Amazon Selling Wii, Tomorrow (12/29) Am

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  1. aidanpendragon macrumors 6502a

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    Figured this would warrant its own thread, for attention purposes:

    "Wii Available for Purchase 12/29: The Nintendo Wii will again be available for purchase on Amazon.com on 12/29, Friday morning, at some point between 7am and 11am PST. We will be limiting purchases to one per household. We anticipate that we will sell through our inventory very quickly as demand for this product continues to be very high. At this time, we do not have any information on future Nintendo Wii offers, but we will post updates on future availability on this page."
     
  2. buffalo macrumors 65816

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    If I wasn't saving for a MacBook I'd try to snatch one up.
     
  3. Chone macrumors 65816

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    I'll try though I don't expect to get one, apparently these things go out in like a minute... :(

    Damn I hate console shortages, by January I had my PS2 and that launched with 1 million units and massive hype and demand (more than the Wii I assure you) and Nintendo "supposedly" send 4 million units and these buggers are nowhere to be found.
     
  4. savanahrose macrumors 6502a

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    I told my husband to get me a wii. I needed the exercise. lol
    also told my son to get me one. He said he had to get his own first, then he will get mom one.

    too bad I can't get it now. :mad: ;)
     
  5. aidanpendragon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You've all got five minutes before the refresh-fest begins.
     
  6. Haoshiro macrumors 68000

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  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I like your style! :) Of course at this rate, those two are going to get all the exercise running around trying to snag Wiis! :D
     
  8. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    How do you figure that? :confused:
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, it's 7-11 AM *PST*... it's only 7:30 there now. And the website still lists it as if it's a future event. So I'm not sure they're all gone yet.
     
  10. aidanpendragon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    11 AM EST/8 AM PST, they just added a blurb about when it'll ship, so maybe about to release them soon?
     
  11. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Argh. Go 'way you people on Amazon. Lemme at it. :p (Seriously though, it's totally gotten slower just in the last few mins.)
     
  12. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    Have they gone yet?

    And where do you find them, exactly?
     
  13. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    I don't think they're gone yet... haven't yet seen them available to add to the cart and check out.

    Do a simple search for Nintendo Wii on Amazon.
     
  14. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    Strange... one of my refreshes along the way told me this:

    We are currently out of stock: We sold out of our initial supply of the Wii on Sunday morning, November 19, in less than one minute. We expect to receive periodic shipments of the Wii from Nintendo throughout the holidays and we will post availability updates in this section of the product detail page as well as in the customer discussions below.

    Without the 12/29 message. I thought they'd sold out in 30 seconds.


    stiiillll refreshing...
     
  15. firefoxnx macrumors member

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    amazon load testing

    is this how amazon does load testing? :confused:
     
  16. aidanpendragon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I got that message, thought they were gone, but now the "between 7-11 PST" is back up. Keep checking.
     
  17. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    I expect that the first person to see them available will post here.:)
     
  18. MattyMac macrumors 68000

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    Sweeet...I just gave my friend a call...he's been looking for one vigorously the past 2 weeks. Hope he can nab one!
     
  19. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    It's sold out already. :( Never even saw the chance to add to cart.
     
  20. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Already out of stock... I never even saw the sale. Must've lasted a minute or so.
     
  21. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Less. I have a thingie that refreshes every 60 seconds and a separate tab to manually refresh. :(
     
  22. MrFirework macrumors regular

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    Keep trying, I got that message too, kept refreshing and got the 12/29 message again. I think some of the mirror servers might not be updated or something, so when volume gets particulary high, the old message apprears.
     
  23. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    Wow. It happened between my refreshes.. in about 30 seconds then. They must've only had a couple.

    Grrr you frustrate me, Wii... yet I must have you.:mad:

    EDIT: MrFirework, still seeing the sold out message... you having luck?

    EDIT2: Just got the 12/29 message again.. I'm confused
     
  24. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    No, I'm pretty sure they're out... Check the Amazon forums, some lucky few have purchased them.

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