'm just getting started on Steemit, but for future posts about gaming and other topics follow @legosnjoysticks.

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We are lucky in HK, as long as you're willing to purchase a few games with Switch, you can get it at normal retail place.

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They do have bundles here. I was not able to find one with the game we wanted, and I didn't want to buy the pro controller and all the extras at the time.

This post is so useful! I've been wanting to buy one for a long time

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I've never walked into a store to see one in stock. I still look even though I have one. Thanks!

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Believe or not, Best Buy has them in stock, for me at least. Always go inside and never take the website seriously.

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Wow, they've become really scarce in Ohio. A mom we are friends with wanted to get her son one for his birthday and she tried to find it a few days before and she was out of luck. I would of helped her if she would of asked about it earlier.

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Zelda... ahh the memories., these games inspire me to go on adventures from time to time :)

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That was the toughest game I ever played besides the NES Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game.