Jump to content



Photo
* - - - - 4 votes

Nintendo Wii U 8GB Skylanders Swap Force Bundle w/ Mario Kart 8 $299 at Newegg


  • Please log in to reply
23 replies to this topic

#1 Wario64

Wario64

    Will tweet for @videogamedeals

  • Forum Moderator

Posted 01 July 2014 - 04:26 PM

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16868100149

 

Mario Kart 8's free game offer from Club Nintendo is still eligible throughout July



#2 Kazeno Katana

Kazeno Katana

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 01 July 2014 - 04:43 PM

It seems like they raised the price on this. I could have sworn it was $250 yesterday, I think they raised it by $50 and bundled Mario Kart 8 instead.

Either way hard to say this is a great deal. The Skylander's bundle has been going for around $200-$250 on eBay, and Gamestop has it for in-store pickup for $250 so really you'll save $10 if that.


663892.png?17663317


#3 dreamer131313

dreamer131313

Posted 01 July 2014 - 04:49 PM

To note the 8gb only has 3gb of free memory since 5gb is used for the system software, so half the free games with mario kart 8 promo will not work without buying a additional external storage and the other two will barely fit on the memory.

How much free space is necessary to download and install the free game?
Each game has different download/install size. Please review the information below.
Name Download & Install Size (MB)*
New Super Mario Bros. U 2302 MB
Pikmin 3 4541 MB
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD 2440 MB
Wii Party U 5157 MB
*Does not include current or future game updates.

#4 maximumzero

maximumzero

    Seriously, quit it.

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 01 July 2014 - 06:50 PM

If anyone out there really wants to match the Mario Kart 8 bundle you're better off buying a refurbished Wii U from Nintendo and then the additional pieces from Amazon. You'll actually save like $30-$40 that way, plus get an additional game. (Nintendoland)

Still, this isn't a terrible deal if you don't mind flipping the Skylanders stuff. I assume the "$15 off $50" Google Wallet app deal applies to this?

oIi9lub.png


#5 SaraAB

SaraAB

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 01 July 2014 - 08:00 PM

This was $200 last year at Xmas time without Mario Kart, Mario Kart retails for $60 so its $40 more now.



#6 JamesKelly09

JamesKelly09

Posted 01 July 2014 - 08:13 PM

This is even a deal?



#7 maximumzero

maximumzero

    Seriously, quit it.

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 01 July 2014 - 08:52 PM

This is even a deal?


If you use the $15 off NewEgg purchase off it brings the price to $284.99.

Knock off the MSRP of Mario Kart 8 and the console comes to $224.99

Sell off the Skylanders stuff and you've got a Wii U for $149.99-$174.99.

So...yes.

oIi9lub.png


#8 Billytwoshoes

Billytwoshoes

    Perpetually behind the times

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 01 July 2014 - 09:12 PM

If you use the $15 off NewEgg purchase off it brings the price to $284.99.

Knock off the MSRP of Mario Kart 8 and the console comes to $224.99

Sell off the Skylanders stuff and you've got a Wii U for $149.99-$174.99.

So...yes.

Also good if you wan't to avoid tax (for the states that Newegg doesn't charge tax that is).  Not that there weren't other options available to bypass the tax, but just adding it to the list.



#9 ritchardf

ritchardf

    add ritchardf on psn and xbox live

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 01 July 2014 - 09:23 PM

This was $200 last year at Xmas time without Mario Kart, Mario Kart retails for $60 so its $40 more now.

i thought that was the 360 bundle that was $200



#10 SaraAB

SaraAB

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 01 July 2014 - 09:30 PM

No it was the Wii U, I know cause I bought one. The price ranged from $199-$220 depending on where you got it The 360 never got a skylanders swap force bundle. Swap force's value is heavily diminished now that trap team is coming out in October and there has been numerous sales on swap force starter sets.

#11 Kazeno Katana

Kazeno Katana

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 01 July 2014 - 09:33 PM

If you use the $15 off NewEgg purchase off it brings the price to $284.99.

Knock off the MSRP of Mario Kart 8 and the console comes to $224.99

Sell off the Skylanders stuff and you've got a Wii U for $149.99-$174.99.

So...yes.

