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Turbografx-16 Mini preorders gone from Amazon

by marurun Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:48 pm

Now that the release date for this unit is only 2 weeks away, looks like you can no longer pre-order the system from Amazon. I wonder if this will turn out no only to be an Amazon exclusive, but a time-limited exclusive as well.
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Re: Turbografx-16 Mini preorders gone from Amazon

by dsheinem Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:04 pm

I think it has been this way for at least a few weeks now...I remember checking on the release date last month to see when my preorder might ship...and it was out of stock even then.

I just ordered a second controller, hopefully those are around for a bit.
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Re: Turbografx-16 Mini preorders gone from Amazon

by prfsnl_gmr Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:56 pm

Just speculation...they might be having trouble with their supply chains ATM if the TG16 is being manufactured in China (which, I suspect, it is).
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Re: Turbografx-16 Mini preorders gone from Amazon

by samsonlonghair Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:11 pm

prfsnl_gmr wrote:Just speculation...they might be having trouble with their supply chains ATM if the TG16 is being manufactured in China (which, I suspect, it is).

Bingo! Right now is a bad time to try to spin up manufacturing on a new electronic product.
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Re: Turbografx-16 Mini preorders gone from Amazon

by opa Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:09 pm

I noticed this last night. I was gonna preorder but forgot sooooo....
hopefully they make more? If not I'll live
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Re: Turbografx-16 Mini preorders gone from Amazon

by marurun Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:27 pm

Apparently Amazon.jp has all 3 variants still available for pre-order, so I am not sure what’s up.
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Re: Turbografx-16 Mini preorders gone from Amazon

by dsheinem Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:02 am

Looks like the Coronavirus is to blame: https://kotaku.com/turbografx-16-mini-d ... 1842145102
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Re: Turbografx-16 Mini preorders gone from Amazon

by bmoc Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:11 am

Well crap. I had a feeling that might be the case. At least they notified folks before the release date had come and gone.
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Re: Turbografx-16 Mini preorders gone from Amazon

by Gunstar Green Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:07 pm

I've seen Amazon freeze pre-orders before due to delays and uncertain supply so it's definitely because of the issues being caused by COVID-19.
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Re: Turbografx-16 Mini preorders gone from Amazon

by retrosportsgamer Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:14 pm

Amazon re-opened these up with the delay - FYI
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