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


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#4381 madcatz1999

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 05:23 PM

I was disappointed to find out that the WalMart on Almaden in San Jose WONT be having a midnight launch. (In fact they werent even 100% sure theyll have them in the store on release day...)

I don't think anyone's heard any news about ANY Walmart having non-preordered consoles in stock on release day. Not saying they will or won't, but don't think anyone's actually been told yet.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 05:40 PM

I don't think anyone's heard any news about ANY Walmart having non-preordered consoles in stock on release day. Not saying they will or won't, but don't think anyone's actually been told yet.


They've only been doing layaway for the deluxe systems, so I've been assuming that they've been saving their basic models for walk up customers on launch day. I doubt you'll find any deluxe models, though.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 05:52 PM

Have a quick question, i just bought 3 of those pre-sale card at targets last night, I have to pay $5 for each card.

First, does it limits to two unit per person? if it does i might have to bring somone with me.
Second, the guy at check out told me i can go any target to "claim/buy" my Wii U on release day, is that correct??
Third, do i need my receipt to buy it?

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P.S. Anyone hear any update on the pre-order from bestbuy yet?



first most targets are doing 1 per person so you might need three total people.

2nd you can use your card at other targets but not to get a preordered one only to get the giftcard towards a non preorderd one since that store is only holding 5 of each version for the people that preordered there. thats how it works with games but they will be more strict since its a console.

3rd. most likely to prove you preordered at that target to pick it up. my store is

#4384 madcatz1999

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 05:56 PM

They've only been doing layaway for the deluxe systems, so I've been assuming that they've been saving their basic models for walk up customers on launch day. I doubt you'll find any deluxe models, though.

True, didn't think about that. They would almost assuredly have some basic consoles on launch day, then, I would think.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 05:57 PM

first most targets are doing 1 per person so you might need three total people.

2nd you can use your card at other targets but not to get a preordered one only to get the giftcard towards a non preorderd one since that store is only holding 5 of each version for the people that preordered there. thats how it works with games but they will be more strict since its a console.

3rd. most likely to prove you preordered at that target to pick it up. my store is


If they all of a sudden require a receipt, they're going to have some pissed off customers. I know I no longer have my receipt. No one said anything about keeping it. My understanding is that they'd match the unique barcode on the back with whatever was scanned at purchase.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 06:05 PM

If they all of a sudden require a receipt, they're going to have some pissed off customers. I know I no longer have my receipt. No one said anything about keeping it. My understanding is that they'd match the unique barcode on the back with whatever was scanned at purchase.


I really hope they are truly putting away the consoles and matching up the barcodes on the back of the reservation cards. I really don't feel like standing in line on a Sunday morning only to find out that they gave away my pre-order.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 06:13 PM

If they all of a sudden require a receipt, they're going to have some pissed off customers. I know I no longer have my receipt. No one said anything about keeping it. My understanding is that they'd match the unique barcode on the back with whatever was scanned at purchase.



There is no unique barcode on those cards. Why wouldnt you just keep your card and receipt together? I stapled my receipt to my card.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 06:20 PM

Fuck i want a fucking wii u but i can't fucking pre-order that bitch no where. I'm bout to go terminator up in dis mutha

#4389 ProppaT

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 06:25 PM

There is no unique barcode on those cards. Why wouldnt you just keep your card and receipt together? I stapled my receipt to my card.


Because I took my cards and put them in the credit card holder in my wallet so I wouldn't lose them. The receipt had all sorts of items on it (groceries, etc). No one said to keep the receipt, so why would I? I only keep receipts for major purchases...

#4390 bojay1997

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 06:44 PM

Because I took my cards and put them in the credit card holder in my wallet so I wouldn't lose them. The receipt had all sorts of items on it (groceries, etc). No one said to keep the receipt, so why would I? I only keep receipts for major purchases...


The question is why wouldn't you? It's a preorder and you know Target doesn't keep track like Gamestop or other retailers. So, common sense would indicate that you should retain the receipt.

#4391 jacknicklson

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 06:45 PM

Target can look up your receipts by credit card. Not sure if they can print them off, but worth a try
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 06:46 PM

Fuck i want a fucking wii u but i can't fucking pre-order that bitch no where. I'm bout to go terminator up in dis mutha


There's no preorder for Zanax or Zoloft though

#4393 leung19

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 06:46 PM

first most targets are doing 1 per person so you might need three total people.

2nd you can use your card at other targets but not to get a preordered one only to get the giftcard towards a non preorderd one since that store is only holding 5 of each version for the people that preordered there. thats how it works with games but they will be more strict since its a console.

