Uninformed parents looking for Wiis this holiday season are angry at GameStop today after leaving empty-handed when trying purchase a Wii reservation certificate.
One day only? So instead of a mad rush in January to buy one of twenty Wii's, it's a mad rush to buy one of twenty rainchecks. Good job Nintendo and Gamestop! Your "raincheck" (more like pre-order) program is a joke.
Better than nothing, eh?
I agree. I don't see what this does for either Nintendo or Gamestop. I suppose that instead of turning customers away week after week in January for lack of Wii consoles they can simply call the customer as the rain check Wiis ("pre-orders", really) arrive.
Since Nintendo does not want to spend the money and accept the attendant financial risks of opening any more manufacturing plants, they are creating this situation to a large degree.
If they had bought a PS3 there would be no stock problems nor bricking problems!
no one buying a system right now care about ps3 man... nintendo just need to educate them a little more.
Well I'm sure those parents in their infinite wisdom 'promised' their kids a Wii for Christmas. Why they make promises and then try to buy something late in December is beyond me and they should only be frustrated with themselves honestly
I think Nintendo is at least trying to do a good thing here, I just hope it works out for them. Like was said, instead of always turning people away, they get the rain check, and in January get an actual system.
But PS360WII is 100% correct, these parents who attempt to go out and find something like the Wii a week before Christmas are idiots.
yes i agree these people waited too long however, someone asked why gamestop and nintendo would do this. answer- for one of these you have to pay full price for the wii which will add to nintendos numbers in the 4th quarter and gamestops profits, so basically they are selling stuff that they haven't moved but they got the dough so it counts.
oh good call. It is a business after all.
You're 100% correct.
Microsoft should drop the price of the 360 to $300 to try to steal away some sales from angry parents who just want a system for their kids. At just $50 more than the Wii they were looking for they could still get a videogame system for their kid. The kid's happy because he gets a new system, and the parent is happy because they got their kid something that they can actually open on Christmas.
In the words of Old Willy Wonka: "You get NOTHING!!".
Seriously, STOP BUYING THE WII, it's a rip-off.
Blame Nintendo, not Gamestop. Besides, I really have little sympathy for the average holiday costumer. Most of them are looking for an argument and are completely unreasonable. Working retail for a decade has killed any interest I have in the holiday season.
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