SNES Classic Pre-orders Placed By Americans At Amazon UK Get Canceled

Posted: Aug 14 2017, 2:37pm CDT | by , in News | Technology News

 
SNES Classic Pre-orders Placed by Americans at Amazon UK Get Canceled

Amazon UK is canceling SNES Classic pre-orders place on launch day with US shipping addresses.

Right after the SNES Classic announcement on June 26, Amazon UK offered pre-orders for the new retro console without shipping restrictions. Many Americans have managed to put a pre-order down on a sleek "PAL" version of the SNES Classic on launch day on Amazon UK. Weeks later, Amazon UK suddenly starts to cancel these pre-orders.

Amazon is claiming delivery restrictions of the SNES Classic as the reason. "Unfortunately, due to delivery restrictions on such items, we won’t be able to send you B071G84PFQ Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System from your order ----blanked order number out----. This is because this item contains flammable, pressurized, corrosive, environmentally hazardous or otherwise harmful substances classified as dangerous goods under the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Air," the email reads, as shared on reddit by DarkJadeBGE.

Several other people confirm on that reddit post that they received similar cancellation emails from Amazon UK. This is almost as bad as the Walmart SNES Classic pre-order disaster, because of the very late cancellation. It has been about six weeks since people placed those pre-orders.

We managed to place a pre-order for a European SNES Classic on the day of the announcement at amazon UK as well. I just checked our pre-order and all is well. We have shipped it to our German office. Seems there is no problem shipping the SNES Classic Mini from the UK to Germany. We will give the SNES Classic Mini away to our readers as soon as it arrives at our offices. As the cancellation shows, you only can be sure that you got a SNES Classic once its in your hands.

On August 1, Nintendo announced that the SNES Classic would be available for pre-order at select retailers late August. To know when more pre-order options open up, we recommend following these best practices for SNES Classic Pre-order notifications.

The best practices include downloading the free The Tracker app. The online inventory tracking app sends a notification to your smartphone when the SNES Classic is available for pre-order at Amazon, Target, Best Buy, Walmart, ToysRUs, and GameStop.

The Tracker app helps you find stock of hard to find products in online stores. The most popular products that users are tracking include the Nintendo Switch and SNES Classic.

You select the products you want from the list of hard to find items. The Tracker triggers a notification on your iPhone or Android smartphone as soon as the product you want is in stock at an online retailer. Tap the notification, and you are ready to hit the buy button at amazon.com or other major online retailers.

With The Tracker app buying hard to find toys, video games, electronics, and other products is now easy and stress-free.

The Nintendo Store in New York confirmed to sell the SNES Classic Edition on September 29, starting at 9 am. Besides the Nintendo Store, it's expected that the Nintendo Switch will be available at Best Buy, Walmart, Target and ToysRUs stores on release day. Amazon is also expected to sell the SNES Classic on release day.

Nintendo announced the $79.99 SNES Classic on June 26. The Super NES Classic Edition will be released on September 29. The SNES Classic Edition is a miniature version of the 90s Super NES console. Nintendo selected 21 games that are pre-installed on the SNES Classic including the never-released Starfox 2.

On paper, the SNES Classic is going to be much easier to purchase than the NES Classic. There is just way more time to find one before the Holidays. Nintendo also promised a much higher number of units. The fact that Nintendo officially announced that the SNES Classic would be available for pre-order means extensive inventory.

The NES Classic pre-order inventory was insufficient and not officially announced. The SNES Classic will be increasingly harder to find closer to the Holidays. Nintendo sold 2.3 million NES Classic consoles worldwide. We estimate based on a leak, that Nintendo is doubling the production of the SNES Classic to 4.6 million to satisfy the global demand for the 16-bit retro console coming in hot from the 90s.

The SNES Classic Edition is one of the hottest products of 2017. To keep up with everything SNES Classic, read the latest SNES Classic news and availability updates.

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Updated: 2018-01-18 08:10:35am

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