It's official: Nintendo's miniature SNES Classic Edition is practically perfect. For just $80, this official remake of the 1991 Super Nintendo Entertainment System lets you play 21 of the very best SNES games -- heck, some of the best games ever made -- on a modern HDTV. It goes on sale this Friday, Sept. 29. Actually finding one? That's a different story. Last year's NES Classic proved nearly impossible to buy, and last month's preorders for the new SNES Classic were an utter shitshow. I'm here to help. I've been emailing every major retailer that'll carry the SNES Classic in the US, and I've got a few tricks for finding hard-to-find gadgets too. Here's everything I know about when -- and where -- to be ready. Update, Sept. 29, 8:55 a.m. PT: If you're in one of 18 major US cities, you may be able to pick up a SNES Classic at an Amazon Treasure Truck, a new roving depot the retail giant just launched. Update, Sept. 29, 11:05 a.m. PT: Reading these words? It's probably too late for you to find the SNES Classic at a retail store today, and both GameStop and ThinkGeek appear to be sold out online as well. Definitely hit up a Target or Best Buy if it's convenient (and not heavily trafficed) but maybe don't drive long distance. Our other non-retail instructions may still work.  1. Know your stores I've personally confirmed that every one of these retailers will offer the SNES Classic Edition on Friday to walk-in customers at brick-and-mortar stores. None of them plan to open their doors early -- except the Nintendo World Store.   Walmart: Every single Walmart will have units "while supplies last" -- and many Walmarts are open 24 hours a day. Those stores will begin sales at 12:01 a.m. local time (a minute after midnight), ahead of practically every other store. Other Walmart locations open as early as 5 or 6 a.m. Best Buy: Every single Best Buy will have "limited quantities," and stores will start handing out tickets at 7 a.m. local time, first-come first-served, to anyone who's already in line. Best Buy stores generally open at 10 a.m., so you may have an extra three-hour wait, but you (probably) won't walk away disappointed if you've already secured a ticket. Best