Christmas Wii U. A scalpers worse nightmare!

#1Bancario51Posted 12/1/2012 11:44:52 AM
So logic would put it that most buyers are parents that want to get it for their kiddies and have no interest in getting it early to play with themselves. They will storm the stores and online to get one at the lowest cost possible. The only glimmer of hope is for those that hold back in getting one but eventually crack a week before Christmas. But logic would dictate that if the parent is hellbent on saving money why would they shell out more just to secure one for their whinny kid before Christmas? In essence I have these words of wisdom for scalpers.

Nintendo has promised to ship out 3 Million units before Christmas, that means stores will constantly be supplied with the Basic and Deluxe units.

Your Wii U won't sell or you will make absolute chump change on it. Return it while you can
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#2StickMen1090Posted 12/1/2012 11:45:56 AM
what logic?
#3CypherSkillsPosted 12/1/2012 11:55:03 AM
3 million before xmas? Lets say that ridiculous number is real, they still have to support all the other regions with consoles too. They wont be extremely hard to find like the wii, but the "ebay" cost of them will go up a week or two before xmas.
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#4nehukogPosted 12/1/2012 11:58:13 AM
yeah I just got done with mine on ebay. I had it up for $550 buy it now with free shipping cause I thought "what the heck may as well try, and if it doesn't sell I will just open it and keep it" Needless to say it didn't sell. It only got 5 views!!
#5overkillwfo1978Posted 12/1/2012 12:02:45 PM
Man. People do NOT know how to use Ebay at all. It is hilarious. I just did a "completed items" search... and people are just getting OWNED trying to sell this thing. Nintendo is releasing a ton of consoles and it is screwing the scalpers over like crazy.

Look at these (and there are MANY more just like them):

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nintendo-Wii-U-Latest-Model-Deluxe-Set-32-GB-Black-Console-with-Receipt-/290818521358?pt=Video_Games&hash=item43b622790e

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NINTENDO-Wii-U-BRAND-NEW-DELUXE-SET-32-GB-BLACK-GAME-CONSOLE-32GB-/230886256895?pt=Video_Games&hash=item35c1e4b0ff

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nintendo-Wii-U-Latest-Model-Basic-Set-8-GB-White-Console-IN-HAND-/140889929677?pt=Video_Games&hash=item20cdb1b7cd

LOL. People are setting .01 bids and no reserve and hoping to strike it rich. This only works if the company has a major shortage. Nintendo is pumping out the units like no tomorrow.

Best X-mas present ever. If you want a Wii U cheap, hit up ebay!
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#6drothegreat0nePosted 12/1/2012 12:05:42 PM
The $50 one is rather hilarious.
#7rockyminPosted 12/1/2012 12:06:08 PM
CypherSkills posted...
3 million before xmas? Lets say that ridiculous number is real, they still have to support all the other regions with consoles too. They wont be extremely hard to find like the wii, but the "ebay" cost of them will go up a week or two before xmas.


Well, Reggie did say there would be significant shipments up til Christmas. So I don't think its going to go up at all. Not to mention all the resellers returning their stock, adding even more to a store's inventory.

Its not going to go up, you may as well return any consoles you're sitting on and pick up some iPad minis.
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#8overkillwfo1978Posted 12/1/2012 12:08:21 PM
drothegreat0ne posted...
The $50 one is rather hilarious.


I just ran across one that sold for .01 with $40 shipping. I will bet that people are ditching their accounts over this. I mean, who would actually ship that out? Well, first of all who would be stupid enough not to set a reserve, but, I will bet that with a lot of these people are just not shipping the systems.
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#9Xeeh_BitzPosted 12/1/2012 12:08:58 PM
LOL @ 102 bucks

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nintendo-Wii-U-Latest-Model-Deluxe-Set-32-GB-Black-Console-with-Receipt-/290818521358?pt=Video_Games&hash=item43b622790e
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#10Butt_SquidPosted 12/1/2012 12:23:38 PM
From: Xeeh_Bitz | Posted: 12/1/2012 3:08:58 PM | #009
LOL @ 102 bucks

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nintendo-Wii-U-Latest-Model-Deluxe-Set-32-GB-Black-Console-with-Receipt-/290818521358?pt=Video_Games&hash=item43b622790e

$51, LOL

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NINTENDO-Wii-U-BRAND-NEW-DELUXE-SET-32-GB-BLACK-GAME-CONSOLE-32GB-/230886256895?pt=Video_Games&hash=item35c1e4b0ff
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