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Last Edited by Rainjet November 20, 2012 at 11:47 PM
11/20 @ 11pm PST - Toys R US and Target Deals are still in effect. New stock is expected for Black Friday and before Christmas with at least one poster mentioning their Target is getting more shortly.

http://www.slashgear.com/new-wii-...-20257820/

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Nintendo’s marketing vice president has insisted that fresh Wii U supplies are incoming to alleviate the new console bottleneck, promising “a great quantity” though warning that shortages may still be on the cards. “Demand has been phenomenal” Scott Moffitt told Forbes, though declined to give any specific sales figures, only highlighting the sell-out presales and insisting that there will be more Wii U units than there were Wii consoles at the older model’s launch.
Wii U Games
Store / Link Details
[URL=/www.target.com/s?searchTerm=wii+u+game&category=0%7CAll%7Cmatchallpartial%7Call+categories"]Target[/URL] Buy 2 Wii U games, get a a 3rd Wii U Game 50% off Source [cheapassgamer.com]
Toys R Us [toysrus.com] Buy 1 Wii U Game at regular price, get a 2nd Wii U Game 40% off Source [ed4.net]

Other latest Wiki Updates:
- Added NewEgg Wii U Console bundles
- Added Staples link
- Added image for TRU game promotion
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Last Edited by dealsalways November 22, 2012 at 12:45 AM
Live stock updates:
http://www.nowinstock.net/videoga...endo/wiiu/

http://wiialerts.com

http://www.wiiulocator.com/ and http://wiiu4me.com/ (except it cost money to subscribe)

More Live Stock Updates: http://www.trackatoy.com/nintendo...-c-78.html

Online Links and Launch Notes
Store Product Links   More Details
Amazon White 8GB [amazon.com] Black 32GB [amazon.com] Not sold by Amazon.com, only Marketplace sellers.
BestBuy White 8GB [bestbuy.com] Black 32GB [bestbuy.com] Sold out online.
Fry's White 8GB [frys.com] Black 32GB [frys.com] Sold out online.
Gamestop White 8GB [gamestop.com] Black 32GB [gamestop.com] Sold out online.
KMart   Black 32GB [kmart.com]  
NewEgg White 8GB w/Game Bundle [newegg.com] Black 32GB w/Game Bundle [newegg.com] Sold out online.
Sears White 8GB [sears.com] Black 32GB [sears.com]  
Shopko White 8GB [shopko.com] Black 32GB [shopko.com] Sold out online.
Staples White 8GB [staples.com] Black 32GB [staples.com] $50 over MSRP
Target White 8GB [target.com] Black 32GB [target.com] Sold out online. Minimal stock if any expected for non-preorders.
Target - Mobile Links White 8GB [target.com] Black 32GB [target.com] Sold out online.
Toys R Us White 8GB w/Arkham City and Scribblenauts [toysrus.com] Black 32GB [toysrus.com] Sold out online. Opens at 8AM for launch, some stock expected for non-preorders.
Walmart White 8GB [walmart.com] Black 32GB [walmart.com] Sold out online. Some stores have confirmed stock available for non-preorders.
Walmart - Bundle   Console + Controller + Game Bundle [walmart.com]  

Wii U Games
Store / Link Details
Amazon [amazon.com]  
BestBuy [bestbuy.com]  
Fry's [frys.com]  
GameStop [gamestop.com]  
NewEgg [newegg.com]  
Target [target.com] Buy 2 Wii U games, get a a 3rd Wii U Game 50% off Source [cheapassgamer.com]
Toys R Us [toysrus.com] Buy 1 Wii U Game at regular price, get a 2nd Wii U Game 40% off through Black FridaySource [ed4.net]
Walmart [walmart.com]  

Wii U Model Comparison
Models Wii U White Console (Basic) Wii U Black Console (Deluxe)
Price $299.99 $349.99
Console Wii U Console (white) Wii U Console (black)
Power AC Adapter AC Adapter
Controller Wii U GamePad (white) Wii U GamePad (black)
Controller Power  AC Adapter AC Adapter
Sensor Sensor Bar Sensor Bar
Cables HDMI Cable HDMI Cable
Memory 8GB internal storage 32GB internal storage
Cradle   GamePad Cradle
Stand   GamePad and console stands
Included Game   Nintendo Land Wii U Game [nintendo.com]
Both models are backwards compatible with all Wii games and Wii controllers.

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#3121
Quote from clarrkkent View Post :
I don't think it's looking good. I was hopeful. I have 15 Deluxe. I'm not getting a single inquiry even at $450.

The Wii U did not even make it into the following Black Friday Ads in the Seattle area. Target, Fred Meyer, Toys R Us (tiny ad for games, no system), Best Buy, Kmart, or Walmart.

I'm not saying the final nail is in the coffin, but I think the writing is on the wall. Most of us were relying on BF ads to generate awareness and subsequent frenzy when parents realized they couldn't get one. Unfortunately, the awareness is still going to be lacking.

I'll start returning 2 a week until Xmas. That way if demand increases beyond supply, I can make SOME profit with the systems I have left. I paid cash for them all, so I'm not losing money on credit card interest.That's the only saving grace here. Hopefully some of you are seeing higher demand than the Seattle area.
It's the same everwhere
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#3122
wow that was crazy. I just sold another one from CL for $450 and I said we shoudl meet at Walmart because that's where I was going anyway....bad move.

