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There’s a Must-See BH Cosmetics Sale Going On Now

The BH Cosmetics official website is having a sale on popular palettes, makeup tools, and lashes. Generally speaking, the consistently good-quality makeup brand offers...

New Nintendo Switch Model, Designated OLED, Coming Soon

Nintendo recently announced that they will be releasing the Nintendo Switch OLED model, a new version of the Switch we all know and love. This new hardware revision will include a larger screen, an ethernet port, 64 gigabits of storage, and improved audio performance. The launch date for this new OLED Switch is set for October 8th which is also the release date for Metroid: Dread. Unfortunately, there is no evidence that there will be a Metroid-themed model, but that also doesn’t mean it isn’t a possibility...

Finding an Xbox Series X|S in June 2021

Even many months after its debut, finding an Xbox Series X|S is not particularly easy. Even though they are sporadically restocked at a number of retailers, they tend to be bought out very quickly, even if the stock is in the form of a very expensive bundle. Making matters worse is the way restocks often occur without much notice, so a lot of people don’t even know stock was available until it is sold out again.

GameStop (GME) Is Up Over 6500% Over The Last Year – Does That Mean...

It wasn’t that long ago, so most everyone probably remembers the Reddit fueled Wall Street battle for GameStop that happened earlier this year. Thanks to very large number of people trying to bump up the chain’s value, GameStop’s stock value is actually ten times higher right now than it was at the beginning of 2021. One might think this was actually a good thing for the company, having good value after the debacle that was 2020, but unfortunately, this stock increase has very little to do with the actual performance of the business. This is made pretty clear by GameStop’s fourth quarter and 2020 fiscal year results.

The Best Way to Track Down a PS5 During Poor Stock Situations

New consoles are hard to find when they are first released, under any circumstances. But with COVID going on, causing delays and stock shortages, getting your hands on a PS5 is extremely difficult right now. When these much-desired pieces of technology are restocked, they are almost always bought out in an extremely short amount of time. In other words, it’s really hard to find these things, and we’re going to go over how to maximize your chances of finding one for yourself.

A New Mario Themed Red and Blue Nintendo Switch is Now Available

Everyone remembers the scenario with the Nintendo Switch, in which it was nearly impossible to find the console at a fair price. Scalpers were at large, stock was coming in pretty slowly, and people were buying the things as fast as they appear on shelves. Thankfully the situation isn’t quite as bad anymore, though things aren’t perfect. That being said, if you still haven’t gotten your hands on a Nintendo Switch or you just want another one for whatever reason, there’s a new limited-edition Mario-themed Red and Blue Nintendo Switch that just came out for you to consider.

Pre-Orders For Xbox Series X Are Available Now

The real question is where you can begin pre-ordering the Microsoft Xbox Series X: a number of different retailers are already showing stock, as well as the availability to pre-order. This includes Best Buy, which is no real surprise to anyone, but you can also find them at Sam’s Club. Listing for preorders went live on the usual retailer websites today, including Target, Walmart, Microsoft, and GameStop, but as quickly as the listings appeared, they were sold out. No big surprise there either, as everyone probably jumped on the opportunity to pre-order the new consoles as swiftly as possible.

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The Nintendo Switch Lite Is In Stock Once Again At Particular Stores

If you’ve been keeping up with the Nintendo Switch situation, then you probably know that finding one over the past few months has been quite an ordeal. With the pandemic going on, people starting staying home far more than they were used to, and the boredom of such a thing set in quite quickly. Just like that, folks were looking for new ways to entertain themselves, and so the Nintendo Switch became absurdly popular very quickly. In no time at all, it was almost impossible to find the console at any storefront, and the ones you could find online were generally sold at exorbitant prices.

Apple Provides Details On Their Plan To Safely Reopen Their Physical Retail Stores

This week, at least 25 physical retail stores for Apple will be reopened. Head of Retail, Deidre O’Brien, released a letter on the company’s website, which covers the details of how Apple plans to safely reopen their stores. Back in March, Apple closed down all of its physical stores outside of those in Greater China. Most Chinese stores have reopened already, though Apple is still in the process of laying out their plan for opening others in other areas.

