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


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#5461 TimboSliceGB

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:04 AM

And don't want a Charging cradle/stand.

Or 24GB of extra space.

Big difference for $50.


it's called external harddrive which most people already have, i could careless about charging cradle/ who the heck needs a stand i will not use wii U to video chat so it's pointless. they should have made deluxe version in white the black is too much of finger print magnet.

#5462 rbarba4

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:25 AM

Is everyone else here who pre ordered a wii u at target going when they open in hopes they won't give away your pre order? I keep getting told different things by different workers there so I am hoping to get there right as they open


My Target and Walmart preorders are my backups. Don't plan to line-sit at all for this launch. I'll see how that goes. Besides, I checked with a couple Targets and they both told me they're required to hold the preorders for 7 days

Only care about getting one system so I'll release those once I'm good. Checking with friends and family to see if any of them want to take over one of my extras. If not, I may just go to the store and make someone's day and sell it to them for the 5 I paid

I've never used layaway at Walmart and this situation I think is a first for them but maybe someone can answer this question. I preordered on Oct 14 and of course the release date is Nov 18 but I just thought about it, should I have made or make a payment tomorrow as think you have to make a payment every 30 days or am I wrong about this?


Yeah, didn't see any requirement. But figured it couldn't hurt to put another 10 down. Plan to move the money over to another item, if my BB preorder comes thru. And pay it off if BB fails me

#5463 endgamer

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:00 AM

My Target and Walmart preorders are my backups. Don't plan to line-sit at all for this launch. I'll see how that goes. Besides, I checked with a couple Targets and they both told me they're required to hold the preorders for 7 days


half the people said that target will hold them, the other half says that previous pre-orders they sold out their inventory and just went 'oops' when a pissed off pre-order holder came along. i'm really nervous, i can see them screwing this up easily. the cashier who i got the card from was 100% clueless on what it was and someone else came over and combined they managed to figure out that they needed to scan it after 3 minutes of reading it :wall:

#5464 Diggeh

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:50 AM

My card was just authorized twice for the preorder. For the SECOND TIME in TWO WEEKS. Best Buy, we don't all have $800 lying around!

The two charges:
CHKCARDBEST BUY RICHFIE MNUS
BEST BUY RICHFIELD

Last time it was sorted out by the morning, but this shouldn't happen. Ever.

Thank goodness there's only a few days left of this. Getting tired of Best Buy's antics. I miss Nintendo consoles on Amazon. :(

#5465 tightclaws

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:10 AM

My card was just authorized twice for the preorder. For the SECOND TIME in TWO WEEKS. Best Buy, we don't all have $800 lying around!

The two charges:
CHKCARDBEST BUY RICHFIE MNUS
BEST BUY RICHFIELD

Last time it was sorted out by the morning, but this shouldn't happen. Ever.

Thank goodness there's only a few days left of this. Getting tired of Best Buy's antics. I miss Nintendo consoles on Amazon. :(

This is pretty bad, Best Buy is run by people who have no clue how they're actions effect others and they don't really care. I can imagine doing this on debt card and being overdrawn by them, a new kind of hell.
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:14 AM

I've been following along for quite some time and I don't think I've seen anyone mention this... If there happens to be a line in front of Walmart on Saturday, does anyone think they will let people with preorders skip ahead and pick theirs up first? I mean, we're probably going to be in the minority and we did have the foresight to make a pre-order, so it'd be nice if we could either skip to the front of the line or get put into our own separate line (the latter being more convenient for everyone). Basically, I just want whatever will benefit ME the most.


Why are you posting here then? I think your jealous and forgot to preorder, so now your thread crapping. Go away it's a waste of your time.

It's really only a waste of our time. It's probably a comparatively productive use of his.

#5467 Diggeh

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:16 AM

This is pretty bad, Best Buy is run by people who have no clue how they're actions effect others and they don't really care. I can imagine doing this on debt card and being overdrawn by them, a new kind of hell.

The first time it happened it did overdraw me with a $25 fee, but after a quick email it turns out it...didn't overdraw me--it was an overnight thing. I mean, who expected a second authorization of $371?

