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How do I get a Nintendo Wii without a preorder and no campout?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by Jericho2550, Nov 10, 2006.

  1. Jericho2550

    Jericho2550 WiiChat Member

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    well, as the title says, I'm located in the Washington DC area, I want a Wii, I'm willing to stand in line for 2 hours max, how can I get one, what do you all suggest?

    great site by the way, this is my first of many posts :smilewinkgrin:
     
  2. Homesrfan

    Homesrfan ftw

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    1.) Costco/Sams
    2.) Target
    3.) Maybe Blockbuster depending on where you live... that's what I've heard atleast.

    Just come when it opens. Usually Targets aren't 24 hours so get there maybe an hour or two before it opens. It will open late on Sundays too...
     
  3. Octogon

    Octogon 戦士王

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    Target opens at 8 AM, right?
     
  4. GreyKirby

    GreyKirby Fo-Weva Pink!

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    Double post -_-
     
  5. Homesrfan

    Homesrfan ftw

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    but I'm wondering if they will sense it will be a Sunday. o_O
     
  6. Inspire

    Inspire '';aM;'' Inspire

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    call them and ask.
     
  7. Andre

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    well im in the game my girlfriend just got hired at future shop so she is going to get one for me right when it opens and then she will get a discount off it andf then they'll just take that money out from her cheque so im happy:d
     
  8. Zori

    Zori Wii Owner Since Launch

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    Pray? lol. Not really a way to get it without camping 4+ hours atleast. Well I guess but youd have to get lucky ;)
     
  9. Link_of_Hyrule

    Link_of_Hyrule Unofficial WiiChat Helper

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    i have to work and its sunday i'm screwed!
     
  10. Zori

    Zori Wii Owner Since Launch

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    :yikes: 2 options. Beg boss to let you off. Or quit. :D
    But seriously that sucks :( know how you must feel.
     
  11. wiiwii

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    another option is to find a very willing friend or pay a very willing friend
     
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    Well.....I dont think you know this but preordering and waiting in line for hours may be the only for SURE way youll get a Wii!
    Man, all you have to do is bring a book........ or a DS.... or something.... I mean if I can stand in line for 24 hours straight i am sure you could pull off something like that as well!
     
  13. chessaholic

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    if you want it on launch day then i guess you're in a pickle. Try searching internet sites perhaps. You may not get it until a day or two after launch (how good is your postal service?) but its better than nothing. Alternatively you could pay (probably over the odds) on ebay? I dont know, im in the UK, so some places (amazon for example) havnt even started preorders yet. Good Luck.
     
  14. WSP92

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    cIf you want it on launch day then your'e stuck. You'd really have to camp out to get it on launch day if you didn't pre-order. What is your budget for the wii because you could buy it and probably het it in late Nov. If not you would have to go on ebay and see what overpriced wiis they're selling.
     
  15. GreyKirby

    GreyKirby Fo-Weva Pink!

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    Not necessarly[sorry if that spelled wrong] Some people dont even camp and voila they got theres!
     
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    I could have sworn that I posted in this thread yesterday but... uh I guess not. Anyway, your best bet is to check out this thread:

    http://www.wiichat.com/nintendo-wii-chat/4479-wii-target-inventory-tool-repost.html

    Then go to the store that has the most Wii's coming in your area about 3 hours before opening. I think your 2 hour limit is a bit low and will result in you leaving with your money and no Wii. Also, don't be afraid to call stores to see what their gameplan is for launch day. (Midnight release, early open, how many consoles, etc etc.)
     
  17. in touch with the wii

    in touch with the wii prez , you suck :p

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    1. wait several months or pay your friends to do it for you
    2. maybe get it off ebay
    3. if you do get stuck bribe the store manager to get it for you
     
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    Why? When he can just wait for an extra hour. Stores are getting more than we all had thought... if your in a rather populater area, you should have no problem coming across a Wii on launch day.
     
  19. Jericho2550

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    Thank you all, I may increase the number of hours of my camp out if the weather is nice, a lot of responses make it seem it's IMPOSSIBLE to get one if I'm not camping out for several hours, but that's to be expected from a forum where we all want one :lol: yesterday I was at Circuit City and asked the guy in videogames how I can get a Wii, he was like "just come whenever on Sunday or Monday and pick it up, no need for a camp out, nobody wants that shi*" I'm sure he'll be wrong, but I also think that the ones that are saying that it's almost impossible with my plan are wrong as well, if I can just be in line an hour or two before opening of the store I think I'll have a good chance, maybe not 100% but still good.
     

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