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Nintendo Switches Are Available at Amazon Books


It’s Amazon Prime Day and, in addition to the crazy deals, Amazon announced that it’s selling Nintendo Switch consoles at a select number of its Amazon Books brick-and-mortar stores. You can find the list of Amazon Books stores here. As with all Prime Day deals, the offer is only applicable to Amazon Prime members — so even if you show up to the store, you’ll have to prove your Prime membership.

Even though it’s been months since it dropped, the console is still extremely difficult to find. It’s on backorder at Best Buy, Amazon and GameStop. Non-Prime members can order one on Amazon from third-party sellers — but expect them to jack the price up to $415+ (over $100 more than the MSRP).

If you’re looking to get a Nintendo Switch at MSRP, there are a few ways to pounce on a good deal. I’d recommend following Amazon’s Twitter and turn on your mobile notifications; that way when Amazon tweets about the Switch’s availability, you’ll be the first to know. You could also sign up for Google Group alerts here; or, if you’re in New York City, you could always head over to the Nintendo Store and cross your fingers.

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