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[Best Buy] Guide to buy Nintendo Switch - $299.99

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Sorry, I know this is not a deal, but I've been looking at different sites, this one included, to try to grab a Switch. I think it might be helpful for some.

I finally got a confirmation email for one at Best Buy, but only after trying for a few hours. In order to do so:

First, open the Best Buy links:

Red/blue: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/nint...Id=6364255

Gray: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/nint...Id=6364253

Use an auto refresh plugin. I was doing every 10 seconds. Once the "add to cart" button pops up, add the Switch to your cart. Go to your cart, and hit checkout ONCE!!! Hitting it more than once may remove the Switch from your cart. If Best Buy does not allow you to checkout after hitting checkout once, follow this guide:

https://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/c..._very_low/

This guide is what finally let me buy the Switch. It seems crazy that it worked! Apparently, there are bots who buy up all the Switches, but this guide allows you to beat the bots to their in stock notification. Good luck, and feel free to remove if this is not appropriate, but I think it may help some non-bots out there!
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has anyone been able to replicate? I've been doing this on and off for a while.. but it's always "sold out"
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It sold out really fast
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has anyone been able to replicate? I've been doing this on and off for a while.. but it's always "sold out"
Seems like a guide to sitting at your PC 24 hours a day refreshing until you see it in stock to me.
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Yes I just got lucky a little earlier doing this, it's very nerve wracking
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has anyone been able to replicate? I've been doing this on and off for a while.. but it's always "sold out"
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This didn't work for me but it has worked for a lot of people. The availability is still YMMV even online depending on the region you're in. I was using the Zoolert and caught Amazon's massive restock at the end of April. The advantage of Amazon's restock is that they involved memory card bundles that didn't previously exist ... So a lot of people managed to order instead of bots.
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I just bought another one with a different Best Buy account... seems like it works for me!
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Thank you for the tip OP. However, I can't get this to work. I was able to add to cart but then it never let me check out. And now it doesn't seem to ever come up with the option to add to cart at all. I appreciate you trying to help others out, though! This is making me go crazy trying to get one of these things! Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
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Thank you for the tip OP. However, I can't get this to work. I was able to add to cart but then it never let me check out. And now it doesn't seem to ever come up with the option to add to cart at all. I appreciate you trying to help others out, though! This is making me go crazy trying to get one of these things! https://static.slickdealscdn.com/ima...t-rolleyes.gif
I was actually able to get one to show up in my cart... After a few disappearing acts, I got as far as "confirming payment" screen and then it said "The item is not in stock"... so close! hehe.

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I could get this into cart but not into checkout.
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I was actually able to get one to show up in my cart... After a few disappearing acts, I got as far as "confirming payment" screen and then it said "The item is not in stock"... so close! hehe.
Ouch! So frustrating! hug
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Thank you for the tip OP. However, I can't get this to work. I was able to add to cart but then it never let me check out. And now it doesn't seem to ever come up with the option to add to cart at all. I appreciate you trying to help others out, though! This is making me go crazy trying to get one of these things! https://static.slickdealscdn.com/ima...t-rolleyes.gif
Gamestop has them in stock now!

https://www.gamestop.com/video-games/switch/consoles/products/nintendo-switch-with-neon-joy-cons-starter-bundle/B204620E.html

https://www.gamestop.com/video-games/switch/consoles/products/nintendo-switch-with-gray-joy-cons-all-in-one-system-bundle/B204622F.html​
[gamestop.com]

albeit more expensive...

Read that reddit thread and see if that works out for Best Buy. Good luck! It sure is frustrating.
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Gamestop has them in stock now!

https://www.gamestop.com/video-games/switch/consoles/products/nintendo-switch-with-neon-joy-cons-starter-bundle/B204620E.html

https://www.gamestop.com/video-games/switch/consoles/products/nintendo-switch-with-gray-joy-cons-all-in-one-system-bundle/B204622F.html​
[gamestop.com]

albeit more expensive...

Read that reddit thread and see if that works out for Best Buy. Good luck! It sure is frustrating.
Aww, shucks. Thanks for trying again. heartheart Both keep saying out of stock for me.
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I just posted in hot deals. Costco deal is live again.

https://www.costco.com/nintendo-s...19747.html
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