@NianticOfficial so the store no longer states coming soon. But there is no place to purchase. So did they go on sale and we missed it without notice?
If we miss, hopefully what Brian said will be true... more than 2 waves.
If its answers you seek, you are in the wrong place.
PS My opinion is that they haven’t been made available. Continue refreshing accordingly...
edit: disagree with me, but has anything been posted about the availability of these kits on the forums?
Couldn't find anything in forums. They used to have them on the store saying coming soon. Now the picture is still there with no coming soon. Just the pictures with no place to make an order. Just don't want to miss out like the last order.
They have not come up for sale. If they did, you would see half a dozen threads in here of people missing out. Just keep refreshing the store and hope you are one of the lucky ones who is paying attention at exactly the right time. 👀 It might be a bit better situation for the US players this time around because the rest of us can't participate.
Aaaaand they are sold out. 1400 packs in 20 minutes, gone like the wind.
Sale has started, gogogo! https://shop.nianticlabs.com/nl-1331-birthday-kit
Wow. That was fast.
20 min.. not enough kits again lol...
Could you please sell me to "ADA"?
Niantic must be an encourager of scalping/reselling with a limit of 25 kits per order and limited packs.
Bummer, just went into a meeting for 30 minutes and missed it. Yo, @Diesel40 you get one?
I also have been sitting on the site hoping to grab a pack or two for First Saturday prizes - my one chance to actually supply some incentive for effort at those events. And then my meeting schedule got crazy. :(
Well, that was dumb. Again.
Nope, I checked and went to go take a shower. When I came back they were gone... ugh @ZeroHecksGiven I was supposed to have the alert set up on two different emails as a warning. Guess that doesn't work.
2am my local time. Lame.
I mean... also not available in your region...
Umm..how do people get notified about the sale. I had two different email accounts set up for notifications. I'm on the telegram that is supposed to notify you. I refuse to encourage these scalpers by purchasing anything on eBay!!!
I have yet to get an email notifying me that it was available to purchase.
I have had success using a Chrome extension that refreshes the page every 45 seconds on a second PC. Hoping that I would notice the page changed.
@NianticBrian @NianticOfficial how do people get notified of the sale for the birthday packages? I have two different email accounts set up for notifications. I'm on several telegram groups that were supposed to alert me. Nothing on any of them. I literally went to take a shower and came back and they are gone. Please I just want one. I'm not the ones buying 25 per person so they can get scalped on eBay.i know the van medal will be on the app but I wanted the Misty Hannah and other swag for my collection. Thanks
Niantic should at least make a comment to confirm that they're going to have these available for other regions. I understand they're probably getting that situated with Brand Fuel due to customs and pricing point (BF has a physical location in the UK and Singapore from reading their website) but it would help avert FOMO from people on here.
I'm quite capable of organising USA delivery, but thanks for the commentary.
Also signed up for sale updates and received nothing.
If you have 1200 kits, why allow ordering of 25 per person???? So literally only 48 people can empty the store immediately?
Start with 1 per person, then if you have leftovers, unlock more. Instead you just fed ebay and screwed regular agents.
The only way to fix this would be to offer the exact same kits in the store with the medals, for as long as it takes to drop the scalpers' prices on ebay.
on telegram the group IUENG ppl write instant its released. since its so limited kits i doubt they will send out emails for this.,. better hang out in a chat group so u get quicker notified its out..
Exactly, why 25 kits per order? Why not limit the kits to 1-2 per account?
because I could never buy, and now there are no products
Unfortunately, one kit has a Buy It Now price for $600.00 in Ebay.
is this really, how can this be possible 600 dlrs come on
Unfortunately, Yes. I cannot believe that it would be resold at that price. There are no rules that prevent the seller from exploiting the loophole in Niantic's ordering process either. Is Niantic going to do something proactive about it or will it just sit back and watch the whole situation implode?
good profit someone made... 25$ turned into 600$... thats just crazy lame someone does that....
The eBay description is off. It's not a 2021 NL-1331 card. Possible flipper karma happening there if a savvy customer catches that detail.
That's what that kit was sold as......