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WII RECALL? What is happening 11/20?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by tweenmom, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. tweenmom

    tweenmom WiiChat Member

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    I was told in a store that they cannot sell their current inventory of Nintendo WII. They have to wait for the 11/20 shipment. Any idea why?
     
  2. Brawny

    Brawny Anglophobiphile

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    Are you sure they did not say 10/20? Perhaps Nintendo is truly holding back shipments for an entire month?

    I can assure you, it is NOT a recall.
     
  3. JAKE196

    JAKE196 Cogito Ergo Sum

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    it could be a recall of wiis made on a certain date.
     
  4. Brawny

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    Ugh..... It is not...... most likely related to the artificial hype nintendo is putting on the Wii.

    Consoles aren't "recalled" like Chinese cribs, it's known far in advance. New SKU's are reported weeks ahead. We knew about the M$ warranty extension a long time ago.
     
  5. JAKE196

    JAKE196 Cogito Ergo Sum

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    when Nintendo sent out some prototype wiis on launch they were recalled.

    of course consoles can be recalled, something may have been wrong withe assembly.
     
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    This is just to make people want it more, since its not in stock. supply and demand.
     
  7. surfinrach90

    surfinrach90 I GOT A JAR OF DIRT.

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    Maybe their all just reserved.. like they've got some in stock but can't sell any of them there and then because their already reserved?
     
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    Nah, it sounds like they'll get their shipment that day...perhaps from the main branch supplier. (IE....Japan > Michigan Targets > individual ones)

    To make sure, the OP should just say if they had them in stock/on display or not.
     
  11. tweenmom

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    Yup, in stock at store...a Kmart in PA

    The sales clerk said they had them in stock in back of store but couldn't sell them until 11/20.
     
  12. Brawny

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    Did you try any other stores in the area?

    That's weird....
     
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    The must be building up a stockpile for Thanksgiving week shopping craziness.
     
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    I think this is in the how to get a Wii thread too, anyways:
    My guess is that the retailer is planning to list the Wii in their black friday/day after Thanksgiving print ads. By law the store has to have all advertised items in stock (and with a reasonable quantity I think) in order to advertise them. Given the craziness of people punching each other out for stuff on black friday ("oooo, a cheap crappy scanner for free at 5am only!"), it would be wise for retailers to 'stock up' on super high demand items.

    Kinda sucks though, you would think they could have a percentage of the Wii inventory for sale until black friday and the rest for black friday only.
     
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    I hope there is not a Wiicall... The last thing I want to do is send my console back to Nintendo and have to wait 6 months for supply to catch up to demand.
     
  16. Skippy

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    There's no recall.
     
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    The retailers are doing that in order to have enough stock for "Black Friday", which just happens to be 11/23 this year. I'm not surprised in the least that retailers are holding stock for the next fews weeks, so they can capitilize on selling Wiis on the largest shopping day of the year.
     
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    maybe they're getting them ready for christmas?

    or they want it to be sold with wii zapper and such?
     
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    M4573RM1ND Cloverfield's biggest fan

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    Its a good strategy, especially with the holiday season comming up...dang, just think, they hold back Wii's for a month, and as the holiday shopping season gets into high gear right around thanksgiving, they flood the stores with tons of Wii's, so everyone anticipating one will get it. Great strategy.
     
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