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jump

TeeJay wrote:

So I'm guessing everyone but me knows what scalping is

It's when you buy it just to sell it on for profit, it's term mostly used with gig tixs.

Nicolai wrote:

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whodatninja

sinalefa wrote:

That is why I am preordering the ones I want the most.

I'm the same, just in case they "blow up" like Skylanders did

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arronishere wrote:

TeeJay wrote:

So I'm guessing everyone but me knows what scalping is

It's when you buy it just to sell it on for profit, it's term mostly used with gig tixs.

Just wanna add that they mainly go after "limited editions" and when they do they buy multiple copies also... I think it's just bad form!

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Jacob717

Here's what Nintendo should do. Put a code inside the amiibo, and when it's checked out of the store, you have 24 hours to enter it in to the eShop or Club Nintendo for the amiibo to work.This way scalpers can't sell them. because they won't be functional.

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NinjaWaddleDee

Peach64 wrote:

I doubt anything on the Wii U is a target for scalpers. The user base is too small for amiibo figures to be as popular as Skylanders.

But that's why Nintendo is making these figures in the first place. To SELL Wii U consoles. Also, the figures are going to work on 3ds as well, and MILLIONS of little kids have 3ds's. Sooooo I think scalping is highly likely.

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Latte

They will.

The secret scalper organization is going to ruin every future Nintendo-related product. You can't run. You can't hide. They're already here.

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jump

Dipper723 wrote:

Here's what Nintendo should do. Put a code inside the amiibo, and when it's checked out of the store, you have 24 hours to enter it in to the eShop or Club Nintendo for the amiibo to work.This way scalpers can't sell them. because they won't be functional.

That wouldn't work, these are lined up for a xmas release for a reason and sod buying them on xmas eve.

Nicolai wrote:

Alright, I gotta stop getting into arguments with jump. Someone remind me next time.

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arronishere wrote:

Dipper723 wrote:

Here's what Nintendo should do. Put a code inside the amiibo, and when it's checked out of the store, you have 24 hours to enter it in to the eShop or Club Nintendo for the amiibo to work.This way scalpers can't sell them. because they won't be functional.

That wouldn't work, these are lined up for a xmas release for a reason and sod buying them on xmas eve.

A parent can scratch the silver on the box and log it into Club Nintendo before they wrap it.

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Latte

Dipper723 wrote:

arronishere wrote:

Dipper723 wrote:

Here's what Nintendo should do. Put a code inside the amiibo, and when it's checked out of the store, you have 24 hours to enter it in to the eShop or Club Nintendo for the amiibo to work.This way scalpers can't sell them. because they won't be functional.

That wouldn't work, these are lined up for a xmas release for a reason and sod buying them on xmas eve.

A parent can scratch the silver on the box and log it into Club Nintendo before they wrap it.

I can vividly imagine Nintendo's email inbox being flooded by parents who were unaware of this 24-hour expiration. Also, what if they had no access to wifi?

Not to mention the biggest problem of all, which is that scalpers could just log it into Club Nintendo as well.

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Turnip-Forest wrote:

Dipper723 wrote:

arronishere wrote:

Dipper723 wrote:

Here's what Nintendo should do. Put a code inside the amiibo, and when it's checked out of the store, you have 24 hours to enter it in to the eShop or Club Nintendo for the amiibo to work.This way scalpers can't sell them. because they won't be functional.

That wouldn't work, these are lined up for a xmas release for a reason and sod buying them on xmas eve.

A parent can scratch the silver on the box and log it into Club Nintendo before they wrap it.

I can vividly imagine Nintendo's email inbox being flooded by parents who were unaware of this 24-hour expiration. Also, what if they had no access to wifi?

Not to mention the biggest problem of all, which is that scalpers could just log it into Club Nintendo as well.

"Grandma you idiot!! How did you not know to register my Link figure on Club Nintendo within 24 hours of you buying it!!??? You ruined my Christmas!!"

