The goal-exclusive six-pack with Animal Crossing: New Horizons Sanrio Amiibo cards were sold this morning at 9.00 and were sold almost immediately. A moment later, the six-dollar packages started shows up on eBay for over $ 100. Is anyone surprised?
Despite Target limiting online orders to store pickup and limited sales to two per customer, the usual nonsense happened. Customers put packages in their shopping carts only to be informed that they are no longer in stock when they went to check out. Some Twitter users reported successful purchases made after many minutes of refreshment. Many successful buyers turned around and immediately put their purchased packages up for sale with a huge selection. The whole affair made many people very sad.
However, that is good news. The cards, each unlocking new ones Hello Kitty-theme villagers and objects in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, is actually a reprint of cards released in 2016. This means that the bootleg Amiibo card market on sites like Etsy is filled with, we will call them DIYers, who will sell working tokens that unlock the same content for low, low prices. In anticipation of tomorrow’s cluster fudge, I placed an order a few weeks back and got a nice little set that works just fine and even came with bonus stickers.
So there it is. Gamestop is also currently selling Action Replay Powersaves, a device that can write Amiibo data to NFC codes (that is pretty cheap though) for only $ 15. I also ordered one of these this morning, just to try it. I can say that it can not be bad if they sell the thing on Gamestop, right?
On top of all this, I have heard from friends that while online orders were limited, many Target stores in their areas also sell card packages on store shelves today, so you can still be lucky. And if you do not get lucky, you can be difficult. Just do not give bot-user scalpers any of your money. They should not be paid to be an asshole.