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


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#2461 rayfrombk

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 01:14 AM

Too bad the newspaper ad only say "Layaway yours today" instead of a specific date. Even though the ad starts 10/14 and that would be "today", with a specific date you could put their foot to the fire.


But the memo that was posted a couple of pages ago clearly states pre-order begins on 10/14.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 01:16 AM

But the memo that was posted a couple of pages ago clearly states pre-order begins on 10/14.

...but the customer is not supposed to know about that memo.

#2463 rayfrombk

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 01:21 AM

...but the customer is not supposed to know about that memo.


That's true. That would be a good excuse to drive us away and keep the consoles for themselves I suppose. :cry:

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 01:22 AM

It's likely the Supervisor on duty Saturday night will know about the memo and decide what to do about it while on shift. The difference between a midnight layaway and an 8am layaway shouldn't be freaking people out.

What you should be freaking out about is, if they take a huge amount of layaway preorders for month, and put your slip in a big folder with 500 other random slips, when they get 50 consoles in Nov 18, which of the 500 slips gets put onto a console?
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Posted 13 October 2012 - 01:42 AM

It's likely the Supervisor on duty Saturday night will know about the memo and decide what to do about it while on shift. The difference between a midnight layaway and an 8am layaway shouldn't be freaking people out.

What you should be freaking out about is, if they take a huge amount of layaway preorders for month, and put your slip in a big folder with 500 other random slips, when they get 50 consoles in Nov 18, which of the 500 slips gets put onto a console?


It says in the ad they are taking a limited quantity of preorders.

#2466 rayfrombk

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 01:50 AM

It says in the ad they are taking a limited quantity of preorders.


I guess saying it is one thing and doing it is another. I just hope that their registers "know" to stop taking orders after a certain qty is sold.

#2467 Eggplant_Wizard

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 01:50 AM

The person I talked to was knowledgeable about the memo and verified with his manager/supervisor that they will be doing preorders at midnight. I have to leave work a little earlier than usual so I can get there around 11:30.

#2468 rayfrombk

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 01:55 AM

The person I talked to was knowledgeable about the memo and verified with his manager/supervisor that they will be doing preorders at midnight. I have to leave work a little earlier than usual so I can get there around 11:30.


Which state was this may I ask?

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 01:59 AM

which state was this may i ask?


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Posted 13 October 2012 - 02:08 AM

Sanford, fl is doing midnight just confirmed. She just said layaway buyers would have to wait until 9

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 02:14 AM

Sanford, fl is doing midnight just confirmed. She just said layaway buyers would have to wait until 9


Just to be clear, they are offering non-layaway preorders beginning at midnight SEPARATE from those that want them for layaway beginning at 9am only because layaway doesn't open until then? I thought this is strictly for layaways only.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 02:15 AM

Sanford, fl is doing midnight just confirmed. She just said layaway buyers would have to wait until 9


We will all be layaway buyers.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 02:36 AM

lol.. I'm trying to get through to the Walmart closest to my home, but they don't pick up WTF! Once I find out the start of pre-orders, I will share this information also.

Update: I just got through to another Walmart near by and the associate in the Electronics department told me they weren't taking pre-orders on Sunday but middle of next week instead? Please don't take this as fact obviously, but I'm wondering if each Walmart is doing things differently..

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 03:26 AM

I guess saying it is one thing and doing it is another. I just hope that their registers "know" to stop taking orders after a certain qty is sold.


The register already knows when enough is sold.
This is however, the biggest problem that I've told management. Why aren't we getting info from home office in regards to how many? If we have 20 people waiting in line for pre-orders and we only have 4 to sell? I'm sure *SOME* of those 16 people will walk away ok with it, the rest will throw a hissy fit.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 04:05 AM

Called my Walmart today asked if they were taking pre orders this Sunday. First he said no then he was like oh wait yeah we are doing layaway orders said I will I have to wait till 9am though. My plan is go around 7am see how many people are there waiting in line if not too much or nobody in line I will go buy some breakfast and come back.

#2476 kevgees

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 04:24 AM

So far the 2 Walmart supercenters that I got through to in NJ are flat out denying that there are Wii U's for layaway on Sunday.. I don't understand. Maybe it's not nationwide or twice I got employees who don't know anything?


