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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by WizKid, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. WizKid

    WizKid Raving Rabbit

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    Hi. Being really irritated that Nitendo says the next shipment will be December 8th, I decided to start looking to see if I could find a local seller of a new, unopened, Wii.

    I found one, in the town that I live. I hate eBay (it sucks). However, on WiiSeeker, I saw that there was one seller in Opelika, AL that is selling a Wii on eBay and that just ended a couple of minutes ago.

    I clicked on the link, and then I clicked on the seller's profile to try to contact him. But it wants me to login!!! Idiots! I just want contact information!!! :mad2: :mad2: :mad2:

    By making it so hard to contact (in person) either via e-mail or by phone (by not posting the information, eBay has really jumped the gun on this one. This results in a seperation of buyer and the seller. That is, they do not get to meet each other. This is especially a big time-water if you live in the same town as the seller. :sad:

    Even though it is now sold (at a price of $367), I have a feeling I still have chance. If if I could just get the sellers name, number, and address I could call him.

    After all, since the guy lives in the same town as I do, there would be a very likely chance that he would take my offer (by meeting me in persion), and I would either pay him $280. After all, I think he gouged the price on eBay because of shipping.

    I still think it's possible, because the guy probably won't send it out for a day or two. :smilewinkgrin:

    Any suggestions on how I can dig up this info?
     
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    LolygagerX Wii Are Comeing

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    Go to his house and offer him $280?
     
  3. Mmy

    Mmy Coin-Operated Boy

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    You are officially creepy and weird.

    Just f-ing wait man. You won't die.
     
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    @LolygagerX:
    Look at the first post. I added the link.

    @Mmy:

    Yes, I am being patient. However, I fear that there will sell out (like they did at launch) on December 8th. That is why I would like to explore all possible avenues of getting one.

    After all, it's really hard to pass up when the seller lives in the same town...
     
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    They didnt post so some crazed weirdo can come accost them in person and offer them less than what they can already get for their product.
     
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    @LolygagerX:

    Look at the first post. I have updated it with the link.

    @MMy:

    Yes, I am being patient. It's just that it's very likely that they'll sell out in the same manner now as they did on launch day where I live, because more than likely, each store will only get 20. Just like last time. :(

    Besides, it's really hard to pass up an offer like this, especially when the seller lives in the same town...

    Information, information.....

    If the person that started eBay was still there, I can guarantee you that you would be able to get the phone number and address, plus the e-mail address of the seller. eBay is a wasteland... :(
     
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    Your a moron. This thread is now about kittens.

    I want a Hemingway cat (polydactyl), they're adorable. Heres a pic.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Rule 1: Do not assume I am a moron.

    I am just afraid of shortages..the Wii launch was horrendous. All the stores only got 20 each. I have a feeling that will be the same this December, because of the population density of the town.

    Do you really want Nitendo to go the way if Commodore? After all, they are a few similarities between the Wii and the (now discontinued) AmigaOne series. I would be suprised if Asus bought some of MAI's fab plants and based the design of the Wii's mobo on the Teron CX.

    After all, for a while the Teron CX mobos and the GameCube where made in the same factory!!! Ironic, eh? Not really, because they used the same core archicture.
     
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    Mmy Coin-Operated Boy

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    Go back to crying and plotting your ****ing stalking/accosting of innocent wii owners. This is a thread about cats.

    Back to the topic. Does anyone here own cats?
     
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    For somebody who calls them self WizKid, you're totally failing to comprehend what eBay actually is.

    If you are desperate to speak to the seller then why not just click the "Ask Seller A Question" link?

    eBay aren't going to put people's phone numbers, email and home addresses in the public domain are they! Jeeeeeeeeeeeeez.:scared:

    Oh FFS, I just re-read your original post - THE AUCTION HAS ENDED! The seller now has a contract with the highest bidder. :mad:
     
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    Oh thank god another smart person has come to this thread.

    Whats the most epic cat name you've heard? My friend has a cat named Freya. I love it.
     
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    A Wii is not a cat. Are you referring to Nitendogs?

    And to reinforence my previous post, the reason why I starteed this thread in the first place was because (in addition to the seller conincidence) was because resellers (like BB & TRU) don't know when they are getting new stock in, let alone how many. The uncertainty is what basically lead to this thread. I'm sure other members who are in the same boat feel and same way. So please, don't throw around basekess insults, okay? ;)
     
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    Learn to spell and stop being a creep. And this thread will be gone of the cat talk.

    Have you ever seen a cat after a dose of the 'nip? Hilarity, cats are too damn cute.
     
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    Samster Slave to the Wind

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    I had a mate year's ago who simply called his cat "Dave".

    You'd go round his house and he'd say, "This is my wife Rachael, my daughter Lily - oh....and this is Dave".

    Bwahaahaahaaaaaaaa! I thought it was a crackin' name for a cat.

    We've a long haired cat called Amber. Nice cat but very very dim.:nonod:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Aww, its all fluffy. I love cats like that.
     
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    Messykitty414 That Cat is a Mess

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    No he won't sell it to you, because he or she got $367 so why would they take $280?

    And Freya is the name of a Norse god which is also featured in the awesome game, Valkyrie Profile and Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth. And I have a cat named Quincey, it's black
     
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    Valkyrie Profile Lenneth and Silmeria = win.

    So does Freya. Fertility is the win. XD
     
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    Well I do know this: a lot (and I mean a LOT) of sellers can't be trusted. However, this one seems reliable. And plus, he's in the same town as me, so what is there to loose?

    Yes, I know. But it requires registration just to ask the seller a question. Wht is it so hard for eBay to come to grips and at the very least post the sellers e-mail address? Geez. What's so hard about that?

    Yes, I understand the implications that would cause. Hoiwever, they at least post the seller's e-mail address in case a person wanted to contact the seller directly, like myself.

    Yes, it has ended, but the person that won the auction lives much further away than I do. Plus, it would save when money on shipping. Besides, as I said before, it would probably be at least two days before it's sent to the person.

    After all, after seeing me, he would think 'hey, this is a better deal,' and would then promptly contact the person many miles away and say 'Sorry, but I found a local buyer at the last second, and I couldn't resist.

    After all, knowing a person in your own town usually results in a better, much nicer realationship (as in friendship, not marriage :lol: ) than somebody that you have never seen (and more than likely willl never see) in person!
     
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    dear Op. You Are Mentally Challenged. All Shipping Costs Are Paid For In Full By The Buyer. Learn To ****ing Read. And Also Gtfo.
     
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    @Messykitty414:

    On second thought, I would be willing to pay the seller the full $367 as mentioned.

    Why the change of heart? Because when you're dealing with a local seller, you realize the the surcharge is worth it because he put a lot of time and effort into it. Whereas when it's strictly an online transaction, you think think the person is price gouging.
     

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