I've been in talks with the manufacturer of the RS-97 which has just started production of the Retro Game+ or RS-97+ and I am looking at placing an order of 100 of them to sell in North America.
To be clear there would be no preordering involved, I would only list them for sale once I have them in-stock so no giving me your money and waiting weeks or months for me to get enough preorders to place an order with the manufacturer.
The price would be $56 including shipping anywhere in the US, I also would intend on shipping to Canada and Mexico once I get the packaging dimensions and weight from them to calculate international shipping costs and possibly shipping worldwide eventually.
To be honest in all likelihood Chinese sellers who can order thousands of the devices will likely offer the device for slightly cheaper when they get stock but what I can offer is quick shipping from inside the US with no waiting weeks for e-packet delivery from China and I will stand behind what I sell with easy returns if you have an issue.
For those of you familiar with me on the GPD side of things I run a parts store for GPD products in the US.https://www.ebay.com/str/MJPIAs-GPD-parts-store
Over the past year I've sold over 500 various parts for different GPD devices and I will stand behind what I sell, if you get a defective product I will make it right.
This is an image of the RS-97+
Here's a short clip of the RS-97+ playing street fighter using the nub to fire off shoryuken and hadoukens.
Currently the Plus uses the same CPU as the RS-97 but the main improvements are the additional nub, a improved easier to hit reset switch, a much larger battery (Either 1500mah or 1800mah instead of the 890mah battery in the RS-97, I've been told two different things and the prototype in the video uses a smaller 1200mah battery) and a 320x240 screen resolution instead of the weird 320x480 resolution of the RS-97.
I've got quotes from the manufacturer and they are willing to work with me, at this point I just want to gauge market interest and see if there's interest in this new device before I decide whether or not to pull the trigger.
Thanks for your time.