SNES Classic Pre-order: Amazon Sends Out Scary Emails

Posted: Aug 25 2017, 3:25pm CDT | by , in Technology News


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Amazon Updates SNES Classic Pre-orders

Amazon just sent out a confusing email.

Like many of you, I just received an email from Amazon regarding my SNES Classic pre-order. The content of the email is a matter of concern.

The email says: "We're contacting you about order #xxx-xxxxxx-xxxxxx for Super NES Classic. We recently learned that we may miss your delivery promise and apologize for the inconvenience. You will still receive your order of Super NES Classic. We are working hard to ensure you get this item as soon as it is in stock. You can track the status of, or make any changes to, your order under Your Orders on"

My initial analysis is that Amazon is starting to clamp down on the multiple pre-orders. They do it though in the kindest way possible. The email says that you still will receive your orders of the SNES Classic.

Now here is the thing. Amazon did not mention this in the email. I only got this email in reference to my order of the 10 SNES Classic units I put in a few minutes of my first pre-order of a single $79.99 SNES Classic. When I checked my orders, I see that my second order was reduced from ten to one.

This leaves me with an overall of two SNES Classic pre-orders from the August 22 presale. Amazon has corrected their mistake of basically unlimited pre-orders for the SNES Classic.

Amazon's move to list the SNES Classic under a new listing lead to a crucial mistake. They did not limit the number of units you could order. The limit was set to a whopping 30. My guess is that customers will receive one SNES Classic on release day. Any number above will ship later this year. There is a chance that they will not ship at all.

Amazon has offered the SNES Classic for pre-order under a new listing with a different product name on August 22. This unusual way of the SNES Classic pre-order was likely a measure to block shopping bots. At the same time the new listing "Nintendo Digital Downloads/Game Trust Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition" has confused many customers.

While we were able to confirm that the new SNES Classic listing was legit, some people still fear that they did not place a correct pre-order for the SNES Classic.

Amazon has updated earlier today the SNES Classic pre-orders in Customer's accounts under "Your Orders." The SNES Classic orders are now linking to the original SNES Classic listing. The name of the orders remains that long disguised version. The link update should though now put any doubts to rest.

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As said before, in case we will receive the 10 SNES Classic consoles, we will give them away on I4U News. This could now happen later than expected.

The SNES Classic Pre-order windows have closed for now. Five of Nintendo's major retail partners offered the new retro console for pre-order on August 22. All stores are sold out of the SNES Classic. We have published a complete rundown of how the whole SNES Classic pre-order craziness.

The next big chance to get a $79.99 SNES Classic will be on September 29. There is always a chance that more SNES Classic units will be offered for pre-order from now until release day. The pre-order for the Xbox One X just showed up again on Amazon yesterday. Amazon has sold out on Sunday, but the Scorpio Edition was back for a short time.

Get the free Tracker app and select "Notify Me" on the SNES Classic listing to get notified when the next pre-order opportunity or in stock availability for the SNES Classic arise online.

The Tracker app is available on iOS and Android. You can find the app in the app store with searching for just for "i4u".

The SNES Classic will be available at the following online stores:




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Resellers already offer the SNES Classic on eBay for up to $400. These listings will likely all be removed as there is a 30-day release requirement for pre-order listings. Expect legit reseller offers for the SNES Classic to appear on August 29. Once scalpers flood eBay with SNES Classic consoles, we will see what the initial market price for the SNES Classic is.

Amazon has the official SNES Classic companion book again on sale for the low $26.99 (hardcover). Playing With Super Power: Nintendo SNES Classics, by Prima Games, will be released on September 29. The SNES Classic companion book is also available as digital download for only $9.99.

The SNES book Super Power, Spoony Bards, and Silverware: The Super Nintendo Entertainment System will be released on September 8. You can pre-order this Super NES book on for $24.72.

Another SNES book will be published on September 29 called SNES / Super Famicom: A Visual Compendium. Follow I4U News on Twitter to not miss the next SNES Classic availability update.

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