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jump

Dipper723 wrote:

arronishere wrote:

Dipper723 wrote:

Here's what Nintendo should do. Put a code inside the amiibo, and when it's checked out of the store, you have 24 hours to enter it in to the eShop or Club Nintendo for the amiibo to work.This way scalpers can't sell them. because they won't be functional.

That wouldn't work, these are lined up for a xmas release for a reason and sod buying them on xmas eve.

A parent can scratch the silver on the box and log it into Club Nintendo before they wrap it.

What about people who order off the internet? Delivery can take days and even then it may be delayed.

Nicolai wrote:

Alright, I gotta stop getting into arguments with jump. Someone remind me next time.

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MikeLove

arronishere wrote:

Dipper723 wrote:

arronishere wrote:

Dipper723 wrote:

Here's what Nintendo should do. Put a code inside the amiibo, and when it's checked out of the store, you have 24 hours to enter it in to the eShop or Club Nintendo for the amiibo to work.This way scalpers can't sell them. because they won't be functional.

That wouldn't work, these are lined up for a xmas release for a reason and sod buying them on xmas eve.

A parent can scratch the silver on the box and log it into Club Nintendo before they wrap it.

What about people who order off the internet? Delivery can take days and even then it may be delayed.

There will be a special 36 hour code affixed to the shipping label which can then be entered on Club Nintendo by the postman, which will put a delay on the amiibo figurines own 24hr code.

It's a completely flawless plan, and I'd be shocked if Nintendo doesn't implement these security features to prevent people from buying and hoarding them.

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Latte

Beetlejuice wrote:

It's a completely flawless plan, and I'd be shocked if Nintendo doesn't implement these security features to prevent people from buying and hoarding them.

Don't worry, I'm sure they'll announce this in the next ND, along with the "rare downloads" program.

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foobarbaz

It always cracks me up when I see someone willing to pay a premium for a scalped toy. It's always the same. You just might have to wait a little while and then you'll be able to find them all over the place. It's not like these things are ever going to be valuable or worth anything in the long term since too many people are going to buy them just to collect them.

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Grumblevolcano

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I think that some of the rarer, and less seen Nintendo characters are going to get scalped ALOT. Example: Captain Falcon, Ness, Little Mac, Pit, Palutena, R.O.B, Mr. Game and Watch, etc. That's why I'm going to Gamestop as soon as they open and buying all of the ones I want. I already have Samus pre-ordered, but I still want Mario, Kirby, Link, Pit, C.Falcon, and Little Mac. I'll probably knock off Kirby and Link on release day, then go for Pit and C.Falcon as soon as the second wave releases. Might get Mario and Little Mac later.

I wouldn't put Captain Falcon in that list as he's extremely popular because of Smash.

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Kaze_Memaryu

I don't think "scalpers" (cool, new word!) will be that much of a problem. Amiibo figures are much more pricey than what the competition offers, and right off the bat, only WiiU (with Smash as the only game for now) even support them. That means their appeal as gaming accessories is limited, and their collectible value will most likely be kept in check by Nintendo having enoth stock to manage. And unless Nintendo actually releases some limited edition amiibo's, that's probably not gonna change anytime soon, either.

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Drawdler

About that scratch code idea: what about people who want to import figures? For example, any that don't come out in our country wether they're limited edition or not, or figures we really want that aren't coming to our country for a while? I've ordered dozens of Skylanders figures from the US/Europe and all work fine, which is exactly how it should be.

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DefHalan

Do we know offically how many games 1 figure will work on without erasing previous data?

People keep saying the Xbox One doesn't have Backwards Compatibility.
I don't think they know what Backwards Compatibility means...

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DefHalan wrote:

Do we know offically how many games 1 figure will work on without erasing previous data?

I'm pretty sure they can only save data with the games that they are made for.

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DefHalan

ryanator008 wrote:

DefHalan wrote:

Do we know offically how many games 1 figure will work on without erasing previous data?

I'm pretty sure they can only save data with the games that they are made for.

Well yes, but that isn't what I am asking.

People keep saying the Xbox One doesn't have Backwards Compatibility.
I don't think they know what Backwards Compatibility means...

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