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The Nintendo NES Mini has skyrocketed to $500 due to online scalpers

Nintendo’s NES Mini launched recently, but despite the miniature console retailing for a reasonable $60 its limited stock has allowed scalpers to take advantage, bumping up the price to as much as $500 on the likes of Amazon and eBay.The NES Mini, a console which contains a built-in compilation of a variety of Nintendo’s 8-bit video game classics, has shared the same fate as Nintendo’s Amiibo figurines, which routinely shared a similar stock shortage that would lead their prices to skyrocket in the hands of third-party sellers. Now the NES Mini is currently retailing on Amazon for $479.99 brand new, with its average Buy It Now price on eBay coming in at $279.99 — there’s even one seller attempting to flog the system for a whopping $800.

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