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#1 chubbyninja1319   Where's my stuff!? CAGiversary!   5405 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 01:03 AM

Figured this would/could be a good thread for the folks like me who are building up the Wii U collection before everything gets scarce...which seems to be happening fast. Target, for example, is down to slim pickin's.  Not to mention Best Buy.  Here are a couple of deals that are still live in some places at Walmart:

 

Toad's Treasure Tracker w/ Toad amiibo = $20  Now $38 

https://www.walmart....-Wii-U/54315535

 

Yoshi's Wooly World w/ pink Yoshi amiibo = $20  Now $38

https://www.walmart....-Wii-U/54315543

 

^^ Sorry, these were both $20 w/ in store pick up yesterday.

 

Animal Crossing Amiibo Festival $16 w/ GCU

http://www.bestbuy.c...p?skuId=9505126

 

Anyway....post any deals you find.  Stuff like Hyrule Warriors and Bayonetta are starting to get scarce, so let's help the community out by keeping an eye on deals and "in-stock"'s



#2 McCHitman   Reigning Champ CAGiversary!   300 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 01:05 AM

I want to get another system before they vanish just as a backup ☹️

#3 Komentra   (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ CAGiversary!   2908 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 06 March 2017 - 01:06 AM

Walmart ones have already been posted in a thread. None the less I picked up both of them on the 2nd and then went across the street and traded them in with the bonus for Zelda on Switch then sold the Amiibo's on eBay.

#4 jjjbadboy32   I CAGiversary!   994 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 01:09 AM

Good thread. I got the Walmart games last week. I hope Mario Maker comes down, it is the last game I really NEED for Wii U

#5 willozsy   CAG Hokage CAGiversary!   1036 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 01:09 AM

bought one at GS for 250 and hacked it. its pretty awesome



#6 srac84  

Posted 06 March 2017 - 01:10 AM

haha just sold my whole wii u collection.. including hyrule sealed in hopes of possibly getting the switch eventually.. this thread is now making me possibly regret that if they are going to become rare..



#7 Querjek   Thirty Seven CAGiversary!   2128 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 06 March 2017 - 01:10 AM

I want to get another system before they vanish just as a backup ☹️

Nintendo has refurb systems are $200 directly:

https://store.ninten...oryId=cat570935

The black one has 32GB internal HD and the white one has 8GB internal.

 

 

Also, WiiU pro controllers are $25 at most (but not all) Walmarts currently:

http://brickseek.com...r/?sku=21977094

(link is from the Walmart clearance thread)



#8 Komentra   (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ CAGiversary!   2908 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 06 March 2017 - 01:11 AM

haha just sold my whole wii u collection.. including hyrule sealed in hopes of possibly getting the switch eventually.. this thread is now making me possibly regret that if they are going to become rare..

Oh man.... that was a mistake. Unless Nintendo starts reprinting them then the price will only go up and I can't foresee them doing that.

#9 Liquid Metal   hasta la vista my ass!!!!!!! CAGiversary!   2789 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 01:12 AM

Um why do we need this thread? Its not like they are going to start putting everything on clearance all of a sudden.



#10 Komentra   (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ CAGiversary!   2908 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 06 March 2017 - 01:13 AM

Nintendo has refurb systems are $200 directly:
https://store.ninten...oryId=cat570935
The black one has 32GB internal HD and the white one has 8GB internal.


Also, WiiU pro controllers are $25 at most (but not all) Walmarts currently:
http://brickseek.com...r/?sku=21977094
(link is from the Walmart clearance thread)


There's one for $25..... 35 miles away. I'd love to have one so I can use it play SNES games on my hacked NES Mini.

Maybe if I find myself out that way.

#11 Hugoboss   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   63 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 01:15 AM

Great thread!  I've been on the Wii U kick lately thanks to the Switch.  I've been taking advantage of Walmart clearance.  Hoping I can find Twilight Princess HD & Mario Maker cheap.  



#12 greendayrulestce   Gayness rules don't fit CAGiversary!   1183 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 01:20 AM

Nintendo has refurb systems are $200 directly:

https://store.ninten...oryId=cat570935

The black one has 32GB internal HD and the white one has 8GB internal.

 

 

Also, WiiU pro controllers are $25 at most (but not all) Walmarts currently:

http://brickseek.com...r/?sku=21977094

(link is from the Walmart clearance thread)

Anyone want to comment on their experience with direct-from-Nintendo refurb systems? I have seen this deal and want a Wii U. Wondering about the process [mostly defect units that they fixed up?] and if it's worth it.

 

Probably the best thing for me or wait it out? Not so worried about pack-in-games, just the system. (although I could resell any games or play it for a min then resell)



#13 yungJEDIknight   CAG Ninja CAGiversary!   96 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 01:26 AM

Anyone want to comment on their experience with direct-from-Nintendo refurb systems? I have seen this deal and want a Wii U. Wondering about the process [mostly defect units that they fixed up?] and if it's worth it.

Probably the best thing for me or wait it out? Not so worried about pack-in-games, just the system. (although I could resell any games or play it for a min then resell)

They are legit. The console and accessories come in a plain white box but everything looks brand new. I've had mine for about 2 years now and it's worked perfect. Got it for $220 with Super Mario 3D World installed.

