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Switch Scalpers are at it Again (This Time With the Oled)

The only thing sure in life is death and taxes… and Nintendo scalpers.

Pretty much anytime Nintendo announces anything, scalpers start rubbing their hands together with dollar signs in their eyes… I’m mostly joking. The latest victim to fall into the hands of these scalpers is the new Switch Oled.

Yikes…

Scalpers already have the new Oled model of the Switch listed at over twice its retail value. This situation is undoubtedly helped by the pandemic and the resulting supply shortage. Less of these units on the shelf means a higher price that these scalpers can sell at.

Really the only thing regular customers can do to counter this is refuse to buy these models at such outrageous prices. The problem is that anything Nintendo holds its value really well. So even after buying a Switch Oled, worst case scenario for a would-be scalper would be to resell it at a incredibly small loss. This is a risk that they will continue to take…

The only thing sure in life is death and taxes… and Nintendo Scalpers.

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