I met them in the parking lot and got the $450 and gave them the Wii U. Then I went in to walmart and they had 4 Wii U Deluxe on the shelves for $350. I got out of there fast..Hope they didn't go in.
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wow that was crazy. I just sold another one from CL for $450 and I said we shoudl meet at Walmart because that's where I was going anyway....bad move.

I met them in the parking lot and got the $450 and gave them the Wii U. Then I went in to walmart and they had 4 Wii U Deluxe on the shelves for $350. I got out of there fast..Hope they didn't go in.
LMAOLMAOLMAOLMAOLMAO
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Always enjoys bolland99 mythological tales, the legend continues.
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Quote from ReasonableDoubt View Post :
LMAOLMAOLMAOLMAOLMAO
yes I sprinted for my car and took off. I've gotten 3 texts today from my $450 ads. I'm not sure if I should post some 425 ones or just stick with 450. i would sell for 425 at this point with additional supply out there.

I suppose it depends on what other people on CL are posting. As of last night, most ads are still in the 450-500 range...Atlanta CL.
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Quote from Krakn3Dfx View Post :
I bought 2, got an 8GB just in case I couldn't get ahold of a 32GB, now I have a 32GB on the way tho. Might try to sell the 8GB w/o the copy of Mario U that came with it, see if I cover the cost of the game with the console, if not, I'll just return both and buy Mario U later on.

I went into this buying one for the family for XMas tho, not to flip anything. Some people on here seem to have stockpiles of the system, it remains to be seen if that pays off for them or not.
I told you.. you would find a wii u.. but
Diidn't you post in here some negative stuff about resellers?
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just went to walmart #2 to pick up some God of War games I ordered and they have wii deluxe as well. I was tempted to buy another but this wm is far from my home so will hope they have some left at store #1 and pick up one there. It's not looking great for supply vs demand today but upside is still a lot greater than downside risk if you have the buying power to buy these and hold them for a few days or a couple of weeks.
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#3128
Quote from thund3rcat View Post :
The fact that 4 out of the top 5 are apple products tells you everything you need to know. It's a different world nowadays, casual gamers are just moving toward tablet/iphone gaming.
So true. I've got all the gadgets, wii ps3 xbox360 and now wii u, plus iPads and iPhone. I plugged my wii u in couple days ago, got Mario and Nintendo land. Guess what I played with it for maybe 2hrs. Then I got this FREE game (hill climb) on the iPad I couldn't put it down for hours, it's ridiculous.

I find that the wii u game pad cumbersome. I very much prefer to use the console without having to use the gamepad, which can't be done on Nintendo land. I wanted to use my classic controller from the wii on Mario u, nope can't do that neither. Was even gonna shell out $50 for the pro controller, nope that won't work for Mario either.

Sad to say and I hope it's not true, but this may be the last Nintendo console... IMHO Nintendo should have built a regular console with more muscle without this fancy gamepad and priced it at $249. All I'm interested in is all the big N titles on a proper HD console with a proper controller.
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sold out of Wii Deluxe at WM #3
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I'm back at WM #2...came back here to try to find more God of War. When I was here earlier, they had 8 and now they haev none. But they weren't supposed to be on sale in stores yet so not totally my fault.

But they still have the Wii Deluxe...killing me not to buy one although they may be holding them until 8pm and official black friday sale start.
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I am so happy I sold all of mine on Sunday. Made a little over $1,000 on all of them. Not great, but it's something. I was a little nervous about selling them all Sunday but so glad I did. Now there is no profit to be made. I do have 2 I ordered on bestbuy.com that are waiting for me until tomorrow or my order gets canceled. I will pick them up and hold them for a week or so just in case. You never know...
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Quote from DogAndPony View Post :
I am so happy I sold all of mine on Sunday. Made a little over $1,000 on all of them. Not great, but it's something. I was a little nervous about selling them all Sunday but so glad I did. Now there is no profit to be made. I do have 2 I ordered on bestbuy.com that are waiting for me until tomorrow or my order gets canceled. I will pick them up and hold them for a week or so just in case. You never know...
I sold one today for $450 from CL so there is still profit to be made but few and far between. I don't blame you for selling all yours and $1000 is definitely not a waste of your time...I'm at about half that.

btw, I figured out that the WII Us in these stores cannot be sold until 10pm which is why they are still there and not sold already. And the two stores maybe have 3-6 each for everyone on black friday..that seems like a good sign to me that supply is still not high.
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LOL LMAO
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Quote from bolland99 View Post :
I sold one today for $450 from CL so there is still profit to be made but few and far between. I don't blame you for selling all yours and $1000 is definitely not a waste of your time...I'm at about half that.

btw, I figured out that the WII Us in these stores cannot be sold until 10pm which is why they are still there and not sold already. And the two stores maybe have 3-6 each for everyone on black friday..that seems like a good sign to me that supply is still not high.
Where you waiting in line? I'm not. I got all my alerts set up for various web retailers and as soon as they come online, I'll know. I may order and then return to store, but it''ll give me some time while I figure out what to do.
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Quote from bolland99 View Post :
... I don't blame you for selling all yours and $1000 is definitely not a waste of your time...I'm at about half that.
WAIT... several pages of bold talk and you've only made $500 on this venture of yours!?!
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