Amazon Wii (& PS3) Lottery

Discussion in 'Games' started by aidanpendragon, Dec 16, 2006.

  1. dan-o-mac macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the tip, I just signed up. Wish me luck
     
  2. kjr39 macrumors 6502

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  3. xJulianx macrumors 6502a

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    :eek: :confused:
     
  4. AndyR macrumors 6502a

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    Jammy s....... :eek:
     
  5. NewbieNerd macrumors 6502a

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    Lucky bum... wife and I both signed up for PS3 60GB, no dice.
     
  6. kjr39 macrumors 6502

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    I'm pretty much as giddy as a schoolgirl.

    Opened my email and had a note from Amazon saying Congrats.

    Off to search for Zelda and another controller this afternoon.
     
  7. ghall macrumors 68040

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    I hate you. :mad:
     
  8. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    I got a Wii.

    I ordered zelda from bestbuy.com

    I got a nunchuk on ebay.

    Looking for another controller and nunchuk, and one classic controller but i might wait till after christmas. Any ideas?
     
  9. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

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    In the US, if you get Wii Play next month it comes with a wiimote.
     
  10. kjr39 macrumors 6502

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    I called up the local Gamestop and they had one remote and nunchuk left and a bunch of copies of Zelda. Just got back from picking them up.

    I think I'm going to buy a lottery ticket...
     
  11. aidanpendragon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You can try direct from Nintendo. I got an extra remote, nunchuck, and classic controller from them - but I ordered right after launch, so they may be backed up at this point.
     
  12. Antares macrumors 68000

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    How many Wii's and PS3's did they give out? I'm assuming that the entries were free.
     
  13. NewbieNerd macrumors 6502a

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    The entries were free. I'm not sure how many were given, but the odds were 44:1 for a PS3 60GB, 22:1 for a 20GB, and 28:1 for a Wii.
     
  14. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Unfair?

    What's up with all this signup and voting? I've not received any type of invite or able to sign up yet I started ordering from Amazon the week they went online and have spent thousands of dollars over the years? What's going on?
     
  15. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    No one got an invite to vote.

    If you go on the amazon home page, on the right side there was a page linking to the amazon customer vote. They allowed you to signup for an opportunity to purchase a PS3 60Gb, PS3 20GB, and a Wii. They then randomly selected people to receive the option to buy one at the retail price. The odds for the Wii were 28-1.

    The promotion was on the homepage, and it was extremely fair ...
     
  16. aidanpendragon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It was visible and decently publicized. However, I agree that the multitudes of folks who signed up for "email me when the Wii is available for sale" could have expected some notice of this, especially after Amazon botched all notification for their preorders. Not everyone is reading game blogs or checking the Amazon page constantly, after all.
     
  17. Antares macrumors 68000

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    Oh! :eek: Buy one... I thought this was contest where people won the actual system, not just winning the "option to buy it." That would have been a huge letdown. Doesn't matter, I didn't know about this until today.
     
  18. gkarris macrumors 604

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    When I tried, it said I was ineligible....
     
  19. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    I've done quite a bit of my shopping on amazon. I signed up once, and then after voting closed they notified me of the final odds. The next day I got an email offering to let me buy a wii.

    Of course I think its fair because I got one coming but either way they should be plentiful down the road.
     
  20. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    I didn't get the promo code/ chance to buy a Wii but I still think it was fair. Random people were chosen and awarded the chance to buy a Wii.

    What's so unfair about that?

    *wish I could have though* Sigh.
     
  21. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    Wii Play has been delayed until February.
     
  22. drummerbooker14 macrumors 6502

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    :eek: :eek: , ughh why dont i see these things earlier....

    if only i had the chance to even purchase a wii. man... just one more time amazon, one more time
     
  23. aidanpendragon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Amazon will probably repeat this method many times in the coming months...
     

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