Amazon UK: Wii preorders open Nov 21

Online retailer assures consumers they will receive their coveted consoles by the official December 8 street date.

Web site Amazon.co.uk will be open to preorders for the Wii from November 21 at 9 a.m. GMT. The retailer has stated it will only be offering preorders for the same number of consoles it has been allocated for launch day--meaning if you manage to snag a preorder, you should be guaranteed a Wii. Only one console is allowed per customer so that "as many of our customers as possible can enjoy a Wii console this Christmas." For a surcharge on orders to the UK, the console will arrive on the launch date. Games and accessories will be sent separately from the console, and "most launch titles" should also be delivered by December 8. The company echoes Nintendo's advice to customers by suggesting people "order early, because the Wii console will be in very short supply."

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tjharwin
tjharwin

I hope my mum has preordered mine. She won't tell me whether or not she has...

hayhayninjas
hayhayninjas

I had one to my mother was refreshing for like 35 mins, in the end she rang and somehow when she was on the phone, it worked xD. Yay I got a wii for xmas :D

hawthorneluke
hawthorneluke

mine says the 14th-15th too, dispatched on 11th so i emailed them and was told a load of useless crap so i decided to phone them and they didnt know why it says that, the only thing he could think of is that they could be getting a second batch a few days later, but its still possible it could come on the 8th. so im just hoping the date displayed is a glitch in the system lol i also asked how many they got in stock, but the person i was speaking to didnt know the answer :(

tinydan
tinydan

Bro orederd mine while i was at school. :) he was refreshing 4 half an hour and then managted 2 get me one. im giving him a tenner 4 it :P

MattQiu
MattQiu

well my order says Delivery estimate: 14 Dec 2006 - 15 Dec 2006, with 1st class... :(

acu02151
acu02151

Well my order says first class post and delivery estimate 8-9th december. I'm paying a whole £1.99 Postage and packaging so here's hoping i get it on launch.

diablo1000000
diablo1000000

Managed to get one of these for the launch delivery... SO PLEASED! YAY!

AtomicEdge
AtomicEdge

I would guess they only had a couple of 100 units on there. Be interesting to know for sure though... It seems odd that my local game will get 100 and amazon don't get like 5000 or something...

DanMW
DanMW

The Wii preorders were up for about 10 minutes how many were available? I don't think there were many, 10 minutes how many orders can you take a minute? Well I hope everyone that wants one can get it , I managed to get one after 45 minutes of page refreshing on Amazon.

AtomicEdge
AtomicEdge

I am going with Amazon, I wouldn't be able to make it there for opening time, so no fan buzz and I will end up spending more money on peripherals if I go into the store!

hawthorneluke
hawthorneluke

awesomeness :D finally, after being thrown out by play, then hmv, then game i've managed to get one in time, too near the release date from amazon :D i'm finally releaved :P

nirvanasource
nirvanasource

To anyone who got the 14-15th delivery date: [quote]The 14th delivery message is a glitch, we're working to fix that. If you have been lucky enough to get one, you will get it for launch. If you've not been fortunate we will have more Wii consoles for sale at 0.00am on the 8th December.[/quote]

ianegg
ianegg

Eat out or order take-away? You can have your Wii delivered to your door come rain or shine, or you can enjoy the buzz of queing up with all the other fans. I'd go for having it delivered, personally! You do run the risk of it being late though.

kof_azn
kof_azn

atomicedge i say go with your local store, as its more reliable.

