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


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#8881 499deal

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 06:18 PM

Same issue here, but I got lucky after I ordered and noticed their controller stock was completely taken off their site for a while. Seemed a bit funky so I picked one up at GameStop too. Whenever the newegg order ships I'll just think of it as a bonus.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 06:18 PM

I bet all the re-sellers are sh*tting themselves. Back to wally-world you go. :rofl:

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 06:47 PM

I bet all the re-sellers are sh*tting themselves. Back to wally-world you go. :rofl:


Not a reseller but I'm sure no one is?

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 06:55 PM

I mentioned this in another thread but did anybody preorder the Wii U Pro controller from Newegg and receive it? I placed a preorder for one when newegg was running the $12 off preorders promotion awhile ago and then when I checked my preorder they say that the controller will be available 12/31/12? Kind of strange since the controller is already available everywhere else.


I preordered from amazon and my date changed from release date until mid-december a few days ago. Not really something I would even use at the moment so I'm not too put out by it.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 07:07 PM

I bet all the re-sellers are sh*tting themselves. Back to wally-world you go. :rofl:


I was trolling the resellers on Craigslist last night. One guy called me an asshole for "ruining things for some people trying to make some quick cash for the holidays."

Gotta love the mentality that I'm the asshole because I'm trying to inform people that Wii U's are in stock all over the region, and that the resellers are just conning them with the shortage BS. :roll:


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Posted 24 November 2012 - 07:26 PM

I was trolling the resellers on Craigslist last night. One guy called me an asshole for "ruining things for some people trying to make some quick cash for the holidays."

Gotta love the mentality that I'm the asshole because I'm trying to inform people that Wii U's are in stock all over the region, and that the resellers are just conning them with the shortage BS. :roll:


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#8887 chileatw

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 07:55 PM

The Toysrus in Jersey City, NJ has Wii U Deluxe set in stock. I was surprised, I thought it would be sold out for weeks.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 07:57 PM

the holidays are much better when people can actually buy the things they want to buy without paying double the retail price

I think Nintendo (as far as supply goes) is handling this launch about as well as could be expected... i did not expect stores to be resupplied so fast with more shipments of Wii Us

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 08:14 PM

Well Reggie the president of nintendo said a month ago that they wouldnt be hard to find.

I think because the wii u is the first console of the next generation they want to pump out as many as possible and take control of the next gen right now. It wouldnt make sense to limit stock because the PS4 and Xbox are looming.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 08:34 PM

On my way home, stopped by GameStop and picked up wii u deluxe along with Mario bros and stylus protector. My brother did the same today, GameStop does have them in stock!! Just ask!

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 08:37 PM

Well Reggie the president of nintendo said a month ago that they wouldnt be hard to find.

I think because the wii u is the first console of the next generation they want to pump out as many as possible and take control of the next gen right now. It wouldnt make sense to limit stock because the PS4 and Xbox are looming.


It's the last of the current gen IMO. Doesn't mean anything is wrong with it.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 09:11 PM

I bet all the re-sellers are sh*tting themselves. Back to wally-world you go. :rofl:


My extra sold just fine on CL. Yesterday TRU had a stack of them which I am sure they held back for black Friday but today they are all gone again.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 09:15 PM

It's the last of the current gen IMO. Doesn't mean anything is wrong with it.


It is the first console of the new gen. :roll:


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Posted 24 November 2012 - 09:25 PM

It is the first console of the new gen. :roll:


Meh, double post.


Not in my opinion. I think it's the last of the past generation too. This system just does not seem like it the first of the next gen. The games look worse than PS3 and 360 games, and so...I don't know, it just doesn't feel like a machine that's pushing us forward in the way that all past machines did.

Even the Wii was a step up from the Gamecube, XBox and PS2, in terms of graphical performance. Not much of one, but still it was definitely more powerful than the previous gen of systems. I haven't seen anything yet that makes me feel like the Wii U is more powerful than a PS3 or 360. I know, it's launch, so we're not seeing the best it can do yet, but it's very telling that there isn't a single game at launch that looks better than the current gen games on other systems. I can't think of another console launch where that was true, and it's making it really hard for me to get excited for this console.

