New 3DS XL - Hyrule Limited Edition (£150.65 + P&P) @ amazon.fr
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New 3DS XL - Hyrule Limited Edition (£150.65 + P&P) @ amazon.fr

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Found 4th Feb 2016
As title says, a New 3DS XL Hyrule Edition console for £153. The next cheapest after this is the Nintendo one, with a statue and a charger for £179.99. If you didn't want either, then this saves you a few quid =)

Still can't decide myself if these are going to be worth anything once released. The Majoras Mask edition is worth £280 and the link between worlds one is worth £270 - Thoughts?
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People who scalp are the worst kind of people and they actually harm the value of collectables. Buy if you want it, if you don't want it, let someone who does buy it
rickb84

People who scalp are the worst kind of people and they actually harm the … People who scalp are the worst kind of people and they actually harm the value of collectables. Buy if you want it, if you don't want it, let someone who does buy it



agree completely. most of the supposed "collectable" items are worth less than at release anyway.

how many snes games are worth more than their release price?
rickb84

People who scalp are the worst kind of people and they actually harm the … People who scalp are the worst kind of people and they actually harm the value of collectables. Buy if you want it, if you don't want it, let someone who does buy it



Not that many people scalp £180 consoles.
DannGo

Not that many people scalp £180 consoles.


You'd be surprised
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rickb84

People who scalp are the worst kind of people and they actually harm the … People who scalp are the worst kind of people and they actually harm the value of collectables. Buy if you want it, if you don't want it, let someone who does buy it



Far as I'm concerned, it's capitalism. The item is there to be bought by all and is there to be sold by all.

Every retailer you deal with is a scalper, hence the word re-tailer. They re-sell items they haven't made.Amazon, will buy from a warehouse. They don't make the item. Therefore, Amazon, the biggest retailer in the UK, is a scalper, no one seems to mind. A small seller on the other hand...

Have you ever tried buying stock as a small seller or company? I've sent out 40-50 emails to warehouses, stores and wholesalers asking for stock lists and prices. The majority simply ignore you and a few laugh at you with mocking replies. If wholesalers were actually willing to deal with smaller traders, then we wouldn't need to use commercial sites; but they don't, so it becomes a fight for scraps.

Last point; companies purposefully make limited amounts of items so that the price goes up. E.g. An Xbox Elite controller; gold dust. You really believe Microsoft can't make more of them quicker? They don't because the less there is of an item, the higher its value.
ty ordered, don't think it will get cheaper then this
slacey1070

agree completely. most of the supposed "collectable" items are worth less … agree completely. most of the supposed "collectable" items are worth less than at release anyway.how many snes games are worth more than their release price?



How many bought those snes games for less than their release price, only to see them rise to more than what they had paid for it?

Had it ordered with Nintendo UK but switched my order. Thanks OP. May have to let one of my other special editions go to fund this but imo this is the best looking one yet!
Also, most peripherals that Nintendo has officially released in a gold colour has always been sought after. Unfortunately though it appears the inside of this 3ds xl is black plastic, just a gold outer shell: youtube.com/wat…lN8
hmm, didn't know about this. Already have a Majora's Mask one, and an old Pikachu one, and an Ambassador edition...

I really need to forget this site exists...
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hotfinder

Also, most peripherals that Nintendo has officially released in a gold … Also, most peripherals that Nintendo has officially released in a gold colour has always been sought after. Unfortunately though it appears the inside of this 3ds xl is black plastic, just a gold outer shell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHGs5q-_lN8



Hmmm, weird. I've seen some like this...

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41UkLglF7EL.jpg
Will the money be taken now or upon release?
Great price, been looking at one for ages! So tempted

**EDIT**
Just read up on Amazon's pre-order policy. Order placed, lovely!
Thanks OP.
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Edited by: "drnkbeer" 4th Feb 2016
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No game bundled? Wow and hyrule warriors isn't even large Zelda title worthy of a limited edition imho. Buy to play not stick in a cabinet or drool over Ebenezer style waiting for the day when you can retire to the Bahamas on your shrewd purchase.
Salfordgirl1

Hmmm, weird. I've seen some like this...


I believe those are sticker decals you can put onto the black plastic. They come in the box. operationrainfall.com/201…ed/
Edited by: "hotfinder" 4th Feb 2016
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rickb84

People who scalp are the worst kind of people and they actually harm the … People who scalp are the worst kind of people and they actually harm the value of collectables. Buy if you want it, if you don't want it, let someone who does buy it



I so just brought 3 of these to scalp people over the next few months Scalping is awesome!
HOT. Don't play Zelda, buts its a nice collectible console. Big fan of the themed consoles.
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otterboxer

No game bundled? Wow and hyrule warriors isn't even large Zelda title … No game bundled? Wow and hyrule warriors isn't even large Zelda title worthy of a limited edition imho. Buy to play not stick in a cabinet or drool over Ebenezer style waiting for the day when you can retire to the Bahamas on your shrewd purchase.