Are We About To See A Food Shortage In The United States?

Crude oil is cheaper than most items on a McDonald’s dollar menu. Airlines are flying empty planes in order to maintain hanger privileges. And now people are starting to realize that hoarding toilet paper may not have been such a good idea since the stores keep managing to stock shelves on a daily basis. However, as we hit month two of a nation under lockdown, we as a nation might soon begin to encounter the true impact of this pandemic as supply lines and providers worry of a potential food shortage coming to a neighborhood near you in the near future.

The cruel action some Instacart customers are guilty of

During this pandemic, thousands of stories of Americans coming together to help one another, to be an example of goodness and good citizenship, going out of their way to perform extreme acts of kindness, have made the newscycle a little more lighthearted in the midst of all this fear and anxiety. However, some of our neighbors may be part of a large series of unethical behavior that is leaving essential employees stuck with enough work being lied to and abused.

The Coronavirus Has Cancelled Switch Shipments In Japan

Nintendo just recently halted all shipments of both the Switch and Switch Lite in Japan. According to a report from Nikkei, they just can’t keep up with the demand for the console, which is steadily growing due to the Coronavirus and the fact that everyone is staying home to play games. Of course, COVID-19 is also making it much more difficult to manufacture Switches, so the core of the problem lies there.

What’s going on with Facebook and hand sanitizer ads?

Among the recent trends of facemasks, people hoarding toilet paper, and the social distancing we’ve all had to embrace as of late, one thing you may have noticed online are the strange amount of advertisements for hand sanitizer, or maybe the lack of them appearing on the most popular social media platform in the world- Facebook.

GameStop Will Close More Than 300 Stores In 2020

GameStop has claimed that it will close down more than 300 stores this year. However, the game retailer made sure to note that this has nothing to do with COVID-19: this plan was in motion before the pandemic. This announcement was made by Chief Financial Officer Jim Bell during the most recent fiscal earnings call.

The Nintendo Switch is sold out all over the place, making prices more expensive...

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The Nintendo Switch is sold out all over the place, making prices more expensive than usual

If there’s one thing that can keep people entertained during quarantine, it’s video games.

You may have noticed that Nintendo Switch pricing seems to be significantly higher than normal. It's been like this for a while and may continue for the foreseeable future.

Looking for a good deal on a Nintendo Switch?

While most of the usual gaming retailers may be sold out, we did see some available Switches at a few of the larger stores. Check these stores for current availability and pricing:

Current Switches Available at eBay

Because eBay focuses solely on 3rd-party sellers, even when the Nintendo Switch is sold out at stores like Target, Walmart or Amazon, eBay tends to still offer switches for sale. Keep in mind though that you may end up paying a premium as 3rd-party sellers often resell after purchasing at the full retail price. If you're not looking for a Switch right now, it may be worth waiting a few weeks until the larger big box stores restock them.

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So, why is the Nintendo Switch so expensive right now?

The short answer

Nintendo Switches are so expensive right now because there is little to no supply available for US retailers. This is causing the Nintendo Switch cost on the remaining supply to be marked up, mostly by third-party sellers or resellers. Nintendo of America is aware of the shortage and has stated that 'there is more supply on the way'. The vagueness of this answer is a bit frustrating as it doesn't state how long this supply shortage will last.

The long answer

With COVID-19 impacting nearly every industry around the world, shipping and supply chains have been hit particularly hard. Fact of the matter is, the retail stock of the Nintendo Switch is practically nonexistent right now, and there’s no word as to when they may be restocked. That being the case, getting your hands on a Switch right now would cost you a whole lot more than usual. Naturally, you’d be hard-pressed to find some recent Switch releases, like Doom Eternal or the new Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It’s becoming very difficult to find a Nintendo Switch console at is normal retail Nintendo Switch prices, that being around $300. The situation is the same across nearly every channel, which includes eBay, Amazon and Best Buy. The Nintendo Switch Lite, which has a retail price of $200, is not quite as rare as the regular model, but it is still sold out on Amazon, so it isn’t all sunshine and rainbows if you were willing to settle for a Lite. Nintendo of America is fully aware of the supply shortage, and they are hoping to rectify the situation as soon as possible. Of course, it’s almost impossible to really say when that may be. A Nintendo spokesperson provided comment to Hollywood Reporter saying, "Nintendo Switch hardware is selling out at various retail locations in the U.S., but more systems are on the way. We apologize for any inconvenience."

