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


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#7231 Alucard400

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:03 PM

For anyone thinking about going to the best buy in Burbank, CA they already have ten people standing outside for midnight, and claim to have no idea how many systems they received .


wow. already. I think Best buy At Water, Burbank, Montebello and a few other SoCAL ones will have A LOT for walk ins. It will probably vary from 40 to 80 units in one store, depending on location. Some guy who works at best buy posted about how some stores get that much a few pages back. man, that's a 12 hour wait in line though, in the cold weather after the rain just subsided. That's crazy

#7232 prim4444

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:03 PM

i hope toy r us isn't going to have their heads up their ass again. they've had "unintentional" misprints in their adds before. i'd be pissed if i went tomorrow and they said it's b2g1 40% off.


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#7233 Ag_SurfR

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:04 PM

pfff. that blows. called my local gs and they said they're not even opening early tomorrow. going to probably have to wait until noon to get it.
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#7234 Ag_SurfR

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:05 PM

Check my previous posts, I posted a pic last night sometime.


i guess you didn't catch the part about the "unintentional" misprints. they've had stuff in their ads before that they claimed were not accurate, then they put signs by their display cases saying that the ad was wrong.
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#7235 prim4444

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:08 PM

i guess you didn't catch the part about the "unintentional" misprints. they've had stuff in their ads before that they claimed were not accurate, then they put signs by their display cases saying that the ad was wrong.


I didn't see that, but you shouldn't be worried.

#7236 Fuzzy Man Peach

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:12 PM

BTW, if anyone in the North Canton, Ohio area still doesn't have a reservation and needs one, I have a spare Target card for the basic model (PM me). If not, then I'll probably head down there early tomorrow and give it to the first person in the non-reservation line who wants one. I feel like a douche holding onto the card even though I'm not going to use it.

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#7237 henry00x

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:13 PM

got my txt message from gamestop

"GameStop: Your Nintendo Wii U order avail Sun AM"

#7238 mkm1998

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:15 PM

BTW, if anyone in the North Canton, Ohio area still doesn't have a reservation and needs one, I have a spare Target card for the basic model. If not, then I'll probably head down there early tomorrow and give it to the first person in the non-reservation line who wants one. I feel like a douche holding onto the card even though I'm not going to use it.



Worth a shot but anyone in the San Diego/North County area have a spare Deluxe Wii-U on preorder that they would be willing to part with? Kmart just screwed me over.

#7239 stonciddta

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:15 PM

You mean at your ToysRUs they aren't selling any 49.99 and under Wii U games for the B1G1 40 percent off today?


Correct. Sorry was driving and typing.

#7240 Bizzquik

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:16 PM

Man, its only one opinion but I am a bit concerned about ZombiU after watching GameSpot's review. I was hoping for something resembling greatness....but maybe mediocrity is what we're going to get instead.

While I don't base my purchasing decisions solely on the words of others, its always nice to hear that something you're looking forward to is highly regarded, rather than why bother. It'll be interesting to see what other reviewers say when midnight rolls around and the embargo lifts....

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#7241 henry00x

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:17 PM

Did anyone get a text message from gamestop about a 30%bonus trade in credit toward a WiiU.


yea it was part of the txt, i found it weird because i have been trading in stuff towards it for past few weeks and one time the employee asked another if there was a code to scan for extra % towards wii u, guy said no. oh well doesnt matter to me much now since i have it paid off anyway

#7242 Tiako

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:17 PM

I find it kinda fucked that gamestops are not doing midnight release when I KNOW they are going to do it for the next xbox.

#7243 Octopod

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:18 PM

Man, its only one opinion but I am a bit concerned about ZombiU after watching GameSpot's review. I was hoping for something resembling greatness....but maybe mediocrity is what we're going to get instead.

While I don't base my purchasing decisions solely on the words of others, its always nice to hear that something you're looking forward to is highly regarded, rather than why bother. It'll be interesting to see what other reviewers say when midnight rolls around and the embargo lifts....


It's GS. Ubi probably didn't send them the coke and hookers in time to get a good review.

#7244 timbowman1

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:20 PM

I'm pretty sure that review was faked. It is by some guy that liked to post bad reviews of nintendo games or something.. look into it.

#7245 paulwekiva

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:23 PM

I just called my local bestbuys. One said that they had no idea how many consoles they were getting because they have not received their shipment. The other said they had more pre-orders than consoles.

So does anyone have suggestions on which store(s) will have additional quantities?


