This is weird. The 3DS XL is less than a month away from being released, and we still can't pre order it off Amazon. I really don't want to pre order at Gamestop since gamestop is a rip off. I hope amazon starts taking pre orders soon.
I'm pretty sure Amazon wants to sell it - any number of reasons a pre order isn't available. Suppliers not providing allocation, Nintendo not providing supply. Imagine the frustration if we were an Amazon employee and we couldn't activate the pre order! Still hoping they take pre orders soon.
I have to pay sales tax for BB here, but I will cancel my pre order with the in-store pickup if Amazon puts their pre order up. Actually, here's a thing too... The system is supposed to launch on a Sunday. Are Sunday deliveries even made via UPS or FedEx?
A quick glance makes it look like Amazon doesn't sell ANY Nintendo systems, it's all third-party sellers (and maybe Amazon Warehouse Deals). I'm hoping they'll get the pre-orders up, but I'm not counting on it.
FYI ... My launch 3DS shipped out from Amazon last year. I'm not saying Amazon will or won't ship the XL initially, but they have shipped Ninetendo in the past, at least at launch, and I would be surprised if they leave the XL model only to 3rd parties.