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The Wii U Pre-Order Thread - $349.99/$299.99 - 11/18/12


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#4321 therealdanhill

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 10:34 PM

Just saw old navy's bf ad... Free New Mario bros U w/ $40 purchase and they are giving away 1000 wii u basic systems.

http://bfads.net/Ad/Old-Navy-2012



Oh hell yeah! I have the game preordered at Gamestop so I guess I'll hang onto it until I get it from Old Navy and then return it and grab ZombiU or something.

I don't get the decision to not have a GameCube disc reader on the system. Is it just to resell GCN games as eShop downloads later? Is it to keep the cost down? I can't imagine adding GameCube BC would cost a lot of money.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 10:36 PM

For the third year in a row...I'll be camping out at Old Navy!!!

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 10:37 PM

Oh hell yeah! I have the game preordered at Gamestop so I guess I'll hang onto it until I get it from Old Navy and then return it and grab ZombiU or something.


Yeah, im going to still pick up the one I had on pre-order and if I get lucky and get one at Old Navy, ill take that back and return it to gamestop.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 10:38 PM

A Target somewhat near me has an 8GB preorder available. Thinking about nabbing it. Would I need to drive there to get the card or is there any other way?

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 10:40 PM

I wonder how many copies they'll get to give out. Not worth it if they only get like 20 or so.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 10:42 PM

A Target somewhat near me has an 8GB preorder available. Thinking about nabbing it. Would I need to drive there to get the card or is there any other way?


You'd have to go in store to get it. Target doesn't have an in-store pick up or anything like that.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 10:43 PM

first in line or checkout? My wife could potentially get this. :)

First in line, they hand out wristbands and keep the game behind the counter till checkout. Also those returning to gamestop remember to take off the old navy sticker covering the original UPC. Ran into that problem when they gave out dance central.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 10:46 PM

My wife said she wants to do the Old Navy deal, I know it's early, but would anyone say, in the case of a midnight opening, showing up at 10pm would be good enough?

I don't get the decision to not have a GameCube disc reader on the system. Is it just to resell GCN games as eShop downloads later? Is it to keep the cost down? I can't imagine adding GameCube BC would cost a lot of money.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 10:48 PM

Canceled my GameStop mario u order because of this deal and got black ops 2 instead sweet deal done before for dance central a few years back


I can assure all of you that it will be VERY difficult to get Mario U. A few years ago they did it for Lego Rock Band and if you weren't in line for a LOOOOONG time you did not get it. I believe the store near us had (via friends on Facebook) .... 4 copies of the game.

Old Navy knows that they will lose bunches of money if they have stacks of this game available. Create a desire to get the game, reward a few, see how many people come into your store because of it.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 10:49 PM

My wife said she wants to do the Old Navy deal, I know it's early, but would anyone say, in the case of a midnight opening, showing up at 10pm would be good enough?

9-10 usually worked for me, they hand out the wristbands around 11 when the line gets ludicrous.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 10:51 PM

Wow, this hurricane is really screwing me! No Best Buys or Target are opened around here.

#4332 klimb22

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 11:00 PM

Just saw old navy's bf ad... Free New Mario bros U w/ $40 purchase and they are giving away 1000 wii u basic systems.


http://bfads.net/Ad/Old-Navy-2012

Wow!

Oh hell yeah! I have the game preordered at Gamestop so I guess I'll hang onto it until I get it from Old Navy and then return it and grab ZombiU or something.


Yeah, im going to still pick up the one I had on pre-order and if I get lucky and get one at Old Navy, ill take that back and return it to gamestop.

I'm thinking about doing the same as you guys.

I can assure all of you that it will be VERY difficult to get Mario U. A few years ago they did it for Lego Rock Band and if you weren't in line for a LOOOOONG time you did not get it. I believe the store near us had (via friends on Facebook) .... 4 copies of the game.

Old Navy knows that they will lose bunches of money if they have stacks of this game available. Create a desire to get the game, reward a few, see how many people come into your store because of it.

You've got a point. People line up at Old Navy for $20 bags and $1 flip-flops.

