That's a shame, thank you for the reply, you've saved me a visit!
Went this morning and they have 3 left (all blue/Red joycons) 2 are bundles so have a game with them (Fortnite?) and were about £220. The only one at this price was the display one on the shelf. I asked to look at the bundle ones and they weren't refurbished at all, scratched screens and general poor quality TBH. So I left empty handed.
Anyone been in recently that can confirm they still have stock?
Bought one from this store back in the summer last year. The one I got was essentially as new and had no signs of previous use. You can ask them to let you look at a few before you purchase but it comes with a full one year Nintendo warranty (included in box). I suspect these are all simply fairly recent returns and there's probably next to no chance of getting a unit that's" un-patched" or "hackable" I paid £150 if I recall correctly? (Yup, just dug out receipt, £149.99)
Theres a hack for the switch out to get homebrew / piracy. I presume the new switches are patched so this isn't possible making the older hackable switches more valuable and rarer as more switches are produced