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


#5311 Kaliyah   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   19 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:47 PM

I think i might wait a bit to pre-order.......I seriously doubt they will sell out of a console pre-order. Cash too tight, and still not 100% sold on the launch titles


I just thought I'd randomly quote this from the beginning of the thread. ;)

#5312 botticus   GHM4Life CAGiversary!   16520 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:48 PM

I might be headed in the same direction as others. When I look through my Target.com order history the WiiU I ordered doesn't show up but if I pull up the specific email confirmation it will show my order. Who the hell knows what's going on now?

Guess its a good thing I've still got my BestBuy.com instore pickup as a backup...


Are you looking in the right time frame? The default order view only shows the last 30 days. It is showing up appropriately for me.

#5313 cag1000   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4503 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:53 PM

Anyone think the wavebird will work with the WiiU?

#5314 maximumzero   Seriously, quit it. CAGiversary!   4126 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

maximumzero

Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:54 PM

Anyone think the wavebird will work with the WiiU?


No Gamecube controller ports means that there is 0% chance of this happening.

#5315 maximumzero   Seriously, quit it. CAGiversary!   4126 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

maximumzero

Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:55 PM

I'd probably try Wal-Mart first. They're open at midnight and if there isn't a line there, stay. Other than that, Target and Best Buy will be equally nuts, although I'd probably pick Target because they open earlier and, worst case scenario, you can grab some Starbucks to keep you awake sitting in that Best Buy line :p.


Wasn't planning on going to a midnight launch though. Leaving my house at 6ish to arrive at Target around 6:30AM. They open at 8.

#5316 mustbepbs   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   34 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

mustbepbs

Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:18 PM

Wasn't planning on going to a midnight launch though. Leaving my house at 6ish to arrive at Target around 6:30AM. They open at 8.


I wouldn't even bother. If you're not going to show up hours before hand you're gonna miss out.

#5317 gordojones88   Sith Lord Darth CAG CAGiversary!   1158 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:23 PM

Okay, I'm an idiot. I had a preorder with Wal-mart through their layaway program. Having no idea how the layaway program works, I decided to pay off my Wii U yesterday. The lady at the desk was very nice and helped me pay it off. Then she realized it was for the Wii U and told me that because I paid it off, the system marks my order as "picked up". CRAP.



It has been posted hundreds and hundreds of times not to pay off the Wii U layaway at Walmart. It's even in the original memo. There's gonna be a hitch and you're not gonna get your console now.

#5318 Ag_SurfR   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   767 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:25 PM

Why? Whether you paid it off or not, layaway still works the exact same way. If they're going to accidentally sell a reserved console that is supposed to be cataloged and set aside , they're not going to discriminate over one that is paid in full versus one that only has the deposit down. Wal-Mart does billions of dollars in sales a year... they're not some Mom and Pop store trying to unload a $350 console so they can balance the ledger.


most successful businesses don't look at their customers as just one time purchasers. that's why if someone were in the store looking to buy a wii u, but the only ones available were the ones people had pre-ordered, they'd think, "i could sell this one where someone only left $25; at worst they'll just get their $25 back. or i could sell the one that's already paid off. that person will then take back their $350+ and may never shop here again."

do the math.

#5319 maximumzero   Seriously, quit it. CAGiversary!   4126 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:25 PM

I wouldn't even bother. If you're not going to show up hours before hand you're gonna miss out.


And can you tell me week's lotto numbers too?

#5320 therealdanhill   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1037 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

therealdanhill

Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:29 PM

Well, Best Buy screwed me over on my purchase. They billed my account the amount to hold the preorder. I kept the money in the account. In middle of the night, they notified me that my payment was rejected, and to call and correct the order. One minute later, they cancelled it. I found out that my my bank was holding the money for the preorder, but Best Buy made another request on top of the hold. So the bank refused to do two holds. Anyhow, Bestbuy.com could care less.. they told me to preorder it again, which is not possible or to just go to my store. I cant wait in line even if I want to with my disability.

So now, No WiiU, and I have a ton of preorders with Newegg for games and the new controller. Happy Veterans Day gift for me from Best Buy. The good thing is, as a vet, Im kinda used to being screwed over.

First of all, thank you so much for serving in our armed forces. As an advocate for veterans in my home state, I know how it is brother, and the way this country treats its vets is astonishing.

That being said, I hope that some of the people bragging on here about multiple preorders or flipping for a profit will read this and do the right thing and give a fellow CAG and vet a hand. I'll keep my eyes open and if I can find one I'll let you know.

#5321 Drclaw411   I miss Cartoon Orbit CAGiversary!   3277 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:35 PM

First of all, thank you so much for serving in our armed forces. As an advocate for veterans in my home state, I know how it is brother, and the way this country treats its vets is astonishing.

