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#1 CheapyD

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 11:32 AM

Wii's in stock at Amazon Japan:
http://www.amazon.co...SIN/B000KFDO3A/


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Toys R Us in Kameido, Tokyo (taken 7/21/2007)
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Posted 03 August 2007 - 12:12 AM

Those TRU tickets remind me of when I was a teenager with the original nes. I'd have no money to buy a game, but I'd grab all the papers for the games I wanted from TRU, and then take them home. Whenever I got paid from whatever shit job you have when your 15, I'd shuffle thru my tickets and decide what game to go buy.

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#3 Loyaltist Shinra

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 02:40 AM

Wow what exciting and diffrent news that a common network retailer and a common super toy market store has the Wii in Stock. I should jump for joy that I can find something that was released yesterday in stores. Hurray there is brand new merchandise for sale at TRUS. Hurray.

#4 ratzombie

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 04:31 AM

Interesting, looks like Nintendo is stepping up Wii production before the holidays.

And I can't believe your TRU still uses those stupid tickets, I remember those back when I was a kid getting SNES games.

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 04:57 AM

^My local Toys R Us still uses tickets.
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#6 Graystone

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 07:04 AM

Wii's in stock at Amazon Japan:
http://www.amazon.co...SIN/B000KFDO3A/


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Toys R Us in Kameido, Tokyo (taken 7/21/2007)
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Holy shit TRU in Japan has the tickets.


Those TRU tickets remind me of when I was a teenager with the original nes. I'd have no money to buy a game, but I'd grab all the papers for the games I wanted from TRU, and then take them home. Whenever I got paid from whatever shit job you have when your 15, I'd shuffle thru my tickets and decide what game to go buy.


:lol: I remember around Christmas time my parents would tell me to take the tickets of the games I wanted.

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 07:40 AM

Japan may be in the future, but when you walk into TRU it seems to travel back in time to 1990. Tickets are for bikes and playsets! USA! USA!
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#8 Richlough

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 08:01 AM

And I can't believe your TRU still uses those stupid tickets, I remember those back when I was a kid getting SNES games.


I remember when they went to the ticket method during the Atari years .

They used to sacrifice 2 copies of the game to show you the front and back of the boxes trapped behind plexiglass .

Cool Cheapy , don't worry you'll have your US Wii soon to not play games on .

You'll also have a new friend code !!!

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 06:20 AM

I remember when they went to the ticket method during the Atari years .

You're showing your age, you damn old geezer.

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 06:39 AM

wow i remember this when i was kid. i got most of games at TRU using that ticket method. niice...and...

DAAAAaAYYYYUUUUUUUMMMM thats alot of tickets.
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Posted 04 August 2007 - 06:42 AM

wow i remember this when i was kid. i got most of games at TRU using that ticket method. niice...and...

DAAAAaAYYYYUUUUUUUMMMM thats alot of tickets.


Doesnt mean that they have that many Wiis............or do they.....

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 01:55 PM

Good to see that after 35 weeks the Wii isn't sold out everywhere.
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Posted 05 August 2007 - 06:21 PM

I smell a a bundle change coming after Christmas. Maybe they'll finally get rid of the Wii Sports Pack-in. At least give us some of those famous Nintendo colors.

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 08:42 PM

Cheapy must've gotten there on a good day. That's gotta be at least 50 tickets.
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#15 karkyco

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 09:00 PM

Dude I think I seriously need to get my eyes checked. I read the title as "Wife Getting Easier to Find in Tokyo" and thought, "WTF?!? Why is Cheapy's wife always getting lost?!? Is she trying to ditch him, or do they play some sort of weird city wide game of Hide and Seek?"

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 03:20 AM

Those TRU tickets remind me of when I was a teenager with the original nes. I'd have no money to buy a game, but I'd grab all the papers for the games I wanted from TRU, and then take them home. Whenever I got paid from whatever shit job you have when your 15, I'd shuffle thru my tickets and decide what game to go buy.


you asshole.. you're the reason i had to spend 5 hours a day doing inventory on that crap.
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#17 Link927

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 04:20 AM

you asshole.. you're the reason i had to spend 5 hours a day doing inventory on that crap.


You actually count how many papers are left?

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 04:26 AM

You actually count how many papers are left?


yeah, i kept an accurate representation of what we had in stock out on the shelf. can't have people buying product we don't have.

actually, the whole reason i broke into doing video game stuff at my toys r us is that the previous person didn't do such things, and got into a huge argument with the management about it.

man.. that was a while ago. nearly a decade in fact.
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Posted 07 August 2007 - 08:42 AM

I smell a a bundle change coming after Christmas. Maybe they'll finally get rid of the Wii Sports Pack-in. At least give us some of those famous Nintendo colors.


Maybe... but they had to buy Wii Sports separately in Japan.

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 11:58 AM

I smell a a bundle change coming after Christmas. Maybe they'll finally get rid of the Wii Sports Pack-in. At least give us some of those famous Nintendo colors.


theyll probably keep wiisports and add another game that tries to prove why the wii is better than all the other consoles because of its interactive controls

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 05:14 PM

hey cheapyd.... how come your in japan? (sorry i missed it... notice my join date)

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 02:27 PM

hey cheapyd.... how come your in japan? (sorry i missed it... notice my join date)


cheapy moved to japan cuz his wife got a better job there and cheaspy wanted to promote the xbox in japan wanted to make it popular

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 04:40 PM

Finnally They're instock,
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Posted 23 March 2009 - 01:40 PM

wii sucks, i have it, and it's collecting dust next to my broken ps3 (first gen 60gb).

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#25 ysdarkfact

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 04:49 PM

I can pretty much walk into any store and find a Wii. I was in my local walmart and they had about six of them.

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 09:56 PM

I can pretty much walk into any store and find a Wii. I was in my local walmart and they had about six of them.


That's how it should have been several years ago as well.

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