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Australian Wii Shop Channel - Error 208002

Discussion in 'Virtual Console, WiiWare and DSIWare' started by gravitek, Jan 2, 2007.

  1. gravitek

    gravitek WiiChat Member

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    Hi all,
    I've been trying to buy Wii points with a credit card on the Wii shop channel in Australia since about the 28th of December 2006. Every time I enter my credit card details, i get the error message:

    Error Code 208002

    The address you've entered is incorrect

    Please verify the information and try again.


    It's making me very frustrated! Why doesn't Nintendo want my money! What makes matters worse is that there are NO wii shop cards in all EBGames stores available in my state at this moment... argh! I can't find any other vendors either... places like Target, Kmart and Myer are lucky to have the actual system let alone a wii shop points card!

    PS. Everything else like browsing the Wii Shop Channel, the Weather Channel and the Internet Channel work - so I can't see it being my internet connection.

    Thanks
     
  2. Chames

    Chames WiiChat Member

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    I've been getting the exact same message. I rang Nintendo today and the woman asked me to check if my country was set to Australia when I said yes the woman said something like "We don't actually know what this error means, but give us your contact details and we'll give you a call as soon as we do."

    Oh, and the wii points cards are sold out everywhere here too.
     
  3. Sameiru

    Sameiru Wii Otaku

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    mine doesnt work whatsoever! i called them and they said i would have to send it in, i think i might now seeing as its past new years and Xmas!
     
  4. gravitek

    gravitek WiiChat Member

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    well... if you are desperate to play toejam and earl like i was (or many of the other titles available including turbografx games that arent even available in AU)... you CAN change your country to United Kingdom, buy the Wii points in UK Pounds (which your bank will charge a conversion fee for, and will probably make a conversion of Pounds to AUD higher than what xe.com says) and successfuly buy the wii points, and download the game.

    Please note however, that once you set your country back to Australia, you will most likely lose your Wii shop points in the channel, and most likely, the game also... so do this at your own risk!
     
  5. timbo35067

    timbo35067 WiiChat Member

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  6. gravitek

    gravitek WiiChat Member

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    lets all call up tomorrow and report this... it's pretty obvious that the phone "technicians" at Nintendo Australia are reading a script off a computer screen and are only too quick to tell you its something wrong with the console or you're not covered under warranty (try telling them there's something wrong with your DS)

    There's nothing wrong with saying 'ive spoken on a forum and other Australian users are experiencing the same problem' and infact by saying that, youll most likely speed up the likelihood of getting it fixed...

    The number is (03) 9730 9822
     
  7. jimbot

    jimbot WiiChat Member

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    Same problem here, although she (the Nintendo phone girl) said that 'Dave' will get back to me. Who the hell is Dave? And why next week?

    I was able to buy points last year until about the 29th December.
     
  8. Chames

    Chames WiiChat Member

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    When did you ring them... and who is this mysterious and all powerful Dave?

    I just want some wii points :(
     
  9. Chames

    Chames WiiChat Member

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    I got a call from nintendo this morning and they said that it should be working again. I haven't tested it though because I bought some points off the UK shop last night (cost me $17 instead of $15).
     
  10. gravitek

    gravitek WiiChat Member

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    I got a call from Dave too... and I've done exactly the same thing... I'm going to try my best to finish toejam and earl before i try to set my country back to Australia...

    ...the only difference so far is the loss of the weather channel... big whoop haha... open the window!
     
  11. Chames

    Chames WiiChat Member

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    I changed back to Australia after I bought the points and they were all still there
     
  12. treeml

    treeml WiiChat Member

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    I get exactly the same error message

    Where are you supposed to enter your address?

    Has anyone actually gotten into the shop and bought game yet?
     
  13. rock_barbz

    rock_barbz WiiChat Member

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    Wii Friend Code: 4916-9100-1450-8885
    4916-9100-1450-8885
    i was getting this message but i tried it a couple of days ago and it all worked fine.
     

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