That being said, I hope that some of the people bragging on here about multiple preorders or flipping for a profit will read this and do the right thing and give a fellow CAG and vet a hand. I'll keep my eyes open and if I can find one I'll let you know.


Ditto

#5322 Nintendonly   feck this shat CAGiversary!   1535 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:37 PM

I like how all of the 20-somethings in the military have to ask us all the time if there are military discounts at Walmart. Base Exchanges sell shit wicked cheap; what the Fuck are you guys doing at Walmart harassing the employees about a discount program that doesn't exist?

#5323 Confucius   Corporate Shill CAGiversary!   16273 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:40 PM

I like how all of the 20-somethings in the military have to ask us all the time if there are military discounts at Walmart. Base Exchanges sell shit wicked cheap; what the Fuck are you guys doing at Walmart harassing the employees about a discount program that doesn't exist?


Are you being sarcastic or a huge douche?

#5324 therealdanhill   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1037 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:40 PM

Oh, and for anyone else who preordered with KMart, I was just told that you will be charged for the system tomorrow. I've had a pending charge in my PayPal for like a month now, so I think I'm good, but it's KMart. Just wanted to throw that out there.

#5325 mustbepbs   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   34 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:43 PM

And can you tell me week's lotto numbers too?


No but based on previous console launches, if you don't show up hours earlier like everyone else is going to, chances are very high that you're going to miss out.

#5326 Nintendonly   feck this shat CAGiversary!   1535 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Nintendonly

Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:44 PM

Are you being sarcastic or a huge douche?


The huge douches are the guys wearing uniforms giving us the third degree about being in the military asking for a discount that doesn't exist. Base Exchanges are one of the perks for being in the military. Use them and leave us alone.

#5327 gmsick   $50,000... CASH!!! CAGiversary!   1425 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:50 PM

Anyone else thinking about getting sonic all star racing. It seems interesting and the $40 msrp is appealing.

#5328 Nico8912   CL4P-TP's Minion CAGiversary!   139 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:53 PM

http://www.ign.com/a...ors-edge-review

Ninja Gaiden 3 review is up at IGN


Here's a comparison video Gamesradar did between the 360/WiiU versions of NG3. I have to disagree with some of IGN's review based on that video, WiiU version looks better it practically every way.

http://www.youtube.c...&v=vUC8Qe4FsL4#!

#5329 SearchX   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   24 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:53 PM

Maybe it's just a function of being over 30 and having a steady job, but I don't understand why anyone is even bothering to pay off their interest-free layaway balance early.


I'm over 30 with a steady job as well. I anticipate that Walmart will be in chaos on launch day, and hoped to just stroll in, show my receipt, and walk out.

What you said but change it to, why someone would use layaway. If you can't afford to pay cash for something offered at a Walmart when you walk in, then don't get it.


This. I have never used layaway in my life because I've never needed to. This is my first experience because it's the only way to preorder a Wii U. The bigger issue is why Walmart's system does not separate payment from pick-up status. Their system is not designed to handle preorders otherwise it would refuse my payment or keep me in the queue even though I've paid everything off.

#5330 therealdanhill   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1037 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

therealdanhill

Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:54 PM

Perhaps this is a purchase you don't need right now as it being charged twice overdrew your account? Not trying to be mean but things usually work out how they're supposed to. Maybe this is a sign.

It isn't polite to comment on ones finances. Maybe he charged it to a separate bank account, there are a ton of circumstances you don't know about. Hell, I doubt most people here would be able to eat a 300 dollar charge you weren't expecting to your account.

I know you were not trying to be mean, and I'm not either, it's just very poor manners. Besides, nobody here "needs" a WiiU. We're all here because we "want" it, right?

#5331 SearchX   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   24 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:55 PM

Perhaps this is a purchase you don't need right now as it being charged twice overdrew your account? Not trying to be mean but things usually work out how they're supposed to. Maybe this is a sign.


I didn't take it as his account was overdrawn. It sounds more like a security measure on the part of the bank to prevent double charges from the same retailer.

#5332 maximumzero   Seriously, quit it. CAGiversary!   4126 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

maximumzero

Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:59 PM

No but based on previous console launches, if you don't show up hours earlier like everyone else is going to, chances are very high that you're going to miss out.


I don't feel like waiting more than 2 or 3 hours for a videogame console. If I arrive at 6:30 and there's a boatload of people outside the store I'll just turn around and go back home. (After checking Best Buy's condition first.)

#5333 Lei   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   216 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:00 PM

Perhaps this is a purchase you don't need right now as it being charged twice overdrew your account? Not trying to be mean but things usually work out how they're supposed to. Maybe this is a sign.


