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So just wondering is there a shortageon The Wii.

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii / Wii U' started by lazytitan, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. lazytitan

    lazytitan Regular member

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    Just wondering if there is a Wii shortage going on or do i just have bad luck? i have been looking around all the local stores around here and its a no go. The all say they dont know when to expect more in and one store said something about a shortage. my phone kept breaking up so didnt get a complete explanation. Just wondering if anyone here knows if there is something going on or is it just my local area that is out. or if anyone knows when i could expect to see them back in stores?
     
  2. quikamber

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    it is still a shortage.........hopefully you can find one in a month, nintendo is pumping out 1 million Wiis a month.
     
  3. lazytitan

    lazytitan Regular member

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    Thanks, so when do the plan to ship these? like just randomly through out the weeks to come? Or more like if i dont get one when one of my local stores doesnt get it am i screwed for another few months?
     
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    whats local for you ...


    I am in Canada (london ontario) the stores around me dont seem to have them ... but I have just checked online which could be out of date ...

    I read march 4th there was a big shipment made ... but that should just be BS ... check around again ..

    It just occured to me I might be able to get on by going to Michigan ...
     
  5. Taheen

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    I live in West Virginia and just bought one on Sunday evening at the local Toys R Us. They had a special going for $270 they included Ice Age 2 (which they were out of). My daughter chose Happy Feet instead. I know there was a big ad in the paper for there and Target. Target sold out that morning. I haven't got to really check it out yet, but the system seems pretty interesting.
     
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    check out itrackr.com ..... that is how I found my Wii
     
  7. DraTs

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    or check the forums at slickdeals.net

    They have a subforum for ps3 and wii availability, and people are getting good info, thats how i gotmine, I could have gotten two from target and cc in one morning, but I passed on the second (wasnt interested in reselling)
     
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    Just drop by your local game stores and walmarts on a very regular basis, especially mid morning, Wed. Thu. as that's when most get their shipments and you will get lucky.
     
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    If you don't mind buying it online, then there are some sites where you can do it. Just recently, I happened to come across a review site that has a list of merchants selling Wii online. Maybe, you might want to take a look at them. The link is on the signature. Good luck and hope it helps.
     
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    I got mine off ebay when they first came out and you couldn't get one for love or money, only paid $300AUD for it inc. shipping as well :) (what is that like $250 US?). Or any of the major online retailers that list their stock levels are a good bet. And you don't even have to get off your lazy ass!
     
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    call ALL your local targets/best buys/walmart etc. ASAP and check with them A DAY before fathers day. i can almost guarentee there will be some in stock by then. i called in 2 days before memorial day, they told me they didn't know when the wiis were going to be in stock but the next day i called again, and just as i thought... they were in stock just for memorial day. so remember, give them a call around fathers day! gl
     
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    Its weird that they are so easy to buy in China (just walk in a video game store and ask for one), when they technically arent even legal here.
     
  13. Phillbis

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    I was in a best buy a few weeks ago and asked if they had any. They had 2. I was there at the right time. So just keep asking around. Also there are some wii trackers for online purchases. Google wii tracker.
     
  14. Scruffy29

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    Whats not legal here... Wiis ? or Mod Chips ?

    They are legal its just the programs it takes to run them make them illegal or people just download iso's offline and its piracy.
     
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    Whats not legal here... Wiis ? or Mod Chips ?

    They are legal its just the programs it takes to run them make them illegal or people just download iso's offline and its piracy.
     
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    Well i got my yesterday at Gamestop. However by the time i got home (in 7min.) I told my friend to get one since he wants one. He called and gamestop said they were sold out 5 min. ago. Well i just say that i got VERY lucky. I called a few days ago, but they were out. I just call yesterday to ask again. Lucky me, they were instock....
     
  17. brownpig

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    Illegal in the sense that China doesnt allow Sony or Nintendo to sell their consoles here. Not illegal to have, illegal to sell, if I understand it correctly.
     

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