Gold Mario Amiibo Sells Out Quickly, Hits Ebay
The highly coveted gold Mario figurine sold out in minutes, and is now being flipped for big bucks online.
The gold Mario Amiibo was a Wal-Mart exclusive. Today, when the preorders went live on the retailer's website, it sold out in approximately 15 minutes. Those were all sold at $12.96.
However, if you really want one, you can still get one - for a hefty price. Right now, there are many on sale on eBay, generally around the $75 or $80 price point - with a few outrageous exceptions.
I'm on record as an Amiibo skeptic, but if they make people happy, who am I to judge? Still, I do dislike the seemingly manufactured scarcity on the part of Nintendo. Sure, it generates excitement, but it also inevitably results in price gouging and online flipping.