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JaxonH

Ok guys, I have an idea. But it will only work if we do this together, as a team. This method has been proven on Neogaf and Cheapassgamer. It's basically a chat through a phone app designated for alerts only. If you're looking to find Amiibo and willing to monitor pre orders with the rest of us, by all means follow the steps listed below and share in the wealth- there's plenty to go around. It's strength in numbers- the more people who are in the chat and keeping tabs on certain websites here and there, the greater the chance the group will be alerted as soon as Amiibos go live.

1) On iOS or Android download the LINE app.
2) Create an account- you can use a FB account if you want
3) Within the app, set your ID. This can be done in the Friends tab. Go to add friends, search by ID, and you will see the option to set your own ID.
4) Post here with your LINE username and ID
5) I will add you as a friend, and then invite you to the chat room.
6) Keep alerts turned on, and post any finds to the LINE app chat room to notify everyone else. ONLY POST FINDS to the LINE chat!
7) After notifying those in the LINE chat, please post to this thread for everyone else. LINE notification should take precedence though.
8) We have a separate chat group for conversation with notifications off- use that for anything thats not a link to Amiibo

We've so far managed to secure everyone in the chat every Amiibo since the group was created. All of wave 4, wave 5, gold Mario, Yarn Yoshi in all 3 colors... you name it. We've secured Japanese imports for waves 1-3 that people missed out on as well.

NOTE: Please only post LINE app details to join the chat, or news of Amiibo listings. Keep it simple and to the point, example:

NA Lucina available on Amazon [post link here]

UPDATE: We are no longer accepting new members into our LINE Chat, except in special circumstances. We have reached optimal size with a group who all participate in monitoring websites. I would like to encourage anyone who was interested in joining in starting your own LINE chat. I can attest that it has been a success, with flying colors at that.

If anyone would like to take the initiative and start their own LINE, by all means post your details in the thread and invite others to join. Wish you all much success in your Amiibo endeavors!

Edited on by JaxonH

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Torchwood

I think this is a great idea, but I'm not really sure if this execution is really necessary. There are several ways to track Amiibo preorders and restocks that don't require a group chat or anything. That said, I think having this tracking thread separate from the general Amiibo thread will help a lot of NintendoLife users buy Amiibos for MSRP. However, it would be much more efficient for people who regularly check r/amiibo and nowinstock.net to just report here whenever something becomes available. I'd be happy to post in this thread when rare Amiibo are in stock, but I don't want to deal with all of that LINE stuff.

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JaxonH

@Torchwood
Fair point, I'm just rolling with a proven method right now, so maybe we'll see how many people are willing to go that route over the next few days and take it from there.. With the chat, it's instant and can be done within seconds on your phone, and members would not forget to share their finds because they'd have the chat running in the background. And it's limited to finds only, so members are more likely to have alerts turned on.

But I welcome your help. If you're willing to post your finds here that would be great! Hopefully we can all benefit by coming together as a team here. Thanks

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IceClimbers

And speaking of amiibo alerts, more stock of the Marth amiibo will hit stores at the end of April.

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TeeJay

We can try this out. Our first test would be either Wave 4 alerts or alerts for when Marth preorders open.

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LzWinky

I just have Gamestop's amiibo search page on my bookmarks: http://www.gamestop.com/browse?nav=16k-3-Amiibo,28-rp0

I check this as often as I can. It's even in date order so that the new amiibos should appear once they are added

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Chaoz

While, I don't have a phone (unless you count my crappy, crappy mini phone) I'm going to have to use somebody else phone.

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TeeJay

I signed up for LINE. My account name is also TeeJay.

And my account ID is 10191992101919921019. It's 10/19/1992 repeated.

Edited on by TeeJay

If you add me, I need to at least know you or I won't add you back.

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JaxonH

@TeeJay @TinLz I hope both of you will be sure to bookmark this page and post any finds you come across (and watch the topic to benefit from any finds others post). I figure we might get a lot of posts over the next few days but after it settles down Id like to keep it limited to strictly finds, or usernames for those who want to keep real time alerts going on their phone among members.

@Chaoz You don't have to join the real time alerts on your phone, I just wanted to get at least some members here to join so we have 100% coverage round the clock with instant notification. And the LINE app keeps it limited whereas potentially tens of thousands of non-member readers could read this topic's alerts and eat up our pre orders. So it's more or less a security blanket for any who join.

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TeeJay

This topic is now watched. I'm going to take a nap before work so I won't be here for the next hour and 15 mins.

Edited on by TeeJay

If you add me, I need to at least know you or I won't add you back.

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JaxonH

TeeJay wrote:

I signed up for LINE. My account name is also TeeJay.

And my account ID is 10191992101919921019. It's 10/19/1992 repeated.

Added and invited you to the chat. Make sure you turn notifications on, and keep the chat running because we never know when pre orders will go live. Could be a month from now, could be tomorrow.

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TeeJay

JaxonH wrote:

TeeJay wrote:

I signed up for LINE. My account name is also TeeJay.

And my account ID is 10191992101919921019. It's 10/19/1992 repeated.

Added and invited you to the chat. Make sure you turn notifications on, and keep the chat running because we never know when pre orders will go live. Could be a month from now, could be tomorrow.

Should I be seeing a notification from you in LINE? Because I don't see anything. Or do I just click on your name and click Chat.

If you add me, I need to at least know you or I won't add you back.

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JaxonH

@TeeJay
You figured it out

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Chaoz

Yea Windows 8.
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Ryno

Nice. I will definitely post in here when I find any latest amiibo ordering/stock information. Glad to see the Nintendolife amiibo community coming together.

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JaxonH

Chaoz wrote:

Yea Windows 8.
Username: Chaoz
ID: 80085800858008580085
Yes I'm that immature.

Added as friend and invited to the group chat. Make sure to turn notifications ON in the chat, and also go to the main page (click MORE, then SETTINGS, then NOTIFICATIONS) and select a ring tone that you will hear.

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JaxonH

Villager, Little Mac, Captain Falcon and others will be receiving a 2nd run in Japan according to this post by Nintendo

http://www.nintendo.co.jp/support/information/2015/0303.html

Might want to hold off if buying through second hand market, seeing as prices should fall for most of these imported figures in the near future.

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JaxonH

Sonic available at GameStop
http://m.gamestop.com/Catalog/Product/118955

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