I'll buy one, but...I'm just not pumped about it. Where at the launch of the Wii, my wife and I camped out at Target in Wisconsin in November, in the bitter cold. So I'm not a Nintendo hater. Going into the Wii/PS3/360 gen, I was most hyped for Wii at launch. Granted I ended up being miserably disappointed with the Wii...which isn't helping me get into the Wii U either. I've never been less excited about a console launch.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 09:44 PM

I'm guessing you're new to gaming? Look up console generations on Wikipedia if you're confused by how they are measured.


Yup, new to gaming. Thanks for enlightening me. :roll:

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 10:13 PM

My extra sold just fine on CL. Yesterday TRU had a stack of them which I am sure they held back for black Friday but today they are all gone again.


Hard to comment when I don't know how much you sold it for. Regardless, anyone who bought it from you a cent above MSRP isn't very savvy, as the console can be found at a copule of B&Ms and websites. I don't begrudge folks trying to make an extra buck, but deliberately frightening people with threats of shortages is lame. Oh, and by reseller, I mean people with 10 or 15 consoles pictured in their ads, lol.

Console generations have nothing to do with how you feel about the systems. You are welcome to think that a console with double the ram of the competitors is last gen, but it kinda makes you look like a fucking moron, ya know?

It's been less than a week since launch. Do you remember what 360s launch games looked like? If graphics are that important to gaming for you(lolcasuals), then why the hell are you playing consoles?


:applause: Well put. Don't let the hardcore gamer brigade get to you.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 11:03 PM

So it sounds like when the the Wii U I pre-ordered at toysrus.com shows up next week, back to the store it goes since I grabbed one in store from Best Buy on launch day and trying to make a few extra bucks reselling them is a waste of time right now. Actually, glad people are finding these at retail.

Anyone returned anything in store from toysrus.com before? Is it no hassle?

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 11:19 PM

So it sounds like when the the Wii U I pre-ordered at toysrus.com shows up next week, back to the store it goes since I grabbed one in store from Best Buy on launch day and trying to make a few extra bucks reselling them is a waste of time right now. Actually, glad people are finding these at retail.

Anyone returned anything in store from toysrus.com before? Is it no hassle?


Wish I could find a deluxe at retail. Best Buy, Walmart, Target, TRU are all out of stock near me, Charlotte, NC.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 12:37 AM

Hard to comment when I don't know how much you sold it for. Regardless, anyone who bought it from you a cent above MSRP isn't very savvy, as the console can be found at a copule of B&Ms and websites. I don't begrudge folks trying to make an extra buck, but deliberately frightening people with threats of shortages is lame. Oh, and by reseller, I mean people with 10 or 15 consoles pictured in their ads, lol.


I sold it for $400. It was just an extra because my brother in law ended up not wanting it for his family after I preorded two just in case. I figured I'd just put it out there for a bit over and if no one bit then I'd take it back. No tax where I bought it so it was a $50 profit. Not bad for me or the buyer I think. A bit of cash for my time and the lady who bought it was driving a new gold Lexus SUV and said she didn't want to have to hunt one down for her son. I think she had the money that it was more of a convenience for her to just email someone and meet real quick to get it.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 01:05 AM

I sold it for $400. It was just an extra because my brother in law ended up not wanting it for his family after I preorded two just in case. I figured I'd just put it out there for a bit over and if no one bit then I'd take it back. No tax where I bought it so it was a $50 profit. Not bad for me or the buyer I think. A bit of cash for my time and the lady who bought it was driving a new gold Lexus SUV and said she didn't want to have to hunt one down for her son. I think she had the money that it was more of a convenience for her to just email someone and meet real quick to get it.


I hope it was solid gold...

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 01:07 AM

Man that is ugly.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 01:13 AM

I just returned my second preorder that got from walmart. I decided to stick with my bestbuy order, and my brother does not want the wi u anymore.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 02:08 AM

Wish I could find a deluxe at retail. Best Buy, Walmart, Target, TRU are all out of stock near me, Charlotte, NC.


