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Best Buy - No stock Sunday

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by Kryptenx, Dec 28, 2006.

  1. Kryptenx

    Kryptenx WiiChat Member

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    Best Buy is no longer holding Wiis until Sunday ads. They are now sell upon receipt. Most stores are sold out, but hurry and call your local store to see if they have any stock!
     
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    Where did you hear this rumor? I was in a Best Buy today at noon and it was the same story...

    -Merc
     
  3. Kryptenx

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    Oh, I dont know, from this thing called the "Retail Insider" aka Best Buy's newsletter for employees. I work at Best Buy for anyone who doesn't know.
     
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    Ahh OK. Thanks for the info. Any inside info as to why this is the case?

    -Merc
     
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    is that for america or canada? either way its been reported as 2morrow many times already.
     
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    I heard it reported as tomorrow for Canada, but not the states...

    -Merc
     
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    well my store is getting some in tomorrow. Probaly 10 at the most, im still not understanding what your saying though.
     
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    You are in Canada which is why they will be selling them tomorrow

    He was saying that the stores in the states are selling them when they recieve them and not holding them until sunday when the weekly ad comes out.
     
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    oh, i heard that the states are getting them on the 31st. but w/e
     
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    Yes they were suppsed to SELL them on the 31st, sunday when the sunday ad comes out

    but they ar ow selling them when the recieve them
     
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    This is just US. Canada is still selling them on Friday.

    Prior policy was to hold for Sunday, this is no longer the case.
     
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    Oh my friend told me that it was going to be on the 31st a couple of days ago untill he read this. I am sorry to anyone who read my post, my friend got the memo recently. He works at best buy also.
     
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    hmmm. looks like you a geek squad agent btw: yep no wii's on sunday. at least for the bay area. they were being sold yesterday
     
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    Car-fi, just always checking out media's insider for Wii news.

    It looks like it's because PS3s are being held this week. No idea how next week will be, but I'll let you guys know.
     
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    here's what I'll say, just as I mentioned in another thread...

    though I would reccomend calling your local Best Buy....different districts do different things.

    I used to work at a Best Buy and still have friends there.

    My friends are essentially giving me every indication that the Wiis that they have will be held until the add date (the 31st). Everything in my district seems to be fairly airtight as far as info....and none of the Best Buy's around me seem to be doing the receipt gig.
     
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    You must've worked there a long time ago, because all stores follow the same SOP. They aren't going to be in the ad on the 31st because the PS3 is. They aren't going to have tickets to hand out on the 31st because the tickets are for the PS3. Why would they hold? Stupid decision on the manager's side there for any store who holds.
     
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    I'll go ahead and politely disgree with that. :)

    I worked there up until late this last summer....in the warehouse no less.

    From what my buddy, who still works in the warehouse, the info. on their Wiis is being kept under lock and key. The Warehouse still hasn't received any Wiis as of yet. Even the Inventory Manager hasn't gotten any official word on what to do when they get them....and he would know....he wants one. As of right now, it looks like my old BB, store #6, in Inver Grove, MN....will be letting them free on Sunday. They didn't get them on the truck on Tuesday, so if they're doing them any time before Sunday, then the truck with the Wiis for my old store will come tomorrow evening.

    And honestly, there's no real stupidity that lays with either holding or not holding the Wiis until Sunday. They're going to be sold either way. PS3 or not. The Wiis are going to sell out again in one day.....whether it's today, tomorrow, or Sunday....doesn't really matter. Little to noone that walks in wanting to buy a PS3 is going to go apeshit and want to buy a Wii instead....

    What I can tell you is that district by district here in Minnesota, there's a difference. Different BBs were doing different things for launches, and they're doing different things now.
     
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    If stores in your district are really doing that, then it is stupidity. How do they expect to handle both PS3 and Wii campers in 1 night? You're going to have all kinds of people in 1 line for 2 different systems, and with only tickets for the PS3. It's going to make a big mess.

    And he should've received word, as this is in the Retail Insider:
     
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    I don't know....

    I guess by my estimation, they've got a parking lot that could probably hold upwards of a couple thousand people. Seeing as there's a right and a left side, one would think two signs could be put up...one reading "Wii" and the other "PS3".

    There's nothing that stupid about it. In fact, it's actually more logical....seeing as, if the rest of the stores were selling before hand....profit at those district stores would be lower than the holdouts for that day.

    Two systems as opposed to one really isn't that much harder to handle. The amount of staff will be there anyway, it's just a matter of setting up 2 lines instead of one. Not that difficult.
     
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    No need to worry, your district is smarter than you give them credit for, because they've sold all their Wiis.

     

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