He said his bank rejected it because they placed two holds, not that he didn't have the finances to cover it. Those are two different issues and I know how annoying banks can be because for example I can't use my debit card online with overseas stores. It gets automatically rejected even though I've called many times and they tell me the hold is removed but it still gets declined every time. Basically, banks do whatever they want and reject in the name is "fraud protection".

#5334 SearchX   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   24 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:00 PM

It has been posted hundreds and hundreds of times not to pay off the Wii U layaway at Walmart. It's even in the original memo. There's gonna be a hitch and you're not gonna get your console now.


Okay... I don't read every single post in this thread. Other sites have a nice editable "wiki" summary, which this site needs.

#5335 bojay1997   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5956 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:05 PM

I like how all of the 20-somethings in the military have to ask us all the time if there are military discounts at Walmart. Base Exchanges sell shit wicked cheap; what the Fuck are you guys doing at Walmart harassing the employees about a discount program that doesn't exist?


Obviously you've never been to an NEX, MCX or AAFES exchange. They charge MSRP for games even months or years after release. The only benefit is that you don't pay tax and sometimes they have collector's editions in stock that have sold out elsewhere.

As the son and brother of two military officers, I can tell you that they deserve every perk and discount that they get which frankly aren't even that many. Try spending six months or a year away from your family in the middle of nowhere or on a small ship or an entire weekend a month and two weeks a year in the cold or heat doing your reserve drill. That doesn't even take into account what happens when this country is involved in an actual war like Iraq or Afghanistan and people come home permanently disabled or not at all. You are a nasty little troll and deserve to be banned from this website for life.

#5336 hoofrog   Game Whore CAGiversary!   1165 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:10 PM

Obviously you've never been to an NEX, MCX or AAFES exchange. They charge MSRP for games even months or years after release. The only benefit is that you don't pay tax and sometimes they have collector's editions in stock that have sold out elsewhere.

As the son and brother of two military officers, I can tell you that they deserve every perk and discount that they get which frankly aren't even that many. Try spending six months or a year away from your family in the middle of nowhere or on a small ship or an entire weekend a month and two weeks a year in the cold or heat doing your reserve drill. That doesn't even take into account what happens when this country is involved in an actual war like Iraq or Afghanistan and people come home permanently disabled or not at all. You are a nasty little troll and deserve to be banned from this website for life.


As a veteran myself, I approve this message.

#5337 skiizim   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9934 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:12 PM

I don't feel like waiting more than 2 or 3 hours for a videogame console. If I arrive at 6:30 and there's a boatload of people outside the store I'll just turn around and go back home. (After checking Best Buy's condition first.)


Why are you still trying to explain yourself? Just do your thing, I think we all get that if you get one you get one and if you don't you don't.

#5338 jacknicklson  

jacknicklson

Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:13 PM

Obviously you've never been to an NEX, MCX or AAFES exchange. They charge MSRP for games even months or years after release. The only benefit is that you don't pay tax and sometimes they have collector's editions in stock that have sold out elsewhere.

As the son and brother of two military officers, I can tell you that they deserve every perk and discount that they get which frankly aren't even that many. Try spending six months or a year away from your family in the middle of nowhere or on a small ship or an entire weekend a month and two weeks a year in the cold or heat doing your reserve drill. That doesn't even take into account what happens when this country is involved in an actual war like Iraq or Afghanistan and people come home permanently disabled or not at all. You are a nasty little troll and deserve to be banned from this website for life.


You shouldn't do something just because of what you expect to get in return. No one forced you to join the military

I have nothing negative to say about those brave enough to fight for our politicians but don't act like you didn't go there by choice

EDIT: This thread is officially in the gutter

#5339 advanced   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2944 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:13 PM

Obviously you've never been to an NEX, MCX or AAFES exchange. They charge MSRP for games even months or years after release. The only benefit is that you don't pay tax and sometimes they have collector's editions in stock that have sold out elsewhere.

As the son and brother of two military officers, I can tell you that they deserve every perk and discount that they get which frankly aren't even that many. Try spending six months or a year away from your family in the middle of nowhere or on a small ship or an entire weekend a month and two weeks a year in the cold or heat doing your reserve drill. That doesn't even take into account what happens when this country is involved in an actual war like Iraq or Afghanistan and people come home permanently disabled or not at all. You are a nasty little troll and deserve to be banned from this website for life.


As a veteran myself, I approve this message.


Honestly, they give up years of their lives to defend this great nation. If anybody deserves a bit of a price break on just about anything, it's them.

#5340 Confucius   Corporate Shill CAGiversary!   16273 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:14 PM

As a veteran myself, I approve this message.


I'm not a veteran and I approve his message. I fully support veterans getting *more* perks than regular folks.