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Old 25-10-2012, 18:40
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Unless you've already pre-ordered, it's looking like there could well be huge stock shortages of the Wii U in the run up to Christmas:

http://computerandvideogames.com/374...ross-uk-retail
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Old 25-10-2012, 19:16
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ive had one pre ordered from launch day..

so any messing from gamestation, the proverbial will hit the fan
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Old 26-10-2012, 10:15
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Why do I think the £199 premium I managed to wangle from Amazon will be one of the orders they don't have enough stock for.

Fingers crossed that all pre-orders will at least be fulfilled by Christmas.
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Old 26-10-2012, 10:42
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One reson for stock shortages in the shops is due to people pre-ordering multiple units to sell at inflated prices on Ebay running up to Christmas.

Many parents will be willing to pay anything for them on Ebay when they realise that there are no stocks in the shops.
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Old 26-10-2012, 12:17
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One reson for stock shortages in the shops is due to people pre-ordering multiple units to sell at inflated prices on Ebay running up to Christmas.

Many parents will be willing to pay anything for them on Ebay when they realise that there are no stocks in the shops.
Yep, how to make a killing
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Old 26-10-2012, 12:23
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One reson for stock shortages in the shops is due to people pre-ordering multiple units to sell at inflated prices on Ebay running up to Christmas.
There's another reason too.
I've seen on forums that some are pre-ordering from multiple sites just in case there's a last minute price drop from one of them and also to see which gives a distpatch email first then they will just cancel the others at the last minute.
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Old 26-10-2012, 19:34
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Since Amazon have sold out of Black 32GB Wii U's I'm going to cancel my pre-order because they're not going to lower their prices. I've managed to get my Wii U from Sainsbury's for just £269.99 which is reasonable and I get about 500 nectar points.
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Old 26-10-2012, 20:07
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Didn't they do this with the Wii?

And were they not then accused of faking a shortage in order to drive people to think it was a massively in-demand product, and thus they should purchase one?
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Old 26-10-2012, 21:51
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toys R us are saying the zombie U pack to be released on 14th December

http://www.toysrus.co.uk/index.jsf?f...0083&media=web
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Old 26-10-2012, 21:59
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Yet on the same page you can see that they list the NintendoLand Black Console Pack as being released on 30th November ............
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Old 29-10-2012, 11:41
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Another total fail by nintendo, why do they not learn their lesson. The wii shortage was disgraceful with many not being able to get one for 3 months after release and here we are again with yet another shortage. Bit surprised actually considering there is no proper mario or zelda game on release day.
Asda and sainsburys still have them but not sure for how much longer.

My son is gonna wait until a zelda game is released.
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Old 29-10-2012, 11:45
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And sadly the prices on certain auction websites have gone through the roof

I wish people wouldn't buy from arseholes like this but I guess your kid has to have the latest toy this Chrimbo...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nintendo-W...item3ccbf68e4b
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Old 29-10-2012, 11:47
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That article doesn't really prove anything.
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Old 30-10-2012, 01:48
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And sadly the prices on certain auction websites have gone through the roof

I wish people wouldn't buy from arseholes like this but I guess your kid has to have the latest toy this Chrimbo...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nintendo-W...item3ccbf68e4b
I have pre-ordered five consoles, one for me and four to sell.

I seriously don't see what is wrong in doing that. I am simply cashing in on what will hopefully be quite a lucrative Christmas. If they don't sell at my asking price, I will simply return them within 30 days for a full refund, but I'm pretty sure they will.
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Old 30-10-2012, 05:29
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I have pre-ordered five consoles, one for me and four to sell.

I seriously don't see what is wrong in doing that. I am simply cashing in on what will hopefully be quite a lucrative Christmas. If they don't sell at my asking price, I will simply return them within 30 days for a full refund, but I'm pretty sure they will.
so four families pay through the nose..

mind you, if they wanted one bad enough, they would have pre ordered it..

like i did...

i personally dont agree with what you are doing though
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Old 30-10-2012, 09:54
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so four families pay through the nose..

mind you, if they wanted one bad enough, they would have pre ordered it..

like i did...

i personally dont agree with what you are doing though
I'd say a large percentage of people who really want a Wii U for Christmas...won't have even heard of it yet.

Your average consumer only notices things when they start being heavily advertised (and so far I've only seen a tv ad once).

Those are the families who'll be most affected by scalpers.
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Old 30-10-2012, 11:34
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Like it or not we live in a capitalist society founded on the principle of buying consumables at a cheap enough price so as to sell them on for a profit.

I personally don't do this but i understand why others do and donít have an issue with it.

I have my preorder with amazon which has been paid for with vouchers so i'm good to go. Roll on the end of November
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Old 30-10-2012, 19:16
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I have pre-ordered five consoles, one for me and four to sell.

I seriously don't see what is wrong in doing that. I am simply cashing in on what will hopefully be quite a lucrative Christmas. If they don't sell at my asking price, I will simply return them within 30 days for a full refund, but I'm pretty sure they will.
Wht you doing is so wrong, nintendo should stop people from doing what your doing by simply only allowing one per customer..
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Old 30-10-2012, 19:41
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Amazon have now got these back for pre-order again, think its the cheapest as well, 248 quid.
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Old 30-10-2012, 19:51
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Amazon have now got these back for pre-order again, think its the cheapest as well, 248 quid.
i saw your post re mario and zelda...well, it will have a mario, and zelda will come..

but nintendo are trying to be all grown up with zombi u, black ops and ac3


wii u is going to be amazing, cannot wait
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Old 30-10-2012, 20:03
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i saw your post re mario and zelda...well, it will have a mario, and zelda will come..

but nintendo are trying to be all grown up with zombi u, black ops and ac3


wii u is going to be amazing, cannot wait
Are there any timescales on Zelda and a proper mario game?, very surprised the new unit dont come with a proper mario game or zelda on release, it was sort of nintendo tradition.
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Old 30-10-2012, 22:10
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Are there any timescales on Zelda and a proper mario game?, very surprised the new unit dont come with a proper mario game or zelda on release, it was sort of nintendo tradition.
its nintendos tradition to hold back, we only had zelda last year, its not COD
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Old 30-10-2012, 23:25
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Are there any timescales on Zelda and a proper mario game?, very surprised the new unit dont come with a proper mario game or zelda on release, it was sort of nintendo tradition.
Dont need to. Well especially not in Japan as launching with Monster Hunter is big. That title alone will make sure Wii U will be massive over the holiday season in Japan.

Nintendo are trying to let 3rd parties pick up a lot of the slack early on so we wont see those dreaded periods of droughts we have seen before with the Wii.
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Old 30-10-2012, 23:29
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Looks like I'll be picking up a WIi U and 3DS XL combo next year. For the time being I've gotta say I'm happy with the 360 & Wii.
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Old 31-10-2012, 02:18
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Wht you doing is so wrong, nintendo should stop people from doing what your doing by simply only allowing one per customer..
It's my prerogative and I will do whatever I can to make as much money as possible with these consoles.

It's called initiative.
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