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Gamecube Adapter for Wii U Pre-order from Best Buy $19.99+FS (Possible YMMV)


#1 Ferrari Racer   Banned CAGiversary!   6668 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Ferrari Racer

Posted 29 December 2014 - 06:24 PM

Details about preordering, you will have to go in store to try it out.

 

http://www.thetanook...in-store-order/

 

From Slickdeals:

 

Unfortunately you must visit a Best Buy store to take advantage of this deal as it is currently unavailable online. Simply go to Customer Service at Best Buy and ask for an OMS for SKU #7522006 (Canada SKU is #10172249). You will have the option for shipping, which is free. This is a good option for those who already have the game and do not want to buy four new Gamecube controllers from Gamestop. I just got back from Best Buy and pre-ordered it for $19.99.



#2 jpatern   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   220 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 29 December 2014 - 06:27 PM

I was just going to post this after reading about it on Wii U Reddit and after getting back from BBY.  I can confirm it works as I ordered 2.  The customer service rep at first said none showing in any stores near us.  I explained that she has to look in the OMS system and check the warehouses, not the store inventories.  A manager walked by and showed her how to do it.  I ordered them as store pickup but you can also get shipped to your house.



#3 PS2gamerGCN   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   318 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 December 2014 - 06:31 PM

In for 20.

/Probably an actual post on SD (or some of us on CAG.)



#4 The Orange Alert  

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Posted 29 December 2014 - 06:52 PM

Not to be the bad guy here, but I feel like these are just going to be canceled

#5 Rudybegga   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   389 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

Posted 29 December 2014 - 07:41 PM

My store had a 10 dollar off "I'm sorry for not having the actual bundle in" discount on the adapter.  It's been over a month, but I wonder if they're still going to honor it....



#6 prateeko   IN THE BUTT! CAGiversary!   2768 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 29 December 2014 - 08:23 PM

Not to be the bad guy here, but I feel like these are just going to be canceled

I wouldn't count on it. Nintendo has pretty much stated more are on the way (unlike Amiibos). They foolishly underestimated the demand.



#7 The Orange Alert  

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Posted 29 December 2014 - 10:32 PM

I wouldn't count on it. Nintendo has pretty much stated more are on the way (unlike Amiibos). They foolishly underestimated the demand.


I mean I hope they do bring them back and make them available. But to me, this doesn't sound like them being available. To me it sounds like a clever way to trick the system to let you preorder when they eventually do come back - when that is, nobody knows.

I hope it works out for those that do it, but I wouldn't bank on it

#8 razgriz417   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   159 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 29 December 2014 - 10:48 PM

Thanks OP, got this to work at my Best Buy. I printed out the Reddit post and brought it to customer service and they placed the order for 2 for me. They couldnt change it to ship to store but shipping was free and the receipt and email confirmation says I'll receive it on the 1/12/15



#9 Nintendonly   feck this shat CAGiversary!   1535 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 December 2014 - 11:18 PM

Just placed an order for 2 of them. Ship date is supposedly Jan. 12.



#10 elbarto1  

Posted 29 December 2014 - 11:47 PM

Thanks for the heads up. Will attempt a preorder tomorrow

#11 Ferrari Racer   Banned CAGiversary!   6668 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 December 2014 - 01:34 AM

No go at my store. They said it's completely sold out.

#12 Nintendonly   feck this shat CAGiversary!   1535 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 December 2014 - 01:43 AM

No go at my store. They said it's completely sold out.

How can they be sold out of a pre-order? You sure you didn't have a neckbeard 'tard just looking at the name of the product and telling you they are out of stock?



#13 Ferrari Racer   Banned CAGiversary!   6668 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 December 2014 - 02:12 AM

How can they be sold out of a pre-order? You sure you didn't have a neckbeard 'tard just looking at the name of the product and telling you they are out of stock?

Idk. He said he followed the instructions on the reddit link, used the OMS, and couldn't order one.



#14 Kenmeii   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   30 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 30 December 2014 - 03:36 AM

Worked just fine for me. I still have reservations about getting it in soon but I'm supposed to pick mine up Jan 2 in store. Here's hoping.

#15 ya_boy_mario   mycologist. CAGiversary!   471 Posts   Joined 4.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 December 2014 - 03:55 AM

ya boy mario preordered one at gamestop (with game & controller) . shipping confirmation came in email this morning stating i will get it on the 2nd

 

here's hoping nintendo starts making more than 6 of these things a month.



#16 thereefernander   CAG Best Buy Employee CAGiversary!   1757 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 December 2014 - 01:38 PM

Confirmed available for OMS order in my area. At least the check said so haven't followed through with an actual order.

#17 shivan128   CAG at heart CAGiversary!   3751 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 30 December 2014 - 02:05 PM

 Nintendo has pretty much stated more are on the way (unlike Amiibos). They foolishly underestimated the RESELLER demand.

 

FTFY



#18 elbarto1  

Posted 30 December 2014 - 02:14 PM

This did not work for me. The lazy ass employee just said it is sold out.

Meh.

#19 razgriz417   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   159 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 30 December 2014 - 02:23 PM

Update: Just got shipping confirmation (tracking #s haven't updated yet though)



#20 Aleth   Shhhhh...I'm waiting... CAGiversary!   229 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 30 December 2014 - 02:59 PM

Ordered yesterday, shipped out today. It says I should expect them on Jan 2nd

#21 EddieRoadDogg   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   46 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 December 2014 - 05:14 PM

Just went to my local store. Guy says they are completely sold out. Just missed it by that much I guess.

#22 ayob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   56 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 30 December 2014 - 05:54 PM

can confirm. bestbuy stores will have some in stock within the next week



#23 Nintendonly   feck this shat CAGiversary!   1535 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 December 2014 - 06:56 PM

Got shipping confirmation and tracking numbers. Woo-hoo

#24 ya_boy_mario   mycologist. CAGiversary!   471 Posts   Joined 4.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 December 2014 - 07:45 PM

ya boy mario preordered one at gamestop (with game & controller) . shipping confirmation came in email this morning stating i will get it on the 2nd

 

here's hoping nintendo starts making more than 6 of these things a month.

update. UPS guarantees i get my package by tomorrow.

 

very stoked right now



#25 solidFire501   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   109 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 December 2014 - 08:34 PM

From reading the instructions and comments on other sites, it sounds like availability depends on whether or not the distribution warehouse in your area has any on hand or not. So, that could explain why some people were successful and others not. That said, was anyone successful in the DFW, Texas area? Contemplating making a trip back to see if I can land one, but would rather save the time and gas if someone has already tried and got shot down.

#26 Rick4Life  

Posted 30 December 2014 - 09:55 PM

Tried this. Unavailable in Houston. If someone in Houston gets it to work please let me know.

#27 OnChkMnDS   I have a Custom title CAGiversary!   639 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 31 December 2014 - 12:14 AM

Ran out in Atwater too



#28 SPORK94  

Posted 31 December 2014 - 02:28 AM

Los Angeles no go tried several warehouses. said it was available then wouldn't order damn!

#29 elbarto1  

Posted 31 December 2014 - 02:39 AM

I hope they arrive in store but I doubt I'll have luck. Guess I'll just keep hunting. At least these are being restocked! Congrats on you lucky few that got one!

#30 segasonic128   Segasonic CAGiversary!   458 Posts   Joined 4.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 December 2014 - 05:31 PM

I am going to check in Iowa/Nebraska this weekend!   = )    thanks OP