NES Classic Edition In Stock At Target Stores

Posted: Apr 10 2017, 8:43am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

 
NES Classic Edition in Stock at Target Stores

Target stores continue to be best place to find a NES Classic in stock besides Amazon Prime Now. Updated.

Monday morning the Nintendo NES Classic Edition is showing up in stock again at many Target stores across America. Also Amazon continues to offer the NES Classic through Amazon Prime Now. Nintendo has started to ship new NES Classic inventory two weeks ago and more stores are offering the NES again.

By 9:30am ET, many more in stock alerts for Target Stores have been issued. Target Stores are the best place Monday morning to find a NES Classic in stock. The Nintendo Switch is also in stock at many Target locations this morning.

Target Stores continue to restock the NES Classic edition in small numbers. iStockNow triggered lots of alerts for Target stores in the early morning hours. The amount of NES Classic in stock at Target are round 5 to 6 units.

Getting to a Target store with stock early is essential to score, because of competing shoppers. The reseller prices are still 100% above list, keeping scalpers interested in reselling the NES. The NES reseller offers start just below $120, plus $3.99 shipping on amazon.com from legit appearing resellers.

The first offers in the list on amazon.com seem to be fake offers. We are not at the point that a NES Classic sells for under $100 on the reseller market place. Read our report on the Nintendo Switch and NES Classic Amazon scam for details.

Target somehow is able to get the bulk of Nintendo's new NES Classic edition supply. Target stores receive new NES Classic inventory each day, since about a week.

To find an NES Classic at Target we recommend using iStockNow and BrickSeek in combination. If both services show that the NES is in stock at a select Target store, the likelihood is higher that this is indeed the case. It is also recommended to look for change in the stock information over time.

If a store had zero NES the day before and now shows 12 in stock, then again the likelihood is higher that you find the NES at that store now. We cross-checked the Target store in Fargo (6 in stock) and in Harlem (5 in stock).

It got now a bit easier to find a NES Classic, but the demand is still red hot and competition is fierce. We published a new NES Classic Shopping Guide featuring all methods to find and buy a NES Classic.

Check the NES Classic listing for your Zip code on Amazon Prime Now. Washington DC and Sacramento were the most recent cities given the opportunity to order a NES Classic. The local delivery service of Amazon has offered the NES in select cities. The supply is extremely constraint. Shoppers can get notified about the NES Classic availability on Amazon Prime Now with iStockNow.

Several resellers offer still the original Nintendo NES Controller for $39.99 on Amazon.com. This is though four times the regular price. There are plenty of 3rd party NES controller that sell for around $10.

The NES Classic supply has not improved significantly after months on the market. Target and Walmart stores have been the source of NES hunters a couple weeks ago, but both stores have not gotten significant new inventory in a long time. The last time the NES was on sale on amazon.com for the regular retail price of $59.99 was on Feb. 23.

Find all details on how and where to find a NES Classic in stock in our NES Classic Shopping Guide.

NES Classic on Amazon Prime Now

The only option that has worked in past days is Amazon Prime Now. The local delivery service of Amazon has offered the NES in select cities. The supply is extremely constraint and very sporadic. It is suspicious that only Amazon has the NES in stock and only sells them through Amazon Prime Now. It looks like Amazon set aside some NES inventory to use it to promote its local delivery service.

Amazon only allows one NES Classic order per person. There is strict limit on how many NES an account can order for a set period of time, at least 24 hours.

Ordering a NES via Amazon Prime Now is though great, but its a hassle to spot one in stock and ready for order. It arrives in 2 hours for free in the cities where Amazon Prime Now is available. NES hunters have to refresh the search for the NES Classic for their ZIP code on a regular basis to spot the NES in stock.

About the NES Classic

The $59.99 Nintendo NES Classic Edition console launched on November 11 in stores and online. The supply was extremely constraint in stores and especially online.

The palm-sized NES console, retailing for $59.99 list price, features the classic Nintendo NES controller many geeks have grown up with. The retro console comes pre-installed with 30 classic NES games including Super Mario Bros., Pac-Man, Metroid, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda and Kirby's Adventures. The NES Classic Edition system is a miniaturized version of the groundbreaking NES, originally released in 1985.

The Holiday shopping season 2016 has been dominated by the hunt for Hatchimals and the Nintendo NES classic edition. The NES Classic demand is still strong amidst ongoing shortage. The Best Buy NES Classic and Switch sale on March 29 was worse than a Black Friday sale. We don't expect the sitatution to improve in 2017. The NES Classic will be a hard to find item into the Holiday shopping season 2017.

Read the latest NES Classic Updates and see also our Nintendo Switch Shopping Guide. See also the latest in stock updates of The Tracker by I4U News.

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