Shopping for a New Nintendo 3DS XL on Amazon? Good luck paying less than the $199.99 list price. Third party sellers are pawning used New 3DS XL’s for $186 + $10 shipping. Want a shiny new red unit, pony up $245, please. Ick.
GameStop isn’t going to give you much discount love either. While they do have the $199.99 list price for some models, buying pre-owned will net you a discount of $10 for a final price of $189.99. You might as well go brand new for ten bucks more.
The lack of deals is what makes Nintendo’s new offer all the more tempting. Earlier this week, the official Nintendo eBay page began selling refurbished New Nintendo 3DS XL units for only $170 (a $30 price cut from compared to new units).
It gets even better if you act fast! For a limited time, eBay Deals has a flash coupon code for North American buyers netting you an extra $15 off. Pay for the New Nintendo 3DS XL with a PayPal account on eBay and apply coupon code PSHOPSAVE15 at checkout on the Nintendo eBay page and you’ll end up paying only $155. This deal won’t last long as the code will expire later tonight at 6PM Pacific, after which we’ll be back at the $170 price point. Update: flash sale coupon is now expired.
As of writing, there is a limited quantity available for sale. Since there is no expiration date on the $170 price, we suspect Nintendo will continue to sell until they run out of stock at this price point (word from eBay is that there is a total of 437 are available). With about 45 units sold, 90% of the stock are still available so if you act fast, you’ll be able to take advantage of this stackable savings on these refurbished units of New 3DS XL.