SNES Classic now avaliable for pre-order at Walmart.com



  • @DMCMaster said in SNES Classic now avaliable for pre-order at Walmart.com:

    Ordered one, beware you will be charged for it now and not when it ships

    That's likely a pre-auth charge, that'll fall off in a few days.

    Most places do them, but a lot of them will either do the full amount of the order, or just $1. I'm sure they're doing it at the full amount to deter scalpers, which is a smart move. Hopefully other places consider that too.

    But yeah, got my order placed. Gonna wait and see what happens with Best Buy and Amazon too, I'll try and get at least one more to make absolutely sure nothing screws up my chances to get one.



  • As of now, its sold out on Walmart.com. You can sign up for an in stock alert, that will email you when its available.

    Just have an account setup and ready to purchase on Walmart, Bestbuy, Amazon, and Gamestop for that matter. And be ready to buy asap. Unfortunately the alert went up at past 11pm eastern time. So many people were sleeping when it went up on Walmart.



  • Thanks for the heads up. Man I can't wait to play these games again.



  • Has anyone got their preorder cancelled?





  • @Henry-Ramirez What time did you order your's. Maybe you ordered around the time they ran out. And the inventory didn't match pre-order requests. So they likely cancelled the most recent orders.

    Also, I read over at Gamespot that people at NeoGaf are complaining their orders got canned too.



  • @-Jak- mine hasn't been cancelled but I've been reading on Reddit forums that Walmart is going cancel them all. I checked my account and the full charge is pending



  • I got my order in right when the posting was first sighted so Fingers crossed

    So far it still says it's been processed.



  • @Henry-Ramirez Without an official statement. That Reddit thread doesn't hold much weight.

    Looks more like fear mongering. The only issue Nintendo would have with Walmart, is if Walmart did an early street release. At this point, orders are being cancelled for not matching actual inventory. Or payment issues.



  • @-Jak- said in SNES Classic now avaliable for pre-order at Walmart.com:

    @Henry-Ramirez Without an official statement. That Reddit thread doesn't hold much weight.

    Looks more like fear mongering. The only issue Nintendo would have with Walmart, is if Walmart did an early street release. At this point, orders are being cancelled for not matching actual inventory. Or payment issues.

    There's a few factors to consider as well:

    • People ordering when the pre-order allocation amount had been sold through.
    • People Not having the money available for the Pre-auth charge, wouldn't surprise me if people didn't have the $85-$100 in their accounts at the time of purchase.
    • False payment info, etc
    • Customer Service isn't 100% facts, you'll get a different answer every time you call, no matter what company or concern.
    • Reddit
    • Walmart lists the item currently as "Sold Out" not "Coming Soon"
    • Not everyone who ordered has had their order cancelled
    • The order stayed up for almost an hour before selling out, if it was a mistake it wouldn't have remained up that long.

    Granted they should issue an official statement, but considering other places like Target are teasing a pre-order going up soon I doubt it was really a mistake, likely every retailer is set to put theirs up throughout the next few weeks, of the places claiming to be doing them (Gamestop originally said they wouldn't allow preorders online).



  • @ZyloWolfBane Its a little surprising that Walmart did not have a system in place. That locks the item in the cart, and sets a time limit to purchase before someone else can get it. Being able to order two systems, was the final nail in the coffin for a quick sold out.

    And yes, there should be a set amount sent for retail locations. Which furthered limited how much can be sold online.



  • @-Jak- said in SNES Classic now avaliable for pre-order at Walmart.com:

    @ZyloWolfBane Its a little surprising that Walmart did not have a system in place. That locks the item in the cart, and sets a time limit to purchase before someone else can get it. Being able to order two systems, was the final nail in the coffin for a quick sold out.

    A lot of places don't, but yeah you'd think by now with gaming products in general that are expected to be THIS hot they would think ahead.

    To be fair at this pricepoint I wouldn't imagine that many people trying to scalp these which is probably what they thought as well.



  • Well still got my fingers crossed every thing goes through



  • @Henry-Ramirez said:

    but I've been reading on Reddit forums that Walmart is going cancel them all

    Reddit is full of liars



  • @Mbun lol



  • https://www.polygon.com/2017/7/24/16019808/snes-classic-pre-orders-canceled-walmart

    I realize that's not straight from the king of news, 4chan, but... it doesn't look good. What a mess. I'm sorry to all of you that got your orders in if they get cancelled.



  • So it turns out this was a site error that posted the pre order too early. Nothing yet that all pre orders would be cancelled though. And both of mine are fine so far. Which I ordered separately with two different payments.

    Still signed up for another in stock alert just for the hell of it. I think by now Walmart would have cancelled them all if they wanted to. Perhaps once they get the actual stock we could see another wave of cancellations. One report states the opening was a mere 30 minutes.


    All SNES orders are set to be cancelled.



  • Got my cancellation email today, order still says "Processing" but whatever. Walmart can go to hell.

    There's no reason they couldn't have just honored the orders they had until they fulfilled them before opening up more orders, and then to offer no sort of compensation is just fuel on the fire.

    I'm used to them being crap, but this is really really bad.

    EDIT- Got a second email, NOW it's totally officially cancelled.

    Back to feeling like I'll never get this damn thing, because now thanks to this people are gonna jump on the next order even more, thanks walmart.





  • Just got the email.......yay