There's a reason why they're going under. With Amazon not taking preorders, we're slowly losing reliable places to preorder consoles. Gamestop is notorious for lacking stock and not having enough preorders, TRU is decent but YMMV, Target has YMMV cards, Walmart has YMMV layaway (but paying it off counts as pick up!), and the rest are flimsy and very YMMV.

I'll gladly spend $30 on tax if it means I can buy a no-hassle console on Amazon.

#5468 gordojones88

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:45 AM

I've been following along for quite some time and I don't think I've seen anyone mention this... If there happens to be a line in front of Walmart on Saturday, does anyone think they will let people with preorders skip ahead and pick theirs up first? I mean, we're probably going to be in the minority and we did have the foresight to make a pre-order, so it'd be nice if we could either skip to the front of the line or get put into our own separate line (the latter being more convenient for everyone). Basically, I just want whatever will benefit ME the most.



I don't think it's gonna be a problem. Every store will know how many non-preorder consoles they have, and they will let the line know where it cuts off. You will be able to pick up your preorder when your turn in line comes up. With stores having likely limited availability, there won't be that many consoles to sell, hence not a long wait. For preorders, showing up 10 minutes before midnight should be fine.

So if a Walmart has 10 non-preorder consoles to sell, those 10 spots in line may very well be filled up by noon, 12 hours earlier. At that point, the line isn't gonna grow any longer. So showing up at the last minute is going to yield you the exact same spot in line, pretty much no matter how late you show up.
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#5469 jedi0077

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:55 AM

What I don't get is that the only playable game is Rayman and it is not even a launch game.


That's what I'm sayin.

#5470 cromb24

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:53 AM

All 3 of my pre-orders have "pending" charges on my credit card.
GameStop - Online Order
Best Buy - Online Order
Best Buy - Online Order w/ In-Store Pick Up.

All 3 orders were placed within a few days of the annoucement in September.

#5471 bimbady

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:18 PM

Got an e-mail from Nintendo World that they will be selling the Wii U on a first come, first serve basis with a whole bunch of other goodies.

I knew it.

Looks like all the shipments that WERE going to Amazon will be at the Nintendo World Store. I can't imagine anyone on line NOT going a Wii U.

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#5472 CHADSTONe

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:45 PM

So is "Buy 1 get 1 40% off" confirmed at toys r us starting Sunday?

#5473 jedi0077

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:54 PM

My Wii U is paid at Walmart. My backup is at Target. Then Best Buy. Backed up further by Meijer then Toys R Us, Sears and finally Max and Erma's. lol just Walmart will do for me. The conspiracy theory's on this thread would make a great Big Bang Theory.

#5474 jedi0077

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:56 PM

My Wii U is paid at Walmart. My backup is at Target. Then Best Buy. Backed up further by Meijer then Toys R Us, Sears and finally Max and Erma's. lol just Walmart will do for me. The conspiracy theory's on this thread would make a great Big Bang Theory.


And yes you guys are Sheldon

#5475 mustbepbs

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:03 PM

Basically, I just want whatever will benefit ME the most.


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#5476 prim4444

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:32 PM

So is "Buy 1 get 1 40% off" confirmed at toys r us starting Sunday?


Yes

#5477 advanced

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:36 PM

Yes


Dope. I guess I'll be headed out there after Best Buy if BB can't PM it.

Hopefully they'll have NSMBU and ZombiU in stock.

#5478 edallasplanet

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:50 PM

Which launch games are you guys getting? I'm getting New Super Mario Bros U and Zombie U.

#5479 Nintendonly

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 02:16 PM

Which launch games are you guys getting? I'm getting New Super Mario Bros U and Zombie U.


Avoid Zombi U. It's launch shovelware.

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:ps3:- Nothing, atari_jaguar.png- Elansar, Pippin01.gif- Super Marathon
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#5480 Sir_Fragalot

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 02:19 PM

Which launch games are you guys getting? I'm getting New Super Mario Bros U and Zombie U.

Just Epic Mickey 2. I refuse to buy another NSMB game until they at least change the goddamn music.
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#5481 ProppaT

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 02:20 PM

Avoid Zombi U. It's launch shovelware.


Avoid Nintendonly comments. They're shovelware.

#5482 SteveGo

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 02:21 PM

Avoid Zombi U. It's launch shovelware.


And you know this how?

Just Epic Mickey 2. I refuse to buy another NSMB game until they at least change the goddamn music.