You'll be damn lucky to sell it for $50 on eBay and after fees and shipping it'll be less. Why not just buy the refurbished unit from Nintendo for $205? It'll look brand new in original packaging since it's from Nintendo and for $25 more (If you sell the Skylanders for $50) you'll get the 32GB instead without the hassle of selling everything.

 

Not to mention with the 8GB You'll have to go get an external hard drive since it has such a poor amount of space on it.


663892.png?17663317


#12 TheAgentofChaos

TheAgentofChaos

Posted 01 July 2014 - 10:45 PM

If anyone out there really wants to match the Mario Kart 8 bundle you're better off buying a refurbished Wii U from Nintendo and then the additional pieces from Amazon. You'll actually save like $30-$40 that way, plus get an additional game. (Nintendoland)

Still, this isn't a terrible deal if you don't mind flipping the Skylanders stuff. I assume the "$15 off $50" Google Wallet app deal applies to this?

Or wait for a very common $250 mario deluxe on ebay. I also saw Skylanders Wii U for $200 not too long ago.

 

That said, the free digital game w/MK is only until the end of July though. Probably best to jump on any good deal you see this month.



#13 Bobby's Universe

Bobby's Universe

Posted 01 July 2014 - 10:56 PM

Avoid the 8GB Wii U at all costs
Currently Playing :wiiu: SM3DW & Mario Kart 8) 4 player couch madnezz!!!

Currently watching: The World Cup...goaaaaal!

#14 maximumzero

maximumzero

    Seriously, quit it.

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:09 PM

Avoid the 8GB Wii U at all costs


That seems a bit hyperbolic.

oIi9lub.png


#15 maximumzero

maximumzero

    Seriously, quit it.

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:11 PM

Or wait for a very common $250 mario deluxe on ebay. I also saw Skylanders Wii U for $200 not too long ago.

That said, the free digital game w/MK is only until the end of July though. Probably best to jump on any good deal you see this month.


The once a month deal that sells out after about an hour? Sure, that's the better deal, you just better hope you're paying attention when it pops up.

oIi9lub.png


#16 TheAgentofChaos

TheAgentofChaos

Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:18 PM

The once a month deal that sells out after about an hour? Sure, that's the better deal, you just better hope you're paying attention when it pops up.

An hour? Was going on for almost the whole day last time. I'd know because I was pacing back and forth about it.



#17 maximumzero

maximumzero

    Seriously, quit it.

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:26 PM

I remember it popping up around 9am and it disappearing about noon, because I was in your same boat.

oIi9lub.png


#18 Billytwoshoes

Billytwoshoes

    Perpetually behind the times

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:31 PM

The last two times the Buy eBay $250 Wii U deluxe bundle popped up, they had less quantity for sale and it coincided with the quadruple eBay bucks, so they sold out relatively quickly.

 

I would of bought one either time if I checked CAG just a couple hours earlier.



#19 TheAgentofChaos

TheAgentofChaos

Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:35 PM

Not an hour, that's for sure. They usually last a third of a day with like 1000-1500 units.

 

The deal is quite common especially from buy.com. They have these deals at least twice a month.



#20 whodoneit

whodoneit

Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:41 PM

I remember it popping up around 9am and it disappearing about noon, because I was in your same boat.

9am to noon is a hour?  :wall:



#21 Bobby's Universe

Bobby's Universe

Posted 02 July 2014 - 12:08 AM

because I was in your same boat.


This made me LOL

What were you doing in his same boat?
Currently Playing :wiiu: SM3DW & Mario Kart 8) 4 player couch madnezz!!!

Currently watching: The World Cup...goaaaaal!

#22 TheAgentofChaos

TheAgentofChaos

Posted 02 July 2014 - 12:21 AM

black-guy-surprise-Caddyshack-boat-scene



#23 maximumzero

maximumzero

    Seriously, quit it.

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 02 July 2014 - 01:17 AM

This made me LOL

What were you doing in his same boat?


Trying to decide if I wanted to put an order in or not.

oIi9lub.png


#24 starboyk

starboyk

    Reverand Cletus

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 02 July 2014 - 03:09 AM

Also, the Ninth Refurb system came with a gamepad that was in PRISTINE condition when it arrived last week!!