#14 ElvisTheGreat   Daddy CAGiversary!   686 Posts   Joined 4.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 01:29 AM

Anyone want to comment on their experience with direct-from-Nintendo refurb systems? I have seen this deal and want a Wii U. Wondering about the process [mostly defect units that they fixed up?] and if it's worth it.

Probably the best thing for me or wait it out? Not so worried about pack-in-games, just the system. (although I could resell any games or play it for a min then resell)


Only experience is a friend who got one had his Wii mode on the Wii U all jacked up. Everytime he booted it there were a bunch of green dots on the screen. I'm sure it was one of those rare defects because I've heard good things about them.

#15 greendayrulestce   Gayness rules don't fit CAGiversary!   1183 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 01:30 AM

Only experience is a friend who got one had his Wii mode on the Wii U all jacked up. Everytime he booted it there were a bunch of green dots on the screen. I'm sure it was one of those rare defects because I've heard good things about them.

Thanks. Be something I'd check then. Not a long term issue since they have the 1 year warranty.



#16 Kevbo887   Defensor Fortis CAGiversary!   1034 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 06 March 2017 - 01:31 AM

Have the console for sale (no tablet) if anyone is interested pm me

#17 bradbo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   874 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 06 March 2017 - 01:36 AM

What a neat console. Really felt like something special for gaming. Too bad today's "gamers" just want over caffeinated online FPS garbage.

#18 mrclutch   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4060 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 06 March 2017 - 01:36 AM

Good thread. Hopefully some nice deals will pop up over time. Hey dumb question probally, but I just bought the Mario Land 3D Black 32 gb model last week. The Wii U is backward capatibal isn't it?

#19 tolhurst   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   354 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 01:38 AM

Picked up Wonderful 101 today at Walmart for $15. I only have a five titles left that i care about to find, four of which are still in most stores

#20 Komentra   (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ CAGiversary!   2908 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 06 March 2017 - 01:38 AM

Good thread. Hopefully some nice deals will pop up over time. Hey dumb question probally, but I just bought the Mario Land 3D Black 32 gb model last week. The Wii U is backward capatibal isn't it?


Yes but you have to use Wii controllers. You can't use the GamePad.

#21 kube00   Keeping in Cheap since 2005 CAGiversary!   10608 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 06 March 2017 - 01:38 AM

There's one for $25..... 35 miles away. I'd love to have one so I can use it play SNES games on my hacked NES Mini.

Maybe if I find myself out that way.

Yea thats for me too, about 40 miles away, may try to see if any of my fellow CAGs can get me one



#22 Komentra   (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ CAGiversary!   2908 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 06 March 2017 - 01:39 AM

Yea thats for me too, about 40 miles away, may try to see if any of my fellow CAGs can get me one


Hm... not a bad idea.

#23 ritchardf  

Posted 06 March 2017 - 01:39 AM

Nintendo has refurb systems are $200 directly:

https://store.ninten...oryId=cat570935

The black one has 32GB internal HD and the white one has 8GB internal.

 

 

Also, WiiU pro controllers are $25 at most (but not all) Walmarts currently:

http://brickseek.com...r/?sku=21977094

(link is from the Walmart clearance thread)

thanks for this, 2 at the local store showing $25, hopefully they ring up at that price.



#24 kube00   Keeping in Cheap since 2005 CAGiversary!   10608 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 06 March 2017 - 01:39 AM

What a neat console. Really felt like something special for gaming. Too bad today's "gamers" just want over caffeinated online FPS garbage.

Yes and no, 3rd party support was meh. Nintendo's way of handling online stuff is odd. I think a lot of people were confused when it came out. This being said now is the perfect time to get one. May go the way of the DC as this rate



#25 Komentra   (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ CAGiversary!   2908 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 06 March 2017 - 01:40 AM

thanks for this, 2 at the local store showing $25, hopefully they ring up at that price.


They should but if they don't just pull the "oh whoops left my debit card in the car" line.

That's what I do at least, lol.

#26 tolhurst   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   354 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 01:42 AM

I went to two stores that supposedly had 2 pro controllers but they were nowhere to be found

#27 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13420 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 01:53 AM

Went to two Walmart's this morning and got a pro controller for $25 at each of them. One was still marked at $49.97, but had the person at the electronics department ring it up be sure and it came out to $25.

Otherwise I just need a deal on Pokken, Kirby's Rainbow Curse and Game & Wario and my WiiU collection will be complete.

#28 Sunrisecityrider   Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down CAGiversary!   2335 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 02:20 AM

Um why do we need this thread? Its not like they are going to start putting everything on clearance all of a sudden.



Well just avoid the thread then. Problem solved.

#29 arsenalcrazy8   As Cheap As Wenger. CAGiversary!   2128 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 02:34 AM

zelda at 39.99 at Target is the cheapest it will ever be. Highly recommend you track down a copy now if you want one for collection sake.



#30 Liquid Metal   hasta la vista my ass!!!!!!! CAGiversary!   2789 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 02:43 AM

I doubt zelda will be only one print.