Nintendo's $60 NES Classic device being sold for over $1000 on eBay

Published: November 13, 2016
Nintendo NES Classic PHOTO: NINTENDO

Nintendo NES Classic PHOTO: NINTENDO

Nintendo’s highly anticipated NES Classic Edition launched on Friday and was immediately sold out everywhere.

The $60 mini-sized console that runs 30 classic NES games saw an outrageous price surge on eBay with scalpers selling the consoles on double or even triple the amount of the device.

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A quick search showed the NES Classic Editions selling for between $65 and a whopping $1,225 on eBay. A $60 gadget going for $1,225 is a 1941.6 per cent price increase.

Buyers should be vary of such prices and resist any attempts. The device costs only $60 with Nintendo confirming it will increase shipments in line with the high demand.

Consumers took to Amazon to show their dismay. Within hours of the console selling out, the product’s Amazon rating dropped from five stars to 1.5-stars.

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Nintendo will have to speed up delivering more shipments of the device if it is to stop the price surge.

This article originally appeared on Mashable.

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