If you want to get a Mini SNES on launch day, move quickly because there's more stock in the country.
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We've seen the storefronts. The gaudy red and white stickers, the tape, the t-shirts, the YOLO SWAG SALE.
We've made the jokes. The same ones every year: "Gee I wonder if EB Games is having a sale?". You walk into the store, crack some funnies with the staff. Good times.
But there's an untold story.
We've gone behind the scenes of these bizarre sales. How does it all get put together? What are the instructions? What does it take out of EB's long-suffering staff, and what happens when you have to rip it all down?
We spoke to numerous current and ex-EB Games employees to find out what it takes to set-up an EB Games sale.
Buckle in people.
We knew local stock of Valve's Steam Controller and Steam Link was incoming, though if you were expecting some fanfare about their availability, you're going to be disappointed. EB Games has quietly put the devices up for sale, though the pricing leaves a lot to be desired.
When EB Games took pre-orders for the Nintendo Mini NES Classic earlier this week, the website crashed under the sheer volume of traffic from eager buyers. This happened two days in a row, leaving a mob of angry customers in its wake. With all the hype around the classic console, you'd think EB Games would have expected the level of traffic to its online store and worked to ensure its website was reliable. We take a look at where EB Games might have gone wrong and what businesses can learn from this debacle.