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


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#5791 jacknicklson

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:33 PM

Colored electronics work for me for handhelds but my red wii ruins the aesthetic in my living room
No thanks

#5792 nugarp

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:35 PM

I live n Fairfax, Va. Best Buy in Fairlakes told me tonight that they are opening at Midnight Saturday night, and Gamestop is doing a 9AM Launch Sunday AM. Have two pre-paid at each store, and couldnt be more excited....GO NINTENDO! lol


Hah I called the BB in Rockville. And the WM in Fairlakes. I'll be at the WM :).

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#5793 goku2057

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:36 PM

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#5794 dennisb407

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:44 PM

when i pick up my wii u im bringing friends we live in a bad hood.
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#5795 Nintendonly

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:57 PM

Just figured I'd throw this out there, I work at UPS local sort and scan all incoming packages and today we received the wii u for local gamestops walmarts and bestbuy. I can say each store was only receiving 2-4 packages each containing two consoles. The GameStop I preordered at is only getting 8 wii u's no extra just 4 black and 4 white for preorders.


Walmart doesn't receive consoles via UPS. You failed there, buddy.

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#5796 Jackovasaurus

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:16 PM

Colored electronics work for me for handhelds but my red wii ruins the aesthetic in my living room
No thanks


Well, that's why there would be choices. You damned indigo hater.
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#5797 Zazoo

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:18 PM

I have a question about the Wii U eshop. Do you have to use the point cards to purchase something? Or can you attach a credit card and pay that way?
Also any clue how much the games will be. I am really interested in getting The Cave & Little Inferno. If I have to use the cards want to make sure I get enough for at least those two.
Thanks


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#5798 mastere333

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:27 PM

Has anyone got a shipping confirmation from Target yet for a Sunday delivery with the express shipping? I'm still trying to figure out how they are going to ship on a Sunday. My order says it will be delivered by Sunday, but the target website also says they don't do weekend shipments.

#5799 TheNeck

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:39 PM

Has anyone got a shipping confirmation from Target yet for a Sunday delivery with the express shipping? I'm still trying to figure out how they are going to ship on a Sunday. My order says it will be delivered by Sunday, but the target website also says they don't do weekend shipments.

ive never heard of a sunday delivery from UPS or Fedex, so im not sure how they are going to do this, i would think they would need to delivery it on Saturday. Unless one of those 3rd party service delivery on Sunday.

#5800 dragonjud

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:57 PM

Has anyone got a shipping confirmation from Target yet for a Sunday delivery with the express shipping? I'm still trying to figure out how they are going to ship on a Sunday. My order says it will be delivered by Sunday, but the target website also says they don't do weekend shipments.


As mentioned, UPS and Fedex do not do Sunday deliveries. Even Saturday deliveries are rare (for non-commercial locations).
So, if you don't have it Saturday, be prepared to receive it later in the week.


#5801 jedi0077

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:05 PM

Another thing they said is if you havent prordered the games you want, you might not get them. They are getting 1 more than preorders of zombiU and Mario...


We often mistakenly give GameStop to much credit for being a huge retailer. They are a specialty store. They will get far fewer consoles AND games than Walmart and Target will. So if GameStop sells out of your game don't drive to another. Go to Walmart and pick up one off of the piles of wii u games that they will have.

#5802 jedi0077

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:09 PM

I have a question about the Wii U eshop. Do you have to use the point cards to purchase something? Or can you attach a credit card and pay that way?
Also any clue how much the games will be. I am really interested in getting The Cave & Little Inferno. If I have to use the cards want to make sure I get enough for at least those two.
Thanks




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The cards are out at bestbuy but you can just attach a cc to your account. Remember if your getting the deluxe model to register whatever disc games you buy fur your eShop credit!

#5803 NextDeadman

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:16 PM

Best Buy stores and BestBuy.com are two separate entities, so pre-orders for in-store pickup would have always been separated from the in-store stock.


This actually isn't entirely true. BBY stores receive one big stock, but none are marked specifically for in-store pick up when they arrive. Although, stores are allocated more units to fill the in-store pick up orders. It's actually not until the day before launch that the online orders are separated. This is how all pre-orders work, not just the Wii U.

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#5804 GizmoGC

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:17 PM

Seriously. They'll tell you that Imagine Babyz is going to sell out if they think that'll get you to buy it.


For low key titles,that certainly is possible. I imagine they would only stock one or two copies of Imagine Babyz vs. 200 of Halo 4.

