Want A Nintendo DSi? This Guy Is Holding Almost 50 Of Them

By Spencer . November 4, 2008 . 12:17am


This weekend the Nintendo DSi launched in Japan and Internet scalpers like this fellow stocked up on systems. He has nearly 50 Nintendo DSis listed on Yahoo Auctions and most of them have a starting price of 25,000 yen ($252). Unfortunately, for him they aren’t selling at that price. The systems in red have less than one hour left with no bidders. This particular user’s negative feedback may have scared off some bidders, but as a whole DSis aren’t getting a whole lot of mark up on Yahoo Auctions. Systems priced close to or at the 18,900 yen ($190) retail price are selling, but anyone expecting to cash out with a mini fortune is out of luck.


Things are a little different domestically where the Nintendo DSi hasn’t been released. The system is being sold at a premium on eBay, which is expected since it’s unreleased an an import item. However, even locally the Nintendo DSi isn’t commanding the $300 price tag some import retailers are selling it for. You can probably get one in the USA for around $230 if you go the eBay route.


Images courtesy of Nintendo / Yahoo.

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  • Wow. Sucks to be that guy, LMFAO.

  • Aoshi00

    The DSi seems to be selling like hot cakes in Jpn, I wonder if they’re first time buyers or upgrading from their lite.

    The bigger screen is nice, but the lack of GBA slot is a step back, like taking away PS3’s backward compatibility. I have both versions of PSP and DS alrdy, so I’m not falling for the 3rd version w/ only small modification.

    What I dislike about yahoo Japan’s auction is almost 99% of those sellers don’t ship overseas.. even if I write to them in Japanese.. I guess they just don’t want to go thru the trouble of getting international money order..

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