That's an unfortunate reason to miss Mario's debut in HD.

#5483 ch2423

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 02:26 PM

I've been following along for quite some time and I don't think I've seen anyone mention this... If there happens to be a line in front of Walmart on Saturday, does anyone think they will let people with preorders skip ahead and pick theirs up first? I mean, we're probably going to be in the minority and we did have the foresight to make a pre-order, so it'd be nice if we could either skip to the front of the line or get put into our own separate line (the latter being more convenient for everyone). Basically, I just want whatever will benefit ME the most.


I believe the layaway preorders will be picked up at the layaway desk while the extras will be sold through the electronics department. There shouldn't be a wait at all for preorders. Then again, this is Walmart and anything is possible and probably on a store to store basis.

#5484 ZombieToast

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 02:27 PM

I don't think it's gonna be a problem. Every store will know how many non-preorder consoles they have, and they will let the line know where it cuts off. You will be able to pick up your preorder when your turn in line comes up. With stores having likely limited availability, there won't be that many consoles to sell, hence not a long wait. For preorders, showing up 10 minutes before midnight should be fine.

So if a Walmart has 10 non-preorder consoles to sell, those 10 spots in line may very well be filled up by noon, 12 hours earlier. At that point, the line isn't gonna grow any longer. So showing up at the last minute is going to yield you the exact same spot in line, pretty much no matter how late you show up.

Yeah, good point. I keep forgetting that they're only opening so people can buy a Wii U and that there's a limited number. There might still be a big turnout, but if I can't handle the crowd for some reason, at least I know I can just come back later.


I believe the layaway preorders will be picked up at the layaway desk while the extras will be sold through the electronics department. There shouldn't be a wait at all for preorders. Then again, this is Walmart and anything is possible and probably on a store to store basis.

Considering that our Walmart will only be open specifically for the Wii U, I'm hoping I won't have to worry about a huge crowd. But I guess I won't really know for sure until this weekend.


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It was a joke, by the way. But when you think about it...who doesn't want things to work out in their favor?

#5485 Nico8912

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 02:28 PM

Avoid Nintendonly comments. They're shovelware.


Just look at his profile over here <- XBL and PSN tags. Clearly just a trolling twit we should all ignore.

Edited by Nico8912, 14 November 2012 - 02:29 PM.
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#5486 Nintendonly

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 02:31 PM

Just look at his profile over here <- XBL and PSN tags. Clearly just a trolling twit we should all ignore.


Profile over where? Sorry, I don't have an XBL tag.

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icon_snes.gif- Nothing, 11m9gn4.png- Nothing
:3ds:- Monster Rancher Advance 2, :psp:- Nothing
:ps3:- Nothing, atari_jaguar.png- Elansar, Pippin01.gif- Super Marathon
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 02:33 PM

i also have zombiu and nsmb u pre-ordered. i'm a little worried about nsmbu as i just finished nsmb2 for the 3ds and it wasn't as good as i was hoping. Still excited about the system and i saw a video of nsmbu graphics and they looked pretty good.

whoever is claiming zombiu isn't good any evidence to go with that? Or did Nintendo send you a review copy because they value your opinion on CAG so much

#5488 MoCiWe

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 02:35 PM

Also getting NSMB and ZombiU at first (along with NintendoLand), may eventually pick up Scribblenauts, Tank!x3 and Rabbids Land out of the launch titles as well if I get some spare cash or the price is right.
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#5489 Nintendonly

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 02:36 PM

whoever is claiming zombiu isn't good any evidence to go with that?


The reviews to several sites were pushed back, heavily indicating that the game is getting negative reviews.

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:ps3:- Nothing, atari_jaguar.png- Elansar, Pippin01.gif- Super Marathon
Wii_U_platform_icon.png- Ducktales Remastered, 20g0cxd.png- Nothing


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Posted 14 November 2012 - 02:37 PM

I talked to the manager of my walmart store and she said to me to chill out LOL
She said I am guaranteed to get the system, since it is preodrered on layaway. They will put my system aside, no worries.
She also told me their store will get only one shipment this month, to cover preorders, walk ins and black friday (they will save some of them for black friday).
My store closes midnight, and reopens at 6 am. I was wondering If I can get my wii u just before the store closes at mignight on saturday.

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