Should You Wait for Black Friday to Buy a Nintendo Switch?

No need to wait till Black Friday for a Black Friday Nintendo Switch discount

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Is Black Friday the best time to buy a Nintendo Switch?

Many big retailers try to hype up Black Friday and Cyber Monday. They promise big deals and discounts for this one day and then offer up a small sale when it's time to check out. Refurbished electronics are a surefire way to get great tech at a great price. At Back Market, we see through the hype, so we have deals every day of the year. (Bonus: our deals beat a lot of major retailers' deals.)

So if you really want a Black Friday Nintendo Switch deal, don't feel like you need to wait until Black Friday or any day — start shopping and saving today, or whenever you want.

Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals: What to expect when shopping?

If you search for Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals, you may realize that you're not seeing many (or any) significant discounts from big retailers on new Switches. With everyone hunting for the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, it's easy to overlook the deals on devices, like video game consoles, that are already out there.

On Back Market, you'll be able to find deals year-round on Switches that work as great as new. So whenever you're ready to buy a Nintendo Switch and start gaming, we'll be here with Switches. 


👉 Maybe you are more interested in PlayStation deals for Black Friday? Don't worry, we got you covered.


Should I Buy a Nintendo Switch Now?

Regardless of what time of year it is, you'll always be able to find a better deal on the Nintendo Switch if you search for a refurbished one. At Back Market, we work with 1,500 professional sellers that have proven track records (only 1 out of 3 pass our tests). All our items are quality controlled and sent to you squeaky clean inside and out.

If you spot a good deal for a refurbished Switch that's in mint condition, you can skip the Black Friday sales (or any sale). 

What is the Cheapest Price on a Nintendo Switch?

A new Nintendo Switch is usually $300 or more. But at Back Market, you might be able to find a deal for a refurbished Switch that's under $200, which is a pretty good deal. Also, we've got a 1-year warranty and returns within 30 days, so now you can comfortably avoid the frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals.

What do you need to know about the Nintendo Switch Lite?

If you want a Switch that can plug into a dock to use with a TV, go for the original Switch. The Switch Lite doesn’t have this feature, so it limits your ability to have a group game night with friends. The Switch Lite is also missing the rumble motor, IR camera, and Joy-Cons(!). It has a slightly smaller screen, too.

But it makes up for those shortcomings with a D-pad and $199 MSRP. Plus, a new Switch Lite is already under $200. The Nintendo Switch Lite can also play the same games in the Nintendo Switch library as long as they support handheld mode.

Is a Nintendo Switch Lite worth it?

If you just want a portable console to play your favorite games on, consider buying a refurbished Switch Lite. Sure, there are fewer bells and whistles, but it's all about what you're looking for and the games you're interested in playing with a Nintendo Switch. The Nintendo Switch acts as both a home game console and a handheld.

But the Nintendo Switch Lite is a more affordable option, and it's widely recognized as one of the best handheld gaming systems to date. Again, think about what you're looking for and get the best option for you (or a friend). You really can't go wrong with either Switch.

Bottom line: Are Black Friday deals the time to shop for a Nintendo Switch?

Ultimately, if you're looking for a sweet deal on a new Nintendo Switch, most Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals will save you a couple of bucks. But if you're looking to get a great deal on a Nintendo Switch, then maybe check out refurbished tech first and avoid the madness of discounted holiday shopping.


👉 Why wait to get a discount, when you can get an even better deal now. 

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