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Rainjet 1,906 September 13, 2012 at 04:20 PM in Video Games (3) More Best Buy Deals
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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.
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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 Source [ed4.net]

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- Added NewEgg Wii U Console bundles
- Added Staples link
- Added image for TRU game promotion

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Quote from StriderH1ryu View Post :
Called/went to 4 GS stores. Told multiple stories.
- Only 1 total preorder per person/household. Including all stores instore and online.
- Up to 2 per person/household
- Only 1 perorder/per household per Wii sku
- If their data base shows you (from name/phone#/address/reward#/cc#???) preordered more than 1 via instore or online, they will cancel all your preorders

Just to note: just called my local Best Buy and TRU. Both will start their instore preorders tomorrow. They both don't know the deposit amt.
They didnt mention anything about a preorder limit. But they did say that my sku number would say 1 because its a new product and i think they opened orders up early to get ahead of everyone.
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Guess the limit of 2 for GS is YMMV so far. It's cool. Gonna head to TRU or BB tomorrow to get a 2nd preorder for me. I don't believe those 2 retailers (or any chain retailers) did preorders for the Xbox 360, PS3, or Wii so I'm pretty happy with this. No camping out in the cold for me this holiday.

Note: From reading around here and other articles, Amazon may not be selling the WiiU. Didn't know they aren't selling the 3DS or Wii anymore either. Seems they're in a dispute w/ Nintendo. If you're planning on preordering from them to save on gas and taxes, I'd have a back up preorder from the other retailers.
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Quote from StriderH1ryu View Post :
Guess the limit of 2 for GS is YMMV so far. It's cool. Gonna head to TRU or BB tomorrow to get a 2nd preorder for me. I don't believe those 2 retailers (or any chain retailers) did preorders for the Xbox 360, PS3, or Wii so I'm pretty happy with this. No camping out in the cold for me this holiday.

Note: From reading around here and other articles, Amazon may not be selling the WiiU. Didn't know they aren't selling the 3DS or Wii anymore either. Seems they're in a dispute w/ Nintendo. If you're planning on preordering from them to save on gas and taxes, I'd have a back up preorder from the other retailers.
Interesting, I added that point to the OP with a link to the discussion.
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Quote from StriderH1ryu View Post :
Called/went to 4 GS stores. Told multiple stories.
- Only 1 total preorder per person/household. Including all stores instore and online.
- Up to 2 per person/household
- Only 1 perorder/per household per Wii sku
- If their data base shows you (from name/phone#/address/reward#/cc#???) preordered more than 1 via instore or online, they will cancel all your preorders

Just to note: just called my local Best Buy and TRU. Both will start their instore preorders tomorrow. They both don't know the deposit amt.
Online the order limit is one per sku. But when I went into the store, they read through the "press release" and told me there was no limit in store- that I could preorder 5 of one sku if I wanted. I was still a little weary that it may result in canceled orders as you suggested, so I just did one of each to be on the safe side. I also have one of each coming from BB and one $350 version coming from TRU. Gotta finance this system somehow! lol
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No Wii U console at Amazon (for now)

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Dear Amazon.com Customer,

Thank for you signing up to be notified when the Wii U is available.
Unfortunately the Wii U console is not available at Amazon.com at this time but please check back in the future, as availability may change.
We do have the latest Wii U games and accessories available now so check them out.
Thank you for shopping with Amazon Video Games.
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boo Amazon boooo
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Looks like Amazon is going to sell the Wii U. Its on the Nintendo website. Retailers Coming Soon!

http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu/buynow/
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Why are you people so sure that you can flip Wii u for profit? Wii was revolutionary. But Wii u? It seems like a small upgrade to Wii and the price point is the only attractive part.
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Personally, I don't get all the skepticism...I view the second screen as logical evolution of gaming (which is how Nintendo is spinning it). With all the second screens in our daily lives (smartphones/tablets etc., I think it is obvious that this system will work.

How often do you watch TV without checking your phone or laptop or tablet?
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Quote from sneakerplaya View Post :
Looks like Amazon is going to sell the Wii U. Its on the Nintendo website. Retailers Coming Soon!

http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu/buynow/
I think that's been there a while. If you want one, I wouldn't wait around on Amazon. They haven't sold any Nintendo systems for quite some time.
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will these have a high resale value like the nintendo wii did at launch causing a shortage
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Target has it up for those with target gift cards or for whatever reason prefer target

White 8GB
http://www.target.com/p/wii-u-8gb...A-14174036

Black 32GB Delux
http://www.target.com/p/wii-u-32g...A-14174037
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Quote from thegreat_1stix View Post :
Target has it up for those with target gift cards or for whatever reason prefer target

White 8GB
http://www.target.com/p/wii-u-8gb...A-14174036

Black 32GB Delux
http://www.target.com/p/wii-u-32g...A-14174037
Thanks, added! Target is actually a good choice if you're not in a rush with free shipping and 5% discount for redcard debit and credit card holders.
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Quote from thegreat_1stix View Post :
Target has it up for those with target gift cards or for whatever reason prefer target

White 8GB
http://www.target.com/p/wii-u-8gb...A-14174036

Black 32GB Delux
http://www.target.com/p/wii-u-32g...A-14174037
i dont see the gift card.
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Quote from rongopongo View Post :
i dont see the gift card.
It doesn't include a gift card, he means people that want to use a gift card.
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