I have seen several on shelves in Charlotte and the surrounding area, post Black Friday. Saw a Deluxe and Basic sitting in the case at TRU Concord Mills. Saw several at both BB and Target in Kannapolis. They are around, just make a few calls before you go hunting. I do not like to go into Walmart unless I absolutely have to, and the weekend of Black Friday I like it even less, so haven't checked there.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 02:09 AM

If any can help me out with this i would appreciate it. So i ended up with 2 deluxes, one from walmart and the other from gamestop. My lil bro decided he did not want and now i can take it back but the one that was suppose to be his i ended up keeping which was from Walmart. I used credit for the gamestop one. Now can i return the gamestop one to walmart to get my cash refund? Im not trying to get over or anything and im really kicking myself for opening the wrong one. All of the upc are the same or does each system have a serial that printed in the system or something like that. And help would be really appreciated. TIA

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 02:13 AM

Finally grabbed one from a Target here in Orlando today. Started calling when they opened and got one tracked down. I was actually on the TRU page almost ready to check out with the crap bundle they posted this morning and my wife found this one. Merry Christmas early for me!

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 02:20 AM

If any can help me out with this i would appreciate it. So i ended up with 2 deluxes, one from walmart and the other from gamestop. My lil bro decided he did not want and now i can take it back but the one that was suppose to be his i ended up keeping which was from Walmart. I used credit for the gamestop one. Now can i return the gamestop one to walmart to get my cash refund? Im not trying to get over or anything and im really kicking myself for opening the wrong one. All of the upc are the same or does each system have a serial that printed in the system or something like that. And help would be really appreciated. TIA


I'm pretty sure each console is tied to a serial and that they're pretty strict about it. I could be wrong, though. Plus...every walmart is different, so you might get a lax one.

#8907 CHADSTONe

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 02:24 AM

Where are the good damn deals on Wii U games ffs!?

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 02:30 AM

Where are the good damn deals on Wii U games ffs!?



Gamestop.com has Batman, Scribblenauts Unlimited, and FIFA 13 for $49.99. Only game deals that I've found so far.

EDIT: Also Nintendo Land for $49.99, and Game Party Champions for $29.99.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 02:38 AM

I went fishing for a Wii U today.

Didn't go to Best Buy
Target - 1 plain (and was gone later that day when I went to get games)
1st Gamestop - 1 plain
Toys R Us - 3 plains

I called another Gamestop and they had 1 Deluxe left.

They gave me $170 for my PS3 Slim (which is an extra one that came with my TV) and I made the deal.
The guy at Gamestop didn't even turn it on and didn't seem to mind that I gave him the non dual shock sixaxxis controller.

Now if I can only connect to the Wii Shop channel to move my stuff, I would be golden.
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Posted 25 November 2012 - 03:09 AM

Console generations have nothing to do with how you feel about the systems. You are welcome to think that a console with double the ram of the competitors is last gen, but it kinda makes you look like a fucking moron, ya know?

It's been less than a week since launch. Do you remember what 360s launch games looked like? If graphics are that important to gaming for you(lolcasuals), then why the hell are you playing consoles?


Junior (hehe), I was playing games before you were even a twinkle in your parent's eyes (judging by your use of the word lolcasuals you sound about 10 years old). I have over 700 video games. I don't think I qualify as casual. See my list. I was 4 years old when the Atari 2600 came out, I got one at 5, and I've had nearly every console ever put out including every single Nintendo console (don't have a Wii U yet but will get a deluxe as soon as I see one in store). I've seen every console cycle that has existed, and been an avid gamer since I was 5. I'm a non partisan gamer. I buy every console that comes out, and always will.

So is it this or next gen? Feels like this gen, looks like this gen, sounds like this gen, is getting bad ports of this gen games, but if you want to point to Wikipedia and say it's next gen, well then you can do that. Me, I'm excited to see what PS4 and the 720 are going to do to my eyeballs, and I guarantee that hardware will push the envelope and the graphical changes will be obvious and significant with the launch games. I don't feel the same way for Wii U. For Wii U, I'm just once again looking forward to the Nintendo made games, which is reason enough for me to own a Wii U.