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Buy refurbished to save nearly $50 on a Nintendo Switch console this weekend only

For some unfortunate reason, people returned Nintendo Switch consoles, and they're now being resold as refurbished for just $249.99 via Newegg Flash (opens in new tab). A brand new version of this console would regularly cost you $299 at retailers like Amazon (opens in new tab), with refurbished models generally priced at $275 via Nintendo (opens in new tab). This sale is only set to last this weekend, and there's always the chance it sells out before it times out too, so don't wait too long before placing your order! The console in today's sale comes with Neon Red and Blue Joy-Con controllers, and shipping is free.

Purchasing a refurbished product sometimes feels like you're missing out by not grabbing it brand new, but you won't have to worry about your console working improperly or being in bad condition. They've each been tested and inspected to make sure they're in good, working condition, but just in case you're not happy with the item you receive, you have 30 days to return it for a refund and 60 days to return it for a replacement.

If that's not enough of a guarantee for you, Nintendo also offers refurbished Nintendo Switch consoles which have been directly refurbished by them to make sure they're up to company standards. Plus, these models come with a one-year warranty, though they come in a plain cardboard box without the standard packaging. They're available for $275 (opens in new tab) via Nintendo's official eBay store and come with free shipping too.

Now that you've got a Switch on the way, you may want to order some games for it as well. Super Mario Party (opens in new tab) is a great addition to any game collection, while The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (opens in new tab) would also be a great pickup and is holding its place as one of the most essential titles for the console.

Also, every Nintendo Switch owner should know that you can score a full year of Nintendo Switch Online for free if you have an Amazon Prime (opens in new tab) account.

Alex is a recent graduate from the University of North Florida with a background in sales and merchandising. When he’s not hunting down the next great deals to post on Thrifter, he can be found posting music on his Soundcloud page and working on his eBay business.