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[UK] If you still don't have a pre-order look here

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  1. Cabe

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    If you're in the UK and you've still not got a pre-order then I may be able to offer a glimmer of hope.
    I was planning on getting one from Amazon.co.uk today but extenuating circumstances prevented me from being there when the pre-orders went live >_<

    I was planning on just going into town on the launch day with some friends and getting one but I decided to have one last look around.
    I found Argos.co.uk ( Shop for WII Console with Wii Sports Game - available 8th Dec. at Argos.co.uk ) and noticed the message underneath

    I thought to myself that this would probably be left over but I decided to check it out. I gave them a phone and spoke to a friendly customer services rep who happened to live just 5 minutes up the road (its a small world) who was able to confirm to me that they could guarantee that I would recieve a Wii upon launch day (give or take a day or two because they post them in advance to try get them to the customers on launch day). Needless to say I placed an order of '1xWii Console with Wii Sports Game' :thumbsup:

    Now I'm happy as can be. I just thought I would post this to try help people who may still have been looking for pre-orders in the UK.
    Good luck to everyone in getting their Wii's
     
  2. micster

    micster The Japanaholic

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    I know, argos are damn great. I ordered my wii with them on the 14th November.

    On digitalspy there is an argos staff member and the preorders will be shut down as soon as the stock runs out
     
  3. Cabe

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    Thinking back I actually think I've got the majority of my gaming devices from Argos...
    Gameboy Pocket - Argos
    Gameboy Color - Argos
    Gameboy Advance - Argos
    Playstation 2 - Argos
    PSP - Argos
    Wii - Argos

    Hmm... I never ever realised this until just then. Oddly enough I never buy anything else from them :S

    *Bonus Fact* I JUST discovered (about 2 minutes ago) That the PS logo on the disk drive of the PS2 can be rotated so that its always the correct way up even if the console is vertical or horizontal. O_O HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS! I've had the PS2 for 5 years(ish) and I NEVER noticed that
     
  4. Icuic

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    Cabe. The PS2 blinds you with awesome blue light. Nothing else matters.
    .... oooh pretty light......

    Anyway, Argos is the king of all shops. It has the laminated book of dreams, know why it's laminated? To catch the tears of joy.
    It's the Narnia of house hold goods, the Tardis of toasters.
    And let's not forget the pale mythical wardens of the treasures that lie within!

    *Walks off to watch Part Troll again, damn that Bill Bailey for being so funny*

    P.S. Congrats on the confirmed pre-order. Less than 3 weeks.
     
  5. micster

    micster The Japanaholic

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    You never knew about the PS2 logo?! Im sure it was in the instructions ...


    Anyway, Another tip for alllll uk wii players

    The RRP of Wii games is £40. HMV.co.uk: Music CDs, DVDs, Games & More sell wii games for £35 with free delivery!

    If you have an instore HMV GAMES card then you can register it with hmv online and if you have 1000points then you get a £5 discount meaning wii games are just £30!


    [I ordered red steel for £30]
     
  6. Icuic

    Icuic WiiChat Member

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    Ooh. Another tip for UK people.

    Get a friend in Jersey. My mother lives there. Tax free. I've ordered the game I need (not want... need) here but all the others I've got coming from Jersey. Cheap as cheap can be :D
     
  7. micster

    micster The Japanaholic

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    Oh yeah, HMV online is based in Jersey i think :'D


    Another tip. Buy a wii and a game and get £10 off!
     
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    i used to work at argos :)
     
  9. yellowlizard

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    funny you should mention this as i have just ordered my wii with z:tp there last night!

    do you really think that means we will get it at launch? i was just hoping really!
     
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    advice: don't buy something more that 50 quid from argos. they have crap customer support and won't let you return anything
     
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    lol i'm pretty sure i won't want to return my wii! And if it has a problem then isn't it nintendo we go to?
     
  12. Cabe

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    Yeah, if theres a problem you'd contact Nintendo in this case.
    @YellowLizard - Fingers crossed eh
     
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    haha yeah thanks

    hey guys, how come i haven't heard much about upcoming wii games? I check ign etc like every day! I know about smash bros obviously lol

    and i'm not too bothered about multi-platform games, as i've got a 360 for those, and for graphics!

    Can't wait to get my wii though!
     
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    Just bumping this up for people who may be looking for a pre-order
     
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    I think dixons online have still got some left for the console only as well
     
  16. Paul237

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    Argos have now put up a message to confirm that they have now sold out of their initial allocation of Nintendo Wii consoles. Therefore, it stands to reason that if you got your order in before that message was put up, then you'll get one on (or around) 8th December!

    I'm not holding my breath to be honest, but it would be cool if it were true. :D
     
  17. King Wiired

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    No longer guaranteeing for launch, and I wish I did originally preorder with them, just gotta hope Woolworths are gonna be lucky for me
     
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    Paul237 The Wii King

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    I can't see where they said they're no longer guaranteeing it!
     
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    Argos FTW. That's were I'm gonna go.
     
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    That's cause Dixons is crap and no sensible person should shop there.
     

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