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    ps3 is a good price for the hardware in it, but the wii is better experience

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    Were going off Topic here this isn't a PS3 Vs Wii Rant

    I think what they do is REALLY Smart

    It's like if someone asks you to go to the shop and buy them Cigarets because they're underage 90% of people who do it ask for a cigaret in return OR if they don't smoke ask for Money

    I think it's VERY smart [Though I already have a Wii so Im not moaning about them doing it lol]



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    And you can't forget Ebay's dreaded Final Value Fees and Insertion fees (I know they're not THAT bad) but still take them into context

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wii_Smurf
    Were going off Topic here this isn't a PS3 Vs Wii Rant

    I think what they do is REALLY Smart
    Forgive me but.. where is this ps3 vs wii rant, i dont seem to see one in here? Could be your mistaken.

    As for them being smart, i wouldnt say its smart. Its just taking advantage of less supply and high demand. I dont think thats smart as much as I think its just using simple rules of supply and demand. Do you also think its smart when people buy wii's in bulk to resell it for more? Even if it forces the normal consumer to pay prices more close to the ps3 than what the wii's recommended retail price was set for?

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    Funny how they always state "plus 5 games!" for the Sports disk that comes with every Wii anyway. But this guy went a step further listing the power supply, sensor bar, and console stand! At least there are 2 wii-motes.
    Not his fault that there's someone willing to bid that much.
    As soon as Nintendo finally makes enough to keep shelves stocked all of this madness will go away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lansaguy
    Funny how they always state "plus 5 games!" for the Sports disk that comes with every Wii anyway. But this guy went a step further listing the power supply, sensor bar, and console stand! At least there are 2 wii-motes.
    Not his fault that there's someone willing to bid that much.
    As soon as Nintendo finally makes enough to keep shelves stocked all of this madness will go away.
    agreed. Its a shame that wont happen untill they release it every major country first.

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    Lets break this down:

    Quote Originally Posted by Shiftfallout
    Forgive me but.. where is this ps3 vs wii rant, i dont seem to see one in here? Could be your mistaken.
    Quote Originally Posted by Shiftfallout
    You know, if any one complains about the PS3's price, you could always buy a wii, sell it, and then you would have enough for a PS3. All for the price of a wii. Wierd.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    I saw That as a slight PS3 Vs Wii Price Bid LMAO

    Quote Originally Posted by Shiftfallout
    As for them being smart, i wouldnt say its smart. Its just taking advantage of less supply and high demand.
    Which is a SMART option to take

    Quote Originally Posted by Shiftfallout
    I dont think thats smart as much as I think its just using simple rules of supply and demand. Do you also think its smart when people buy wii's in bulk to resell it for more?
    I don't do it myself but I consider it Smart yes

    Quote Originally Posted by Shiftfallout
    Even if it forces the normal consumer to pay prices more close to the ps3 than what the wii's recommended retail price was set for?
    Who's Forcing them to buy off Ebay etc? And the recommended price is for Shops, 'Recommended' It's still up to the shops what they charge though if everyone charges £180 and a Certain shop charges £200 they're less likely to sell... But it goes back to Supply and Demand



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    Yeah, I don't take offense to scalping.
    But it does take away from the regular consumer who want to buy for the actual price. It's kind of a rip off from regular people.



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    Quote Originally Posted by blueradio
    Yeah, I don't take offense to scalping.
    But it does take away from the regular consumer who want to buy for the actual price. It's kind of a rip off from regular people.
    Yeah I agree it's unfair but like I said No One Forces them to pay that Price and it is a Smart choice. I mean it may not be right for buyers but for Selling it's Smart



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    Quote Originally Posted by Wii_Smurf
    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    I saw That as a slight PS3 Vs Wii Price Bid LMAO
    You termed it as a Ps3 vs Wii "RANT". That was not only a gross overexageration but there was nothing in what i said that gave favor to either system, merely a means to get the PS3 cheaper if price was the only thing hold them back.

    Tsk tsk for twisting words around. You should know better than that.




    Who's Forcing them to buy off Ebay etc? And the recommended price is for Shops, 'Recommended' It's still up to the shops what they charge though if everyone charges 180 and a Certain shop charges 200 they're less likely to sell... But it goes back to Supply and Demand
    Well as you can see, we are in different countries therefore things might be done differently. No one is forcing them to buy off ebay, but many, if they want a wii, are forced to resort to paying much higher than what nintendo recommends as a retail price. Look at it this way, many people have full time professional jobs, they cant "not" goto work and try and camp a store waiting for a shipment of wiis. Usually when a shipment does come it, people, much like vulcher's decend up on it. Most with the intent of reselling it for much more. Take a look at ebay, notice how many of the same people keep sellings wiis, notice how quite a few even show pictures of 10 or more boxes from one store. Supply and demand can be a nasty thing when not regulated.
    In africa, shipments of medicine come in, often gangs will take them all and then people, if they want that medicine or food, have to pay much much more to get them. Thats also considered supply and demand no? So its all really how you look at it.

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