3rd. most likely to prove you preordered at that target to pick it up. my store is



thanks for the info, where did u get the info about 1 per person? I might need to call Target and find out.
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 06:50 PM

There's no preorder for Zanax or Zoloft though



At my target they still have the basic model for pre-order, but i dont know how that is going to help u. sorry
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#4395 KratosGOW2525

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 06:52 PM

:lol:

There's no preorder for Zanax or Zoloft though



#4396 cubeenigma

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:20 PM

I wish that things could be copied, rather than transferred, from wii to Wii u. I'd like to transfer my miis but I don't want them all removed from my wii. Looks like I'll be making them over again.

from what ive read you can, just for the miis, copy them over without losing them on the original wii. you can do that now actually, from wii to wii using wiimotes

#4397 ProppaT

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:30 PM

The question is why wouldn't you? It's a preorder and you know Target doesn't keep track like Gamestop or other retailers. So, common sense would indicate that you should retain the receipt.


If you're supposed to keep your receipt, then what's the purpose of the card at all?

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:32 PM

If you're supposed to keep your receipt, then what's the purpose of the card at all?


Uhhhh so any cashier can ring it up without being a gaming specialist?

#4399 cold_young_thug

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:32 PM

Thinking about biting on hsn.com preorders but it is just me or is $500 just too much for a console? Thats how much the bundle is and they only added the damn headset, and the midrange level headset at that! it sounds like a shitty to me.

#4400 Donut2922

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:33 PM

Uhhhh so any cashier can ring it up without being a gaming specialist?


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#4401 EDiTOR9

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:42 PM

I Demo'd the unit at the local GS and was also impressed. The tablet is pretty nifty.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:43 PM

Uhhhh so any cashier can ring it up without being a gaming specialist?


It's going to be set aside behind the counter in electronics, so that's kind of a moot point.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:44 PM

I did too, the tablet was pretty neat. The Rayman Demo was funny and felt like Guitar Hero.

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#4404 bojay1997

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:53 PM

It's going to be set aside behind the counter in electronics, so that's kind of a moot point.


You missed the point. The cards were so you could check out at any register in the store, especially for those Targets that don't have the gaming section staffed all day and night. You will need both the card and a receipt to pick up the console as otherwise people would be shoplifting the cards and still getting the $5 credit at pickup plus the ability to buy the console. I would suggest you visit customer service the next time you go to that Target and see if they can pull up the receipt using your credit card info. Otherwise, you're probably screwed.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:57 PM

Welcome back and what did you do?


Thanks.

I got banned for the absolute silliest thing. Of all the ban worthy things I've said in the past, I got a week long timeout cause one of the mods (Have no idea which one) got offended about my choice of words. :D

In a nutshell, I said what Chris Christie said about people refusing to evacuate. (In the sandy thread mind you so it wasnt even ot) But in much more colorful language.

Bam! One week ban. (And sandy did a number on my house too.)

And that's all I have to say about that. ;)

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:59 PM

It's going to be set aside behind the counter in electronics, so that's kind of a moot point.


No it's not. You missed the point. Target did the smart thing. They made it so anyone can pay for it regardless of where they are in the store. They can get it from electronics and pay for it in regular checkout. Plus, they aren't set behind the electronics counter. They are out on the pegs so anyone can pick it up and not wait for an elecrronics person. They do this with all their preorder cards. I don't even have a single clue why you'd question this.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:05 PM

Thanks.

I got banned for the absolute silliest thing. Of all the ban worthy things I've said in the past, I got a week long timeout cause one of the mods (Have no idea which one) got offended about my choice of words. :D

In a nutshell, I said what Chris Christie said about people refusing to evacuate. But in much more colorful language.

Bam! One week ban. (And sandy did a number on my house too.)

And that's all I have to say about that. ;)

Holy crap, you got banned?:hot: I've been missin' stuff. Damn, wish I was in the thread to witness the on goings. Woulda had my popcorn out.
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#4408 Confucius

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:05 PM

Holy crap, you got banned?:hot: I've been missin' stuff. Damn, wish I was in the thread to witness the on goings. Woulda had my popcorn out.


There wasn't even an argument or anything. You didn't miss anything. /shrug

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:06 PM

I played the Wii U. Um....lol it's hard focusing on two screens at a time. The screen is smaller than I thought, but very sharp.
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:06 PM

You will need both the card and a receipt to pick up the console as otherwise people would be shoplifting the cards and still getting the $5 credit at pickup plus the ability to buy the console..


The cards need to be activated like gift cards. You can steal a million dollars in gift cards, but if they're not activated at the register and paid for, they're worthless.

As for needing the receipt... I'd imagine if you didn't have it they have information on the transaction, like the payment you used (credit card).

I doubt you'd need it anyway if they really are only setting aside the amount that the cards were sold. Who knows what's going on in their systems. If you tried to go to another Target with it they could deny you because the transaction was from another store. Too many variables to say either way.