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Is it possible to buy a Wii now?

Postby deadphish » Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:39 pm

My wife wants one and everywhere is sold out. I don't want a bundle either, just the sports version for $250. Any help is appreciated, but I'm guessing I'm franked.
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Postby TSUCookieMonster » Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:55 pm

I know they had several at GameStop at the end of November... now that Christmas has passed they should be hitting the shelves again and you should be able to pick one up with no problem.

I read in a finance magazine several months ago that a Toys 'R' Us in Cape Gerardo (sorry about the spelling) had like 6-10 on it's shelves when they were going on eBay for 700.
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Postby cprice12 » Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:07 am

Stores are still selling out relatively quickly...it's hit or miss. You just need to find out when they get shipments in and show up that day...sooner or later you'll get one. They've been out for a friggin' year. Nintendo, while being a smart business move, is screwing over the consumers who just want to buy their product for Christ's sake.

Here's an idea...up production a tad.

Couldn't you always just put your name on a list at GameStop or somewhere and reserve one?
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Postby Nyghtewynd » Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:26 am

I've had mine for a year. What's your freaking problem? ;)
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Postby deadphish » Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:27 am

cprice12 wrote:Stores are still selling out relatively quickly...it's hit or miss. You just need to find out when they get shipments in and show up that day...sooner or later you'll get one. They've been out for a friggin' year. Nintendo, while being a smart business move, is screwing over the consumers who just want to buy their product for Christ's sake.

Here's an idea...up production a tad.

Couldn't you always just put your name on a list at GameStop or somewhere and reserve one?
Nope, apparently not.
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Postby kodos » Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:11 am

Gamestop doesn't do pre-orders on consoles anymore.

Nintendo did double their production. The demand is just as high all over the world.

Nintendo makes over a million Wiis a month. That is a crazy amount. More then any console in history. To up production they would have to make a new factory, which isn't really feasible or smart in the long term.

It has been almost impossible to find for more then a year now. It's not suddenly going to start showing up on shelves because Xmas is over. If you couldn't easily find one in the summer of 2007, you won't be able to find one now.

The demand for this thing is insane.

Personally, I don't get it, but whatever.

I mean, yeah, I understand why it's popular, I just don't understand why it's this popular.
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Postby ksbluesfan » Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:40 am

I still have an Atari if you're interested. It comes with Missile Command and Ms. Pacman. You could probably talk me down below the price of a Wii.
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Postby Nsane2Bme » Sat Jan 05, 2008 12:24 pm

I'm going to start looking for one in March.
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Postby ohio BLUES » Sat Jan 05, 2008 12:56 pm

Does the Wii do HDMI?

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Postby ksbluesfan » Sat Jan 05, 2008 12:58 pm

ohio BLUES wrote:Does the Wii do HDMI?

Just Curious.


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Postby kodos » Sat Jan 05, 2008 3:42 pm

No HDMI. You can buy Component cables though.

It doesn't do hi-def at all. Just 480p.
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Postby ohio BLUES » Sat Jan 05, 2008 4:57 pm

kodos wrote:No HDMI. You can buy Component cables though.

It doesn't do hi-def at all. Just 480p.

Yikes, no wonder it's $250.
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Postby kodos » Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:04 pm

It's basically a GameCube with a fancy controller.
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Postby Ruutu15 » Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:14 pm

kodos wrote:It's basically a GameCube with a fancy controller.


Exactly, I don't see the hype. I have played the Wii quite a bit, and it just doesn't do anything for me.
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Postby Stl_Blues_1fan » Sat Jan 05, 2008 7:37 pm

my dad got one 2 days ago from the Mills mall......
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Postby Mellanby_equals_grit » Sun Jan 06, 2008 1:04 am

kodos wrote:It's basically a GameCube with a fancy controller.


I disagree. I enjoy mine quite a bit. People certainly aren't goin ape$hit like this for PS3 and 3-$hitty.
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Postby cprice12 » Sun Jan 06, 2008 4:11 am

kodos wrote:Gamestop doesn't do pre-orders on consoles anymore.

Nintendo did double their production. The demand is just as high all over the world.

Nintendo makes over a million Wiis a month. That is a crazy amount. More then any console in history. To up production they would have to make a new factory, which isn't really feasible or smart in the long term.

It has been almost impossible to find for more then a year now. It's not suddenly going to start showing up on shelves because Xmas is over. If you couldn't easily find one in the summer of 2007, you won't be able to find one now.

The demand for this thing is insane.

Personally, I don't get it, but whatever.

I mean, yeah, I understand why it's popular, I just don't understand why it's this popular.


Hmmm...well, I had heard they weren't making as many as they could be making.
Maybe I heard wrong.
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Postby cprice12 » Sun Jan 06, 2008 4:18 am

Mellanby_equals_grit wrote:
kodos wrote:It's basically a GameCube with a fancy controller.


I disagree. I enjoy mine quite a bit. People certainly aren't goin ape$hit like this for PS3 and 3-$hitty.


The Wii is fun. It's a nice thing to have at a party as well. It's a crowd pleaser. And the controller is the whole thing. Without that, it's not in high demand like it is. It's genius really. It's a much less powerful system than the PS3 or XBOX360...but it's much more popular.

Speaking of the Xbox...how many of you guys have had troubles with yours?
A friend of mine at Slacker's was telling me around 35% of them have to go "in the shop" because they broke. I also read a blog of a guy who is on his 5th Xbox already because they have all broken. That's crazy.
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Postby Allblues555 » Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:58 am

cprice12 wrote:
Mellanby_equals_grit wrote:
kodos wrote:It's basically a GameCube with a fancy controller.


I disagree. I enjoy mine quite a bit. People certainly aren't goin ape$hit like this for PS3 and 3-$hitty.


The Wii is fun. It's a nice thing to have at a party as well. It's a crowd pleaser. And the controller is the whole thing. Without that, it's not in high demand like it is. It's genius really. It's a much less powerful system than the PS3 or XBOX360...but it's much more popular.

Speaking of the Xbox...how many of you guys have had troubles with yours?
A friend of mine at Slacker's was telling me around 35% of them have to go "in the shop" because they broke. I also read a blog of a guy who is on his 5th Xbox already because they have all broken. That's crazy.


Yes, everyone I know who has one has theirs "in the shop." Hmmm... release a flawed product knowingly? Let the public do your beta-testing?

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