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May 29, 2009, 11:52:16 PM
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Bartman3010

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Not long ago ThinkGeek had Sega Dreamcast systems for sale for about $100 or something. Now I randomly search Amazon for used Sega Saturn game deals then I find this:

http://www.amazon.com/Sega-Dreamcast-Console/dp/B00000K2R4/ref=wl_mb_recs_4_dp

Thats not an Amazon reseller shipping a Dreamcast, Amazon has the systems in their warehouse. Is Sega doing some kind of sneak attack? Its even stranger than...well...their Sega Saturn announcement.

May 30, 2009, 12:46:35 AM
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May 30, 2009, 12:50:09 AM
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Its a nice way to make a quick profit out of people with less than common sense.

May 30, 2009, 01:07:56 AM
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May 30, 2009, 01:13:21 AM
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May 30, 2009, 04:28:23 AM
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May 30, 2009, 06:41:53 AM
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May 30, 2009, 10:14:03 AM
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May 31, 2009, 10:07:46 PM
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June 01, 2009, 03:06:55 AM
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Re: So whats with online retailers putting out Sega Dreamcasts for sale?
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2009, 03:06:55 AM »
A Lesson in Retail

Option 1:  Sell old, remaining stock and make a profit.
Option 2:  Don't sell old, remaining stock, and let it rot and take up precious warehouse space either for the remainder of eternity or until the company declares it MOS and orders it to be destroyed--whichever comes first.

Decisions, decisions...

June 01, 2009, 03:25:00 AM
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Re: So whats with online retailers putting out Sega Dreamcasts for sale?
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2009, 03:25:00 AM »
Why would there be Dreamcasts still in stock?

June 01, 2009, 08:30:02 AM
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Re: So whats with online retailers putting out Sega Dreamcasts for sale?
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2009, 08:30:02 AM »
Why would there be Dreamcasts still in stock?

The same reason why the Walmart near me is trying to sell crushed Tony Hawk 3 for the N64 for $19.95. Either they got lost in the warehouse and relocated causing them to go "heh, let's see how much we can sell this for" or it's just ... old stock.  Most people order way too much of something and never end up selling ALL of it anyway.


How they didn't find it up until NOW though, that'd be the real question. Awesome warehouse management, I'm sure.

June 01, 2009, 01:37:10 PM
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Re: So whats with online retailers putting out Sega Dreamcasts for sale?
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2009, 01:37:10 PM »
I still say it's SEGA unloading stock, whether to make room or because they can't afford it or something.  That would explain why two different retailers got stock in around the same time

June 02, 2009, 12:58:06 AM
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Re: So whats with online retailers putting out Sega Dreamcasts for sale?
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2009, 12:58:06 AM »
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June 02, 2009, 01:39:25 AM
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Re: So whats with online retailers putting out Sega Dreamcasts for sale?
« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2009, 01:39:25 AM »


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