Gold Amiibos Already Sold Out In The US, Going For Stupid Prices On EBay

Gold Amiibos Already Sold Out, Going For Stupid Prices On eBay

The amiibo collection game is fierce. Rumours of gold Mario amiibos circulated for a while, and Nintendo finally confirmed their existence this morning. Pre-orders for the special edition went online at Walmart today, sold out in 15 minutes, and have already spiked in price on eBay.

You'll notice the eBay listing above is for $US79.95. Other listings are for $US57.99, $US48.99, etc. Remember, this is for a tiny painted accessory that otherwise would only cost you $US12.96.

Naturally, lots of people weren't able to order one. It appears Wal-Mart was limiting folks to only two amiibos per customer, though apparently others were able to get as many as seven.

Gold Amiibos Already Sold Out, Going For Stupid Prices On eBay

The salt is real, my friends.

In the same reddit thread, someone claimed to have purchased 50 of them. That seems unlikely, but there's no doubt many of the purchases being made are going to get quickly flipped on eBay.

Gold Amiibos Already Sold Out, Going For Stupid Prices On eBay

The rumour of someone being able to buy 50 amiibos even prompted a complaint to Walmart.

Gold Amiibos Already Sold Out, Going For Stupid Prices On eBay

Congratulations to anyone who managed to pick one up!


Comments

    The silver one looks like the proper metal mario, the Gold one looks like a crappy award.

    Also, the pose is stupid.

    You'll get no dollars from me, eBay. Not today.

    This whole Amiibo thing needs to die a quick death. Not the making and use of them, rather the idiots buying out all the stock then selling them for profit... and the bigger idiots for buying them for the higher prices.

      I would really like to see Nintendo announce an unlimited run for all Amiibos in, oh, about six months or so. Then all these scalpers with massive boxes full of stock will find their investment suddenly worthless.

      I would find that particularly satisfying.

        That would be nice. I am still missing quite a few due to not being able to find in store and other things out of my control. I refuse to spend any money on Ebay ones.

    Kind of surprised there are no gifs on this page what with the way Giftaku has been going lately.

    If I see one I don't own, I'll pick it up but I'm not paying a cent more than retail, nor do I understand the demand. I guess Nintendo must love it. These things that probably cost them <50c to manufacture, pre-order out at $15-20 in seconds, to say nothing of the grey market.

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