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Dang, what happened to lots of wii's available???

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by cleoent, Nov 19, 2006.

  1. cleoent

    cleoent WiiChat Member

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    Everywhere, i mean like the 30 places i've called, walmart, target, toyrus, cc, bestbuy, frys... they're all sold out. I thought there was suppose to be an abundance of wii's?

    It's no big deal, i definitely did not want it bad enough to warrant camping, or even get to a store early, but i thought these suckas were gunna be out there like they grew on trees.

    Any ideas when the next shipments are coming in? All the places around here say maybe next week.
     
  2. Homesrfan

    Homesrfan ftw

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    What can I say... A LOT of people wanted them. I think the Wii will do suprisingly well.
     
  3. Wiiboy93

    Wiiboy93 Proud Wii Owner

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    yea I do too
     
  4. .therev

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    Yep, same thing happened to me I thought there would be a lot of wiis at the stores near me, but no prevail. I regret camping but oh well tomorrow's another day.
     
  5. Big_Mill

    Big_Mill WiiChat Member

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    Well it is an abundance compared to pretty much every other launch ever.
     
  6. patrickj

    patrickj WiiChat Member

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    yeah same here i expected alot to be in stores but i didnt get red steel so i called around almost everywhere and they were out of red steels and nunchuks, man am i ever pissed, the one game i was actually looking forward too i didnt get. but oh well i got my wii.
     
  7. theodore5

    theodore5 I can't wait!

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    I just ordered one!

    Nintendo has a list of online stores which carries them and i went threw it visiting every one untill i got to sears.ca (im canadian) AND THEY HAD THEM. They have not emailed me for confirmation but i think i just got a wii at 900 on sunday night!
     
  8. paintba||er

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    Ya everyone on here was saying that going at 4pm on saturday was too early but I ended up going at 7pm friday (I was the first one although some one else got there within two minutes of me) and at 4pm on saturday there was already 40 something people in line and there was only 20 Wii's.
     
  9. 00420

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    Yeah, I couldn't find any nunchucks today. Most places had like 6-10 Wiimotes, but no nunchucks.
     
  10. Mr.Herron

    Mr.Herron Do work

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    Sorry for bumping.

    I can relate to this 100%

    So about a month ago i was at the EB Games near my house and was talking with one of the workers there as im playing a demo for Rainbow Six : Vegas and i ask him whats the new details on the wii and how do i go about pre-ordering one. He says, "we arent doing any pre-orders on the system, but las vegas alone is getting well over 200,000 of them so im sure you wont have any problem getting one." So im thinking alright cool. I'll just swing by first thing in the morning on sunday and buy mine.

    Well yesterday night i was on my way to my friends house for his birthday, and i decided to stop by EB Games, the same one i went to before. I go inside and start chatting with the workers and the same kid who i talked to before was there. So jokingly i say "So i guess its going to be madness here tonight." He says, "Not really, we only got enough wii's in for our pre-orders". I just sit there and stare at him, then say "Dude, i thought you told me you werent pre-ordering the wii's" He turns his back to me and goes "Yeah, well thats what i thought...i was wrong" So i didnt bother with them at all today, i went around to the 8 other stores within a mile of my house and each one had a sign on the front door "Wii's and PS3's SOLD OUT!!!"

    Has anyone heard anything on a new shipment date? I've been told tuesday of next week, but nobody says if its Tuesday (11/21) or tuesday (11/28)

    AHHHH Frustration FTL!!!
     
  11. Link_of_Hyrule

    Link_of_Hyrule Unofficial WiiChat Helper

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    My target had just had a crap load of wii motes and not so many nunchuks i wasn't able to get an extra one :( i'm just ganna wait for the nerf controler and nunchuk :)
     
  12. Mr.Herron

    Mr.Herron Do work

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    thats basically how all the stores around me were...

    TONS and TONS of wiimotes, games, point cards, and everything else...just no systems at all.
     
  13. Protius

    Protius Fanboy for life!

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    Sucks to be you guys. Pre-orders for the win, guaranteed a system!
     
  14. pizzaluvr

    pizzaluvr world crown chimpokomastr

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    lol wtf are you talking about.. my walmart only got 4 controllers... i was 14/35 :(
     
  15. Mr.Herron

    Mr.Herron Do work

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    That is the wal-mart near you. The one near me had well over 30. They were stacked inside the case and on the shelf opposite to the case.
     
  16. vagrant

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    Where I got my wii they had like 50-70 zeldas and like 30 wiimotes/nunchuks/classic controllers, and a bunch of nintendo sd cards, and wii points cards.
     
  17. pizzaluvr

    pizzaluvr world crown chimpokomastr

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    they only had 17 zeldas here... i got one anyway though...
     
  18. dan99iel

    dan99iel Hai :3. I'm back.

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    Oh Sh*t. Oh Sh*t, Oh Sh*t, Oh Sh*t. Im auzzi and hoping that changes thingz.. Anyway. I'm getting the WII 4 X-mas and ill kill to get my mum to preorder! Iv'e already called lke 3 stores and they arent preordering anymore. Im gonna cheack out all my stores but do you think ill get 1?
     
  19. SoupCamera

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    On Saturday, I went to a couple of BestBuys near me and both assured me that there will be "enough" and that thre's no reason to camp out the night before. As I left both stores, neither had people camping outside. :)

    I believed them and planned to just show up early on Sunday, say, around 7AM. (they open at 9AM, but starts handing out tickets at 8AM)

    Fortunately, I couldn't get much sleep, so I ended up waking up at 4AM. I knew I couldn't fall asleep again, so I headed out to BestBuy. Imagine my surprise when I pulled into the BestBuy parking lot at 4:30AM. There were already nearly 40 people standing around. It was 30 degrees outside.

    I started to get nervous and decided to continue to the other BestBuy, 5 miles away. Oh... no... even more people waiting there... I turned around and went back to the first BestBuy. Got out of the car ASAP and joined the line as #43.

    By 6AM, the line had 75 people. It grew to 120 just before 7:30AM, when the BestBuy employees arrived for work. The crowd cheered and clapped... :)

    They came out at 7:59AM and started handing out the little tickets. Mine had 043 printed on it. A sigh of relief(plus I literally need to relief myself... so I headed to the McDonald's next door... :) ) The line was cut off at number 76. There were 50 or 60 more people after #76.... all very disappointed. :( Yet more people continued to arrive.

    At 9AM, they started letting people go into the store, 10 at a time. I was a little worried about getting the games i wanted, since there are 42 people ahead of me. By the time I got into the store, they only had 3 more copied of Zelda left... I grabbed one and picked up my Wii. Paid for it and walked out the front door, feeling like the luckiest person in the world at that momemt... :) A bunch of people were taking group pictures holding their Wii boxes! :)
     
  20. COLDshiver

    COLDshiver Wii Owner

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    My Best buy had 160 Wiis. People started camping out on Friday. Over 200 showed up by Saturday night and over 250 right before Best Buy opened. it was all gone in an hour.
     

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