The Target-exclusive six-pack from Animal Crossing: New Horizons Sanrio amiibo cards went on sale at 9am this morning and sold out almost immediately. Moments later, the six dollar packs began Appearing on eBay for over $ 100
Although Target limited online orders to in-store pickups and limited sales to two per customer, the usual nonsense happened. Customers place packages in their online shopping cart to be told that they are out of stock when they check out. Some Twitter users reported successful purchases after many minutes of updating. Many successful buyers turned around and immediately put their purchased packs up for sale at a huge premium. The whole thing made a lot of people very sad.
There is good news, however. The cards, each of which will be unlocked anew Hello Kitty-themed villagers and items in Animal Crossing: New Horizonsare reprints of maps published in 2016. That means the market for amiibo cards is full on sites like Etsy. We call them do-it-yourselfers who sell working tokens that unlock the same content low, low prices
So there that is. Gamestop is currently selling those too Action Replay Powersaves, a device that can write amiibo data into NFC tags (which are pretty cheap themselves) for only $15. I ordered one of those this morning as well, just to try it out. I mean, it can’t be bad if they sell the thing at Gamestop, right?
On top of all that, I’ve heard from friends that while online orders were limited, many Target stores in their areas are also selling the card packs on store shelves today, so you could still get lucky. And if you don’t get lucky, get tricksy. Just don’t give bot-using scalpers any of your money. They shouldn’t get paid for being assholes.