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Topic: Shipping Crisis in America, Does It Affect Your Gaming ?

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Bearzilla823

I live in New Jersey in the (currently insane) United States. I work in retail and as of late one of the biggest topics at work and on the news is our current shipping crisis. Apparently we here in the states are heading to towards a stand still with container ships being stuck in ports waiting to be unloaded. Those that get unloaded are waiting for drivers. You see were this is going ..... EVERYTHING is becoming DEADLOCKED. So I pose this to you - Do you think that the current crisis in America will affect your gaming? I am already pre-ordering things just so i can lock in the price and some what gauranteed a copy of whatever game, system, peripheral I am looking for. See here in America, like a lot of other countries around the world do not have ANY gaming manufactured in them. So for the US in the current state that we are in anything coming in from foreign lands is almost gauranteed to be locked in port for some time and when it gets released it is going to cost 3 to 25 times its normal price. A shipping container that used to cost $1500.00 USD to unload can be as much as $16,000 -$27,000 just to unload. Currently no one knows where this is going to take the US. Do you think e-Shop will benefit from this?

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faint

I’ve gone about 95% digital, so no issues here.

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Link-Hero

Yeah, I've gone 100% digital-only years ago for gaming, so I don't have to worry about that. Just to let you know, the slowdown for shipping and delivery affects more than just games. Not getting enough food, medicine, and medical supplies is way more important than not being able to play games. Besides, you can still get them digitally.

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Tasuki

Let's be honest the only reason there's a problem is because people don't want to work. Meanwhile at least in my city you have homeless wondering the streets constantly. These business should start putting these homeless to work. Doing so would kill two birds with one stone so to speak.

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RR529

Haven't had any issues yet. I've gone mostly digital anyways, but I'm still physical on Switch & my copy of Metroid Dread arrived on time (also imported an anime figure from Japan recently, and it arrived ahead of schedule).

That said it does seem our local Walmart has had trouble keeping certain food items on the shelves, though as a lot of that would be produced within the country I'm not sure how related that is to the international shipping issues.

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youngridge

I am mainly digital on switch. The trucks aren’t the issue, it is California’s emission standard, trucks got to be a certain year or newer to ship from the docks. That is what my company was told, currently have stuff sitting on ships out there. However many items are still coming via air mail from across the pond. I would imagine the Switch and many games are that way. My Skull & Co neo grip came that way.

I expect Christmas is going to put a lot of pressure on the supply line, be it toys, basic needs and/or food.

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Ryu_Niiyama

I’m mostly digital right now but I expect to lower my BF buying plans.

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Caperfin

Having problems buying a gfx card for my new pc.

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Matt_Barber

Caperfin wrote:

Having problems buying a gfx card for my new pc.

There's a bit more than just the shipping crisis to blame for that though.

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faint

@Tasuki That’s ridiculous. It has nothing to do with not wanting to work. This is a global issue, not just one from wherever you’re from. Did you not think supply chains would get effected by Covid or something?

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dmcc0

Interesting that in various regions/countries different things are being cited as to why there are issues: emissions, lazy workers, cost of unloading the containers all mentioned in the comments above.

Here in the UK we're mostly putting it down to either Brexit or lack of Lorry Drivers - caused by (depending on who you listen to) all the foreigners going home after Brexit, or nobody wanting to drive because of the poor conditions drivers face, or just a general spike in demand following various lockdowns etc. I don't recall emissions being mentioned here (at least in relation to shortages), although do recall a while back hearing about a global shortage of containers, but it hasn't really been mentioned since as far as I'm aware.

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Purgatorium

The great YA dystopia boom of the 2010s was great for shipping and despite the seeming ship recession ships can still be found in unlikely places. The shipping crisis won't stop me.

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faint

@PoliticallyIncorrect I thought I was responding to the other guy. It’s an easy mistake to make when a different rando criticizes a grammar slip without adding anything to the conversation.

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ArmoredGoomba

I think the rest of the year I'm only getting SMTV and Advance Wars so I don't really see this effecting my gaming.

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Caperfin

Matt_Barber wrote:

Caperfin wrote:

Having problems buying a gfx card for my new pc.

There's a bit more than just the shipping crisis to blame for that though.

yeah im sure there's enough blame to go around

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jump

Tasuki wrote:

Let's be honest the only reason there's a problem is because people don't want to work. Meanwhile at least in my city you have homeless wondering the streets constantly. These business should start putting these homeless to work. Doing so would kill two birds with one stone so to speak.

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

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