I liven NJ and go the same response on Friday but when I called on Saturday thy confirmed that thy will be taking preorders Sunday but didn't say what time

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 04:26 AM

I liven NJ and go the same response on Friday but when I called on Saturday thy confirmed that thy will be taking preorders Sunday but didn't say what time


How the Fuck can you call on Saturday when Saturday hasn't hit yet?
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#2478 kevgees

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 04:33 AM

How the Fuck can you call on Saturday when Saturday hasn't hit yet?

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I'm sleepy! lol I meant they denied on Thursday but confirmed on Friday!

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 04:36 AM

I liven NJ and go the same response on Friday but when I called on Saturday thy confirmed that thy will be taking preorders Sunday but didn't say what time


Which Walmart in NJ did you call that said they were taking preorders? I called North Bergen and Secaucus. Had to call North Bergen like 50 times before someone finally picked up and when they did getting information from them was like pulling teeth. :cold:

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 04:37 AM

Which Walmart in NJ did you call that said they were taking preorders? I called North Bergen and Secaucus. Had to call North Bergen like 50 times before someone finally picked up and when they did getting information from them was like pulling teeth. :cold:


A few in south jersey

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 04:39 AM

A few in south jersey


Turnersville by chance?

#2482 kevgees

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 04:39 AM

If you can't reserve one at walmart on sunday, there's still a chance a few other stores will have in store preorders before the release date

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 05:15 AM

this walmart lawaway stuff is just the tip of the iceberg before the launch comes

now that people are aware of the system being hard to find come nov. 18, they will turn to walmart come sunday with the resellers in full force, good luck to those of you who will try to land a preorder

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 05:17 AM

Would it be crazy of me to show up at Walmart at 6:30am? I don't have a car so I will need to rely on mass transit and this is the most reasonable time I think. The next route will have me arriving an hr later at 7:30am, but I don't want to be borderline "late".

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 05:22 AM

Would it be crazy of me to show up at Walmart at 6:30am? I don't have a car so I will need to rely on mass transit and this is the most reasonable time I think. The next route will have me arriving an hr later at 7:30am, but I don't want to be borderline "late".


How bad do you want a Wii U? This doesnt seem unreasonable to me if you really want the console. I'm going to camp out for my Wii U in front of my Gamestop just to make sure I'm the first in line...and I have my deluxe and games fully paid off.

Btw I double checked at my gamestop and they were 100% postive that they are not doing a Midnight Release for it since its a Sunday and the week of BF is around the corner.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 07:39 AM

How bad do you want a Wii U? This doesnt seem unreasonable to me if you really want the console. I'm going to camp out for my Wii U in front of my Gamestop just to make sure I'm the first in line...and I have my deluxe and games fully paid off.

Btw I double checked at my gamestop and they were 100% postive that they are not doing a Midnight Release for it since its a Sunday and the week of BF is around the corner.


Did they say anything along the lines of opening early?

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 08:45 AM

Walmart just put their local ad online and this is what it says when you click on the Wii U:

Wii U™ Deluxe Bundle Game System
$349.96


NEW Introducing the new Wii U™. Layaway yours today. Available for pickup Nov. 18.
Valid Oct 14 - Oct 20


Looks like no more denying this by Walmart associates who want to keep the Wii U's for themselves. :)
Now the only question that remains is can we start preordering at 12:01am or 9:00am?

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 11:01 AM

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This is a good post indeed! Excellent!

I called, and the electronics manager picked up. He said they were taking pre-orders, but I would have to call in later to see if he has more information about it. I'll probably call around 9am.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 11:51 AM

Would it be crazy of me to show up at Walmart at 6:30am? I don't have a car so I will need to rely on mass transit and this is the most reasonable time I think. The next route will have me arriving an hr later at 7:30am, but I don't want to be borderline "late".



I'll be more concerned about what will happen on the bus ride home with a Wii U in your hands.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 12:01 PM

I'll be more concerned about what will happen on the bus ride home with a Wii U in your hands.


Hope he's on good terms with Epic Beard Man. :P

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