Discussion in 'Gaming & Tech' started by Sheena, Nov 27, 2007.
Anyone know where it was ? It basically trawled all the sites looking for Wiis...
Any idea ?
There were LOADS around last week but they seem to have DRIED UP now
I got one by staying up LATE and pressing F5 on the Amazon web page for about an HOUR
Ive suddenly decided I want one for christmas...I have NO IDEA why and I'm sure the moment will pass but I think its the combination of the Mario game and the Olympics game...both of which I want
Surely after a year they must be available everywhere now?? Nearly all the Game and HMV stores I pass have signs saying they have them in stock now.
Amazon and John Lewis are the only places worth bothering with on that stock checker thing. But often they've gone by the time you get the alert and go to their website
Everywhere else is either VASTLY OVERPRICED and/or will only sell you it as part of a bundle with SHIT GAMES THEY CAN'T SHIFT
Oh right. I got one in HMV a few months back for my mum.
Do you have Computer and Video Games Exchanges down South? They are really manky shops that always have huge queues - If you do GO THERE, you'll be able to buy it by itself and it'll be cheaper than anywhere else
I wouldnt know where to look for a "Computer and Video Games Exchange"...they sound DREADFULLY common but hey, I'd give it a GO...
Ellie- BUY ME ONE and I'll paypal you the money
Only if you pick it up!
What's this shit on Amazon Marketplace saying from £290? I thought all the rip off merchants would have died out this far on. I think I paid £180 for the one I got.
It's ludicrous...I fail to see how Nintendo haven't gotten their act together in time !
Thinking about it, its possible you know...Im going to Letchworth at the weekend and friends coming from London
I've got a LONG day at work today but I'll pop through a few shops just to see on my way out. There are 2 Game stores and a big HMV round here. It's mainly in central London that I see the In Stock signs everywhere though.
Ok, well keep me updated !
can also be quite helpful if you can stick that nasty picture of Martin Lewis LEERING at you all the LIVE LONG DAY
I tell you what's a BIT CUNTY
The KRAUTS and FROGS seem to have plenty of stock but Amazon have stopped shipping them to the UK
I wonder WHY ?
seriously the wii is great for the first week, then you soon get tired of it. i sold mine. it gathers dust.
If/when they come down in price, I might get one. I want to play Zelda. Plus Gem would like to have MarioKart Double Dash back again.
Not sure if I'm too fussed about Mario Galaxy. The last Mario game was touted as the game of the year and I found it utterly arm chewingly frustrating (Sunshine this is), I've always been Zelda over Mario anyway.
Super Smash Brothers sounds vaguely fun.... if its online that is.
Not enough out at the moment to justify the console.
Went into HMV, WH Smith and Game after work and they were all out of stock saying "Coming Soon'.
Nintendo have known all year that they'd have stocking problems this Christmas - they continually brought extra manufacturing capacity online this year but still can't make em fast enough.
It's gonna be a BUN FIGHT come mid December
Are American Wiis any different ? Will they play UK games etc ?
YES and NO
You need a UK, European or I hear even an Australian one
US and Japanese are NO GOs unless you want to have to buy the games from the respective country too
Australia falls under the PAL region so thats ok.
Can't believe the games aren't region free. I thought thats how its gone these days...
So there is no way to do like you do with a DVD player and have it chipped or something for the regions ?
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Don, do you therefore know when Amazon gets its stock in, or did you just take a chance with your REFRESH campaign ?
No I was just REALLY LUCKY. The day before Amazon had had some stock in at midnight and everyone on that moneysaving forum was saying "Ooh ooh will Amazon have more stock in tonight?.". I thought "that sounds like a LONG SHOT TO ME" but I just thought I'd CHECK and BY KYLIE it came up TRUMPS.
I might TAKE A BUTCHERS then...
So I THINK I have one...
Argos, delivering on Monday, £239 for a package with 3 games (all shit but ebay ahoy)
Anyway, I haven't received a confirmation yet, which is the WORRY
Ah shit, if you were going 2nd hand, I would have said look here:
The rules state that you CANNOT charge over the RRP.
I cant remember the last time I paid RRP for ANYTHING...
RRP for a second hand item seems like a particularly POOR deal.
There are TONS of Wiis on Amazon.de which get you a brand new one for RRP.
When the wii is out of stock, it goes OVER rrp on Ebay.
My boss was considering selling his recently because people were paying £350 for them...
Havent they stopped Wiis from Germany coming into the UK?
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Have they? In what way? You can't restrict the import of goods from other EU countries - it's anti competitive.
You could still order them from there this week. You can get US and Japanese ones just as easily even though this is the area where Nintendo (and Sony) are really trying to clamp down.
Yeah, you can get the Wii chipped. And once you do you can do all sorts of shit to it I think.
Also could be worth your while investigating TVersity. I think it can stream and transcode media wirelessly from your PC to your Wii.
So if you've downloaded some tunes or films to your PC and want to watch them on your big TV without burning a DVD, Tversity sends it to the TV via your Wii.
I do the same on my PS3. Its just fab. It means that basically I have 700GB of films, tv shows and music in my front room whenever I want.
I have no clue, I just remember reading about it. I could of course be COMPLETELY wrong however.
I'm pretty damn sure you CAN import a Wii from Germany. I don't see how Nintendo could stop it frankly.
You CAN import a Wii from France or Germany IF you can find a retailer who will send them.
Amazon.de and amazon.fr recently stopped shipping Wiis to the UK - this was supposedly their decision and not Nintendo's
Sounds like Mr Nintendo might have let Amazon know that their supply of Wiis could dry up unless they cancelled that lorry to the UK...