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Submitted by jagiii 652d ago | news

Nintendo Wii U Consoles Sold Out, Already Selling For Over $500 On Ebay

One reason some people waited in long lines to be the first to get the new Nintendo Wii U console has nothing to do with the games. With Wii U devices all but guaranteed to be sold out at retailers around the world this Christmas, some buyers immediately put their new consoles on Ebay. Wii Us are already selling for over $500 on the site. There were well over 2,500 consoles listed on the world’s largest auction site just hours after it went on sale on November 18 at the Nintendo World store in New York City and around the globe. (Nintendo, Wii U)

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Zodiac  +   652d ago
Sell it for a bunch of money, buy another one with games and still have money.
Zuperman  +   652d ago
Great news for everyone! This only means great competition for gamers.
CalvinKlein  +   652d ago
If I bought one to sell I would wait a bit until there are no more before Xmas and crazy rich people will buy it for 1000$.

Below-- I bet people will pay 1000 if there are none left right before Christmas. Even if he lowered the price a bit he would still get tons of money.
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Nimblest-Assassin  +   652d ago
Actually very confused by this. Its sold out everywhere in the US... but its available everywhere here in Canada
GuyManDude  +   652d ago
Went to Target today and they had both models in stock at 4:00PM.
Donnieboi  +   651d ago
Canadians just not impressed with wii u I guess
Trunkz Jr  +   652d ago
In Hamilton, Ontario Bestbuy they only had 5 Blacks, I was #3 and the #1 guy in line was gonna buy 3 but ended up getting 2 (to sell on Ebay..) I just want one for myself to play.

It's sad to see people sucking money out of others like this, I mean $350 is already expensive, $500-$900 your breaking family's wallets due to your own greed, especially when a dad/mom just wants to see their kids face light up when they see that new console like mine did when I first got an NES for Christmas, it's a freaking Wii U launch yet I'm stuck in line with a bunch of ppl that don't even play video games, the #1 guy in line kept asking me "Whats that big game that came out last week? Duty something?... As a gamer I'm disgusted by this.
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bwazy  +   651d ago
As a gamer there's nothing more disgusting than buying out new (and usually low on stock) consoles to sell on eBay/Kijiji/Craigslist for a markup. It should be illegal.

For shame.
kreate  +   651d ago
@bwazy

Its called freedom.

Although shameful, shouldn't be illegal.
iamnsuperman  +   652d ago
Just looking at ebay and the sensible sellers are the ones getting the hits. Most are buy nows but the guy who has 15 and selling them at $1000 (bid price 800 glad to see no actual bids) is a moron. No one is going to buy that.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/N...

(despite this "There will be a big shortage on Wii u and we have a few to sell" tactic)
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GuruStarr78  +   652d ago
LOL...saw that... what a cock - sniffer that guy is..

I'm happy that I paid off and preordered mine..it's sitting at home right now, while I'm stuck here at work for a 24 hour shift....
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Nimblest-Assassin  +   652d ago
Sold out at local retail?

The ebgames 2 minutes away from me has 20 of both models each
neogeo  +   651d ago
I live within 12 miles of 6 Walmarts in south Florida and 5/6 have PLENTY in stock
Trunkz Jr  +   651d ago
Here's the thing, sadly even if nobody buys them, he can easily return them to get his money back. Pretty much the guy is an A hole and just ruined many kids Christmas who would of enjoyed them.
HebrewHammer  +   652d ago
$500? Not worth it.

Hell, the WiiU isn't even worth retail price. Far from it.
SKUD  +   652d ago
Agree. I don't think you will be able to turn around the sell them for thousands of dollars like when X360 and PS3 first came out.
HebrewHammer  +   651d ago
Never underestimate holiday shopping morons!
superman  +   651d ago
Wow you losers are so freaking cool.
kreate  +   651d ago
@hebrew

Thanks for making that comment. I'm glad someone said it.
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OneAboveAll  +   652d ago
I was browsing reddit earlier and saw a post where a guy purchased 8 of the delux consoles and was selling each of them for $750.

People like this are ass holes. Yea I know, free market but it's just a douche thing to do.

Edit- I also like that the seller on that one ebay page with the 15 consoles states that "There will be a big shortage on Wii u and we have a few to sell.". Well no shit. There wouldn't be if assholes like you didn't buy all of them to re-sell for jacked up prices.
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kewlkat007  +   652d ago
I walked in target in Mass today and walked out with an 8GB...they had 2 Deluxe there but wanted the white....there was plenty at Target..I went during church hours..

One Asian lady(the cashier said) came with about 16 different people since you can only buy 1 per person...then she attempted again while I as in line and they sent her away...

Another guy was buying before he went to AUS...because they are expensive there

I bet you they are going on Ebay or Craigslist...

I seen people selling target "Reserve Cards for $100 each...
Basic - $500
Deluxe - $650

That's ridiculous...but hey it's capitalism
hellvaguy  +   651d ago
At my Target, Toys R U, and Gamestop all WiiU were all sold out with the people waiting in line before the store opened. I made a circuit between the stores to buy varies accessories and I asked the employees is I heard the info. None had the white or black WiiU's in stock.
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LiViNgLeGaCY  +   652d ago
Hm, that's weird. There's really no need for that. I walked right into my local Best Buy this morning and picked up 32 gig one without a pre-order.