#5805 mojothealmighty

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:21 PM

For low key titles,that certainly is possible. I imagine they would only stock one or two copies of Imagine Babyz vs. 200 of Halo 4.


that is 100% correct, smaller titles like Atlus games or NIS America, things that are obscure GS will either order a small amount, or only fill any pre orders they get. Past that the store may see a few copies come in here or there.

My favorite encounter with this was the game Viking. Not a great game and a local GS here got a few copies, which were bought up by the local development team that worked on the game. Because that store's stock depleted so quickly they were replenished with over 20 copies of the game.. just for them to sit and collect dust. Pretty Hilarious.

#5806 GizmoGC

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:28 PM

I was told my local store would open two hours early on Sunday, at 9am rather than 11am. This was the Cerritos, CA location.


My store said 11am is usual. Eh. Go to Target, but Wii Us. Play. Go at 11 and get more!

#5807 Pyro2011

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:33 PM

Anyone know when Best Buy pre-orders go out? Since the console is released on a Sunday, does that mean shipment will not begin till Monday or will consoles ship ahead of time, to be delivered by Monday?

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:45 PM

Just got back from walmart, I was paying on one of my wii u reserves and asked if they were in yet? I was told yes and I was told that were already sorted out for there layway reserves and that I can come in at 12:00am on 18th and pick it up, even though the layway is normally closed then.

#5809 adamical

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:45 PM

So what are the chances of being able to snag one at Kmart on launch day? Think anybody goes there to stand in line? I've got a 20% coupon that would really make this an amazing deal.

#5810 Davivascaino

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:46 PM

Just got back from walmart, I was paying on one of my wii u reserves and asked if they were in yet? I was told yes and I was told that were already sorted out for there layway reserves and that I can come in at 12:00am on 18th and pick it up, even though the layway is normally closed then.


is your walmart 24 hours Mine closes at midnight, but I was wondering If I can just come by around 11:50pm on saturday and get the system

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#5811 HydroX

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:49 PM

is your walmart 24 hours Mine closes at midnight, but I was wondering If I can just come by around 11:50pm on saturday and get the system


Most likely not, it may be hard locked at the registers. If not, Walmart could face fines for selling it even a few minutes early.

#5812 jacknicklson

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:58 PM

is your walmart 24 hours Mine closes at midnight, but I was wondering If I can just come by around 11:50pm on saturday and get the system


The lady at my layaway said they were letting customers pay for it early so at 12:01 we can just grab a box and go.

This whole thing is going to be as YMMV as Wal-Mart clearance
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#5813 rayfrombk

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:58 PM

So what are the chances of being able to snag one at Kmart on launch day? Think anybody goes there to stand in line? I've got a 20% coupon that would really make this an amazing deal.


I sort of doubt they'll let you use a 20% off coupon on the Wii U. If they do then great, but be prepared to get death stares from the cashier and/or manager lol. Then you do this: :booty:

#5814 GizmoGC

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:00 PM

Most likely not, it may be hard locked at the registers. If not, Walmart could face fines for selling it even a few minutes early.


Nintendo would never fine one of the biggest retailers in America.

#5815 rayfrombk

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:01 PM

The lady at my layaway said they were letting customers pay for it early so at 12:01 we can just grab a box and go.

This whole thing is going to be as YMMV as Wal-Mart clearance


I won't be able to pick it up at midnight. Hopefully my Walmart doesn't have idiot employees and accidentally sell mine. :roll:

#5816 Nintendonly

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:04 PM

Most likely not, it may be hard locked at the registers. If not, Walmart could face fines for selling it even a few minutes early.


False. Some Walmarts have already given out their Wii U layaway pre-orders to people.

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:ps3:- Nothing, atari_jaguar.png- Elansar, Pippin01.gif- Super Marathon
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#5817 HydroX

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:10 PM

False. Some Walmarts have already given out their Wii U layaway pre-orders to people.


Not surprising. I know Target has a hard lock system at the registers, wasn't sure if Walmart did the same.

#5818 Nintendonly

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:11 PM

Not surprising. I know Target has a hard lock system at the registers, wasn't sure if Walmart did the same.


Do you know how a Walmart layaway works? It's not the same as a sale.

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:3ds:- Monster Rancher Advance 2, :psp:- Nothing
:ps3:- Nothing, atari_jaguar.png- Elansar, Pippin01.gif- Super Marathon
Wii_U_platform_icon.png- Ducktales Remastered, 20g0cxd.png- Nothing


#5819 rayfrombk

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:13 PM

False. Some Walmarts have already given out their Wii U layaway pre-orders to people.


Wow.. gonna call and try it later today.

#5820 maximumzero

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:14 PM

So who would be the best to ask about a midnight launch line at Wal-Mart? Someone in electronics, someone in layaway, or a manager?