How much is a Nintendo Switch console right now?

If you absolutely need to buy a Nintendo Switch right now, you can still find Nintendo Switches for sale online, but with the situation being so dire, you will be paying exorbitant prices. As of today, the cheapest Nintendo Switch for sale on Amazon right now is more than $400, and the cheapest Lite is $230. Those won’t be able to be shipped for weeks. If you were to pay for either model to be delivered ASAP, you would have to pay approximately $480 or $299 respectively. The situation on eBay is almost identical. There are plenty of used Nintendo Switch consoles for sale there, but most of them are being sold at retail prices. And if you wanted to get a brand-new Switch from eBay, expect to pay $400 or $250 for a Lite. Making matters worse is the fact that no one has any idea when this stock situation will get better. With the COVID-19 outbreak actually worsening in some countries, shipping and supply concerns could get much worse before they get better, which means it could be a pretty long time before Switches hit the shelves at local retail stores at the normal Nintendo Switch price. Frankly, if you don’t have a Switch right now, you’re probably better off waiting to buy a Nintendo Switch until the situation calms down and returns to normal, even if that might be awhile. After all, paying upwards of $150 extra for a new Switch is kind of ridiculous. Unless you have plenty of disposable income to throw around and literally no other way to entertain yourself, we’d recommend steering clear of a Switch in the current market.

FAQs

Did the Nintendo Switch go up in price?

During the pandemic, the price for the Nintendo Switch did go up. However, that was not because Nintendo America raised the MSRP, it was due to a shortage and limited supply. With fewer Switches available and the demand for the Switch rising, those who had the Switch in stock were able to charge more than the regular price.

Why are used Nintendo Switches so expensive?

Used Nintendo Switches are expensive because of limited supply. You have new Switches that are priced higher than normal due to limited in supply so the less expensive used version is now in higher demand as well. Related: Buy Nintendo Switch [wp-faq-schema title="Nintendo Switch FAQs"]
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With COVID-19 impacting nearly every industry around the world, shipping and supply chains have been hit particularly hard. Fact of the matter is, the retail stock of the Nintendo Switch is practically nonexistent right now, and there’s no word as to when they may be restocked. That being the case, getting your hands on a Switch right now would cost you a whole lot more than usual. Naturally, you’d be hard-pressed to find some recent Switch releases, like Doom Eternal or the new Animal Crossing.

Toilet Paper, Clorox and Purell: Here’s how you might still be able to still...

Having trouble finding home essentials like toilet paper or hand sanitizer or cleansing wipes? Have you found it online but are not willing to pay the ridiculous asking prices? Here's what you should do.

How badly is the Coronavirus affecting retail and the market as a whole?

The World Health Organization called it a global pandemic, China isn’t being very open about where it may have actually came from, and to make matters so much worse, media spins and stock market dumps have everyone wondering whether the effects of the Coronavirus will have deep, long term effects on the global market in general (especially since China is the global hub of most of the world’s manufacturing).

Pier 1’s Bankruptcy Makes Way For an Unclear Future

Bankruptcy is never fun, but filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy for a company is a different type of financial and emotional strain, one that the retail chain Pier 1 is about to learn all too well. On February 17th, it became official that Pier 1, a home furnishing retailer with it’s headquarters located in Fort Worth, Texas, issued a press release to Business Insider that they will be “pursuing a ‘orderly sale process’ by filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.”

Can simple protective masks protect you from the Coronavirus?

With the recent health crisis originating in Wuhan, China, now spreading across the world as a global health epidemic has been declared by the World Health Organization (WHO), residents in the United States are taking extra precautions to avoid catching this deadly virus. One immediate outcome as a result of Coronavirus hysteria has been stores throughout the nation reporting that they are running out of simple protective masks.