The wife and I have been playing the heck out of Super Mario Bros U. Having a blast.
Embeepee  +   652d ago
452k FW in the USA me thinks.

I expected this to sell out, but it will be interesting to see what its sales are like in a few months time.
cyhm3112  +   652d ago
lies,hahahaha
Oh_Yeah  +   652d ago
Yeah...definitely not sold out. Maybe most gamestops? Not everywhere else.
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GraveLord  +   652d ago
#14 on Amazon Best sellers. People are actually paying $460+ for this lmfao. Talk about stupid. Can you not wait a week?
Norrison  +   651d ago
It was on #1 a while ago, when people started selling it at 400+
dragon82  +   652d ago
My Walmart had at least one about two hours ago. I saw a white one sitting in the display case next to a black Wii.
strigoi814  +   652d ago
only if nintendo has a lot of stock this re-sellers wont have life support..

well i didnt pick up one coz only 2 games interest me now and was sick... So i gonna wait for a better bundle or a price drop or maybe save up for the so called "real next generation" consoles:.or might as well save for a great Gaming PC..
Crazay  +   652d ago
I think it was Bart Simpson who once coined the phrase "Yoink" and he grabbed some cash for an unwitting Homer Simpson.

***YOINK!!!***

Sold 5 of my 7 systems already for $500+ on Ebay and Kijiji.

***Edit***
I love that people disagree with me. I assume they disagree that I sold 5 of 7 systems? Not my fault I had the forward thinking to get out there to different stores and pre-order and other people here didn't think of it.
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cyhm3112  +   652d ago
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meganick  +   651d ago
You're a douche.
bwazy  +   651d ago
You're the worst kind of gamer.
Rockefellow  +   652d ago
they are not "selling" for that much, morons are just listing them for egregious amounts. I don't know about any other city, but I live in Michigan and Walmart had a large stock of them leftover just a few hours ago-- they had signs posted saying "2 Wii U's Per Customer." No deluxe ones, unfortunately.
Crazay  +   652d ago
actually they are selling for that much. DO a search for the ended listings and you'll see just how many of them are selling for $500+. If inventory levels don't get better, they'll go up in December. I'm holding onto my last 2 for December.
Rockefellow  +   652d ago
Yes, I'm sure they'll be selling for rather high prices in a few weeks. I should have specified-- I meant the people asking 1,000-5,000 for them.
mcstorm  +   652d ago
TBH ebay is over priced for most things anyway. I tend to use Amazon marketplace for buying and selling things. To me EBay is the best place on the Internet to get ripped off. Even for older things like i got my other half a zune 60 for £30 off amazon yet the cheapest one i found on EBay was £60 and this had no box ect.

I also know a few people who are getting 2 wiius one to put on ebay and one to use. I dont blame them in away as if there is a demand for them people will spend stupid money for them.
majiebeast  +   652d ago
In europe still plenty of places to get wiiu's not sold out at all.
josephayal  +   652d ago
SOLD-OUT? MEH!
Many stores have Wii U's in stock. It's not selling very well
jbgamer  +   652d ago
sorry dan shoe so much for failure, the wii u is a success.
jony_dols  +   651d ago
Really? You're calling a console a commercial success after less than 24 hours of sales.

The Dreamcast sold half a million units in 4 days & in the long-run ended up bombing...
IIC0mPLeXII  +   652d ago
Ebay.....You will never find a place of more wretched scum and villainy....we must be cautious.
silvacrest  +   652d ago
anyone who buys it off ebay for $500 is a true idiot
Indo  +   651d ago
True idiots, that's the shit I Don't like.
dkgshiz  +   652d ago
Not sold out where I live. You can still get them at my local Target and Kmart.
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TemplarDante  +   652d ago
*Reads title*
I pity the fool!
spike  +   652d ago
Glad I got mine
Whitefox789  +   651d ago
Its already been like this for months, I've seen guys selling preorder receipts on ebay for $100 dollars
C-Thunder  +   651d ago
They aren't sold out here, my wife works at gamestop and they were shipped six, three still there.
fresh2death93  +   651d ago
Im usually excited for new consoles... this one did not excited me one bit
KonaBro  +   651d ago
Don't believe the hype.
There have been numerous stories of people walking into Wal-Marts and Targets all across the country and finding Wii-U consoles for sale. This is in no form the same craze that came with the Wii.
BananaEatingSquid  +   651d ago
Yesterday I went to Wal-Mart right when it opened. I ran to the back of the store with two other people running after me. I got there first, asked for the black one, and the employee said that I was lucky and that there were only two in stock that weren't pre-ordered. Girl behind me got the other one while the other dude was left sulking.
KrisButtar  +   651d ago
the Wii U is in stock in most places in the Province I live in. Nova Scotia Canada, order online from those stores if you want 1
mochachino  +   650d ago
Projected to sell roughly 60 mill in 4 years down from the 79 mill Wii sold in the same period. Still very solid numbers.

It's no Vita or VirtuaBoy.

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