Want a Nintendo Switch before Easter? Amazon Might be Your Best Bet, Restocking on the Cards

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch is sold out, sorry. How many times have you heard that in the past few weeks since every retailer across the country had their inventory of the new gaming console disappear off the shelves in a matter of days? Well, there is one last chance that might yet get you the highly coveted Nintendo Switch, and it’s Amazon.

But before you jump for joy, you need to understand that this might involve some measure of risk. As we reported earlier, there are several third-party sellers on Amazon that are posting fake listings of Nintendo Switch, sometimes for less than half the original price of $299.

There may be a way, however, that you can get your hands on the genuine product. One of the indicators of trust on Amazon is user ratings for a particular seller. The longer they’ve been around, the more reviews they will have, and the really good sellers typically have a rating higher than 4 out of 5.

Note: You need to look at the seller’s rating, not the product rating.

Using this as the main criterion, we found some deals that look genuine. Please understand that we’re merely passing on information that we found on the site. We cannot take any responsibility for your decision to purchase based on a Nintendo Switch listing on Amazon.

Now that we have that out of the way, here’s the link to the listings page on Amazon for Nintendo Switch gaming consoles.

View Listings for Nintendo Switch on Amazon.com

On that page, you’ll see various prices, some of which are more than what the Nintendo Switch was originally selling for. That would be the markup from the third-party seller, and you may feel they’re overcharging because of the tight demand for the gaming consoles. But that’s something you’ll have to live with if you want one before the Easter holidays.

Also be sure to note the shipping timelines so you know when to expect your shipment to arrive. Again, any purchase is at your discretion only. If you find yourself at the short end of a bad deal, you can report the seller to Amazon and ask for a refund. You might need to jump through some hoops while dealing with customer service, but all purchases are covered by Amazon’s A-to-Z Guarantee.

UPDATE: A report just out on Express says restocking is on the cards for US and UK retailers.

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