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Amazon to Limit Sales of Amiibos
Coming off the recent news that Target is limiting the sale of Amiibos, Amazon is also following suit. According to a post on Amazon, the retailer will only be allowing customers to buy limited quantities and only at specific times throughout the day. They state, “Thank you for your interest in ordering the new amiibo figures from Amazon.com! Quantities of the new characters are extremely limited, so we’d like to ensure that as many customers as possible have the opportunity to get the new figures! Throughout the afternoon of Friday, May 29, we’ll be posting each Wave 4 amiibo figure individually within the following time windows. Each will become available for purchase at a random time during that time frame….”
They then go on to list the times that each Amiibo will be possible to purchase today, which I have included below.
Pac-Man: 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. PT
Charizard: 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. PT
Inkling Boy: 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. PT
Lucina: 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. PT
Wario: 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. PT
Inkling Girl: 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. PT
Silver Mario: 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. PT
Robin: 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. PT
Inkling Boy, Girl, and Squid 3-pack: 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. PT
According to the post, you will only be able to get 1 figure per customer and the 1 click ordering will also be disabled. In ending, Amazon goes on to try and ensure that everyone will be getting the Amiibos they want, “…we are doing our best to make sure customers have an opportunity to purchase their favorite characters!”
Nintendo seems to have been dropping the ball as of late when it comes to providing enough Amiibos for everyone who wants them. Hopefully the limits on sales will help keep the scalpers from buying them all up and they will actually go into the hands of people who want the Amiibos to keep instead of selling.
You can check out the full post on Amazon for yourself by heading here.