The SNES Classic has not been available online since Nov. 28. The next time that the SNES Classic is in stock online appears to be Friday, Dec. 8. GameStop states 12/8/2017 as the release date on their SNES Classic listing on gamestop.com. ThinkGeek, part of GameStop, lets you sign-up to win a chance to order a SNES Classic. The promotion ends on Friday as well.
Not only lets you ThinkGeek buy a SNES Classic, but also an NES Classic. ThinkGeek says that they received a shipment of NES and SNES Classics to their warehouse. If this is already from the new NES Classic production run planned for summer of 2018 is not clear.
ThinkGeek offered the random access to purchase an NES Classic also last year. Customers love this option as they don't have to hurry to try to hit F5 faster than others. The method of inviting customers to buy a SNES Classic online via email, stops shopping bots in their tracks.
"We know that many of you who were hoping to get a Nintendo NES or SNES Classic Edition for the holidays were disappointed by the lack of supply. We feel you. But there’s still some time left, and we’re trying to distribute them in the fairest way we know. We received a shipment of NES and SNES Classics to our warehouse, and we're holding a drawing to let you buy them without having to be at your local store the moment the truck shows up. Because ain't nobody got time for that. All you have to do is sign up here, and if you're one of those randomly selected, we'll email you with instructions on how to buy yours," says ThinkGeek on the sign-up page for the NES and SNES Classic sale.
We have put in an inquiry to GameStop to find out more about the potential SNES Classic sale on Friday. In case the SNES Classic will be in stock online the Tracker app will send out an alert on smartphones and a tweet at @TheTrackerApp as soon as the SNES Classic will be in stock at major online retailers including Amazon, GameStop, Target and others.
Nintendo has so far sold over 2 million SNES Classic units to date. The SNES Classic comes bundled with an HDMI cable, a USB charging cable, two Super NES Classic Controllers, and 21 games, pre-installed and ready-to-play. The 16-bit retro console, first introduced in the 90s is also compatible with the Classic Controller and Classic Controller Pro accessories.
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Find the hottest Holiday 2017 gifts and toys that are hard to find in stock online with the free online inventory tracking app The Tracker. The app will notify you when hard to find Holiday gifts become available online at Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Target and other stores. Here is a brief video showing how the Tracker App works.
The Tracker app is available for free on iOS and Android. You can find the app in the app store with searching for just for "i4u". Alternatively, you can follow @TheTrackerApp Twitter account to receive the in-stock notification on all hard to find products of the season including WowWee Fingerlings, SNES Classic, L.O.L. Surprise, Crate Creatures, Luvabella and more.
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