Dont be fooled by the whole Nintendo collectibles thing. I brought a Gamecube in 2001 and kept it in the loft, sealed and sold it last year. Paid £50 originally, made £170 on eBay. A profit of £120, took 14 YEARS to make that. 14 YEARS to make £120? you are better of saving money in a bank.

These things aint worth jack in the long term BUT... you can make quick killings in the short term (i.e. buy now for £150 and sell for £200 in a few months).
stuartjohnwhitehead

Dont be fooled by the whole Nintendo collectibles thing. I brought a … Dont be fooled by the whole Nintendo collectibles thing. I brought a Gamecube in 2001 and kept it in the loft, sealed and sold it last year. Paid £50 originally, made £170 on eBay. A profit of £120, took 14 YEARS to make that. 14 YEARS to make £120? you are better of saving money in a bank.These things aint worth jack in the long term BUT... you can make quick killings in the short term (i.e. buy now for £150 and sell for £200 in a few months).



A Gamecube isn't the most collectible of Nintendo things, unless it's a specific colour or Panasonic Q. But plenty of Nintendo things do indeed rocket in price. They're not going to make you a millionaire, but a profit is a profit.
stuartjohnwhitehead

Dont be fooled by the whole Nintendo collectibles thing. I brought a … Dont be fooled by the whole Nintendo collectibles thing. I brought a Gamecube in 2001 and kept it in the loft, sealed and sold it last year. Paid £50 originally, made £170 on eBay. A profit of £120, took 14 YEARS to make that. 14 YEARS to make £120? you are better of saving money in a bank.These things aint worth jack in the long term BUT... you can make quick killings in the short term (i.e. buy now for £150 and sell for £200 in a few months).



If that was a Zelda limited console (particularly the purple variant) you would be seeing a considerable return. You only have to check past listings for on ebay to see that these really dont decrease much.

If you are looking for a 3ds to play, maybe this isnt for you. If your looking for a peice of collactable Zelda hardware then this is a must.

I must say though that Nintendo really are taking the p1ss with this though, 4th Zelda 3ds?

*sighs... clicks pre-order,
stuartjohnwhitehead

Dont be fooled by the whole Nintendo collectibles thing. I brought a … Dont be fooled by the whole Nintendo collectibles thing. I brought a Gamecube in 2001 and kept it in the loft, sealed and sold it last year. Paid £50 originally, made £170 on eBay. A profit of £120, took 14 YEARS to make that. 14 YEARS to make £120? you are better of saving money in a bank.These things aint worth jack in the long term BUT... you can make quick killings in the short term (i.e. buy now for £150 and sell for £200 in a few months).


How on earth did you get a console that launched at £129 in 2002 (here, anyway, unless it was imported) for £50 in 2001?
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reddragon105

How on earth did you get a console that launched at £129 in 2002 (here, … How on earth did you get a console that launched at £129 in 2002 (here, anyway, unless it was imported) for £50 in 2001?



Aye, tis a good point. Must have been 2002, not sure exactly when tbh beyond it was early 2000's. It was £50 in Dixons in a sale, it was the Mario Kart Pak version.
stuartjohnwhitehead

Aye, tis a good point. Must have been 2002, not sure exactly when tbh … Aye, tis a good point. Must have been 2002, not sure exactly when tbh beyond it was early 2000's. It was £50 in Dixons in a sale, it was the Mario Kart Pak version.


Ah, might that have been when Dixons were closing down? As Mario Kart came out at the end of 2003 and Dixons went under in 2004 and I seem to remember getting a really cheap PS2 or Xbox from them when that happened. I got my GameCube in summer 2003 but it was around £200 - and that was preowned from eBay - although that was with about 5 games, including Wind Waker and Metroid Prime which were both holding their value at around £30 each.
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stuartjohnwhitehead

Dont be fooled by the whole Nintendo collectibles thing. I brought a … Dont be fooled by the whole Nintendo collectibles thing. I brought a Gamecube in 2001 and kept it in the loft, sealed and sold it last year. Paid £50 originally, made £170 on eBay. A profit of £120, took 14 YEARS to make that. 14 YEARS to make £120? you are better of saving money in a bank.These things aint worth jack in the long term BUT... you can make quick killings in the short term (i.e. buy now for £150 and sell for £200 in a few months).

