Anyone here still having trouble getting a wii?

Discussion in 'Games' started by WillMak, Jan 10, 2007.

  1. WillMak macrumors 6502a

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  2. tyr2 macrumors 6502a

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    Still none available anywhere in the shops in the UK. Well apart from CEX who want £250 for it (rather that £179).

    'Pre'-ordered one the other day. No idea what it'll arrive however could be a month or so yet.
     
  3. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Yes...my friend has told me to keep an eye out for one for her little bro.



    Heck one of friends can't find a DS lite
     
  4. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Very few in Ireland up and down the country.

    All (each) argos stores recieved 1 console, I managed to secure one by chance for my relatves at the weekend.

    They were 30th in queue at the gamestore smyths toys and they were only reciveing 4 or 5 consoles per week from nintendo, so they would be waiting 6 weeks for it.

    Gamestop have over 20+ on pre-order still to fill too.

    madness.

    I'm glad I got mine at launch.
     
  5. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Argos is always worth a shot. I got mine from there, they had 8 coming in but they went within 24 hours :(

    Good luck. You really have my sympathies here, I was expecting one for launch but it took just under a month of hunting to find one in a shop.
     
  6. stcanard macrumors 65816

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    Still none in Vancouver as far as I can tell.
     
  7. marioman38 macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, Got Mine Dec. 8th at Gamestop:D

    I didnt get to play till xmas though

    But i AM having a hard time finding controllers, i went to 4 stores today, and all were sold out :(
     
  8. gkarris macrumors 604

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    None around Chicago.

    There is now a *boatload* of 60Gig PS3's!!! Only $599!!!
     
  9. spencecb macrumors 6502a

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    Luckily, I happened to be in the right place at the right time when I got mine a couple weeks ago, but they are all still sold out all over the Cincinnati area. No controllers either. That was something else I got lucky on. I bought an extra controller and nunchuck about a week before I even had my Wii.
     
  10. echeck macrumors 68000

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    None in Southern Connecticut or where I am, in Idaho. My cousin in Connecticut has been looking for one for a month with no luck, and I've been looking locally for him too.

    No luck so far.
     
  11. erickkoch macrumors 6502a

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    There were a few in a GameStop store I was at yesterday. I didn't buy it since my finances are still recovering from Christmas spending. Maybe I'll get one later, I'm in no hurry.
     
  12. beatzfreak macrumors 6502

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    Just got one yesterday:D

    My husband works around the corner from Nintendo World and had been literally spending every free moment this week hanging around the store. It finally paid off. They got a huge shipment yesterday.
     
  13. Dagless macrumors Core

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    heh. Trailed all round Manchester trying to find one for a mate yesterday. No luck. There are none. Anywhere. Some shops are still sold out of DS Lites too.
     
  14. atszyman macrumors 68020

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    I'd probably still be without one had a co-worker's husband not been looking, or if I had skipped work that day as I originally planned with vacation.

    I came back and decided to work a couple half days after Xmas break. On the first day back one of my co-worker's husbands found some at a Target near where I work. Two of my co-workers (one who already had a Wii) went and got 2 and I bought the redundant one for only a small finder's fee (not requested but I thought I'd be nice). If it hadn't been for that I would probably still be looking and driving my wife nuts.

    The killer is that over Xmas break I had a cousin in a Target as they were stocking the shelves so I could have had one 1-2 weeks earlier had my cousin known I was still looking.

    The lesson here is to get minions to do your bidding and search for you...
     
  15. AndyR macrumors 6502a

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    Tons of controllers, games and even component cables around here but no Wii's to be seen. :(

    John Lewis keep getting them in stock but I'm not quick enough to get the order in.
     
  16. SpankyPenzaanz macrumors 6502a

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    I went to bestbuy, gamestop, and target yesterday.
    Bestbuy chuckled and said here have a ps3 instead
    gamestop said put money down and you might have one in about 2 weeks
    target said check back friday around 1130 - no guarantees
     
  17. lfielder06 Guest

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    i have been looking for about a week or two. Haven't found one yet. My brother-in-law found one about a week before christmas and then found another one about a week ago. He sold both on ebay and made about 400 bucks profit. It is all about luck. If you happen to be in the store when they recieve them you might get one.
     
  18. rockthecasbah macrumors 68020

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    Not many around here, i have lots of friends that still can't find them. Even worse is the lack of accessories! I cannot for the life of me find a Nun-chuk. The only wiimote or nun-chuk i could get was 1 wiimote that was left over launch day...:(
     
  19. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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    Not one joke about seeing a a doctor because they can't wii.

    Very disappointed.
     
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  21. n-abounds macrumors 6502a

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    Not a single one around Chicago. But what is up with the PS3s...they keep shoving them down my throat. Best Buy had a full stock of them at 7:00pm last sunday...that's just sad.
     
  22. Leareth macrumors 68000

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    The futureshop on Granville and Robson had 8 in on Monday
    I had one in my hand but decided not to get it.


    Got 8 more on Friday and scheduled to have 8 more this monday
     
  23. stcanard macrumors 65816

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    Interesting, then they're not updating their stock on the website!

    Thanks for the update.
     
  24. furryrabidbunny macrumors 6502

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    Gamestop just openned about a mile from my house...

    They have a grand total of a hundred in stock. Got mine on launch, brother in law just picked one up from them.
     
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