#4333 Justin42

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 11:12 PM

The new City Target in Westwood CA just got pre-order cards either back in stock, or in stock the first time, depending on who you ask. (I was there last week and was told they were sold out, but that they'd get more in, and there they were today). I just picked up a Deluxe pre-order for kicks; I have one on layaway at Walmart but for $5 I don't mind having a backup plan.

Of course the guy had NO IDEA how they were handling pre-orders and had NO CLUE what the situation was for pickup. Finally, when I had asked him enough questions, he suddenly said "Oh, I forgot!" and had me sign up on their pre-order list that was for ANY pre-orders. I was the only Wii pre-order on that sheet (maybe they had another page?).. but they wanted my name and phone number and then he told me they'd call me when it was available. So who knows how this will pan out.

I think they had like 3 Deluxe and 5 Basic cards left, they must have just gone up today... and they're not with the Wii pre-orders, they're on a different kiosk in electronics, at the end of the aisle that has the 3DS/DS systems.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 11:38 PM

First in line, they hand out wristbands and keep the game behind the counter till checkout. Also those returning to gamestop remember to take off the old navy sticker covering the original UPC. Ran into that problem when they gave out dance central.

Thanks.

Any idea how many will be in stock? Can't read the fine print.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 11:43 PM

Just saw old navy's bf ad... Free New Mario bros U w/ $40 purchase and they are giving away 1000 wii u basic systems.


http://bfads.net/Ad/Old-Navy-2012

Thanks for this. Fine print says:

Prior to store opening on Friday November 23 in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico), customers will form a line outside the store and a store associate(s) will pass out one wristband per person aged 16 (think it says 16) or older, starting with the front of the line while supplies last. There are an extremely limited amount of available wristbands per store, which will be distributed on a first come first serve basis, and Old Navy cannot guarantee that all customers in line will receive a wristband. Subject to availability, wristbands are good for one New Super Mario Bros. U video game with a qualifying purchase of $40 or more, and must be surrendered after purchases. GiftCards, packaging, taxes, and prior purchases do not qualify toward the minimum purchase requirement. May not be returned or exchanged. Limit one New Super Mario Bros. U video game per person, family or household. Store hours may vary by location. Select outlet stores open at 10pm Thurs. 11/22 for giveaway. Check your local store for details. No rainchecks. Wii u system not included. NSMBU: ® 2012 Nintendo. Nintendo properties are trademarks of Nintendo.




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Posted 05 November 2012 - 11:46 PM

While I could use some new jeans and a new sweater, I think I'll just pay for both separately. I fucking hate Black Friday crowds. Sweet deal if you needed clothes or were buying gifts though!

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 11:52 PM

Stupid question, but I pre-ordered the Black Wii U at Gamestop. Do I have to pick it up right away or is their a deadline?

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:26 AM

I wouldn't count on being able to flip for much of a profit, the original Wii was released also on mid November, I remember I just walked in a walmart and got one a few days later.

If you're telling the truth, then your situation was definitely an exception. A year later, people were still buying the Wii for up to $700 on eBay. It was very hard to get for quite a while. People died trying to get the damn thing.


$150 Tickle Me Elmo

Only $150? When that sucker came out, our local news station was constantly reporting about people paying $1000-$2000 for that stupid toy. Same thing for Furby. Zhu Zhu Pets only got up to about $500, I think.


Now where did I put that $600 doorstop at. ='(

Ha ha, I'm happy to say I only paid half as much for my doorstop. And I paid for it with money from online surveys, so I'm not too bitter about it. I also didn't pay for my Vita out of pocket, but I am a little bitter about that one. Hopefully I'll feel better when I can get my hands on AC Liberation.


Serious? My wife likes to buy crap from there anyhow. I'll have to check that out.

They've been doing this for a couple of years and it's always a fucking mad house there.


I wonder how many copies they'll get to give out. Not worth it if they only get like 20 or so.

If it's anything like previous years, it very much won't be worth it. I believe our store had something like 8 to 10 and they were spoken for hours before the store opened.