I'm never fooled. I commend your patience, I miss my gamecube.
stuartjohnwhitehead

Dont be fooled by the whole Nintendo collectibles thing. I brought a … Dont be fooled by the whole Nintendo collectibles thing. I brought a Gamecube in 2001 and kept it in the loft, sealed and sold it last year. Paid £50 originally, made £170 on eBay. A profit of £120, took 14 YEARS to make that. 14 YEARS to make £120? you are better of saving money in a bank.These things aint worth jack in the long term BUT... you can make quick killings in the short term (i.e. buy now for £150 and sell for £200 in a few months).




Better off sticking it in a bank?
Maybe if you could get around 6.5% interest every single year.
Salfordgirl1

Last point; companies purposefully make limited amounts of items so that … Last point; companies purposefully make limited amounts of items so that the price goes up. E.g. An Xbox Elite controller; gold dust. You really believe Microsoft can't make more of them quicker? They don't because the less there is of an item, the higher its value.



I agreed with your post except this last bit, it's not true in this case. MS is the only supplier of the controller, they set the price to maximise profit. It has nothing to do with availability or 'supply' since they have full control over the price (unless a retailer wanted to loss lead, which they might at the margin). MS will simply have chosen a price to maximise their profit, given the cost of production and anticipated demand. if selling it for less, meant the additional sales induced higher net profit, they would. you are getting confused with product differentiation through innovation, to drive increased market price, and collusive behaviour of resellers...
stuartjohnwhitehead

I so just brought 3 of these to scalp people over the next few months I so just brought 3 of these to scalp people over the next few months Scalping is awesome!



Another kind of "worst people"
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fwibble

Another kind of "worst people"



I'm just making money, no worse than any big chain store

Edited by: "stuartjohnwhitehead" 4th Feb 2016
Wow, didn't know this was being released.. Nicer looking than the Majora's Mask one I have. Can count the times I've played on that on one hand. Also didn't know that it's held it's value on eBay so nice to know I'll get my money back if I decide to get rid of it..
Edited by: "LGB87" 4th Feb 2016
Ive got an itchy scalp....can i buy limited edition nintendo shampoo from the chemist?
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rickb84

People who scalp are the worst kind of people and they actually harm the … People who scalp are the worst kind of people and they actually harm the value of collectables. Buy if you want it, if you don't want it, let someone who does buy it


Scalping is bad but not illegal.
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stuartjohnwhitehead

I'm just making money, no worse than any big chain store


If you scalp more than I do then you're worse than me.
anyone know if the box will be the same as the UK?
I scalp all the time you have to to get by nowadays thats why im on this site. To scalp......
Oh dear, not sure how to feel about this. Bought the Majora's mask edition albeit through considerable effort. Don't fancy forking out for this one too, though the niggling temptation is present. Hopefully Nintendo won't over saturate the limited edition niche thereby devaluing their previous offerings.
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online2014

I scalp all the time you have to to get by nowadays thats why im on this … I scalp all the time you have to to get by nowadays thats why im on this site. To scalp......


I don't blame ya. Easy money.
How does this work with charging? will this still have the uk adapter, or will I have to use another adapter to lower/higher the watts?
TJ95

How does this work with charging? will this still have the uk adapter, … How does this work with charging? will this still have the uk adapter, or will I have to use another adapter to lower/higher the watts?


As far as I am aware the European 3ds consoles are all the same, the one I bought from Amazon.es charges normally from a UK charger.
This console doesn't come with a charger.

Can anyone help with my query please?
I have preordered this (thanks OP) but as they take the payment at time of dispatch surely what you pay will depend on the exchange rate at that time? I looked into preordering in sterling but it said it had to be dispatched within 14 days to do it that way?
Edited by: "sooziewoo" 10th Feb 2016
AFAIK that's correct. So the saving on this deal will vary depending on the exchange rate when they take the money. I think it is already a couple of quid worse off.

That said, still cheaper than anywhere in the UK if you don't want a statue or charger.
I preordered when it was posted and it would not let me pay in GBP. I cancelled my preorder yesterday and managed to order again, this time in GBP. It was £167!
I did not complete the order and I decided to get it from Nintendo store UK for 180 with Skull Kid. I will sell him on Ebay and it will work out about the same price, but less risk if something is wrong with the console.
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catt466

I preordered when it was posted and it would not let me pay in GBP. I … I preordered when it was posted and it would not let me pay in GBP. I cancelled my preorder yesterday and managed to order again, this time in GBP. It was £167!I did not complete the order and I decided to get it from Nintendo store UK for 180 with Skull Kid. I will sell him on Ebay and it will work out about the same price, but less risk if something is wrong with the console.



Price has gone up since then.

You cancelled your £153 order (Which would have been honoured and if it went any lower they would have refunded you the difference) Just so you could re-order it for a higher price. Not sure what inspired you to cancel the order, you could just have used a currency converter?

It is now £167, yes. But at the time of posting it was £153. Prices change, who would have thunk it.
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