Yesterday I stopped by my Best Buy that I preordered from and talked to the on duty store manager (I think that's who it was). He said they would be calling people that preordered based on when they did so as they would have NO extra units and wouldn't be able to cover all presales. I asked when I should check again and he said Monday. I didn't say anything at the time but this is simply impossible, as anyone (myself included) that preordered in store did not have to provide a phone number. Also, he said to someone else he wasn't sure how many they were getting (so how do you know you don't have enough).

My point is, with any customer service conversation, take anything one person says with a big grain of salt. If everyone across the board is saying the same thing, it's PROBABLY true.

#7246 tcrash247

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:23 PM

Finally got a Kmart email earlier, saying it was delayed so I emailed them back asking to cancel it.

Did anyone get a shipping confirmation from Newegg for the bundle yet? Mine is still listed on their site as "packing." I hope I at least get it this week.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:24 PM

wow. already. I think Best buy At Water, Burbank, Montebello and a few other SoCAL ones will have A LOT for walk ins. It will probably vary from 40 to 80 units in one store, depending on location. Some guy who works at best buy posted about how some stores get that much a few pages back. man, that's a 12 hour wait in line though, in the cold weather after the rain just subsided. That's crazy


they know...they j ust don't tell so people will not leave.

#7248 Renaissance 2K

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:26 PM

I didn't get a cancellation e-mail or an "order limit" e-mail, probably because of my screwed up e-mail address situation. If I don't get a text message or an e-mail from them tomorrow - and I don't expect to - I'm going to cancel the order and try my luck with restocks over the next few weeks. Even if things are restocked within the next week or so, I probably won't get the notification anyway.

#7249 CronO_O

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:27 PM

Just came back from my toysrus to check about the email. They said they have enough for wii u preorders and like maybe 3/4 extra.

#7250 sensuitomo

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:29 PM

went to store, they have a paper at electronics saying to tell people Wii Us (at this location only folks!) tell people wiiU were preorder only and to tell people with the preorder that they wont do a midnight launch :/... gotta wait till 9 am tomorrow :/ ... fucking walmart.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:36 PM

Haven't touched my Wii in a couple years so I dug out the 4x Wiimotes I had in the bottom of a drawer, figuring I should get them ready for when my Wii U arrives ...

All of the batteries leaked, two very badly. Filled with battery residue. Cleaned them up as best as I could, but might be in the market for one of those new all-in Wii-U-motes.

#7252 Gareee

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:39 PM

I just tried to get my local best buy or walmart (where ours are preordered) budge on releasing them early, and no dice.

Guess well be heading out to walmart late this evening for the midnight release or preorders.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:40 PM

Haven't touched my Wii in a couple years so I dug out the 4x Wiimotes I had in the bottom of a drawer, figuring I should get them ready for when my Wii U arrives ...

All of the batteries leaked, two very badly. Filled with battery residue. Cleaned them up as best as I could, but might be in the market for one of those new all-in Wii-U-motes.


Rechargeables. They don't leak. I learned my lesson after a leak totaled a really nice LED flashlight.

#7254 Dark_Sage

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:41 PM

I find it kinda fucked that gamestops are not doing midnight release when I KNOW they are going to do it for the next xbox.


Why? They didn't do a midnight release for Skylanders Giants either. That demographic won't turn out for a midnight release.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:42 PM

For anyone thinking about going to the best buy in Burbank, CA they already have ten people standing outside for midnight, and claim to have no idea how many systems they received .


I knew there wouldn't be a chance at this BestBuy. There was a huge line wrapped around just for Halo 4. I would never wait here.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:45 PM

I knew there wouldn't be a chance at this BestBuy. There was a huge line wrapped around just for Halo 4. I would never wait here.


Personally, I hate that BB. I only go there when I'm forced to. It's always kind of dark in there and most of the staff are really, really unfriendly. It's always kinda messy in there too. It also happens to be the most popular BB in the area too, so it's always busy as hell for everything.

#7257 rckola911

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:48 PM

Got email from tru about wii u games 40 off did t say anything about 49 or less also had pic of Mario and batman it just says higher or equal value etc.. So any amnt. I. Goi g for Mario they open at 8 am

#7258 soxxx

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:49 PM

See most stores you cant get them to budge because the Wii U is not in their systems just yet. I bet if they scanned the barcode it would come up as invalid.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:51 PM

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Plenty for all


20 is plenty for all? LMAO.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:56 PM

So now I must try to find a Pro Controller, newegg has delayed all orders till December 31st, so hopefully these things arent to hard to find tommoorow.