AtomicEdge
AtomicEdge

Gah! Now my local game call me and tell me I can put down a deposit today or tomorrow for a Wii on launch as they have got more stock! Do I keep Amazon, or go with my local game...

hawthorneluke
hawthorneluke

i shouldnt think the queue order would be altered by changing a few order details

kof_azn
kof_azn

Hmmm..... i just called them and they still told me its the 11th? (1st class delivery) anyone esle got the 11th on thier order?

ianegg
ianegg

Hopefully I'm not at the end of this que for changing my delivery option twice :)

hawthorneluke
hawthorneluke

ah, awesome so hopefully it is just an error in the automated system (this is the friend of TriffStar that he managed to order the wii for btw :D)

chokedoke
chokedoke

lets hope for a happy 8th of december then

AtomicEdge
AtomicEdge

And now it's: Delivery estimate: 8 Dec 2006 * 1 of: Nintendo Wii Console (Includes Wii Sports)

truetechnique
truetechnique

Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet, got one. I just wanna thank god for what he has bestowed upon me this november morn... Awwwwwwww Yeah.

AtomicEdge
AtomicEdge

Okay, through... Woah, orders were up for 8 minutes she said... Seemed confused by that... On hold again... and I quote "The Nintendo one went live this morning, I will see how soon I can get them to you"... On hold again... Ha! She said, "Thats okay Mr. Bray because its a new item the information will be off... I will put it to the front of the queue and you should recive it on thursday this week." I think not... however she said the into will be more accurate in about 2 hours.

chokedoke
chokedoke

oh and new faq which says first class will be launch day delivery

chokedoke
chokedoke

cheers AE, off to work so i will check back later good luck

AtomicEdge
AtomicEdge

Bah! I should have phoned before posting the number... Funky rap on hold though... I will let you all know what I find out about this though.

chokedoke
chokedoke

any chance to save some money im going to be making a call

acu02151
acu02151

I can see us all now standing on the corner of our streets snowing coming damn yelling for the damn postie to hurry up

ianegg
ianegg

Thanks AE, I was just about to ask!

AtomicEdge
AtomicEdge

Oh and incase anyone has trouble finding the Amazon UK Support number (they do like to hide it). Its: 0800 279 6620

chokedoke
chokedoke

nope ive got dispatching on the 7th delivery on the 8th so im going to stick with the top one and hope to get it on time

AtomicEdge
AtomicEdge

Also, its listing as "Dispatching December 11th" so even if I had the top P+P thats still the 12th... Hopefully its jsut a bug...

AtomicEdge
AtomicEdge

Express delivery is like £8.99. I have got things on launch from Amazon before using first class delivery...

chokedoke
chokedoke

its annoying they add vat to the deliverey what should be £9 is closer to £12 its a con for us release day junkies

ianegg
ianegg

If you have made the order, you can change it to Express Delivery! The FAQ did say First Class so I think we should all complain.

chokedoke
chokedoke

delivery estimate for the most expensive is the 8th is the normal delivery the 8th as well?

TriffStar
TriffStar

I chose Delivery Method: First Class, I think thats why.

acu02151
acu02151

The only reason i knew it was going to be up was good old gamespot

chokedoke
chokedoke

nope just got the order conformation

Chack1598
Chack1598

Nope - only yesterday to say it'd be available at 9

AtomicEdge
AtomicEdge

I chose first class and I am getting dispatched on the 11th. That better not be right, I was under the impression that all their consoles on pre order today would be launch day... At least thats the impression I got from the FAQ...

acu02151
acu02151

did anyone here actualy get an email from amazon telling them it was available?

ianegg
ianegg

Well the FAQ said choose First Class. I just changed it to special delivery and it now says the correct date...

chokedoke
chokedoke

yeah jeez that was damn fast glad i kept on refreshing now

Chack1598
Chack1598

Sold out in under 10 minutes, and i'm not sure, try the most expensive one see what it says - you can always change it back to the middle one

acu02151
acu02151

9 minutes hmm I wonder how many they had

TriffStar
TriffStar

I chose the next delivery down, its like £1.70. The middle one, not the most expensive one. It said 1-2 business days, but this is one week. Also, they sold out already?

chokedoke
chokedoke

i went for the 8.99 delivery to get it on the day, going to hmv for all my extras though cause i will get 20% discount with student stuff :)

jimmyburr
jimmyburr

I GOT ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEY about time!