Gameboy Advance SP anywhere???

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  1. MikeAlletto

    MikeAlletto Cinematographer

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    So I've been looking locally at Best Buy, Comp-USA and Circuit City for a new SP gameboy and no one has them. Amazon has it online but are charging $134 for it...ughhh. Is there a shortage of these or something? I've NEVER seen one of these on the shelves. I'd prefer to walk into someplace and buy it but its not looking very good.
     
  2. Dave Bennett

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    I saw two cobalt ones at best buy about a month ago but haven't seen any on the shelves since then. You can order them from the etailers though. From what I've heard they only did one production run thus far and the unit proved to be way more popular than they anticipated hence the shortage. I've also heard there should be plenty of them in the not too distant future.
     
  3. ChrisV

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    Wow, I've seen tons around here. Toys 'R' Us had a whole bin full.
     
  4. MikeAlletto

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    Ahhh...toys r us, forgot about that one. Its such a trek to get there though. Maybe I'll have to make a drive this weekend or just wait a little longer.
     
  5. Brian E

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    When I was at Target today they had a bunch. Best Buy here had a couple when I was there yesterday. Must just be a shortage in Austin [​IMG]
     
  6. Morgan Jolley

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    The local Wal-Mart has a ton.
     
  7. Xenia Stathakopoulou

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    I special ordered 1 at my local EBX 2 days ago, and they told me i will be lucky if i get it in 2 weeks !
     
  8. Greg Yeatts

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    I found two at Target (one for my wife and one for my son) at Target for $99.
     
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    i haven't found a single one here in tulsa.
     
  10. Jeff Kleist

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    Nintendo has sold almost a million units, and they're selling faster than they can make them
     
  11. Jed M

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    It looks like ebgames.com has them (at least it says ships in 24 hours) and 9.99 for overnight shipping, so its almost a wash with tax.
     
  12. Peter Kim

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    I've been to several Targets in the last 2 weeks and have seen many GBA SP's in both flavors. (Twin Cities).
     
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    I bought mine a few weeks ago from EBGames. Regular shipping costs around the same as tax, and it arrived within a few days. Also, at the time, there was a deal where if you buy 3 games from a list of specific games, you will receive a $50 GC.

    ~T
     
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    The EB I work at has been getting a pretty steady restock of them lately. We were always out of Platinum for the first 3 weeks or so, but lately we've had both in stock most of the time despite them selling quite well.
     
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    I just saw them at a CC today. I was really tempted to pick up a platinum one... but I was out with my wife and the in-laws. I couldn't have pulled that one off.

    Glen
     
  16. MikeAlletto

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    I stopped at Best Buy again this weekend and they had a ton of them this time. Of course I talked myself out of buying it. One day I'll get it though [​IMG]
     
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    Just curious, Mike...why are you practicing such incredible restraint? [​IMG]

    After owning the original GBA and watch it collect dust after not using it since it had no light, I am surprised to find myself playing the GBA SP regularly and finishing games I didn't on the original. The backlight makes every difference.
     
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  19. Xenia Stathakopoulou

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    Finally got mine ! Words cant explain how much of an improvement this is over the regular game boy advance ! heck, THIS will probably get more playtime out of me than the gamecube ! I even have an old super nintendo system to go with it , im a sucker for old school gaming.
     
  20. Lane F.

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    Not sure if anyone here is interested, but I have one available for sale in the HTF For Sale Section.

    Link
     

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