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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by samer, Oct 13, 2006.

  1. samer

    samer WiiChat Member

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    Went to Eb games at 7:30 am today to wait in line for a nintendo wii. Turns out there was already 13 people there waiting in line. I would have been #14. At 10 AM the store manager comes out and says they'll only be getting 12 of them. That means I couldn't preorder a wii. After that I rushed over to another eb games only to see about 35 people in line. I didn't even bother. Now I have no idea how i'll get one on launch date. Either get one on ebay for like 500 or camp out at best buy. Both sound horrible. Any suggestions?
     
  2. komio

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    they told me that they will have wii systems available at launch (EB/gamestop) for sale to people who DID NOT preorder, however those are the people that are going to be camping out lol, best thing i would think is like you said... pay the 500+ dollars to get it on ebay or camp at ur local retailer :p sorry dude
     
  3. WiiKyle

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    dang i must of been really lucky, i got their at 9:40 and was 8th in line!
     
  4. in touch with the wii

    in touch with the wii prez , you suck :p

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    i got a hmv one the shop was empty
     
  5. ZeroG

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    Hahaha! Sucks SO hard for you Americans :p
    Here (In Britain) I went in to my local GAME about 2 weeks after preorders started, and the close to guaranteed that I'd get it on launch day :D

    Anywho, the worst you'll have to wait is 2/3/4/5/6 weeks, not TOOOOOOOO bad! *half sarcasm*
     
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    F.Y.E is taking preorder but not for the first shipment...avoid paying too much by going to them..i guess
     
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    lol:lol: same thing in Norway :d heh...:sick:
     
  8. Big_Mill

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    You will be fine, just find a smaller retailer no one thinks of as game orientated. During the 360 meltdown, a freind of mine walked into Woolworths (UK store) no pre order, picked one up off the shelf walked to the till paid and had a 360 before most people with pre orders.
     
  9. samer

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    I just preordered one on ebay for $500.
     
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    I pre-ordered, and I'm STILL camping out. xD
     
  11. antimatter

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    If you are serious, then that was a very dumb move on your part...
     
  12. samer

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    i don't look at it as dumb. I had $532 dollars in my paypal balance. There was no way for me to get it out of paypal as I don't have a bank account connected to it. I made the $532 dollars selling AIM screen names. For me, it's basically like i got the wii for free. I just hoped to save that paypal money for the games.
     
  13. antimatter

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    You do know that you can have PayPal send you a check...
     
  14. samer

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    actually, no, I didn't know that.
     
  15. antimatter

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    Well, now you know for next time I guess. They charge $1.79 and it take about a week and a half to get to you. Unless you live an hour away from the headquarters like me, then it take half a week.
     
  16. NateTheGreat

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    Said this in another thread but anyway I called EBGames after school and they were already sold out, which I really didn't expect. Went to the local university book store and they're taking pre-orders, so maybe try that.
     
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    DRMARIO Controversial.

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    I suggest gamestation (If it exists in the US that is XD) I was the 3rd person to preorder my wii, and i didnt even wait in a line, i just strolled in one random day, saw the preorders , and dropped in a £20, and voila, im guaranteed one on launch date.
    Its really no problem over here in britain.

    Do you have any english friends? Can you aks them to preorder you one over here? the all you have to do is pay for the herrendous postage costs to send it over to america! :p
    All the rules have changed for postage over here, it depends on size aswell as weight now!
     
  18. White-Wolf

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    i went to eb at 8, and was 18th or 19th in line and they only had 10... ghhhh. I guess i will camp out at best buy (almost a few feet from eb) when it opens and camp out way sooner then 8. Funny thing is that at 8 they called off the people in line and turned away everyone else, so if i would have knowen that, i would have showed up at 6 if i could pre order at 8... I live in la and its a realy big city, but they got really a small amount of pre orders it makes no sense. I am starting to worry about getting one at launch now.
     
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    welcome to my world...its been 3 days straight that im worried...and if nothing happens from here to launch im going to go nuts
     
  20. White-Wolf

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    yea. Good thing is that best buy is not going to be takeing pre orders, so i still have a good chance if i wait in line early. The thing about it is, i wasent too keen on waiting in line for a pre order, then waiting in line on realease as well. I wanted to feel that gratification of waiting in line and actualy getting the system, so Bust buy got my bussness by not pre ordering.

    although, its strange. And i looked it up and it dosent sound that awsome.... best buy opens at 11 on sunday, Does this mean i have to wait in line really really early and wait all the way up to 11? or do you think they will make an exception on that day. The wii comes out the 19 and thats a sunday... sounds frightining.
     
    #20 White-Wolf, Oct 13, 2006
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