First in line, they hand out wristbands and keep the game behind the counter till checkout. Also those returning to gamestop remember to take off the old navy sticker covering the original UPC. Ran into that problem when they gave out dance central.

Just take the disc out. Problem solved.


My wife said she wants to do the Old Navy deal, I know it's early, but would anyone say, in the case of a midnight opening, showing up at 10pm would be good enough?

Previously, our store opened at 2 AM, I believe, and there were already a few hundred people in line by 10 PM (their opening time was different, I think, because it operates out of a mall). But based on my experiences, I think most of these people had no idea that a game was involved.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:52 AM

Stupid question, but I pre-ordered the Black Wii U at Gamestop. Do I have to pick it up right away or is their a deadline?


My receipt says "Upcoming release products will be held for 48 hours after release". You're probably better of picking it ASAP, so you can't get boned though. I'll be in front of Best Buy to get my first choice console there, but if they pull some shit, I'm running over to GS ASAP so I can't get boned there either.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:55 AM

Yeah, they should hold the preorder for 2 days. But with something as hot as this, there's always a chance it could get released just a bit earlier by mistake.

I plan on getting there (Gamestop) by noonish to get mine. I don't think I have to line up before they open, but I don't want to let it sit for too long either. I might as well make a lunch trip out of it, and maybe hit up Costco and Target too (for other stuff, not the Wii U).

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 01:01 AM

You can search at the link below to see if any of the Wii U kiosks are near you.

http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu/events

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 01:21 AM

You can search at the link below to see if any of the Wii U kiosks are near you.

http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu/events


I can tell you right now it is not accurate. It is missing the one at my closest Gamestop which has been there for at least a week if not longer. And unlike the Target ones, it actually has a playable demo!

Actually, it is missing the one I saw at Target too. Within 20 miles of me all it shows is 1 Best Buy and 2 Gamestops. There is a much closer Best Buy and several more Target and Gamestop stores not being shown (and 2 of those I know for sure have them). But, yeah, I suppose it is a starting point in any case. But with it missing so many places I wouldn't use it as the sole guide (if I felt inclined to go visit one it would have me driving 20 miles further than I'd need to).

Do all GS, Target, and Best Buy stores have them at this point?

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 01:28 AM

My local Best Buy doesn't. Gaming Manager said they won't either, because they can't give up any more floor space for it.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 02:37 AM

Do all GS, Target, and Best Buy stores have them at this point?


I was in my local Target yesterday and they did not have one.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 02:38 AM

Just to reiterate, if anyone has multiple preorders in Southern/Central New Jersey, please let me know! (I hope this isn't against the site's rules. I am not entirely sure)

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 02:41 AM

Brighton, CO Target has 2 more 8GB reservation cards left.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 02:55 AM

Wow, this hurricane is really screwing me! No Best Buys or Target are opened around here.


Yikes. Priorities man. It doesn't work without electricity lol

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 03:00 AM

Saw my wii U today. I told the Walmart layaway chick I wanted to make sure I was not screwed for paying it off. I read on another forum about their layaway screwing up orders that get paid up early. Anyway she found my name in the folder and went back and took a pic on her phone and showed me mine with my named receipt on it. Customer service at Walmart? They had 3 total wii U's so far.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 03:06 AM

Saw my wii U today. I told the Walmart layaway chick I wanted to make sure I was not screwed for paying it off. I read on another forum about their layaway screwing up orders that get paid up early. Anyway she found my name in the folder and went back and took a pic on her phone and showed me mine with my named receipt on it. Customer service at Walmart? They had 3 total wii U's so far.


I want to see mine now! Hahaha I wonder if GS got theirs yet.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 03:12 AM

My receipt says "Upcoming release products will be held for 48 hours after release". You're probably better of picking it ASAP, so you can't get boned though. I'll be in front of Best Buy to get my first choice console there, but if they pull some shit, I'm running over to GS ASAP so I can't get boned there either.


Thanks, I'm not 100% sure I really want it, but i'm sure my 7 year old would like it as a Father Son Xmas gift. I'm assuming I can return it within 30 days if I change my mind.