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Wii U: Massive Price Inflation After Getting Out-of-Stock Online

Techtorial: Wii U is now out-of-stock on most online retailers across United States. Unfortunately, it also means its price now is inflated to as much as 50%. Here's another option for eager customers.

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strigoi8141349d ago

option for parents..dont buy this at inflated price just wait for couple of months your kids wont miss it and you can teach your kids to save up and ask tasks, so by the time they save up wii u would be available as a price for them

Thatguy-3101349d ago

Doesn't this always happens when a new consoles come out? They sell out in the beginning and then people hike the price up through eBay or Craigslist. This isn't the first time

tehpees31349d ago

Only when they are in short supply. The only systems going for inflated prices in the UK for most recent launches have been 360 and Wii since you could still get PS3, 3DS and Vita everywhere.

Army_of_Darkness1349d ago

people are ridiculous. I'm seeing people on kijiji selling the 8gb wiiu for $600!?!? on average! one I saw for $900!! wow!! all I can say is that whoever buys it at that price is stupid. I don't care if you have money coming out of your ass, if you buy a wiiu for $600, your an idiot.

kreate1349d ago (Edited 1349d ago )

I picked up a wii-u today only becuz it was the last one in stock. I don't even like Mario.

After reading the account forever being tied and 5gb forever firmware download update and this that I decided not to open the box.

Anyone want my wii-U? I Got the receipt on hand :)

aquamala1349d ago

I see plenty on ebay selling for about $500, and that's for the deluxe version and with shipping. with ebay/paypal fees eating about $60-$70, flippers are not really making much profit here.

ScubaSteve11349d ago

Craigslist is posting 1,000

aquamala1349d ago

I don't know where you are at, here in LA I see many for sale for less than $450, and that's for deluxe.

http://losangeles.craigslis...

rainslacker1349d ago

I say good then. While I don't find anything wrong with flipping a system, it was kind of annoying reading people being proud of making a huge profit while others that wanted the system weren't able to get a reserve. Although realistically those flippers probably only made up a small percentage of the total pre-orders.

Still this could all change by tomorrow as the reality sets in that they may be really hard to find. I know the manager at the GS I bought my system at said she expected to get a lot of angry customers over the next few weeks.

Bimkoblerutso1349d ago

It kind of seems like Nintendo is deliberately withholding stock like they did with the Wii. Most of the places I've called claimed that they're not going to be receiving more systems until mid-December, which is actually a pretty crazy turn-around time.

sashimi1349d ago

What is this their first console launch? prices are always inflated online after new consoles launch.

banjadude1349d ago

Was just about to say that. I remember when I wanted to get a new PS3 at launch (couldn't find it in store) so I looked on Ebay. $1000 + Shipping? Hell no!

Fatty1349d ago

After all the times Best Buy has said they've had a product online, then sent me an e-mail within a day or two saying they didn't actually have it, I won't order from them anymore. Best Buy Business says they have Wii U's... somehow I doubt they'd fulfill the order.

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