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eBay is now pulling listings for the SNES Mini – scalpers beware (again)

Just days after Amazon UK limited anyone who ordered multiple SNES Minis to one console each, eBay is now pulling listings in an attempt to combat the scalpers.

eBay SNES Mini
Seems fair…

Takeaways:

  • After SNES Mini pre-orders first went live in the UK, scalpers were quick to put the console on eBay at ridiculously inflated prices. The console costs £79.99 officially, but prices were hitting as high as £200.
  • It appears eBay is taking action though, with listings being pulled regularly.
  • An eBay representative has stated that pre-order items can only be listed on eBay if they’re available for postage within 30 days from the purchase date. The SNES Mini is released on the 29th September.

It’s great to see eBay now taking action as well, but will it be enough to stop the scalpers? They’ll still be able to put the consoles up on eBay from the 29th August onwards, for example. The ultimate solution is simple: more stock from Nintendo.

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